Tuesday, July 27, 2021


Housing

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Construction begins on affordable housing project in Langford

Some homes will rent for $375 per month.

Victoria sees record-breaking prices of an over $1 million average for homes

The market is seeing a shrinking supply of listings.

Two Canadian documentarians depict what life was like living at Beacon Hill Park

Their zine captures what life looked like living at the Beacon Hill encampment.
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This massive waterfront home in Metchosin just sold for a record-breaking $14.1 million (PHOTOS)

The ranch property has a boathouse AND a tennis court.
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Construction begins on affordable homes for lower income families in Central Saanich

The homes will be located next to a supportive housing project.
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Oak Bay asks for public input as district mulls secondary suite changes

A feedback survey is open until June 3.

Construction of four-storey affordable housing underway in Ladysmith

The project is intended for families, seniors, and people with disabilities.
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Arsonist evicted from temporary housing facility in Vic West after fire

Another person was also evicted for another fire
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New housing project for middle-income families in Victoria is now completed

A second housing project is in the works.

All-day camping in Victoria parks will be prohibited as of tomorrow, May 1st

For those who need it, sheltering has been offered.

Province purchases Victoria hotel for $25 million to shelter nearly 100 people

It'll eventually be developed to create additional rental housing

Rogers to provide phones to women experiencing domestic abuse across BC

They are working to provide service on Highways 14 and 16.

City of Victoria urges campers to accept temporary housing before May 1st

Or be at risk of a court injunction.

8 stunning homes you can win with this year’s Hometown Heroes Lottery (PHOTOS)

Two of them are on Vancouver Island!

Average rent is down 8.5% in Canada from last year

Vancouver is still the most expensive city for one and two-bedroom rentals.

Province purchases Vic West property for $9.4 million to house homeless people in Victoria

A real estate listing shows the property was listed at $3.4 million last year.

Over 200 new affordable rental homes to be built in downtown Victoria

The housing will be located in the Hudson District.

Oak Bay homeowner finds home listed for sale unknowingly

You won’t know until you own...a house.

City of Victoria and BC Government sign deal to enforce the closing of encampments

Encampments will end April 30th.

Victoria remains one of the most expensive places to rent a home in Canada

Here's a breakdown of what other major cities in the country ranked.

Victoria misses March deadline to house homeless despite acquiring two new buildings

Those living in encampments were supposed to be housed by the end of the month.

Langford tops list of over 150 most ‘livable places’ in Canada

While Victoria only placed 30th on the list!

BC government proposes an extended rent freeze until December 31st

The proposed changes will protect renters against evictions and extend the rent freeze until Dec 31st.
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Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre will reopen as temporary housing facility today

The arena will open itself to 45 people experiencing homelessness.

Province announces 75 new affordable rental homes being constructed in Sooke

Along with 33 supportive homes.

Victoria ranked 5th most expensive rental market in Canada for January

It was ranked 4th from September to January.
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Province extends Victoria Travelodge housing lease to end of year

The lease has been set to expire on March 31, 2021.
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The average price for a single-family home in Victoria is currently $932,000

And people are still buying them! 😳

Average monthly rent for a two-bedroom in Victoria was $2,059 last month (REPORT)

As a whole, Canada's average rent was down 7.1% last year.

Here’s how you can get double your CleanBC Better Homes rebate

More time at home = more $$ in your pocket! 🤑

Here’s how much your Vancouver Island home is worth this year: BC Assessment

You can check your assessment online!

B.C. NDP government extends freeze on rent increases until July 2021

The rent freeze was originally instated in March.

CRD will receive $13.1 million to build new affordable homes through federal initiative

"With this, we'll be able to take on some new projects and expedite some of the existing ones," said CRD Board Chair Colin Plant.

Oak Bay leases houses to Victoria Immigrant Refugee Centre Society

Two properties will house newly arrived refugees.

85 new affordable housing suites opening in Nanaimo this month

Through two new housing developments.

One of these 7 Dream Lottery homes could be yours (PHOTOS)

Plus brand new vehicles and cold hard cash!
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Province announces construction of nearly 50 new rental housing units in Port Alberni

Rent will range from $375 to $1,250 per month depending on income.

21 new supporting housing units for at-risk Indigenous women opening in Victoria

Residents will start moving into these units in mid-August.
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Province to add 800 student housing spots to University of Victoria by 2022

The province will provide $128 million in funding.
One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

Over 300 new housing units proposed for construction in Nanaimo

These will be a mix of affordable housing options, and supportive housing for people experiencing homelessness
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8 new affordable housing projects under construction in Sooke

Three commercial units are being converted for housing purposes.

First phase of Langford affordable housing project for Indigenous people is now complete

The completed project will add 100 affordable homes to the community

B.C. buys restaurant on Vancouver Island to convert into homeless shelter

The Campbell River property was purchased for nearly $1 million
One-bedroom rates in Victoria are on the up

B.C. extends temporary rental supplement until August 2020

The freeze on evictions for non-payment of rent also remains in place, but evictions for other reasons will be allowed later this month

Province announces 100 units of supportive housing for homeless in North Cowichan, Duncan

Two sites were purchased for a total of $1.6 million