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502-420 Linden Ave | $615,000
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
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Address 502 420 Linden Ave
AreaVictoria
Sub AreaFairfield West
State/ProvinceBritish Columbia
CountryCanada
Price$615,000
SoldApril 2018
Property TypeCondominium
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms2
Lot Size0.03 Acres
Floor Space1250 Square Feet
Year Built1981
Parking1 Space, Underground - Secure, Covered Parking Attached
Taxes $2,908
Tax Year2017
MLS® #386436

420 Linden - The Perfect Place to revel in your retirement years. One of the most desirable units in the building - the south west corner with views to the Olympic mountain range and water glimpses. Walk or bike to Cook street Village, Beacon Hill Park and Dallas road waterfront. Spacious rooms in a well maintained unit are waiting for your personal touch. Features include 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, insuite laundry, brick fireplace and a living and dining room perfect for entertaining. Enjoy lazy afternoons in your cozy and bright sunroom with views to the west and south. If you are a chef you will find the kitchen can accommodate all your needs - lots of counter space and room to create. For a wonderful start to the day take your morning coffee onto the master bedroom balcony, take a deep breath of ocean air and enjoy. This steel and concrete 50+ building has a proactive council and is extremely well run. Secure underground parking, storage locker and exercise room.

    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.


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