I have sold a property at 1129 2600 Ferguson Rd in Central Saanich.
Priced to sell! TERRIFIC GROUND FLOOR OCEAN SIDE LOCATION. Very nice 2 bed 2 bath condo in well managed building, LARGE patio and a corner unit! Tennis court, woodworking shop, pool, exercise room, guest suites available, secure underground parking, storage locker. 55+ building.
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I have sold a property at 203 919 MARKET St in Victoria.
Located in the heart of Quadra Village this low maintenance unit is sure to impress. This unit is located on the quiet side of the building and enjoys lots of natural light. Low strata fees, in suite laundry and underground secure parking make it very attractive for new home owners or individuals looking to downsize. Around the corner you will find grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Just a few minutes to downtown Victoria and handy to buslines to UVic and Camosun College. Bring your pets with you!
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I have listed a new property at 118 10459 Resthaven Dr in Sidney.
Beautifully renovated condo in Sidney by the Sea! Only steps to the oceanside, modern updates in a spacious 900+ sqft of living space. One bedroom, 1.5 baths with ocean glimpses from the full-sized deck. Lovely South-East exposure. Beautiful kitchen completely updated with Kitchen Craft cabinetry, stainless stainless appliances, sparkling Quartz countertops, trendy subway tile backsplash and convenient in-cabinet lighting. Intelligent layout, real Maple hardwood floors, ceramic tile and en-suite bath w-walk in shower. In-suite storage and secure underground parking. Sought after complex w-indoor pool, gym, private manicured gardens and picnic area, pool table room and adjacent to tennis courts, workshop. Easy walk to everything Sidney has to offer--shopping, entertainment, dining, marinas!
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I have listed a new property at 2118 Bradford Ave in Sidney.
Priced well below assessed value this home is currently the least expensive home on the Peninsula. It will be a perfect starter home or a retirement home for someone that is prepared to undertake some updates. Recent new roof, facia boards recently replaced, exterior painted. Plenty of potential here! 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on a 6000 sq ft lot with fruit trees. Large carport and workshop. Great neighbors to boot! Walking distance to downtown Sidney. House is currently vacant so quick possession possible.
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I have listed a new property at 210 2227 James White Blvd in Sidney.
Priced to sell! Immaculately renovated condo, floors, doors, tile etc. It shows like new! Outfitted with high quality fixtures and appliances, this private corner unit home is turn-key! A very functional kitchen that is open to a bright and sunny living space with a wonderful private balcony. This home offers an in-suite laundry room. A very quiet as it is situated on the private side of the building in a wonderful neighbourhood. Excellent building with a great Strata for worry-free living. Includes parking and storage locker. Walking distance to everything Sidney has to offer. Easy to show.
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I have listed a new property at 118 10459 Resthaven DR in NORTH SAANICH.
Beautifully renovated condo in Sidney by the Sea! Only steps to the oceanside, modern updates in a spacious 900+ sqft of living space. One bedroom, 1.5 baths with ocean glimpses from the full-sized deck. Lovely South-East exposure. Beautiful kitchen completely updated with Kitchen Craft cabinetry, stainless stainless appliances, sparkling Quartz countertops, trendy subway tile backsplash and convenient in-cabinet lighting. Intelligent layout, real Maple hardwood floors, ceramic tile and en-suite bath w-walk in shower. In-suite storage and secure underground parking. Sought after complex w-indoor pool, gym, private manicured gardens and picnic area, pool table room and adjacent to tennis courts, workshop. Easy walk to everything Sidney has to offer--shopping, entertainment, dining, marinas!
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I have sold a property at Lot A Munro RD in NORTH SAANICH.
A rare opportunity to purchase a beautiful flat acreage only one block to the oceanto the ocean. This property has been in the same family for generations and is now available for you to create your dream home, equestrian centre, hobby farm, or . A related local farmer may be interested in leasing of some or all of the land for growing crops. And if you need more property the adjacent 4.88 acres is also on the market! This is the perfect location just a 5 minute drive to Sidney, and the Airport, and only 12 minutes to the ferries. Water, Hydro, and Natural Gas at the lot line along Munro Rd. Please do not walk property without an appointment.
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I have listed a new property at 2118 Bradford AVE in SIDNEY.
Priced well below assessed value this home is currently the least expensive home on the Peninsula. It will be a perfect starter home or a retirement home for someone that is prepared to undertake some updates. Recent new roof, facia boards recently replaced, exterior painted. Plenty of potential here! 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom on a 6000 sq ft lot with fruit trees. Large carport and workshop. Great neighbors to boot! Walking distance to downtown Sidney. House is currently vacant so quick possession possible.
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I have listed a new property at 203 919 MARKET ST in VICTORIA.
Located in the heart of Quadra Village this low maintenance unit is sure to impress. This unit is located on the quiet side of the building and enjoys lots of natural light. Low strata fees, in suite laundry and underground secure parking make it very attractive for new home owners or individuals looking to downsize. Around the corner you will find grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops. Just a few minutes to downtown Victoria and handy to buslines to UVic and Camosun College. Bring your pets with you!
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I have sold a property at 2327 Orchard AVE in SIDNEY.
OPEN HOUSE SATURDAY FEB 21 1-2:30!!! Located in one of Sidney's most coveted locations, this 2004 built 3 bed 3 bath home offers an expansive main level floor plan that impresses from the moment you enter. With a Chef inspired kitchen for the most discerning culinary enthusiasts, offering a ton of natural light with incredible indoor-outdoor transitions, this home is ideal for entertaining throughout the seasons. With ample driveway parking for guests, boats and RV's this home has something for everyone. If you are looking for a low maintenance turn-key investment in the Heart of Sidney, this is the property for you. Situated only a short stroll away from everything Sidney has to offer, the quintessential Sidney lifestyle close to the Airport and Ferries is yours in this coveted Sidney address. Whether downsizing or buying your first home, don't miss this incredible opportunity in the Sidney Marketplace.
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Please click the link below to access the BC Real Estate Associations Economic Outlook on how the Covid-19 caused recession is likely to impact real estate in the next year.  I'm feeling pretty smug about this as the top economist agrees almost exactly with what I've been telling my clients!  Have a read and then call me to talk about the timing of a purchase or sale in today's market.  Don't forget to click over to my selling pages to request a free market evaluation too!  Cheers


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I have listed a new property at 118 10459 Resthaven DR in SIDNEY.
Priced to sell. Beautifully renovated condo in Sidney by the Sea! Only steps to the oceanside, modern updates in a spacious 900+ sqft of living space. One bedroom, 1.5 baths with ocean glimpses from the full-sized deck. Lovely South-East exposure. Beautiful kitchen completely updated with Kitchen Craft cabinetry, stainless stainless appliances, sparkling Quartz countertops, trendy subway tile backsplash and convenient in-cabinet lighting. Intelligent layout, real Maple hardwood floors, ceramic tile and en-suite bath w-walk in shower. In-suite storage and secure underground parking. Sought after complex w-indoor pool, gym, private manicured gardens and picnic area, pool table room and adjacent to tennis courts, workshop. Easy walk to everything Sidney has to offer--shopping, entertainment, dining, marinas!
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I have listed a new property at 210 2227 James White BLVD in SIDNEY.
Priced to sell! Immaculately renovated condo, floors, doors, tile etc. It shows like new! Outfitted with high quality fixtures and appliances, this private corner unit home is turn-key! A very functional kitchen that is open to a bright and sunny living space with a wonderful private balcony. This home offers an in-suite laundry room. A very quiet as it is situated on the private side of the building in a wonderful neighbourhood. Excellent building with a great Strata for worry-free living. Includes parking and storage locker. Walking distance to everything Sidney has to offer. Easy to show.
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I have listed a new property at 1129 2600 Ferguson RD in SAANICHTON.
Priced to sell! TERRIFIC GROUND FLOOR OCEAN SIDE LOCATION. Very nice 2 bed 2 bath condo in well managed building, LARGE patio and a corner unit! Tennis court, woodworking shop, pool, exercise room, guest suites available, secure underground parking, storage locker. 55+ building.
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I have sold a property at 1345 Munro RD in NORTH SAANICH.
A beautiful rural 4.88 acre lot in the ALR. Generous setbacks will enable you to build a HUGE COUNTRY ESTATE. Municipal Water, Hydro, and Natural Gas at the lot line or across the street. The municipal sewage system is not currently available so a septic system will need to be created. Note that modern septic systems are very efficient and environmentally friendly and relatively inexpensive. If you utilized the entire area allocated for a dwelling you would still have significant space for a horse riding ring, orchard or vineyard or even lease out to neighboring farms for hay, barley etc. Another bonus is that the ocean beaches are just a short stroll down the country road. This property is listed under assessed value and is considerably priced less then the neighboring lots.
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Buying a condo, bareland strata, townhouse or duplex? Well then you should know that the process is significantly more complex than dealing with a single family home and presents buyers, sellers, and their REALTORS® with additional risks! The best way to avoid problems sneaking up on you and biting you in the behind is for YOU to read and understand the strata documents and the implications, costs, and risks they alert you to. Knowing what to look for is key! 


Just like needing a lawyer to review contracts of purchase and sale, manage the disbursements of funds, and the transfer of title in a rigorous and timely fashion your REALTOR® is required to review all the pertinent strata documents as part of our services to buyers and sellers. In all honesty most REALTORS® are not expert in this area. 


Even though I have taken supplemental specialized training in the purchase and sale of strata properties I don't consider myself an expert either! So, I recommend that you have your lawyer review and provide you with a summary of these sometimes very complex documents every time! There are a number of companies that specialize in the review of strata documents and I typically share the cost of their services with my clients. The more you know the better decisions you will make!  


The following is a list of documents we recommend reviewing with every transaction:

  • Current Form B – Within 30 days;
  • Current Financial Statement – Within 60 days;
  • Latest Depreciation Report (Should come with the Form B);
  • Insurance Certificate;
  • Rental Disclosure Statement (should come with the Form B);
  • Registered Bylaws;
  • Rules (should come with the Form B);
  • Strata Plan;
  • Form V: Schedule of Unit Entitlement;
  • AGM/SGM Minutes – Two years;
  • AGM/SGM Notices – Two years;
  • Council Minutes – Two years; and,
  • Any Engineers Reports.

I hope you found this helpful and if you have any questions please reach out. Happy to help!

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I wrote this blog a few years back about tranistions... happy to say I'm still loving working in Real Estate and I owe much of that to my clients!  Hope you enjoy...


About ten years ago I stepped out of the hustle and bustle of a busy career in Business Development and Corporate Sales. My wife had recently been diagnosed with a degenerative disease and life seemed to too short to spend 14 hour days meeting with clients over endless details, attending mind numbing progress meetings, managing the proposal process, and chasing an ever increasing quota. After helping to find our employees meaningful employment elsewhere and helping the business owner to sell the business it was time to decompress. Knowing that my wife was losing her mobility we decided to sell our multi-level home of nearly twenty years, and plan for the coming phase of our lives together.


Shortly thereafter we listed the home and were sitting at a local Starbucks, metaphorically arm wrestling about what part of town we would move to, when our realtor called to say we had received a close-to-full-price cash offer. The guy at the table next to ours had overheard the conversations and dropped his news paper on our table and said, "you don't have to decide right away, check this out" and pointed at the travel page of the local rag. The light bulbs blinked on and within ten minutes we decided that we would simply park the cash and go travelling!


We spent a good chunk of the next decade travelling to points near and far, and although we aren't totally cured of the travel bug we are satiated for the time being. We bought a beautiful rancher in a great neighbourhood that my wife has come to love. (I have resisted the temptation to say "I told you so", because you know ... ) I must have read three hundred novels, gone to dozens of lectures, spent countless hours on social media, taken up new sports, and social activities, and yet I became bored up to my eyeballs! I was developing "retired brain"!


Besides a depleted retirement fund (ten years of cruising and globe trotting will do that to the best of us), something was missing... In my first career of about twenty years I'd been a consulting psychologist and practicing family therapist. Thirty some years ago the personal development gurus and professional development leaders discovered that money, fame, and glory are not the key motivators that drive the most successful people to excel. We know now that the real driver is the feeling of self-esteem that most of us develop primarily from making real contributions to our families, friends, and communities; and from contributing to the success of teams, and achieving difficult goals. So I had to do something before I became depressed and just another grumpy old guy (GOG) hanging out at the coffee shop solving the world's problems with the other GOGs.


I considered becoming a CFP, a mortgage broker, retraining and revisiting a private practice in counselling, and back to business development in the IT world - shudder. After long deliberation with my wife and talking with friends and colleagues, I decided to enrol in the Real Estate Trading Services program at UBC's Sauder School of Business. The first thing I realized was that my assumption that all the reading I had done while retired, although enjoyable, hadn't helped my memory an iota or caused me to THINK. WOW talk about lazy brain! I'd read the first three chapters of the course's text book and went to do the assignments and I couldn't remember a damned thing! Holy Molly! I had to re-read those chapters three times before getting back into learning mode. The course is about half real estate law (how not to get sued) and finance (how to do the calculations that mortgage brokers do in the real world). About 70% of the people that write the exam fail it on their first attempt so my anxiety was peeked beyond belief!


Having completed the program, (and killing the exam by the way) I'm now working at REMAX Camosun in Victoria BC. I'm feeling great about having accomplished the first step to making a contribution in people's lives again. Buying and selling a home is one of the most stressful things people do. Not only are our homes one of the largest investments we make and hold over the course of our lives, we raise our families in them, we spend countless hours maintaining them, updating them, renovating them, and ultimately a ton of emotional investment in our homes. My goal is to help make these transitions as painless as possible for people that trust me to safeguard their interests during these transactions. My sales motto and signature tag line is: "Working in Your Best Interests - First and Always".


If anyone reading this is feeling stuck with "retirement brain", whether you are actually retired or not, go ahead take up a real challenge and make the move! It can lift your self-esteem and hopefully will be rewarding too! So, now I'll ask for your help... if you know of anyone that is considering a move to, from, or within Greater Victoria please give them my contact information and let me know you did! Thanks


PS - I'm sure my wife is happy to have me out from under her foot all day now too!

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I have sold a property at 1628 Barrett DR in NORTH SAANICH.
Very well maintained one level rancher with a bonus room and half bathroom above the garage. Open floor plan. 2 bedrooms plus a den on the main with a 3rd bdrm upstairs. Large kitchen w/quartz counter tops, built in oven & stove top plus lots of cabinets. Nice eating area looking over the back yard. Family room has 2 sky lights, free standing stove and patio door to back yard. Huge Master has large en-suite w/soaker tub, separate shower, dble sinks with granite counter tops. Main bath has been updated, new tub surround, granite counter tops and new sink and updated vanity. Bonus rm has a 2 pce bath & attic storage access. John Dean Provincial Park is just up the street. 7 min to Sidney or 15 min to Royal Oak. Offer collapsed - Open House Monday 1-3pm
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I have sold a property at 307 7161 West Saanich RD in BRENTWOOD BAY.
Beautiful south-east facing corner Unit, in the heart of Brentwood Bay. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with plenty of light from big bay windows in bedrooms & living room. Spacious living room & open floor plan to kitchen. 2 LCP covered parking spots one being underground and the other outside under the decks. Storage locker and bike rack locker in basement. Elevator & stairs at your convenience. Well Maintained Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher & Fridge in Unit. Freshly Painted, new Bedroom floors. Brentwood Village awaits with its great parks, schools, groceries, butcher, coffee shops, pubs and just moments from the ocean. Living here is a terrific lifestyle choice as it is just far enough from Victoria to enjoy pastoral ambiance yet a short commute to Victoria's nightlife. Move up and live the dream. Reviewing offers 6pm on Friday July 26th If not sold by the weekend will host open house both days 1-3pm
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