Please visit our Open House at 3800 Sinclair PL in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
A Private Executive Family Home in the heart of Cadboro Bay backing onto Mystic Vale. This spacious 3800 sq ft 2 level home sits tucked away at the end of a tranquil cul-de-sac. Upon entering this home through the inviting and bright entryway one is struck by the open concept and creative layout. All the large great rooms - den, living room, dining room and family room radiate from the central kitchen which lends itself to a wonderful social environment - both for daily family life or entertaining friends. The kitchen, which looks out onto the park-like garden, has a separate eating area, access to the south facing deck and new quartz counters and gas cook top. The large formal dining room has windows on 3 sides letting in lots of natural light - perfect for dinner parties; the living room with gas fireplace is cozy and intimate; the family room has a gas fireplace as well, with patios doors to a south facing balcony. The grand master bedroom has views to the forest, a 5 piece ensuite and walkin closet. Finishing off the upstairs is an enviable laundry room with lots of extra room for crafts or hobbies. Down the sweeping staircase you will find two very large bedrooms, a 4 piece bathroom, a generous recreation room, sizable storage (convert to a 4th bedroom perhaps?) and a huge crawl space. The oversized double garage with 11' ceilings has ample room for kayaks and bikes. This uniquely situated home is a short walk to Peppers, Gyro Park and Uvic and close to bus routes. This extremely well built home is in wonderful condition and awaits your visit.
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I have listed a new property at 3800 Sinclair PL in VICTORIA.
A Private Executive Family Home in the heart of Cadboro Bay backing onto Mystic Vale. This spacious 3800 sq ft 2 level home sits tucked away at the end of a tranquil cul-de-sac. Upon entering this home through the inviting and bright entryway one is struck by the open concept and creative layout. All the large great rooms - den, living room, dining room and family room radiate from the central kitchen which lends itself to a wonderful social environment - both for daily family life or entertaining friends. The kitchen, which looks out onto the park-like garden, has a separate eating area, access to the south facing deck and new quartz counters and gas cook top. The large formal dining room has windows on 3 sides letting in lots of natural light - perfect for dinner parties; the living room with gas fireplace is cozy and intimate; the family room has a gas fireplace as well, with patios doors to a south facing balcony. The grand master bedroom has views to the forest, a 5 piece ensuite and walkin closet. Finishing off the upstairs is an enviable laundry room with lots of extra room for crafts or hobbies. Down the sweeping staircase you will find two very large bedrooms, a 4 piece bathroom, a generous recreation room, sizable storage (convert to a 4th bedroom perhaps?) and a huge crawl space. The oversized double garage with 11' ceilings has ample room for kayaks and bikes. This uniquely situated home is a short walk to Peppers, Gyro Park and Uvic and close to bus routes. This extremely well built home is in wonderful condition and awaits your visit.
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I am aiming to write one Newsletter/ Blog a month and I will endeavour to share information about the Real Estate Market in Victoria and the Capital Region. In addition, there will be links to articles and information about some of my favourite things too: travel, food, the outdoors, events around the city and so much more! Feel free at anytime to unsubscribe, I know the inbox can get rather full.


 

 


What's Happening In The Market??

The sentiment above might be a good one if you are an owner of Real Estate in Victoria, but I would not recommend waiting any longer if you want to purchase. There is low inventory (Victoria Real Estate Board statistics show a 7.3% decline from Dec/17 to Dec/18) and the pickings are slim, but I don't see the prices dropping much, as everyone wants to live in Victoria! In the spring, the number of houses listed does increase, so there is hope, but we have to get used to the fact that these days it is pretty rare that a desirable property does not have multiple offers. According to Feb./March issue of Douglas Magazine and their quote of Kyle Kerr, VREB president, he says he doubts that we will see the booming price increases of previous years, largely because 85% of buyers in the VREB region are local. He states, "Since local salaries aren't likely to go up by 25%", Kerr says, "I can't see housing prices climbing astronomically again". Mortgage rules and the Stress Test all had an effect on the end of 2017, and the new proposed changes on property ownership by the NDP Government will be another thing for people interested in investment properties to consider. This Government document about the speculation tax may be of interest. Stay tuned for there are sure to be more changes a foot. Just after posting more information has been released by the BC Government. Have a read.




Around Town

 The Licorice Ferns are out on Pkols, formerly Mt. Douglas Park. A hike on the weekend also allowed my wife Sue and I to see Shooting stars and Fawn lilies! Check out the other easily accessible parks like Mt. Tolmie for the Camas in April and Playfair Park and U Vic Finnerty Gardens in April and May for the Rhododendrons. The Government House Gardens are free to the public and are open dawn to dusk all year round. Truly epic views can be had towards the Olympic mountains from the terraces on the Southern Side. 



What's Coming Up? 

 

Every year in May, Newport Realty helps sponsor the Mother's Day Garden Tour weekend, with proceeds going to the Victoria Conservatory of Music. This year treat someone special to the Garden Tour and support a good cause.



I hope that you have enjoyed my Blog! Coming up next time some Frequently Asked Questions as well as a favourite recipe!

Warm Regards, Colin

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I have listed a new property at 7185 Skyline CRES in SAANICHTON.
Are you looking to downsize from a large family home? This Charming Rancher in the bucolic Keating neighbourhood may be the ideal answer. This lovely 1553 ft home is picture perfect with a yard to match. The front entrance opens into a large, yet cozy, living room with a vaulted cedar ceiling and wood burning fireplace. There is a office/den adjacent which could easily be converted to a third bedroom. Down the hallway is the spare bedroom and four piece bathroom. The master bedroom is spacious and has a walk-in closet and three piece ensuite. It is facing east for those lazy Sunday mornings with patio doors leading to the backyard & birdsong. The kitchen/dining room is bright and spacious with a skylight and an Osburn wood burning stove for those chilly fall evenings. The dining room gives way to a spacious family room with access to the back patio. Other great features include a large laundry room, double garage & finished storage, fully fenced yard with beautiful sprinklered gardens
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Please visit our Open House at 7185 Skyline CRES in SAANICHTON.
Open House on Sunday, March 18, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Are you looking to downsize from a large family home? This Charming Rancher in the bucolic Keating neighbourhood may be the ideal answer. This lovely 1553 ft home is picture perfect with a yard to match. The front entrance opens into a large, yet cozy, living room with a vaulted cedar ceiling and wood burning fireplace. There is a office/den adjacent which could easily be converted to a third bedroom. Down the hallway is the spare bedroom and four piece bathroom. The master bedroom is spacious and has a walk-in closet and three piece ensuite. It is facing east for those lazy Sunday mornings with patio doors leading to the backyard & birdsong. The kitchen/dining room is bright and spacious with a skylight and an Osburn wood burning stove for those chilly fall evenings. The dining room gives way to a spacious family room with access to the back patio. Other great features include a large laundry room, double garage & finished storage, fully fenced yard with beautiful sprinklered gardens
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I have listed a new property at 4730 Eales RD in VICTORIA.
An Amazing Property, 1st time on the market. Over the past 40 years the owner of this unique property worked every day to transform it into his private rural oasis. Now you have the chance to finish his dream. The property is long and narrow (162 frontage at the road and 106' at the top) rising almost 30 feet over its length of approximately 600 feet. The owner constructed many boulder walls throughout the property to establish workable terraces and has planted unique species of trees - Black Walnut, Sequoia, and Monkey Trees - interspersed among the magnificent cedars and firs. At the lower end of the property is a single wide manufactured home (has seen its best day) which has been added onto. As well, there are two well built structures for tools or workshops. At the top end is large flat area which would make a good building site (with a large pond close by). There is an existing well, septic system & lots of power. This property is sold "as is, where is".
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