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Long House at Thunderbird Park, Downtown Victoria, Next to Royal BC Museum Current Real Estate Inventory For Sale in Greater Victoria
Last week total inventory was 3720 active listings, this week total inventory is 3845 for an increase of 125 additional properties for sale in Greater Victoria or approx. 3.5% increase in one week. When we compare to this the past weeks sales (199) and properties removed (103, due to cancelation and or expired) from the market by 302 properties, we can see that although the market sales (0 comments)
real estate: Reasons For Giving Handmade Gifts - 04/23/11 01:41 PM
Reasons For Giving Handmade Gifts Handmade gifts may seem tacky when you think about it but they are pretty acceptable especially during these times when the recession is wreaking havoc in our finances. If you still need convincing, here are some of the reasons why you should give handmade gifts. 1. It’s the trend Believe it or not but it is all the rage right now to give handmade gifts. Blame it to the recession but people are finding that giving handmade gifts is charming, practical and sweet. People now realize that you can give quality gifts without really spending a (2 comments)
real estate: To Keep or not to Keep, that is the Question - 04/23/11 11:44 AM
To Keep or not to Keep, that is the Question There are many great reasons for having a yard sale. Some people have yard sales before they move so they don't have to pack and ship belongings they aren't using. Sometimes they are updating the look of their home and sell their old belongings to make money and room for the new ones. Sometimes your children just grow like weeds and rapidly outgrow both their clothes and their toys. It could also simply be the desire to purge all those items you've held onto for so long, thinking you'd find (7 comments)
Spring Is Really Here ..... "The Evidence From Our Yard" Spring In Greater Victoria is such an amazing time of the year, there are flowers everywhere, today I took a short trip, ....... to our backyard and took a few quick shots of some of the remnants of Peter's Dutch heritage.... We hope you like them...
This Information was provided to you compliments of Victoria BC Realtors, "Peter and Linda Pfann", Certified Professional Consultant on Aging (CPCA)®. CPCAs are committed to providing exceptional service, (39 comments)
real estate: How Will You Tell Your Story ... "Ethical Wills" - 04/21/11 08:15 PM
Telling Your Story In Your Own Words "Ethical Wills" You probably did not wait until you officially became a “senior citizen” to prepare your will. Most of us put one together early in life and at least when we have children and realize we do have assets and we need to make sure the kids are taken care of in the case of an accident that suddenly takes you out of their lives. So you know well what goes into your will and how to document exactly how you want your estate taken care of in the event of (4 comments)
real estate: Are Today's Buyers...... Sharks ? - 04/19/11 08:38 PM
Are Today's Buyers.... Sharks ? Unlike the impression created by some ...... We Don't Think So!!! A few recent blogs would give Buyers, Realtors and Sellers the impression that buyers are just greedy and acting wrongly when they make low offers. My Questions are : Does the Seller not have the right to say "NO" to any offer? In what way is it wrong for buyers to want the get the very best possible deal ? Would you as the Agent for your buyer (2 comments)
Did you know that April 19th is “get to know your customer day”? An odd reason to celebrate or have a party, but a great reason for us to have an honest discussion. In this cold, impersonal world we live and work in, it is rare to actually know the people you work with, buy from, or associate with on a more casual level. Which is Sad, Don’t you agree? Knowing interesting things about people certainly makes for some interesting conversations! Some things about us that you may not know about us… Peter Pfann grew up in; Hilversum, Holland (2 comments)
One of our Favourite Bloggers (Lenn Harley) posted a Pfanntastic reminder on our Favourite Blogging site (Active Rain) about the need to keep a good eye on the condition of your property while you own it.... In our high humidity and rain-forest climate, we know that water and moisture can do a great deal of damage in a relatively short period of time, which is the main cause of problems in and around your home. Having a professional complete a proper inspection once every 3 to 5 years for your property can and will save a lot of grief, and (3 comments)
real estate: Walking Under a Blanket of Beauty - 04/17/11 06:48 PM
Walking Under a Blanket of Beauty, is how Linda and I felt the other day on a little visit to Downtown Victoria It is so easy to take the Beauty and Climate of Greater Victoria for granted, but when Gary Coles posted a few pictures about "Spring in the Rockies" I could not stop shivering and feeling rather cold...... Many people still think that living in Canada automatically means : Ice, Snow, Polar Bears, Mittens and Snow Boots........ In and Around Greater Victoria this could not be further from the truth...... Here are a few pictures from just the other day (11 comments)
real estate: Greater Victoria Real Estate Activity Weekly Market Watch For April 10 - April 17, 2011 - 04/17/11 05:46 PM
Greater Victoria Real Estate Activity Weekly Market Watch For April 10 - April 17, 2011 "Inner Harbour Victoria, During Classic Boat Festival 2010", Water Taxi in the Foreground, CP Terminal Building behind the "masts". Every Week Peter and Linda Pfann take a quick reading of the Greater Victoria Real Estate Market (based on MLS information) for you. Below is our overview of the Victoria Real Estate Market over the past week. When you monitor our Victoria Real Estate Daily Market Watch over a period of time you can easily see if and or how the Victoria Real Estate Market is (0 comments)
Songhees Marine Walkway looking towards Fisherman's Warf in James Bay The Greater Victoria, Core Covers: Victoria, Victoria West, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Saanich (East and West). The Greater Victoria, Westshore Covers: Langford, Colwood, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke (incl. Port Renfrew). The Greater Victoria, Peninsula Covers: Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sidney. The Greater Victoria, Islands Covers: Galiano, Mayne, Moresby, Pender, Piers, Prevost, Salt Spring, Saturna, Sidney, and other Gulf Islands. Malahat Area Covers: Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Malahat Proper. Up Island Area Covers: All areas Beyond Mill Bay and Cobble (0 comments)
real estate: Exploring Greater Victoria, ........ One Page at the Time. - 04/16/11 05:06 PM
Exploring Greater Victoria, ........ One Page at the Time. Over the past weeks and months we have researched, collected, read and enjoyed many bits and pieces of the Rich and Diverse history and story about the Greater Victoria area. In doing so we found a wealth of information and stories about Victoria, the people, places and events that have formed and shaped our Community. As we are reading we become more and more excited about sharing information about our little corner of Paradise. In this article we shall show you some of the book covers and lift the covers on some (2 comments)
real estate: Discovering Greater Victoria's Treasures - 04/13/11 07:56 PM
With a name originating from a Queen..... Victoria, it is easy to forget that Greater Victoria was and is full of history from hundreds and thousands of years prior to the British and Spanish ever setting foot on our Shores. A very significant part of our Greater Victoria heritage, history and the very fabric of Vancouver Island, its origins, its lifestyle, its beauty and diversity comes from and we forever owe gratitude and respect to the First Nations of the Nootka and Salish who have lived here for thousands of years. The true origins of the first people in our areas (8 comments)
real estate: Moving To Greater Victoria......? Health Care, Healthy Living, No Problem...! - 04/11/11 07:25 PM
Moving To Greater Victoria......? Health Care, Healthy Living, No Problem...!Vancouver Island and Greater Victoria prides itself of being one of the healthiest places in Canada to live, evidenced with (for example) Sidney BC, a lovely little town about 15 minutes from Victoria, reporting 16.3 % of its population to be over 80 years. Our very mild climate, great scenery, relaxed lifestyle, many easy access services, low unemployment, clean air, and low crime rates etc. attract many people of all ages from all over Canada, North America, Asia and Europe..... Some call Victoria, BC more British than England, Has more flowers than (5 comments)
real estate: Greater Victoria Real Estate Activity Weekly Market Watch For April 03 - April 10, 2011 - 04/10/11 02:51 PM
Greater Victoria Real Estate Activity Weekly Market Watch For April 03 - April 10, 2011 Picture From Esquimalt Lagoon towards Metchosin and the Olympic Mountains (Washington state) in the background) Every Week Peter and Linda Pfann take a quick barometer reading of the Greater Victoria Real Estate Market (based on MLS information) for you. Below is a slightly crude method to see what activity has occurred in the Victoria Real Estate Market over the past 24 hours. When you monitor our Victoria Real Estate Daily Market Watch over a period of time you can easily see if and or how the (2 comments)
Hatley Castle at Royal Roads University The Greater Victoria, Core Covers: Victoria, Victoria West, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, Saanich (East and West). The Greater Victoria, Westshore Covers: Langford, Colwood, Highlands, Metchosin, Sooke (incl. Port Renfrew). The Greater Victoria, Peninsula Covers: Central Saanich, North Saanich, Sidney. The Greater Victoria, Islands Covers: Galiano, Mayne, Moresby, Pender, Piers, Prevost, Salt Spring, Saturna, Sidney, and other Gulf Islands. Malahat Area Covers: Cobble Hill, Mill Bay, Shawnigan Lake, Malahat Proper. Up Island Area Covers: All areas Beyond Mill (0 comments)
real estate: Esquimalt, Senior's Celebration of Spring Tea and Concert April 09, 2011 - 04/06/11 05:57 PM
Esquimalt, Senior's Celebration of Spring Tea and Concert April 09, 2011 This Saturday, April 09, 2011 at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre at 527 Fraser St. Between 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm, we know that the poster states RSVP by April 01, But if you call today or tomorrow, they may still have a few seats available..... Please Call (250) 412 - 8557, and Enjoy this musical Celebration of Spring. Sponsored by the Esquimalt Arts, culture and Special Events Committee, and Esquimalt Parks and Recreation Committee. View Larger Map (0 comments)
real estate: What is Our Next and Best Move? - 04/05/11 06:27 PM
What is (Y) Our Next and Best Move?In Real Estate we the "Realtors" often are asked this very important question..... "What is (Y) Our Next and Best Move"? The outcome and results from that "next and best move" can and often time will have serious implications to the overall and financial well-being of our clients. Very early in my life (Peter's that is), My Dad taught me the amazing game of Chess, and although I only ever beat him once (and I still think he let me win that time) the many lessons I learned from playing chess, with my dad, (6 comments)
real estate: Symphony to my Ears, a Short Lived Marriage, & Power Went to his Head and then they Chopped it off. - 04/05/11 04:51 PM
Symphony to my Ears, a Short Lived Marriage, & Power Went to his Head and then they Chopped it off. Just Your "Average" Day in World History...... Symphony to my Ears, Beethoven's Second Symphony was mostly written during Beethoven's stay at Heiligenstadt in 1802, at which time his deafness was becoming more apparent and he began to realize that it might be incurable. The work was premiered in the Theater an der Wien in Vienna on April 5, 1803
a Short Lived Marriage, Pocahontas, was married today back in 1614, at the age of 19, (married for (2 comments)
real estate: But I Used Heavy Duty Nails, ..... - 04/04/11 06:06 PM
But I Used Heavy Duty Nails, ..... and other reasons, some sellers think they can or need to overprice their homes!!! Every so often we meet with sellers in preparation of selling their home or investment property and discuss the current Market Value of the property to hear one of a number of fairly common reasons the Seller feels that their property is worth more than what the current market value and conditions indicate from our research. We have compiled a bit of a short list of reasons why sellers feel that their home is worth more the the recently sold (16 comments)
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