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The Burgeoning West Shore

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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…

Upcoming Events this Fall season in Victoria, British Columbia

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The fall winds are beginning to blow into Victoria and the summer is coming to a close. With the outdoor parties and events winding down you might find yourself wondering what to do now that the season is beginning to change. Don’t worry,…

Victoria Realty Prices Continue to Rise Steadily

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…

Victoria BC – The Technology Capital

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Rooted throughout the city of Victoria is a technology industry that is growing at a rapid pace. From small beginnings and just a few companies, the tech space has grown to boast over 900 local businesses. Tech is taking over, and Victoria…

What Can $5+ Million Buy In Victoria BC

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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…

Staging a house to sell

Let's debunk the myths for staging a house Trying to sell your own home can be a risky gamble. Sure you'll save on commissions but will you sell the home for as much or as quickly as you would working with expert realty professionals? At…

What defines a luxury property in Victoria BC?

What is "Luxury"? To define a concept like "luxury" is, a bit like like someone's opinion of beauty, technically impossible because it is in the eye of the beholder. If you surveyed the local residents of Victoria BC & Vancouver Island,…

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…

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…

Female Veterans of Canada

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Victoria BC is well known for having a largely female population, we recently mentioned that Victoria took the #1 spot nationwide for the title of 'Best City in Canada for Women'. Female Canadian Veterans While we identify with women living…

Moving from Calgary to Victoria BC

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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…

Economic Analysis of BC – August 2015

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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…