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July 2023

Found 13 blog entries for July 2023.

Comparing Victoria and Nanaimo

This article delves into the contrasting lifestyles offered by the city of Nanaimo and Victoria, two picturesque cities located on British Columbia's Vancouver Island. From the enchanting historic charm of Victoria to the laid-back coastal ambiance of Nanaimo, prospective residents seeking a change in scenery will find valuable insights into these coveted destinations. Discover the unique characteristics, amenities, and opportunities that await those considering moving to Victoria or Nanaimo.

Victoria Economy vs. Nanaimo Economy

Of the two cities, Victoria has a slightly higher cost of living and a larger and more complex economy. Victoria residents earn a higher median income and enjoy access to a more varied job market. On the other hand,

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Incredibly Desirable Two Bed Two Bath Rancher

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Welcome home to Rivers Edge, one of the most desirable 55+ gated communities within walking distance of the vibrant downtown City of Duncan.

As you walk into this charming corner lot rancher you have 2 glorious french doors that open into your bright living room with a beautiful bay type window and a gas fireplace.

You walk straight through to the open concept kitchen dining room that features abundant storage with ample counter space & a patio door leading you to the covered porch & backyard that includes a greenhouse, fully fenced yard and a variety of fruit trees & berries plants.

This charming 2 bed 2 bath has a primary bedroom that offers generous-sized closet space & an ensuite

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Unparalleled Luxury Waterfront Residential Building

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Welcome to Custom House, an unparalleled luxury waterfront residential building in the heart of Victoria.

This exceptional heritage conversion stands as a testament to timeless elegance and offers a prime location just steps away from the city's finest restaurants, shopping, and the world-renowned Inner Harbour.

This exquisite suite, spanning approximately 900 sq/ft, boasts 1 bedroom, a large den (7'5" x 9'3”) or second bedroom, and 2 bathrooms.

From its vantage point, you can overlook the charming shops and streetscape of Government Street.

The residence is bathed in natural light, thanks to its soaring ceilings and towering windows, creating a bright and welcoming ambiance.

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Sooke Ocean Waterfront Condo

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Welcome to unit 227 at 1987 Kaltasin Rd. in Sooke, a ground-level, two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo located in the Ocean Pines complex.

With a private entry, this unit offers a townhouse-like feel.

Situated on the shores of the Sooke basin and boasting incredible views of the west coast, this beachfront property has been tastefully updated and is one of a kind.

The unit features in-unit laundry, an enormous primary bedroom and has been freshly painted and updated.

A wood-burning fireplace adds coziness to the space.

The unit is conveniently located right on the beach, offering easy access.

It also includes two parking spots just outside the door.

Additionally, the complex collectively owns an

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Market Update

 

On all of Vancouver Island, including the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) and the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB), there was a total of 1,243 sales in the month of March 2024. Of those sales, 655 were on VIREB and 588 were on VREB. To deep dive into the Victoria numbers and for a broader market discussion click HERE.

Breaking down the VIREB numbers (and focusing on VIREB for the rest of this blog), there were 291 single-family homes (excluding waterfront and acreages), 84 condo sales, and 82 townhouse sales. Here is a table showing the year-over-year and month-over-month comparison for those property types:

 

YoY

MoM

SFD

-22%

+15%

Condo

+27%

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Things to Do With Dogs in Victoria, BC

If you're a dog owner thinking of moving to Victoria or planning a visit to the capital city, taking a deep dive into the dog-friendly vibe and amenities here is vital. With an impressive number of dog parks and a wide range of activities catered to canines, Victoria ensures that dogs have a vibrant and fulfilling lifestyle here. There are several off-leash dog parks where your pup can socialize, exercise, and make new friends. 

But it doesn't stop there—the city of Victoria goes above and beyond with its pet-friendly establishments. From cafes to restaurants and even shops, these places warmly welcome four-legged guests with water bowls, treats, and designated areas just for dogs. So if you're wondering whether Victoria is a city that genuinely

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Victoria Fun Facts

The city of Victoria, BC, is a captivating spot on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, surrounded by majestic natural landscapes and rich cultural heritage. This vibrant city offers an array of attractions and surprises beyond its renowned real estate market. From its picturesque Inner Harbour to the enchanting Butchart Gardens—and from spectacular architecture to the natural beauty of Victoria's best lakes—Victoria boasts many captivating landmarks and fun facts that make it a remarkable destination. This article will delve into some lesser-known aspects of Victoria, highlighting its unique charm and appealing qualities that make moving to Victoria, investing in real estate there, or visiting and exploring the city so irresistible.

Victoria Is

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Minton House 1 Bed Supportive Living!

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Welcome to Charming Minton House ,a 55+ independent living where you can relax with included services offering your evening meal, morning coffee, light house keeping, heavy laundry, on site manager and Emergency Response within the complex with first responder all included in your service / strata fee.

As you enter the Quaint private setting the gardens invite you to come stay awhile.

A friendly foyer leads to the common dining, TV, reading area where you can catch up with a friend or enjoy a tranquil coffee moment.

The one bed South facing unit is immediately ready to occupy and provides a large Bedroom, Living room, kitchen and bath.

Parking is available on a wait list but such a short

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Moving to Victoria, BC Living Guide

Affectionately nicknamed the "City of Gardens," the city of Victoria is one of Canada's most vibrant places to live. Every year, more than three billion flowers bloom in all of Victoria's top neighbourhoods, lighting up the cityscape with all the rainbow colours. A thriving job market, numerous schools, and endless fun activities to enjoy are just a few things that make this city a wonderful place to live, work, and play.

More than 400,000 people proudly call the capital city their home, but there's always room for more. By searching for homes for sale in Victoria, you're opening yourself up to the chance of living in the capital of Canada's most gorgeous province (British Columbia). And by deciding to live in one of the world's finest cities,

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Remodelled 2 Bed 2 Bath, One Level Townhouse

 

Here's what you're waiting for!

Feel indulged as you enter the private location of this one-level professionally remodeled 2 bed 2 Bath townhouse within walking distance to the beach!

Your stand-alone garage leads you from the breezeway to the inviting niche-style entry setting a relaxing tone immediately.

The Quiet principal bedroom with ensuite and secondary has access to the doorless shower entry in the main bathroom.

The piece de la resistance is the New kitchen with Baker-designed Quartz Island and storage, open wall Wood shelving, beautiful appliances, and that Fabulous Butler's Pantry!

The Great Room has a custom-designed entertainment Fireplace Feature and a Bayed

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