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Relocating to Vancouver Island made easy!

Relocating to Vancouver Island made easy!

As you might be well aware, securing a rental unit in Victoria has become increasingly difficult.  Rental vacancy rates are as close to zero as it has gotten here in the past few decades. That’s excruciating for anyone hunting for a new rental. Combined factors such...

Oak Bay: Neighbourhood Guide

Oak Bay: Neighbourhood Guide

Located at the southernmost tip of Vancouver Island is the peaceful neighbourhood of Oak Bay. Situated just far enough away from the bustle of the city, but an easy commute from downtown all while being surrounded by gardens, arbors, and protected old-growth trees....

Esquimalt: Neighbourhood Guide

Esquimalt: Neighbourhood Guide

Located less than 10 minutes from Downtown Victoria, with easy access over Victoria’s recently completed Johnson Street Bridge, the neighbourhood of Esquimalt offers a unique blend of history, nature, and convenience. Esquimalt offers a distinctive combination of...

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

As a company commitment to our First Nations Communities, we will be observing National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. This day is an important step in the reconciliation process. It provides an opportunity to recognize and commemorate the tragic history and...

Do I need a Property Manager?

Do I need a Property Manager?

If you own a rental property or are considering renting out your residential property, having a property management company can save you a lot of headaches.   It is important to think of your property manager as an essential part of your investment – and here is...

Is your Building EV ready?

Is your Building EV ready?

By 2025 20% of all new cars sold globally will be electric, according to the latest forecast by the investment bank UBS. That will leap to 40% by 2030, and by 2040 it is predicted that every new car sold globally will be electric. This brings us to a big question, is...

What you need to know about Landlord Insurance!

What you need to know about Landlord Insurance!

If you’re wondering if you need to purchase Landlord Insurance or if you can stick with your current policy, the answer is simple; a standard home insurance policy won’t cover rental activities. There are some cases where you may be able to keep your current insurance...

Selling Tenanted Properties- Responsibilities of all Parties

Selling Tenanted Properties- Responsibilities of all Parties

In the last several years, our province has implemented significant measures intended to protect tenants of residential housing. Some of this legislation has inadvertently exposed the buyers and sellers of tenant properties. If you are involved on any side of this...

Spring Maintenance Tips for your Home!

Spring Maintenance Tips for your Home!

Spring is in the air and now is the ideal time to get outside and enjoy some sunshine and take an inventory of exterior maintenance! Maintaining your home throughout the seasons is key for ensuring your investment will last. Here are a few items to add to your Spring...

8 Qualities that make a good Tenant!

8 Qualities that make a good Tenant!

Every landlord’s worst nightmare is obtaining a bad Tenant. If a lease is signed, the tenant could cause problems for up to 12 months.  From paying rent late, causing havoc with surrounding neighbors, and causing unreasonable damage to the property causing endless...

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