July Monthly newsletter – ally and dennis


We hope this email finds you in high spirits as we dive into the sunny days of July! 

With the season in full swing, there’s an undeniable sense of excitement in the air, and the real estate market is no exception. Whether you’re considering buying, selling, or simply exploring the market, we’re here to provide guidance, expertise, and a friendly face throughout the process. Your satisfaction and happiness are at the forefront of everything we do, and we’re committed to making your real estate experience a positive and rewarding one.

As we navigate the summer market, keep in mind that the warm weather brings unique opportunities for buyers and sellers alike. If you’re thinking about making a move or have any questions about the current market conditions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re here to provide the insights and support you need to make informed decisions.

In the meantime, we encourage you to take some time to savor the simple joys of the season. Whether it’s exploring local attractions, spending quality time with loved ones, or embarking on new adventures, summer is the perfect time to create beautiful memories.

Wishing you a summer filled with laughter, and sunshine!

Stay well,
ally and dennis

Conclusion of a strong spring Victoria real estate market

July 4, 2023  A total of 705 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this June, 15.2 per cent more than the 612 properties sold in June 2022 and a 9 per cent decrease from May 2023. Sales of condominiums were up 19.8 per cent from June 2022 with 242 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 6.6 per cent from June 2022 with 322 sold.

“As we consider the first half of the year, we see a return to a more traditional sales trend which follows the seasons,” said Victoria Real Estate Board Chair Graden Sol. “During and shortly after the pandemic, we couldn’t rely on our usual comparisons to explain the market. This year we have seen a return to a seasonal pattern, where the sales are slower through the winter and may peak in the spring. This seasonal trend is generally followed by a summer market which remains stable but is not as highly active.”

See the full report HERE.

This Sparkling Watermelon Lime Cooler is the perfect way to beat the summer heat. It’s easy to make and offers a delightful combination of sweet watermelon, tangy lime, and fizzy bubbles. Sip it on a sunny day, relax, and let the refreshing flavors transport you to a state of pure relaxation and enjoyment.

Sparkling Watermelon Lime Cooler


  • 2 cups seedless watermelon, cubed
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup (optional)
  • 1 cup sparkling water
  • Ice cubes
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish (optional)


  1. In a blender, combine the watermelon cubes and lime juice. Blend until smooth and well combined.
  2. Taste the watermelon mixture and add honey or agave syrup if desired, adjusting the sweetness to your preference.
  3. Fill a glass with ice cubes and pour the watermelon mixture over the ice.
  4. Top it off with sparkling water, gently stirring to combine.
  5. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint leaves, if desired, for an extra burst of freshness.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy the cool, revitalizing flavors of this refreshing summer drink.