The Empress now has a skating rink, and it is officially open to the public TODAY at 5:00pm! This beautiful rink is on the front lawn overlooking the Inner Harbour and will be open until the middle of January. It really does not get any more festive at The Empress, when you take in the Festival of Trees, a warm hot chocolate and enjoy skating under the twinkling lights. Happy Holidays!


A decrease in active listings, and consistently more sales each month over 2013. We are seeing inventory decreasing, and are in a stable balanced market. See below for the full October report from the Victoria Real Estate Board:

Strong Victoria Real Estate Market Again in October 

November 3, 2014, Victoria BC - The Victoria Real Estate Board today released its report on real estate activity in the Victoria area for October 2014.


602 properties sold in the Victoria region this October, an increase of 17.6% when compared to the 512 properties sold in the same month last year.


"Here we are again, a month in 2014 ending with more sales than in 2013," Victoria Real Estate Board President Tim Ayres says. "This year has been a solid year for local real estate - indeed we are only 154 transactions away from meeting the total number of sales from 2013 - and there are two more months left in the year!"


The Multiple Listing Service® Home Price Index benchmark value for a single family home in the Victoria Core this time last year was $547,800. This month the benchmark value increased to $553,900.


"All year we've seen a decrease in the number of active listings and increase in sales compared to 2013 numbers," adds President Ayres. "Last year at the end of October we saw 4,322 active listings, and this year we see 3,927 active listings, that's a 9.1% change."

MLS® property information is provided under copyright© by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board and Victoria Real Estate Board. The information is from sources deemed reliable, but should not be relied upon without independent verification.