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May 2023

Found 12 blog entries for May 2023.

Completely Updated Top Floor Unit

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Welcome to 414 - 2100 Granite Street a completely updated top-floor unit in Oak Bay's Granite House, located steps to Oak Bay Avenue.

Large 1 bedroom/1 bathroom home with an L-shaped balcony that enjoys westerly views over Oak Bay Avenue.

Updates include high-end laminate flooring throughout the unit, modern kitchen cabinets with brand-new appliances, a tile backsplash, and an oversized farmhouse sink.

The floor plan has changed to create a more one space while adding smart storage and closets throughout for maximum efficiency.

Very quiet outlook with a private balcony fitted with custom build planters and artificial grass to enjoy evening sunsets.

Spacious master bedroom easily

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Best Beaches Near Victoria

If you're dreaming of a relaxing day outdoors, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the water, the city of Victoria has some incredible beaches to visit. Whether you're looking for a secluded spot to unwind, somewhere with several amenities, or a place to catch some waves, one thing is for sure: you're in for a treat! From the breathtaking scenery to the endless activities, here are some of the best beaches near Victoria, British Columbia.

Willows Beach

Willows Beach is located just 15 minutes from downtown Victoria in the tree-lined residential community of Oak Bay. Locals widely consider it to have some of the best views of any Victoria beach, with Mount Baker dominating the horizon across the Strait of Juan de Fuca on clear days.

This is also

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A beautiful and bright 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo

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Welcome to unit 602 at 399 Tyee Road, a beautiful and bright 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom condo located in the south-facing corner of the Dockside Green platinum LEED development.

The condo boasts a great open-plan layout, perfect for entertaining guests or simply relaxing with family.

The large windows provide ample natural light, and the stainless steel appliances and granite countertops offer a modern and stylish feel.

The condo also features a large custom-built pantry, in-suite laundry, and plenty of storage space, making it both functional and convenient.

Recently updated with oak floors and paint throughout, this condo also offers a nice water view from the good-sized balcony.

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Victoria Most Affordable Condos

The city of Victoria is a popular destination for tourists and residents alike, known for its mild climate, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant culture. With the rising cost of living in the city, many people moving to Victoria are looking for more affordable housing options, including condos. Fortunately, a variety of condos in Victoria are priced to suit a range of budgets. This article will explore the most affordable condos for sale in Victoria, BC, to help prospective buyers find their dream homes without breaking the bank.

Harrington House

Straddling the edge of Victoria and the community of Oak Bay, Harrington House offers affordable condos near the historic Royal Jubilee Hospital.

The low-rise condo offers 78 spacious units spread

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Downtown Immaculate 12th Floor 1 Bed Condo with Parking Garage

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Yates on Yates is a prime Downtown location built by Chard, a steel and concrete building offering breathtaking Ocean, Mountain, and City Views from the Shared Roof Top Patio!

There is a covered BBQ, Eating Area, Garden Doggy gravel, and kids' play areas, perfect for entertaining grandchildren and friends.

This 12th-floor suite has expansive views and large windows in this stylish unit only 3 years young with an amazing patio.

The quality Fisher, Paykel, and Liebherr appliances include a Built-in fridge, Quartz countertops plus room for an Island.

The Heat pump adds warmth and AC for our hot days, underground parking, bike, and separate storage.

Walk to all

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Private Updated 3 Bed Rancher in Cul de Sac

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Welcome home to this beautifully updated 3-bed rancher on a private treed .18 acre lot in a cul de sac.

The manicured front yard leads to a spacious entry with coat storage and laundry just off the hallway.

A large bright living room with a new wood insert and mantle surrounds the fireplace creating the perfect entertaining or relaxing area with adjacent dining and garden views.

The updated newer sunny white kitchen with granite counters and glass focal points lead to sliding doors and the mature garden area of trees, shrubs, and private seating areas.

The large quiet principal bedroom has the same stunning serene garden views privately set across from the other bedrooms.

The updated

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Canadian Inflation (April 2023) - May 16, 2023

Canadian prices, as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI), rose 4.4 per cent on a year-over-year basis in April, a slight increase from the 4.3 per cent rate in March. Month over month, CPI rose 0.7 per cent, in large part due to higher gasoline prices, which jumped 6.3 per cent from last month. Shelter costs were up 4.9 per cent year over year, driven by much higher mortgage interest costs (up 28.5 per cent from last year) along with higher rents (up 6.1 per cent from April 2022). The homeowner's replacement cost, which tracks home prices, was up just 0.2 per cent year over year. Grocery prices were up 9.1 per cent year over year, down from 9.7 per cent last month. In BC, consumer

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Victoria Most Affordable Neighbourhoods

If you're planning on moving to Victoria soon and are still deciding on a community to call home, you may be wondering where to start your search. While there are several desirable areas in the city, knowing which ones are the most affordable can be essential. The following neighbourhoods in the city of Victoria offer residents a mix of property types, unique amenities, and affordable price ranges.

Harris Green

Victoria's smallest but liveliest neighbourhood, Harris Green, offers affordable condos and apartments just outside downtown Victoria.

Harris Green is one of Victoria's oldest neighbourhoods, beginning in the 19th century as a residential area with single-family homes for downtown workers. By the turn of the century, Harris Green

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Stunning Half-Acre Waterfront Home

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Welcome to 244 Leighton Lane a stunning half-acre waterfront home that offers the perfect blend of luxury, comfort & outdoor beauty.

Nestled in a lush garden, the home boasts breathtaking views of the sparkling water as well as vibrant greenery, a wrap-around deck, and loads of area for outdoor living, south facing - sun all day.

Walk down to the water where it is safe for kids and step into the water to kayak, swim, or sunbath on the nearby rocks.

The spacious architectural designed home has an open-plan interior with spectacular views from all rooms.

Granite countertops, built-in appliances & large dining area to relax or entertain.

Large laundry/pantry/mud room so all prep, laundry & shoes

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Canadian Employment (April 2023) - May 5, 2023

Canadian employment rose slightly to 20.13 million in April, up by 41,400 (0.2 per cent). The Canadian unemployment rate held steady at 5 per cent, unchanged since December. Employment gains were concentrated in wholesale and retail trade (+24,000); transportation and warehousing (+17,000); and information, culture and recreation (+16,000). Average hourly wages were up 5.2 per cent from April of last year.

Employment in BC was little changed in April, rising 0.1 per cent to 2.78 million, while declining by 0.1 per cent in Metro Vancouver to 1.564 millionThe unemployment rate rose to 5 per cent in BC and to 5.4 per cent in Metro Vancouver. The rise was driven both by a rise in labour force

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