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6 Warm and Inviting Rooms You’ll Never Want to Leave

6 Warm and Inviting Rooms You’ll Never Want to Leave

With so many wonderful homes listed by Macdonald Realty, it was difficult to choose a few to feature.

Let’s get inspired by these six sophisticated and inviting rooms we’ll never want to leave.

Bright & Blue Kitchen

Here is a clean & bright kitchen. The happy blue color invites us to stay here forever. The custom wood cabinetry is classic and we love the way it adds charm and sophistication to this fantastic space.

Listed by Sean Stevens Personal Real Estate Corporation – Price $1,799,000 – Macdonald Realty / MLS® R2389170

 

Living Room with a Charm

If there’s anything that can make us stop mid-scroll on Instagram or Facebook, it’s a well-designed living room with a touch of blue! There’re so many great little details here, like the blue cushions that don’t compete with the rest of the decor and this amazing fireplace. It is all clean, and the natural light brings this feeling of a cozy home.

Listed by James McKenny – Price $739,000 – Macdonald Realty / MLS® R2397788

 

A Palette of Wood & Greys

We love when the color palette of a house works so seamlessly through the entire space. This combination of greys and wood tones gives this space a very warm look! The natural light coming through the window boosts all the tones and textures of the fabric and wood grain. The dining table is also gorgeous and these dark modern chairs bring a touch of classic decor to a contemporary space.

Listed by Richie Huang Personal Real Estate Corporation & Lucia Wang Personal Real Estate Corporation & Jerry Y. Wang Personal Real Estate Corporation – Macdonald Realty / MLS® R2398149

 

Office & Accessories

All the clean colours work very nicely with the white desk! We love the super soft rug draped across the chair. Accessories can make a big difference and can give a home character and personality. The bright floor and pale grey walls could give to this space an almost clinical look; however, everything in this room is perfect. So clean, so natural, so ready to work!

SOLD by Julie PhoenixMacdonald Realty / MLS® R2365716

 

Open Plan Kitchen & Living Room

This kitchen looks so luxurious with the white lower cupboards and the custom countertop. The living room is also stunning – it looks straight out of a home magazine. Unique!

Listed by Emily SandhackMacdonald Realty / MLS® R2391231

 

Gorgeous Bathroom

The neutral floors and walls really stand out! It’s simple and sophisticated at the same time. This beautiful bathroom has an open feel of a contemporary space. The bathtub adds charm to the everyday routine, with its minimalist yet functional style.

Listed by Lynn Johnson & Vita Kalns Personal Real Estate Corporation & Bruce WarnerMacdonald Realty / MLS® R2390880

 

Want to see more? Search listings on macrealty.com and find more homes today to inspire you. Partner with one of our agents!

Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2019

Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – July 2019

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in July 2019.

 

Greater Victoria

In July 2019, there were 283 sales of single family homes and 992 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $756,000.

In comparison, the Condo market had 215 sales and 619 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $511,000.

Townhome sales were 89, active listings were 235 and the benchmark sale price was $602,200.

It’s a seller’s market in Greater Victoria.

Parksville / Qualicum

Nanaimo

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Victoria, Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands?

Macdonald Realty has offices in downtown Victoria, Sidney, Parksville and on Salt Spring Island. Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area.

Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) www.vreb.org and the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) www.vireb.com. Market data from the VIREB includes listings and sales in Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley Nanaimo, Parksville/Qualicum, Port Alberni/West, North Island, and the Islands.

 

Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2019

Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – June 2019

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in June 2019.

Greater Victoria

In June 2019, there were 343 sales of single family homes and 1034 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $754,200.

In comparison, the Condo market had 216 sales and 643 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $511,200.

Townhome sales were 79, active listings were 258 and the benchmark sale price was $597,900.

It’s a seller’s market in Greater Victoria.

Parksville / Qualicum

Nanaimo

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighborhoods in Victoria, Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands?

Macdonald Realty has offices in downtown Victoria, Sidney, Parksville and on Salt Spring Island. Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) www.vreb.org and the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) www.vireb.com. Market data from the VIREB includes listings and sales in Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley Nanaimo, Parksville/Qualicum, Port Alberni/West, North Island, and the Islands.

Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2019

Greater Victoria, Parksville and Nanaimo Real Estate Market Statistics – May 2019

Here are the latest real estate market statistics from Macdonald Realty on Greater Victoria, Parksville/Qualicum, and Nanaimo listings and sales in May 2019.

Greater Victoria

In May 2019, there were 387 sales of single family homes and 1058 active listings in Greater Victoria. The benchmark sale price was $756,000.

In comparison, the Condo market had 244 sales and 658 active listings at the end of the month. The benchmark sale price was $507,300.

Townhome sales were 92, active listings were 252 and the benchmark sale price was $595,900.

Parksville / Qualicum

Nanaimo

Looking for more information about the real estate market in specific neighbourhoods in Victoria, Parksville, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands?

Macdonald Realty has offices in downtown Victoria, Sidney, Parksville and on Salt Spring Island. Please email macrealty@macrealty.com or call 1-877-278-3888 to be matched with a REALTOR® working in your area.

MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) Benchmark Price

Average and median home prices are often misinterpreted, are affected by change in the mix of homes sold, and can swing dramatically from month to month (based on the types and prices of properties that sold in a given month). The MLS® HPI overcomes these shortcomings and uses the concept of a benchmark home, a notional home with common attributes of typical homes in a defined area. Visit www.housepriceindex.ca for more information.

This blog post is based on market data provided by the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) www.vreb.org and the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) www.vireb.com. Market data from the VIREB includes listings and sales in Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley Nanaimo, Parksville/Qualicum, Port Alberni/West, North Island, and the Islands.

Darin Germyn of Macdonald Realty becomes the Vice President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

Darin Germyn of Macdonald Realty becomes the Vice President of the Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

Darin

(left to right) Darin Germyn, Vice-President; Gopal Sahota, President; John Barbisan, President-Elect

SURREY, B.C., Canada (February 22, 2017) – At the annual Fraser Valley Real Estate Board (FVREB) Annual General Meeting, Darin Germyn from Macdonald Realty South Surrey/White Rock office was elected to be the Vice President of the Board.

The FVREB is a professional association of more than 3,280 Realtors in the Fraser Valley providing its members with a variety of membership services including the Multiple Listing Service®, professional development and technological innovation. Fraser Valley’s new Board of Directors takes office on March 1, 2017.

For more details about FVREB Annual General Meeting in 2017, please click HERE.

Overwhelmed by all the Real Estate chatter in the news?

Prices are falling! Hold Hold Hold! Don’t buy until next month! Rates are the lowest they have been since yesterday! Overseas Buyers increase market by 300%!

It is easy to get overwhelmed by all of the chatter over Real Estate in the news print, on TV and radio. The challenge with what you hear or see is that everyone has an opinion and there is many ways to share them nowadays. Through Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and any media outlet looking to get their story in front of you, it can be a lot to process. So how do you make the best decisions for you?

Understanding what really pertains to you and your own individual situation is crucial to staying afloat in the bombardment of information that flows our way daily. Although it is important to stay atop the latest and greatest info, you should understand what applies to you or not. Rates dropping only matters after a certain point if you are already locked into another mortgage. Overseas buyers may be in the market for properties that have nothing to do with yours. Lowering real estate prices don’t matter unless you plan to move in the foreseeable future.

When it comes to the information rushing in your way, the best way to stay ahead of the pack is to be open and honest with your real estate and mortgage professional about your plans. Every situation is unique in its own way and the right advice will guide you down the proper path. When a professional you trust is on the up and up about what you want to accomplish in the short or long term, they can provide you with the plan that DOES make sense for your situation, keeping you ahead of the herd.

No need to get overwhelmed, it’s just can be a lot of chatter.

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Blog post provided by Darin Germyn Personal Real Estate Corporation, a REALTOR® with Macdonald Realty in South Surrey / White Rock.   Visit Darin’s blog at Germyn.ca