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Victoria & Vancouver Island Real Estate Blog

Vancouver, BC – July 15, 2019. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 6,960 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in June, a decline of 11.8 per cent from the same month last year. The average MLS® residential price in the province was $687,584, a decline of 4 per cent from June 2018. Total sales dollar volume was $4.8 billion, a 15.3 per cent decline from the same month last year.

“BC home sales moderated lower in June after a stronger showing in May,” said BCREA Deputy Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “While mortgage rates offered by lenders have moved below 3 per cent, a static qualifying rate has limited the impact of the lower cost of borrowing.”

Total MLS®

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bayview

Awesome View! Great Value!

INCREDIBLE ocean views this affordable First-time buyer, senior living or investment property offers great value!

Approximately 663 sq ft this 1 bedroom 1 bathroom is situated on the fourth floor of this lovely Ladysmith community.

Onsite laundry, parking and elevator give the property the basic elements for everyday living wrapped up in affordable and economically low strata fee. Investor Alert!

This is a great investment opportunity right in the heart of Ladysmith and is currently in a rental pool, the tenant is currently month to month.

Seaview Manor features an ocean view, is close to all amenities and is within walking distance to downtown Ladysmith.

The kitchen has plenty of counter space

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How To Prepare Your Home For WinterGood homeowners always take steps to make sure their home is protected. They lock the doors when they leave, hide spare keys in extremely secret places, and never leave the stove on while they’re gone. While these are all good things, protecting a home from winter weather is something that all homeowners need to focus on as well. Freezing cold temperatures can do a lot of damage to a home, not a good thing if the home is for sale. But a lot of it is avoidable with the proper preparation. Here are some of the different ways homeowners can winterize their home and prepare it for the worst.

1. Let the Faucets Drip

When it comes to damage done by cold, bursting pipes is easily one of the worst things that can happen. Pipes burst when water freezes in

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Paul Kane

Custom Dream Home with Suite on Triangle Mountain!

Custom Dream Home with Suite on Triangle Mountain with the most stunning panoramic views imaginable.

Built-in 2017 this four bathroom, three level designer executive home comes with a self-contained, 2 bedroom suite -- perfect for an mtg helper or guest suite with living/dining room, four piece bath, granite throughout, in-suite laundry and separate patio.

The main floor has an open concept living with hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, gourmet kitchen with granite countertops and an abundance of windows and opens to the large deck -- great for entertaining.

The upper floor has an oversized master suite with walk-in closet and five-piece ensuite, professional office and two additional

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Following historically normal trends, the volume of new listings and sales appears to have peaked in May with our spring market. 

There were a total of 740 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board in June, that's 4.5% more than the 708 sold June of last year but 12.7% fewer than the previous month. The number of condos sold decreased 6% to 216 while single family home sales increased 10% over June 2018 with 394 sold.  At the end of June, there were 3,040 listings available for sale, an increase of less than 1% over the previous month but up 17% from the 2,595 available at the end of June 2018.  

The market is much more balanced overall now than it has been for a few years with an overall approximate 4 month supply. This balance of

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latoria

Great value for a superior condo!

Heron's Landing is a quality built development offering spacious condominium living for those looking for a room to move in a quiet natural setting.

This top floor corner condo offers a functional layout with over 1300 sq ft of living space.

The attention to detail is evident with quality finishes including enhanced soundproofing, 9' ceilings, wood-like floors, a bright kitchen with stone counters, quality s/s appliances, eating bar, soft close drawers, under mount lighting and access to the large deck.

The living/dining area is spacious with lots of room to entertain.

There are windows on both sides filling the room with an abundance of natural light.

The spacious M/bedroom includes a

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Paul Kane

Turn Key Investment Opportunity!

The "Orchard House" is a well-maintained steel and concrete building located on a quiet street in desirable James Bay.

Located within minutes to Beacon Hill Park, the inner harbour, new library, restaurants, museums, theatres, transit, grocery stores and more, this location is hard to beat!

Inside you'll find this bright, south facing 3rd floor one bedroom suite.

The interior is freshly painted and has seen many updates over the years including flooring, tile backsplash, new windows and glass sliding door to your large balcony with views of the park and surrounding area.

Enjoy the convenience of underground secure parking, on-site caretaker, bike storage, hobby/work room and a seasonal outdoor

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Marketing a Home to SellThere may be many reasons why Canadian residents may be interested in selling their home. Some common motivations include needing more space for a growing family, not being satisfied with the property, or a job transfer. Some may choose to sell a home themselves but can be in for a rude awakening when not taking time to properly market their home. That is why the majority of homeowners choose to work with a licensed agent who is experienced with marketing a listing and helping it stand out.

Drive more traffic to a listing and attract multiple offers with a properly marketing home. Learn about the techniques agents use to market homes in Canada today.

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

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Paul Kane

A suite deal with amazing views!

2558 Crystalview Dr is a perfect location in a well-designed neighbourhood of fine homes.

Pull into your large driveway w/room for up to three vehicles as well as access to an awesome double car garage with finishes to brag about.

The main floor is open and bright with windows w/remote Hunter Douglas blinds that span from one side to the other taking in the views from all principal rooms.

The kitchen is nicely updated with s/s appliances including a gas range, stone counters & a tiled backsplash.

The living area has a gas fireplace, beautifully updated wood floors and carpets throughout the rest of the main floor.

Open the door to a large semi-covered deck that can be used year round for

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Paul Kane

Upscale Penthouse Living On Bear Mountain!

"Stonehaven", a luxury boutique style building backing onto the 18th fairway on Bear Mountain.

This bright corner two-level Penthouse offers over 1400 sq ft of living space plus a large outdoor deck for year round use with views of the golf course and surrounding mountain ranges.

This unit is something to be seen.

Be captivated by the soaring vaulted ceiling, large Pella windows and quality finishing throughout.

There Are two master suites with two full bathrooms, one with a beautiful claw foot tub and both have a modern chic decor.

The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining with a designer kitchen with quality appliances including a gas range, stone counters, apron sink and

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