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Believe in your Dreams, they can come true with this stunning home & property. From the call of the Eagle to the hoot of the owl, you are surrounded by fauna and flora, your sanctuary awaits. Sweeping ocean and forest views from all levels surround this stunning custom built home, embrace the outdoors from the 1500 s.f. rooftop patio, and wrap around sundecks on both Main and lower levels. Stunning custom b...
You have arrived at your forever home, and may never want to leave. To say that your breath will be taken away by this Custom designed/built 4 BR+, 4 BA luxury home, would be an understatement. Throughout, there is great care & attention to detail in every room, the highest quality craftsmanship & finishing. From the main level gourmet dream kitchen w/gorgeous marble counters, Custom Cherry Wood Cabinets, F...
Welcome home to this lovely character home with cove ceilings and original fir floors milled right in Sooke. Fabulous sundeck where you can enjoy BBQ's and entertain with family and friends. Separate patio off kitchen, enjoy morning coffee overlooking the lovely backyard, fully fenced and comes with a shed. The main level offers 2 bedrooms, 1 bath, and lovely kitchen and open living room. Lots of windows ...
Attention Families: Custom built 3BR/3BA & (Den, could be 4th BR) PLUS- ADDITIONAL 1BR/1BA bright, open, self contained suite. This property is conveniently located in sought after Bear Mountain on a quiet street, with green space on one side of the property. Main level boasts a gorgeous kitchen w/granite countertops, HW floors throughout, and stainless steel appliances w/gas range. Open concept kitchen/fa...
Centrally located, yet tucked away in a private complex of only 6 units. Welcome home to this lovely end unit, 3 bedroom, 3 bath townhome. Main level offers a spacious and bright kitchen with inline dining room, 2 piece bath, and direct access through D/R to the lovely and private backyard patio, great for unwinding after a long day. The front living room is very cozy with a newer fireplace, and good ...
Welcome home to the Maples, a small 12 unit townhouse development tucked away in a family neighbourhood of homes. This end unit has the benefit of being a private corner lot, with a lovely patio area, gardens and potential waiting for your ideas and green thumb. Located on the main level is a fabulous open kitchen/living room design with views out to the patio/yard. California shutters adorn the windows,...
Consulting a REALTOR®
REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Victoria Real Estate Board are members of both the British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations.The following is a list of services you can expect to receive from a REALTOR® when you buy a home:
- A REALTOR® will fully explain the details of your working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when a REALTOR® is working for you or for the seller.
- A REALTOR® has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
- A REALTOR® can provide you with a customized list of homes that best meet your needs -- size, style, features, location, proximity to schools, shopping, etc. - and then make arrangements for you to view those homes that appeal to you the most.
- A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford. REALTORs® are familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
- A REALTOR® has no emotional ties to any type or style of home and can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another.
- A REALTOR® will have information on zoning changes, taxes, utility costs and school and recreation services that could affect your decision to buy a home in a specific area.
- A REALTOR® will assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase, which can be a nerve- wracking process for someone who is not experienced in negotiating.
- A REALTOR® will advise you of the legal process required in obtaining title and taking possession of your property; the costs associated with buying a home such as insurance, mortgage registration and legal fees will be explained in detail.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®
Before selling your home, you will need a clear understanding of the legal issues and potential pitfalls. One wrong action could result in a lot of cost and frustration, which is why it is essential to have a REALTOR® working with you, as he or she will make the sale of your home a successful and satisfying experience.Greater exposure
REALTORS® use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) to give your home maximum exposure. MLS® is a computer-based system that relays valuable information about your home to hundreds of REALTORS® and potential homebuyers.Setting a price
Setting a price for your home is an important but difficult process. Again, this is where the services of a REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.
REALTORS® will also develop a marketing plan to help your property receive maximum exposure. This will likely include placing your home on the MLS® system and placing a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. The plan will likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.
Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense
When you work with a REALTOR® you will likely get a better price for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. Apart from the financial benefits, however, there is an extra measure of comfort and security that comes from having a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
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