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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.
$529,800 - Valentine Place, 981 Sq. Ft.
BELOW ASSESSED VALUE & FULLY RENOVATED! Whoever gets this condo is getting an AMAZING Unit! This condo has been TOTALLY renovated , new floors, painted throughout, new baseboards, completely renovated kitchen ,new cupboard doors , new counter tops and back splash ,new fridge and stove, gorgeous bathroom, new washer and dryer. This condo is huge, bright, contemporary and is in an great location, walking distance to all amenities.Details »
$2,795,000 - 5 BD 3 BA 2,998 Sq. Ft.
An exquisite offering in one of Oak Bay's most idyllic locations. Set on a quiet cul-de-sac, you will appreciate walking proximity to great public and private schools, beaches, parks & Oak Bay village. Featured in Spruce magazine, professionally reconstructed with all new infrastructure and landscaping in 2020 with design by Rothschild West. 5 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom family home is situated on a quiet cul-de-sac on an 8730 sqft lot.Details »
$1,749,900 - 6 BD 4 BA 3,149 Sq. Ft.
Perfect family home with coastal charm & vibrant lifestyle of beautiful Sidney by the Sea. Offering an impressive 3100+ sq.ft. of living space plus easily suited with 2 beds, 4 piece bath, large rec room, & separate entrance on the lower level. Near-new luxury renovations include engineered hardwood flooring w/ radiant heating throughout the main, chef’s kitchen w/ KitchenAid stainless deluxe appliance package & much, much more.Details »
$629,000 - 2 BD 2 BA 1,019 Sq. Ft./p>
Heritage conversion boutique condominium complex in downtown core. Flexible CA-3C live / work zoning. Located on the quiet side of the complex, the unit is large and South facing, and features two bedroom and two bathroom, a large separate office or den, character features such as eleven foot ceilings, character fixtures, high end finishing hardwood floors, granite counter tops, stainless appliances. Details »