Dockside Realty News

The activity levels in the Victoria, Pender, and Saturna Markets continue to be brisk.  Victoria has seen a real increase in the lower end properties which are condos and townhomes and a slowdown in the higher end properties.  Overall there were 18.7% fewer sales for the month of July compared wi

Ornamental garden on Saturna Island

The Southern Gulf Islands are known for their 'cool Mediterranean' climate where grapes and olives can be grown. This region of BC, Canada offers unique benefits and challenges for gardeners.

Here we are at the beginning of August. It's been a spooky start, with the smoke from the interior fires lying low over the islands and water. It has resulted in stunning lighting throughout the day as the sun is filtered through the smoke, making for perfect instagram moments.

Dockside Update: June 2017

Our market seems to be a little quieter, and certainly this is true for June in Victoria compared with last June. 

Port Washington is a sought-after Pender Island neighborhood that is centered around an idyllically pretty rural road of the same name, referred to by locals as 'Port Wash'

Pender Island Kids

What's an early childhood like on Pender Island?

These are only a few examples of what Pender Kids tend to do:

At the time of this writing the market in Sidney/Victoria is moving slightly slower than it was at this time during the year previously but it's still moving incredibly fast.

Wild Rose

There has been an increase in inventory on the Gulf Islands and the Victoria area.  Victoria saw a 12.2% increase from April 2017, but there is still a 21.2% decline from May 2016.  Victoria Sales are also down by 22% from May 2016; however this has not stopped the prices from rising there – up 1

Dockside Update: April 2017

Victoria, Number of Listings
April 30, 2017 - 1690 (down 34.8%)
April 30, 2016 - 2594
Benchmark Home Value: Victoria Core
2017 - $805,100 (up 17.5%)
2016 - $684,900