Cost of Living in Victoria BC vs Vancouver BC

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It’s been all over the news recently – Vancouver has earned the dubious honour of being the most expensive city in North America in which to live.  Those of us who are living in Victoria can be thankful that our fair city, while not inexpensive…

MLS statistics for Victoria, Oak Bay, Metchosin, North Saanich and Sidney

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MLS statistics for Victoria, Oak Bay, Metchosin, North Saanich and Sidney underscore the desirability of these municipalities.  Property values are, for the most part, substantial and holding their value, even in today’s real estate market. What…

MLS Statistics for Central Saanich

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MLS statistics for Central Saanich show that this municipality, occupying the centre of the Saanich Peninsula, also occupies the centre of the price range of properties that have sold in the Greater Victoria area.  It sits in the “middle…

MLS Statistics for Esquimalt and View Royal

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MLS statistics for Esquimalt and View Royal reveal opportunities for first time homebuyers to get into the market with some reasonably priced townhomes and condos.  And these municipalities are very well located adjacent to the city of Victoria. So…

MLS Statistics for Saanich

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Saanich is the largest of Greater Victoria’s municipalities, both geographically and in population and it encompasses a wide range of neighborhoods including urban, suburban and rural.  This means that housing options are diverse and prices…

MLS Statistics for Colwood and Langford

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The municipalities of Colwood and Langford sit next to each other and constitute the centre of Greater Victoria’s west shore communities.  Both have seen an explosion of development in the last decade thanks in large part to a dedicated infrastructure…

MLS Statistics for Highlands

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Just a short drive and yet a world away from city life in Victoria, Highlands is a unique district with a strong sense of environmental responsibility and conservation. Homes in this rugged rural community range from rustic cabins to luxury…

MLS Statistics for Sooke

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The furthest of Greater Victoria’s west shore communities, Sooke is a fantastic community for first time home buyers, offering the lowest prices in the region for single family homes, and generally reasonable real estate values across all…

Victoria BC House Prices

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Check out this article published recently in the Victoria Times/Colonist newspaper about Victoria house prices and how they’ve increased over the past decade. I was asked to comment on present Victoria real estate market conditions in relation…

Economic Outlook for Victoria BC – Real Estate Investment

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You all know that recent months have seen a return of some uncertainty on the part of investors, who worry that we may be on the verge of a significant downturn similar to what we experienced in 2008. I was able to attend a recent economic…