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Victoria Realty Prices Continue to Rise Steadily

by McLean Real Estate Group July 21, 2017

FOREIGN BUYERS IN 2017 – SOME CONTEXT There has been a lot of media coverage on the impact of foreign buyers on the real estate market in Canada. Last summer the BC government implemented a 15% property transfer tax on foreign buyers in Metro Vancouver. More recently, the Ontario government introduced a number of measures […]

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What Can $5+ Million Buy In Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group April 13, 2017

Even with inflation on the rise, multi-million dollar homes are still not that common, so it’s still a thrill to window-shop for properties in the $5 million+ range. In fact, the vast majority of new home projects in the Victoria area are modern middle-class dwellings that are eco-friendly, inexpensive, and quick to build, which is […]

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VREB Statistics for 2014/2015

by McLean Real Estate Group February 5, 2016

The Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) is an association of ~1,200 local Vancouver Island/Gulf Island REALTORS® with hands-on knowledge of the local real estate market in the Greater Victoria area. VREB Statistics for 2014/2015 in PDF Origin of VREB Buyers 2014/2015 Origin of Canadian VREB Buyers 2014/2015 Origin of VREB Buyers Outside of Canada 2014/2015 […]

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Log Homes in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group December 4, 2015

Vancouver Island is home to the mighty douglas fir, a tree that makes an excellent log for building custom homes. The reddish hues of this tree are beautiful but the straight grains, tight growth rings, and resistance to mold/fungus are the most prized attributes of this species of tree.Local douglas fir logs are carefully selected […]

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Moving from Calgary to Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group September 28, 2015

The Gas Prices are Nice But… Heck even the gas prices in Calgary are getting a second glance with an 11c per litre price jump on Monday the 28th that’s officially ruining the local optimism that comes with a sub $1/litre gas. Price Trends for Calgary Calgary Gas Prices Provided by GasBuddy.com   Calgary isn’t a frustrating/complex city, […]

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Moving from Vancouver to Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group September 4, 2015

Vancouver is a Wonderful City … But! Please don’t get the wrong idea! Vancouver wins plenty of awards and earns more than it’s fair share of international acclaim for doing many things well including hosting events like the Olympics/International Expos/World Cup/etc.. Heck, in most areas where Victoria is #1 in Canada/Internationally Vancouver is usually close […]

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Economic Analysis of BC – August 2015

by McLean Real Estate Group September 3, 2015

Our friends over at Central1 Credit Union have posted an updated Economic Analysis of British Columbia report for August 2015. The full report is available in PDF format for easy printing/review: Economic Analysis of British Columbia – Volume 35 • Issue 4 • August 2015 | ISSN: 0834-3980 With economic forecasts that run until 2017 […]

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Exploring Cordova Bay in 2015

by McLean Real Estate Group May 7, 2015

A few years ago (time flies!) we put out a nice little post on the East Saanich Neighborhood of Cordova Bay. This is a historic community with a lot of retirement activities that neither needs major changes nor seeks to reinvent itself. It’s a very close knit residential community that is flush with groups and […]

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Spring Events in Victoria BC

by McLean Real Estate Group February 13, 2015

Spring Events in Victoria BC One of the highlights of living on Vancouver Island and having access to Victoria, the capital city of our great province, is the many events that are put on by local community organizers and businesses. Have a look at just a few of the most interesting events in and around […]

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North Saanich Neighbourhoods – Deep Cove

by McLean Real Estate Group November 19, 2014

The Deep Cove neighbourhood in North Saanich, near Victoria BC offers peaceful rural living and spectacular ocean views and access.  This is one of Victoria’s most desirable rural neighbourhoods and there are beautiful country and waterfront properties, just a short drive from both Sidney and Victoria BC. Deep Cove sits at the northeastern tip of […]

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