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Offer collapsed due to financing! Well maintained home in sought after Westhills with a self contained legal suite! Upstairs you will find the open concept main living space, boasting quartz counters and brand new Samsung SS appliances! (new since photos were taken). Walk out fully fenced backyard with sprinkler system is perfect for the kids or pets. The master bed includes a walk-in closet and ensuite. D...
AMAZING VIEWS! Breathtaking sunrises with views of Downtown Victoria, Mt. Baker, & the ocean. Built in 2017, this beautiful custom 4 bed/ 6 bath home is a must see. Upstairs has plenty of oversized windows for lots of natural light, and to take advantage of the views. Large kitchen with SS appliances including wall oven/ micro combo, induction cook top, 2 dishwashers, large hidden pantry, & full height (10ft...
AMAZING VIEWS! Wake up to a breathtaking sunrise over the ocean, downtown Victoria and Mt. Baker every morning. Brand new home w/ well thought out layout that has something for any type of buyer. Flexible lower floor plan has an existing 2 bed suite w/ it's own laundry. The family room is roughed in for a 3rd kitchen for an additional 1 bed suite, w/ it's own laundry, making this a very affordable propert...
Beautiful family home with views of the ocean, mountains, and downtown Victoria. This house has been well maintained and updated, inside and out. Upstairs you will find a cozy wood burning fireplace insert in the living room. Nicely updated kitchen including quartz counters, tile backsplash, ss appliances, natural gas stove, wall oven/ micro combo, all opening up to a spacious family room. Updated main bath...
Amazing view!! Wake up to a breathtaking sunrise over the ocean and Victoria every morning. Brand new and built for comfort and class. Quiet dead end road in Vista estates. No detail overlooked with this custom built home. Open the front door to a grand entrance with a 6.5’ chandelier and 21’ ceilings. Walk into your dream kitchen boasting quartz countertops and in-floor heating. The chef in you will love th...
Great opportunity to own this stunning piece of property, with a beautifully kept home in the heart of Metchosin. .78 acres of private, level greenspace in the ALR with established Gary Oaks is great for gardening, a hobby farm, kids, and hosting summer get togethers. Inside, the kitchen has been remodeled with new cabinets, flooring, and tile backsplash. Through the french doors in the dining room is a l...
Beautiful family home with self contained suite in Saanichton for under $900,000! This home offers a large open floor plan with grand entryway. The gourmet kitchen has S/S appliances, gas stove, plenty of cupboard space, and heated cork floors. Walkout french doors from the kitchen lead to the tiered private backyard making this the perfect home for entertaining. Large open dining and living room with bea...
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.