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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #50 on: April 22, 2017, 11:05:19 PM »
I put the September date on my calendar. I'm planning to be off work that day.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2017, 07:26:14 AM »
I'm digging all the Sept MMM Meet Up enthusiasm. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2017, 07:31:51 AM »
After my schedule is set with the kids I'll let you know if I can make it too.  Would need a Saturday afternoon meetup though instead.  Just too far to go for 3 PM on a Friday. 
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2017, 10:21:40 PM »
Looks like I just missed this. 
I'm def on board for any Saturday or Sunday meetups.   Also like hiking!    MMM hike?

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #54 on: April 25, 2017, 01:33:22 PM »
My husband and I are currently living in Edmonton but planning a move to Victoria. He commutes out to Victoria for three days every three weeks and September 22nd works for him.  I might send him to the meet-up as my proxy!

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #55 on: April 25, 2017, 01:47:06 PM »
My husband and I are currently living in Edmonton but planning a move to Victoria. He commutes out to Victoria for three days every three weeks and September 22nd works for him.  I might send him to the meet-up as my proxy!

He can Facetime or Skype you in - although you'll have to take our word for how yummy the beer and food is. ;)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #56 on: June 18, 2017, 07:36:50 AM »
Well, we just closed a deal on a townhouse just off the Gorge not too far from Spinnakers (west of Victoria downtown for non-locals) and I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified.  Possession date is August 31/17 so we'll both be out in Victoria for that, until September 10th.  For the moment, we're staying in Edmonton while my husband commutes.  The new place has a 1 bed suite on the main floor which my husband will use as his commuting home base, but there's an 1100ft2 2bd/2bath suite on the upper level that we'd like to find long term renters for.  Any suggestions?

If anyone is around prior to the official MMMmeetup, I'd be delighted to have a chat over drinkies and nibblies.  Now, back to my obsessive 'to do' list writing!

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« Reply #57 on: June 18, 2017, 07:40:53 AM »
Well, we just closed a deal on a townhouse just off the Gorge not too far from Spinnakers (west of Victoria downtown for non-locals) and I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified.  Possession date is August 31/17 so we'll both be out in Victoria for that, until September 10th.  For the moment, we're staying in Edmonton while my husband commutes.  The new place has a 1 bed suite on the main floor which my husband will use as his commuting home base, but there's an 1100ft2 2bd/2bath suite on the upper level that we'd like to find long term renters for.  Any suggestions?

If anyone is around prior to the official MMMmeetup, I'd be delighted to have a chat over drinkies and nibblies.  Now, back to my obsessive 'to do' list writing!

Drop me a PM when you are in town. I'm always up for drinks and nibbles. ;)

To find renters just post an ad on Used Victoria. Shouldn't be hard as vacancy rates are low at the moment.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #58 on: June 18, 2017, 10:17:11 AM »
Did someone say Wings at Spinnakers !
Just hit us up on a time that works for you. I prefer weekdays for simple meetups as weekends in summer are away adventuring somewhere. As @RC said, you will have zero issues renting in Victoria as there is pretty much nothing good available from anyone with the way the media paints the pictures.
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #59 on: June 19, 2017, 11:31:57 AM »
Well, we just closed a deal on a townhouse just off the Gorge not too far from Spinnakers (west of Victoria downtown for non-locals) and I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified.  Possession date is August 31/17 so we'll both be out in Victoria for that, until September 10th.  For the moment, we're staying in Edmonton while my husband commutes.  The new place has a 1 bed suite on the main floor which my husband will use as his commuting home base, but there's an 1100ft2 2bd/2bath suite on the upper level that we'd like to find long term renters for.  Any suggestions?

If anyone is around prior to the official MMMmeetup, I'd be delighted to have a chat over drinkies and nibblies.  Now, back to my obsessive 'to do' list writing!

Congrats on the house! The Gorge is a lovely area.

DH managed his family's rental house in Vancouver when it became too problematic for his mom. We also have a house with a suite and when we rented it I just used the BC Residential Tenancy agreement with a couple add ins:

1. A section where the applicants have to agree to let me run a credit check. I found simply asking for this info scared off anyone who already knew their credit was crap. The good thing about high rental rates and low vacancy is that it's easy to rent your unit. However, the tricky part can be finding a tenant who can afford to pay the rent every month.The res ten act makes it time consuming to evict for non-payment and nearly impossible to evict for other troublesome behaviours.

2. A section where I disallow them from moving any extra people into the unit without our consent. See above about low affordability of Victoria rentals.

Read the BC residential tenancy act. It's very tenant friendly. Make sure you know how to evict problem tenants. Have a plan for dealing with rent increases. I believe you can only increase the rent 2%/year. If you end up with a really long term tenant, it won't be long before you're stuck with rents that are well below current market rates.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #60 on: June 19, 2017, 11:51:18 AM »
Great suggestions - thanks everyone.  We'll certainly PM a few of you in September when we're on the Island.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2017, 08:22:01 PM »
Any interest in an early August meetup?
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #62 on: June 25, 2017, 07:17:19 AM »
What dates would work for you?

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2017, 09:46:31 AM »
I'm game if I am around for sure
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #64 on: July 04, 2017, 12:37:38 PM »
I will be in Victoria from Aug 10 to mid September. I'm in if it fits with those dates.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #65 on: July 08, 2017, 04:36:20 PM »
Interested as well.   Available Tues/Thurs evenings, later Friday evenings, and weekends.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #66 on: July 08, 2017, 04:45:41 PM »
I will be in Victoria from Aug 10 to mid September. I'm in if it fits with those dates.

Currently our next Victoria Mega Meet Up! is scheduled for 22 Sept 2017. I think moving dates is just fine as long as there are a few keen participants for the new dates. :)

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #67 on: July 08, 2017, 05:02:25 PM »
I will likely come if it is Saturday, September 16th.  I can taste the wings and beer from the Lower Mainland!
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2017, 02:05:19 PM »
Mid September is shaping up well, I just want those cheap wings ;)
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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2017, 06:59:50 PM »
Mid September is shaping up well, I just want those cheap wings ;)

No happy hour specials on the weekend if we are going with a Sat Meet Up. They offer the specials to pack people in between lunch and dinner. Weekends are so busy it's not needed.

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Re: Victoria, BC - Mega Magical March Meet Up!
« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2017, 02:30:44 PM »
Browns Social House in Uptown also has half price appetizers (wings) weekdays from 3-6 pm :)
I'm cool for Spinnakers still and can survive one order of wings not on sale if it turns out to be a saturday
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