Do I Really Need Tenant’s Insurance?

The short answer to this question is an emphatic ‘yes’.  Drivers and homeowners wouldn’t consider going without car and home insurance yet tenants often overlook the importance of insurance against loss and accidental damage.  Tenant insurance is overlooked by half of all renters and many have learned through misfortune that this can be a costly

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2013: A Very Competitive Rental Market

Traditionally Victoria has enjoyed one of Canada’s lowest rental vacancy rates.  A variety of factors contribute to these low rates –  including natural beauty, mild climate and the overall amenities and quality of life the city and has to offer. 2013 has presented an anomaly to Victoria’s occupancy rates.  This year has been marked by

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Choosing the Right Realtor®

Though there are currently 1225 Real Estate Agents in Greater Victoria, deciding who will be the best REALTOR® to sell your home is not always an easy decision.  Some people will simply choose a relative, some will choose a friend, others will choose someone who has been recommended.  There are many great REALTORS in this

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The TD Art Gallery Paint-In

Let’s face it: everyone in Victoria loves the TD Art Gallery Paint-In. Here at Duttons, we love it so much that this summer we decided to lend out some of our wall space for a good cause. Since the Paint-In takes place literally at our feet, it seemed like the perfect way to open our

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Getting Involved Locally

When you think of your dream home, do you picture a cozy neighbourhood surrounded by friends? Do you envision somewhere that you can call home – somewhere you feel that you truly belong? If so, you are not alone. When it really comes down to it, your neighbourhood and your community are one and the

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At a Glance: Fairfield

Fairfield is an all-ages neighbourhood that is brimming with young families, old families, students, entrepreneurs, artists, restaurateurs, musicians and cyclists. There are character conversions, Arts & Craft homes, condos and townhomes. Walkable to everything you need with Cook St Village, Beacon Hill Park and Downtown towards the west, Fairfield Plaza on the east, and the beautiful

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Need to Know: Downtown Condo Buyers

The growth and development of our Downtown has been impressive this last decade. Condo towers now fill the city skyline which will continue to be reshaped as new projects such as Sovereign, Era, and Union reach completion. Developers are banking on an increased demand for urban living as baby-boomers look for a lock-and-leave lifestyle, and

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Summer Giveaway!

This summer we’re celebrating local eateries with our We Love Local Giveaway. Every week between now and September you can win gift certificates to Victoria’s many fantastic local restaurants and cafes. Head over to our Facebook page and click the contest tab to enter. Then check back regularly for new prize announcements. Bon appetit!

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New Extreme Youth Art Exhibit at Duttons July 16-25

A few hours and some willing volunteers are all it takes to turn an office into an art gallery. That’s what we found out on Monday afternoon when student curator David Henrich and his team of merry assistants came to hang more than 30 pieces of art on our walls. You may be wondering why

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Supporting youth artists in Victoria, BC

The TD Art Gallery Paint-In (formerly the Moss St Paint-In) is a highlight of Victoria’s summer event circuit, which is why we are excited to announce our partnership with the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria and the 2013 Paint-In. On July 20th 150 professional and emerging artists will take their studios to the streets to

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