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A HUGE thank you to Walter for sharing his beautiful garden pictures!!!!  If your seeds went to good use, we'd love to see the results.

Please share to info@homeward.team

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Rosemarie and Tom celebrated their youngest's birthday yesterday.  Tom says she was born smiling and hasn't stopped since.

Stay tuned for more on this and maybe some pictures too!

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Wendy Hetman started with us as our assistant on June 1, 2021, and has extensive experience with real estate contracts, law, high-level customer service and administration. Having previously been a licensed real estate agent herself, she understands the logistical and emotional process that people go through when buying and selling a home, and more importantly, she knows what she can do to help along the way.

Wendy says she is VERY excited to be joining the Homeward Bound Real Estate Team in this capacity and she looks forward to meeting clients and supporters at the many Homeward Bound client events and working regular office hours. Her other loves include Dragon boating, swimming, Euchre, exploring our local flora and fauna, and time with friends and family.

We are excited about her joining the team; not only for the experience she brings, but for her positive, bright personality.

Please feel free to reach out to Wendy with any questions and/or pop by the pet-friendly Royal LePage - Oak Bay office at 2541 Estevan Avenue.  She would love to hear from you and meet your furry friend(s)!

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Did you know? March 25th is National Waffle Day?! Get out that waffle maker, mix that fluffy dough and treat your family, spouse, room-mate, and/or yourself to a nice tasty brunch. We recommend eating your waffles with delicious maple syrup (how Canadian of us) and some fresh fruit. Rosemarie’s favourite fruit is raspberries and Tom is very partial to bananas, though they both love to mix it up and try different things.

To get you started, here are a few recipes:

Classic Waffle Recipe (from All Recipes):


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 4 teaspoons baking powder

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ cups warm milk

  • ⅓ cup butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1
In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder and sugar; setaside. Preheat waffle iron to desired temperature.

Step 2
In a separate bowl, beat the eggs. Stir in the milk, butter and vanilla.Pour the milk mixture into the flour mixture; beat until blended.

Step 3
Ladle the batter into a preheated waffle iron. Cook the waffles until golden and crisp. Serve immediately.

Vegan Waffle Recipe (from Nora Cooks):


  • Flax Eggs (1/4 cup ground flaxseeds + 1/2 cup water)

  • Vegan Buttermilk (3 1/2 cups soy milk + 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar)

  • 2 cups all purpose flour

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

  • 2 tablespoons baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Preheat waffle iron according to manufacturer's instructions.

Make the Flax Eggs: In a small bowl, combine the ground flax and water. Stir, and set aside to thicken.

Make the Vegan Buttermilk: If your milk is cold, warm it for a minute in the microwave, otherwise it will cause the coconut oil to harden in the batter. In a large measuring cup or bowl, measure 3 1/2 cups of soy milk. Add the apple cider vinegar, stir a little with a spoon and set aside to curdle.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flours, baking powder, salt and sugar.

Add the flax eggs, vegan buttermilk, melted coconut oil and vanilla to the dry ingredients. Stir until just combined with a large wooden spoon, being careful not to over mix. The batter should be fairly thick, if it's too runny add a few tablespoons more of flour. If it's too thick, add a little more water.

Spray waffle iron with oil (unless your waffle iron is non-stick). Pour the recommended amount of batter onto hot waffle iron, and cook until the waffle is golden brown on both sides.

Serve immediately, or keep in a warm oven (200 degrees F) until ready to serve. Top with fresh berries, coconut whip, vegan butter, maple syrup and anything else you desire!

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Women Supporting Women in Victoria, BC

We miss seeing all these beautiful business women at Westshore Women’s Business Network live events! It’s been too long ⁠

In celebration of International Women's Day, we’re recognizing this great organization, WWBN, that we’ve had the pleasure of being part of for 10 years! Founded in 2010 by Deb Alcadinho, this organization brings business women together to connect, learn business knowledge and be inspired.

WWBN meets twice a month for networking & business events; guests are always welcome, so don’t be shy. We'd love to see you at an event soon!

Learn more: www.wwbnvictoria.com

#internationalwomensday #womeninbiz #businesswomenlife #womenfriendship #networking #yyj #yyjcommunity #yyjevents #yyjbusiness #victoriabccanada #homewardbound


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Stunning Condo for Sale in Beautiful Victoria, BC, Canada!

Spacious & Bright, this 2019 built 2 bed, 2 bath condo is a stunner! Featuring gorgeous ocean, mountain and city views from the South, West and East floor to ceiling windows and the entertainment sized balcony!
Open concept living/dining/kitchen with premium appliances (with integrated door panels), quartz counters & a custom kitchen island. Engineered wood flooring throughout. Master with 2 pce ensuite, 4 pce main bath with soaker tub.
Building features heated outdoor pool, common outdoor lounge, outdoor kitchen, firepit & cabanas, meeting room & guest suite, concierge, fitness centre and much more! Rentals & pets allowed. Steps to Songhees Walkway, the goose and downtown!
Call for details! 778-433-6064 or info@homeward.team
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NEW LISTING! 103-935 Cloverdale Ave, Victoria, BC


No age restriction, your pets are welcome incl. 2 dogs up to 50lbs! & rentals are allowed! Bedrooms are separated by the living area & each has an adjacent bathroom, perfect for two people sharing!

There’s new carpet in the bedrooms, new paint throughout, full size W/D, modern kitchen with quartz counters, large walk-out patio with southern exposure & tilt-open patio door. This near-new building, winner of the GREEN BUILDING AWARD in 2014. includes your own underground parking spot, separate storage, bike storage, & plenty of visitor parking.

This quiet, walking-friendly setting is across from a large park and has easy driving access to Downtown, Pat Bay & Hwy 1. Mayfair, Uptown, & Cloverdale Mall (Thriftys) are minutes away!

More details about this amazing condo are available Here.

As always, please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, we'd love to hear from you.


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We know the last 12 months have been a challenge for everyone, so we wanted to make this Valentine’s Day a special one for one lucky winner! We are excited to be collaborating with @blissfulbaskets to give away an awesome basket filled with local goodies, to enjoy yourself or share with your loved one this Valentine’s Day.⁠
The winner will receive a wine & gift basket valued at $300 filled with an amazing assortment of local goodies! ⁠

Find us on Instagram to enter! @homewardboundteam
The contest closes on Wednesday February 10th @ 5pm and the winner will be announced on Thursday February 11th @ 10am in our insta stories!⁠
* LOCAL GIVEAWAY ONLY (Victoria, BC and municipalities)⁠
* Delivery included to Victoria, BC and municipalities⁠
* Giveaway is not sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.⁠
The basket is filled with some amazing local & Canadian products from:⁠
Martha's Delectables @marthasdelectables⁠
Jenny Maries Crackers @jennymariescrackers⁠
Castello Cheese @castellocheesecanada⁠
Mrs. Jones Jam @mrsjonesjams⁠
Jody's Naturals @jodys_naturals_⁠
Urge Chocolates @urgechocolates⁠
SaltSpring Kitchen Co. @saltspringkitchenco⁠
Roger's Chocolates @rogerschocolates1885⁠
Tout de Sweet @toutdesweetvic⁠
St. Jeans Cannery @stjeans⁠
SeaChange Seafoods @seachangeseafoods⁠
RockCoast @rockcoast⁠
Provisions @provisions_food_company⁠
Blasted Church Winery @blastedchurch
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We are so proud to announce that Your Homeward Bound Team received the Royal LePage Diamond Award for 2020, putting us in the top 3% of @royal_lepage Realtors in Canada! 

The one and only reason we were able to achieve this is because of our wonderful clients - you are the reason we love what we do!

2020 was a year that no one planned on and we are so happy that we were able to continue helping our clients through it. We are looking forward to making 2021 an even better year! ⁠

Call us today and find out how we can help you 250-592-4422

#royallepage #diamondaward

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Key Days are always the best days!

We were so thrilled to help our clients both sell and purchase a home! Here is to many happy memories in your new home!

We can leverage our skills in pricing & marketing to get your home sold fast . Call us today and find out how we can help you 250-592-4422

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