Amazing value in this gorgeous, updated strata duplex at the end of a no-through street on a private lane. Nothing to do but move in and enjoy the summer in your new family home. Read more
Sunset at Otter Point by Jason van der valk
It’s Valentines Day – are you stuck for ideas for romancing your sweetheart? Here are 5 top places and activities to ignite the candle of romance in your life. Even if you’ve already got plans, bookmark this page for the next time you’re looking to impress that special somebody.
When I bought my house in Sooke – in the Otter Point area, one of the things that attracted me to it was its cozy Pacific Energy wood stove. Having never heated with wood in the past, it was a bit of a learning curve to figure it out. I learned that a modern wood stove isn’t just a steel box you burn wood in – it is actually a complex system with many variables that need to be accounted for in order for it to function safely and efficiently. Luckily, my stove came with a fairly detailed manufacturer’s manual from which I was able to learn some valuable information. Read more
Well-maintained Full duplex on 2.5 acres
$399,900 – MLS® 313726
Looking for something different? This is a rare opportunity to purchase a full duplex (not a strata) and rarer still to find it on a tranquil, sunny 2.5 acre parcel with lots of flat land. With 5 bedrooms (2 in one side and 3 in the other) this older home could use some cosmetic upgrades, but it has been well looked after over the years. Read more
At low tide there is plenty of sand to play on.
It’s been way too long since I posted about parks in Sooke. My wife’s sister is in town for a few day and we took advantage of the great weather we’ve been having lately for an excursion out to China Beach. Located at the trailhead of the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail just a few kilometres west of Jordan River, China beach is a bit of a hike from the parking lot, but is well worth it! Read more
Jason captured the best of my listing at 7760 West Coast Road
One of the many things that I believe sets me apart from other REALTORS® is that I am very concerned with the visual presentation of a property to discerning buyers. With so many properties on the market these days, it is crucial that my listings stand out and are presented in the best way possible to maximize the number of people who want to view the property in person… Read more
Congrats to The Stick on Five Years in Business Here in Sooke
Coming up this Saturday, July 7, starting around 11:00 is Stick Fest Five, put on by David Evans and his coffee crew down at The Stick In The Mud Coffee House in Sooke. David officially opened the stick on 07/07/07, and every year since he’s thrown an anniversary party to celebrate and give back to his loyal following of caffeinated customers. I had a chance to ask David a few questions about coffee, success, and celebration, and he was kind enough to step away from the roaster for a few moments to answer. Read more
Amazing Ocean View – Click the Pic To Visit This Listing
$199,900 – MLS® 311477
Imagine waking every morning to gaze out over the shimmering Strait of Juan de Fuca and the majestic snow-capped Olympic mountains from the comfort of your dream home on your rural ocean-view acreage. This exclusive 2.47 acre property located just 15 minutes west of Sooke is in an area of fine homes on similar-sized acreages perched above the towering trees of French Beach Provincial Park . Read more