victoria real estate: Pre-owned Victoria Condo Market Report - December 2008 - 01/06/09 09:17 AM
A couple of days ago I did a year-end report on single family market activity. This is a corresponding report for condominiums in the core area of Victoria (defined as (Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, and Saanich).This report follows essentially the same format as my report on Victoria condo properties for end-November.
Chart 1 shows cumulative listings and sales for the past two years: there are no big surprises here compared with last month: both the 12-month figure for listings and sales drifted slightly lower (sales, to 1,173 from 1,196; and listings to 1,636 to 1,653) from a month earlier).

victoria real estate: Pre-owned Homes In Victoria - Market Report for December 2008 - 01/03/09 06:05 AM
Happy New Year everyone.
The very first thing to talk about in 2009 is 2008. It was quite a year, and this post is an end-of-the-year report of pre-owned single family home sales activity. The report covers two years, ending December 31, 2008, and covers used homes located in the core area of Victoria (Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, View Royal, and Saanich).
The year-to-year trend continues - yearly listings are up somewhat (up to 3,666 from 3,387), and yearly sales are markedly down (dropping to 1,851 from 2,413). These changes are summarized in the Year Over Year Comparison (Chart 1) and … (0 comments)

victoria real estate: Come Home To Beautiful Cordova Bay near Victoria on Vancouver Island - 11/03/08 08:35 AM
Views, quiet comfort, security & a quality lifestyle await you in this luxury condominium on Sayward Hill Terrace. Whether entertaining, or privacy - or both - is your 'thing', you can have it here.
This 1,800+ square foot two bedroom corner condo has a wonderful open floor plan, with lots of glass in the living areas. Take in the view while you prepare dinner from your gourmet kitchen, or you can get away from it all in your media room or home office.
Outdoors, relax with your morning coffee and paper, watch the Ridge Golf course come to life each day, … (0 comments)

victoria real estate: Victoria Heritage Registry Goes Modern - 07/13/08 03:54 PM
After kicking it around for about a year, Victoria Council has done it.
Victoria has voted to add 10 buildings to its ’heritage registry’. There were already nearly 900 properties on that list, and so one might wonder - what makes this recent addition noteworthy?
It’s noteworthy because it marks the first time buildings erected after 1930 have made the list. All 10 buildings are of fairly recent vintage, built between 1945 and 1975. They were chosen as samples of ’post war modernism’ and worthy of protection.
In case you don’t know what distinguishes post war modernistic architecture, check these photos. … (0 comments)

victoria real estate: Something New and Something Old For Uptown Victoria - 07/11/08 12:10 PM

It all started in 1670!
That’s when the Hudson’s Bay Company (later, ‘The Bay’) was founded in Canada. It was an imperialistic fur trading company with a serious competitive edge - the King of England gave it all of the land that drained into the Hudson Bay - that was more than half of the entire land mass of what later became Canada. Within a century and a half, the Hudson’s Bay Company’s control extended to virtually all of Canada, from Atlantic to Pacific to Arctic.
But the Hudson’s Bay Company’s extensive ownership and control was problematic to Canada … (0 comments)


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