relocate: Butchard Gardens, Victoria BC, Brentwood Bay Picture Gallery - 08/22/11 12:32 PM
 





 
 
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relocate: Water Conservation For Our Victoria Gardens - 08/19/11 10:12 PM
Water Conservation Tips for Our Victoria Gardens Often you don’t appreciate something until it’s gone! 
That can really be true with water. Taken for granted when it is plentiful, its importance is truly appreciated in the garden once it becomes scarce.
In the Greater Victoria Area, we really enjoy our Gardens and Parks year round and we have become expert stewards of our portion of Paradise.
Off course we are surrounded by water, but none of it is any good in our yards (yet),
If you find yourself in a drought, there are some things you can do to … (14 comments)

relocate: Romance in the Sunset Years in Victoria - 08/18/11 07:57 PM
Romance in the Sunset Years in Victoria Living in Victoria, one of the more "Romantic Cities in North America, we experience a good number of Romantic Sunsets together. One of the things we see so often may be a bit contrary to common perception, but the inspiration for todays Romance in the Sunset Years article When you watch television or the movies, you quickly reach the conclusion that romance is only for those in their teens or 20s.  As if somehow once someone reaches full adulthood, much less senior citizen age, the concept of romance is completely out of the question.  … (16 comments)

relocate: "We Won't Fix Anything Unless It's A Code Violation" - 08/14/11 01:50 PM
Buying a new home and property inspections seem to be a HOT, topic lately, and the question is always, should we even bother.......?
Well, once again we turned to our (online) resident Property Inspector "Jay".... and let hime show you just a few issues that he discovered on a recent new home inspection......
In simple terms, if you are buying a home....... HAVE IT INSPECTED, by a reputable local property inspector..... the money you spend may be the difference between a Pfanntastic Home or a pile of burned out rubble, do you really want to take the risk......
In all things … (1 comments)

relocate: Sooke School District 62, Back To School Report, Near Victoria BC - 08/13/11 10:15 AM
Sooke School District 62, Back To School Report Near Victoria BC
 
 
Today we will Review the Back to school and general services and schools in the Sooke School District (District 62).
There are 3 school districts in the Greater Victoria area, in an earlier articles we covered the Victoria School District (district 61) which you can review from this link and the 3 rd. of the  districts in the south Vancouver Island School,  District 63 for Saanich and the Peninsula.
 
 
The Sooke School District likely covers the largest geographic area of the South Vancouver Island School … (6 comments)

relocate: Craigdarroch Castle Victoria BC - 08/11/11 11:07 AM
Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum, Victoria BC Completed in 1890,  the Castle was completed just after its owner Baron, Robert Dunsmuir passed away. His Wife Joan Dunsmuir live in the "home" until her death in 1908, and since then Craigdarroch Castle was used for:
Military hospital A college School board office A conservatory of music Now as Craigdarroch Castle Historic House Museum The stories, the restoration project and  its checkered history make Craigdarroch Castle a must visit stop for anyone visiting or living in Greater Victoria. The Home, grounds, and setting is truly very special, and one can truly appreciate … (13 comments)

relocate: Affordable Homes in Greater Victoria Update for August 10, 2011 - 08/10/11 11:23 AM
 Affordable Homes in Greater Victoria.
 In this article we wanted to focus on the many Affordable Homes available in and around Greater Victoria, complete with direct access to currently available properties so that you can get actual examples of homes that may be available for you dependent on property type, style, and price. In a previous article we provided access to the highest priced properties available in and around Greater Victoria, (here is the link to this article) off course it is fun to see what amazing homes and properties one could buy if money was no object.
Split in the … (0 comments)

relocate: Maturity Matters, Newsletter for Victoria and all Boomers and Seniors August 2011 - 08/01/11 04:26 PM
Maturity Matters, Newsletter for Victoria and all Boomers and Seniors August 2011 Every Month, in cooperation with our affiliation as Certified Professional Consultant on Aging, we publish and distribute a Newsletter Called "Maturity Matters",
Our Maturity Matters Newsletter offers Pfanntastic information and resources for Victoria and all Boomers, Seniors and those that love and care for them.Please use the links in this article to take full advantage of the Aging Friendly Information we have compiled for you.We hope you enjoy the newsletters, and encourage your comments, thoughts, questions and feedback to Peter and Linda Pfann

Please also visit our additional … (11 comments)

relocate: Last Chance, Victoria Buskers Festival Now till July 24. - 07/21/11 05:32 PM
Last Chance, Victoria  Buskers Festival  Now till July 24. Come to downtown Victoria and Be WOW'd  On  6 Stages and 3 stops, along the Inner Harbour and  various location in Downtown, with hourly performances by buskers from around the world. The Victoria Buskers Festival started on July 15, and will finish this Sunday. guaranteed to entertain and amaze you   From personal experience, just today with a few minute visit near the Q radio station, it will grab you attention and make you smile (for Free). Although tips are welcomed and encouraged, there is no actual fee for any of this … (12 comments)

relocate: How Many Affordable Homes are available in Greater Victoria? - 07/20/11 08:46 PM
How Many Affordable Homes are available in Greater Victoria? This is a common question by the skeptics....., often followed by a smirk and a comment like;  "zero I bet" or they will say..... Greater Victoria is way too expensive, nobody can afford to live in Greater Victoria....
 
Our Typical Answer.is .........., "we hate to burst your bubble, but you are WRONG !!!! You May be Surprised to learn that; by today's count there are 162 properties for sale with an asking price lower than $ 200,000..... in the Greater Victoria Area within a 40 minute commute... Bachelor suites downtown, … (6 comments)

relocate: Saanich West BC, Heritage Walking Tour. - 07/20/11 11:27 AM
Saanich West BC, Heritage Walking Tours along
Admirals Rd., Gorge Rd. and along Colquitz Rd and Inlet Ave.
We all know, Greater Victoria is Pfanntastic for walking, with the trails, its history, and many areas of amazing beauty. A great and totally free way to experience some of the unique areas of Greater Victoria is by completing  one of the 3 (or all three) Saanich Heritage Walking Tours.
Today we want to introduce a Great Saanich West Heritage Walking Tour along Admirals R, Beautiful Gorge Rd., and Historic Colquitz and Inlet Ave.
Heritage Walking Tours offer new and longterm residents … (5 comments)

relocate: Pfanntastic Victoria New Listing 3 Bdrm, 2 Bath, Hillside Condominium - 07/17/11 09:23 PM
3 Bdrm. 2 bath, Hillside Victoria Suite … (4 comments)

relocate: Affordable Homes Around Greater Victoria. - 07/16/11 03:06 PM
Affordable Homes Around Greater Victoria.
In this article we wanted to focus on the many Affordable Homes available in and around Greater Victoria, complete with direct access to currently available properties so that you can get actual examples of homes that may be available for you dependent on property type, style, and price. In a previous article we provided access to the highest priced properties available in and around Greater Victoria, (here is the link to this article) off course it is fun to see what amazing homes and properties one could buy if money was no object.

Split in … (6 comments)

relocate: Greater Victoria Saturday Scramble - 07/16/11 01:56 PM
 
Greater Victoria Saturday Scramble
And now for something totally different, as they used to say on one of Peter's favourite TV shows......(what show might that be, think British 70's?) In our Greater Victoria Saturday Scramble we are giving you a few little Pfunn challenges, we hope our Saturday Pfunn Scramble, will provide a little entertainment and testing your knowledge about the "Canadian Language", Greater Victoria's great locations in Pictures and Greater Victoria Neighbourhoods in a word puzzle.
Winners will be drawn for each part of the Scramble (3 winners), plus one Winner from the most correct answers for a … (0 comments)

relocate: Whale Watching Near Victoria BC. - 07/15/11 02:27 PM
Whale Watching Near Victoria BC, One More Reason to Call Victoria Home, Whale Watching near Victoria BC is an amazing experience. The Waters around the Southern Tip of Vancouver Island are home to 3 pods (families) of  Orca's or Killer Whales  (link to wikipedia information about Orca's. As such Whale Watching Near Victoria BC, by boat (chartered, private or cruise ships and ferries) or off the shoreline  is one of the most popular activities on and near the ocean in Greater Victoria.
The Waters around the Southern parts of Vancouver Island and near Greater Victoria are home to 3 "resident" Killer … (8 comments)

relocate: Saanich BC, Heritage Walking Tours along Tyndall & Torquay in Gordon Head - 07/12/11 02:56 PM
Saanich BC, Heritage Walking Tours along
Tyndall & Torquay in Gordon Head
Greater Victoria is Pfanntastic for walking, with trails, hiking paths, and many many areas of extreme beauty. A great way to experience some of the unique areas of Greater Victoria are (for example) experiencing on of the 3 (or all three) Saanich Heritage Walking Tours.
Today we want to introduce a Great Saanich Heritage Walking Tour along Tyndall and Torquay in Gordon Head. Heritage Walking Tours offer new and longterm residents as well as visitors a totally different perspective of the neighbourhood that you may have lived … (2 comments)

relocate: Housing Starts Report for Greater Victoria, June 2011 - 07/11/11 02:20 PM
 
Housing Starts Report  for Greater Victoria, June 2011 Housing starts in any area are really a good economic barometer, as we say, 
"As Construction Goes....... So Goes The Local Economy"
The way we see it, is that Construction is really one of the catalysts to move money in any local economy, and in a way connects every part of local society with each other.... Let me give an example (just one as you can draw these connections real easy your self.... One new single family house construction project gets started.....
    The city gets money in taxes, permits,  fees, etc. … (2 comments)

relocate: Summer is Here, Time To Plan a Perfect BBQ Party - 07/09/11 01:08 PM
Summer is Here, Time To Plan a Perfect BBQ Party Barbeques are popular for events such as Canada Day, 4th of July, birthday parties, receptions, and going away parties. No matter why you have decided to plan a barbeque party, the memories that will come from it are sure to stick with your guests for many years to come, provided that you plan ahead. Planning the perfect BBQ party is not difficult, as long as you follow a few simple steps. First, no Barbeque Party would be complete without guests.     Plan ahead of time, checking with your potential guest for … (7 comments)

relocate: Allow some cushion time BEFORE you move in IF you plan to do some renovation work to your new home - 07/07/11 03:31 PM
 
Once in a while we come across an article we like so much we love to share it with our readers.
Debbie Gartner, is rapidly becoming one of our favourite writers, Debbie is the ultimate Flooring expert and as such in a league all by her self. It is rare to find real experts, and the ability to take specialized knowledge and translate it into attractive and very practical information, and Debbie is a master at it.
If a move is in your future, we are sure that you will enjoy and appreciate this article, if you have any questions … (0 comments)

relocate: Visit Amazing Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood, BC. - 07/07/11 03:21 PM
Visit Amazing Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood, BC. Let us Introduce you to one of Greater Victoria's most beloved treasures........
Esquimalt Lagoon
Esquimalt Lagoon, in Colwood BC, is within 20 min. to downtown Victoria BC. Is Approx.. 1850 Hectares of Beauty.  Esquimalt Lagoon is an Estuary enclosed by a natural barrier spit, with a dual tidal delta, sand dunes and limited tidal flushing. Bordered by what is now Royal Roads University (better know as Hatley Castle Park on its  565 acre) and Fort Rod Hill Park together these 3 amazing sites are worth visiting many times to fully appreciate their beauty, diversity … (8 comments)

 
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