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Brentwood Bay Private Retreat!


Enjoy this sunny private deck all day on the private south-facing deck and beautifully landscaped grounds.

Meticulous and updated with a large Principal bedroom offering double closets.

French doors enclose the second bedroom or flex area.

Large bright living room window with sliders to spacious covered deck.

Entertain in the kitchen with stainless appliances, eating bar, and hall pantry while enjoying talking with guests.

In-suite laundry, pet friendly and can be rented.

Come to Brentwood Bay and walk to shopping, dining, on a bus route or stroll the marina.

People love living in this 15 unit well-run 19+ strata building.



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Prestigious sub-penthouse in the heart of historical Victoria


Soaring high above the clouds, welcome to unit 1903 in the Astoria on Fairfield built by reputable Concert Properties.  

A prestigious sub-penthouse in the heart of historical Victoria.

A steel and concrete building with a lounge, pool table, gym, and underground parking, all walking distance to the Inner Harbour, the Breakwater, Beacon Hill Park, Cook Street Village, and all the charm downtown has to offer.  

This one bedroom and den showcase a wall of windows to capture the breathtaking views.  

A generously sized kitchen with stainless appliances and a bar top is situated perfectly to look out past the family room to the views beyond.  

Open concept living with a

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Updated Home in Desirable Strawberry Vale


Welcome to 1212 Politano Place an updated home in desirable Strawberry Vale, Saanich. 

The home has been updated and sits perched up at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac. 

A cute walkway leads to a veranda deck and private entry. 

You will notice loads of natural light through the big bay windows. 

There is a large family room with a cozy fireplace and an attached formal dining room perfect for entertaining. 

The kitchen has been updated and features Canadian Maple Cabinets, Quartz countertops, and stainless steel appliances. 

Another eating area is attached to the kitchen and a private patio. 

The second connected family room with doors to another deck overlooks the fenced

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Provincial Housing Market on a Record-Setting Pace

BCREA 2021 Second Quarter Housing Forecast


To view the BCREA Housing Forecast PDF, click here.

For immediate release

Vancouver, BC – May 5, 2021.
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released it's 2021 Second Quarter Housing Forecast today.

Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to rise 33.6 percent to 125,600 units this year, after recording 94,013 sales in 2020. In 2022, MLS® residential sales are forecast to pull back 20.3 percent to 100,150 units.

“Home sales across the province are on pace to shatter previous records,” said Brendon Ogmundson, BCREA Chief Economist. “However, there are early signs that markets are calming

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BC Monthly Real GDP Estimate for February 2021 & Preliminary Estimate for March 2021 (Updated: April 30, 2021)


The BCREA Nowcast estimate of provincial economic growth (expressed as year-over-year growth in real GDP) for February 2021 is 1.6 per cent. We have also included a preliminary estimate for March 2021 of 5.5 per cent. Starting in April, we expect to see very large growth due to base-year effects as strong incoming 2021 data is compared to the lowest point of 2020 during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. For that reason, we have also added a measure of the monthly level of GDP to our NowCast which provides a better indication of how the economy is progressing in its recovery. 

Download the full report (PDF)


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Canadian Monthly Real GDP (February 2021) - April 30, 2021

Canadian real GDP grew by 0.4% in February, following a 0.7% increase in the previous month. This is the 10th consecutive monthly gain since the steepest drops in Canadian history was observed in March and April. This brings GDP 2% below the February pre-pandemic level of output.  For estimates of economic growth in BC, follow BCREA's monthly Nowcast of provincial GDP growth here:

Leading the increase the retail sector which jumped 4.5% after consecutive monthly declines prompted by provincial lockdown measures. Residential construction rose 4.7% while the GDP of offices of real estate agents and brokers  was up 2.8%.

Early estimates from

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COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard - April 29, 2021

This month’s COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard shows record home sales across the province along with a jump in housing starts and a continued rise in new listings. Employment in some sectors, especially high-wage sectors is showing strong growth, but restrictions due to the third wave and hesitancy from the public is still keeping employment in the accommodation and food service sector depressed. Retail sales were flat in February, though from a high level in January and are up double digits compared to the same time last year. For a more comprehensive overview of BC's economic recovery, click here

About BCREA’s COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard
The BCREA Economics team has created the COVID-19 Recovery

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Canadian Retail Sales (February 2021) - April 28, 2021

Canadian retail sales rose 4.8% m/m on a seasonally-adjusted basis in February. Sales were higher in 9 of 11 sub-sectors, led by higher sales at motor-vehicle and parts dealers as well as gas stations.  Excluding motor-vehicles and gasoline, retail sales were up 3.8% in February.  Statistics Canada also released a preliminary estimate for March showing retail sales increased 2.3%.

In BC, seasonally-adjusted retail sales were down 0.1% m/m but were up 1.8% m/m in Vancouver. On a non-seasonally adjusted basis,  BC retail sales were up by 12% compared to the same time last year.   

In February Canadian e-commerce sales rose 92% year-over-year to $3.1 billion, accounting for 6.8% of

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Lake and Mountain Views on .50 acres


Country living close to town on picturesque.50 acre lake and mountain views.

Main level walk out 3 bed and 3 bath home with in-law-suite in this desirable neighbourhood.

Beautiful mature landscaping, double carport, covered deck, and separate studio.

Duncan offers excellent shopping, dining, and awesome lakes!



Find Out More About 6695 Norcross Road

Talk to our team to learn more about this 3 Bedroom Home with Suite and Mountain Views.

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Magical parklike 2-acre waterfront home


On exclusive Oyster Garden Rd. amidst the 1ST growth fir trees leads you to the Magical parklike 2-acre waterfront home with captivating views of Georgia Strait, Quadra Island, Mittlenatch, Campbell River, and snow-capped Coastal Mountains.

The lush lawns amplify 200 ft. of stunning beach with flagstone fire pit and seating areas.

As you drive into the gated entrance the fir trees embrace you and the arbors, sunny gardens and gazebo beckon you to stay.

There is a large covered parking that also leads to the huge workshop/studio and 2 garden buildings.

Upon entering this meticulous home you know you found that Special place while captivating Ocean and Mountain views encompass you all

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