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Upcoming Events in Sooke

November 29, 2020

The Biggest Little Market & Craft Show … goes Virtual! - Friday, November 20th to Saturday, December 12th.

10,000 Tonight - November 30th to Friday, December 11th.

2020 Sooke Santa Run - Saturday, December 12th at dusk.

Sooke Folk Music Society.

Sooke Art Gallery - November 18th to January 10th.

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Victoria Real Estate Market continues to outperform in unpredictable times

November 02, 2020

A total of 990 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this October, 59.9 per cent more than the 619 properties sold in October 2019 and 0.1 per cent more than the previous month of September 2020. Sales of condominiums were up 70.8 per cent from October 2019 with 304 units sold. Sales of single family homes were up 53.1 per cent from October 2019 with 487 sold.

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RiversEdge Village Spotlight: The Tulip

October 31, 2020

Coming soon, our Tulip Show Home! At just $329,900, the Tulip patio style home is 1010 Sq. Ft. featuring a one car garage, a spacious master bedroom with a second bedroom perfect for a guest room or home office, two baths, a designer kitchen and an open-concept living/dining room. The Tulip lots sit on the exterior line of the property with the back patios facing the lush tree line where nature is in abundance. Picture yourself watching the birds flitting, squirrels running and eagles soaring. With just three lots still available to accommodate a Tulip floor plan, this is your opportunity to purchase this unique two-bedroom floor plan.

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SEAPARC and the Sooke Bike Park

October 13, 2020

For those looking to plan autumn activities, SEAPARC is a short drive, leisurely stroll or cycle from RiversEdge Village in Sunriver Estates. SEAPARC has just announced that their pool and arena areas are now open with pool sessions including aqua-fit, lane swimming and leisure swim times that can either be reserved online or by phone. Swim lessons will begin in October and limited public skating sessions are also now available. DeMamiel Creek Golf Course, the Sooke Skate Park and the Weight Room are now safely operating under the new health and safety guidelines. SEAPARC has also introduced select fitness classes with additional fitness, aquatic, arena and recreation programs now being offered.

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Consumer interest in homeownership in Victoria unwavering over course of pandemic

October 05, 2020

A total of 989 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this September, 60.6 per cent more than the 616 properties sold in September 2019 and 1 per cent more than the previous month of August 2020. Sales of condominiums were up 26.7 per cent from September 2019 with 280 units sold. Sales of single family homes were 91.9 per cent from September 2019 with 539 sold.

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RiversEdge Village Spotlight: The Rose

September 14, 2020

RiversEdge Village, an inspired, gated, retirement community at Sunriver Estates is surrounded by park land, walking/ hiking trails and the Sooke River. THE ROSE patio style home is 1062 Sq. Ft. featuring a spacious one car garage, two large bedrooms, two baths, a designer kitchen with and an open concept living/dining room. Gather in the community Club House and get to know your neighbours, socialize with friends, host a dinner party, watch the big game, play pool or darts, or enjoy a summer BBQ on the patio while playing horseshoes!

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Victoria real estate market experiences an active summer

September 07, 2020

A total of 979 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this August, 48.1 per cent more than the 661 properties sold in August 2019 and exactly the same total as the previous month of July 2020. Sales of condominiums were up 29.1 per cent from August 2019 with 262 units sold. Sales of single family homes were up 45 per cent from August 2019 with 509 sold.

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RiversEdge Village Spotlight: The Magnolia

August 31, 2020

RiversEdge Village, an inspired, gated, retirement community at Sunriver Estates is surrounded by park land, walking/ hiking trails and the Sooke River. THE MAGNOLIA is the largest home at 1,171 sq. ft. and features a spacious one car garage, three bedrooms, two baths, spacious kitchen, and open concept living/dining room. Gather in the community Club House and get to know your neighbours, socialize with friends, host a dinner party, watch the big game, play pool or enjoy a summer BBQ on the patio while playing Horseshoes!

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Victoria real estate market continues to adapt in the changing times

August 18, 2020

A total of 979 properties sold in the Victoria Real Estate Board region this July, 38.7 per cent more than the 706 properties sold in July 2019 and 21.2 per cent more than the previous month of June 2020. Sales of condominiums were up 11.2 per cent from July 2019 with 239 units sold. Sales of single family homes were up 61.1 per cent from July 2019 with 559 sold.

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History of the Sooke Potholes

August 10, 2020

Have you been to the Sooke Potholes, floated in one of the many pools of water and wondered "how did these get here?" Well, we are glad you asked! Glacial action during the last ice age 15,000 years ago is responsible for the formations. The moving, melting ice packs stripped the surface area and carved a path deep into the natural bedrock. Huge boulders carried along by the rushing river became lodged, were swirled against the canyon walls and consequently carved out the potholes that can be seen today. The potholes are a unique feature on Vancouver Island, providing some of the best swimming in their clear, deep, and refreshing waters.

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