Owning an oceanfront property is a dream come true for many people. Who wouldn't want to wake up to the sound of waves crashing against the shore or enjoy a sunset over the water? However, with great beauty comes great responsibility, and owning an oceanfront property requires extra maintenance compared to properties located inland. In this blog post, we will outline the extra maintenance required when owning an oceanfront property, so you can be prepared and make an informed decision before purchasing your dream home.

Saltwater and Corrosion

One of the biggest challenges of owning an oceanfront property is dealing with saltwater and corrosion. The saltwater and humidity from the ocean can quickly corrode metal fixtures and appliances in your home,…

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Buying a home is a big deal, and finding the perfect one can be tough. You need to consider many factors like location, size, and price. But one of the most important things that people look for when buying a house is the condition of the home. Buyers often prefer newly built or renovated homes over older, dated homes that need a lot of maintenance. In this blog post, we're going to explore why people prefer these kinds of homes and what impact it has on the housing market.

First of all, newly built or renovated homes come with modern features and amenities. They often have the latest technology and energy-efficient appliances, which can save homeowners money on utility bills in the long run. Renovated homes may have updated kitchens and bathrooms, new…

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Heritage Houses in BC: A Guide for Buyers

British Columbia is a province with a rich history and cultural heritage, which is reflected in its architecture and homes. Heritage houses, also known as character homes, are a common sight in many BC cities and towns. These homes are usually older, with unique architectural styles and historical significance. While heritage homes may offer charm and character, they also require unique considerations for potential buyers.

What are Heritage Houses?

Heritage houses are homes that are considered historically significant due to their age, architecture, cultural or social value. Heritage houses are typically older homes, built before the 1940s, and often possess unique design elements, such as ornate details,…

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North Saanich is a beautiful, rural community located on the Saanich Peninsula of Vancouver Island. Known for its idyllic countryside landscapes and pristine coastline, North Saanich has become an increasingly popular destination for homebuyers looking for a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and business of city life. 

Attractions in North Saanich

One of the main attractions of North Saanich is its natural beauty. The municipality is surrounded by pristine forests, rolling hills, and stunning coastline, making it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking and biking trails, beaches, and parks are all easily accessible from North Saanich, and there are plenty of opportunities to explore the natural beauty of the area.


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Sidney, British Columbia is a charming seaside town located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, just a short drive from Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. With its picturesque waterfront, thriving downtown core, and rich cultural heritage, Sidney is an attractive destination for both tourists and residents alike. However, in recent years, Sidney has also become a hot spot for real estate, with property values soaring and demand for homes skyrocketing. In this blog post, we will take a closer look at Sidney's real estate market and explore what makes it such a sought-after location for home buyers.

A Brief Overview of Sidney's Real Estate Market

Sidney's real estate market has been on the rise for several years, with home prices…

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Cordova Bay is a beautiful seaside community located just a few kilometres north of Victoria, British Columbia. Known for its stunning views of the Salish Sea, Cordova Bay is a popular destination for visitors and locals alike. The area is also home to a thriving Real Estate market, with a wide range of properties available to suit all budgets and lifestyles. We're going to take a closer look at the Cordova Bay Real Estate offerings and explore why this area is such a popular choice for homebuyers in Victoria.



The Cordova Bay community is diverse and offers a variety of properties that accommodate different budgets, stages of life and personal preferences. Properties range from modest bungalows, condominiums and townhouses to luxurious…

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So many opportunities exist within Victoria, British Columbia for home buyers. This is a beautiful area, located in the heart of one of the most beautiful areas of the country. It is a thriving and growing city with a strong community feel. Even though Victoria is large and has a wide range of cultures present, people who live here often feel as though they live in a smaller community. If you are planning to buy a home in Victoria, you'll need to take into consideration the range of opportunities available to you here including in communities such as James Bay.

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James Bay is only a few minutes from Downtown Victoria. In fact, you can walk there. It is a beautiful neighbourhood, dominated by older and even historical…

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Oak Bay Village has a wide range of opportunities to offer today's home buyer. If you are looking to buy a home in Victoria, this is one community that  you will want to pay close attention to. It offers a wide range of home styles, plenty of amenities, and incredible natural beauty. However, when it comes to buying a home in Victoria, it is very important to get to know the individual neighbourhoods and communities nearby. One of those areas is Oak Bay Village.

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This is a community located just about 10 minutes from the Downtown Victoria area. That means you have easy access to the many entertainment options in the bigger city. In addition to this, you can easily commute into the city for work or school. But, there is…

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Cedar Hill is a beautiful community that is near Mount Douglas in Victoria. There are many reasons to want to call this your home. Cedar Hill is a rather large area. It is just to the south of McKenzie Avenue and to the west of Cook and Quandra Streets. You'll find it is a nice mixture of homes and a quaint, but still modern place to live. As you take the time to talk to your local real estate agent, ask about the benefits and amenities of living in Cedar Hill. It could be the best place for you to buy a home in Victoria.

What People Love About Cedar Hill

Cedar Hill is a mixture of residential options. There are some charming older homes here. THere are also a number of newer developments. You'll find the subdivisions here are spacious and offer…

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Gordon Head is a community located in the Greater Victoria area. It is just to the north of McKenzie Avenue and to the east of the Blenkinsop Valley. If you are looking for a place to live that offers a waterfront view or even waterfront access, you may wish to consider Gordon Head a bit closer. This seaside community has a lot to offer even the most demanding of home buyers here.

What makes Gordon Head so unique and special? The views from the waterfront are the first and primary reason to fall in love with this community. The area remains very much natural which means many of the homes here have beautiful views of the water. There are also about 27 parks available in this community. Perhaps the most impressive is Mount Douglas Park. It is the…

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