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victoria bc: CHINATOWN in Victoria, BC - 08/14/11 10:49 AM
I love to wander around Chinatown, within in our beautiful city. It's vibrant - full of interesting sights, sounds, smells, languages and old buildings. How about this address? This door is in Fan Tan Alley, a fascinating alleyway with glorious little entrances leading into curiosity shops! Take a look at this great virtual tour of the alley. The whole area is colourful, bustling and noisy, with neon lights, traffic, tourists and people from all walks of life - not at all like the rest of the Victoria downtown area, yet only a short walk from the Inner Harbour. Photos permission (8 comments)
This year we in Victoria, BC will be celebrating Canada Day from July 1st to 3rd in our spectacular Inner Harbour ...
Here are a few of the events during the 3 day celebration:
From 11am - 8pm daily - A Flavour of Canada at Ship Point - is an international food village with activity tents and a performance stage. Some of the food vendors at Ship Point are: Mexican, Argentinian, Hawaiian, Indian, Greek, Hungarian, and of course North American including West Coast Barbecued food!
On the first day from 12noon - 4pm young (8 comments)
Everyone is invited to a free 90 minute concert by students from local Victoria, BC high schools tomorrow at the beach. They will be joined on stage by middle school and elementary school students. The students are also involved in the Mentorship Program together with students and professors from the University of Victoria School of Music. We're hoping for good weather and a good turnout, with the concert starting at 3:30 - 5:00. What a great way to have young people involved in classical music!
Real Estate Activity Picks up in the Greater Victoria Area in March Property sales in Greater Victoria rose in March. A total of 622 homes and other properties sold in March through the Victoria Real Estate Board’s Multiple listing Service® (MLS®), up from the 488 sales in February. There were 789 sales in March of last year. Victoria Real Estate Board President, Dennis Fimrite, commented that the number of properties available for sale rose at the end of last month, "It is usual for more people to consider putting their homes up for sale as we head into spring (2 comments)
victoria bc: Broadmead - One of Victoria's Beautiful Neighbourhoods ... - 03/28/11 11:39 PM
Broadmead Village Centre is the commercial shopping core for residents of Cordova Bay, Royal Oak and Broadmead. Since 1965 homes have been built into this beautiful natural setting of Broadmead. The design principles of the homes and area respect the area's natural topography, mature trees and rock outcrops, with more than 20% of the community being public green space. This area is unique and desirable, with an elementary school, a church, office park, a 225-bed care facility for veterans and senios and a 47-store shopping centre.
Evening at Rithet's Bog The area was originally developed by the famous Guinness family, (0 comments)
victoria bc: It was like the North Pole on the Vancouver Island slopes last week! - 02/21/11 10:31 AM
So ... last Wednesday I managed to arrange 2 days away from real estate to go skiing with my wife and son. Of course we were all really looking forward to this little break, but little did we know what was in store for us. Mt. Washington is a 4 hour drive from Victoria up the island to Courtney - it was a beautiful day, sunny but cool. I had checked the weather and knew it wasn't going to be perfect, perhaps even a little extra snow. Our first day was great - we had fun with our 6 year old (15 comments)
victoria bc: Changing Trends for the Many Antique Shops in Beautiful Victoria, BC - 01/15/11 11:56 AM
If you like antiques, then Victoria is the place to search for them, but unfortunately times "they are a-changing". From connoisseurs to new collectors, if you’re looking for treasures from the past you are still likely to find them within some of Victoria’s best antique shops. Photo by Benjamin Madison Located on Fort Street, and often nicknamed Antique Row, these antique stores and even an Antiques and Collectibles Mall, contain many different types of collectibles, from furniture, fine art, china, glass, crystal, silver and bric-a-brac items to vintage clothing. The majestic Fairmont Empress hotel, built in 1908 and housing many beautiful (2 comments)
Reduced and priced to sell!Excellent Value! Immaculate 2- 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, south-facing end-unit Townhouse situated on beautiful ocean front complex on Saanichton Bay. The ground floor guest space is a bonus. Professionally updated, absolutely beautiful unit. Come visit my Open House this weekend ... you won't be disappointed! For more information and photos please contact me or view my website: www.david-stevens.ca or www.victoriahomesbc.ca Email: email@example.com Call: 250-893-1016 (Direct) (2 comments)
I’d like to thank all my past and present clients for their business and I wish
“All the very best for 2011”
to you, your families and my fellow real estate agents. May the New Year be the start of a great one for you all, and may your commitment to your New Year’s Resolutions and personal goals be successful!!
Living in Victoria, BC, on the southern part of Vancouver Island, I consider myself extremely lucky and not at all surprised that so many people come here to live or retire. For me, this year has been (0 comments)
David StevensRoyal LePage Coast Capital RealtyVictoria, BC www.david-stevens.ca
Referrals are always welcome, and reciprocated. (4 comments)
victoria bc: Living at Turgoose Point. Watching the Orca, Bald Eages, Fishing and Strolling! - 11/05/10 06:32 PM
Saanichton Bay - A Perfectly Peaceful Spot Living at Turgoose Point Estates reminds us how lucky we are to live on southern Vancouver Island - one of the most diverse and liveable places on earth! 'Best described as a strip of trees and shore-line that provides green-space to a residential area, Saanichton Bay Park is a little known treasure. Explored from a paved path overlooking the water or from the foreshore, you will often find waterfowl and bald eagles here. This is a very easy, short walk. At the south end, the Sandhill Creek estuary mixes fresh water with salt. (0 comments)
Victoria is known as the City of Gardens, and Butchart Gardens is world-renowned for its beauty. Spring is a wonderful time to visit.
Our country is one of the few which celebrate the birthday of Queen Victoria, and what better place to visit than Victoria, BC. There are always lots of interesting events and festivals during this time. The 73rd Victoria Highland Games Festival, the Selkirk Waterfront Festival and the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival are just a few of the exciting activities to be held during the month of May. (4 comments)
Real Estate Sales Rise in March With the Arrival of Spring April 1, 2010
The number of homes and other properties sold throughout the Victoria area rose substantially in March compared to both the previous month and to March of last year. A total of 789 homes and other properties sold in March through the Victoria Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), up 27 per cent from the 621 sales in February. There were 602 sales in March of last year. Prices for single-family homes and condominiums rose moderately while prices for townhomes were mixed. (0 comments)
Superb 2 br 2 full bathrooms Condo built 2007, conveniently located and in immaculate condition. This open plan top floor quiet corner Condo shares only 1 common wall (a closet). It's just like Penthouse living, complete with own deck, huge common rooftop patio and great views of the Sooke Hills and Olympic Mountains. All rooms are bright and airy, with laminate flooring and wall-to-wall carpeting in bedrooms. The master bedroom boasts an en-suite and walk-in closet. In-suite laundry, secure underground parking and storage complete this desirable unit. Walk to the beautiful Gorge Waterway, (2 comments)
The number of homes and other properties sold throughout the Victoria surged in February compared to January and remained well above the number of sales in February of last year. A total of 621 homes and other properties sold in February through the Victoria Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®), up from the 418 sales in January and 403 sales in February of last year. Prices for single-family homes and condominiums softened somewhat while prices for townhomes rose slightly. Victoria Real Estate Board President, Randi Masters, says February’s figures demonstrate continued strength in the market. "There (3 comments)
2009 - A Year of Recovery for Victoria Area Real Estate Market
Last year was marked by a surprising and strong recovery for the Victoria area real estate market following the slowdown in 2008 and the early part of 2009. Total sales of homes and other properties rose by 24% compared to 2008 while the value of all property transactions through the Victoria Real Estate Board’s Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) system rose over 20% to nearly $3.8 billion. Victoria Real Estate Board President Randi Masters says the strength of the recovery came as a welcome surprise, "Given (0 comments)
victoria bc: Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive in Victoria ... - 11/07/09 07:21 PM
The Royal couple, Charles and Camilla are visiting our beautiful city - they arrived late afternoon yesterday, and although Camilla admitted to being a bit jet-lagged they were "on show" for a few hours on the lawns of the Legislature. The crowds welcomed them and even though a lot of people couldn't care less about the Royal family, the people of Victoria always turn out to see and cheer them. It won't be long before they will be back again for the Winter Olypics in February 2010, in nearby Vancouver and Whistler. But for now, I'm sure they will enjoy our (7 comments)
Our 85 year old Blue Bridge is causing heated discussion! At least it goes up and it goes down, which is more than most bridges do these days! It's a dilemma and one that should only be resolved by a referendum. For more information see the following website: http://johnsonstreetbridge.org/?tag=referendum
and Benjamin Madison's great photos show some wonderful views of the Blue Bridge: http://victoriadailyphoto.blogspot.com/search?q=blue+bridge
It's a great time to buy ... according to our local newspapers: "Real Estate in Victoria is On The Rebound."
Many of the best homes are sold shortly after they are listed. Want to know why? The buyers learned about the new listing first! Please contact me or visit my website to receive my daily Hot New Listings Alerts. These lists show homes with addresses and photos, even before they hit the MLS. I can also send you a list of homes within a specific price range - it can save (0 comments)
This Labour Day weekend celebrates the 32nd Victoria Classic Boat Festival in our beautiful Inner Harbour. Bordering the harbour are the BC Legislative Buildings, the Royal BC Museum and the ivy-covered Fairmont Empress Hotel. For over 150 years many sail and power vessels have gathered here and this weekend will see over 100 historic vessels positioned in the heart of Victoria. (2 comments)
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