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Victoria House Price Comparisons - Property Sales in Victoria, BC

By Nicola Way - Special to the Sun. Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun


SAANICH TOWNHOUSE ON ACREAGE BEATS ASSESSMENT BY $64,000

Victoria

53 - 1255 Wain Road

Type: 2-bed, 3-bath townhouse

Size: 1,718 sq. ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $470,000

Listed for: $539,000

Sold for: $534,000

Sold on: Apr. 14

Days on market: 45

Listing agent: Michele Holmes at Holmes Realty

Buyers agent: Stacey English at Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty

The big sell: Eagle Ridge Estates is a gated townhouse community consisting of 75 properties nestled in 75 acres of nature in North Saanich. Minutes from Sidney, the airport and BC Ferries, the landscaped acreage enjoys walking trails, a large pond and woodland foliage. Built in 1990, this split-level home has been updated with cherry flooring, custom maple cabinetry, quartz stone countertops and stainless steel appliances. The thoughtful layout features a master bedroom on the main floor -- complete with walk-in closet and sumptuous ensuite -- an impressive 18-by-17-foot living room with vaulted ceilings and gas fireplace, a sunroom, deck and an upper level for guests. Bonus is a two-car garage, a workshop and ample storage. The complex also permits rentals.


QUIET SEASIDE PROXIMITY A BIG DRAW FOR ISLAND HOME

Sidney

3 - 9494 Lochside Drive

Type: 3-bed, 3-bath detached

Size: 2,014 sq. ft.

BC Assessment, July, 2009: $545,000

Listed for: $619,000

Sold for: $605,000

Sold on: Mar. 30

Days on market: 13

Listing agent: Michele Holmes at Holmes Realty

Buyers agent: Rene Blais at RE/MAX Camosun Peninsula Properties

The big sell: This easy-care home, built in 2003, is tucked away in a small culde-sac opposite miles of sandy beach. Situated on Lochside Drive -- it's an oceanside road that is parallel to the busy Patricia Bay Highway, which runs between the Swartz Bay ferry terminal and Victoria -- the home has a floor plan that would suit both retirees and families. The master bedroom and ensuite are on the main floor, and two large bedrooms (one measuring 19 by 10 feet) and an additional bathroom are on the upper level. The spacious home has a natural gas fireplace, oak floors throughout the main level, a central vacuum, security system, crawl space, attic storage, in-ground sprinkler system, barbecue hook-up, and a single-car garage. Perfect for the ornithologist in the family: the sunny exposure garden attracts a wide variety of birds.



These transactions were compiled by Nicola Way of BestHomesBC.com and AssignmentsCanada.ca