1. Get organized for back to School
Create a designated kid’s breakfast and snack station!
Something as simple as the lower drawer of a cabinet to a cabinet section complete with a mini fridge for drinks.
Choose a spot that isn’t in the way when you’re cooking or washing up. Keep bowls, utensils and lunch boxes in a lower area that’s easy for younger kids to reach!
2. Organize closets before fall shopping
Declutter your clothes by category!
A fast, easy way to declutter your clothes is to sift through them by type.
Separate your clothes into categories, then sort through every item in a single category before moving on to the next. Why is this method better?
Because it’s way easier to compare similar clothes when they’re all grouped together in front of you, making it easier to get rid of the things you know you have too much of or don’t want.
3. Clean and organize the garage to get ready for Autumn when outdoor items will need to be put away
Use slat walls and Peg boards to hang and organize smaller accessories! Here’s How
4. Check your home for signs of pests (carpenter ants, and termites)
Signs of termites include visible holes or sagging floors, and wood that sounds hollow when tapped. More helpful hints HERE
5. Enjoy the beaches and spend time with your loved ones while the summer lasts.
HAVE FUN while the sun shines! HERE is a list of Victoria’s best beaches!
A lukewarm spring comes to an end for the Victoria real estate market
July 2, 2019 – A total of 740 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this June, 4.5 per cent more than the 708 properties sold in June 2018 but a 12.7 per cent decrease from May 2019. Sales of condominiums were down 6.1 per cent from June 2018 with 216 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 10.4 per cent from June 2018 with 394 sold.
“June has trended lower than May for the past few years and tends to signal the end of the active spring market,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Cheryl Woolley. “The summer months of July and August generally see less activity than the spring, as people’s attention shifts to vacation and away from real estate. This year, we have seen slightly more sales compared to June of last year. We have also seen one hundred fewer new listings enter the market this year, which continues to make a challenging market for buyers who are hoping for more options.”
Keep Reading HERE (https://www.vreb.org/current-statistics)
Don’t miss the best beach party of the summer!
The 5th Annual Eats & Beats at the Beach happens Saturday, July 20, 2019. Nothing says summer like a party at the beach with your toes in the sand and a cold one in your hand.
Celebrate summer on Colwood’s breathtaking ocean beach with live music, great local food, and FREE fun stuff happening on sand, sea and sky.
Details Here: https://bit.ly/2XEWbag
The Quality Foods Sand Sculpting Competition and Exhibition is a world class event for Master Sand Sculptors and is an official qualifying event for the World Championship of Sand Sculpting! Master Sand Sculptors travel from all corners of the globe to participate in our remarkable competition and exhibition in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada. Sculptors have 30 hours over four days to create their masterpieces from just sand and water (and a lot of ingenuity!).
Details HERE: https://bit.ly/2LgRBbq
Bring the whole family out and enjoy Car Free YYJ!
Held every year on Father’s Day and taking over nine city blocks, our day long celebration includes five stages with live entertainment, a 4,000 square foot park on Douglas Street, multiple all-ages licensed food and beverage areas, a 19+ Beer Garden, more than 400 local artists and makers as well as activations created by local businesses and organizations. Car Free YYJ is also honoured to host the First Peoples’ Festival which presents a complete day of programming, vendors and food in celebration of Canada’s First Peoples’ culture.
Fun for the whole family, including the Canada Day Family Parade, Pancake Breakfast, Canada Day Show and Shine car show, Gorge on Art, multicultural food, voyageur canoe rides on the Gorge, Canada Day Artisan Market, Community Engagement displays, Craigflower School House open house, Strawberry Tea, street hockey, and kids’ inflatables and activities. Also, catch some great entertainment throughout the day on FOUR stages! The Main Stage performers in 2019 include The Cliffes, Qristina Bachand, and Daniel Cook & the Radiators!
1160 River Rock Place, Victoria, BC, V8S 1B5
This gorgeous custom home sits on arguably the best corner lot in the development and offers stunning views of Mt. Finlayson. This home was built to exacting standards- upgrades include radiant heated hardwood floors, gas fireplace, heat pump for additional heat and air conditioning, custom built-in cabinets throughout and a stunning kitchen with quartz countertop/backsplash- the list goes on and on. The floor plan has been well thought out to serve every need – the main floor offers sweeping views from the principle rooms, a custom kitchen with butler pantry, high end appliances and a breakfast nook that flows to a sunny, private back yard. Main floor also offers a large media room, den, dining room and office as well as a huge garage! Upstairs, the large bedrooms accommodate children and the master retreat also offers a picture perfect view, walk-in closet and ensuite . Only steps to Bear Mountain Village, Golf, Tennis, Rec Centre/pool and world class bike and walking trails!
For more information visit: http://martenhomes.ca/featured/gorgeous-custom-home/
This year, I was honored to receive both the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award and the RE/MAX Titan Award for 2017. I was one of less than 100 women in over 111,915 RE/MAX Agents WORLDWIDE to achieve the Titan Award for 2017! This also has me as the #1 Female Agent with RE/MAX in Victoria!
Thank you to you; my clients, my friends, and my family. You’ve all been there cheering me on and believing in me. You’ve trusted me to represent you, your friends and family members. I am very honored and grateful for that trust. Thank you!
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