I have listed a new property at 685 Daffodil Ave.
Welcome to 685 Daffodil Avenue: your new oasis in the city. This charming 4 bed, 3 bath three level home with walk out in-law suite has all of the peaceful energy of the country with the convenience of being in town. Enjoy the proximity to Uptown and Tillicum Malls and Royal Oak Centre - all within 5 min drive. Relax in your private covered deck backing on to Swan Creek Park, or enjoy one of many beautiful walking trails through Hyacinth Park and Panama Flats. A hobby gardener's canvas, this property has apple and cherry trees, grape vines and a vegetable patch in the backyard. A detached carport and large backyard workshop provide plenty of room for all of your projects. A heat pump and vinyl windows throughout ensure efficiency and savings. The newly added in-law suite is a great mortgage helper currently rented for $1,300/m! Further updates include a recently renovated upstairs bath with skylight and soaker tub, and redone outdoor siding. Nothing to do but move in!
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I have sold a property at 2717 Roseberry Ave.
Located in a highly desirable neighourhood and on a quiet street, this home has been loving maintained and updated with a DETACHED DOUBLE GARAGE/WORKSHOP and a 2bed+den nanny/inlaw suite! Main floor features durable Jatoba wood floors at the entry & new ¾” Birch hardwood floor throughout the living/kitchen area. Wood burning fireplace in the living room, large window overlooking the landscaped yard, open kitchen with maple cabinets & solid surface counters, large laundry room/pantry with a 2pce powder room & rear deck for BBQ’ing. The lower level inlaw suite offers lots of opportunity & space. Fully fenced rear yard, lots of off-street parking, extra storage under the deck & the detached double garage has vacu-flo system, built in workbench & mezzanine. Long list of updates incl: Roof in 2012, Furnace in 2016, HW Tank in 2018 & nearly new appliances in the main house & suite. Near Oaklands Elementary & in the OAK BAY HIGH CATCHMENT, this home is located just minutes from all amenities.
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I have sold a property at 2291 Heron Cres.
Beautiful street appeal welcomes you to this family home in the heart of Comox on a quiet,low-traffic crescent,moments to schools,parks & shops.Excellent plan for families with 3 bedrooms plus bonus room above garage(considered 4th bedroom). Master has a full ensuite & walk in closet.Main floor has a spacious formal living room,open kitchen to dining & a family room.Bright white kitchen with eating bar,pantry,tile backsplash & stainless steel appliances.Laundry room on ground level with some storage.Important updates include a new roof & hot water tank in mid 2020,fence panels,updated flooring,newer laundry set & fresh neutral paint in the main living area.The sun-soaked,fully-fenced south facing back yard offers low maintenance landscaping & plenty of room for the kids and pets to run.Lots of storage in double garage w/shop drawers & 2 large overhead storage shelves.Tenant occupied lease $2500 per month until the end of July.Tenants would like to stay keep excellent care of this home.
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I have sold a property at 276 Porter Rd.
Start your day on the deck of your minimalist 915 s/f home overlooking the organic garden, buzzing with life. Stroll down to the lower area, admiring the Arbutus & Garry Oak. Gather up your paddle board & cross Porter to David Cove. A 5 minute walk takes you to Campbell Bay beach or to the Edith Point trails. The property sits on 3 benches above a sunny lower slope. The upper bench currently has two older storage buildings, while the house is set on the middle bench with a lower level utility room and storage area opening onto the lower garden, housing a state of the art garden-water collection system. Designed by island architect Richard Iredale, this home features a solar-tubing system contributing to in-floor radiant heated concrete floors. Beautiful stone work and open plan living, with no expense spared in the construction of this spectacular 1 level residence. This is the next best thing to waterfront as a swimming beach is right across the street. Come Feel the Magic! See M2M.
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I have sold a property at 1010 26th St.
Welcome to this custom character home built in 1981 but with the feel and style of a different era. Main floor entry opens up to vaulted ceilings and large windows allowing an abundance of light to shine in. Large living room has a new gas stove capable of heating the entire house comfortably. Continuing on the main floor is the primary bedroom with large windows looking into a private treed back yard. Kitchen features quartz countertops, newer appliances and direct access to a covered patio. Separate dining has a cozy intimate feel as well as main floor laundry with bathroom conveniently located a few steps from the bedroom. Upstairs there are 2 more bedrooms and 4pce bathroom, and is like a loft looking onto the living room creating an open space feel. Outside there is almost a 1/4 acre with R2 Zoning, double garage, garden area, 2 patios one with shade one with sun. Very well maintained house w/ long list of newer improvements. House is move in ready, close to all amenities.
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I have sold a property at 4055 Saanich Rd.
Situated on the quiet end of Saanich Rd in the cradle of Christmas Hill, this home is a fabulous find. Level entry, completely renovated with an open floor plan showcasing a stunning kitchen w/ quartz counters, SS appliances, and herringbone backsplash. Oak flooring with a custom finish throughout. 2 spacious bedrooms on the main, beautifully updated bathroom and enclosed sunroom, as well as a large living room with gas FP make this a perfect home for entertaining. 3rd bedroom down PLUS a self contained 2 bedroom suite which could be a one bedroom should you desire the extra space. The enclosed sunroom off the kitchen offers more flexible space along with the adjoining garage that is currently used as a gym. Newer roof, furnace, hw tank and windows. There is natural gas suppling major appliances including dryer, furnace, hw tank, fireplace, stove, bbq and firepit hook-up. Large lot which is perfect for all your toys to park in addition to the garage and carport.Virtual Tour Available
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I have sold a property at 208 1371 Hillside Ave.
GREAT LOCATION! Privacy awaits in this updated 2 bd 2 bath unit that is located on the sunny quiet side of the building! This bright corner unit is move-in ready, features include laminate flooring throughout, attractive walnut kitchen countertops and upgraded tile backsplash, new stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace in open living/dining area, private corner balcony, generous master bedroom suite w/ walk-through closets and full ensuite bath, cheater ensuite off large second bedroom. This unit has new Bosch in-suite laundry and a brand new hot water tank that was installed in 2020. Secure parking and separate storage are included and 2 pets (Max 45lbs each) are allowed. Quietly tucked away, yet so close to Downtown, Hillside Mall, bus route to the UVIC, walk to Camosun College. This is a fully remediated well-managed building in a fantastic location. Brand new roof, in November 2020. Just in time for spring you'll witness the cherry blossoms bloom right outside your doors!
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I have sold a property at 109D1 494 Arbutus Dr in Mayne Island.
The perfect island getaway! A 622 sq ft one bedroom waterfront bungalow with 3 patios totalling 419 sq ft! Fractional ownership giving you six weeks throughout the year of enjoyment and relaxation on Mayne Island. Enjoy easy access to Aqua Flora Spa, with lap pool, sauna, hot tub, compact gym, and offered special treatments, or sit and watch the ever changing water activity. Vaulted ceiling, hardwood floors, high end appliances, granite countertops, heated tiles in spa like four piece bathroom, contemporary furnishings, wireless internet and BBQ on the private patio. Enjoy all that Mayne Island has to offer.
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I have sold a property at 108 894 Hockley Ave.
This 2017 built townhome is in near new condition and conveniently located within minutes from everything. This terrific end unit offers a rare over-sized double car garage with plenty of space for storage and 2 cars. Main living on the 2nd floor with open kitchen, dining and living area. There are 9' ceilings, quartz counter tops, wide plank laminate floors and a fireplace in the living room. Upstairs you will find 2 bedrooms including a master with 4pc ensuite, 4pc main bath, laundry and 10' ceilings. The unit also includes a ductless heat pump which provides both heat and air conditioning as well as a 10' balcony off the main and small fenced yard/patio out back. Walk to shopping, schools, parks, and restaurants. Truly a great place to call home.
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I have sold a property at 567 Bayview Dr.
Continue the family legacy at this 1909 sq ft waterfront home on sought after Bayview Drive. This 0.31 acre property gives you easy access to the beach for hours of beachcombing at low tide or the pleasure of listening to the waves crashing at high tide. Jump into the ocean for a swim, or launch your kayak from the shores of your pretty Japanese inspired garden. Enter into an open plan living area boasting wall to wall windows showing off extraordinary ocean views the minute you walk through the front door. Plenty of room for family or guests with 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom on the on the main floor and 1 bathroom with 1 more bedroom plus a flex room on the lower level. Lots of storage and room to add your finishing touches! A carport, decks, water storage, and a wood stove to keep you warm in the winter are other features of this property. Grab your family and don’t miss a moment of this loving home. Come feel the magic!
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I have listed a new property at 4055 Saanich Rd.
Situated on the quiet end of Saanich Rd in the cradle of Christmas Hill, this home is a fabulous find. Level entry, completely renovated with an open floor plan showcasing a stunning kitchen w/ quartz counters, SS appliances, and herringbone backsplash. Oak flooring with a custom finish throughout. 2 spacious bedrooms on the main, beautifully updated bathroom and enclosed sunroom, as well as a large living room with gas FP make this a perfect home for entertaining. 3rd bedroom down PLUS a self contained 2 bedroom suite which could be a one bedroom should you desire the extra space. The enclosed sunroom off the kitchen offers more flexible space along with the adjoining garage that is currently used as a gym. Newer roof, furnace, hw tank and windows. There is natural gas suppling major appliances including dryer, furnace, hw tank, fireplace, stove, bbq and firepit hook-up. Large lot which is perfect for all your toys to park in addition to the garage and carport.Virtual Tour Available
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I have sold a property at 110C 494 Arbutus Dr in Mayne Island.
The perfect Island getaway! A 622 sq ft one bedroom waterfront bungalow with 2 patios totaling 419 sq ft! Fractional ownership giving you six weeks throughout the year of enjoyment and relaxation on Mayne Island. Enjoy easy access to Aqua Flora Spa, with lap pool, sauna, hot tub, compact gym and offered special treatments or sit and watch the ever changing water activity. Vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, high end appliances, granite countertops, heated tiles in spa like four piece bathroom, contemporary furnishings, wireless internet and BBQ on the private patio. Enjoy all that Mayne Island has to offer. Call now for your viewing of this tranquil piece of paradise!
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I have listed a new property at 208 1371 Hillside Ave.
GREAT LOCATION! Privacy awaits in this updated 2 bd 2 bath unit that is located on the sunny quiet side of the building! This bright corner unit is move-in ready, features include laminate flooring throughout, attractive walnut kitchen countertops and upgraded tile backsplash, new stainless steel appliances, gas fireplace in open living/dining area, private corner balcony, generous master bedroom suite w/ walk-through closets and full ensuite bath, cheater ensuite off large second bedroom. This unit has new Bosch in-suite laundry and a brand new hot water tank that was installed in 2020. Secure parking and separate storage are included and 2 pets (Max 45lbs each) are allowed. Quietly tucked away, yet so close to Downtown, Hillside Mall, bus route to the UVIC, walk to Camosun College. This is a fully remediated well-managed building in a fantastic location. Brand new roof, in November 2020. Just in time for spring you'll witness the cherry blossoms bloom right outside your doors!
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I have sold a property at 331 Pine St.
First time home buyer, Investor and Builder alert! Don’t miss this massive 10,454 sq ft double PID property and home. The home boasts lots of square footage, two garages, potential for a suite, lane access and beautiful views of Mt. Benson. Located in a desirable heritage neighborhood within walking distance of downtown shops & restaurants, the seawall, the university, transit & all amenities. Ideally situated on laneway and street, this home offers the potential for a suite or carriage house, as well as future redevelopment (w/ City approval).
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I have sold a property at 7238 Early Pl.
3BR 2 bath family home in desirable Brentwood Bay. Updated throughout, little remains from the original home. Large upper level Master BR was created by combining two original small bedrooms on this level. 2nd bedroom on main level, along with kitchen, LR and DR. Lower level has laundry area, new 3 pce bathroom, 3rd bedroom and family room (possible 4th bedroom?). Large 8500 sq.ft corner lot with large driveway and RV parking. Private south-exposure backyard with lots of space for the kids to play and the adults to enjoy. Exceptional wrap-around sun deck with a dry & over-sized workshop/storage below. The upgrades include: custom open kitchen, furnace & heat pump, new flooring, railings, lighting, Vinyl decking, main bathroom renovation, new(er) windows, new(er) appliances, bathrooms, moldings, doors, lighting & paint (interior& exterior). What a fabulous location to raise your family, close to everything Brentwood Bay has to offer!
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I have sold a property at 14 3947 Cedar Hill Cross Rd.
You’ve found a home in this sun-filled, centrally located 3 bed/3 bath, END UNIT townhome in desirable Cedar Hill. Featuring a livingroom with gas fireplace, updated laminate flooring, separate dining room, spacious kitchen with new appliances and breakfast nook. The patio off the kitchen is perfect for BBQing, entertaining & relaxing. This home also features 2 parking spots (single-car garage plus 1 uncovered parking spot). New hot water tank, In-suite laundry with new washer and dryer, no age restrictions, and dogs & cats are welcomed (25lb max)! Situated close to The Root Seller, Braefoot Park, Tuscany Village, Cedar Hill golf course, all levels of schooling, parks, entertainment, dining, UVIC, and only minutes from Downtown Victoria!
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I have sold a property at 394 Deacon Hill Rd in Mayne Island.
Ultimate privacy and beautiful views coupled with a well maintained 1294 sqft home on 10 acres is ready for you to move in! Feel the calmness of the open plan living, dining and kitchen areas along with a west coast inspiration. Spill through the french doors onto the amazing deck with southern views and an array of shrubs, flowers and trees all maintained by an automatic irrigation system. Master bedroom features an ensuite and 2nd bedroom could be used a an office or den. Head down the stone pathway to the guest cottage with the same expansive views as the main house, invite your friends, B&B opportunity, home office, or set up your art studio. The ideas are endless. The features of this property don't stop... solar panels, garden shed, landscaped garden, rain water storage, covered carport and a paved driveway. You can have it all!!
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I have sold a property at 301 1366 Hillside Ave.
Welcome home to The Hills - a centrally located building along Hillside Avenue, close to Hillside Centre and a quick commute to both Downtown or the University of Victoria! Newly painted & spacious 2 bed, 1 bath suite faces South-West, the gorgeous gardening and front courtyard that is included in the low strata fees. Step inside to appreciate the large windows and oversized balcony that keep the suite filled with bright natural light. The open-concept living and dining room create a versatile space that is cozy and homey. Both bedrooms are large and include lots of closet storage space; new bedroom carpet & bathroom flooring! Balcony access is off the living room; enjoy this perfect space for entertaining with bbqs allowed. Pet-friendly, no age restrictions, a parking stall included and close proximity to everything make this unit of great value and amazing home for a first time home buyer or downsizer!
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Little known staging tips that help homes sell for more

 

Let’s face it. When it comes to selling something, presentation plays a big role. Aesthetics are important to everyone, especially to the buyers. It is all about the presentation. Take, for example, things that are being sold on e-commerce websites or social media platforms. The best-presented item always gets sold first. 

 

This is the same concept when you are trying to sell your home. Here are a few tips and simple tips on how you can stage your home. 

 

Declutter - This not only improves the aesthetic of your home but at the same time helps promote the space available. Usually, when a buyer comes in to visit, they are already imagining where to put their stuff. This allows them a clearer view of what they do with the area. You might love having photos of your family in every square inch of the home, but this makes it harder for a new family to picture themselves in this home. Declutter and depersonalize. 


Cleaning and Painting - A basic thing that you should do but is equally important. Buyers like to see a clean home or property and at the same time, this will provide them the idea that your home is well maintained. You can do some further research on what are the best colors that you can go with in terms of painting. The most common advice that you will get is for you to paint it with neutral colors. Paint is a cheap way to freshen up your home. 


Interior designing - You want to double-check everything and make sure it is pleasing to the eye. You want to maximize the area and highlight the best parts of your home. If you move out of your home before you list it, sometimes it’s better to leave a few key items or hire a professional stager to come and set the home in a modern, stylish staging that can help sell your home for more. 


Curb Appeal - Just like inside, paint can go a long way - not only in looks but in preserving and protecting your home from the weather. But a few easy things you can do that really help with curb appeal are; keeping your grass mowed, cleaning up Spot’s business, tidying up your toys and vehicles, power washing the driveway, keep walkways clear, and trim the hedges and shrubs! You have to make sure that everything is in place and it can give a prospective buyer an idea of what they might want to do with the area. 

 

These simple and affordable tips can make a difference and maximize the potential value of your property when you go to sell. 


If you are thinking about selling your home and want to know what it is worth in today's market, reach out to Lindsay at 778-676-1142 or email lindsay@lb-realestate.ca


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