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Tuesday, June 28, 2022


Housing

Here’s a look at Vancouver Island’s first dementia village (PHOTOS)

Construction is now underway.

Oak Bay mansion sells for $13.1M making it Vancouver Island’s priciest home sale

It boasts five “bedroom suites” and eight bathrooms.

Engineer behind unsafe highrise in Langford faces fines, license revocation

In 2019, tenants already living in the building were forced to vacate.

Construction underway on new affordable housing complex in James Bay (PHOTOS)

Bringing close to 100 rental homes to the area.

New development bringing nearly 100 homes to seniors in Saanich

The units are deemed affordable and geared to those 55 and older.

New residence for women fleeing violence and homelessness coming to Victoria

Construction is now underway.

Family of 4 celebrates their new affordable home in North Saanich

"We no longer have to worry about where we can live."

Oak Bay locals hope to see current supportive housing used for Ukrainian refugees

The municipality is seeking non-profits to help operate the two properties.

17 photos of this luxury Vancouver Island Lottery home you could WIN (PHOTOS)

This prize package also includes a brand new car, $175K and $50K in furniture! 😲

New legislation speeds up affordable housing construction in Victoria

It’ll remove about 9 months off the project timeline.

Massive new development will bring hundreds of rental units to View Royal

Down the road from Victoria General.

University Heights redevelopment still on track despite new ownership

The project proposes hundreds of rental apartments for Saanich.

Province bringing 100 complex-care housing spaces to Greater Victoria

Geared to people with mental-health and substance-use challenges.

Construction underway on Victoria’s new supportive housing project

Around 40 homes will help shelter the area's homeless.

Rent on the rise: One-bedroom in Victoria nearly 12% higher year-over-year

While rental rates for a two-bedroom jumped an average of 15%.

Victoria’s average house price up over 20% year-over-year

As inventory dropped.

Developers eye Victoria’s historic BC Power Commission Building for new hotel, residences

The existing landmark will be renovated with an 18-storey tower built on top.

The benchmark price for a single-family home in Victoria hit $1,109,400 last month

The city’s real estate supply remains low as prices climb.

BC motels purchased to house homeless during pandemic receive auditor’s approval

The province acquired four properties in Victoria.

6 reasons why you’ll want to make the move to downtown Langford

Everything you need, all in one place. 🙌

Take a look inside Downtown Langford’s first high-rise condo development (RENDERINGS)

270 new condos, 10,000 sq. ft. of amenities and a central location. 🙌

Co-living development looks to ease the strain on Victoria’s rental market

54 pods will feature shared in-suite kitchens and an ensuite for most bedrooms.

Province plans to develop former Blanshard Courts into additional affordable housing

Current tenants are not at risk of losing their homes.

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.