Income investment opportunity, Retail Strip Mall in downtown Sidney on Bevan Ave..First time on the market. C1 Zoning, latent development potential. Easy care investment, all leases are triple net. Large 1 acre plus Lot with 236 ft road frontage, Located behind Save on Foods grocery. Offers excellent future Development opportunity.Great long term tenants, triple net leases.Easy off street parking for consumers for stop and go retail shopping. Prime downtown location in Sidney by the Sea, 20 Minutes to downtown Victoria, 5 minutes to the Victoria International Airport and 10 minutes to BC Ferries to the Vancouver mainland. Popular Waterfront community affectionately known as “Sidney by the Sea”


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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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:




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 PLEASE NO early Birds or: Encyclopedias, text books, magazines, medical books, outdated reference material, Readers Dogests or National Geographics.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.





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.



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.


#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


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?

Easter Long Weekend 2018

Easter long weekend is just around the corner! Are you looking for a fun getaway for the whole family?  It just so happens that the beautiful Salt Spring Market opens just in time! Delicious local food, fresh produce, coffee shops and boutique shops. The best part is, is that you can catch the ferry in the morning, and be back in Victoria by the evening.

Click here for more information –> Salt Spring Farmers Market

Click here for ferry schedule & fees –> Ferry Schedule






  1. People who look for a home during the Holidays are more serious buyers!


  1. Serious buyers have fewer houses to choose from during the Holidays and less competition means more money for you!


  1. Since the supply of listings will dramatically increase in January, there will be less demand for your particular home! Less demand means less money for you!


  1. Houses show better when decorated for the Holidays!


  1. Buyers are more emotional during the Holidays, so they are more likely to pay your price!


  1. Buyers have more time to look for a home during the Holidays than they do during a working week!


  1. Some people must buy before the end of the year for tax reasons!


  1. January is traditionally the month for employees to begin new jobs. Since transferees cannot wait until Spring to buy, you must be on the market now to capture that market!


  1. You can still be on the market, but you have the option to restrict showings during the six or seven days during the Holidays!


  1. You can sell now for more money and we will provide for a delayed closing or extended occupancy until early next year!


  1. By selling now, you may have an opportunity to be a non-contingent buyer during the Spring, when many more houses are on the market for less money!

This will allow you to move and sell high and buy low!


Call Fred Carver P.R.E.C. today to get your home listed and be ready to Move into your next home in the Spring