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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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Retreat Island - A Narrative

Retreat Island is a 7 acre island, just off  the west side of Galiano Island; it faces across Trincomali Channel toward Fernwood on Saltspring Island.  Access is a by small boat from Retreat Cove public dock, which is a very short distance away on Galiano.  Retreat Island is what makes Retreat Cove into a cove.  Its native old growth forest has never been logged.  Large 500 year-plus old growth Douglas Firs grow on the northeast side of the island, which slopes gently down to the shore and a rich eel grass bed in the shallows between Retreat and Galiano.  The southwest facing side of the island is a steep drop-off, above which is a healthy Garry Oak and Arbutus meadow with spring wild flowers of sea blush (plectritis

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Victoria’s local and artisanal beer scene is unique, handcrafted, and cannot be missed. The city itself is not only famous for it’s top notch beer, ciders and spirits but the festivals themselves are attractions beer lovers around the world come to partake in. “With thirteen craft breweries right in town and several handfuls of unique restaurants whose menus are built to showcase local beer, it is clear that a dedication to high-quality, locally-made brews is a key component of Victoria's distinctive culture, (source).” Beer has been brewed in Victoria longer than anywhere else in British Columbia, dating all the way back to 1858. This is when Victoria Brewing was founded by a German man who came north from San Francisco during the Fraser Canyon Gold

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Ten Mile Point is a diverse and stunning neighbourhood in East Saanich that is located close to the shops of Cadboro Bay Village, yet untouched enough to be close to salmon fishing, scuba diving and ocean kayaking.  Ten Mile Point is a beautiful, green oasis and is the epitome of West Coast living.

History

“Cadboro Bay is bounded on three sides by water, and contains three neighbourhoods: the Village, Queenswood, and Ten Mile Point. Historically, the Cadboro Bay shoreline was home to the Songhees First Nations, and a number of archaeological sites have been identified along the shoreline, (source).” Ten Mile Point was so named because

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131A Kingston Rd, Victoria BC

 

3 bed Townhouse for sale | James Bay | Victoria BC Real Estate

 

Located in James Bay, this 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse for sale is in a perfect spot if you are looking to live close to downtown Victoria BC.The Townhouse in Victoria BC features new bamboo flooring, custom ceramic tile that is heated through an electrical radiant flooring system, as well as new carpets on the staircase and bedrooms.The renovated kitchen includes, quartz countertops and stainless appliances! The kitchen eat in area has access to a full patio just outside the front of the townhome for all of your outdoor needs, including a small garden.

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131A Kingston St

 

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This James Bay Townhouse for sale is part of a

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Victoria BC is not only beautiful but has a thriving culinary scene! With endless local options, chefs have the ability to create west coast inspired dishes for everyone to enjoy. Part of the beauty of having such a diverse landscape and ecosystem is the food and drink that arises from it. The rise of artisanal dishes and drinks have made way for the growth of a foodie community and increased support for local farmers.

From local farms in the Saanich Peninsula to fresh seafood caught off the coast there is truly something for any palate!

Feast of Fields: Interested in local eats? This festival is for you. With a spectacular collection of local farms from the Saanich Valley this festival seeks to showcase the best

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5556 Old West Saanich Rd | Home & Acreage for Sale | Stephen Foster

Live and enjoy country living minutes to all the amenities of Victoria BC. Farm to table lifestyle is a growing trend for folks wanting to grow their own food and have space to breath around them. Fruit trees, irrigated pastures & a greenhouse to start your own food supply make this home a rural sanctuary.

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5556 Old West Saanich Rd

This home and acreage for sale on Old West Saanich Rd tick so many boxes for this type of living. With a combined living floor space of 3541 sqft featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bath in the main house and kitchen with 2 bed & bath in the additional in-law accommodation, as well as an additional 938 sqft of workshop space for your projects, you have

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Victoria Real Estate Market Inventory Edges Up, Sales Still Constrained

May 2, 2017  "The numbers we saw in April are a further indication that the market is gradually moving towards a more balanced state compared to the record setting pace of 2016." says 2017 Board President Ara Balabanian.

A total of 885 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this April, 31.2 per cent fewer than the 1,286 properties sold in April last year. The ten year average for sales in April is 772 properties.

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846-245 Kimta Rd., Victoria BC | Victoria Real Estate

 Waterfront Condo for sale | Victoria BC Real Estate If you are like most people looking for Victoria Real Estate, a waterview condo for sale is a popular choice!

Victoria Harbour

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TOP FLOOR waterview condo at Ocean Park Towers. Unobstructed SW views of the Victoria harbour, downtown & across the Juan de Fuca Strait towards the Olympic Peninsula is what separates this 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom waterfront condo from so many other locations that offer Victoria BC Real Estate. With a park and ocean as your neighbour it doesn't get much better. Walking, biking and enjoying the west coast is all that is required of you from this spectacular spot. The building offers underground parking, bike storage, mobility

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Victoria, British Columbia can be described in a variety of ways but the words that come to mind are peaceful, beautiful, diverse and luxurious. Settled on the most southern tip of Vancouver Island, Victoria has tons to offer from whale watching, to a variety of pristine 18 hole golf courses. Victoria’s charm resides in its ability to offer something for everyone, making the locals stay put and visitors come back time and time again.

  1. Golfing: Golfing happens to be one of Victoria’s biggest highlights as the diversity and beauty of the courses are unrivaled. Having the ability to not only golf all year round but beside the Pacific ocean makes the game different every time..even for the locals. With a total of 12 different courses in the area you can
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