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Victoria has been British Columbia's capital city since 1868. The Capital Regional District (CRD), composed of thirteen distinct municipalities is nestly on the southern tip of Vancouver Island. The municipalities that comprise the CRD include Victoria, Oak Bay, Esquimalt, North Saanich and the Saanich peninsula, View Royal, Langford, Colwood, Metchosin, Sooke, Sidney, Highlands and Slatspring Island.
The Greater Victoria city population was reported at around 80,017, counting only the real estate within the greater Victoria boundary. The CRD all together has a population of around 351,000 making it the 15th largest metropolitan center within Canada. Real estate is varied with a mixture of urban condominiums (condos), apartments and rental units, many residential houses, duplexes and in the outlying areas, many acreages with single family dwellings or farm operations.
Vancouver Island is less than 100 kms from Vancouver, British Columbia's largest city, and is serviced by multiple ferry routes, airplane, seaplane, and a special Victoria passenger only ferry (currently not runing due to the covid pandemic). Via the Blackball ferry line to Port Angeles, WA, the greater victoria area offer easy access to Seattle, anacortis and other US destinations. The Victoria Airport in North Saanich offers multiple daily international flights to the US and other destinations.
Once described as a place for the newly-wed or nearly-dead, Victoria is now a very demographically balanced city with many real estate choices ranging from first time home buyer options and student accomodations to some of the most esquisite mansions in all of Canada. A recent real estate listing in Metchosin, the Swanwick Ranch, was listed in early 2021 for a whopping $14.1 million. Conversely, starter homes on lots are available in the outlying municipalities from low $200,000's. in 2021's mortgate rates, these are affordable to almost anyone.
The greater Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) uses the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) to compile reports on many statistics about homes and realtors. In March 2021, a total of 1,173 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region. This figure represents a 92.9 per cent increase over the same period the prior year and 35 per cent more than February, 2021. Sales of condominiums were also up 111.8 per cent from March 2020 with 377 units sold. Sales of single family homes were up 88.2 per cent from last march with over 574 real estate transations in that category alone. We have reprinted some of these on our about Real Estate Market Report pages.
These selected properties show some of the variety and breadth of real estate listing types in the greater Victoria area. Prices range from a few hundred thousand to over ten million dollars, representing a very diverse range of choices. The search form may be used to narrow listing choices or present the entire listings in the region.
$199,900 - 0 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 485 sq. ft.
This building sits nicely overlooking Beacon Hill park with lovely views of the water & southern James Bay District. Features crown mouldings, mirrored doors, updated kitchen and bathroom. Ceramic tile floors and south facing patio. Ready to move into or rent. Rentals allowed (no short term, need manager approval. Sauna, swimming pool and secure parking.Details »
$649,900 - 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom, 1,682 sq. ft.
INVESTOR & HANDYMAN ALERT!! South facing side by-side-duplex in a great location! Bring your design ideas, paint brush, and a little elbow grease to this spacious 4 bedroom home with loads of potential. Built in 1990, this strata unit has plenty of space for the family, with three bedrooms up, including a master with en-suite and additional 4 piece bath.Details »
$950,000 - 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 1820 sq. ft.
Superb Fairfield location! Wonderful strata duplex a few houses from Dallas Rd and waterfront. Features include hardwood floors; cozy gas fireplace; lots of natural light in the west-facing living room and kitchen with adjoining balcony; on demand hot water; stainless appliances and some water views from the top floor family room. Suite rental $975/mo mortgage helper!Details »
$3,900,000 - 7 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 8,933 sq. ft.
An exquisite example of renowned architect Samuel Maclure's "Tudor Revival" built in 1905. This Rockland Heritage designated mansion benefitted from an 18 month, multi-faceted, restoration reclaiming the original character while also modernizing electrical, plumbing, heating & foundation. Includes 2 story "Great Hall" with fireplace & grand staircase.Details »