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Victoria & Vancouver Island Real Estate Blog

Why You Shouldn't Sell Your Home on Your OwnFor Sale By Owner (FSBO) is a term that sounds like a big money-saver for Oak Bay home sellers because means they get to keep the commission they would have otherwise paid to an agent. Today, there are plenty of websites and even online real estate services that claim to help sellers save thousands of dollars on their home costs. But no matter how fool-proof the selling process may seem from the outside, there's a reason why agents have trained to get where they are. See why it's too big a risk to take.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Too High, Too Low

Setting a price is more than just getting a market assessment and researching the

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3407 Yorkshire Pl

Private Acreage on No Through Road!

This Beautiful 2.21 Acre property is situated just outside Langford's busy city centre and at the end/top of a no through road giving you a ton of privacy in a peaceful and quiet natural setting.

You'll quickly feel at ease and in peace and tranquillity from the moment you arrive at Yorkshire Place.

Whether it be enjoying your morning coffee from your private patio with south facing views or taking an evening stroll through your own private forest.

The property includes the updated 3 bed, 2 baths plus den main home and also has a separate 1 bed, 1 bath cottage with separate laundry facilities.

Also includes a vehicle workshop with power, wood stove for heat and a cemented in underground vehicle

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As expected we experienced significant seasonal increases in both properties listed and properties sold in the month of May compared to both the month before and May of 2018.

The 848 properties sold in May of this year was 10% more than May of last year and a 22% jump from the previous month. Of the properties sold, 246 were condos, an increase of 2% over May 2018.  There were 448 single family homes sold, a 10% increase over last year. and town homes sales were up 27% with 98 sold this year.

The number of active listings continued it's climb to a 3 year high of 3,019 at the end of May, up 10% from the previous month and 26% higher than the 2,394 active at the end of May last year. Also notably higher than the low of 1,896 in May of 2017.

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New Advancements in Technology and Residential ConstructionThe world of residential construction is changing by the day. In recent years, a variety of new residential construction materials have become popular options for innovative homeowners. These materials improve the energy efficiency and functionality of the home. If you're a homeowner who would like your new construction home to be made from modern technology, here are the types of materials that you should be using.

Self-Healing Concrete

Concrete tends to crack when it's placed under stress. Sometimes this happens because of stress from heat and weathering from the natural environment. Other times, this occurs because a home's foundation is placed under stress by the weight of the house and movement of the soil. Either way, concrete needs

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Wood Violet Ln 2087

Upgrade New Eaglehurst Family Home!

Under assessed value even with over $20k worth of upgrades!!

Welcome to Eaglehurst; the award-winning community only minutes from Sidney. "The Burrard", is Eaglehurst's answer to a "rancher" with the spacious master bedroom on the main floor featuring a huge walk-in closet and an ensuite with in-floor heating and a tiled shower with edgeless glass enclosure.

Wonderful open main floor plan with a den perfect for a home office, custom cabinetry, wood and tiled floors and a gas fireplace with designer surround.

Up are two generous bedrooms, a full bath and a bonus room perfect for kids, hobbies or media.

Every home is Built Green and comes equipped with stainless steel appliances including a gas

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Paul Kane

Bright & Beautiful Two Bedroom Condo!

Welcome to the Skyline! Enjoy this bright 5th floor 2 bedrooms 2 bathroom corner unit on the quiet back side of the building.

This unit has plenty of windows and natural light reflecting off the modern open concept living area with finishes including a neutral paint tone, high ceilings, stone countertops, hardwood floors & s/s appliances.

Relax on the large deck while taking in the afternoon sun as well as the use of BBQ's is permitted.

The Skyline allows rentals, has no age restrictions & pets are allowed.

Meet your neighbours on the rooftop common area and take in those city skylines, ocean and mountain views.

Parking is included as well as a separate storage unit.

The location

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johnson st

Living The Urban Lifestyle!

The Mondrian, a modern 10 story steel and concrete building in a perfect downtown location within walking distance to all amenities including coffee shops,  restaurants, parks, transit and schools.

This 2nd-floor corner unit offers a bright south facing & efficient floor plan with bedrooms on the opposite sides of the unit. 

Entertaining made easy in a spacious open living area w/a luxury kitchen including stone counters, Euro-style cabinets w/soft close drawers & s/s appliances.

Add to the wow factor with fantastic extended living space on your massive terrace with city views.

The master bedroom has a spa-inspired en-suite and there's a second bathroom for guests.

In-suite laundry, separate

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Paul Kane

Park like with Mountain View Plus Shop and Secondary Suite!

Perched upon a park-like 1.58 acres paradise. 2974 square foot walkout bungalow with majestic views of Mount Sicker and Mount Prevost.

Vaulted great room ceiling plus enlarged windows.

Gourmet kitchen with all the built-ins for the budding chef plus plenty of counters and cupboard space.

Three upstairs bedrooms including a large master with ensuite, fully developed basement with 4th bedroom, rec room, utility/storage.

Beautiful wood burning stove for the pragmatic and romantic alike.

Authorized one-bedroom legal suite perfect for the university age child, mother in law suite or mortgage helper! SHOP- 20x30 with 26ft ceiling height.

Separate office area. Subdivision

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Studio 455 Warehouse Transformation!

Labour of love and locally celebrated this converted industrial space on the edge of Rock Bay is one of the city's most remarkable inner sanctums of eclectics, where high-end contemporary meets artful nostalgia, welcome to Victoria's ultra creative side.  

This four storey plus masterpiece is the creation of an artist and architectural designer and a property not to be missed.

The main portion of the home overlooks downtown with views of the Olympic Mountains and the Parliament buildings.  

A two-way circular fireplace believed to be the only two in Canada creates the illusion of flames moving into infinity.  

The fireplace separates the colourful living room from the

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Private Duplex in Quiet Rural Neighborhood!

Located just outside the tight confines of suburbia, 170 Atkins is nestled in the picturesque nature setting of the View Royal country side next to farms and forests.

It's Private S.E facing yard is drenched in sunshine and green vegetation.

The Galloping Goose Trail passes directly behind the property making biking out of town or commuting to work extremely easy!

Beautiful Thetis Lake is only a 3 min drive or 15 min walk away.

Near all amenities in Victoria and Langford.

The exterior has been painted and Chimney re-pointed in 2018, new 30-year roofing shingles, hot water tank, and 100amp Electrical panel in 2016.

The 3 bed 2 bath private home awaits your finishing touches and

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