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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 »

Victoria Real Estate Market Still Strong and Steady

The Victoria Real Estate Board today released its report on real estate activity in the Victoria area for May 2015. A total of 905 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this May, a 26.8% increase compared to the 714 properties sold in the same month last year. “May was another great month  Continue Reading »

Victoria Real Estate Market continues 2014’s upward trend

The Victoria Real Estate Board today released its report on real estate activity in the Victoria area for January 2015. 351 properties sold in the Victoria region this January, an increase of 2.6% when compared to the 342 properties sold in the same month last year. “We don’t expect to see big numbers in January.  Continue Reading »

History of Cole Island – West Coast Living at 210 Nia Lane

Better known by visiting boaters than by most Victorians, the picturesque little island at the head of Esquimalt Harbour has a unique history and even more encouraging future. Cole Island is in direct view from the south facing windows and decks of the waterfront home located at 210 Nia Lane in the quality enclave of  Continue Reading »

Bill Mattick’s Restaurant – What Local Tastes Like

It’s Spring! The daffodils are blooming, the cherry trees are heavy with flowers and the bees are buzzing. After a sleepy winter, Bill Mattick’s Restaurant is kicking back into high gear. It’s a new season with some new faces and some new ideas all piled onto the local, always fresh, always delicious meals. Bill’s is  Continue Reading »

The Selkirk Waterfront – Live, Work & Play

Welcome to the award-winning Selkirk Waterfront Community. Located near Downtown Victoria, British Columbia along the beautiful coastal waters of the Upper Harbour, the Selkirk Waterfront Community offers you the best of all worlds. It is here where you’ll discover how the convenience of city living, natural beauty, and thoughtful planning combine to bring you the  Continue Reading »

Cordova Bay Women’s Golf Exposition

Way back in 1992, on the first Tuesday in April, 30 women gathered ‘round the starter’s stand, were warmly greeted by Doug Grove and teed off into history. 20 years later Doug Grove is still starting people off the first tee with a warm greeting and those 30 ladies have grown into the 250 strong  Continue Reading »

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

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 »