January monthly newsletter – ally and Dennis

Welcome to a Year of New Beginnings! 

Happy New Year! We hope this message finds you surrounded by joy and warmth as we embark on the journey of a brand-new year. As we bid farewell to the challenges and triumphs of the past year, we want to express my sincere gratitude for your continued trust and support.
For many of us, 2023 was a year of uncertainty and resilience and, we also had happy shared moments and warm interactions. As we step into 2024, we turn our minds to the opportunities and possibilities that await.  We want to take this moment to acknowledge any folks in our circle who are dealing with health challenges, unhappy circumstances, or difficult transitions. We hope that 2024 offers you peaceful experiences.
Wishing you a year filled with prosperity, good health, and the realization of your dreams.
Warm Regards,
ally and dennis

The 2023 Victoria real estate market year in review

January 2, 2024  A total of 329 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this December, 2.8 per cent more than the 320 properties sold in December 2022 and a 16.5 per cent decrease from November 2023. Sales of condominiums were up 14.9 per cent from December 2022 with 108 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 1.3 per cent from December 2022 with 158 sold.

A grand total of 6,207 properties sold over the course of 2023, 8.77 per cent fewer than the 6,804 sold in 2022.

See the full report HERE.

Refresh Your Home for a Bright New Year! Remember, small changes can make a big difference, and a refreshed home sets the stage for a fantastic year ahead.

Step 1: Declutter and Organize
Start the year with a fresh perspective by decluttering and organizing your living spaces. Donate or discard items you no longer need and create designated spaces for essential items. A clutter-free home sets the stage for a clutter-free mind.

Step 2: Create a Cozy Corner
Transform a corner of your home into a cozy retreat. Add plush cushions, warm blankets, and perhaps a touch of greenery. This little haven can be your escape for moments of relaxation and reflection, creating a serene atmosphere amidst the hustle and bustle.

Step 3: Set Home Goals for 2024
Reflect on what you’d like to achieve in your home this year. Whether it’s a minor renovation, a new decor theme, or enhancing your curb appeal, setting tangible home goals can bring a sense of purpose and excitement to the year ahead.

Bonus Step: Incorporate Greenery
Bring the outdoors in by incorporating houseplants into your living spaces. Not only do they add a touch of nature, but they also contribute to improved air quality, making your home a healthier and more pleasant place to be.