Sooke Real Estate Market Update for February 2015

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 hasContinue reading “Sooke Real Estate Market Update for February 2015”

A Tour Through Sooke’s Sunriver Estates Subdivision [Video]

Check out this video I shot the other day of a drive through Sun River Estates in Sooke. It’s a little shakey at times – sorry – but will give you a good idea of what the neighbourhood looks like, and I also provide some information about the various amenities in Sunriver, the prices, sizes,Continue reading “A Tour Through Sooke’s Sunriver Estates Subdivision [Video]”

Sellers: Don’t Do This!

From my favourite social news site,, I found this: Here’s somebody desperately in need of the marketing services of a REALTOR®. Have a great Sunday everyone! Your comments are welcomed and encouraged. Just use the reply form below! Subscribe via e-mail, your favourite feed reader, or bookmark this post:

Sooke New Listings MLS Tour Summary #2

Due to MLS® advertising rules, I’ve decided that I can’t offer the tour summary any longer. I thought about this all last week, and came to the conclusion it could come across as advertising other agents’ listings, which is not allowed under our Rules of Cooperation. I’d rather stop doing it voluntarily than be toldContinue reading “Sooke New Listings MLS Tour Summary #2”

New Feature: Sooke New Listings MLS Tour Summary #1

One of the advantages of using your local Sooke REALTOR® when it comes time to sell your home is the tight-knit sense of community among local real estate professionals. Every Thursday, the three main real estate offices in Sooke hold our weekly MLS Tour, where each REALTOR® in town tours through all the new MLSContinue reading “New Feature: Sooke New Listings MLS Tour Summary #1”

How to Sell Your Home in Black and White

Now here is somebody who tells it like it is This video is by Daniel Rothamel, a REALTOR® in Charlottesville, Virginia. If there is one thing that I am constantly trying to express to my clients when listing their properties, it’s to try and look at the place from a buyer’s standpoint. This is especiallyContinue reading “How to Sell Your Home in Black and White”

Sunriver Estates Releases Townhouse Development

The Pointe is Sunriver’s first phase of townhouses Sooke’s Sunriver Estates, the popular 382-acre planned community just west of Victoria, BC, has just released its first multi-family townhouse development. Called The Pointe, it will be a clustering of 32 units in 8 strata buildings in the tranquil, forested  setting of a 7-acre peninsula surrounded byContinue reading “Sunriver Estates Releases Townhouse Development”

BC Home Sales Increase In September

More good news from the BC Real Estate Association about market conditions. It seems that 2007 is looking more like 2005 than 2006. Continued strong numbers like this is great news for all involved in the housing market. Vancouver, BC – October 18, 2007. British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports residential sales volume onContinue reading “BC Home Sales Increase In September”

BC Homes Sales To Surpass 100,000 in 2007

BC Home Sales to Surpass 100,000 BCREA Fall Housing Forecast Vancouver, BC – September 27, 2007. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its fall 2007 Housing Forecast today. BC Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) home sales are forecast to break the 100,000 unit mark for only the second time in history. BCREA forecasts thatContinue reading “BC Homes Sales To Surpass 100,000 in 2007”

Housing Sales Forecast Skyrockets

Good news home owners! More evidence of Canada’s continuing insulation from the housing troubles in the USA comes in today’s Times Colonist newspaper. Our booming economy, strong dollar, and exploding job market are all combining to propel our housing market to new highs, despite the challenges faced by our cousins to the south. – TimContinue reading “Housing Sales Forecast Skyrockets”