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Victoria Real Estate Market Changes Tempo for Autumn

Written on October 2, 2017 at 10:03 pm, by

A total of 640 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, 18.1 per cent fewer than the 781 properties sold in September last year. “We can certainly feel the difference in the current market when we compare to last year’s record breaking numbers. Last year the pace of the market was  Continue Reading »

Victoria Real Estate Market Statistics for August 2017

Written on September 3, 2017 at 1:11 pm, by

A total of 736 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this August, 16.6 per cent fewer than the 883 properties sold in August last year. “I admit to being a little surprised by the August numbers,” notes Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian. “I expected inventory numbers to be climbing by  Continue Reading »

Who is buying Victoria’s Real Estate – June Stats from VREB

Written on July 11, 2013 at 3:21 pm, by

  Every month, the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) tracks the activity of Buyer’s through a survey completed by Victoria area REALTORs®. Here are the June results for you info: ·         16% were first-time buyers ·         16% secured high-ratio mortgages, whereas 24% paid cash ·         14% were single females, 25% were couples with children and  Continue Reading »

SECOND QUARTER STRENGTH IN GREATER VICTORIA REAL ESTATE MARKET

Written on June 3, 2013 at 11:34 pm, by

Greater Victoria real estate sales for May are identical to the same period one year ago: 659 properties sold on the MLS® System.  “We are continuing to see improved consumer confidence in the marketplace,” says Shelley Mann, President of the Victoria Real Estate Board. “Our Members are much busier with showings and writing offers, but say  Continue Reading »

Earth Hour 2012 – Will You Be There?

Written on March 30, 2012 at 10:28 am, by

Earth Hour 2012 will be held on Saturday March 31st 2012 between 8:30-9:30pm wherever you are in the world. It is an event where individuals and businesses can turn out their lights for one hour to take a stand against climate change. Earth Hour began in 2007 in Sidney, Australia and was the brain child  Continue Reading »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day – A Wee Bit of History

Written on March 17, 2012 at 2:22 pm, by

The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. His given name was Maewyn, and he almost didn’t get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship.  Far from being a saint, until he was 16, he considered himself a  Continue Reading »

The Goats Arrive at Cordova Bay Golf Course!

Written on February 1, 2012 at 3:19 am, by

Brining back a piece of Victoria history, Cordova Bay Golf Course honours Bill Mattick’s memory and puts his goatshed back into use.  Jack, Arnie and Gary (names chosen by our golfers) are enjoying their new Victoria home. Watch the Video of their arrival here: Goats are Back at Cordova Bay Golf Course