Victoria Place is the hidden jewel of the Kawartha Lakes – a Waterfront Community of 215 home-owners who have relocated from all over Ontario. You will find neighbours from all walks of life and occupations who have decided to make Victoria Place their home. Victoria Place is a unique, adult lifestyle community. It is not a condominium. You own your home and property. The common areas and amenities are owned by the Victoria Place Association, a non-profit corporation. The Board of Directors administers to the affairs of the Association and the maintenance of the common areas and amenities. Membership in the Association entitles you to use of the common areas, amenities and waterfront park. Each home stands on approximately one half to three-quarters of an acre. Surrounding the groups of homes and, in some instances, separating lots are large areas of common land owned by the Victoria Place Association.
Victoria Place was the creation of Fred Reynolds, a young Bobcaygeon businessman who, while visiting Florida, saw his first self-contained community designed for seniors. He liked what he saw, but thought he could do better right in his own backyard. He came home, bought a large, marginal farm on the west shore of Pigeon Lake just south of Bobcaygeon and went to work. By 1979 he had completed Phase 1 of his two-phase dream community and had sold nearly all the lots in the original plan. All homes were originally sold to buyers over 55, most of who were retired or in the process of retiring.
Source: Victoria Place – BRAD NELSON
Known as the Hub of the Kawarthas, Bobcaygeon is a desired seasonal recreational destination and full time home for those enjoying an active retirement lifestyle. Located 1.5 hours from the DVP/401 Bobcaygeon is ideally situated for those seeking a change of pace from the Golden Horseshoe.Situated on three lovely islands Bobcaygeon is a popular destination for seasonal cottagers and retirees alike.
Source: Bobcaygeon Real Estate
5 Tips for Kawartha Lakes Home Sellers
Clear the Clutter. Before you put your home on the market, clear the clutter that’s accumulated over the years. Tackle one room at a time, divide your items into three piles: keep, donate and toss.
Conventional wisdom holds that the best time to sell a property is in the spring and that selling in the fall is a mistake. But an industry analyst is telling agents that listing in the fall may yield just as good, if not better results.
“Outside of the fact that we have no idea where interest rates or the national and global economies will be next spring, the data points to a number of reasons Canadians should feel comfortable selling in the fall,” say Walter Melanson, lead analyst for PropertyGuys.com.
Among the reasons to consider asking clients to sell their properties this fall, Melanson cites the fact that September purchases have been on the rise, with the national average sale price rising 5.9 per cent on a year-over-year basis between September 2013 and September 2014. He also pointed out that last year Canadian home sales declined 1.4 per cent from August to September, but the number of newly listed homes actually declined 1.6 per cent in the same period – meaning a slightly larger percentage of listed homes were actually sold in September.
Sahil Jaggi, a realtor at RE/MAX Realtron and owner of Mink Homes Inc., agrees with Melanson that fall can be a good time to list, but has a warning: “You have to price it right in September. If you don’t, it will sit and the next thing you know it’s winter.”
Jaggi says September is the golden month, as anything sold in October will likely have a December closing date and “buyers don’t want to move in at Christmas.”
He adds that he recently completed construction on a new home and “planned it in a way that it was going to be listed in the fall.”
“People are busy in the summer, but in the fall I feel, psychologically-speaking, they are in a back-to-business mode.”
Victoria Place – Common Facilities for Residents
Welcome to Victoria Place
Victoria Place, Bobcaygeon is an established residential area comprised of 215 brick homes, with full basements and attached garages. Each home stands on approximately on half an acre, which the homeowner owns outright. Surrounding the groups of homes (and, in some instances, separating lots) are large areas of common land (74 acres) owned by the community as a whole.
Residents of Victoria place share in the exclusive use of numerous recreational facilities including the Clubhouse, tennis court, swimming pool, two beaches, shuffle board courts, regulation size lawn bowling green, and golf driving range. The Victoria Place Clubhouse is for the exclusive use of all property owners for card games, dances, meetings and recreational events. Canada Post mailboxes are located here as well.
Social Hub of Victoria Place with numerous facilities: pool, lawn bowling and more
Victoria Place owns several acres of beautiful, private, exclusive shoreline on Pigeon Lake where you can enjoy swimming, sunbathing, bird watching, a picnic or barbecue. Each home comes with a private dock space in protected docking harbours on Pigeon Lake. The entire Trent-Severn Waterway is available for all or your water sport activities. It is an excellent sailing area for those so inclined. Those that sail will want to check out the Pigeon Lake Yacht Club for additional social activities available in the Bobcaygeon area.
Sheltered boat docking
Most of the maintenance required to keep Victoria Place looking good is performed by resident volunteers. There are, however, some expenses incurred in the maintenance of the recreational facilities and in the upkeep of common ground, waterfront etc. that must be paid for. This results in a maintenance fee, which is currently a very reasonable $500.00. – This is truly an outstanding value. There are 2 golf courses within 10 minutes drive and several more courses are within 20-25 minutes of Victoria Place. For those who enjoy winter snowmobiling, the Twin Mountains Snowmobile Club maintains and operates the local groomed trails just north of Bobcaygeon.
The Coldwell Banker Ultimate Service® Program For Sellers
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