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Real Estate Agencies
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Retirement Housing
Housing and Property Development

Real Estate Agencies

DFH Real Estate Ltd

DFH Real Estate Ltd. has served the Victoria market for over 50 years, with offices up and down the island. They strive to offer an unparalleled level of local real estate knowledge and expertise, to help bring their clients value and to be recognized as the industry leader, setting the benchmark for professionalism, integrity and service.

Contact them at 250-477-7291, or visit them at 3914 Shelbourne Street in Victoria, or online at www.dfh.ca.

Holmes Realty Ltd.

Holmes Realty was established in 1999, when Michele Holmes branched off from the larger company. Her desire was to operate a smaller, more intimate business with a deep focus on client care. Holmes Realty has since become a leader in Victoria real estate and is recognized for operating with the highest ethical standards.

Contact them at 250.656.0911 or toll free 1.877.656.0911, or visit them at 2481 Beacon Avenue in Sidney, or online at www.holmesrealty.com.

JONESco Real Estate 

JONESco Real Estate Inc is an independent family owned company in Victoria. Over the years, more real estate associates have joined the firm, and the area served has expanded from Greater Victoria (including Sooke and Sidney) to other parts of Vancouver Island. Their commitment continues to be to provide our clients with conscientious, competent service.

Contact them at 250.361.9838, or visit them at 201 – 648 Herald Street in Victoria, or online at www.jonescompany.net.

Pemberton Holmes Ltd.

Pemberton Holmes Ltd. has been in business serving the Vancouver Island area since 1887, and is still family owned and operated 6 generations later. Their real estate agents can offer you sound real estate advice and professional service. They have over 250 REALTOR®s specializing in residential and commercial real estate. They have offices in Victoria, Duncan, Lake Cowichan, Saltspring Island, Sidney, Sooke, Westshore, Oak Bay, Ladysmith, Cobble Hill, Parksville, and Denman Island to service all your real estate needs on Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands.

Contact them at 250.384.8124, or visit them at 150-805 Cloverdale Avenue in Victoria, or online at www.pembertonholmes.com.

RE/MAX Nipawin

RE/MAX Nipawin is located in the beautiful prairies in Saskatchewan. People choose this area to live because prices are reasonable, the country is beautiful and fishing is great. Whether you want to purchase or sell, they are committed to providing real estate services offering to facilitate the purchasing and selling of residential, agricultural, acreages, farms, recreational, commercial, land developers, or anything you desire – even a cabin or lot at the lake.

Contact them at 306.862.4800, or visit them online at www.nipawinrealty.com.

Victoria Real Estate Board

The Victoria Real Estate Board is an association of approximately 1,200 REALTORS® who work and live in the communities of Greater Victoria and the Southern Gulf Islands. The Board provides its members with the tools and education they need to provide the best possible service to their clients. Founded in 1921, VREB has been a key player in the development of standards and innovative programs aimed at enhancing the professionalism and community standing of REALTORS®.

Contact them at 250.385.7766, or visit them at 3035 Nanaimo Street in Victoria, or online at www.vreb.org.


Desiree Palfrey

If you are ready to buy a home, renew your mortgage, or consolidate your debt, Desiree Palfrey can arrange the mortgage financing on your behalf. She will sort through the confusing maze of mortgage options, jargon, and documentation, and provide you with the mortgage information and details that you need to move forward with your plans.

Contact her at 250.213.3691 (Victoria) or 403.874.3691 (Calgary), or visit her online at www.desireepalfrey.com.

Prime Mortgage Works

With over 17 years experience in the Canadian mortgage industry, Prime Mortgage Works has the knowledge and expertise to guide you through the process of what is arguably the biggest financial decision you may ever make. Their clients truly appreciate their customer centric approach which is exactly why they refer their friends and family at every opportunity.

Contact them at 250.708.2063, or visit them at 109-1030 Yates Street in Victoria, or online at www.primemortgageworks.com.

Rochar Financial (Dominion Lending Centres West Isle Mortgages) 

When you work with a Mortgage Broker from West Isle Mortgages you are not only getting their expertise, but that of a well-rounded and knowledgeable team. With the owner of the office sitting on the Mortgage Brokers Association of BC Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Ethics Committee, you can rest assured knowing that all business conducted will be in an ethical and professional manner. Their best interest is always to get you the best rate, but also, and maybe more importantly, to get you the best mortgage to fit your specific needs. West Isle Mortgages know that providing you with exceptional service and professionalism is the key to continual success.

Contact them at 250.405.4350, or visit them at 119-2745 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Victoria, or online at www.rocharfinancial.com.

Verico Lighthouse Mortgage

Lighthouse Mortgage has been offering mortgage and financial services on Vancouver Island for over 10 years. At Lighthouse Mortgage, they know how mortgages differ from lender to lender, how much they really cost and how to reduce your costs, which can effectively save you a lot of money and possibly take years off the life of your mortgage. Lighthouse Mortgage deals with many lenders at a time, providing customers with a better choice of service.

Contact them at 250.748.9742 (Duncan), 250.391.6500 (Victoria) or 1.866.748.9742 (Toll-Free), or visit them at Unit F – 951 Canada Avenue in Duncan or 104-2220 Sooke Road in Victoria, or online at www.lighthousemortgage.ca.


Mills Appraisal Group

Mills Appraisal Group offers real estate appraisal services in Victoria BC, the Gulf Islands, and Vancouver Island for both commercial and residential properties. They give expert advice for the top improvements to make in your home to achieve a higher value and better sale price.

Contact them at 250.727.0222, or visit them at 114-1537 Hillside Avenue in Victoria, or online at www.millsappraisals.ca.

Property Management and Rentals

Apartments R Us 

Apartments R Us is a local apartment-rental company in Victoria, BC. They have over 20 years of experience, and offer a great selection of high end apartments for rent in Victoria. They specialize in well-located, high end apartments that offer a condo-type lifestyle for a much lower monthly rent.

Contact them at 250.686.0900 or 250.686.7600, or visit them online at www.apartmentsrus.ca.

Brown Bros.

Brown Bros. has provided solid, reliable service in meeting the insurance and property management needs of Victorians. For over nine decades, Brown Bros. has managed to win and maintain the trust of generations of Victorians when they require assistance with insurance and property management.

Contact them at 250.385.8771, or visit them at 1125 Blanshard Street in Victoria, or online at www.brownbros.com.

JONESco Property Management

JONESco Property Management services are available to owners of single family homes, individual strata units and small revenue properties. Their service areas include Greater Victoria, the Saanich Peninsula and the Western Communities (as far as Sooke). Their commitment is to provide clients with the security of knowing that their investment is being cared for professionally and that its management is a priority.

Contact them at 250.361.9838, or visit them at 201 – 648 Herald Street in Victoria, or online at www.jonescompany.net.

The Mermaid Group

The Mermaid Group is a west coast boutique community of companies based out of Vancouver and White Rock. With uniquely inclusive custom buildings, renovation, interior design, landscape architecture, as well as complete commercial and residential landscaping and property maintenance services they can meet all your needs.
Contact them at 778.882.5655, or visit them at 171 – 2498 West 41st Avenue in Vancouver or online at www.themermaidgroup.com.

Newport Property Management

Newport Property Management is a local company that provides high quality residential and commercial rental management in the Greater Victoria area. Their portfolio of properties under management include single family homes, individual condominium units, multi-family rental buildings and commercial rental buildings. It is their mandate to provide careful management and to maintain our properties well. Newport has aimed to provide personal service on a team basis and has been highly successful in achieving this service since their establishment in 1994.

Contact them at 250.598.2220, or visit them at 1608 Fort Street in Victoria, or online at www.newportrentals.ca.

Pemberton Holmes Executive Rentals

Pemberton Holmes Executive Rentals is selective of the properties they contract to manage as to not jeopardize their service to you. They have a proven track record in maintaining properties with an eye towards advancing their long-term value, while ensuring high efficiency on a day-to-day basis. Staying current in technology and how the same can improve their services to you is a constant quest.

Contact them at 250-478-9141, or visit them online at www.executivehomesforrentvictoriabc.ca.

Pemberton Holmes Property Management

Pemberton Holmes Property Management continues to be a hands-on management firm, with offices located in Victoria, Cowichan Valley and Sooke. For home owners desiring a vacant management service, either for peace of mind or to satisfy their insurer they have an agreement specifically for you and qualified, dependable staff eager to oversee your investment. If you would like to avail yourself of the higher return on your investment during your absence, Pemberton Holmes can provide exclusive service for you there as well.

Contact them at 250-478-9141, or visit them at 101 – 891 Attree Avenue in Victoria, or online at www.thepropertymanagers.ca.

Richmond Property Group

Richmond Property Group Ltd. is a locally owned and operated commercial property & strata management company located in Victoria BC, serving Greater Victoria, Sidney, Sooke, Southern Vancouver Island & Salt Spring Island. RPG Ltd. specializes in: commercial property management (office, retail & industrial), strata management (residential, commercial, mixed use, bare land & sections), property maintenance and facilities management. Their experienced team of licensed managers and professional staff can provide customized management, maintenance & financial reporting for your commercial real estate investment or strata corporation.

Contact them at 250.388.9920, or visit them at 201-1537 Hillside Avenue, Victoria, or online at www.richmondproperty.ca.

South Island Property Management 

South Island Property Management Ltd. (SIPM) provides full management services for residential, commercial and mixed use strata corporations. They recognize that the selection of a property management company is a very important decision for existing and prospective clients. Earning and maintaining client trust and confidence is the number one priority at SIPM.

Contact them at 250.595.6680, or visit them at 2045 Cadboro Bay Road in Victoria, or online at www.sipmltd.com.

Wessex Project Management

At Wessex, their aim is to provide their clients with a one-stop, comprehensive project management service. They assemble a team of highly skilled consultants chosen to suit each project, then manage the project from concept to completion. The Wessex team proactively identifies and mitigates the project risks and liabilities associated with real estate development projects. Their project managers expertly co-ordinate projects, relying on collaboration and their wealth of experience to make to make accurate decisions for you.

Contact them at 250.419.4701, visit them at 240 – 645 Tyee Road in Victoria, or online at www.wessexmanagement.com.

Retirement Housing

Arbutus Ridge

Arbutus Ridge is a gated active adult seaside community, interwoven through Arbutus Ridge Golf Course; operated by GolfBC. The property features waterfront walking trails, parks, gardens and forests. They offer a “resort lifestyle”, so you can live the retirement dream that you deserve. With more than 30 clubs and organizations, tennis court, pool and marina, you’ll find many ways to integrate with and contribute to your new community.

Contact them at 250.743.0930, or visit them at 3600 Ratcliffe Road in Cobble Hill or online at www.arbutusridge.ca.

Cherish Living Group

Cherish Living Group is dedicated to creating inclusive communities for people who wish to age successfully. In their newest building, Cherish at Central Park, Cherish will show the same dedication to meeting the dreams and desires of people who want to enjoy living as at the Alexander Mackie Retirement Community. Their resort style communities are known as good places offering healthy choices, inspired living, quality services and friendly caring people.

Contact them at 250-478-4431 or toll free at 1-888-243-6011, or visit them at Suite 111-2787 Jacklin Road, Victoria or online at www.cherishliving.ca.

Legion Manor Victoria 

Legion Manor Victoria is a not-for-profit retirement residence located on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula in Greater Victoria. Open to all individuals 55 years of age and up. They offer independent, supported and assisted living with great dining, fun activities, a fantastic location, all close to amenities and all at a reasonable price.

Contact them at 250.652.3261, or visit them at 7601 East Saanich Road in Saanichton or online at www.legionmanorvictoria.ca.

Rest Haven Lodge

Rest Haven Lodge provides health care services to 73 adults and seniors living in a residential care setting. They provide these services in partnership with Island Health and provide a supportive and caring atmosphere nurture the whole person – physically, mentally, socially and spiritually.

Contact them at 250-656-0717, or visit them at 2281 Mills Road in Sidney, or online at www.resthavenlodge.ca.


Ambleside Projects Ltd.

Ambleside Projects Ltd. Is a privately held group of companies with over 20 years of residential and commercial development experience. They have developed the Ambleside Park community, a community in a beautiful setting, encompassed by green space, creeks and wetlands.

Contact them at 250.847.5999, or visit them online at www.amblesidepark.ca.

Arrow Lake Waterfront Properties 

The Waterfront at Arrow Lakes offers luxury lakefront living in British Columbia. Their chalet-style condo living is steps away from the water and is completed by a modern marina. This high quality development is ideally positioned for a wide range of leisure activities including: boating, fishing, windsurfing, canoeing, water skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, golf and skiing. The site is 15 minutes from Castlegar and only 10 minutes from Syringa Creek Provincial Park, close to everything you need, yet far enough away to provide the tranquility and solitude you crave.

Contact them at 250-365-8388, or visit them online at www.thewaterfrontatarrowlakes.com.

Bromar Ventures Ltd.

Bromar Ventures builds custom homes in the Cowichan Valley, Duncan, Nanaimo and Victoria. At Bromar Ventures they understand that building or purchasing a new home is one of the largest investments a person will make, both financially and personally. They provide quality custom built homes using the best material choices, plus professional design and construction advice will assist you in making practical, efficient decisions.

Contact them at 250.888.3319, or visit them online at www.bromarventuresltd.com.

Cadillac Homes Inc.

Cadillac Homes has earned a reputation as a renowned and respected local builder of neighbourhoods on southern Vancouver Island. Cadillac has been the recipient of multiple GOLD CARE awards (Construction Achievement and Renovation Excellence), as well as recognized for environmental and municipal excellence. Although these awards are prestigious, and an honour to receive, the reward Cadillac Homes cherishes most and is most often received is expanding the business and good will by providing great value in charming, safe and well-built neighbourhoods.

Contact them at 250.733.9894, visit them at 29-1400 Cowichan Bay Road in Cobble Hill, or online at www.itsacadillac.com.

Fair West Genco

Fairwest Construction Co. Ltd. & Genco Construction Ltd. are redeveloping the property at 3320 Metchosin Road and 3319 Painter Road to build nine single-family homes on Painter Road and construct two 18-unit rental apartment buildings. All buildings will be built Green Gold certified, with built-in energy conservation measures. Along with greater comfort and energy efficiency, each has sunlit interiors, warm and liveable colour schemes, and meticulous workmanship and detailing.

Visit them online at www.fairwestgenco.ca to learn more.

Mortel Development Co. Ltd.

Mortel Development Co. Ltd. Is the developer of The Mews over Osborne Bay, a luxury condo building located on Osborne Bay in Crofton. The Mews over Osborne Bay provides an opportunity to experience a unique lifestyle close to nature and yet only minutes from all the amenities of modern life. The Mews provides the opportunity for residents to experience a lifestyle that is truly a dream come true.

Contact them at 250.360.6333, or visit them online at www.croftonbccondos.com.

Parhar Group

For over 25 years, the Parhar Group has been one of Vancouver Islands most trusted home builders. They are a family owned and operated business committed to the uncompromising principles of the company founder Balbir Parhar. They are successful because every member of the Parhar Group team shares a strong concern for their community, a dedication to ethical business practices and a passion for excellence.

Contact them at 250.748.9622, or visit them at 320 Festubert Street in Duncan, or online at www.parhargroup.com.

Turner Lane Development Corp

Established in 1999, Turner Lane Development Corporation is one of Vancouver Island’s leading land development and management firms. With extensive management capability in long-term project sustainability and profitability, Turner Lane has become a successful developer and adviser in the regional real estate market.

Contact them at 250.474.0893, or visit them at 102-3179 Jacklin Road in Victoria, or online at www.turnerlane.com.

Webb World Developments Inc.

Webb World Developments Inc. offers land development solutions that maximize the natural assets available to end purchasers by methods designed to protect the environment and assist landowners in achieving their financial goals.
You can be confident that your project will be optimized for the widest choice of materials, environmental considerations and profitability.

Contact them at 250.715.3740, or visit them online at www.webbworld.ca.

Housing and Property Development

Joe Newell Architect Inc.

Joe Newell Architect provides superior design solutions tailored to the specific needs and aspirations of their clients. Their process of project delivery engages the client as the key member of the design team. They believe that the solution to a client’s building program ideally includes not only the design of the building, but also of the environment in which it is situated. Joe Newell works closely with planners, landscape architects, civil engineers and community groups to ensure each project is fully integrated into its surroundings.

Contact them at 250.382.4240, or visit them at 612 Yates Street in Victoria, or online atwww.joenewellarchitect.com.

Lameena Terrace – Westshore Vic Condos

The residences at Lameena Terrace are among the finest on the West Shore. Designed from the ground up to deliver stylish living, Lameena Terrace is perfect for your modern lifestyle. With all the amenities and features you’d expect in a premium residence, at prices that will surprise you! Take a look for yourself on any Saturday or Sunday from 2-4pm.

Contact them at 250.744.3301 or 250.508.1551, or visit them at 2655 Sooke Road in Victoria, or online at www.lameenaterrace.com.

Loreto Bay Homes

Loreto Bay Homes is a safe and friendly community, located in Loreto, Baja California Sur, Mexico. This quiet seaside village is nestled between the dramatic Sierra Mountains and the warm, clear waters of the Sea of Cortez. Loreto is a historic town and is protected as a World Heritage marine site. Enjoy kayaking, paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba, golf, hiking, deep sea sport fishing; or just relax by one of our many pools and beaches. WestJet and Alaska Airlines both fly directly to Loreto.

Contact Nellie at nellie@bajaboss.com for more information, or visit them online at www.loretobayhomes.com.

Phoenix Estates Ltd.

Simply put, what makes Vantage Point unique is everything. From its one of a kind location, to the opportunity to build your dream home, to the unobstructed views – there is no question, it is living life at the top. Imagine your life overlooking the spectacular West Coast of Vancouver Island with exclusive mountain top privacy. A home and location that suits you and reflects your personality, and that you and your family can enjoy.

Contact them at 250.380.8048, or visit them online at www.vantagepointvictoria.com.

Totangi Properties Ltd.

Totangi Properties is founded in their family’s long history on Vancouver Island in BC’s forestry and fishing industries. With a company history of managing land and forests, they maintain a close connection to the community by applying a careful long-term approach to the work they undertake in their development and home building projects. Totangi is committed to working with their clients, communities, and the land to create outstanding projects and homes with lasting value.

Contact them at 250.478.6434, or visit them online at www.totangi.ca.

Windcrest Developments

For over 30 years, Cam Hayward, owner of Windcrest Developments Ltd., has been building quality homes, incorporating innovation and affordability, in the Victoria area. With extraordinary high standards of construction and customer service, Cam has a track record to be proud of and steadfast, loyal homeowners who continue to move from one Windcrest Development’s home to another. With unmatched dependability, they would value the opportunity to turn your dream of a new home into a reality.

Contact them at 250.883.9419, or visit them online at www.windcrestdevelopments.com.

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