I have sold a property at 27A 920 Whittaker Rd in Malahat.
Surrounded by nature and sitting on a gorgeous sunny and private spot. This spacious 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is complete with a nicely appointed kitchen and bathroom, gorgeous floors and more. The front yard is fenced to accommodate the kids or the pets. The rear yard is sunny and spacious, perfect for a get together or playing in the sun. Located just minutes away from Spectacle lake provincial park an ideal spot for fishing or cooling off in the summer heat. Nature surrounds this park and adventure awaits! dont delay floorplans online.
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Please visit our Open House at 992 Ariane Pl in Langford.
Open House on Saturday, May 28, 2022 12:00PM - 2:00PM Come by the open house this Saturday from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. This three bedroom home built in 2017, offers all the modern-day amenities. Open concept on the main, with a gourmet kitchen, perfect for entertaining. Upstairs, there are 3 spacious bedrooms. The primary bedroom has a walk in closet and boasts spa-like ensuite with heated floors and a massive walk in shower.
This well crafted home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac that backs the forested green belt to give you added privacy. Walking through the front door, you enter into the bright open concept kitchen and living area with generous 9ft ceilings. In the designer kitchen you’ll love the island/breakfast bar with seating for four. The Kitchen also features a gas range, massive walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliance package. On the main floor you’ll also find sliding glass doors that open onto the back patio and out to the lush backyard and the nature belt. Upstairs, there are 3 spacious bedrooms, the open office, and a laundry area. The primary bedroom has a walk in closet and boasts spa-like ensuite with heated floors and a massive walk in shower. This home is not only beautifully built, it’s also in a great location, within walking distance to Olympic View Golf Course, Red Barn Market and many other amenities of Latoria Walk.
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I have listed a new property at 992 Ariane Pl in Langford.
This well crafted home is located in a quiet cul-de-sac that backs the forested green belt to give you added privacy. Walking through the front door, you enter into the bright open concept kitchen and living area with generous 9ft ceilings. In the designer kitchen you’ll love the island/breakfast bar with seating for four. The Kitchen also features a gas range, massive walk-in pantry, and stainless steel appliance package. On the main floor you’ll also find sliding glass doors that open onto the back patio and out to the lush backyard and the nature belt. Upstairs, there are 3 spacious bedrooms, the open office, and a laundry area. The primary bedroom has a walk in closet and boasts spa-like ensuite with heated floors and a massive walk in shower. This home is not only beautifully built, it’s also in a great location, within walking distance to Olympic View Golf Course, Red Barn Market and many other amenities of Latoria Walk.
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I have listed a new property at 102D 1115 Craigflower Rd in Esquimalt.
Gorgeous CORNER Unit with Golf Course views from this 2bdrm plus den condo at the Ironwood!! Features one of the largest patio's in the building. Gorgeous rock wall with railing creating a wall of privacy on the patio, along with amazing views to lush green surroundings and golf course views! Lovely spacious kitchen area with pantry and eating bar. Hardwood flooring throughout, with rich cork flooring in foyer and kitchen area. Master bedroom is 18x11, with walk thru closet, and ensuite. Boasts 9ft ceilings and gorgeous west facing windows bringing in loads of natural light. This condo has more of a townhouse feel as no stairs or elevator are needed, but secure like a second floor. RENTALS ALLOWED, PET FRIENDLY, secure underground parking and guest suite!
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I have listed a new property at 232 770 Fisgard St in Victoria.
Welcome to this bright and spacious condo located in Downtown Victoria’s historic Hudson building! Completed in 2010, with 1190 sq ft of living space, this 2 bedroom 2 bathroom corner unit will be sure to please! Prepare to be impressed by top quality appliances, quartz countertops, engineered oak hardwood floors, geothermal heating/cooling, oversized windows throughout, and an open living concept that flows out to a 550 sq ft balcony perfect for entertaining friend and family! This unit is complete with in-suite laundry, a larger sized den, underground parking, and separate storage. Resting above the Victoria Public Market, enjoy door step access a mix of artisan shops and services including coffee, restaurants, banking, transit and a yoga studio! Head up to the rooftop patio to experience all the location has to offer with breathtaking views of the city, the ocean, and the inner harbour. PETS and RENTALS WELCOME!
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Your final walk-through gives you the opportunity to examine your almost-home a few days — or sometimes hours — before closing. 

As you envision where to put the couch or where your favorite piece of art will hang, the excitement of closing may take over. However, a final walk-through can help you determine if the home is in the same shape it was during the inspection. It also gives you a chance to make sure there are not any unexpected surprises, like flooded floors or insect damage.

Come prepared with this checklist during your final walk-through.

  • Run water in sinks, bathtubs and showers, looking for any leaks or water issues.

  • Turn on and off all appliances.

  • Run garbage disposal and test exhaust fans in kitchen.

  • Open and close any garage doors.

  • Flush all toilets.

  • Turn on and off all light switches.

  • Test all outlets. (Hint: Bring your phone charger with you to test)

  • Inspect all floors, walls and ceilings, searching for water damage or other issues.

  • Turn on and off both heating and air conditioning.

  • Open and close all windows and doors.

  • Ensure all debris has been removed.

  • Check perimeter of home, inspecting gutters, siding and landscaping.

  • Compare list of items included with the home with what is actually there, like appliances or shelving.

  • Verify any repairs that have been made since the inspection.

While there may be other items you specifically want to look for, I hope this list helps get you started. I am here to answer any questions you may have before we sign the papers!


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Buyer Tip: Tax Deductions

When you’re buying a house for the first time you’re mostly worried about all of the costs that come with being a new home owner. It can seem overwhelming as you'll have closing costs, lawyer fees, REALTOR® fees (if applicable), moving costs, etc. Luckily, there are a few great ways to get back money back on your new investment. Check out these deductions and make sure to save this post for tax time next year!

1. The First-Time Home Buyer Incentive helps first-time homebuyers without adding to their financial burdens. Eligible first-time homebuyers who have the minimum down payment for an insured mortgage can apply to finance a portion of their home purchase through a shared equity mortgage with the Government of Canada.

2. The Home Buyers’ Amount offers a $5,000 non-refundable income tax credit amount on a qualifying home acquired during the year. For an eligible individual, the credit will provide up to $750 in federal tax relief.

3. The Home Buyers' Plan (HBP) is a program that allows you to withdraw up to $35,000 in a calendar year from your registered retirement savings plans (RRSPs) to buy or build a qualifying home for yourself or for a related person with a disability.

4. You may qualify for a rebate of part of the GST or HST that you paid on the purchase price or cost of building your new house, on the cost of substantially renovating or building a major addition onto your existing house, or on converting a non-residential property into a house.

5. The Canada Greener Homes grants and loans are helping Canadian homeowners across the country improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce their energy bills. Eligible homeowners will be able to receive grants and loans to make energy-efficient retrofits to their homes.


Contact us today to learn more! 

Island Homes Group

David Silletta *PREC | Agustin Torres *PREC

☎️ David: 250.888.6924 | Agustin: 250.886.8520

info@IslandHomesGroup.ca

www.IslandHomesGroup.ca⁠



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I have listed a new property at 292 Perimeter Pl in Colwood.
Nestled between Royal Bay and the picturesque Esquimalt Lagoon this upscale neighborhood stands above the rest with its high caliber homes and walkability to the trails and beaches. This custom home was built to take advantage of the lot and the surrounding views. The home features a modern open concept layout. The main level is complete with bamboo floors, large windows, and a gas fireplace, perfect for relaxing and ambiance. The bedrooms on the upper level have expansive views, ideal for relaxing. The lower level has an extremely flexible floorplan, and an additional one-bedroom suite as well that is a great mortgage helper or perfect for the extended family or nanny. The beautiful tiered yard is fully landscaped with mature flower beds and an irrigation system. The home has been wonderfully looked after and loved, it's now ready for the next family. Floorplans online, don't delay.
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I have listed a new property at 6985 A Larkspur Rd in Sooke.
Located minutes from the heart of Sooke and many local walking trails and family parks, this 3 bed 3 bathroom home has been masterfully appointed to maximize space. The open concept layout and access to the yard makes this an easy home to entertain in. The lower level is bright and sunny with big windows leading to a massive yard perfect for kids to play in or the dogs to run around. The upper level has 3 bedrooms with massive closets and 2 full bathrooms. Dont delay floorplans online!
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Open House Etiquette

Let’s talk about open houses. We love hosting them, but sometimes we see buyers that just don't know what to do to get the most out of their showings. Or they feel awkward because they don't know some of the common etiquettes of touring someone else's home.

So here’s how you can put your best foot forward at your next open house visit!

1. Open houses are for you to go and attend without having to schedule an appointment. Just show up and view at your own pace.

2. Gauge the competition. Take note of how many other buyers are there. If it's busy, you may have some competition.

3. Redefine your non-negotiables. Seeing homes in person may give you a better sense of what your real needs and wants are in a home.


And make sure to follow these etiquette rules:


DO

- Focus on listings that fit your criteria for budget and location.

- Walk in, unless a sign is posted that tells you to knock or ring the bell

- Ask if you can take photos or a video

- Take notes on your phone


DON’T:

- Bring anything messy. Yes, this includes food, drink, pets, and children.

- Use the bathroom—they're not public!!!

- Touch things. You wouldn’t want someone touching your stuff while you’re away, right?

- Criticize the owner’s style. You never know who is listening, so take photos and save it for the car


And remember, if you like this house, you can always schedule another showing with your agent where you get to investigate in depth.


Don’t forget these tips for your next open house!


Island Homes Group

David Silletta *PREC | Agustin Torres *PREC

☎️ David: 250.888.6924 | Agustin: 250.886.8520

info@IslandHomesGroup.ca

www.IslandHomesGroup.ca⁠



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