may monthly newsletter – ally and dennis

Welcome May

Happy Mother’s Day!

As we embrace the vibrant energy of spring, the real estate market continues to bloom!

With longer days and warmer weather, May presents an opportune moment to explore the ever-evolving landscape of real estate. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or a first-time buyer, now is the perfect time to ask questions and gain valuable insights. 

As trusted advisors in the industry, we’re here to provide you with the guidance and expertise you need to navigate the market with confidence. From market trends to financing options, our goal is to empower you with knowledge, so you can make informed decisions that align with your goals. 

So, let’s embrace the spirit of curiosity and exploration this May. Together, let’s uncover the endless possibilities that the world of real estate has to offer.

ally and dennis




Spring property market brings positives for buyers and sellers in Victoria

May 1, 2024  A total of 678 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this April, 6.4 per cent more than the 637 properties sold in April 2023 and a 15.3 per cent increase from March 2024. Sales of condominiums were up 1.5 per cent from April 2023 with 208 units sold. Sales of single family homes increased 3.7 per cent from April 2023 with 337 sold.


“The spring market in Victoria kicked off with a gentle increase in sales when compared to last year and continued stable pricing,” said 2024 Victoria Real Estate Board Chair Laurie Lidstone. “These factors, combined with growth in the available inventory, has created a welcoming and more balanced market for buyers and sellers.”


See the full report HERE.



Here’s a 4-step guide to cleaning your BBQ for grilling season:

  1. Remove grates and clean: Start by removing the cooking grates from the BBQ. Scrub them thoroughly with a wire brush to remove any leftover food particles, grease, and residue. For stubborn grime, you can soak the grates in warm, soapy water before scrubbing.
  2. Clean the interior: Once the grates are removed, clean the interior of the BBQ. Use a grill brush or scraper to remove any buildup on the burner covers, heat deflectors, and inside walls. Wipe down the surfaces with a damp cloth or sponge to remove any remaining debris.
  3. Check the burners: Inspect the burners for any clogs or damage. Use a brush or pipe cleaner to clear out any blockages in the burner ports. If you have a gas BBQ, check the burner tubes for corrosion or rust and replace them if necessary.
  4. Clean the exterior: Finally, give the exterior of your BBQ a good cleaning. Use a mild soap or BBQ cleaner and a soft cloth to wipe down the exterior surfaces, including the lid, handles, and control knobs. Rinse with water and dry thoroughly.

With these simple steps, your BBQ will be clean, shiny, and ready for grilling season!