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September Sales improve, year to date lower.

Posted by & filed under Luxury Real Estate in Victoria, Victoria BC, Victoria Real Estate Info, Victoria Real Estate Trends.

Sales in the month of September 2011 were almost 16% higher than in September 2010, but down 15.5% from the previous month.  As noted by Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) President Dennis Fimrite, sales thus far in 2011 are approximately 10% lower for the year as compared to 2010. I found it interesting to note […]

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Recapping the differences between US and Canadian Housing

Posted by & filed under B.C. Real Estate, Canadian Real Estate, U.S. Real Estate Trends, Victoria BC.

2nd blog post today! This month’s Macrealty Market Update is out and it does a GREAT job of reiterating many of the ideas and concepts that I have been blogging about from time to time since the global financial credit freeze of 2008. Rather try to provide commentary on the “summary” I’ll cut to the […]

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Hardwood Flooring Types – Q & A

Posted by & filed under Finishings, Homes - Interiors, Victoria BC.

I’m asked from time to time to explain the difference between hardwood flooring and engineered hardwood flooring.  This happens during the course of normal business, usually during showings where buyers would like to know the nature of the flooring in a home of interest, or during a listing presentation when we ask the owner about […]

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More Luxury Sales this week – and stock market chaos.

Posted by & filed under Luxury Real Estate in Victoria, Victoria BC, Victoria Real Estate Trends.

As mentioned in my previous post, there were two luxury home sales in Greater Victoria yesterday – those are in addition to two more luxury sales that have been reported in the previous week, dating back to last Friday, August 29, 2011. Just before I summarize those sales, I’m thinking that these sales will likely […]

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Victoria Real Estate: Prices Down, Inventory Up

Posted by & filed under Statistics, Victoria BC, Victoria Real Estate Info.

We’ve been observing rising inventory levels in the Greater Victoria market since June, however, prices had been remaining relatively steady. The figures for July, released yesterday, indicate that inventory levels have continued increasing, while prices in all types of homes decreased at the same time.  Sales volumes were also down slightly in July compared to […]

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New Listing – Uplands: Normandy Influences

Posted by & filed under New Listing, Luxury Real Estate, Luxury Real Estate in Victoria, Victoria BC.

We are thrilled and privilaged to announce that we have just listed a gorgeous 2006 built manor in the Uplands set on nearly an acre of park like gardens.  Modern construction, modern building codes and the highest quality workmanship, millwork, and finishing have been combined with European inspired design have been cominded to offer the […]

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