I have listed a new property at 9358 Canora RD in NORTH SAANICH.
Welcome to Canora Mews where style meets comfort, The BEDFORD was certainly the most popular plan offered in this well designed subdivision. Over 1800 square feet this 3 Bedroom home comes with an added bonus of a 11x15 family room to top it off. This design makes just the right amount of space for the family. Large walk in closet & full sized ensuite in the Master Bedroom. All closets have been designed & upgraded by Incredible Closets so that everything can be neat, tidy & in its place. Plenty of extra features added at the time of purchase, appliances are all top of the line, stunning tile backsplash upgrade, many details such as 9 foot ceilings, ductless heat pumps, gas fireplaces, crawlspace inground sprinkler system, double car garage
 

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Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

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Please visit our Open House at 3393 Robson PL in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Clear views of Mt. Baker & the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop for your well set up outdoor living area that features a dual sided fireplace to the living room, along with panoramic ocean & city light views. We are sure you'll never tire of the scenery that showcases glowing cruise ships & sparkling city lights. Virtually new custom home with extras like 11 foot ceilings in the livingroom, customization throughout including a chefs delight kitchen. Offering 3 Bedrooms, a bright sunny office, media room along w/recreation room & a separate 1 Bedroom, bright legal suite. Stunning high end finishing throughout, a gorgeous Master suite with a 5 piece ensuite & 12x10 walk-in closet. Suite has its own private outdoor space & is self contained
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June 2017 Victoria Real Estate Market Report

VREB market statistics for May 2017 were released earlier this month.

 

"This month we have seen an increase in inventory - which means that buyers have more choice - and it means that now in some areas sellers are competing for buyers," says 2017 Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian. 

 

Quoting from the report, President Balabarian ends with, "As we have predicted, we are seeing the beginning of a gradual return to a balanced market in the Victoria area. In conditions such as the ones we see now, it's more important than ever to have an expert REALTOR® on your side whether you are buying or selling a property." 


Victoria Real Estate Board
Thu Jun 1,  2017:

  May May
  2017 2016
Net Unconditional Sales: 1,006 1,289
New Listings: 1,451 1,423
Active Listings: 1,896 2,406


Please Note

  • Left Column: stats for the entire month from this year
  • Right Column: stats for the entire month from last year
  • This information comes from the latest 'Monthly Comparative Activity By Property Type' Report


 

** Stats Provided By VREB (Victoria Real Estate Board)

 

"Ann's New-to-the-Market Real Estate Listings are featured below, give me a call anytime to speak to me about other new inventory I have scheduled to come on the market over the next few weeks," Ann Watley

Featured Homes For Sale
www.AnnWatley.com

404 610 Johnson Street in VICTORIA:
Vi Downtown Condo Apartment for sale (Victoria) : MLS(r) # 378836 (View Listing)

Seaside Living North Saanich  (View Listing)

4425 Happy Valley Road in VICTORIA: Me Metchosin Single Family Detached for sale (Metchosin) : MLS(r) # 378470 (View Listing) 

 

Talk again soon, 


Real Estate Update provided by Ann Watley


Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 404 610 Johnson ST in VICTORIA.
Downtown living with a 700 sq ft wrap around entertainment sized outdoor "living" area. It's certainly where you will want to spend your time enjoying the south sun. This bright & spacious immaculate unit right in the Heart of Downtown Victoria is move in ready & literally steps to all that the city has to offer. 2 BR's & 2 BA features such as Bamboo flooring, granite countertops, S/steel appliances & gas range, 12 ft. high vaulted ceilings with cedar beams in your open living space, gas fireplace, in-suite laundry. Gas & Water is included in fees. The 'Monaco' was refurbished in 2007 providing you with the best of both worlds, new condos inside while the character of the exterior still rings with old world charm. Location Location Location
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I have listed a new property at 10973 Inwood RD in NORTH SAANICH.
Tucked away on a secluded area of Curteis Point is this cozy waterfront home with great curbside appeal & strong bones that awaits you to put your updating touches on. All principle rooms come with open views of the sea. Level entry home, with MBR that includes a 3 piece ensuite. Brick fireplace featured in both the L/R up & down. This special property offers many things, privacy along with water & island views that are out of this world. Take in your morning sunrise & watch the marine activity as the boats travel through Page Passage. Tucked along a quiet street of stunning properties, approximately ten minutes from Victoria Airport, B.C. Ferries & downtown Sidney. You will enjoy this lifestyle with country markets & restaurants close by.
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I have listed a new property at 4425 Happy Valley RD in VICTORIA.
OPEN HSE SAT 11-2PM. 2 acres in the Heart of Metchosin.Wittys Lagoon, Matheson Lake, horse riding rings, walking, hiking & riding trails surrounding you to compliment the perfect hobby farm or horse lovers property. Many updates in this 2 level home that include newer roof, furnace, vinyl windows, heat pump & high occupancy septic treatment system. 3 BR's up with 2 PC ensuite in the mstbrm. Large kitchen opens out to the dining area, just step out the patio doors to the sun drenched south & west facing deck. Lower level could be developed into a bright suite. 2 car carport, plenty of room for the toys & RV parking. 3 stall Barn with electrical, greenhouse & storage shed. its all set up here for you. Walk across to My Chosen cafe for dinner!
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Please visit our Open House at 4425 Happy Valley RD in VICTORIA.
Open House on Saturday, May 27, 2017 11:00AM - 2:00PM
OPEN HSE SAT 11-2PM. 2 acres in the Heart of Metchosin.Wittys Lagoon, Matheson Lake, horse riding rings, walking, hiking & riding trails surrounding you to compliment the perfect hobby farm or horse lovers property. Many updates in this 2 level home that include newer roof, furnace, vinyl windows, heat pump & high occupancy septic treatment system. 3 BR's up with 2 PC ensuite in the mstbrm. Large kitchen opens out to the dining area, just step out the patio doors to the sun drenched south & west facing deck. Lower level could be developed into a bright suite. 2 car carport, plenty of room for the toys & RV parking. 3 stall Barn with electrical, greenhouse & storage shed. its all set up here for you. Walk across to My Chosen cafe for dinner!
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I have listed a new property at 7154 West Saanich RD in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Welcome to Peninsula Pet Grooming! This long established business has been owned and operated by the same family now for over 25 years. It comes with a long-term, loyal client base. Located in the heart of Brentwood with great curbside exposure onto West Saanich Road is this popular pet grooming business. Included are all tools and supplies in this turn-key operation that comes with all you need to operate this excellent business opportunity. Call us for further details and information.
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I have listed a new property at 3393 Robson PL in VICTORIA.
Clear views of Mt. Baker & the Olympic Mountains as the backdrop for your well set up outdoor living area that features a dual sided fireplace to the living room, along with panoramic ocean & city light views. We are sure you'll never tire of the scenery that showcases glowing cruise ships & sparkling city lights. Virtually new custom home with extras like 11 foot ceilings in the livingroom, customization throughout including a chefs delight kitchen. Offering 3 Bedrooms, a bright sunny office, media room along w/recreation room & a separate 1 Bedroom, bright legal suite. Stunning high end finishing throughout, a gorgeous Master suite with a 5 piece ensuite & 12x10 walk-in closet. Suite has its own private outdoor space & is self contained
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Please visit our Open House at 9704 Fifth ST.
Open House on Saturday, May 13, 2017 11:00AM - 1:00PM
Open House Saturday 11-1 New York Brownstone inspired concept, one of four unit freehold title. What that means for you? NO strata fees. Located right in the heart of Sidney, no restrictions, this is truly a place you can call your home. Elegance galore with extra features throughout including soaring 9' 6" ceilings, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, granite and quartz. With dramatic open staircase with cathedral windows for maximum light, we are certain you will be pleased with the detail and finishing found here. Lots of extras; double car garage with work area, lower level flex room for an office, workout or media area, nothing has been overlooked.
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May 2017 Victoria Real Estate Market Report

VREB market statistics for April 2017 were released earlier this month indicating that the housing inventory in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is still increasing slightly and sales are "constrained". According to VREB Board President quoted in the press release, "... the market is gradually moving towards a more balanced state...".

 

History tells us that listing your home when demand is high and supply is low is always a good situation for the seller. Balabanian of the VREB further stated in the release that "Inventory is still low, which means that buyers may encounter multiple offer situations in some of the high demand areas - there is still more demand than supply."

 

However, one of the most important decisions you will make in the home selling process is selecting a Realtor to assit you in your Real Estate transaction. Make sure you have a good Realtor in your corner, someone who communicates well with you. A Realtor will make a difference when seeking good value for your home in what could easily be one of your life's most important transactions. 

 

According to the VREB report there were 34.8% fewer listings this April compared to April 2016. When there are fewer houses for sale, an increasing population of buyers, a possibility of multiple offers and you are seeking a home in a popular housing market the demand will, most likely, always put pressure on supply. We see that in the price of an average single family home in Victoria, BC which has gone from 684,900 (2016) to 805,100 (2017).

 

 

** Stats Provided By VREB (Victoria Real Estate Board)

 

"Ann's New-to-the-Market Real Estate Listings are featured below, give me a call anytime to speak to me about other new inventory I have scheduled to come on the market over the next few weeks," Ann Watley

Featured Homes For Sale
www.AnnWatley.com

6220 Welch Road in Saanichton, BC : MLS(r) # 377389
Greater Victoria Region (Saanich, BC) (View Listing)

923 Whisperwind Place in Victoria, BC : MLS(r) # 376786
Greater Victoria Region (Langford, BC) (View Listing)

9704 Fifth Street : Sidney, BC : MLS(r) # 377385
Greater Victoria Region (Sidney, BC) (View Listing)

 


Real Estate Update provided by Ann Watley


Ann Watley

#SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 6220 Welch RD in SAANICHTON.
The moment the gates open & you enter "Applewood" you will feel a sense of excitement in knowing you may have the privilege to call this property your home. This elegant 2010 built home boasts 4,735 sqft of one-level living on farmable land in the Martindale valley area. It's all set up for you here with a pool, hot tub & guest house in the South facing backyard. Sell your eggs & produce w ducks & chickens, apple trees, blueberry plants, cherries, peaches, blackberries & raspberries, all established on this 3.21 acre property. Elegance & comfort are the words that come to mind custom stained glass, every BR has full ensuite, large great room off gourmet kitchen w new appliances, granite island & eating bar. The list of features is endless.
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I have listed a new property at 9704 Fifth ST.
New York Brownstone inspired concept, one of four unit freehold title. What that means for you? NO strata fees. Located right in the heart of Sidney, no restrictions, this is truly a place you can call your home. Elegance galore with extra features throughout including soaring 9' 6" ceilings, stainless steel appliances, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, granite and quartz. With dramatic open staircase with cathedral windows for maximum light, we are certain you will be pleased with the detail and finishing found here. Lots of extras; double car garage with work area, lower level flex room for an office, workout or media area, nothing has been overlooked.
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I have listed a new property at 923 Whisperwind PL in VICTORIA.
Tucked away up on the hill sits this inviting home w/great mountain views east. Terrific plan for those wanting to live up & rent down as mortgage helper, or for the inlaw. Such a spacious, well thought out layout, home is set up so neither up nor down sacrifices space. Up features a lrg kitchen with family room & eating area, 3 BR's on main w/another 2 BR & Den or family room, office & den dwn for you. Walk out lower w/sep 2BR suite, this custom home was purpose built for the previous owners w/sound proofing & silent floor system. Extras such as hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen, family rm & great deck to soak up the east sun. Mstr w/full ensuite that includes jetted soaker tub. All featured on this sun soaked corner lot, privacy awaits you
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Please visit our Open House at 933 Stellys Cross RD in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Open House on Sunday, April 23, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
OPEN HSE SUN 1-3 prepare to say WOW for this one. Step in the entrance & you immediately feel welcomed the moment you are inside. Some properties scream home, not just house & this is one of them. An $85K redesign which included removing walls & reconfiguring the layout makes this one truly a step above. All renovations by a contractor, under permit. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, livingroom & family room give this home a very open, spacious & well thought out plan. Diningroom & Familyroom with beautiful built ins make this home well suited as a starter home or for someone wanting to downsize without sacrificing space. South & West facing large fenced backyard with great outdoor living areas. Steps to the beach & all the amenities of Brentwood Bay
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I have listed a new property at 933 Stellys Cross RD in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Welcome home, prepare to say WOW for this one. Step in the entrance & you immediately feel welcomed the moment you are inside. Some properties scream home, not just house & this is one of them. An $85K redesign which included removing walls & reconfiguring the layout makes this one truly a step above. All renovations by a contractor, under permit. 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathroom, livingroom & family room give this home a very open, spacious & well thought out plan. Diningroom & Familyroom with beautiful built ins make this home well suited as a starter home or for someone wanting to downsize without sacrificing space. South & West facing large fenced backyard with great outdoor living areas. Steps to the beach & all the amenities of Brentwood Bay
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MONTHLY REAL ESTATE REPORT-April 2017

from Ann Watley. Your Sidney/Victoria Realtor


Victoria Real Estate Board
Mon Apr 3, 2017:

  Mar Mar
  2017 2016
Net Unconditional Sales: 929 1,121
New Listings: 1,217 1,445
Active Listings: 1,556 2,618



As you can see by the attached Victoria Real Estate Board Stats, the Victoria Market is still HOT HOT HOT. What is driving the market to be so brisk is that the inventory levels continue to stay at record lows - month after month over the past year. An example of that is this newest statistics release showing that the Active Listings in the GVA are at 1,556 compared to last year at the same time of 2,618.

When the inventory selection is this low and the buyers are still active and in searching for their new home n large numbers it creates a serious supply and demand issue. Working with someone with the knowledge and experience that I have helps you to first understand the market and how this trend can affect you as a buyer.

Being a step ahead, working with someone that has the skills and the contacts to set you up to be in the right position when the new home is listed on the market can give you the edge that you need  in a market such as this. Don't let this market intimidate you, rather work with someone that can guide you through and teach you how to work within it. Call or email me today to get started and seeking out your new home with me on at your side as counsel.


Ann Watley

 #SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

 

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I have listed a new property at 1146 Sluggett RD in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Rancher-Style Legal Duplex on Approx 13,455 Square Foot Lot (90X148). Side "A" Has 1303 Finished Sq ft, is a 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath & Family Room, Side "B" Has 891 Fin. Sq ft, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath. Original home, Side "A" has coved ceilings & hardwood floors. Two driveways, 2 garages, south facing front yard with a backyard that gets the lovely west facing afternoon sun. Property is legal duplex, R2 Zoning, tear off existing home & build a new duplex here. Site is very level, property was duplexed In 1982. Buyer to confirm all info with Central Saanich Municipality. A terrific location, as you are literally a stones throw to the schools & all amenities of Brentwood Bay, just step outside for your groceries its a 5 minute stroll to all you need.
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Please visit our Open House at 419/421 Stannard AVE in VICTORIA.
Open House from Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:00PM - 3:00PM
With over 150k in recent renos this two family home is literally a stones throw to the beach. Offering you the best of both, a spacious character home on a 10,000+sq ft lot in the heart of Fairfield + brand new separate, bright 1 Bedroom suite! A flexible floorplan up, options are 5 BR or 4 BR & a family room. This one is all ready for your family to enjoy while having a mortgage helper down. Coved ceilings, hardwood floors, with inlay through most of original home, master with 2 PC ensuite, its all here for you. Huge S/E facing backyard with fruit trees & an extra large 440 SQ FT detached workshop. Electrical all set up so the home is on 2 separate meters. Blocks to Ross Bay Pub & Fairfield shops & a few minute walk to Cook Street Village.
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MY FEATURED VICTORIA REAL ESTATE LISTING


Fairfield, Victoria Neighbourhood
419/421 Stannard Avenue
Single Family Detached Home
MLS(r) # 375094
$1,150,000 

 

Victoria Real Estate

 

More Information: http://annwatley.com/mylistings.html/listing.375094-419-421-stannard-avenue-victoria-v8s-3m6.64200593

 

ABOUT FAIRFIELD VICTORIA

 

Fairfield is located in the southern portion of the community of Victoria, BC on southern Vancouver Island. Fairfield is a popular location to live in the community as it is central to many of Victoria's services and attractions.

 

Fairfield, a popular area for buying Victoria Real Estate, is a mixture of apartments and single family homes situated on neighbourhood streets, many are lined with trees. The neighbourhood is located east of Oak Bay, north of Rockland, west of Beacon Hill Park and south of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. 

 

Dallas Road

Living in Fairfield provides easy access to popular community parks and walkways including Beacon Hill Park, Clover Point,  Fairfield Hill Park, Robert Porter Park and Eberts Street Park Pioneer Square. One of the most popular walking routes in Victoria, Dallas Road Waterfront, is near Fairfield. The route is popular for jogging, cycling, wind surfing, kite flying, sightseeing, picnicking and roller blading. The Dallas Road Waterfront Walk provides views of the Olympics Mountains and marine activity.

 

Some of the more noticeable destinations and services in the Fairfield area include YM-YWCA of Greater Victoria, Mount St. Mary Hospital,  Winter House and Sir James Douglas Elementary School. But nothing compares to the popularity of the Cook Street Village. The village is a well treed, eclectic social area in Fairfield. It is home to coffee shops, restaurants, small boutiques, pubs, artisans, outdoor patios and grocery stores.

 

WHY LIST YOUR HOME WITH ANN WATLEY


For most families, their home is their largest financial asset, and deciding to sell it is a big decision that can involve a lot of preparation and work. When you're ready to sell it's important to have an experienced real estate professional handle the details involved in the successful sale of a home for top dollar.

 

As an experienced professional who has helped many families sell their homes, I know how to handle every aspect of the sales process - from strategically marketing and showcasing your home to making sure everything's signed, sealed and delivered by the closing date. Something you'll find that sets me apart in this competitive Real Estate market is the level of commitment to service that I provide to my customers.

 

Whether you need a painter, an electrician, a plumber or any other home services, come to me first for that reliable reference to someone you can trust. If your house needs some preparation or TLC to get it ready for the market, you can count on me all the way through. If we decide your home needs it, I also offer a complimentary staging service that can help us get on track to marketing your home in the best possible way. Providing you with comprehensive, high-quality listing service is my top priority. So when you decide to sell your home, please contact me and let's get started!

 

 

Ann Watley

 #SidneyRealtor

Ann Watlet, Realtor

Ann Watley | Personal Real Estate Corporation

Your Greater Victoria Real Estate Area Specialist

 

Pemberton Holmes Real Estate

107-2360 Beacon Ave,

Sidney B.C., Canada
Office: 250-656-3486 
http://annwatley.com 

ann@annwatley.com

 

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