3962 Sherwood Rd in Saanich East, Victoria is Sold!

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The 2 storey at 3962 Sherwood Rd has been sold.

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1468 Hamley St in Fairfield, Victoria is Sold!

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The 3 story at 1468 Hamley St has been sold.

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Finding the Perfect “Kid-Friendly” Neighbourhood

Fast forward a few years and imagine that your kids have grown up. They’ve come back to the “old neighbourhood” to reminisce. What will they remember? The playground where they hung out with their friends? The quiet cul-de-sac where they learned to ride their bikes? The park where they picnicked and flew kites?

Lasting memories are built in neighbourhoods where amenities match lifestyles. When shopping for a new home, evaluate a prospective new neighbourhood against the following 3 E’s:

Education: What resources are available in the neighbourhood to help with your child’s education? Are there schools and other services, such as libraries or art studios? How do they rate?

Environment: Is it safe? Do your kids need to cross busy streets to go to parks or to school? Are there other families with kids the same age?

Entertainment: Swimmers need pools and soccer players need a field. Are the right facilities, programs, and leagues available for your kids? Where will you play as a family?

Keep the 3 E’s in mind when choosing your next neighbourhood. You’ll start a lifetime of wonderful memories for you – and your kids.

Check out our show Vancouver Island Time to learn more about the different neighbourhoods in Victoria. VancouverIslandTime.com

Call or email me to find out which neighbourhood is best for you! 250-744-0775 or BriarHillGroup@gmail.com

Open House in Langford Proper, Langford

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 3380 Happy Valley Rd on 15 Feb 2020, 11:00 AM

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Will Your Furniture Fit?

 

When shopping for a new house or condo, most buyers consider factors such as neighbourhood, proximity to schools, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, size of the kitchen, and more.

These are, of course, all important considerations. But, there’s one question that few buyers ask until it’s too late: “Will our furniture fit?”

This may seem like a trivial concern. But, if you’ve invested thousands of dollars in a new living room set, you’re going to be very disappointed if it looks too crowded in your new home.

Here’s a tip: measure rooms in your current home that contain the furniture you like most. This could be the living room, rec room, master bedroom or even the patio. Then imagine how much smaller – if at all – that room could be while still accommodating the furniture.

When you view properties on the market, take those measurements with you. That way, you’ll be able to quickly determine if room sizes are going to be an issue.

If a current listing has a floorplan we would be happy to email it to you!

Jane 250-744-0775 or briarhillgroup@gmail.com

Are You Ready to Buy Up?

No matter how much you love your current home, you may still be dreaming of the day you can buy up into a better home in a better neighbourhood.

Is that day today or a few years down the road?

Here’s a quick way to make that assessment.

First, make a list of all the practical reasons why it might be time to move up. Those reasons might include features such as: more bedrooms; proximity to work and school; a larger backyard with trees; nearby parks and walking paths; and, better access to things you enjoy, like theatre.

Next, make a list of the emotional reasons for making such a move. Those reasons might include memorable get-togethers with friends on a more spacious deck; an easier and less stressful commute to work; more family time with the kids; and, enjoyable Saturday golf at a nearby course.

Finally, take a financial snapshot to determine if you can afford to move up. You’ll need to get a good idea of what your current property will sell for in today’s market, the average price of homes in your desired neighbourhood, and how much mortgage you can afford.

Once you have all of that down on paper, you’ll have a clear picture of your readiness. If the practical and emotional reasons for buying up are compelling, and you can afford to make the move, then, you have your answer.

The time to move is now!

By the way, if you need help in making this determination – especially figuring out what your home will likely sell for, call me and I will do a current market evaluation. Jane 250-744-0775 or briarhillgroup@gmail.com

Click here to read what clients have said about working with the Briar Hill Group!

Open House in Fairfield, Victoria

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 1468 Hamley St on 2 Feb 2020, 11:00 AM

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3 Story For Sale in Fairfield, Victoria

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•  3132 sqft , 3 bath , 4 bdrm 3 story FOR SALE  CAD1,499,000 .

Enjoying all the charm a fabulous Fairfield in this 2000 built character home. Walk into this beautifully designed finished house and I n the right is a living room with views out the front porch and of quiet, friendly street. Beside it, the large room allows for an extra long table for family gatherings. And, at the back of the house is the modern, open concept kitchen which was recently renovated with custom-made cabinets, gas range, two dishwashers and a huge island. Adjacent to the kitchen is a lovely family room that leads out to the large deck with views of the lieutenant governor general’s house. A generous sized bedroom, bathroom and laundry round out the main floor. Upstairs at the back of the house is a huge master bedroom with walk-in closet, and generous cheater en-suite and additional bedroom on the front side, overlooking the street. On the lower level is a one bedroom/1 bath suite with walk out to the garden. The garden has an assortment of fruit trees! All of this is located within walking distance to downtown, Fairfield Plaza, beaches and excellent schools.

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Open House in Fairfield, Victoria

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We invite everyone to visit our open house at 1468 Hamley St on 26 Jan 2020, 11:00 AM

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3 Story For Sale in Bear Mountain, Langford

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•  2807 sqft , 3 bath , 1 half bath , 3 bdrm 3 story FOR SALE  CAD939,000 .
MLS® 420119

Fabulous family home located on a cul de sac in popular Bear Mtn! Welcome home to this fabulous open-concept main floor with spacious dining room leading into the large, bright living room with warm gas fireplace. Entertain your guests as they sit in the living room or hang out at the island while you prepare the meal using your high end appliances. Tons of storage including the pantry just left of the sliding glass doors to the south-facing backyard. Upstairs are 3 large bedrooms, including a master bedroom with gorgeous ensuite bathroom with soaker tub with separate shower, and a walk-in closet. There are also two more bedrooms and large bathroom for your kids. A large laundry room on this floor includes folding area and separate sink plus more cupboards. Downstairs is a large rec room and 4 piece bathroom with separate entry with rough in for kitchenette. The double car garage on the lower level has room for two large cars or trucks and has 200 Amp Panel and hot water on demand.

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