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Homes In Victoria

CREA Says 'Suite' is most popular search

Suite is most popular search


In a recent posting, the Canadian Real Estate Association, CREA, announced that the word 'suite' is the most popular search term for the Victoria BC area when home buyers are looking on the MLS site


Why is ‘suite’ the most popular keyword search?

The reason ‘suite’ is the most popular keyword search term is not hard to understand if one looks at the real estate landscape in large cities like Vancouver, Toronto and even in Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, on beautiful Vancouver Island. In short, it’s expensive!


Average Home Prices

Toronto $1,052,000  – according to Toronto Star

Vancouver $1, 470,000  – according to Globe and Mail

Victoria $608,200  – according to Victoria Real Estate Board


All these cities have large populations that are growing. With the influx of residents comes the need for housing. As the demand for housing increases, so does the price of real estate for the home owner. As the purchase price rises, so does the mortgage for the homeowner, thus, the rise in monthly payments. The homeowner looks at ways to support the monthly mortgage payments and finds that a portion of the home might be rented and the rental income might be applied to the mortgage. If the home does not have an existing suite, the homeowner gets to work modifying a space into a suite (hopefully with proper permits to make the space legal) Thus, a suite is born!


So, if you are a home BUYER looking for a home in Victoria with a suite simply go to:


The site also offers information for:

Next Steps

Whether you are a buyer looking for a suite or a seller that needs to list a property for sale in the Victoria area, don’t go it alone. Call or email and I’d be glad to help in every step of the way!

Bruce McCallum, Realtor®
DFH Real Estate, Victoria, BC
(250) 858-5762  or

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NEW LISTING in View Royal at 110 Thetis Vale Crescent in Victoria, BC


110 Thetis Vale in View Royal Victoria

What Is It?

Enjoy living in the award winning Thetis Vale Estates. Close to Thetis Lake, a 1.5 acre children’s park and the Galloping Goose Trail, this home is a perfect fit for an active young family. This 3 bed 2 bath home has been well maintained and on the upper level boasts gleaming wood floors, an open concept design and a cozy living room with a gas fireplace. The lower level features 1 bedroom and 1 full bath with living area that's perfect for teenaged students or inlaws. The Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre and all of the surrounding amenities are within close proximity to this special home. Also for commuters, this home is located next to the Island Highway for easy access to your commute. A must see.

110 Thetis Vale floor plan

Entering at ground level, to the right is a laundry room  and an entrance to the ground level lower area. Bright and sized generously, this are of the home is wonderfully maintained and very comfortable with its own separate entrance through the secure patio doors.

From the entrance up the stairs, you come to the main level with gleaming wood floors throughout the living, dining and kitchen - tastefully designed with high ceilings and a skylight. The balcony is a prefect space to fire up your BBQ and enjoy. The spacious master easily fits a king-sized bed and offers generous closets that enter into the ensuite bath.

110 Thetis Vale living room



Living Room:
     high ceilings
     wood floors
     gas fireplace



110 Thetis Vale kitchen




     high ceilings & skylight
     SS appliances
     work desk



Where Is It?


110 Thetis Vale Crescent is located roughly 15 minutes from downtown Victoria - an easy commute to work and just minutes from the Malahat highway that leads you up Vancouver Island to Mill Bay, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Campbell River and beyond.


 Map for 100 Thetis Vale Crescent



The homes along Thetis Vale Crescent were developed by the Limona Group; formed in 1981 by the joining forces of two local business people who both held the belief that delivering quality homes with excellent customer service would be a solid formula for success. Under the experienced leadership of Michael Baier and John Sercombe their company have built many of the larger single family housing neighbourhoods and waterfront developments on Vancouver Island.


$469,000  MLS Number 356651

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