david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: Want To Know About the New Home Price Index? - 11/02/13 07:35 PM
 
The Victoria Real Estate Board has just brought in the new Home Price Index - a new way of analyzing and illustrating real estate sales and trends within the Greater Victoria area.

What is the MLS® HPI?
The MLS® Home Price Index (MLS® HPI) is one of several tools your REALTOR® uses to help you gain a solid understanding of the changes in home price trends and their impact on the market value of homes.
Developed using data from the Multiple Listing Service System, the MLS® HPI is used to compare trends locally - for specific housing types and neighbourhoods - … (0 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: Victoria Symphony Splash is Sunday August 4 - 08/03/13 12:20 PM
On Sunday August 4 at 1:00 pm the 24th Annual Symphony Splash is being held in our beautiful Victoria Inner Harbour.
 
As usual the Splash provides wonderful entertainment and attracts up to 40,000 people - all lined along the harbour, sitting on folding chairs and blankets on the grass in front of the Victoria Legislature and in front of the Fairmont Empress hotel.
 

 
Admission is free but everyone who donates $5 or more will receive a Splash button. The Victoria Symphony play from a large barge in the Inner Harbour. Lots of other activities are planned, including … (0 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: NEW LISTING. Custom Built Family Home - Colwood, Victoria, BC - 07/05/12 08:43 PM
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david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: White Rabbit Syndrome! - 05/20/12 03:59 PM
 

 
This is exactly how I have felt for the past 3 weeks ... No time to say "Hello,  Good-bye" ... I'm late, I'm late, I'm late! Just a super busy real estate month - I should be deliriously happy, but somehow I feel completely exhausted!

I need to stop and smell something - coffee, flowers, the yoga room??



Better still - Zzzzzzzzzz
G'night!
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david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: Average prices in Victoria, BC's single family homes in March were up again. - 04/05/12 10:06 AM
April 1, 2012
In March sales of single family homes rose 17%, while the six-month average price is up 1% to $599,551.
An astonishing $640,553 was the average price of a Greater Victoria single family home in March 2012, i.e. up from $579,985, but is affected by the sale of two homes over $4 million. However, in comparison to March 2011,  sales in this category are down 7%.
Condos and townhomes sales are flat, compared to February 2012.
"With softer prices, buyers have been looking at houses," says Carol Crabb, President of the Victoria Real Estate Board. "That is now being … (2 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: NEW LISTING. 4 Bedroom Family Home in Peaceful Colwood, Victoria Location - 09/03/11 11:35 PM
If you prefer peace and quiet you'll love the location of this family home, across from a beautiful forested area.
$479,900

Gorgeous location with schools just a bike ride away. This excellent family home offers a double cement driveway for ample parking, new 35 year warranty anti-moss shingles, new septic (cost approx. $18,000), new cedar fencing plus great veggie and flower beds for the gardener in the family. Many, many upgrades have taken place within this home.

 
Picture window in the Living Room, garage door, upgraded kitchen, fridge and stove, carpet, patio door, paint ... too many to … (4 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: Greater Victoria Sales Strengthened in August, 2011 - 09/03/11 11:31 AM
 
 
 
Greater Victoria real estate sales  picked up last month with a total of 542 properties selling through the Victoria Real Estate Board’Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), up from 523 sales in July. Victoria Real Estate Board President, Dennis Fimrite, noted: "The increase in sales reflects ongoing stability in the market."  There were 25 home sales of over $1 million in August including one in Oak Bay and one in North Saanich at over $3 million each.Average sold prices for Greater Victoria were as follows:Single-family homes - $652,841, up from $581,117 in July.  Condominiums last month was $339,047, up from … (2 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: CHINATOWN in Victoria, BC - 08/14/11 10:49 AM
I love to wander around Chinatown, within in our beautiful city. It's vibrant - full of interesting sights, sounds, smells, languages and old buildings. How about this address?
This door is in Fan Tan Alley, a fascinating alleyway with glorious little entrances leading into curiosity shops! Take a look at this great virtual tour of the alley. The whole area is colourful, bustling and noisy, with neon lights, traffic, tourists and people from all walks of life - not at all like the rest of the Victoria downtown  area, yet only a short walk from the Inner Harbour.
Photos permission … (8 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: NEW LISTING - 1 BR Condo - Great Oak Bay Junction Location! - 08/09/11 11:43 PM
 

   $237,500


Super garden level suite in Morrison Manor, conveniently located at the Oak Bay junction near shops, restaurants, and transportation routes.





This unit has been nicely updated with crown moldings, new trim, all new doors, fresh paint and more.

The sun filled one bedroom unit offers wonderful living space with a large bedroom, galley kitchen, newer appliances, insuite laundry, a wood burning fireplace, updated bathroom and a large dining area.








Enjoy the 160 sq.ft patio on the quiet side … (7 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: The Greater Victoria Real Estate Sales and Prices Softened in July - 08/03/11 10:07 AM
The Victoria Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® confirmed a total of 523 homes and other properties sold in July. This was down from 618 sales in June, but close to the sales in July of last year. Overall prices declined throughout all major property types. In July the average price for a single family home was $581,117 down from $629,292 in June, with 13 single family home sales of over $1 million, including two on the Gulf Islands. Some average prices for individual types of property are as follows: The overall average price for condominiums last month was $315,371, down … (4 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: One Bedroom Condo for Sale - Convenient Downtown Victoria, BC - 07/12/11 01:27 PM
Excellent investment or easy living for any owner!
Priced below assessment value at $215,900 in the heart of Harris Green, the "Manhattan", a popular landmark steel & concrete building with fitness studio & guest suite, is perfectly located close to downtown.
Pets & rentals are attractive options for owners & investors alike.
 
      
 

This urban studio condo has an open spacious feel with space-saving wall bed unit, west-facing windows for afternoon sun, & in-suite laundry. 
 
 
 
 
The pleasant patio leads to a common grassy area with access to a secure walkway to … (2 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: CANADA DAY - July 1st. Celebrate Canada's Birthday in Victoria, BC! - 06/28/11 11:43 PM
 
This year we in Victoria, BC will be celebrating
Canada Day from July 1st to 3rd in our spectacular Inner Harbour ...
 

Here are a few of the events during the 3 day celebration:

From 11am - 8pm daily - A Flavour of Canada at Ship Point - is an international food village with activity tents and a performance stage.
Some of the food vendors at Ship Point are: Mexican, Argentinian, Hawaiian, Indian, Greek, Hungarian, and of course North American including West Coast Barbecued food!

On the first day from 12noon - 4pm young … (8 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: School Students Give Free "Bach at the Beach" Concert. Willows Beach, Victoria, BC - 06/09/11 04:57 PM
Come Listen to Classical Music at Willows Beach, Oak Bay,  tomorrow, Friday, June 10

Everyone is invited to a free 90 minute concert by students from local Victoria, BC high schools tomorrow at the beach. They will be joined on stage by middle school and elementary school students. The students are also involved in the Mentorship Program together with students and professors from the University of Victoria School of Music. We're hoping for good weather and a good turnout, with the concert starting at 3:30 - 5:00. What a great way to have young people involved in classical music!

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david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: VICTORIA DAY IN VICTORIA, BC - 05/18/11 04:56 PM
Victoria Day (Monday May 23 this year) is a statutory holiday in Canada, except for the Atlantic Provinces (why not the Atlantic provinces? I don't really know!)

 
 
 
This coming long weekend (May 22/23) is a lasting reminder of our colonial history. It falls on the weekend before Memorial Day in the United States.
Victoria Day is officially the Sovereign's birthday. It dates back to 1845 with Queen Victoria's birthday. After the Queen died, Parliament established May 23 or 24, as a legal holiday.
Since 1952 the celebration of Victoria has made the event the first long weekend … (2 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: Great Neighbourhoods! Sooke to Sidney and Everything in Between. - 05/09/11 11:02 AM
Take a look at some of the great neighbourhoods in the Greater Victoria Area:
photo courtesy of Gary Woodburn
GREATER VICTORIA
From here you can click on any neighbourhood for more information.
 
My recent sales include these homes in Broadmead and Ten Mile Point:
 
I offer superior services, plain and simple.
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david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: Simply the Best! Superb 4 BR Contemporary West Coast Home, Victoria, BC - 04/30/11 09:57 PM
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david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: My Mug! And the Royal Wedding! - 04/19/11 11:16 AM
With the Royal Wedding looming fast I was wondering if my "mug" is worth anything!  Ha! Ha!
My Mum loves the Royal Family and has kept these mugs and a little book of matches!! for me and my sisters  since the wedding of Diana and Charles in 1981. Recently I lined them up and not really being a "Collector" I wondered aloud if they might be worth "cashing in".
Horrors!! "Never!! Keep them for your own offspring!! " Ah well, maybe in another 25 years I might make some money on my mug during the lulls in the real estate market!
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david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: OPEN HOUSE. New Listing in Popular Tanner Ridge, Victoria, BC - 03/17/11 10:39 AM
In the popular Tanner area, this 5 bedroom 4 bathroom home is perfect for a family.
OPEN HOUSE
Saturday, March 19 & Sunday, March 201:00 - 3:00
2515 Fielding Place Victoria, BC V8Z 7Z8
 

 

 
 
 
 

 
Bright and spacious with an excellent layout, the main level offers a formal living and dining room, open family room, eating area and large kitchen with beautiful wood floors and cabinets, plus stainless steel appliances. The bonus bachelor suite is perfect for a nanny, teenager or home office.
 
Upstairs has 4 bedrooms including … (2 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: It was like the North Pole on the Vancouver Island slopes last week! - 02/21/11 10:31 AM
So ... last Wednesday I managed to arrange 2 days away from real estate to go skiing with my wife and son. Of course we were all really looking forward to this little break, but little did we know what was in store for us.
Mt. Washington is a 4 hour drive from Victoria up the island to Courtney - it was a beautiful day, sunny but cool. I had checked the weather and knew it wasn't going to be perfect, perhaps even a little extra snow. Our first day was great - we had fun with our 6 year old … (15 comments)

david stevens royal lepage coast capital realty: Social Media - Is it Really That HOT? - 01/28/11 05:33 PM
As I’m more of an “action and few words” man rather than one who will sit down and write reams about any specific subject, I had to really brainstorm to come up with ideas for my topic on social media sites. I don’t have time to spend hours and hours on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter and I wonder if tweeting and blogging will really produce any worthwhile business anytime soon!

How many of my 'Followers' on Twitter are ever going to use me as their Realtor? So far, not one has! Mind you, I don’t have a huge following, currently … (4 comments)

 
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