Greater Victoria Areas
1155 Marina Drive in : Sk Becher Bay Single Family Detached for sale (Sooke) : MLS®# 408800$799,500Residential
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- 2,020 sq. ft.188 m2Time to make your dreams of waterfront home ownership come true. Picturesque protected waterfront property with access to tidal beach below and placed perfectly back to ensure privacy from neighbors and anyone using the marina. At the early stages of building, so colors and finishing’s can still be customized for your needs and wants. Access to the Marina and soon to be completed amenities are just steps down the road. You will enjoy the one of the largest of 13 Founders Neighborhood Waterfront lots, placing you in an exclusive heart of the development. With a protected waterfront like yours, you could enjoy calm waters year-round and magnificent sunrises off the east facing waterfront. More detailsListed by Pemberton Holmes - Westshore
396 Ocean Spring Terrace in SOOKE: Sk Becher Bay Single Family Detached for sale (Sooke) : MLS®# 407887$6,250,000Residential
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- 7,771 sq. ft.722 m2Beyond the extraordinary. James Bond would be at home in this setting. A smart home completed in 2017 - created & executed by a master engineer, envisioned by an artist - an inspirational masterpiece. Imbedded in the rocky hillside this concrete & steel collaboration is a spectacular testament to the dramatic backdrop of the Olympic Mountains & Straits of Juan de Fuca. Walls of glass retract to enable the natural flow from indoors to out where an infinity pool effortlessly appears to flow over the hillside & a massive koi pond forms a moat round the natural rock landscape. Mesmerizing views demand attention while every surface of this home is a thoughtful custom detail using the finest materials. The inclusion of a 37' "totem" tree soars 3 stories encircled by a custom steel stairwell. Two bedroom self-contained suite & more than 4,000 sq ft of garage to house the finest car collection. Southerly exposure affords all day sunshine sheltered from the prevailing winds. A remarkable feat. More detailsListed by Sotheby's International Realty Canada
1115 Marina Drive in : Sk Becher Bay Single Family Detached for sale (Sooke) : MLS®# 407364$949,000Residential
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- 2,047 sq. ft.190 m2Don't miss your chance to purchase this spectacular OCEAN FRONT home, a beautiful contemporary home featuring main level living with a spectacular upper master suite as well as lower level separate entry studio suite, built to capture views from every room! Grand entry open concept living, dining,dream kitchen with south facing oceanfront outdoor deck space from all 3 levels! Take in the lovely sunrise - picture yourself living here! Quality finishing such as maple cabinetry & cooking island, granite & quartz counter top & SS appliances, engineered plank wood floors, luxurious radiant heated en-suite floors, hot water on demand + New Home Warranty. Super huge double car garage with separate entrance studion apartment. Fantastic Opportunity to become part of this seaside community with future development for market, medical center, spa, etc! See it now before it's gone! Floor Plans available. Call your agent to view today. Leasehold property with PREPAID 99 year lease. More detailsListed by RE/MAX Camosun
Please note - when buying a home you do NOT pay any fees for my buying services.
When purchasing a home, you are faced with many decisions! Locating the perfect home is not always an easy task, and obtaining a mortgage loan can be a complex and tiring process. Once you have determined that you are ready to move forward with your home-purchasing goal, the rewards are unquestionable.
While at your side each step of the way, I will make the process of purchasing a home easier, more enjoyable, less time-consuming, and less expensive than if you undertook this challenge on your own. I will help you prepare so that sellers perceive you as a preferred buyer, help you locate and assess properties for sale that match your specifications, and help you through the myriad of details attending the actual purchase.
I am always familiar with the current homes on the market, and I know neighborhood values well, so I can help you determine which properties are fairly-priced and in good condition before you start your search.
Your Next Step: Loan Pre-Qualification
Even before you start your search to buy a home - you should obtain pre-approval for your mortgage. I can help you do this and here's why ...
* By getting pre-approved you'll have a better idea how much you can borrow, how much you can afford and the cost of your monthly mortgage payments.
* If you decide to choose a fixed interest rate mortage you are guaranteed that rate for the 90-day pre-approval period.
* When you decide to make an offer you will be able to act more quickly because you have been pre-approved. Call me and I will refer you to a mortgage professional that has an excellent reputation and track record for successfully acquiring loan approval for his/her clients.
I Will Find The Right Homes For You
Once you've been pre-qualified and know what price range you want to stay in, I can help you determine which properties fit your needs by using the (MLS) Multiple Listing Service system to locate them. I have the best possible resources and communication systems available today to help you locate the homes on the market that match your specifications. You can even search my listings here at my website.
I Will Help You Every Step Of The Way
I will help you complete your financing and inspections, and close on the transaction. My top priority is to make sure that your home buying experience is pleasant, cost-efficient, and successful.
The various charges can add up and for the most part they are all legally required payments in buying a property. These payments include:
1. Legal fees: Legal representation is important. Most legal fees include searching the title of a property, arranging a property survey if necessary, and handling other disbursements as required.
2. Mortgage Insurance and Application Fee: This type of insurance is required on all mortgage loans in excess of 75% of the appraised property value. Its purpose is to ensure that the lender will not lose money if you cannot make your mortgage payments and the value of your property is not sufficient to repay your mortgage debt. The insurance premium is paid to the lender and ranges from % to 3.75% of the loan value; however, in most cases this premium is added to the loan amount, and paid for over the term of the loan.
3. Property Insurance: this insurance covers the replacement value of your home and its contents. Most mortgage lenders will require proof that you have this insurance before processing a mortgage. The lending institution may also require an appraisal of the property before approving your loan; the cost may be your responsibility.
4. Home Inspection: a professional home inspector knows what to look for and can confirm or add to the information you have gleaned from the REALTOR® or your inspection.
5. Property Transfer Tax: Understand your taxes. The amount of tax you pay is based on the fair market value of the land and improvements (e.g. buildings) on the date of registration. The tax is charged at a rate of:
1. 1% on the first $200,000,
2. 2% on the portion of the fair market value greater than $200,000 and up to and including $2,000,000, and
3. 3% on the portion of the fair market value greater than $2,000,000.
There are special regulations for first time buyers in B.C.
6. Property Tax: You will have to reimburse the sellers for your share of the year's taxes if they have already paid them in full. Property taxes are calculated from January - December, and are paid in June. The Newly Built Home Exemption reduces or eliminates the amount of property transfer tax you pay when you purchase a newly built home. You may check out details on this page: BC Government Exemptions.
7. Extra charges: the Lending institution may also require a Survey. You will be responsible for the cost.
8. Hook-ups: there may be charges required for appliances and services such as telephone, TV cable, hydro and other utilities.
9. Moving costs: don't forget basic costs involved in moving from your old into your new home.
Just remember to add the closing costs to your financial plan when saving to buy a home. If you need a list of legal advisors who specialize in real estate please Contact me: 250-893-1016 (Direct)
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