Tagged: Sales

Renters: What’s On the Wish List?

Renting is a growing trend in North America, and as this trend shifts the status quo away from home owner status, so has it shifted the wish lists of renters. Today’s savvy renter knows what they want, and lifestyle is at the core. So what are the top wish list features for today’s modern renters?

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ROCKLAND AVENUE’S ROYAL ‘CARY CASTLE’

Rockland Community is one of Victoria’s most prestigious areas overflowing with history, stately presence and unapologetic opulence. Within this community, located at 1401 Rockland Avenue sits BC’s Lieutenant Governor’s place of residence commonly referred to as ‘Government House’. Government House has an interesting, though somewhat tragic history in its evolution. The current Modern Tudor Revival

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CURRENT BC HOUSING MARKET NECK-IN-NECK

After years of peaks and valleys in the housing market, we are seeing a renewed balance in the BC housing market conditions. What this really means is, unlike the tipped market scale we’ve witnessed since 2008, neither buyers nor sellers currently have any specific leveraging advantage. According to BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir, the reason

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TENANT INSURANCE: REST ASSURED?

As the number one property management firm in Victoria, we at Duttons have many properties to oversee. Managing properties is assuming the responsibility of a landlord: ensuring everything is in good working order for the tenants, including dealing with scenarios that affect the property beyond the suites themselves. Here we share such a story, its

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IT TAKES A VILLAGE…

“It takes a village to…,” and situated in Victoria’s Fairfield neighbourhood you will find the perfect village! Cook Street Village is a relaxed niche community where you’ll find historical charm, a retro vibe and a fresh, cool, urban beat. Spanning a mere five blocks, this area is packed with picturesque curb appeal that is home

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Living In The Hub Of It All

Exciting times are taking shape for Victoria’s downtown core! With a surplus in the current condo market and demand at a peak for rental properties, developers have embraced this urban movement and shifted their focus to those looking to rent, not buy. With this shift comes new developments – projects that open up fresh investment

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The Depreciation Report: What, Why, How?

What is a Depreciation Report? Depreciation reports ensure that Condominium Strata Councils establish ongoing building maintenance and renewals, while providing the opportunity to financially plan for associated costs. It was legislated that Condo buildings needed to have Depreciation reports completed by December 2013, or to at least have hired a firm to complete the report.

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Home Come True

Becky and Chris began looking for their dream home about a year ago when they asked Ole Schmidt to help guide them in their search. Although they had a fairly large spectrum of possibilities, the young family had a few specific “needs” for their prospective home. The number one item on their list was location.

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