Jump to content

      



























Photo

Victoria's housing market, home prices and values


  • Please log in to reply
5833 replies to this topic

#4921 Szeven

Szeven
  • Member
  • 1,199 posts

Posted 08 March 2023 - 07:36 AM

1.50 USD/CAD wont be so boring


  • Barrrister likes this

#4922 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 08 March 2023 - 08:05 AM

Maybe it’s time we just adopt the USD.
  • Barrrister likes this

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#4923 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,761 posts

Posted 08 March 2023 - 08:13 AM

Maybe it’s time we just adopt the USD.


95% of Canadians would oppose that. They would not know why, but they would.

#4924 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 08 March 2023 - 08:41 AM

But the Yen is alright.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#4925 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,761 posts

Posted 15 March 2023 - 05:50 AM

Home sales in February dropped 40 per cent compared to the same month last year, according to a report released Wednesday by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

That decline comes despite the fact national home sales in February rose 2.3 per cent compared to January.

Housing supply fell, with the number of newly listed properties down 7.9 per cent from January.

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ruary-1.6779324

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 15 March 2023 - 05:50 AM.


#4926 Barrrister

Barrrister
  • Member
  • 2,903 posts

Posted 15 March 2023 - 06:09 AM

Home sales are always higher in Feb. than Jan. so that is not much of a surprise. 



#4927 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,761 posts

Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:23 PM

Newish listing:

 

$12,599,000

 

 

2908 Fishboat Bay Rd.

Sooke

 

 

 

 

Looks nice.

 

 

 

 

 

The highlight of the home is the 21,000 litre saltwater aquarium featuring local fish and mollusks. The home includes a detached three-car garage with a well-appointed suite above. Offered as a turnkey situation, where all furniture and exercise equipment are included in the sale. An extremely rare opportunity.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

927362_69.jpg

 

927362_59.jpg

 

 

 

927362_54.jpg

 

 

 

927362_48.jpg

 

 

927362_42.jpg

 

 

 

 

927362_41.jpg

 

927362_30.jpg

 

 

927362_14.jpg

 

 

 

927362_1.jpg


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 27 March 2023 - 06:32 PM.


#4928 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:32 PM

It looks like they’re re-listing. Originally they wanted $14.5 I think.
  • Victoria Watcher likes this

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#4929 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 40,628 posts

Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:33 PM

Now I understand why Sooke residents are being told they must pay 2 fares to take a bus into Victoria.


  • Matt R. and Victoria Watcher like this

#4930 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:46 PM

Still cheaper than North Saanich mansions. But they get one fare into downtown.
  • Nparker and Victoria Watcher like this

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#4931 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,761 posts

Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:49 PM

Still cheaper than North Saanich mansions. But they get one fare into downtown.

 

They can fly in though.

 

 

 

 

$14,900,000

 

8338 West Saanich Rd

 

https://www.realtor....l-saanich-inlet

 

 

 

 

916269_8.jpg



#4932 Barrrister

Barrrister
  • Member
  • 2,903 posts

Posted 27 March 2023 - 06:53 PM

You might not have noticed but people are not that eager to go downtown anymore.


  • Victoria Watcher likes this

#4933 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 27 March 2023 - 07:01 PM

And BC Transit just made it harder for 20,000 people. I don’t think that’ll raise ridership.
  • Nparker likes this

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#4934 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,761 posts

Posted 31 March 2023 - 05:12 AM

921116_21.jpg

921116_5.jpg

 

 

 

 

I find this house quite pleasant.

 

 

 

 

https://www.realtor....ich-cordova-bay

 

 

$7,880,000

 

4823 Major Rd
Saanich, British Columbia V8Y2L8

 

 

921116_1.jpg

 

921116_6.jpg

 

 

 

 

I'm not sure what this is.   Asian-style dining room?

 

 

 

921116_36.jpg


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 March 2023 - 05:17 AM.


#4935 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,761 posts

Posted 31 March 2023 - 08:21 AM

One of the heralded benefits of the “15-minute city” is the increased mental health and well-being of residents. Not having to sit for more than 15-minutes in traffic can reduce stress for drivers, and the existence of reachable amenities would entice residents to walk or bike more often.

 

https://www.timescol...tand-it-6783702

 

 

 

 

 

I actually firmly believe some people cherish their commute.   For some people, the solo time away from both work and family/home can be refreshing.


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 March 2023 - 08:22 AM.

  • Matt R. likes this

#4936 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 31 March 2023 - 08:26 AM

Of course they do!

People love that alone time. It’s a mental reset.
  • Matt R. likes this

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#4937 Victoria Watcher

Victoria Watcher

    Old White Man On A Canadian Island

  • Member
  • 52,761 posts

Posted 31 March 2023 - 08:32 AM

Of course they do!

People love that alone time. It’s a mental reset.

 

It's why people "go for a drive", even solo.  It's great!

 

Also, if I didn't enjoy "going for a drive" when I was a young driver, I never would have discovered places like Port Renfrew or Durrance Lake.  Or that you can get up to 100mph on Chatterton Way or Central Saanich Road.   :cop:  "Sorry officer, I was just trying to get there in 15 minutes, to lower my carbon footprint".


Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 March 2023 - 08:35 AM.

  • Mike K. likes this

#4938 Mike K.

Mike K.
  • Administrator
  • 83,399 posts

Posted 31 March 2023 - 08:34 AM

You can’t get air on that bend at 100mp/h, though.

Know it all.
Citified.ca is Victoria's most comprehensive research resource for new-build homes and commercial spaces.


#4939 dasmo

dasmo

    Grand Master ✔

  • Member
  • 15,486 posts

Posted 31 March 2023 - 08:36 AM

Just F*ck off and fix the pot holes..... 


  • Nparker likes this

#4940 Nparker

Nparker
  • Member
  • 40,628 posts

Posted 31 March 2023 - 08:36 AM

...the existence of reachable amenities would entice residents to walk or bike more often....

Reachable amenities like the family doctor I have not had in almost 8 years? 


  • Barrrister and Victoria Watcher like this

You're not quite at the end of this discussion topic!

Use the page links at the lower-left to go to the next page to read additional posts.
 



1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users