Real estate

This infographic from Zoocasa shows the status of real estate markets across the country. While Victoria’s real estate market is cooling, it remains a seller’s market, the only one in western Canada.

Greater Victoria’s real estate market remains strong compared to rest of Canada

Despite cooling, Victoria’s real estate remains a seller’s market, the only one in western Canada

This infographic from Zoocasa shows the status of real estate markets across the country. While Victoria’s real estate market is cooling, it remains a seller’s market, the only one in western Canada.
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer

A peaceful sanctuary in South Oak Bay

  • Sep 14, 2018
Home Sweet Home for Technical Writer
Rendering of Westbay Quay, a residential and commercial development planned in Esquimalt. Photo courtesy Tenfold Projects Ltd.

HOMEFINDER: Quay project aims to create a village feel in Westbay neighbourhood

Upscale Head Street development looks to add restaurant to commercial mix

Rendering of Westbay Quay, a residential and commercial development planned in Esquimalt. Photo courtesy Tenfold Projects Ltd.
Inspired Style with Kate Gray

Inspired Style with Kate Gray

Victoria real estate agent talks fashion, beauty tips, art and life

  • Sep 10, 2018
Inspired Style with Kate Gray
European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home

European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home

Dream house offers ocean views

  • Aug 29, 2018
European Elegance in Cordova Bay Home
Matt Pettinger - from the NHL to Real Estate

Matt Pettinger – from the NHL to Real Estate

Former NHLer applies lessons learned to the commercial real estate business

  • Aug 24, 2018
Matt Pettinger - from the NHL to Real Estate
B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her first budget, February 2017. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press/pool)

James continues to defend housing speculation tax

Removed from vacation homes, it still targets mostly B.C. homeowners

B.C. Finance Minister Carole James presents her first budget, February 2017. (Chad Hipolito/Canadian Press/pool)
Rendering shows what the Jukebox development will look like from View Street when finished later this year. Courtesy Mosaic Properties

HOMEFINDER: Jukebox coins new term for urban living

Developers of Mosaic and The Reef bring colour and style to View Street neighbourhood

Rendering shows what the Jukebox development will look like from View Street when finished later this year. Courtesy Mosaic Properties
Liza Rogers (centre) and the team behind the Victoria Real Estate Investment Expo, say housing solutions are changing, but still thriving in the city’s current market. It’s all up for discussion at this year’s Expo, running March and 4 at the Crystal Garden.  Contributed photo

Victoria Real Estate Expo offers investment tips in red-hot housing market

Two-day forum discusses affordability, unconventional housing solutions for renters and buyers

Liza Rogers (centre) and the team behind the Victoria Real Estate Investment Expo, say housing solutions are changing, but still thriving in the city’s current market. It’s all up for discussion at this year’s Expo, running March and 4 at the Crystal Garden.  Contributed photo
Victoria councillors this week approved a 10-year tax holiday for the Customs House residential/commercial project at Government and Wharf streets. Site work for the luxury homes project is due to start this fall, with the projected completion time early 2020. Courtesy Edelman

City grants 10-year tax ‘holiday’ for luxury condo building

$5.4-million tax break will offset Custom House heritage redevelopment

Victoria councillors this week approved a 10-year tax holiday for the Customs House residential/commercial project at Government and Wharf streets. Site work for the luxury homes project is due to start this fall, with the projected completion time early 2020. Courtesy Edelman
Three homes in the 1100-block of Burdette Avenue are slated for removal and replacement under a proposed multi-unit development. Signs in front of each property tell the story, as per the City of Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

Victoria council denies 44-unit building after tie vote

Proposed rental development on Burdett Avenue divides City and residents

  • Feb 23, 2018
Three homes in the 1100-block of Burdette Avenue are slated for removal and replacement under a proposed multi-unit development. Signs in front of each property tell the story, as per the City of Victoria. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Twila and Steve Dainard have founded Home Together Canada, a way for like-minded people to share a home in a period of high accomodation costs and increasing loneliness.                                Photo contributed

HOMEFINDER: Loneliness or finances may motivate home sharing

Together is better, says Victoria-based organization founder

Twila and Steve Dainard have founded Home Together Canada, a way for like-minded people to share a home in a period of high accomodation costs and increasing loneliness.                                Photo contributed
New real estate rules delayed after concern from industry

New real estate rules delayed after concern from industry

Superintendent of Real Estate agrees more clarity is required

New real estate rules delayed after concern from industry
Michael and Tristan Ziegler celebrate 50 years of the family selling real estate in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)

A work of art for real estate golden anniversary

Three generations of Zieglers and 50 years of real estate

Michael and Tristan Ziegler celebrate 50 years of the family selling real estate in Oak Bay. (Keri Coles/Oak Bay News)
Home sales were down in January around Greater Victoria, but experts differ on the root cause of the slowdown.

HOMEFINDER: Soft sales due more to inventory than mortgage rates: experts

Effect of new ‘mortgage stress test’ still unclear

Home sales were down in January around Greater Victoria, but experts differ on the root cause of the slowdown.
Dahli Place on Gorge Road in Victoria is one of many developments operated by the Greater Victoria Housing Society, of which Realtor Scott Garman is board chair. Garman donates a portion of his real estate sales commissions to the society, which provides area residents with affordable housing.                                File photo

Garman Group agent has unique perspective about Victoria housing

High-end Realtor dedicated to provision of affordable homes as well

Dahli Place on Gorge Road in Victoria is one of many developments operated by the Greater Victoria Housing Society, of which Realtor Scott Garman is board chair. Garman donates a portion of his real estate sales commissions to the society, which provides area residents with affordable housing.                                File photo
$2.5M Uplands lot seeks Bitcoin buyer

$2.5M Uplands lot seeks Bitcoin buyer

Victoria financial advisor may make history by accepting cryptocurrency for luxury lot

$2.5M Uplands lot seeks Bitcoin buyer
Declan Midwood and fiancée Joyce Anne Mmbando stand across from the building site that will eventually be their home at the Vivid at the Yates. The young couple, along with Midwood’s brother Caelan, have bought units in the development, which is targeted for completion sometime in early 2021.  Don Descoteau/Victoria News

HOMEFINDER: Victoria condo project offers investment opportunity

Below market prices at Vivid at The Yates appealed to young Victoria couple

Declan Midwood and fiancée Joyce Anne Mmbando stand across from the building site that will eventually be their home at the Vivid at the Yates. The young couple, along with Midwood’s brother Caelan, have bought units in the development, which is targeted for completion sometime in early 2021.  Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Victoria ranked fourth best B.C. city for real estate investment
Victoria ranked fourth best B.C. city for real estate investment
Kate Picard measures an upstairs bedroom with her daughter at the Madrona at Dockside Green development on Wednesday. She and her family move in in mid-November. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News

HOMEFINDER: Victoria’s Dockside Green welcomes new tenants next month

Affordable rental complex Madrona part of overall housing mix on site

Kate Picard measures an upstairs bedroom with her daughter at the Madrona at Dockside Green development on Wednesday. She and her family move in in mid-November. Lauren Boothby/Victoria News