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Saturday, January 22, 2022


Housing

Here’s where Greater Victoria home-buyers came from in 2021

28% were from out of town!

Victoria ranks as third most expensive city to rent in Canada

Rent for a one-bedroom is up over 14% since last January

Here’s what could happen to downtown Victoria’s Capital City Center Hotel

Proposed changes will also affect the former White Spot location

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

You can check your assessment online!

The average monthly rent price for a two bedroom home in Victoria last month...

With rent forecasted to rise even higher in 2022. 🙄

New 20-storey hotel coming to downtown Victoria (PHOTOS)

The heritage building next door will also undergo construction.

Victoria ranks 5th most expensive city for renters in a 2021 national rent ranking

One bedroom rental prices are up 19.4% from October 2020.
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An $8 million floating resort is for sale in Tofino (PHOTOS)

It features a freshwater swimming grotto within the resort.

Fernwood townhouse complex to be redeveloped into 158 new affordable rental housing units (PHOTOS)

The existing building is in need of increasingly complex repairs.

CRD begins to design village-like care home for dementia patients in Colwood

It provides a smaller scaled, person-centered home-like environment for patients.
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Temporary youth shelter opens its doors for another winter

With a new van, the shelter can provide even more youth safe services.
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City of Victoria seeks input into ‘Missing Middle’ housing

They’re hosting several “Ask a Planner” sessions online.

Former Tally Ho to be developed into affordable and supportive housing with child care

Construction has officially begun.

Construction of affordable housing underway on Tsawout First Nation in Central Saanich

The housing is expected to be ready for occupancy in Spring 2023.

5 reasons why you’ll want to make beautiful Westview your home (CONTEST)

Plus a chance to win a $500 prize package to Villa Eyrie and the Malahat Skywalk!
Real estate

Here’s how much BC Landlords can increase rent in 2022

A rent freeze was in place for 2021.

Rental crisis in Victoria sees large community of people living out of vehicles at...

“We have money, just nowhere to rent.”

These are the 5 most expensive homes currently for sale in the Victoria area

Talk about breaking the bank 💰

Liberals make election pitch to ban foreign ownership, build more homes

The Liberal’s plan intends to save a first-time home owner upwards of $30,000.
Real estate

It will take 28 years of savings before you can buy a home in...

And you have to make over $176k annually.

Victoria approves redevelopment plan for Northern Junk buildings on inner harbour

There will be space for a restaurant!

A unique rooftop vegetable garden has set up at a downtown Victoria shelter

Fresh produce will be made available to residents.
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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.
Mary Street Fire

Arsonist evicted from temporary housing facility in Vic West after fire

Another person was also evicted for another fire
Real estate

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.
Photo by BC Housing

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.