August 2020

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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