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May 23, 2013
Campbell River Realtor Sophie Gardner has quickly established herself as one of Campbell River’s premier real estate agents. Her latest listing of a house for sale in Campbell River is a truly unique property.
Stroll down the windy driveway and you'll find yourself in a one-of-a-kind rural paradise. Built by a mason, this home features gorgeous stone patios, a massive granite fireplace, and a gorgeous river rock wall behind the wood stove. Solid as a rock as it is built with insulated concrete walls which have all kinds of great benefits including energy efficiency.
The warm split level layout features three bedrooms all overlooking the backyard and natural pond with it's own bridge, 2 spacious luxury bathrooms, a huge cold/wine room and a fabulous kitchen.
This 2,350 square foot home located at 3887 York Road in Campbell River sits on 2.47 acres of privacy and is priced to sell at $499,800.
To find out more about this or other real estate opportunities in Campbell River, contact Realtor Sophie Gardner. Make the most of your next real estate move by calling her today at Royal LePage Advance Realty in Campbell River.
May 22, 2013
The Ridge is a new Vancouver Island real estate development located in South Courtenay on Vancouver Island, with new lots offering stunning mountain and ocean views. When complete, this modern, sustainable development will feature 230 single family residential building lots - some with lane access - zoned to allow carriage homes, workshops, and secondary suites. There are also lots for duplexes and patio homes. The first new single-family home at The Ridge is now under construction. The Ridge will be developed in several phases, with the first phase containing 69 lots.
Lots at The Ridge range in size from 7,000 to 12,000 square feet. A price list is now available from the developers - lots start at $169,900. Many of the lots in this 77-acre community feature panoramic ocean and mountain views.
The Ridge embraces the principals of sustainability, and will have strong architectural guidelines and building schemes to protect property values. The community will include an extensive network of walking trails, parklands and open spaces featuring open waterways. It is also directly connected to the Millard Creek Nature Park.
While the community has a peaceful rural feeling, it is located very close to the shopping, restaurants and other amenities of the urban centres of Courtenay and Comox. The Comox Valley offers an abundance of recreation from hiking and kayaking to championship golf, boating and world class fishing. The Mount Washington Alpine ski facility is only minutes away. The Comox Airport offers direct daily flights to both Vancouver and to the other major Western Canadian cities.
May 21, 2013
Comox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent, PREC, is "Your Comox Valley Connection." Realtor Tina Vincent combines traditional real estate services for home buyers and sellers with modern, innovative marketing.
Tina Vincent, a realtor with Royale LePage in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, uses her experience in interior design and new home construction to provide home staging services for her clients, and bring unique ideas to marketing clients' homes. She works to find the right residences for her clients, ensuring that families find not just houses, but homes. Tina is a also Brookfield Specialist ready to help with your military posting or relocation. She also uses her experience in interior design and new home construction to provide home staging services for her clients.
Tina is friendly and knowledgeable and works to find the right homes for her clients. Whether you are looking for a single family home with room for the kids, a patio home or bungalow for your retirement, a home with a secondary suite, rural property with room for the horses and animals or an executive home in Crown Isle, Tina's expertise will help you find the perfect home. She works with home buyers and sellers in Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Parksville, Qualicum Beach and Campbell River.
May 21, 2013
BC Hydro & Fortis BC are sweetening the deal for new builders to work with a Certified Energy Advisor and review the EnerGuide for New Homes program. The goal is to provide builders a preliminary EnerGuide score from their architectural plans and mechanical specs at no risk - Elemental Energy Advisors invoices BC Hydro directly. This new offer covers one EnerGuide plan evaluation for a residential detached home per licensed builder. The offer does not include a blower door test, but this can also be completed by your Certified Energy Advisor, along with the final EnerGuide labeling. This new offer is valid now until Sept. 30, 2013, or until the funding is exhausted.
A Certified Energy Advisor from Elemental Energy Advisors will complete a HOT2000 plan evaluation for one home and an upgrade report for alternative upgrades to meet or exceed EnerGuide 80. If the score is below EG80, the builder and the Certified Energy Advisor discuss options to raise the EnerGuide score to EG80. The advisor then provides a revised EnerGuide score with an upgrade report to achieve EG80.
Know where your builds rate according to EnerGuide, a recognized Natural Resources Canada program. It's a win-win situation for new home builders transitioning into EnerGuide and energy efficient construction before the new Energy Efficiency BC Building Codes are released.
Contact a Certified Energy Advisor from Elemental Energy Advisors today to find out about this or other incentives, including blower door tests, EnerGuide Labeling and meeting the EG80 minimum for $2,000 in incentives. Call 250-830-8000 or email your questions/building plans to info@elementalenergyadvisors.
May 17, 2013
Nanaimo's AA Mini Storage is currently offering one month free for any self storage unit rentals of two or more months. Nanaimo's AA Mini Storage features a variety of self storage options for businesses and households, including vehicle and RV storage, heated units and drive-up storage units.
AA Mini Storage offers multiple levels of security, with video surveillance, gated access, and helpful, friendly resident managers on site. AA Mini Storage offers convenience as well. The units are available 7 days a week and with drive-up doors available on 10x10x10 units and larger, your storage locker is always easily accessible. These Nanaimo self storage rental units range from 5x5x5 to 20x30.
AA Mini Storage has a variety of self storage units, suitable for storing anything from business equipment and the contents of a house, to boat storage and RV storage. Create more room in your home or office, with off-site storage in Nanaimo.
May 16, 2013
Enjoy the Crown Isle lifestyle at this executive fairway home for sale at 2906 Windsor Place in Courtenay. Listed by Realtor Scott Fraser PREC with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley, this fairway home looks out onto the 10th hole of the prestigious Crown Isle Golf Course. Set on a quite cul-de-sac, the home offers privacy and views from its beautifully landscaped yard.
Featuring 3 bedroom and 2.5 baths, this extensively remodeled home offers a large master bedroom with his-and-hers closets and a Juliet balcony. The spa-like ensuite offers a two-headed, walk-in shower, and double soaker tub. A two-way fireplace keeps the ensuite and the bedroom cozy.
An open concept kitchen designed for entertaining offers storage for everything, and a wet bar. Stainless steel appliances and a built-in wine cooler complete the space, which opens to the family room. A separate dining room and sunken living room, along with a spacious den, complete the downstairs. Enjoy a virtual tour here. This home is currently listed at $549,900.
For more information about the Crown Isle home for sale, contact Realtor Scott Fraser, PREC at Royale LePage in the Comox Valley.
May 15, 2013
Stone Manor Estates is a new custom home development located in the heart of Cowichan Valley, only minutes from downtown Duncan on south-central Vancouver Island. Phase I is now nearly sold out and Phase II lots are selling. Phase II offers a variety of upgrades to its location, offering new buyers a no-thru road, and many sites which back onto green spaces and are well situated in a cul-de-sac. New homes in Stone Manor Estates are being built in a Craftsman / Heritage Style.
Residents of Stone Manor Estates can enjoy the beauty of both neighbourhood trails and the stunning natural surroundings of the Cowichan Valley, along with the central convenience of city living and its close proximity to lakes, marinas, recreational activities, shopping, restaurants, schools, and a premium hospital.
Developer Lamont Land has dedicated more than three years to create this Duncan real estate project. From architecturally coordinated streetscapes to a steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship, great care is taken to ensure that no detail is overlooked. Lamont Lands brings a combined experience of over 60 years of building communities with distinct personality. Lamont Lands is also selling new Vancouver Island homes and lots at Linley Point in Nanaimo.
Featuring an abundance of culinary delights, Cowichan Valley is the ideal location for food and wine enthusiasts. With more than 20 wineries, the Cowichan Valley is also well known for its artisanal cheese-makers, organic produce and slow-food chefs.
Available lots range in price from $137,900-$169,900 for single family lots, and $184,900 and $189,900 for two duplex lots. The Sales Presentation Centre at Stone Manor Estates is now open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. Stop by and find out today what many others are already discovering.
May 14, 2013
Only three stunning view lots remain for sale at Bonnington Ridge in the Fairwinds community in Nanoose Bay. These Vancouver Island golf course lots for sale are set on a quite cul-de-sac and some feature ocean views. Located a short walk from the amenities at Fairwinds Centre, the lots at Bonnington Ridge start at $240,000.
A fourth lot for sale at Fairwinds is located nearby at Bonnington Heights and listed at $159,000.
The Fairwinds community also offers patio homes for sale in Rockcliffe Park, a distinctive collection of luxury detached residences located in this spectacular oceanfront community on Vancouver Island. Rockcliffe Park features fine quality craftsmanship and award-winning interior designs, which create tranquil, casually elegant residences that blend seamlessly into their surroundings. Award-winning design and quality construction combine timeless elegance with the best in modern finishes.
Covering approximately 1,350 acres of lush countryside, Fairwinds has an abundance of wildlife surrounding the natural landscapes. The new, executive west coast homes in the surrounding master-planned community integrate luxury living with the natural beauty and tranquility of the area.
Just 15 minutes north of Nanaimo, on the east side of Vancouver Island, Fairwinds offers one of the best climates in Canada. With the outdoor space and features including a spectacular golf club, Schooner Cove Marina and a recreational fitness facility, Bonnington Ridge at Fairwinds is the destination of choice for those seeking a luxurious West Coast lifestyle. Stop by their sales centre to learn more.
May 11, 2013
The private waterfront cottage for sale is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom home with excellent rental revenue opportunities. This low-maintenance 956 square foot cottages is finished with teak, marble and slate flooring; granite countertops; pine wainscotting and ceilings. Cozy up to the fireplace on stormy nights or sit in your private hot tub on the oversized covered deck overlooking nature and onto Spring Cove. Unit 273 is priced at $279,000.
This Ucluelet vacation cottage for sale is part of the Reef Point Cottages rental program and the owner is entitled to six months of personal use per year. Cottage owners can also leave their vacation home in the rental program full-time and earn on this hassle free investment.
Reef Point Cottages is located near Tofino, and only minutes from Ucluelet’s isolated pocket beaches or the famous Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park. The stunning vistas of the Wild Pacific Trail are on the doorstep of Reef Point Cottages.
May 10, 2013
The unique Vancouver Island real estate development of Linley Point in Nanaimo offers lots for sale, new homes, and townhomes situated to take advantage of the natural landscape featuring trees, streams, ponds, views and a network of pathways. Real estate options in this new community include single family homes and townhomes, all designed to bring the natural outdoors in.
The sales presentation centre at Linley Point in Nanaimo is now open daily, so you can learn more about the new homes and lots for sale at this exclusive master-planned community. Linley Point offer plenty of green space, with dedicated parkland, naturalized water features and the beautiful McGregor Creek meandering through the development. Located in North Nanaimo, the community is peaceful yet only minutes from the city's amenities.
Phase 1 is now selling. There are 39 single family lots, 3 duplex lots and 18 townhomes, for a total of 60 new homes available. Lot prices range from $170,000 to $220,000, and builders terms are available. The new show home is currently under construction and will be completed in March. The townhomes are approximately 1,750 square feet.
Developer Lamont Land is taking care to retain the natural feeling of the Linley Valley and to offer kilometres of pathways for all Nanaimo residents to enjoy. Lamont Land has dedicated more than three years to bring this project to market. From architecturally coordinated streetscapes to environmental stewardship, great care has been taken to ensure that no detail is overlooked.
Located at 5300 Rutherford Road, Nanaimo, the on-site sales presentation centre is now open Monday-Friday from 12-4pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 pm. Stop by Linley Point today to learn more about this beautiful community.