real estate: How Is The (Victoria) Market? - 08/26/10 10:50 AM
How Is The (Victoria) Market?
When people in and around Victoria ask us "How Is The Market", it is always a bit of a loaded question, and there are many ways to answer this question.
It is a conversation starter, but often very quickly turns into a conversation about specific property values and if it is a good or bad time to buy and or sell.
Obviously it is impossible to take the overall market conditions and translates what is happening on a larger scale and automatically translate this in to conclusions on any one specific property "YOURS".
However it is … (4 comments)

real estate: Victoria Real Estate Board Directors Elections, Is it Time to Run or Not? - 08/22/10 02:23 PM
As most Realtors will know from your own area, every year there will be elections for a new slate of directors for the Local Real Estate Board.  The same applies to Victoria BC, each year we elect about 1/2 of the slate to assure continued expertise and experience to remain on the board.
Each director is elected to a 2 year term and will chair at least one committee (most will chair more than one) and the position can get very involving and require substantial time, energy and emotional commitment to our industry and business. Our local board is very much … (2 comments)

real estate: Is it Time to Review and Re-Write How Our Industry Grants Licenses - 08/22/10 01:00 PM
Not sure how your local boards and or state licenising works, so let me start with how our province (British Columbia) works.
Every 2 year Licensing cycle in Victoria and the rest of BC Canada, Realtors are required to complete 18 hours of approved education. Of the required 18 hours typically 6 hours are prescribed by the BC Real Estate Council as a mandatory course.
The 6 mandatory hours are normally about agency law, disclosure topics or issues dealing with how we as Realtors stay out of legal trouble.
The balance 12 hours (two 6 hour classes or  four 3 hour … (4 comments)

real estate: Aging Population and It's Impact on Victoria BC Canada - 08/21/10 01:00 PM

Living in Paradise is a real privilege, Greater Victoria continues to be Canada's premiere retirement destination for decades and the are no signs of this changing anytime soon.
With its mild climate, short if any winter season, lush and beautiful surroundings, any and all amenities and essential services, and still being in Canada it is easy to see why so many people make Greater Victoria their home in retirement.
The question is, can Greater Victoria handle the continuing trend of more and more of its population retiring, both those that have lived here for decades and the newly arrived retirees?
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real estate: Langford BC Open House - 08/19/10 03:35 PM
Langford BC  Open House  Saturday August 21, 2010 2-4 pm We invite & welcome you to our Pfanntastic Open Houses for this Weekend in Langford BC at 2616 Sooke Rd. Langford BC We currently offer 1 Brand New Large Family Home  for sale in this Convenient central Location in Vibrant Langford BC   be sure to check this home out this weekend. 2616 Sooke Rd. Langford BC Canada Offered at $ 529,900 Over 3,000 sq ft. in finished area + a garage on a 7,400 + sq ft. property. 3 bedroom 2 bathroom top level with over 1,800 sq ft.  9 foot … (0 comments)

real estate: Victoria West Open House Suite - 08/19/10 02:45 PM
Victoria  West  (Vic West)  Open Houses,  Sunday August 22, 2010 2-4 pm We invite and welcome you to our Pfanntastic Open Houses for this Weekend in Vic West 325 - 327 Maitland St. Victoria West Sea West Quay is a very well managed and maintained secure concrete & steel 2 tower complex with a large number of amenities adding value and benefit to your lifestyle.                                       Amenities include : Secure Underground Parking, Bike and Canoe Storage Exercise Rooms Meeting Rooms Rec Rooms Secure and wonderfully maintained grounds Work-shop Storage lockers Fountain On … (0 comments)

real estate: Victoria, Share the Road - 08/18/10 06:02 PM
Victoria share the Road
 

Recently we noticed that there is a lot of "talk" about how we in Victoria, should deal with the various road users and that mixing and mingling of traffic methods is not a safe and practical way to share the roads.
So in order to provide my 2 bits and submit my suggestion as to how we should learn how to share the roads, here are my tongue and cheek suggestions for sharing the roads in Victoria BC Canada.
For anybody in other parts of the world, if you think this is a suggestion worth … (0 comments)

real estate: Just because it's Policy, does that make it Right? - 08/17/10 05:27 PM
In our Beautiful area around Greater Victoria BC, we call paradise, there are some things that make me wonder why, to change things here sometimes feels like an uphill battle,  so I turn to you for answers.
In The Victoria Real Estate Board we now have a Policy that requires us (the listing agent) to attach to our listings a title search and a property condition disclosure statement. These attachments are accessible by any other member of our real estate board at any time at their choosing.
By way of this new policy we are making these documents available to other … (28 comments)

real estate: Esquimalt BC Town-Home Market Update July 2010 - 08/07/10 01:39 PM
 
Esquimalt BC  Town-Home Market Update July 2010  
About Esquimalt (Victoria, BC)
Located about five minutes west of downtown Victoria, Esquimalt was settled as an agricultural area to provide agricultural products to the forts in the area. Today it is a vibrant community with some of the world’s finest natural harbours. One of the most notable features of the area is the naval base, home of the Royal Navy’s Pacific Squadron, which was established in 1865. The naval base is the largest employer in the Esquimalt. Esquimalt is a well-established city with a small-town feel. Over the past few months … (0 comments)

real estate: Esquimalt BC Condominium Market Update July 2010 - 08/07/10 01:30 PM
 
Esquimalt BC  Condominium Market Update July 2010  
About Esquimalt (Victoria, BC)
Located about five minutes west of downtown Victoria, Esquimalt was settled as an agricultural area to provide agricultural products to the forts in the area. Today it is a vibrant community with some of the world’s finest natural harbours. One of the most notable features of the area is the naval base, home of the Royal Navy’s Pacific Squadron, which was established in 1865. The naval base is the largest employer in the Esquimalt. Esquimalt is a well-established city with a small-town feel. Over the past few months … (4 comments)

real estate: Esquimalt BC Single Family Home Market Update July 2010 - 08/07/10 01:19 PM
 
Esquimalt BC  Single Family Home Market Update July 2010  
About Esquimalt (Victoria, BC)
Located about five minutes west of downtown Victoria, Esquimalt was settled as an agricultural area to provide agricultural products to the forts in the area. Today it is a vibrant community with some of the world’s finest natural harbours. One of the most notable features of the area is the naval base, home of the Royal Navy’s Pacific Squadron, which was established in 1865. The naval base is the largest employer in the Esquimalt. Esquimalt is a well-established city with a small-town feel. Over the past … (0 comments)

real estate: Real Estate Activity For Town-Homes in Saanich for July 2010 - 08/07/10 12:51 PM
 
Saanich West  BC  Town-Home Market Update July 2010  
About Saanich West (Victoria, BC)
Located just Minutes to Victoria, Saanich West is a Community of established neighborhoods, serviced by a variety of parks, shopping areas, walking and biking trails, recreational facilities and great schools. You can find a great diversity of smaller and larger homes, town homes and Condominiums from tucked away to waterfront estates. Some of the new and exciting service developments include Uptown Centre, a new library, many park upgrades and an extensive network of trails and bike lanes. Over the past few months people have started notice … (0 comments)

real estate: Saanich West BC Condominium Market Update July 2010 - 08/07/10 12:36 PM
 
Saanich West  BC  Condominium Market Update July 2010  
About Saanich West (Victoria, BC)
Located just Minutes to Victoria, Saanich West is a Community of established neighborhoods, serviced by a variety of parks, shopping areas, walking and biking trails, recreational facilities and great schools. You can find a great diversity of smaller and larger homes, town homes and Condominiums from tucked away to waterfront estates. Some of the new and exciting service developments include Uptown Centre, a new library, many park upgrades and an extensive network of trails and bike lanes. Over the past few months people have started notice … (2 comments)

real estate: Saanich West BC Single Family Homes Market Update July 2010 - 08/06/10 08:09 PM
 
Saanich West  BC  Single Family Homes Market Update July 2010  
About Saanich West (Victoria, BC)
Located just Minutes to Victoria, Saanich West is a Community of established neighborhoods, serviced by a variety of parks, shopping areas, walking and biking trails, recreational facilities and great schools. You can find a great diversity of smaller and larger homes, town homes and Condominiums from tucked away to waterfront estates. Some of the new and exciting service developments include Uptown Centre, a new library, many park upgrades and an extensive network of trails and bike lanes. Over the past few months people have … (0 comments)

real estate: Victoria West BC Single Family Market Update July 2010 - 08/06/10 06:49 PM
 
Victoria West BC Single Family Market Update July 2010
Vic West, as Victoria West is called by the locals, is one of Victoria's most vibrant and dynamic areas. With lots of re-development, new services, amenities, trails, walkways, and close proximity, Vic West is the place to be, if you want the best of both worlds, being close to down town and still feel like you are away from the hustle and bustle of the 24/7 activity in downtown, yet being able to walk or bike to work in minutes.
Over the past few months people have started notice a softening … (0 comments)

real estate: Langford BC Open House Sunday August 08, 2010 - 08/06/10 12:02 PM
Langford BC, Open House Sunday August 08, 2010Come check out this Pfanntastic New Home during our Pre Completion Open House at: 2616 Sooke Rd. Langford BC5 bedrooms, 3 bath, Nearly 3,100 sqft home on a large level lot with lots of parking, includes a legal 2 bedroom suite.OPEN HOUSE ; SUNDAY AUGUST 08, 2010 2 - 4 PM @ 2616 Sooke R. Langford BC, CanadaBest Priced NEW home Value per square foot, come check it out during our open house.
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real estate: Price reduction by nearly $ 30,000 for Victoria West Garden level suite - 07/30/10 07:40 PM
We have just reduced the price of this very attractive suite in Vict West, near downtown Victoria Bc Canada by nearly $ 30,000 to now $ 270,000
The address is 102 - 327 Maitland St. Victoria BC
Next to the ocean and wonderful waterfront walking trails, great amenities,
We will be conducting an open house this weekend (Sat. July 31, 2010) 2-4 pm, and you are more than welcome to come and visit, if you are in the area, or give us a call and we will gladly arrange to meet with you at your convenience
 Here is a link to … (1 comments)

real estate: Before you Sell a Home in Victoria BC Canada - 07/28/10 05:57 PM
 

SELL A HOME
IN VICTORIA BC CANADA,
CHECKLIST
 
 
 
ð Emotionally prepare for the transition in your life. Moving can be exciting, stressful and or emotional, your friends, family & Peter& Linda Pfann will help you every step.
ð Decide that Selling your property in Greater Victoria is the right thing to do for you.
ð Establish an Ideal Time Line, by which time you want or need to be moved from your current property and settled in your new home.
ð Select a Real Estate Expert Team, that will guide you & add value to your life & the … (0 comments)

real estate: Buy A Home In Victoria BC Canada Checklist - 07/28/10 05:32 PM
 
   BUY A HOME IN VICTORIA BC, CANADA
CHECKLIST
 
 
 
 
ð Emotionally prepare for the transition in your life. Moving can be exciting, stressful and or emotional, your friends, family & Peter& Linda Pfann will help you every step.
ð Decide that buying in Greater Victoria, BC Canada is right for you (visits and act as if you are living here, renting for a while, research, reading local papers, get involved with the "locals" .
ð Establish an Ideal Time Line, by which time you want or need to be settled in your new home.
ð Select a Real Estate … (0 comments)

real estate: Vic West Garden Level Suite Open House July 31, 20 102 - 327 Maitland St. - 07/28/10 05:11 PM
Greater Victoria BC Canada Pfanntastic Open Houses for Saturday July 31, 2010 2 -4 pm
 
Pfanntastic Open Houses Around Greater Victoria BC 
 
Please come visit us at our Open Houses for this weekend at :  Greater Victoria BC
 
 # 102 - 327 Maitland St. Vic West , BC  Freshly Painted Garden level 2 bedroom one bath Large suite with extra Sunroom and large patio. Totally private, No Pet, Age or Rental Restrictions. Open House Saturday July 31, 2010,  2 pm - 4 pm
 
 
 
 
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