Notify me of more listings like this...

Create your own personal listings search in less than one minute! You will have access to ALL PROPERTY DETAILS for every listing. You will be notified immediately by email when a new property comes to the market matching your search criteria. A private web site that shows all matching listings will be created automatically for you. Membership is completely free without any obligation!

Get Started
SOLD
204-605 Cook St | $314,900
Colin
Gareau*
C. (250) 812-3451
P. (250) 385-2033
Phone Colin http://www.colingareau.com
Newport Realty
1144 Fort St
Victoria BC
Canada V8V 3K8
Data Source: Statistics Canada
%
Years (35 year max)
Years



Address 204 605 Cook St
AreaVictoria
Sub AreaFairfield West
State/ProvinceBritish Columbia
CountryCanada
Price$314,900
SoldDecember 2017
Property TypeCondominium
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Lot Size0.02 Acres
Floor Space846 Square Feet
Year Built1977
Parking1 Space, Uncovered
Taxes $1,620
Tax Year2017
MLS® #383560

This a tremendous opportunity to buy a 2 bedroom condo with an enviable Walk Score of 90 - "A walker's paradise". The unit is large at 846 feet and has an additional 146 ft enclosed sun room for contemplative afternoon reading. It get lots of morning sun and is on the very quiet east side. You will appreciate the functional layout with wide hallways and over sized living/dining room. It is in very good shape but is priced to allow for upgrading if you're itching for a design project. The new owner gets one parking spot, shared, efficient laundry and a very large storage locker. The strata is very well managed - new roof in 2012, and new bedroom windows. This a fabulous location; close to both Fort street corridor and Cook street Village. Many say the most important feature of a condo is the sense of community and Arbour Glen, with only 13 units, has that in spades.

    Although I was born in Montreal, my parents moved to Victoria in 1961 when I was a toddler (notice how I didn't give up my exact age? Sort of like the Oil of Olay commercial - you have to guess). We rented a house with the  easiest address in the world - 1234 Beach Drive. In 1965 my folks bought a patch of earth on the top of Mt. Tolmie and built a house where they still live today. I started off at Uplands Elementary and then in Grade 7 I moved onto St Michaels. I had a great 6 years at that school with some of those teachers being more influential than those I encountered at University. I graduated from McGill University with a BA in Economics. I immediately applied my degree to the art of bagel making. In 1982 I teamed up with a friend and started Benny's Bagels in Market Square right here in Victoria. What began as a 2 year endeavour ended up consuming our lives and over the next ten years we expanded the business to include Vancouver.

    I bought out my partner in 1992 and started to franchise the concept. In 1997 the business had grown to 13 stores, with three in Alberta. The next ten years were a blur so we will skip ahead. More importantly I dont want to bore you to death. I continued with Bennys until 2006 when I sold my shares to my partner. At this point I briefly considered going back to school but decided that no one was going to hire somebody just starting a new career, who should actually be cashing in his RRSPs. Hence my career in Real Estate. I joined Newport roughly 11 years ago and have never looked back.

    I am happily married and have two daughters who have almost left "The Nest". One is attending University in Montreal and the other is completing grade 12 . We got through the teen years, but my salt and pepper pate gave up all pretense of pigmentation. They are wonderful girls and and as every father can attest, merrily swing me along the daily pendulum between exasperation and sublime pride.

    My passions include my lovely wife, Sue, all things culinary, cycling (I am the founding and only member of the Low Riders - "Low Metabolism, Low Expectaions, Low Mileage"), building/tinkering (almost always badly), Cyrenian yodelling, and Oenophilia (how many of you are scrambling for a dictionary right now?). And yes, I was kidding about the yodelling. I just wanted to see if you actually read these things.

    I don't know if I have a work philosophy, per se. At least, not one that I can turn into a catchy tag line. I have an abundance of business experience, limitless patience and a good sense of humour. Real estate decisions are, after all, the biggest you will ever make in your life. I will give you the best advice I can possibly give; I will never rush you to make a decision; and hopefully I will keep you laughing along the way.


    view full screen gallery
    Back
    to top
    Next
    The blue circle drawn on the map represents the area which is most likely to contain listings comparable to 204-605 Cook St. If you wish, you may adjust the circle by dragging the white center handle to move it, or dragging one of its other white handles to resize it. Press the 'Next' button at the top when finished.

    Adjust the values below if necessary

    Bedrooms
    • 1+
    • 2+
    • 3+
    • 4+
    • 5+
    Bathrooms
    • 1+
    • 2+
    • 3+
    • 4+
    • 5+

    When finished, press the 'Next' button

    Done

    When finished filling out your details, press the 'Done' button. You will receive an email shortly, which will contain login details and additional information to access your listings

    Thank you! You will receive an email shortly, which will contain login details and additional information to access your listings. Close Oops, there was a problem signing up:

    Try Again
    Cancel