February 2020 Issue
Blair Veenstra - The House Selling Group
February newsletter

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Welcome to my newsletter. Here you will find the latest real estate news and stats for your area. If you would like more information about market conditions in your community, or have any other real estate related questions, please contact me. I would be happy to meet with you to see how I can help you out.

Blair Veenstra - The House Selling Group
Blair Veenstra – The House Selling Group
Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun

Going Green With Smart Home Technologies


As well as being convenient and a great conversation starter, smart technologies are also fantastic at making your home more eco-friendly! If you are looking to lessen your carbon footprint, here are a few technologies worth checking out this year.

Smart Thermostats:
Smart thermostats are a great choice that can help the environment and lower your energy bills! Simply programming the thermostat to reduce energy consumption during hours you are not home is a great way to get started.

Smart Lighting:
We don’t need our light bulbs to be at max brightness all the time! Smart lighting can allow you to dim your lighting to match your preferences and reduce power consumption. Some can even text you when you leave a light on!

Smart Plugs:
Smart plugs can essentially turn any appliance into a smart appliance! Besides allowing you to turn it off and on using your phone, some smart plugs can tell you how much energy is being used by an appliance and whether you have forgotten to turn it off!

Local Events

BC Mindfulness Summit
3800 Finnerty Road Victoria, BC
February 21, 2020
Fashion Splash 2020
201 Dallas Road Victoria, BC
February 29, 2020
Be a Local Tourist
Victoria, BC
Feb 27 -March 2, 2020

Latest Featured Listings

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Exclusive Listing- Not on MLS Fairfield East

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Wonderfully updated Saanich East townhome Cedar Hill / 420407

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Great location for an active lifestyle Royal Oak / 420086

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PRIVATE 2 bed/2 bath large condo Kinsmen Park / 419634

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CHARMING UPDATED character home Mayfair / 419502

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MOVE IN BEFORE CHRISTMAS! Bear Mountain / 419323

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Victoria Real Estate Board


Victoria real estate market returns to traditional sales numbers, but low inventory persists

A total of 411 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this January, 24.9 per cent more than the 329 properties sold in January 2019 and 2.2 per cent more than in December 2019. Sales of condominiums were up 6.3 per cent from January 2019 with 118 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 31.6 per cent from January 2019 with 200 sold.

“Our new year is already showing a strong distinction from the year previous,” says Victoria Real Estate Board President Sandi-Jo Ayers. “We’ve returned to more traditional January sales numbers – which tend to be over 400 sales. Unfortunately, we have not seen a corresponding increase in listings alongside the demand, so buyers in the low- to mid-price segment of our market may find themselves in competition for desirable properties. Our market is challenging and at times like these the services of your local REALTOR® are invaluable.”

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There are 856 homes for sale right now, with an average list price of $1,071,272.
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6341 Old East Road, Victoria, BC Tanner / 419703

3 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms 2982 Sq Ft
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3195 Humber Road, Victoria, BC Uplands / 420347

6 Bedrooms 9 Bathrooms 15409 Sq Ft
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# 2101 83 Saghalie Road, Victoria, BC Songhees / 414361

3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms 4247 Sq Ft
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This is not intended to solicit properties currently listed for sale or individuals currently under contract with a brokerage. All information was current on Feb 18, 2020.

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