Thursday, March 21, 2019

Real Estate

8 things you need to know before renting in Victoria

While summer can be relaxing, trying to find a place to rent is stressful - be prepared.

Oak Bay council approves 4-storey Bowker condo

Construction is expected to get underway by late 2017 or early 2018.

Foreign buyers tax gets tentative approval from Victoria City Council

Victoria housing market has risen by 7% since the execution of the Metro Vancouver tax went into effect.

Oak Bay makes list of Canada’s most and least expensive cities to rent apartments

Quebec appears to be the cheapest place in Canada to rent a place.

30-storey building could fill in the former Hudson’s Bay parkade

It would be the tallest building on Vancouver Island.

5 reasons to go on a cruise this year (CONTEST)

As much as we all love living in the most beautiful country in the world, sometimes winter in Canada sometimes seems to last an...
Colwood Corners

New plans submitted for Colwood Corners includes 276 rental apartments for phase one (PHOTOS)

The plan to give Colwood Corners a facelift looks to be moving ahead after the city received updated development plans just before Christmas. The...

Tenants of Cook Street apartment facing “renovictions”

Tenants living at 2626 Cook St. received eviction notices after being notified that the property owners intend to renovate the entire building. The eviction...

Victoria least affordable smaller housing market in international report

If you thought Victoria's housing prices were unaffordable - you were right. An annual international survey has rated Victoria the least affordable smaller housing...

New record: 10,622 properties sold in Greater Victoria in 2016

A total of 10,622 properties changed hands in the capital region’s hot real estate market in 2016. That beats the previous high of 9,241...

How much is your home worth – new assessment figures are now online, with...

BC Assessment has now updated their online database with brand new assessment figures for all properties in British Columbia. You can search any property HERE. BC...

BC government to provide up to $37,500 interest-free loan to help first-time homebuyers

The B.C. government has announced interest-free loans to first-time homebuyers to help them pay for the cost of a mortgage down payment. Called the B.C....

A fridge that helps you plan and prepare dinner – the future has...

Victoria Buzz was invited to check out the TELUS Future Home this weekend at the Westshore Town Centre.  The technology seemed straight out of...
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When can a landlord enter your home? [VIDEO]

The Residential Tenancy Branch have just released a new video explaining the rules for landlord’s access to rental units in British Columbia. If you’ve ever...

Uptown Shopping Centre developers given go-ahead to build tallest rental building in Saanich

Sannich council has now approved construction of what will become the largest rental building in Saanich. The final phase at Uptown, located the corner of...

Cost of one bedroom rentals up 4.6% this month according to popular app

PadMapper have just released their latest October Canadian National Rent Report. The report analyzed hundreds of thousands of listings this September to examine rent prices...

Selling or buying a home? Want to be on reality TV? Here’s your chance!

If you’ve ever wanted to be on television, this might be your chance. Producers of the upcoming television series Seller’s Market and Realty Reality are...

Exciting changes coming to Bear Mountain

All eyes are on Bear Mountain this week with the PGA Tour Champions! The tournament is being broadcast internationally on the Golf Channel to...

B.C. government to spend half billion dollars on 2,900 rental housing units

The province announced Monday that $500 million will be used to create 2,900 affordable rental units. Speaking in Burnaby, Premier Christy Clark says a the rental...

A Tribute to the Rules and Regulations of the Christmas Village

The Christmas Village store was opened 28 years ago by Gudrun Reinhold and her husband, Falk Reinhold, who died just over a year ago. After closing...

Over 2,000 short-term rentals now listed on Air BnB in Greater Victoria

With word this week that Air BnB, the peer-to-peer accommodations technology app, has offered a $250 bonus to prospective Vancouver landlords, we decided to...

$72 million Mayfair Shopping Centre expansion revealed (PHOTOS)

Ivanhoé Cambridge announced today that it will invest $72 million to expand and redevelop Mayfair Shopping Centre. The shopping centre will see an expansion of an...

Victoria real estate market continues to sizzle in summer months

A total of 972 properties sold in Greater Victoria this July, an increase of 22 per cent compared to the 796 properties sold in...
Colwood Corners

New plans for Colwood Corners have been revealed (PHOTOS)

A new look for Colwood Corners has been released. Onni Group, that bought the stalled development out of the bankruptcy of League Assets, has submitted...

Victoria Ranked As 3rd Most Expensive Rental Market in Canada

PadMapper has long been a favorite online tool for starting an apartment hunt, the app puts apartment listings on a Google map and includes...

Victoria’s Top 10 Most Expensive Properties For Sale, Market Remains Hot

Victoria's real estate market is showing no signs of cooling off with three consecutive record-breaking months. A total of 1,289 properties sold in May, compared...

Have you reviewed your home insurance coverage?

With the devastating Fort McMurray fire top-of-mind for all Canadians, Islanders should spend some time this week reviewing their own home insurance policies. “The threat...
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For sale: Private island, minutes away from downtown Tofino — just $2,250,000

If you're looking for a place to get away on weekends, why not purchase a little privacy? Stone Island - 35 acres of land...

Buying your first home in Victoria: still a financial possibility, despite the market

We’ve all been reading the stories for weeks—tales of houses that are selling for tens of thousands of dollars above the listing price before...

Esquimalt Village project partner announced

The Esquimalt Village Project is one step closer to becoming a reality, with the Township of Esquimalt signing a Memorandum of Understanding with Aragon...

New Rules for Home Inspectors to Protect Home Buyers

The province announced it will be implementing new requirements for home inspectors to give home buyers increased confidence when they purchase a home. The new rules...

Affordable workforce housing approved for Sidney

Sidney is set to gain affordable workforce housing, after Sidney council's approval of an application by the Greater Victoria Rental Development Society (GVRDS) on Monday,...

Leon’s Furniture to take over Sear’s Home store on Blanshard Street

Sears Canada announced today it will hand eight of its Sears Home banner store leases over to its competitor Leon's Furniture, that includes the...

B.C. government providing $355 million over 5 years for affordable housing units

Premiere Christy Clark announced today that the province is committing a total of $355 million to create upwards of 2,000 new affordable housing units...

First batch of stores opening at Eagle Creek Village

The first set of stores are opening at the new Eagle Creek Village, located directly across from Victoria General Hospital. When complete, Eagle Creek...

Take a look at the future Belmont Market Shopping Centre! Formerly Belmont Secondary...

The land formerly occupied by Belmont Secondary School will be transformed into a 200,000 sq. ft. shopping centre and will be known as, Belmont Market...

Vacant Victoria – A look at vacancy rates in the downtown core

Dear Victoria. I love downtown. It’s vibrant, fun, cultured and for a city of only 350,000, incredibly diverse. And, despite the reputation, you can actually...

Federal Government implements new mortgage lending rules

The federal government is increasing the minimum down payment required to buy a home for more than $500,000 in an effort to cool the...

Cool Aid Announces Apartment Building to House 101 People

Victoria Cool Aid Society has made significant progress on acquiring a property in the City of Victoria that is currently empty and which will...

Developer puts a helicopter inside Fort street office building

Last week, we told you about local developer, Sakura, putting a helicopter inside a building on Fort St! Most of you probably didn't believe us,...

The Roundhouse at Bayview Place Approved for Redevelopment

Focus Equities Inc., the master developers of the 20 acre Bayview Place site, are pleased to announce that Victoria City Council, at public hearing...

Modern In Your Municipality – Episode 2 The Highlands

REALTOR® Tasha Noble speaks to Mayor Ken Williams about the stunning district of the Highlands and gets a sneak peek of their new community...

Modern In Your Municipality – Episode 1 Colwood

Tasha Noble from the Modern Real Estate Team had the opportunity to sit down with Mayor Carol Hamilton of Colwood to chat about the...

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