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Inner Harbour Views From James Bay

Beautiful James Bay apartment with gorgeous views of the Victoria inner harbor and parliament building

This corner unit features spectacular views to the Northwest, high over the Inner Harbour with fabulous sunsets.

Amenities include secure, underground car and bike parking, pool, hot tub, and workshop.

The monthly fee includes property taxes, heat, hot water, and on-site management.

Easy walking distance to James Bay shops, restaurants, banks, and businesses.

The Inner Harbour and Downtown Victoria are on your "doorstep".

This leasehold building, with 53 years left on the lease, offers you the opportunity to have all of this for the fraction of the cost of a similar freehold property.

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Lansdowne Rd 2098

Oak Bay Rancher

Welcome to 2098 Lansdowne Rd, a beautiful, well built 1950's Oak Bay Rancher on a huge private corner lot, with mature front and back gardens.

Perfectly situated in one of Victoria’s most sought-after neighborhoods close to all amenities including Uplands Golf course, Willows beach and Cadboro Bay, UVIC and Camosun College.

The main level features a generous living room with a cozy natural gas fireplace, separate dining room, kitchen with island and breakfast nook, 3 generous bedrooms and a large 3 piece bathroom.

Downstairs you will find 1 Bed and 1 Bath with separate entrance, living area, and fantastic suite potential! Put your personal touch on this very rare and unique property with your renovation ideas!

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BC Housing Markets Off to a Strong Start in 2020

Vancouver, BC – February 13, 2020. 

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 4,426 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in January 2020, an increase of 23.7 percent from the 3,579 units sold in January 2019. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $725,370, a 9.1 percent increase from $664,633 recorded the previous year. Total sales dollar volume in January was $3.2 billion, a 35 percent increase over 2019.

“Housing markets in BC are off to a strong start in 2020,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “We expect a much more typical year of home sales in 2020 as markets recover from the policy-induced

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There were 174 single-family home sales in Nanaimo, BC in the first month of 2020, 16% down from the beginning of last year (and 25% down from December 2019). Condo sales volume was 3% lower in January 2020 than it was in January 2019.

With lower sales came higher inventory with 992 single family homes available compared to 981 January last year, also up 6% from the last month of 2019. Inversely matching the decrease in sales, available condos on the market increased 3% compared to January last year to 309 available and active listings.

Competition in the low and mid-ranges of the market continue to increase despite the government’s attempts at reducing demand. Many of the government initiatives to aid mid-range buyers and combat the demand side of

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The new year started strong with 411 properties sold in the VREB (Victoria Real Estate Board) area, compared to the 329 sales in January of 2019 (a 24.9% increase), although the total sales volume only crept up 2.2% from December 2019. Single-family home sales volume was up 31.6% compared to January last year while condos were only up 6.3% January to January.

The available inventory of active listings stayed close to the December numbers with only 6 more listings, bringing the total to 1,958. This number isn’t too far off January 2019 active listing numbers which came in at 2,057.

Competition for the low and mid-price ranged properties is continuing to build as sales increase and inventory remains steady, following the classic supply-demand

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Downtown at the Wave

Downtown at the Wave, modern steel and concrete building in the heart of Victoria, live the lifestyle you dreamed of with easy access to every amenity, the best shops and restaurants the city is famous for at your doorstep.  

Large bright corner unit featuring

  • nine-foot ceilings
  • walls of windows
  • granite countertops
  • hardwood floors
  • stainless steel appliances
  • fireplace
  • private deck
  • in-suite laundry
  • and even separate storage
  • and a fully equipped gym

Pet, bbq and rental friendly this is the home or investment you have been waiting for. 

Call today for your private tour.  



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Downtown Luxury 2 Bed New Condo

New -- Luxury Twin Towers on Johnson St.   

This gorgeous 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom has never been occupied and is located in the heart of Downtown within walking distance to many amenities that the Downtown core offers.     

This unit is rentable, allows pets, guest parking,  has extra storage and underground parking and with an oversized large terrace instead of a regular balcony.     

Many interior features include hardwood flooring, quartz countertops, stainless steel appliances, solid wood drawers, and induction cooktop.   

Master bedroom has ensuite with a separate walk-in shower and wrap around tiles.  













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Bright One Bedroom Condo

Bright one-bedroom condo in the most convenient of locations. Situated above Red Barn Market grocery store and across from the prestigious Olympic View Golf course this bright airy one-bedroom west coast condo features a four-piece bath, in-suite laundry, secure underground parking, stainless appliances, bamboo flooring, quartz countertops, private balcony, NEST climate, fire alarm and more.   

With a great location within the building away from busy roads and on the same floor, right next to your storage space and as an added bonus neighbors on only one side to ensure peace and quiet.  

Truly a unique lifestyle living with so many amenities at your doorstep and in your building:

  • Groceries
  • fresh
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December 2019 ends a relatively flat year for home sales with 402 properties sold, 7.2% up from sale volume in December 2018 and down 30.3% down from the previous month. Compared to December last year, single family homes sales volume rose 13.8% with 198 units being sold; condos rose slightly more with 17.5% and 121 units sold.

This year’s total properties sold came in a little bit under the 10 year average at 7,255 properties sold (the 10 year average being 7,413 sales per year). 2019 total sales were up 1.47% up from 7,413 properties sold in 2018.

There were 1,952 active listings available at the end of December in the Victoria Real Estate Board area, down 1.8% from the end of 2018 and down 18.6% from November 2019.

Supply remains a key

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December 2019 saw an increase of 40% sales of single family dwellings (SFD) in Nanaimo, BC, compared to the same month in 2018, 237 sales this year compared to 169 sales last year. As expected, sales in December decreased from 312 sales in November (24%). Sales volume of condos was 68% higher December 2019 compared to the same month the previous year!

Although the sales volume for the last month of 2019 was higher than 2018, the total sales volume for the year was 9% lower with 4,119 sales compared to 4,539 sales in 2018.

Listings active and available on the market decreased 19% from November to 937 listings at the end of 2019, very close to the 934 listings that were active at the end of 2018. The inventory of condos at the end of 2019 increased by

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