Hello (again) world. It’s been a long time since I posted anything on this blog, despite having it completely redesigned many months ago. What better reason to write than to promote the upcoming Sooke Harbour Players production of Camelot The Pantomime! Tickets are just $22 for adults, and $16 for seniors (65+) and youth (6-17). Kids under 5 are free. You can buy tickets online here (be sure to select the date you want first), with cash at Stick In The Mud Coffee House, or by calling Susan at 250-415-9410. Buy your tickets early to ensure you get to goContinue reading “5 Reasons To Go See Camelot This Weekend and Next”
Is 2016 The Year? Learn all about mortgages, real estate, and how to buy your first home Coming up Wednesday, January 27, 2016, you can spend a couple of hours with three of Sooke’s real estate and mortgage professionals learning about strategies you can use to get into your first home in 2016. The seminar is free, but you must pre-register, as there’s limited space.
Overall, 2015 was a great year for real estate in Sooke. Sales were up markedly, and prices also increased across the region. I’ve compiled a few statistics, and also the top five most-and-least expensive single family homes in Sooke this year. Finally, I’ll talk about predictions for 2016. Read on…
Last night, I piled the family in the car and went out in search of the best Christmas lights displays in Sooke. While I didn’t have time to drive every street in Sooke, I think I covered a lot of ground, from up Otter Point Road, over to Broomhill, down Whiffen Spit, and Sunriver Estates. I’d love to share what I found with you!
This morning, federal finance minister Bill Morneau announced changes that his Liberal government is making to CMHC-backed mortgages in this country. The changes were hinted at by well known Canadian Mortgage Trends blogger Robert McLister back on December 1st. The actual changes aren’t quite what he had predicted, but are pretty close.
Happy October, and Happy Hallowe’en! The big night is almost here, and it’s nice that it is on a weekend so we can all enjoy it. I’m not sure the weather is going to cooperate for the little ghouls and ghosts trick-or-treating, but there are still lots of fun family activities going on. Read on… if you dare…
Sales up, listings down. Prices…? It has been a busy spring and summer market for real estate in Sooke and all over the greater Victoria region. In the overall Victoria Real Estate Board trading area, sales as of August 31 showed a 21.7% increase in number of sales for August 2015 over August 2014, and the highest number of single family sales in August since 2007. At the end of the month, there were 3688 active listings on the MLS® system, representing nearly 15% fewer than were available in August last year. All of this is pushing the overall marketContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Update – Fall 2015”
Get educated about buying and selling real estate. Hear from three local experts about buying your first home, moving up, and more! When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 7:00pm Where: Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort, 6929 West Coast Road, Sooke [map – street view] I’ll be joined by Sooke’s dynamic mortgage team, Kerry Reid and Kari Stauble of DLC Modern Mortgage group. Our seminar will be a fun, interactive, and informative evening, arming you with the tools to bring your real estate goals within reach. Topics covered will include:
Yesterday, the Victoria Real Estate Board released statistics for February 2015. While the rest of the country contended with a seemingly never-ending winter, the cherry blossoms were out early in Victoria and vicinity, and so, apparently, were the buyers.
Well – it’s been a while. Between being a busy dad, REALTOR®, 2014 president of the Victoria Real Estate Board, and a few other things, I certainly have neglected this blog. I’d like to start posting regularly again, even if it’s short bits and pieces. Let’s take a quick look at how the market has been performing in the last year or two.