Single Story For Sale in Langford Lake, Victoria

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Well Maintained 3 Bed Mobile

•  1030 sqft , 1 bath , 3 bdrm single story FOR SALE  CAD195,000 . Affordable Living

Exclusive Listing. Located in the copular Village Place Trailer Co-Op Park next to Goldstream Park. No Pad fee, just a monthly maintenance fee currently $225 per month, includes Water.Septic and Garbage.Upgraded windows and furnace( not original) Second Roof Structure creates and covered carport. Well run Co-Operative, purchase includes 1/93 share of the park(approx 10 acres). Pets Allowed, Occupants 19 years of age or over. Easy commute to Langford Box Stores and Highway to downtown Victoria and up island just 5 minutes away. Goldstream Park within walking distance. Viewing by Appointment Only.

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EXCLUSIVE NEW LISTING -3 BEDROOM MOBILE NEXT TO GOLDSTREAM PARK

Exclusive Listing. Located in the copular Village Place Trailer Co-Op Park next to Goldstream Park. No Pad fee, just a monthly maintenance fee currently $225 per month, includes Water.Septic and Garbage.Upgraded windows and furnace( not original) Second Roof Structure creates and covered carport. Well run Co-Operative, purchase includes 1/93 share of the park(approx 10 acres). Pets Allowed, Occupants 19 years of age or over. Easy commute to Langford Box Stores and Highway to downtown Victoria and up island just 5 minutes away. Goldstream Park within walking distance. Viewing by Appointment Only.

Price: $195,000

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Single Story For Sale in Langford Lake, Victoria

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Well Maintained 3 Bed Mobile

•  1030 sqft , 1 bath , 3 bdrm single story FOR SALE  CAD195,000 . Affordable Living

Located in the copular Village Place Trailer Co-Op Park next to Goldstream Park. No Pad fee, just a monthly maintenance fee currently $225 per month, includes Water.Septic and Garbage.Upgraded windows and furnace( not original) Second Roof Structure creates and covered carport. Well run Co-Operative, purchase includes 1/93 share of the park(approx 10 acres). Pets Allowed, Occupants 19 years of age or over. Easy commute to Langford Box Stores and Highway to downtown Victoria and up island just 5 minutes away. Goldstream Park within walking distance. Viewing by Appointment Only.

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TIME FOR THE ANNUAL TIMES COLONIST BOOK DRIVE

It’s That Time Again to Bring your unwanted good used Books for the 21st ANNUAL TIMES COLONIST BOOK DRIVE

Times Colonist Annual Book DriveAll Funds Raised by The Times Colonist Raise-A-Reader campaign go to schools and literacy groups on Vancouver Island.

Books are all categorized on tables by Volunteers and laid out by Subject, like Gardening Books, Computers, Business, Fiction Novels by authors, History, Education, Cooking and so on.

 

Drop off your Good Used Used Books:

 

VICTORIA CURLING CLUB

 

Parking Lot: 1952 Quadra Street

 

April 21 & April 22

 

9am-3:30pm each day

 

Please pack books in boxes or bags we can keep. PLEASE NO early Birds or: Encyclopedias, text books, magazines, medical books, outdated reference material, Readers Dogests or National Geographics.

 

Questios, email: TCBookDrive@timescolonist.com

Times Colonist Annual Book Sale

21st 2018 TC Used Book Sales May 5-May 6

See Last Years Blog Post on TC Annual Book Sale.

 

 

GORDON HEAD & LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE |MARCH 2018

GORDON HEAD & LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE |MARCH 2018

This popular bedroom community is always popular with Victoria home buyers. One reason is the University of Victoria is Located on the SE corner of this neighbourhood in our Sannich Municipality. Just North of the District of Oak Bay another popular neighbourhood in Victoria, BC- See Victoria Map.

GORDON HEAD AND LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE IS IN DEMAND

 

32 homes have Sold & Pending Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2018.

If you are getting ready to sell your Gordon Head or Lambrick Park Home soon, I make it easy to find out what your home is worth in the current busy real estate market.  #fredcarvergordonhead

I created an easy to use (Go Here) >Gordon Head Current Market Analysis page to help Gordon Head & Lambrick Park Home owners search online to find out what their homes are worth today. This Easy to use Search tool includes all types of Gordon Head and Lambrick Park Real Estate i.e Homes, Condos, Strata Duplex’s and Townhouses currently for sale.

 

Find our more about what’s going on with Gordon Head and Lambrick Park real estate Goggle Fred Carver Gordon Head.

Looking for your next home in Gordon Head or Lambrick Park? 

 Currently today on March 26 there are Only 18 Homes For Sale. Ranging in Price from $699,500 on Shelbourne St  to $2,777,000 on Ferndale Dr.

Call me Fred Carver direct 250-413-7042 to set up an appointment to View Gordon Head and Lambrick Park Homes For Sale…

Homes are selling quickly and I’ll help you find new and existing homes for sale. #fredcarvergordonhead

I created an easy to use map search tool to find the location, price and photos of all the current homes For Sale in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park in Victoria, BC

Here’s an example below of my Live Map search tool.

You’ll find a current list of Gordon Head and Lambrick Park homes available,

COME BACK OFTEN as New Gordon Head and Lambrick Park listings are posted regularly 24/7.

GORDON HEAD AND LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE IS IN DEMAND

#fredcarvergordonhead #gordonheadrealestate #lambrickparkrealestate  #fredcarvergordonheadandlambrickpark

Need an experienced Victoria Re/Max Realtor To Help You  Sell or Buy your Home in Oak Bay Victoria, BC?

 

Bottom Line….. I just get the job done...Nothing Magical just years of experience Selling Victoria Homes and Properties since 1971.

Google Fred Carver Gordon Head

GORDON HEAD & LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE |MARCH 2018

FAIRFIELD COOK STREET VILLAGE | SEE THIS LIVE MAP OF HOMES FOR SALE

FAIRFIELD COOK STREET VILLAGE | SEE THIS LIVE MAP OF HOMES FOR SALE

I am often asked by Home Buyers to send them Listings of Homes for Sale Near The Cook Street Village in In Victoria’s Popular Fairfield neighbourhood.

If you are looking to live near Victoria’s Cook Street Village you have come to the right Place.

To help Fairfield Home Buyers I recently created a  Search Link to a Live Map of Homes For Sale Near The Cook Street Village.Fairfield Cook Street Village | See This Live Map of Homes For Sale

Click on the Green Circle Buttons to drill down to Current listings of Homes and Condos for sale.

The Numbers indicate the number of properties for sale at that location. The Life style near the cook street village is Huge. 

Map of Homes For Sale Near The Cook Street Village #Cookstreetvillage #Homesnearthecookstreetvillage #fredcarverfairfield

Be sure to search this map regularly, this is a Live Map of Homes For Sale Near The Cook Street Village 

You’ll Find HOT NEW Listings of Homes For Sale near the Cook Street Village as the map is updated often with New Listings.

Here is a list of a few popular business’s in and around Fairfield’s Cook Street Village.

Coffee Tea etc: Star Bucks, Serious Coffee, Moka House for your favorite hot or cold drink.

Groceries: Oxford Food, Mother Nature’s Market & Deli, DiscountFlowers for Fresh Veggies and Island Meat & Sea Food.

Eateries:Big Wheel Burgers, Beagle Pub, Rose’s Dinner,The Hot & Cold Cafe,Pizzeria Prima Stranda,Bubby’s Kitchen just to name a few of the most popular eateries in and around the Cook Street Village.

FAIRFIELD COOK STREET VILLAGE | SEE THIS LIVE MAP OF HOMES FOR SALE

Six Simple Things You Can Do to Ensure a Smooth Home Purchase

 

Six Simple Things You Can Do to Ensure a Smooth Home Purchase

Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible:
If You are looking for a Home in Victoria BC you have come to the right place.
1.) Check your credit.Before you apply for a home loan, regardless of your credit, it’s a smart idea to obtain a copy of your credit report from the three major credit bureaus and review the information. If there are errors or things that need to be addressed, it’s easier to address them before you have found a house, than after you have found a house and are trying to close your loan.
If you know that there are a few blemishes on your credit, let your lender know what they are, why they are there, and why you are a still good credit risk. Lenders look at your credit to determine how likely you will pay back the loan. If you had extenuating circumstances – like a loss of a job or medical bills – let them know so that they understand that it is not likely to happen again in the future.
2.) Get approved before you buy.An approval means that a lender has reviewed your credit history, verified your assets and employment, and has approved your loan before you have found a home to purchase. As long as the home appraises for at least the purchase price, the loan should close.
Getting approved also gives you an advantage over other buyers. Your firm approval makes it easier for you to negotiate on the price of a home, than a person who is not approved or is pre-qualified.
While getting pre-qualified may sound official, it is really just getting an idea of what you can afford. Its having a person plug in a few numbers that you give them – your monthly income and your monthly debt – and getting an approximate payment calculated. From the payment, the calculator can approximate the house price range that you can afford. No information is verified. Because your assets, income or credit is not verified, a pre-qualification has little value when purchasing a home.
3.) Find a great buyer’s agent.

Traditionally real estate agents represent the sellers in a transaction. When you are not working with a buyer’s agent, they are less likely to negotiate the best price or contingencies for you.
A buyer’s agent’s job and fiduciary responsibility (meaning legal duty) is to you, the buyer. Before working with an agent, establish if they are a buyer’s agent or a seller’s agent. After spending a lot of time with a Realtor, it’s natural to feel like you’re a team. But if they are not negotiating for you, then they are not on your team.
4.) Learn about the neighborhood.

Often times the house you find may be in a neighborhood that you’re not familiar with, which is ok. It just means that you’ll have to do a little more research. If you find a house that you like, ask for a list of the neighborhood properties that sold in the last year. How does your home rank? Is it at the top of the price range? If so, it might be hard to resell. Is it average or on the low end? If so, great – as the other home prices go up in value, they will pull your home’s value up as well.
Check out the schools – are they sought after? A good school district means your neighborhood will always be valued by families which is a great reassurance to purchase, not to mention the value-add if you have school-age children.
Next, contact the police station and obtain crime statistics? Are they acceptable to you? Sometimes, if they won’t give them to you, it could be a cause for alarm.
Talk to the neighbors. The more people you talk to, the better sense you will get of who makes up the neighborhood and how they will effect your time spent in it.
Check out the location of the shopping, police and fire stations, schools, and air traffic overhead. These are all things that might affect your property value or quality of your life.
5.) Protect Yourself.

Ask your Realtor for a copy of the documents you will be asked to sign if you decide to buy the house. Read them ahead of time so that you’ll understand the questions that you will be asked, the things you need to know, and the decisions you will need to make.
6.) Have reasonable expectations.

There is a lot of money at stake. No house is perfect. Understanding and remembering these two statements will help diffuse the negotiation stage, the inspection stage and the closing stage.
Emotions are high for both buyers and sellers. – The seller may have loving memories and years of sweat equity in the house. Maybe they are being relocated and don’t want to go. Understanding their motivations for selling will help you appreciate their situation and predicament during these emotional times.
There is a lot of money at stake for all the parties involved (and that includes the realtors) – Just remember that market value (the value of a home) is the price that a willing buyer and a willing seller can agree to. If you can not agree on a price, ask yourself: Is there something you missed? Are there comparables that support the price that they want? Are there motivations that might factor into the price they are demanding? In the end, does it matter? What is the house worth to you today and what do you think you can reasonably sell it for based on the amount of time you plan to spend in it? Think about the answers to those questions before you make your move.
No house is perfect – Always get an inspection. It might be a few hundred dollars, but it’s worth it. It’s the inspector’s job to find any problems with the house that could cost you thousands to repair down the road. Some inspectors have a tendency to overplay the importance of their role and the items that they find. Get objective opinions that you trust before making a decision on an inspection report. Likewise, if an inspector says a foundation is cracked but its nothing to worry about – get a second opinion. Ask a handyman for an idea of how much repairs will cost and how complicated they are. The home buying process is an emotional, complex and time-consuming process, but it is worth it. Nothing compares to owning your own home in a neighborhood that you chose.
Source: Free Real Estate Reports Victoria Real Estate

Are You Interested in Honey Bees or Honey Bee Keeping and Making Your Own Honey?

Are You Interested in Honey Bees or buying Local Honey in Victoria, BC? Or  maybe even having your own Honey?

Urban Bee Honey at 6440 West Saanich Rd has a little something for everyone at their Farm. This Spring they Sell Seed and Bulb kits for your garden so everyone can easily do their Best part to help feed the Bees.

Learn the Fundamentals of Beekeeping on April 7-8/2018.

Taught by Lindsay Dault and Julia Common at the Mary Winspear Community Centre in Sidney BC , Tickets are Available online on Everbright.

Are You Interested in Honey Bees or Bee Keeping and Making Your Own Honey?

Free Things to Do in Victoria: 20 Activities That Will Cost You $0

Among the things to do in Victoria, the world-class attractions are worthy of a prominent place on your travel itinerary—Butchart Gardens, say, or the Royal BC Museum. For visitors on a budget, however, there are plenty of free things to do in Victoria. Here are some of our $0 favorites:

#1 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Stroll the Causeway
The Causeway is the bustling pedestrian walkway circling the Inner Harbour. It’s repeatedly voted the best people-watching spot in Victoria and offers beautiful views of the water, the Parliament Buildings and the skyline. Here, you can grab the Harbour Ferry for a 45-minute tour of the Gorge Waterway.
• The Inner Harbour and Causeway, near the intersection of Belleville St. and Government St., map

#2 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Take in the docks
The docks at Fisherman’s Wharf are home to charming fishing boats, float homes and a wonderful new children’s playground. If you are willing to spare a bit of cash, there are other things to do at this Victoria landmark, such as sample yummy ice cream and fish and chips.
• Fisherman’s Wharf, near the intersection of Erie St. and Dallas Rd., fishermanswharfvictoria.commap

#3 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Tour the natural parks
The Capital Region—that is, the Greater Victoria area and the Gulf Islands—is home to an excellent collection of natural parks, from the beach-front Island View Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula to the wild and rugged East Sooke Park on the West Coast. A variety of free, drop-in programs are scheduled throughout the year (see the events calendar here).
• Victoria’s parks, various locations, 250-478-3344, crd.bc.ca/parks

#4 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Tour Chinatown
The colourful shops and sidewalks of Canada’s oldest Chinatown are sure to brighten your visit no matter what the time of year. Admire the historical murals, walk Canada’s narrowest street and browse the eclectic shops for hints of the community’s fascinating past.
• Victoria’s Chinatown, around Herald St. and Government St., map

Free Things to Do in Victoria

Free Things to Do in Victoria: see Canada’s oldest Chinatown (Photo: Alex R. Proimos)

#5 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Beacon Hill Park
This 183-acre park in downtown Victoria offers plenty of things to do, including a playground, year-round gardens and duck ponds, plus a seasonal water park and 18-hole putting green. A petting zoo welcomes guests from spring through fall for a small admission fee.
• Beacon Hill Park, south shore along Dallas Rd., beaconhillpark.com
• Map and reviews

#6 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Jump in the lakes
Come summer, visitors can cool off at one of the region’s many fine lakes. Local favourites include Elk and Beaver Lake Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula, Thetis Lake Regional Park in the community of View Royal (15 minutes from downtown) and, a little further afield, Matheson Lake in Metchosin.

[RELATED: 20 Things to Do With Kids in Victoria]

#7 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Window shopping
The ideal window shopping destination in the city is historic Government Street. It’s an excellent place to pick through souvenirs, peruse top-notch retail stores and to see the remnants of the city’s 19th century start as Fort Victoria.
• Government Street, between Herald St. and Humboldt St., map

#8 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Snap a picture with totem poles
Head to the Royal BC Museum grounds and explore the many totem poles at Thunderbird Park. Mostly carved by Gitxsan, Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw artists, these striking artefacts are deeply associated with native culture of the region. Of all thing things to do in Victoria, this is one of the most memorable—and quintessential.
• Thunderbird Park, Royal BC Museum, 250-356-7226, website
• Map and reviews 

#9 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Walking the breakwater
Located just a few minutes from the Inner Harbour on the James Bay waterfront, the breakwater offers a different view of the city and gives visitors a chance to take in Na’Tsa’ Maht – The Unity Wall, which depicts the history of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.
• James Bay Breakwater, access from Dock St. and Dallas Rd., map

Free Things to Do in Victoria

Free Things to Do in Victoria: walk the breakwater (Photo: daveoratox)

#10 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Watch bald eagles and the salmon run
The best place to watch the autumn salmon run is Goldstream Provincial Park, in Victoria’s West Shore neighbourhood. The park offers walking and hiking trails past waterfalls, and the river where the fish return upstream to spawn. Winter brings majestic bald eagles to the park, visible on and above the treetops. You can learn about all these species at the Nature House, located on-site.
• Goldstream Provincial Park, Trans-Canada Hwy, just north of the village of Goldstream, 250-478-9414, goldstreampark.com 
• Map and reviews

#11 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Admire BC’s awesome art
Browse the stunning works of art on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, which offers pay-what-you-can days on the first Tuesday of every month. The permanent exhibit of Emily Carr works showcases British Columbia’s premiere artist.
• Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., 250-384-4171, aggv.bc.ca
• Map and reviews 

#12 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: See the view from a mountain top
Victoria offers plenty of uphill hikes that pay off with gorgeous vistas. Mill Hill Regional Park‘s easy 200-metre climb is a great choice that’s close to town. More experienced hikers may want to try Lone Tree Hill Regional Park and Mt. Finlayson in Goldstream Provincial Park. Be sure to pick up a trail map before departing and leave plenty of time to return before dark.

#13 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Drive the Scenic Marine Route
Capture the city’s picturesque oceanfront with a leisurely drive or cycle along the well-marked Scenic Marine Route.

#14 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Walk the history
A stroll through downtown takes on a whole different meaning when you follow the Signs of Lekwungen. These bronze markers provide an interpretive route along the Inner Harbour and surrounding areas that honours the art, history and culture of the Coast Salish people who have resided in the Victoria area for generations.
• Signs of Lekwungen, throughout downtown Victoria, website

#15 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Go fish
For anglers, near-the-city opportunities include Elk Lake (on the Saanich Peninsula) and Langford and Thetis Lakes (in the West Shore community). The pier at the foot of Sidney’s Beacon Avenue is another popular saltwater spot. Check with local outfitters for license requirements.

Free Things to Do in Victoria

Free Things to Do in Victoria: visit Bastion Square, the “most haunted place in Victoria” (Photo: Jaypeg21

#16 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Take a ghost tour
Victoria is known as the most haunted city in British Columbia, and you can enjoy a self-guided ghost tour for free by picking up a guide at the Inner Harbour Visitor Centre. Stops include the Old Burying Ground, Ross Bay Cemetery and Bastion Square—formerly a courthouse ruled by “the hanging judge,” Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, and considered by many to be Victoria’s most haunted spot.

[RELATED: 15 Places to Experience Haunted Victoria]

#17 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Bike the geography
Experience every aspect of the Capital Region’s picturesque landscape, from rolling agricultural lands to West Coast forest, by taking a bike trip along the Lochside and Galloping Goose multi-use trails which are set up along a former rail lines.

#18 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Surfing and skimboarding
Skimboarders can take advantage of the open expanse of flat, sandy beach at Witty’s Lagoon in Metchosin (just be sure to check the tide tables before heading out), while surfers watch for the perfect waves to appear at Jordan River and Sombrio Beach.

[RELATED: A Beer-Lover’s Guide to Victoria’s Top Brewpubs]

#19 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: The sculpture walk
In the charming Sidney-by-the-Sea, which is a quick drive north of Victoria, you’ll find the Sidney Sculpture Walk—a waterfront walkway that leads past several evocative outdoor works of art.
• Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk, foot of Beacon St., Sidney, sculpturewalk.ca 

#20 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Go kayaking
To experience the natural West Coast environment, paddlers should hit up protected oceanfront waters. We recommend Cadboro Bay on the Juan de Fuca shore near the University of Victoria.
• Cadboro Bay, at the foot of Sinclair Rd., cadborobayvillage.com