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Take a Trip Back In Time Down Sooke Road With Google Streetview

Back to the Future Delorean Time Machine

Recently, Google added a neat little feature to its Street View product – the ability to go back in time by displaying their previously-captured images of the streets and towns in its Street View database. Street View was launched in 2007, so for many areas you can see how they’ve changed over the past seven years. For Sooke, most of the community was first captured in 2009, then again in 2011 and 2012.  Read more

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – Now With 100% More HPI!

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Evening Street Scene in Sunriver Estates, Sooke

In November of last year, the Victoria Real Estate Board released its MLS® Housing Price Index, or HPI. This is a statistical measurement that paints a more accurate picture of housing prices, by examining sale prices each month and using a data model to scrub outliers from the data set. Simply put, it is more realistic because it goes beyond the simple mathematic measures of average and median. Keep reading to learn more. Read more

SOLD | Sooke House For Sale – Sunriver Estates – 2085 sqft 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Family Home – 2367 Sunriver Place

Sunriver Estates Sooke 2-level home for sale Stonewood Plan

2367 Sunriver Place

 SOLD | MLS® 328391 $439900 – New Price!

The original Stonewood Plan show home at Sunriver Estates could be yours! A rare floor plan in the development, this one is rarer still with all its upgrades and recent improvements!  Read more

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – August 2013

Waterfront property with dock

49 Seagirt Sold in August 2013

August was much busier this year than in 2012 – not only in Sooke, but all over the Capital Region. Personally, most of the business I did was carried over from July, and was finished by the first week. From there on it was rest and relaxation the rest of the month, while managing the listings I have. One of the most relaxing Augusts I can remember in recent memory. The Thursday before the Labour Day long weekend, my phone, like clockwork, started ringing for appointments for the first week of September. It is those appointments which kept me from posting August stats until now. Let’s have a look at the numbers: Read more

Sooke Beaches: Fishboat Bay Park

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Beautiful Sandy Beach at Fishboat Bay

I know summer is drawing to a close and school is back in next week, but I noticed this morning that the forecast had changed – where rain was called for on the weekend, it now looks like the sun will be out on Saturday and Sunday. This could be one of the last weekends of the year to enjoy some beach time on our beautiful island. While sandy beaches seem to be few-and-far-between in the Sooke Region, when you find one you’ll want to return again and again.
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Sooke Real Estate Statistics – July 2013

A living room of a home in Sooke, BC

2220 French Road sold in July, along with 25 other properties in Sooke

Sales activity in Sooke was nearly the same as it was in 2012, with prices remaining fairly flat overall. It is still my opinion that while prices seem flat, they are actually declining. This is to say that although the average and median prices seem to hover in the high $300,000s and low $400,000s, a buyer in 2013 is probably getting a nicer, larger and/or newer home for the same money as in 2012 or 2011. Sales activity continues to be better than last year in most cases, and it is good to see the number of houses for sale continue to decline.

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Sooke Real Estate Statistics – June 2013

Deck Season. From http://TimAyres.ca/113

Deck Season. From http://TimAyres.ca/113

Here we are, a third of the way through July and I’m just getting around to posting the June stats! I’ve been a bit busy lately, with listings and with buyers. The market seems to be ticking along, though no sales records are likely to be broken. The weather in June was the best in recent memory, despite a rainy period mid-month. How did the real estate market stack up? Read on… Read more

Sooke Waterfront Townhouse For Sale – 1360 sqft 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Sooke Harbour Resort Unit 141

Sooke Harbour Resort - Townhouse for Sale

Unit 141 at Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina

MLS® 325769 $279,499

Resort-style living, year round, at one of Vancouver Island’s premier ocean front properties! Sooke Harbour Resort and Marina offers guests comfort and adventure, but there is also the opportunity to buy a unit and live there all year long!  Read more

SOLD! Sooke House For Sale – 1775 sqft 3 bedroom 3 bathroom Family Home – 6711 Nott Place

House for sale, 6711 Nott Place, Sooke

6711 Nott Place, Sooke

SOLD! MLS® 325417 | REDUCED! $344,900 $339,900

Awesome, tidy family home on a quiet cul-de-sac just a short walk from downtown Sooke, schools, shops and recreation. At 1775 sq ft it’s just the right size for your growing family  Read more

Sooke Real Estate Statistics – May 2013

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In May, the sale of the old golf course building completed.

May 2013 overall was a relatively busy month for real estate in the greater Victoria region. While the number of sales for the whole area was exactly tied with May of 2012, Sooke did better than in 2012. Let’s take a look at the numbers! Read more