Income investment opportunity, Retail Strip Mall in downtown Sidney on Bevan Ave..First time on the market. C1 Zoning, latent development potential. Easy care investment, all leases are triple net. Large 1 acre plus Lot with 236 ft road frontage, Located behind Save on Foods grocery. Offers excellent future Development opportunity.Great long term tenants, triple net leases.Easy off street parking for consumers for stop and go retail shopping. Prime downtown location in Sidney by the Sea, 20 Minutes to downtown Victoria, 5 minutes to the Victoria International Airport and 10 minutes to BC Ferries to the Vancouver mainland. Popular Waterfront community affectionately known as “Sidney by the Sea”
Exclusive Listing. Located in the copular Village Place Trailer Co-Op Park next to Goldstream Park. No Pad fee, just a monthly maintenance fee currently $225 per month, includes Water.Septic and Garbage.Upgraded windows and furnace( not original) Second Roof Structure creates and covered carport. Well run Co-Operative, purchase includes 1/93 share of the park(approx 10 acres). Pets Allowed, Occupants 19 years of age or over. Easy commute to Langford Box Stores and Highway to downtown Victoria and up island just 5 minutes away. Goldstream Park within walking distance. Viewing by Appointment Only.
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It’s That Time Again to Bring your unwanted good used Books for the 21st ANNUAL TIMES COLONIST BOOK DRIVE
All Funds Raised by The Times Colonist Raise-A-Reader campaign go to schools and literacy groups on Vancouver Island.
Books are all categorized on tables by Volunteers and laid out by Subject, like Gardening Books, Computers, Business, Fiction Novels by authors, History, Education, Cooking and so on.
Drop off your Good Used Used Books:
VICTORIA CURLING CLUB
Parking Lot: 1952 Quadra Street
April 21 & April 22
9am-3:30pm each day
Please pack books in boxes or bags we can keep. PLEASE NO early Birds or: Encyclopedias, text books, magazines, medical books, outdated reference material, Readers Dogests or National Geographics.
Questios, email: TCBookDrive@timescolonist.com
21st 2018 TC Used Book Sales May 5-May 6
See Last Years Blog Post on TC Annual Book Sale.
GORDON HEAD & LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE |MARCH 2018
This popular bedroom community is always popular with Victoria home buyers. One reason is the University of Victoria is Located on the SE corner of this neighbourhood in our Sannich Municipality. Just North of the District of Oak Bay another popular neighbourhood in Victoria, BC- See Victoria Map.
32 homes have Sold & Pending Sold in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park since January 1, 2018.
If you are getting ready to sell your Gordon Head or Lambrick Park Home soon, I make it easy to find out what your home is worth in the current busy real estate market. #fredcarvergordonhead
I created an easy to use (Go Here) >Gordon Head Current Market Analysis page to help Gordon Head & Lambrick Park Home owners search online to find out what their homes are worth today. This Easy to use Search tool includes all types of Gordon Head and Lambrick Park Real Estate i.e Homes, Condos, Strata Duplex’s and Townhouses currently for sale.
Find our more about what’s going on with Gordon Head and Lambrick Park real estate Goggle Fred Carver Gordon Head.
Currently today on March 26 there are Only 18 Homes For Sale. Ranging in Price from $699,500 on Shelbourne St to $2,777,000 on Ferndale Dr.
Call me Fred Carver direct 250-413-7042 to set up an appointment to View Gordon Head and Lambrick Park Homes For Sale…
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I created an easy to use map search tool to find the location, price and photos of all the current homes For Sale in Gordon Head and Lambrick Park in Victoria, BC
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GORDON HEAD & LAMBRICK PARK REAL ESTATE |MARCH 2018
Six Simple Things You Can Do to Ensure a Smooth Home Purchase
|Buying a home can be an emotional, time-consuming, and complex process. There are a few things that you can do to help make the process go as smooth as possible:
If You are looking for a Home in Victoria BC you have come to the right place.
1.) Check your credit.Before you apply for a home loan, regardless of your credit, it’s a smart idea to obtain a copy of your credit report from the three major credit bureaus and review the information. If there are errors or things that need to be addressed, it’s easier to address them before you have found a house, than after you have found a house and are trying to close your loan.
If you know that there are a few blemishes on your credit, let your lender know what they are, why they are there, and why you are a still good credit risk. Lenders look at your credit to determine how likely you will pay back the loan. If you had extenuating circumstances – like a loss of a job or medical bills – let them know so that they understand that it is not likely to happen again in the future.
2.) Get approved before you buy.An approval means that a lender has reviewed your credit history, verified your assets and employment, and has approved your loan before you have found a home to purchase. As long as the home appraises for at least the purchase price, the loan should close.
Getting approved also gives you an advantage over other buyers. Your firm approval makes it easier for you to negotiate on the price of a home, than a person who is not approved or is pre-qualified.
While getting pre-qualified may sound official, it is really just getting an idea of what you can afford. Its having a person plug in a few numbers that you give them – your monthly income and your monthly debt – and getting an approximate payment calculated. From the payment, the calculator can approximate the house price range that you can afford. No information is verified. Because your assets, income or credit is not verified, a pre-qualification has little value when purchasing a home.
3.) Find a great buyer’s agent.
Traditionally real estate agents represent the sellers in a transaction. When you are not working with a buyer’s agent, they are less likely to negotiate the best price or contingencies for you.
Often times the house you find may be in a neighborhood that you’re not familiar with, which is ok. It just means that you’ll have to do a little more research. If you find a house that you like, ask for a list of the neighborhood properties that sold in the last year. How does your home rank? Is it at the top of the price range? If so, it might be hard to resell. Is it average or on the low end? If so, great – as the other home prices go up in value, they will pull your home’s value up as well.
Ask your Realtor for a copy of the documents you will be asked to sign if you decide to buy the house. Read them ahead of time so that you’ll understand the questions that you will be asked, the things you need to know, and the decisions you will need to make.
There is a lot of money at stake. No house is perfect. Understanding and remembering these two statements will help diffuse the negotiation stage, the inspection stage and the closing stage.
Are You Interested in Honey Bees or buying Local Honey in Victoria, BC? Or maybe even having your own Honey?
Urban Bee Honey at 6440 West Saanich Rd has a little something for everyone at their Farm. This Spring they Sell Seed and Bulb kits for your garden so everyone can easily do their Best part to help feed the Bees.
Learn the Fundamentals of Beekeeping on April 7-8/2018.
Taught by Lindsay Dault and Julia Common at the Mary Winspear Community Centre in Sidney BC , Tickets are Available online on Everbright.
Are You Interested in Honey Bees or Bee Keeping and Making Your Own Honey?
Among the things to do in Victoria, the world-class attractions are worthy of a prominent place on your travel itinerary—Butchart Gardens, say, or the Royal BC Museum. For visitors on a budget, however, there are plenty of free things to do in Victoria. Here are some of our $0 favorites:
#1 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Stroll the Causeway
The Causeway is the bustling pedestrian walkway circling the Inner Harbour. It’s repeatedly voted the best people-watching spot in Victoria and offers beautiful views of the water, the Parliament Buildings and the skyline. Here, you can grab the Harbour Ferry for a 45-minute tour of the Gorge Waterway.
• The Inner Harbour and Causeway, near the intersection of Belleville St. and Government St., map
#2 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Take in the docks
The docks at Fisherman’s Wharf are home to charming fishing boats, float homes and a wonderful new children’s playground. If you are willing to spare a bit of cash, there are other things to do at this Victoria landmark, such as sample yummy ice cream and fish and chips.
• Fisherman’s Wharf, near the intersection of Erie St. and Dallas Rd., fishermanswharfvictoria.com, map
#3 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Tour the natural parks
The Capital Region—that is, the Greater Victoria area and the Gulf Islands—is home to an excellent collection of natural parks, from the beach-front Island View Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula to the wild and rugged East Sooke Park on the West Coast. A variety of free, drop-in programs are scheduled throughout the year (see the events calendar here).
• Victoria’s parks, various locations, 250-478-3344, crd.bc.ca/parks
#4 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Tour Chinatown
The colourful shops and sidewalks of Canada’s oldest Chinatown are sure to brighten your visit no matter what the time of year. Admire the historical murals, walk Canada’s narrowest street and browse the eclectic shops for hints of the community’s fascinating past.
• Victoria’s Chinatown, around Herald St. and Government St., map
#5 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Beacon Hill Park
This 183-acre park in downtown Victoria offers plenty of things to do, including a playground, year-round gardens and duck ponds, plus a seasonal water park and 18-hole putting green. A petting zoo welcomes guests from spring through fall for a small admission fee.
• Beacon Hill Park, south shore along Dallas Rd., beaconhillpark.com
• Map and reviews
#6 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Jump in the lakes
Come summer, visitors can cool off at one of the region’s many fine lakes. Local favourites include Elk and Beaver Lake Regional Park on the Saanich Peninsula, Thetis Lake Regional Park in the community of View Royal (15 minutes from downtown) and, a little further afield, Matheson Lake in Metchosin.
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#7 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Window shopping
The ideal window shopping destination in the city is historic Government Street. It’s an excellent place to pick through souvenirs, peruse top-notch retail stores and to see the remnants of the city’s 19th century start as Fort Victoria.
• Government Street, between Herald St. and Humboldt St., map
#8 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Snap a picture with totem poles
Head to the Royal BC Museum grounds and explore the many totem poles at Thunderbird Park. Mostly carved by Gitxsan, Haida and Kwakwaka’wakw artists, these striking artefacts are deeply associated with native culture of the region. Of all thing things to do in Victoria, this is one of the most memorable—and quintessential.
• Thunderbird Park, Royal BC Museum, 250-356-7226, website
• Map and reviews
#9 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Walking the breakwater
Located just a few minutes from the Inner Harbour on the James Bay waterfront, the breakwater offers a different view of the city and gives visitors a chance to take in Na’Tsa’ Maht – The Unity Wall, which depicts the history of the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations.
• James Bay Breakwater, access from Dock St. and Dallas Rd., map
#10 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Watch bald eagles and the salmon run
The best place to watch the autumn salmon run is Goldstream Provincial Park, in Victoria’s West Shore neighbourhood. The park offers walking and hiking trails past waterfalls, and the river where the fish return upstream to spawn. Winter brings majestic bald eagles to the park, visible on and above the treetops. You can learn about all these species at the Nature House, located on-site.
• Goldstream Provincial Park, Trans-Canada Hwy, just north of the village of Goldstream, 250-478-9414, goldstreampark.com
• Map and reviews
#11 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Admire BC’s awesome art
Browse the stunning works of art on display at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, which offers pay-what-you-can days on the first Tuesday of every month. The permanent exhibit of Emily Carr works showcases British Columbia’s premiere artist.
• Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, 1040 Moss St., 250-384-4171, aggv.bc.ca
• Map and reviews
#12 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: See the view from a mountain top
Victoria offers plenty of uphill hikes that pay off with gorgeous vistas. Mill Hill Regional Park‘s easy 200-metre climb is a great choice that’s close to town. More experienced hikers may want to try Lone Tree Hill Regional Park and Mt. Finlayson in Goldstream Provincial Park. Be sure to pick up a trail map before departing and leave plenty of time to return before dark.
#13 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Drive the Scenic Marine Route
Capture the city’s picturesque oceanfront with a leisurely drive or cycle along the well-marked Scenic Marine Route.
#14 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Walk the history
A stroll through downtown takes on a whole different meaning when you follow the Signs of Lekwungen. These bronze markers provide an interpretive route along the Inner Harbour and surrounding areas that honours the art, history and culture of the Coast Salish people who have resided in the Victoria area for generations.
• Signs of Lekwungen, throughout downtown Victoria, website
#15 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Go fish
For anglers, near-the-city opportunities include Elk Lake (on the Saanich Peninsula) and Langford and Thetis Lakes (in the West Shore community). The pier at the foot of Sidney’s Beacon Avenue is another popular saltwater spot. Check with local outfitters for license requirements.
#16 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Take a ghost tour
Victoria is known as the most haunted city in British Columbia, and you can enjoy a self-guided ghost tour for free by picking up a guide at the Inner Harbour Visitor Centre. Stops include the Old Burying Ground, Ross Bay Cemetery and Bastion Square—formerly a courthouse ruled by “the hanging judge,” Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, and considered by many to be Victoria’s most haunted spot.
#17 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Bike the geography
Experience every aspect of the Capital Region’s picturesque landscape, from rolling agricultural lands to West Coast forest, by taking a bike trip along the Lochside and Galloping Goose multi-use trails which are set up along a former rail lines.
#18 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Surfing and skimboarding
Skimboarders can take advantage of the open expanse of flat, sandy beach at Witty’s Lagoon in Metchosin (just be sure to check the tide tables before heading out), while surfers watch for the perfect waves to appear at Jordan River and Sombrio Beach.
#19 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: The sculpture walk
In the charming Sidney-by-the-Sea, which is a quick drive north of Victoria, you’ll find the Sidney Sculpture Walk—a waterfront walkway that leads past several evocative outdoor works of art.
• Sidney Seaside Sculpture Walk, foot of Beacon St., Sidney, sculpturewalk.ca
#20 FREE THING TO DO IN VICTORIA: Go kayaking
To experience the natural West Coast environment, paddlers should hit up protected oceanfront waters. We recommend Cadboro Bay on the Juan de Fuca shore near the University of Victoria.
• Cadboro Bay, at the foot of Sinclair Rd., cadborobayvillage.com
Easter long weekend is just around the corner! Are you looking for a fun getaway for the whole family? It just so happens that the beautiful Salt Spring Market opens just in time! Delicious local food, fresh produce, coffee shops and boutique shops. The best part is, is that you can catch the ferry in the morning, and be back in Victoria by the evening.
Click here for more information –> Salt Spring Farmers Market
Click here for ferry schedule & fees –> Ferry Schedule