Entries by Geoff McLean

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Going Green & Living Sustainably in Westhills – Greater Victoria

The western region of Greater Victoria, BC known as the Westshore is growing quickly. New neighbourhoods are sprouting up left and right, and one of them worth exploring is called Westhills. See below for more information, and make sure to watch the Westhills video below as well! This is a prime location on Vancouver Island […]

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The Burgeoning West Shore

The West Shore is a family friendly waterfront community consisting of the municipalities of Colwood, Langford, View Royal, Metchosin and The Highlands. This area has been leading the Capital Regional District’s population growth, with Langford in front with an impressive resident increase of 20.9% since 2011 (Data from the 2016 Census). Sooke is second with […]

VREB Statistics for 2014/2015

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 […]

Log Homes in Victoria BC

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 […]

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Moving from Calgary to Victoria BC

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

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 […]