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Victoria Real Estate Market Continues to Stabilize

A total of 533 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, 16.7 per cent fewer than the 640 properties sold in September of last year, and a 10.3 per cent decrease from August 2018. Sales of condominiums were down 30.4 per cent from last year in September with 149 units sold.  Continue Reading »

BC’s new real-estate taxes: what you need to know

MIKE KOZAKOWSKI, CITIFIED.CA Published February 26, 2018 The provincial government has introduced new tax legislation as part of its BC Budget for 2018 that it hopes will cool British Columbia’s rapidly escalating housing prices. Here’s what you need to know if you’re a homeowner in the Capital Region or are planning to purchase property in  Continue Reading »

Victoria Real Estate market begins the new year with low inventory and high demand

    A total of 431 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this January, 9.8 per cent fewer than the 478 properties sold in January last year. The sales of condominiums were down 30.6 per cent from last year in January – with 118 sold. Single family homes were 4 per cent  Continue Reading »

Victoria Real Estate Market Experiences a Burst of Activity

A total of 671 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this November, 12 per cent more than the 599 properties sold in November last year. “We suggested last month that some buyers may accelerate their purchase timeline to buy a new home in anticipation of the mortgage stress test on uninsured buyers  Continue Reading »

Victoria Real Estate Market Changes Tempo for Autumn

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 »

High Demand Continues as Inventory Shrinks in the Victoria Housing Market

A total of 599 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this November, 4.5 per cent more than the 573 properties sold in November last year. Inventory levels remain lower than last year, with 1,815 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of November  Continue Reading »

Should You Stress About the Stress Test? What you should know about new mortgage rules.

On October 3rd, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced that new mortgage rules will include more stringent “stress testing” for borrowers. The new rules are designed to lower debt levels, enforce some belt-tightening, and protect the housing market over the long term. Here’s how these new rules will affect Canadians. THE HIGH-RATIO RULE There has been  Continue Reading »

April Property Sales in Victoria Continue to Exceed Expectations

A total of 1,286 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this April, an increase of 53 per cent compared to the 840 properties sold in the same month last year. Inventory levels remain lower than the previous year, with 2,594 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing  Continue Reading »

An Early Spring for the Victoria Real Estate Market?

The Victoria Real Estate Board today released its report on Multiple Listing Service® real estate activity in the Victoria area for the month of January 2016. 2016 started with the busiest month of sales in January since 2002. A total of 539 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this January, an increase  Continue Reading »

Will there be a July 15 interest rate cut?

by Steve Randall | 07 Jul 2015 The recent events in Greece have created an unprecedented situation and one which is causing ripples throughout the world’s economies. It has meant a surge in speculation by analysts about whether the bank of Canada will take a pre-emptive strike against potential weakness emanating from the Eurozone. However  Continue Reading »