Monday, February 24, 2020


Housing

B.C. union proposes tax reform plan to ease housing affordability crisis

The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union (BCGEU) highlights speculative investment as one of the main causes of rising real estate prices in the province.

This one-bathroom apartment in Oak Bay costs close to $5,000 a month

Would you pay that price to live in Oak Bay? ūüĎÄ

Former Traveller’s Inn proposed to be transformed into affordable rental housing

The city of Victoria may soon be getting a new affordable housing building. 

BC Government targets rent-hike loophole with new amendment

If passed, new rules will apply to both new and existing tenancy agreements.

Social housing project confirmed next to downtown elementary school

The project would be able to house up to 93 people, in 78 units of supportive housing. 

There’s a new Airbnb in Victoria that costs $1,045 per night (PHOTOS)

With an additional $400 Cleaning Fee and $500 Security Deposit, the "Coast house 1&2 with cottage" is the City of Victoria's most expensive current Airbnb listing. 

Controversial Christie Point development approved by View Royal Council

View Royal Council voted 3-2 to approve the rezoning of Christie Point, paving the way for the largest housing project in the town's history.
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Oak Bay listed among top 6 best places to live across Canada

This week, one of the city's suburbs finally got the recognition it deserves. Moneysense listed Oak Bay among its top places to live in Canada!

Esquimalt hotel to be converted into rental housing

The Econolodge Inn & Suites is slated to be developed into 96 units of market rate rental housing

Christie Point hearing draws large crowd, more concessions

As expected, the View Royal Council's hearing on the proposed rezoning and redevelopment of the Christie Point apartments drew a large, vocal crowd on...

View Royal’s largest-ever redevelopment has a growing opposition movement

The June 27 public hearing on a massive redevelopment at Christie Point is expected to attract numerous passionate speakers
Times Colonist

Times Colonist building to undergo “evolution”

Recently purchased by Merchant House

Free house listed on UsedVictoria

All you have to do is pick it up
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Mayor Lisa Helps accuses Victoria BC Today of “fake news”

Helps commented that the local blog is "treading a very fine line towards libel"

Victoria Mayor proposes “billet program” to ease rental crisis

Lisa Helps made comparisons to Victoria's WWII effort to house homeless war workers
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Victoria City Council to crack down on short-term rentals

Airbnb hosts could be forced to purchase business licenses or else suffer fines

Mayor of Victoria Proposes Bylaw Change to Allow People to Sleep in Their Cars

On one day in March there were only 11 apartments available for rent in the whole city

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