June 2017

Found 5 blog entries for June 2017.

Victoria’s craft spirit scene is booming and hosts some of British Columbia’s finest small, handcrafted batches of premium liquor. “The number of local distilleries has exploded in recent years as changes to BC liquor laws have allowed small and medium sized distillers to set-up shop and sell their products directly from the distillery in on-site lounges and tasting rooms, (source).” As the building blocks of a fantastic cocktail, spirits are the backbone that bartenders and fanatics alike rely upon to make the perfect drink. “As opposed to huge corporations like the Beam Inc. from the US (Maker’s Mark, Jim Beam, Canadian Club) or Diageo from the UK (Smirnoff, Ketel One, Crown Royal), craft distilleries produce small runs of artisanal spirits with their

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240 Homer Rd | Victoria BC Real Estate  

Perfect, aptly decribes this lovely home in Victoria BC. Built by the current owners parents, and completely updated over the past few years starting with the kitchen, bathrooms, plumbing, electrical featuring all LED lighting.This Victoria BC Real Estate features all new windows and doors & casings, custom Hunter Douglas blinds. New sundeck, rockwalls & Allan Block stone driveway & front lot yard. New perimeter drains.. the list goes on! This large sunny lot is 'walking'close to so many Victoria Real Estate amenities eg: Uptown Mall & Whole foods, Tillicum Mall, Colquitz middle school. Access to the galloping goose bike path will take you to any work location in the city! Centrally located, this home will be

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2032 Maple Ave | 3.85 Acres | Subdividable

Sequestered on 3.85 subdividable ac, this 6-bedroom. 2.5 bathroom home was custom-built to have the charm of a well-crafted classic farmhouse. Notable features of the home are the staircases at each end of the house leading to the five bedrooms on the second floor, the custom wainscotting, generous family & dining rooms, pocket french doors,fir floors, eat in kitchen with french doors to the attached gazebo, 25' x 20' recreation room, separate powered barn/studio, wood sheds,chicken coop.  Room to move with a total 4373 sqft. 2-car garage+1 motorcycle garage, addl parking for at least 5 more vehicles. Subdivision potential with municipal sewer and water, already fitted with a large-capacity sewer connector to

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“Newly wed” or “nearly dead,” is the phrase that locals joke about when describing Sidney. I want to dispel this myth and showcase how phenomenal Sidney by the Sea is and what it has to offer. “On the northern end of the Saanich Peninsula lies a small, seaside sanctuary fondly known as Sidney-by-the-Sea. In contrast to the nearly 90,000 people living in Victoria, Sidney’s population reaches about 12,000, (source).” This town may be small compared to Victoria but hosts some of the best shopping, fishing, eats, community events and outdoor activities on the island. “Its idyllic setting on the Salish Sea, sheltered waters, myriad islands and varied landscape all contribute to Sidney's role as hub for outdoor adventure, (source).”

Culture: Sidney is a

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Increase in Inventory

 "This month we have seen an increase in inventory - which means that buyers have more choice - and it means that now in some areas sellers are competing for buyers," says 2017 Victoria Real Estate Board President Ara Balabanian.

Active Listings

There were 1,896 active listings for sale on the Victoria Real Estate Board Multiple Listing Service® at the end of May 2017, an increase of 12.2 per cent compared to the month of April, but 21.2 per cent fewer than the 2,406 active listings for sale at the end of May 2016.

Sold Listings

A total of 1,006 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this May, 22 per cent fewer than the 1,289 properties sold in May last year. The ten year average for sales in May is 815
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