June Monthly newsletter


June is a month of endless possibilities for buyers and sellers alike. With longer days and warmer weather, it’s the perfect time to explore new neighborhoods, envision your dream home, or embark on a thrilling property hunt. It’s also a great time to consider selling, when the weather is better and it’s easier to transition homes especially if you have kids. It’s always nice to get the family all settled before September.

As always, we’re here to guide you every step of the way, with local expertise and industry knowledge to ensure your real estate journey is smooth and rewarding. 

Wishing you a wonderful summer full of adventures and look forward to helping you make June a month filled with new beginnings, exciting opportunities, and the joy of finding your dream home.

Stay well,
ally and dennis

Spring market begins to grow just in time for summer

June 1, 2023  A total of 775 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this May, 1.8 per cent more than the 761 properties sold in May 2022 and a 21.7 per cent increase from April 2023. Sales of condominiums were down 0.8 per cent from May 2022 with 248 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 8.7 per cent from May 2022 with 399 sold.

“The month of May marks the highest number of sales we’ve seen since April of last year,” said Victoria Real Estate Board Chair Graden Sol. “While we haven’t seen the number of total sales we would expect in a spring market, the month of May marks the fourth consecutive month with sales higher than the month previous. With momentum building, there’s an indication of consumer optimism in the market heading into June. However, if the ongoing lack of homes for sale persists and inventory is not added, we risk a return to an overheated market with pressure on pricing.”
See the full report HERE.

By following these tips, you’ll be well on your way to creating a stylish, functional, and inviting BBQ area that will become a hub for entertaining and enjoying delicious meals with family and friends. Happy grilling!

  1. Designate the Perfect Location: Choose a suitable spot for your BBQ area that is convenient and practical. Consider factors such as proximity to the kitchen, outdoor seating, and adequate space for grilling activities. Ensure there is proper ventilation and clearance around the grill for safety. Additionally, take into account winds and the direction of sunlight to create a comfortable and enjoyable environment.
  2. Create a Functional Layout: Plan your BBQ area layout to optimize functionality. Designate separate zones for food preparation, cooking, and dining. Incorporate ample counter space for prepping ingredients and placing utensils and serving dishes. Install storage solutions, such as cabinets or shelves, to keep grilling essentials and accessories easily accessible. Consider incorporating a sink or water source for convenient clean-up.
  3. Provide Comfortable Seating: Make sure your BBQ area offers comfortable seating for both the griller and guests. Invest in durable outdoor furniture that can withstand various weather conditions. Opt for seating options like patio chairs, benches, or even a picnic table, depending on the available space and your preferred aesthetic. Don’t forget to provide shade options like umbrellas or a pergola to shield your guests from direct sunlight.
  4. Enhance Ambiance and Safety: Elevate the ambiance of your BBQ area with thoughtful additions. Install outdoor lighting to extend the usability of the space into the evening. Consider string lights, lanterns, or pathway lighting to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Incorporate greenery with potted plants, flowers, or even a small garden nearby. Additionally, prioritize safety by having fire extinguishers easily accessible and ensuring proper ventilation around the grilling area.