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Duplex with legal suite. Minutes away from Juan de Fuca Recreation Center, Golf course, playgrounds, baseball diamonds, and tennis courts! Close to beaches, trails, Royal Roads University, shopping, Colwood Corners, and buses. Just 17 minutes from Victoria and 5 minutes to Langford. Do you want to buy with a friend or family member? This duplex has 1903 sq. ft. with a total of four bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, i...Listed by Sutton Group West Coast Realty
Bring your ideas and make this already charming, bright, southern exposure studio suite your own! Rarely does a unit like this come available in a small, well-run building which boasts a swimming pool, exercise room, sauna, hot tub, tennis courts, billiards, workshop, bike storage and library. Parking and separate storage included and only steps to shopping, transit, UVIC, Camosun College & the Galloping Goo...Listed by RE/MAX CAMOSUN
Two Level "Townhouse" style Condo. This two bedroom, one bath unit has great separation of space. This family oriented community is located close to Mayfair Mall, Thrifty Foods, Uptown Mall, restaurants, parks and transit. Perfect for first time buyer or couples just starting out. This well run complex features a lovely centre court yard and individual parking. Have a glass of wine from the upper terrace whil...Listed by DFH Real Estate
Welcome to Lifehouse Court- Brand new 10 home development located just beyond Sooke Center- across the street from the Prestige Oceanfront Resort & Sooke's public boat launch. Easy walk to food, drink & fishing. Beautiful & bright 3 bdrm 2.5 bath with den on main. PLUS LEGAL 1 BDRM SUITE Open concept main floor complete with a spectacular kitchen including quartz counter tops and SS appliances. Access the ful...Listed by RE/MAX CAMOSUN
All About Location! This Home Suite Home offers 4 bedroom 2 bath Main Home with a bright walk out one bedroom Suite. Open floor plan features shaker style kitchen with island and slider to sunny deck. Large Livingroom with fireplace and inline Formal Dining. Master Bedroom features full ensuite with double shower & walk in closet. Move in Friendly suite is so perfect for large and extended family with its o...Listed by Royal LePage Coast Capital - Sooke
Beautifully maintained 4 bed, 3 bath family home with self contained suite in one of the best neighborhoods Sooke has to offer! Upstairs offers a large kitchen with cherry cabinets, eating bar, pantry, tile flooring, and gas stove/ range. The living and dining room have vaulted ceilings, hardwood flooring, and is divided by a 3 sided natural gas fireplace which can heat the majority of the upstairs in the w...
Tastefully updated home located in fabulous Central Saanich, with quick access to shopping in Saanichton Village with restaurants, cafes, pub, banking, pharmacy, medical, hospital, parks, Island View beach, Panorama Rec & schools all close by. Steps from main bus routes or easy drive to Victoria, the airport and Ferries. This home boasts 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with modern touches throughout the home. Heat...Listed by Sutton Group West Coast Realty
Consulting a REALTOR®
REALTORS® are members of The Canadian Real Estate Association who subscribe to a Code of Ethics and Standards of Business Practice. Members of the Victoria Real Estate Board are members of both the British Columbia and Canadian Real Estate Associations.The following is a list of services you can expect to receive from a REALTOR® when you buy a home:
- A REALTOR® will fully explain the details of your working relationship (called "agency") so that you are clear as to when a REALTOR® is working for you or for the seller.
- A REALTOR® has access to hundreds of current listings of homes for sale because of a co- operative system called the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®).
- A REALTOR® can provide you with a customized list of homes that best meet your needs -- size, style, features, location, proximity to schools, shopping, etc. - and then make arrangements for you to view those homes that appeal to you the most.
- A REALTOR® will help you determine how big a home you can afford. REALTORs® are familiar with the local lending market and can offer helpful advice.
- A REALTOR® has no emotional ties to any type or style of home and can be objective in pointing out the merits of one home over another.
- A REALTOR® will have information on zoning changes, taxes, utility costs and school and recreation services that could affect your decision to buy a home in a specific area.
- A REALTOR® will assist you in negotiating the terms of your purchase, which can be a nerve- wracking process for someone who is not experienced in negotiating.
- A REALTOR® will advise you of the legal process required in obtaining title and taking possession of your property; the costs associated with buying a home such as insurance, mortgage registration and legal fees will be explained in detail.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Selling Your Home - Why it Pays to Use a REALTOR®
Before selling your home, you will need a clear understanding of the legal issues and potential pitfalls. One wrong action could result in a lot of cost and frustration, which is why it is essential to have a REALTOR® working with you, as he or she will make the sale of your home a successful and satisfying experience.Greater exposure
REALTORS® use the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) to give your home maximum exposure. MLS® is a computer-based system that relays valuable information about your home to hundreds of REALTORS® and potential homebuyers.Setting a price
Setting a price for your home is an important but difficult process. Again, this is where the services of a REALTOR® prove invaluable. REALTORS® have the experience to help you understand how the market works and decide upon a realistic price that meets your goals. REALTORS® also pre-screen potential buyers to make sure only those who are serious and financially qualified view your home.
REALTORS® will also develop a marketing plan to help your property receive maximum exposure. This will likely include placing your home on the MLS® system and placing a "For Sale" sign on the front lawn. The plan will likely also include arranging open houses for other REALTORS® and potential buyers, and developing advertisements and feature sheets/mailers to market your home.
Once you have accepted an offer to buy your home, your REALTOR® will help ensure that all the proper paperwork is completed. He or she will also make sure that both parties meet the necessary conditions outlined in the agreement.Why working with a REALTOR® makes sense
When you work with a REALTOR® you will likely get a better price for your home than if you try to sell it yourself. Apart from the financial benefits, however, there is an extra measure of comfort and security that comes from having a REALTOR® on your side. Remember that REALTORS® are governed by a code of ethics and standards of business practice. They have also been trained and licensed under the provincial Real Estate Services Act to assist in transactions involving real property. When it comes to buying or selling property, using a REALTOR® just makes sense.
Source: Victoria Real Estate Board 2015
Meet Randy Thorne
Randy Thorne was born and raised in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia, and can’t imagine calling anywhere else “home.” Randy and his wife Shanon feel fortunate to be able to raise their two young children, Olivia and Hunter, in the ever-growing Westshore area.
The diverse landscape and mild climate of Vancouver Island allow the Thorne family to enjoy many outdoor activities year-round, including camping, boating, baseball, golf and soccer.
Before venturing into real estate as a career, Randy spent a decade in the construction industry working in various areas, including architectural sheet metal, framing and electrical.
Randy joined Pemberton Holmes Real Estate as a licensed real estate agent in 2016, and hasn’t looked back since. With it's history on Vancouver Island as far back as 1887, the company has the knowledge, integrity, and family feel that Randy can truly connect with.
Randy’s got a great team working with him to ensure his clients receive reliable, knowledgeable service - including his wife Shanon, who is a successful Mortgage Specialist with RBC.
When asked about what he loves the most about working in the real estate industry, Randy says, “The best part is working with all different types of people. There is no better feeling then helping a client find their next home and being able to truly experience their excitement first hand.”
If you are looking to purchase or sell your next home, or have questions about the real estate market in general, contact Randy directly at 250-588-5969 or email@example.com for a no obligation chat.
Let’s get you where you want to go.