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West Shore Drives New Housing Increase

According to CMHC, there has been a 21% increase in Greater Victoria housing starts from January to April with 1,422 units this year vs 1,179 in 2023. Most of the increase is in the West Shore’s Langford (785) and Colwood (318). There are zero new homes in...

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BC’s Incredible Shrinking Home

The public, media, elected officials are often unaware of the challenges experienced by builders in the world of home construction. The process of home design, changing building codes, rezonings, permit approvals, project management and sales is understood only by...

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Study Shows Housing Best Served by Market

The federal and provincial governments have announced a few local sites for potential housing development in our region. For example, the BC government, through BC Builds, identified eight sites in the province, including one in Sooke and another in North Cowichan,...

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AVICC Housing Panel a Success

Last week, we attended the housing panel and trade show at the convention for the Association of Vancouver Island and Coastal Communities (AVICC). AVICC represents municipalities, regional districts and other local governments of Vancouver Island, Sunshine Coast,...

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