July 31, 2014
Summer in Victoria! It doesn't get much better than this. And it continues to be beautiful heading into the long weekend. Remember everyone, Monday is our world famous Symphony Splash. Don't let the crowds scare you - it's a wonderful event to be part of. As hot as it has been during the day though, don't forget to bring a sweater. Evening on/near the water can be chilly and you HAVE to stay for the finale.
A few changes for me. I thrilled to have recently moved to Newport Realty, a local, community based, supportive brokerage that I'm proud to be affiliated with. Managing Broker, Jack Petrie, has made me feel so welcome! Big change for me after 9.5 years with my previous brokerage but a change is as good as a rest and when moving from managing to selling, moving offices at the same time is a good thing.
The real estate marekt this summer continues to be busy. We have about 4,500 active listings at the moment and July numbers will be in tomorrow so we'll see how sales have been.
Check out my latest new listing - a gorgeous third floor suite in Richmond Gate. One of the largest in the complex, this is an 'end' unit with exposure to the sound, west and north. Great area with easy access to all sorts of amenities, the University of Victoria, Camosun College, Jubilee Hospital and much more. Great location and great property for $449,000. And if you have only one child coming to Victoria for school I have terrific little one bedroom at the Amara (same local builder as Richmond Gate, same fine quality) coming on-line within the next two days. Top floor, south facing, great access to everything and well priced at $259,000.
As I have always held, any time is a good time to make a move if that's what you want/need to do. Just give me a call if it's your time. For details on my listings please see My Listings page.
Open houses are a great way to get introduced to what's available in the market but be sure to stay true to your REALTOR® if you're already working with one. Tell the agent at the Open who your REALTOR® is and then don't tell them anything else - they don't owe you any agency obligation and if you ultimately decide you want to offer on the property, the listing REALTOR® is obligated to tell their client everything they know about you - make sure they don't know anything important! For a list of my upcoming Open Houses check out my Open Houses page. For most of the open houses going on in Victoria, click on the OpenHousesVictoria button for a comprehensive list. This is a great website for up-to-date information - check it just before you head out to open house - there may be new additions or some may be cancelled at the last moment.
Interesting Articles in the News
Please have a look at my In The News page for interesting articles about the real estate market in Victoria and around British Columbia.
For immediate assistance please call me at 250-385-2033. I look forward to meeting you.