victoria: January 2014 Housing Starts in Victoria BC - 02/10/14 09:54 PM
January 2014 Housing Starts in Victoria BC
January 2014 Housing Starts in Victoria BC, were trending at 2,150 units compared to 2,194 in December 2013, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Home construction starts modestly trended down in January. The single family home market’s upward trend was offset by the downward trend in multiple-unit homes. said “Lance Jakubec, CMHC Senior Market Analyst.     For January 2014 Housing Starts in Victoria BC, CMHC uses the trend measure as a complement to the Monthly Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rates of housing starts to account for considerable swings in monthly estimates … (7 comments)

victoria: Dangerously Racking (Tilting) Beams And Insufficient Support - 02/03/14 11:22 PM
Are Dangerously Racking (Tilting) Beams And Insufficient Supports in Historic Greater Victoria Homes an Issue? Our Friendly Active Rain Inspection Expert "Jay" shares results from an inspection that should be noted by those home buyers thinking about buying one of our Greater Victoria Historic Beauties...
So many of our Local Historic Homes certainly have the potential to show issues like the ones Jay shared with us in his recent blog post.
With many of our Greater Victoria Historic Homes build on Rock and Boulder Foundations, with limited additional supports it should be noted it may in fact be harder to gain … (10 comments)

victoria: Happy Holidays and a Pfanntastic 2014 From Victoria BC - 12/22/13 07:41 AM
Happy Holidays and a Pfanntastic 2014 From Victoria BC  
Happy Holidays & a Pfanntastic 2014 from Linda and Peter Pfann It’s That time of the year again to wish everybody Happy Holidays and a Pfanntastic 2014 From Victoria BC.
It is also that time of the year to reflect and review, what has been and what is yet to come.
So lets reflect a little, when we wished you Happy Holidays and a Pfanntastic 2013 From Victoria BC, last year, did you….?
Did you have Happy Holidays and was 2013 Pfanntastic for you?
Linda and I sure hope it … (9 comments)

victoria: Eco Friendly Snow and Ice Removal Tips for Greater Victoria - 12/20/13 12:57 AM
Eco Friendly Snow and Ice Removal Tips for Greater Victoria It is pretty rare for us in Greater Victoria to have snow and ice issues for more than a few hours every winter, but looking outside, today might be one of those days that some Eco friendly snow and ice removal tips for greater Victoria Might come in handy. So here we go with our Eco Friendly Snow and Ice Removal Tips for Greater Victoria.
  1. Increase TRACTION, Don’t worry about MELTING! Traction is Better than Removal, We know the slippery stuff won’t last here in Greater Victoria more than … (1 comments)

victoria: Condominium Suite Type Homes In Greater Victoria - 12/14/13 11:37 AM
Condominium Suite Type Homes In Greater Victoria Condominium Suite Type Homes In Greater Victoria, are also referred to as “Condo’s” Suites, Apartments.
In BC, Condominiums, Town-homes and Duplexes are all Governed by the BC Strata Property Act.
In Condominium Suite Developments, Suites, Town-homes and half Duplex Homes each Home is individually owned, while use of and access to “common” facilities in the development such as Driveways, Fencing, Sewage Service, Parking, Access, pools, rec, fitness or meeting rooms, hallways, heating system, stairs elevators, and exterior areas are likely owned in common (together) in what is referred to as Common Property.
Maintained under … (0 comments)

victoria: Town-homes and Half Duplex Home Types in Greater Victoria - 12/14/13 08:34 AM
Town-homes and Half Duplex Home Types in Greater Victoria   Town-homes in Greater Victoria
   
 
 
A Townhouse, or town house, row house, linked house is a type of medium-density housing in Greater Victoria, usually but not necessarily terraced (row housing) or semi-detached.
A modern town house is often one with a small footprint on one or multiple floors, sharing side walls.
The term originally (way back in Europe) referred to the city residence of a member of the nobility, as opposed to their country seat.
In BC, Town-homes, Condominiums and Duplexes are all Governed by the … (0 comments)

victoria: Single Family Homes Types in Greater Victoria - 12/14/13 07:15 AM
Single Family Homes Types in Greater Victoria: Single Family Homes Types in Greater Victoria, A single-family detached home, also called a single-detached dwelling or separate house is a free-standing residential building. It is defined in opposition to a multi-family dwelling.
For Single Family Homes Types in Greater Victoria, in some jurisdictions allowances are made for basement suites or mother-in-law suites without changing the description from "single family".
A Single Family Homes Types in Greater Victoria or a detached (house, home, or dwelling) means that the building does not share an inside wall with any other house or dwelling.It has only outside … (0 comments)

victoria: Homes For Sale Near The University of Victoria BC (UVIC) - 12/02/13 04:02 AM
Homes For Sale Near The University of Victoria BC (UVIC) Please use these links for instant access to Homes For Sale Near The University of Victoria:
Single Family Homes For Sale Near the University of Victoria (UVIC) Town homes and 1/2 Duplexes For Sale Near the University of Victoria (UVIC) Condominium Suites Near the University of Victoria (UVIC) The location of the University of Victoria (more often referred to by the locals as UVIC), straddles the borders between Oak Bay to the south east and Saanich. The University of Victoria is ranked 8th in the Canadian Version of Times Higher Education … (0 comments)

victoria: Pfanntastic Victoria BC Update October 12, 2013 - 10/12/13 01:08 AM
  Pfanntastic Victoria BC Update For October 12, 2013.
Our Daily Greater Victoria Update is ready for your review.
Ever day our little Victorian Elves, Buzz around the (web) region and collect information about and for those with an interest in Greater Victoria.
From Cultural, events, activities and general interest, with sources from all around the world.
We hope you enjoy your daily Greater Victoria Fix, and let us know if and how we can improve it.
Click any of the topical headlines below and you will see the current information about Education, Leisure, Stories, Arts and Entertainment, Business, Health, Photo's … (2 comments)

victoria: Pfanntastic Victoria BC Update for, October 11, 2013 - 10/09/13 02:12 AM
  Pfanntastic Victoria BC Update For October 11, 2013.
Our Daily Greater Victoria Update is ready for your review.
Ever day our little Victorian Elves, Buzz around the region and collect information about and for those with an interest in Greater Victoria.
From Cultural, events, activities and general interest, with sources from all around the world.
We hope you enjoy your daily Victoria Fix, and let us know if and how we can improve it.
Click any of the topical headlines below and you will see the current information about Education, Leisure, Stories, Arts and Entertainment, Business, Health, Photo's and Video … (0 comments)

victoria: Oct. 2012, MLS® Real Estate Sales & Prices, Greater Victoria per VREB - 11/01/12 08:33 AM
 
October 2012, MLS® Real Estate Sales and Average Prices, Greater Victoria As Reported By VREB.
 
 
*Total Single Family All Areas includes Shawnigan Lake/Malahat, Gulf Islands and Up Island
 
 
While the use of average price information can be useful in establishing trends when applied over a period of time, e.g. six months or longer, the Victoria Real Estate Board cautions that an average price does not indicate the actual value of any particular property. Those requiring specific information on property values should contact Peter Pfann, Real Estate Agent @ Fair Realty Victoria BC Since 1986.
 
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victoria: Building Your House Wisely - 11/01/12 06:15 AM
 
Building Your House Wisely
An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the pay-check each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by.
The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go & asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favour. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to … (0 comments)

victoria: Are There Any Affordable Homes In Greater Victoria? - 10/28/12 02:26 AM
 
Are There Any Affordable Homes For Sale In Greater Victoria?
It is a Common Question we hear frequently, so lets dive right in and see if we can answer this question and show you some evidence of currently available affordable homes in Greater Victoria.
What does affordable mean in context of buying or renting a home?
When you compare the cost of rent versus buying a home and paying the mortgage for a similar “lifestyle”. If the cost of owning a home is at, below or near the same cost of renting, in most cases it would make sense to … (5 comments)

victoria: Does Your Real Estate Assistant Need Training? - 09/14/12 11:34 PM

Does Your Real Estate Assistant Need Training?
How many questions can you answer ‘True’?
1. Your assistant clearly understands your role and responsibilities, their role and responsibilities, and the difference between them. True or False.
2. Your assistant understands privacy, competition and real estate regulations – and that legislation and regulation is regularly amended so they have to keep up. True or False.
3. Your assistant has systemized the office so it can productively run if they’re away, or suddenly leave you. True or False.
4. Your assistant knows where to find necessary disclaimers and rules and regulations for all … (9 comments)

victoria: Saanich East Open House at 4436 Blenkinsop Rd Sat 2-4 pm 09-15, 2012 - 09/14/12 09:38 AM
Open House Sat. 2-4 pm at 4436 Blenkinsop Rd. Saanich BC   … (0 comments)

victoria: Saanich East Open House at 4436 Blenkinsop Rd Sat 2-4 pm 09-08, 2012 - 09/07/12 07:46 AM
4436 Blenkinsop Rd. Saanich BC … (0 comments)

victoria: Selling Your Own Home Made Simple - 09/06/12 02:01 AM
Selling Your Own Home Made Simple
The Steps to Successfully Sell Your Own Home are not all that complicated, even if most agents will try to tell you otherwise.
Over the past 25+ Years, Victoria BC based Real Estate Expert, Peter Pfann, has assisted thousands of home sellers and buyers with the purchase and sale of their property.
For the First Time there is now a For Sale By Owner Handbook (the working title is Pfanntastic FSBO Handbook) available to you, written by an active Realtor that reveals all the essential steps and activities needed to sell your own property without … (0 comments)

victoria: Greater Victoria Single Family Homes 10 Year Average List to Sale Price Comparison 2002-2012 - 08/29/12 02:55 AM
Greater Victoria Single Family Homes 10 Year Average List to Sale Price Comparison 2002-2012
 

 
For The Past 10 years in Greater Victoria Real Estate we have seen a bit of a pricing and sales volume roller coaster, so we thought it might be interesting to have a look at the actual results and analyze some of the information.
The First thing that stands out is off course comparing the starting and most recent list and sale prices with average list prices increasing by almost $ 300,000 over ten years, while average sales price increased nearly $ 244,000.
What … (0 comments)

victoria: Saanich East Open House at 4436 Blenkinsop Rd Sat 2-4 pm 09-01 2012 - 08/28/12 09:06 AM
4436 Blenkinsop Rd. Saanich BC Open House Saturday September 01, 2-4 pm   … (3 comments)

victoria: Greater Victoria Real Estate Weekly Update 08-20 till 08- 27–2012. - 08/27/12 02:33 AM
Greater Victoria Real Estate Weekly Update for the Week from 08-20 till 08- 27–2012 as reported by VREB (Victoria Real Estate Board).

We Take our Quick weekly Real Estate Market Snapshot for the Greater Victoria Real Estate market place. Market Snapshots are a picture in time, and offer a quick impression of the current activity in the market, which can be of some assistance to those that are currently buying or selling and or those that are considering their options with an eye on making a real estate decision in the near future. Typically we see more sales and expired … (0 comments)

 
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