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Oak Bay Award Realtor with Royal LePage - Brenda Russell

November 9th, 2020

Thinking of Selling in Oak Bay or Fairfield?

Brenda has been licensed for more than 30 years with the Victoria Real Estate Board.  She was raised in Oak Bay and knows it well.  If you are considering a move, don't hesitiate to call her with any questions you may have, direct at 250.744.4556.  FIVE star service! 

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FIABCI Presents Affordable Housing Summit in Seattle - November 2019

November 15th, 2019
FIABCI Presents - Affordable Housing Summit in Seattle - November 2019
This week I joined British Columbia and USA colleagues,  the President of the USA Chapter and the World President of the International Real Estate Federation at the Affordable Housing Summit hosted at the University of Washington in Seattle.  A lack of affordable housing is not unique to Seattle, it is an issue be ...

The Dorchester - 1370 Beach Drive Suite 103 - Oak Bay

May 7th, 2019

Brenda Russell is proud to have helped her Buyer's purchase this gorgeous condominion that was for sale, 103 - 1370 Beach Drive, South Oak Bay Victoria BC V8N 2S6. 

One of South Oak Bay's favorite Condominium buildings. One may ask why?...the location, concrete construction and reputation. The strata is extremely well run. This two bedroom suite has been fully updated. Bright and impeccable. ...

Swiftsure Races in Victoria BC Canada

May 27th, 2017

Swiftsure International Yacht Race 2017

What a gorgeous day to watch the yachts set sail at the 74th annual event that runs all weekend finishing Monday May 29th at 6 am.  This year was a little different than past years...Four Long Courses, a tactical race testing knowledge, sharp skill, and endurance. These racing yachts are also very technical.  Approxiamtely two hundred yachts register ...

Oak Bay Artists' Studio Tour 2017

April 21st, 2017

Oak Bay Artists' Studio Spring Tour 2017


This year there are 26 local Artists in this self guided free event, Saturday and Sunday April 22 -23 2017 from noon - 4:30pm.  The artists will be opening their home studios to the public showing paintings in watercolour, acrylic, oil as well as jewelry, art cards, ceramics, photograhy, paper castings, woodcuts and more. Come and walk, drive or rid ...

Canada Immigration Foreign Student Gain

July 11th, 2016

The Coming Foreign Student Explosion

This evening, I received this information from one of our top BC Immigration lawyers and wanted to share it with you...
There are only two ways that any country can increase its population – one by a positive birthrate or secondly by immigration.
Demographic studies that show that by 2030 Canada’s birthrate will have declined to such a ...

Victoria Real Estate Market Update - March 2016

March 27th, 2016

Victoria Real Estate Market Update - 2016


Above Photo is of Taipei 101- Observation Deck on 89th Floor - Total 508 m 

Just returning from an AREAA Trade Mission to Taiwan.  Travelled with approximately 37 other agents from the USA as well as mortgage lenders and lawyers. It was an intense, fast paced trip visiting three cities, touring luxury properties, meeting real estate officials an ...

Oak Bay Real Estate Update

December 25th, 2015

Oak Bay Real Estate Update December 2015


The above photo was taken on the corner of Oak Bay Avenue and Foul Bay Road showing off this beautiful Christmas light display... 'Welcome to Oak Bay'!

The whole Avenue is lit up and is a nice place to stroll during the holiday season and stop for bite along the way.  Come and experience the resturants.

The real estate activity this past year has ...

Oak Bay Real Estate Update

August 17th, 2015

Oak Bay Real Estate Update August 2015


The market and the summer remain hot!  Positive market conditions such as the low interest rate along with the diverse mix of properties and price points available have likely helped support this increase in interest in Victoria/Oak Bay real estate.  Year to date in Oak Bay there have been 202 home sales. Two sales over $4 Million which is interesting ...

Oak Bay Real Estate Update

June 5th, 2015



Oak Bay's spring market is hot and a little weird!  Seller's are feeling confident, Buyer's are worried they may not find the home they hoped for and accepted offers are falling apart due to financing.  During May there had been 34 sales with a total of 132 year to date.  40 sales priced from $1 Million plus.  The President of the Real Estate Board com ...

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