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YYJhome.ca is the online home of Dirk VanderWal, an active, forward-thinking, and well-regarded Victoria REALTOR® based out of the brand-new, flagship Newport Realty - Christie's International Real Estate office, located right in the heart of #YYJ (Victoria, BC, Canada). Dirk is committed to combining knowledge, trust, and technology to build a relationship and deliver a top-rate experience, helping you meet your real estate goals and build the life you want, right here in paradise.


1483 Stroud Road | Sold by Dirk VanderWal | Newport Realty | Christie's International Real Estate

Located in the Oaklands neighbourhood, this is charming abode has had tons of updates and is move in ready. With a spacious kitchen that highlights newer appliances, heated slate floors, pantry, slow closing hardware, granite counters and a generous island with an eating bar. From the kitchen, is access to the south facing patio and fully fenced backyard. The flat, 5250sqft yard has a storage shed, garden beds, covered patio and plenty of space for the kids and pets. The original oak floors have been refinished and a natural gas fireplace has been recently installed. Other upgrades include 200 amp service with a sub panel to the legal suite, roof in 2013, $10k+of abatement and new hardscaping. Suite is currently being used as the master bedroom; it can be a one bed or bachelor. Suite stove and fridge included, cabinets can be re-installed too. Suite has separate laundry hookup. All work done with permits


Location, location! You won't believe the idyllic Fairfield lifestyle that awaits you on the doorstep of this beautiful 2 BR condo, and the peace of mind that comes with purchasing a renovated home in a remediated building. Stroll Cook St Village, Dallas Rd, the Moss St Market, and enjoy easy access to downtown. From the engineered hardwood floors throughout, to the custom cabinetry & tile in the kitchen and bath, and designer colours, you'll appreciate the craftsmanship that went into the full remodel this home has undergone. Nothing left for you to do but move in! Enjoy the sunny, west-facing patio in summer and the cozy, wood-burning fireplace in the cooler months. In-suite laundry, sep storage locker, secure UG parking stall, & bike storage round out the list of features that will make you want to call this home. As an added bonus, sellers will consider including furnishings with the sale! Don't miss your chance to see this home with so much to offer. OH SAT JUL 28, 1-3


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Welcome home! This stylish executive character conversion offers unparalleled Fairfield lifestyle, mere steps to Cook St. Village and the Dallas Road Waterfront. The pristine space includes two bedrooms and two baths on two levels, with a generous south-facing private rooftop deck showcasing Olympic mountain views. This top-floor home effortlessly combines the century-old charm of fir flooring, hand-crafted built-ins, and stained glass windows with the the modern conveniences of an open-concept kitchen, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, and a cosy granite-faced gas fireplace. The property itself os surrounded with lovely mature gardens that make this special spot so welcoming to come home to, and a private detached garage is included, with rear laneway access.


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This solid and functional family home with a legal secondary suite is set well back from the road, perched up on top of a hill enjoying treetop and water views toward Portage Inlet. The main floor has three bedrooms including a spacious master with walk-in closet and ensuite bath, and a main bath flooded with abundant sun from multiple skylights with an oversize sunken soaker tub. The living room’s warm fireplace hearth and and dining room wrap around a large eat-in kitchen with access out to the deck. The one bedroom legal suite on the lower level is a perfect mortgage helper or space for extended family, plus there’s a double garage with an enclosed storage area. The level yard is home to numerous fruit trees. Conveniently located close to transit, schools, Portage park, the Gorge walkway, and shopping, dining, & more at Admirals Walk. Priced below assessment. Bring your ideas and make this ideal property your dream home.

This corner unit has all the perks: gas fireplace, in-unit laundry, laminate floors and a western deck that has a great vista. It is a unique no step entry from the dedicated above ground parking spot to the front door, and although it is a partial ground floor unit, the topography of the lot allows for a second floor feel. Formal dining room plus a large eating area in the kitchen offers flexibility to have one of them used as a home office area if needed. Larger laundry space than most, and the bathroom has double sinks-perfect for sharing with more than one toothbrush. There is a large community park a block away-take the kids for a play or your pooch (under 20 pounds) for a stroll. Some rentals are permitted in the building, and BBQs allowed. Great location close to uptown and downtown.

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