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Mar 31, 2011

Waterfront Luxury Condo Living on Vancouver Island Now Costs Less


Comox Valley waterfront homesLuxury waterfront condominiums The Shores at King Coho in Comox, have reduced the prices on thei remaining five units. Prices on these stunning new Vancouver Island condos with ocean and mountain views have been reduced as much as $70,000. The five available new homes now range from $549,900 – $658,000. Built by Muchalat Construction, Ltd, these waterfront homes feature 9-foot ceilings, fireplaces, granite countertops, in-floor heating, custom showers with body massagers and soaker tubs. To enjoy the views, each unit offers spacious patios and balconies. For more information about the Shores at King Coho, visit their website.

Mar 31, 2011

Presley and Partners Helps Guide Vancouver Island Businesses

Presley and Partners Business advisorsThese are interesting economic times, with world events affecting businesses on Vancouver Island. Some businesses are seeing benefits, while others are suffering losses.  Events that happen elsewhere on the globe eventually trickle down to our local businesses.
Presley & Partners Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in the Comox Valley, help guide Vancouver Island businesses through the business tides caused by world-wide changes or local booms and busts.
Their Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors work with developers, professionals, farmers, fishermen, loggers, retailers and manufacturers, on a daily basis to serve their accounting, tax, audit and business management needs.
Call 250.338.1394 to see how Presley & Partners can join your team to help your business be a “Front Runner.”

Mar 28, 2011

Dale's Plumbing and Mechanical, Serving the Comox Valley for More Than 30 Years


Dales Plumbing and MechanicalDale’s Plumbing and Mechnical in the Comox Valley specializes in residential and commercial plumbing. Dale’s Plumbing and Mechanical has been operating in the Comox Valley for over 30 years. This plumbing and gas fitting contractors’ quality workmanship has earned Dale’s a reputation as a premiere Comox Valley contractor. Dale’s Plumbing specializes in new construction plumbing and plumbing renovations. Experts in their field, they boast a 96% on-time completion record for their plumbing projects. Dale’s Plumbing will manage all stages of a plumbing project with honesty and integrity while offering great value. To contact Dale’s Plumbing, call 250.650.1950. or visit their website.

Mar 27, 2011

Colonial Countertops Offers Selection and Service in the Comox Valley


Colonial Countertops - Comox Valley custom kitchensColonial Countertops in Courtenay specializes in the manufacturing and installation of decorative surfaces and countertops. Kitchen and bath countertops,tub surrounds, shower walls, desktops, reception areas, window sills and much more. Colonial Countertops is able to provide homeowners and builders with the latest styles, trends, and colours. In their Comox Valley showroom, clients browse hundreds of different styles of laminates, natural quartz, and solid surfaces. They are proud to offer: top-quality, unsurpassed service; on time delivery; and professional installation. Colonial Countertops is a family-owned business and has been serving Vancouver Island since 1970. For more information, visit their website at www.colonialcountertops.com or in the Comox Valley, call 250.334.2126.

Mar 27, 2011

Select Your Oceanfront Home at Qualicum Landing


Qualicum Landing oceanfront homesThe next Selection Day at Qualicum Landing is April 17, 2011. Qualicum Landing is the fastest selling waterfront community on Vancouver Island. With beach front homes ranging from just over 1000 sq ft to 2000 sq ft, these new Vancouver Island homes offer a community-focused on lifestyle.
The development is situated on 15 acres of walk-on waterfront just north of Qualicum Beach.
Many of the home owners at Qualicum Landing, which is now more than 70% sold, have come from outside the Vancouver Island region, and so Qualicum Landing’s Selection Day gives all potential buyers the chance to pick the home they want, in the location they want and have their choices placed in priority sequence before they tour.

To register for the April 17th Selection Day, visit the Qualicum Landing website.

Mar 25, 2011

Slegg Lumber is Vancouver Island's Most Complete Building Supply Company

Slegg Lumber Cumberland ComoxSlegg Lumber is Vancouver Island’s most complete building supply company. The Cumberland location of Slegg Lumber, conveniently located near the Inland Island Highway, offers services for contractors and do-it-yourself homeowners. The Comox Slegg Lumber Store offers the same great services in the heart of Comox. Slegg Lumber can deliver the construction products you need, anywhere on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Islands, and to remote locations by barge. For roofing projects, Slegg Lumber offers rooftop shingle delivery. Or pick up lumber yourself in their drive through lumber yard. Slegg Lumber also features kitchen and bath showroom and design services, a paint centre with computerized colour matching, hardwoods, custom moldings and more. For more information visit www.slegglumber.ca

Mar 25, 2011

View Video of the Construction Progress at Victoria's Oak Bay Beach Hotel


Owner Kevin Walker guides a 15 minutes video tour, detailing how the re-building of this historic Oceanfront hotel in Victoria is coming along. Walker Hospitality is overseeing the construction of this iconic Victoria hotel, which will re-open as a 5 star hotel and residence in spring 2012. 
On the magnificent stretch of Pacific Ocean coastline that it calls home, The Oak Bay Beach Hotel will soon be Victoria’s first luxury resort and spa with private residences. The sophisticated, renewed hotel will honour its rich history with Tudor-inspired architecture and restored vestiges of the past, ensuring its heritage will be enjoyed for generations to come. At the same time, the resort is targeting LEED Gold certification, which would make it the only full-service hotel in Canada to achieve this rating.
For more information of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, visit their website.

Mar 24, 2011

Island TimberFrame Ltd Creates Custom Timber Homes and Components

Island TimberframeIsland TimberFrame Ltd on Vancouver Island specializes in design and build of custom timber frame homes, timber components, including trellises, curved braces, gazebos, custom stairs, railings and interior and exterior doors. They are also very competitive with Glulam structures. Established in 2001, Island TimberFrame now boasts 12,000 sq ft. covered work space on two acres of land in the Comox Valley, which allows the Vancouver Island company to complete projects in a controlled environment. Custom S4S planing to 24 inches wide can be done on our computer-controlled planer. Island TimberFrame and its 20 employees are proud to produce long lasting, quality wood products made in Canada. They have excellent relationships with contractors, architects, designers and engineers throughout Vancouver Island, BC and the rest of Canada. For more information, visit the Island TimberFrame website or call 250.336.2822.

Mar 24, 2011

New Homes at the Gales in Ladysmith Will Blow You Away

The Gales in LadysmithThe Gales in Ladysmith is a 68-home residential development on Vancouver Island offering patio homes and condominiums nestled between the sea and the mountains. The Gales offers a retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life, with inspired living among nature. Homes are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining. You'll also find top-quality finishing and amazing attention to detail. Warm earth tones and a variety of darker tones complement the coastal landscape. Wide sunny decks give you plenty of room for lounging outdoors and grounds-keeping is included, so you can enjoy relaxed, low-maintenance living and have more time to explore the beauty around you. And with year-round outdoor activities and adventures to be enjoyed in one of Canada's most temperate climates, you are never at a loss for things to do. New homes at the Gales start at $629,000 For more information about the Gales, visit their website.

Mar 24, 2011

Two Phases of Lots Now for Sale at Oceanwest in Ucluelet

Oceanwest lots for sale in UcluletOceanwest in Ucluelet is now selling two phases of what is planned to be a 12-15 phase oceanfront project built between now and 2017. Currently for sale are Odyssey and Cedar Ridge. At Odyssey, the stunning estate-sized lots offer owners an opportunity to build their dream home on these particularly breathtaking Vancouver Island properties. This area also includes the first Resort Condominium zoned 3.5 acre waterfront lot, featuring 180 degree views of the coast and is zoned for 30 units. Cedar Ridge is a tranquil, forested area with lot sizes from 7,000 sq. ft. to over half an acre. Some of these Vancouver Island West Coast lots have ocean, park or mountain views. Eventually the Oceanwest community will comprise of several different family housing and vacation homes. Planned housing includes: smaller single family lots and homes for local residents; hotel employee housing, Waterfront and waterview vacation homes on lots up to 1.25 acres; guest houses, and resort condominiums. The community’s four multi-family locations onsite include grand oceanfront property, south-facing view property, and quiet forested areas near downtown amenities. At the absolute edge of the West Coast, guests can vacation in style at Oceanwest’s three grand hotels. Each one will be situated on rocky outcroppings that reach into the Pacific. For more information about the project, visit the OceanWest website.

Mar 22, 2011

Wild About Blinds Offers the Ultimate in Window Coverings


Wild About Blinds, Vancouver Island window covering specialistWhat’s so wild about blinds?
Window coverings specialist Wild About Blinds is a local company that prides itself on quality service, products and installation with accuracy. They provide on-site consultations for residential and commercial needs.
Wild About Blinds supplies wood and wood composite blinds; aluminum blinds; vertical blinds; cellular shades and roller shades. They service Courtenay, Comox, Qualicum, Parksville, Cumberland and Campbell River on Vancouver Island. Owner/operator Chris Wild is all about providing clients with total satisfaction on all products, warranty, installation and service.  Go wild with blinds from WILD ABOUT BLINDS – The Ultimate in Window Fashions.
For more information, call 250.338.3877 or email WildAboutBlinds@telus.net.

Mar 22, 2011

New Lakefront Homes and Lots for Custom Homes For Sale at Trumpeter Pointe on Vancouver Island

The stunning Show Home at Trumpeter Pointe near Duncan on Vancouver Island is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m. Imagine living in this upscale, master-planned Vancouver Island lakeside community. Located on the shores of Quamichan Lake on southern Vancouver Island, Trumpeter Pointe is minutes from busy downtown Duncan, the Island Highway, and Maple Bay Marina. Trumpeter Pointe offers lake and mountain views, an abundance of green spaces, parkland, and walking trails in this 66-lot Vancouver Island real estate development. Quality-built, low-maintenance new homes with fully landscaped yards are now available at Trumpeter Pointe. These luxurious open concept new homes featuring traditional exteriors and modern energy-efficient designs blend seamlessly with the topography. Trumpeter Pointe also offers underground-serviced residential building lots for sale from 8,000 sq. ft. to .51 acres, with prices starting at $169,900. Custom home plans and new home construction services are also available for residential building lot purchasers.

Mar 22, 2011

Nutmeg Homes Unique Building Methods Mean Greener Homes


Nutmeg Homes, ICF BuildersNutmeg Homes has been building Insulated Concrete Forms homes in the Comox Valley since 1999. Owner Paul Witt says there are a lot of advantages to having a home built with concrete. 
“Lower energy bills, a healthier living environment, dramatic design potential and a long life-cycle are only some of the excellent benefits,” Witt said. “ICF houses use up to 40% less energy than the average new home in BC. Building homes with ICF is one of the ways that BC’s homebuilders and homebuyers can help to meet the province’s lower emission targets.”
Insulated Concrete Forms or ICFs are hollow foam blocks or panels, which are stacked to form the walls of the home.  The forms are filled with steel-reinforced concrete to create a solid structure, sandwiching a high-strength, long-lasting material between two layers of rigid high-insulation foam.  The resulting walls offer solid construction that is resistant to rot while providing a draft-free, quiet, healthy and comfortable living environment.
For more information on Nutmeg Homes and their ICF construction process visit their website.

Mar 22, 2011

Building Lots at Trent River Estates Offer Stunning Comox Valley Views

Trent River Estates, Comox Valley residential building lotsOnly seven acreage lots are still available in Trent River Estates in the Comox Valley. These estate lots are located in Royston, just south of Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Ranging in size from 1.33 to 3.3 acres, these new residential properties are set among green space and woodlands, and five of the available lots back directly onto the Trent River. The other lots feature panoramic Comox Valley mountain views. There is a building scheme in place and the zoning on these Vancouver Island building lots allow for a Carriage House. Lots at Trent River Estates start at $249,700. For more information visit the Trent River estates Project Page at 1stView.ca or contact the developers, The Raven Group at 250.287.2215 or by email at rfp@ravenforest.com.

Mar 21, 2011

Three Final Residential Lots Remain at Campbell River's Penfield West

Penfield West, new home lots in Campbell RiverOnly three new residential lots remain in Phase IV at Penfield West in Campbell River, on Vancouver Island. This prestigious new home development is now complete, awaiting only the sale of these final three premium building lots. The remaining lots are now priced at $79,900. Penfield West is a well-established, prestigious Campbell River neighbourhood that contains executive and west-coast contemporary homes.  The Vancouver Island development of Penfield West is comprised of just over 200 residential lots, some of which offer panoramic views of Campbell River and Georgia Strait. These appealing residential building lots are conveniently located close to all levels of schools, parks, the Sportsplex, the Campbell River Hospital, the marina and golfing. The Penfield West neighbourhood is located a short 10 minute drive to the Campbell River Airport. Penfield West Linear Park provides pedestrian linkage from the Penfield West neighbourhood to the Dogwood Bike Path/Beaver Lodge Lands. The park includes a pathway, a children's play area, an enclosed off-leash dog park, and mature landscaping. For more information, visit the Penfield West Project Page on 1stView.ca or contact the developers, The Raven Group, at 250.287.2215 or by email at rfp@ravenforest.com

Mar 17, 2011

United Carpet Offers So Much More Than Carpet in the Comox Valley and Campbell River

United Carpet Courtenay

United Carpet of the Comox Valley and Campbell River both offer a wide selection of flooring to suit any need. United Carpet’s flooring products include: Carpet, Vinyl, Laminate, Hardwood, Cork, Ceramic, and Area Rugs. United Carpet in Campbell River also offers Window Fashions: blinds and custom draperies.
United Carpet’s experienced sales associates help guide clients to make their best flooring or window covering selection. Visit the United Carpet website for an online quote or call for a free in-home measure.
United Carpet also offers comprehensive information on installation, stain removal, and maintenance, in store or online. United Carpet in the Comox Valley and Campbell River offer service and selection that are second to none.

Mar 17, 2011

Only Two Mountain View Lots Remain on Courtenay's Trumpeter Crescent


Trumpeter CrescentTrumpeter Crescent in Courtenay has only two stunning mountain-view lots left on which to build your Vancouver Island dream home.
Perched on top of the most scenic property in the Comox Valley, these lots offer spectacular views of the Comox Glacier, the Beaufort Mountains and the Comox Valley. These new home sites are located within a well-established neighbourhood of stunning executive and west-coast style homes.
Centrally located on the east side of Courtenay, residents are minutes away from recreational facilities, shopping, restaurants, schools, North Island College, the Crown Isle Golf Resort, and the area’s many beaches, rivers and parks.
This subdivision is complete and many homes have already been built on Trumpeter Crescent. There are two premium lots left to choose from: Lot A is priced at $220,000 and Lot B, priced at $357,500.

Mar 14, 2011

The Slopes at the Lake Community is Growing as Phase II Lots Are Selling


The Slopes at Lake CowichanOnly 5 lots remain in Phase I of The Slopes at the Lake, and Phase II lots at this friendly community on Vancouver Island are now selling.
Large residential building lots, set amid the stunning scenery of the Lake Cowichan region, are proving popular, as the growing community at The Slopes at the Lake attests to. Many families now reside in the new custom homes at the Slopes.
Close to Duncan, only an hour from Nanaimo or Victoria, The Slopes at the Lake is ideally situated in the town of Lake Cowichan, only minutes from beaches, walking trails and other outdoor pursuits.
These large lots range in size from 10,193 sq. ft. to 18,382 sq ft. and include lots suited to a variety of home styles and plans, including main level ranchers and walkout basements.
Lots at the Slopes at the Lake start at $94,500. For more information about these residential building lots for sale, visit the Slopes at the Lake website.

Mar 11, 2011

Comox Valley Glass and Mirror is a Full Service Glass Shop

Comox Valley Glass and MirrorSince 1982 Comox Valley Glass & Mirror has been helping builders and homeowners in the Comox Valley with all of their glass needs.
Specializing in custom shower glass, as well as specialty mirrors and other custom work, Comox Valley Glass & Mirror has created luxury pieces for many Vancouver Island homes.
Comox Valley Glass is a full service glass shop, which also offers windows, sealed units, storefronts and commercial displays, mirrors, shelves and table-tops, and glass of all types.
For more information or to book a consultation, call 250.339.7966 or visit their website.

Mar 10, 2011

Trent River Estates offers rural Vancouver Island acreages along the Trent River in the Comox valley


Trent River Estates rural lots for sale in the Comox ValleyTrent River Estates in the Comox Valley consists of 11 residential estate lots for sale, ranging in size from 1.33 to 3.30 acres. This desirable subdivision is located in Royston on Vancouver Island, in an appealing upscale area of rural acreages.
Trent River Estates is situated amid the green space and woodlands backing onto the Trent River. Eight of these stunning estate lots back on to the Trent River and three lots feature panoramic Comox Valley mountain views. There is a building scheme in place and the zoning on these Vancouver Island building lots allow for Carriage Homes. The development features underground hydro, telephone, utility services, and each residential lot has an approved septic area. 
The Island Highway is easily accessed from Trent River Estates and the properties are only minutes from golfing, boating, hiking and shopping in the Comox Valley. Trent River Estates is located close to Crown Isle Golf Resort , Mount Washington, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, and Strathcona Park.
Available properties start at  $249,700.
For more information visit the Trent River Estates Project Page or call the developers, The Raven Group, at 250.287.2215

Mar 10, 2011

Sound Security Offers Unique Security Systems on Vancouver Island

Sound Security Vancouver Island alarm systemsFor sound security call the experts.
Sound Security in the Comox Valley offers security systems, alarms, and much more for homes and businesses. As the only provider of screen alarms on Vancouver Island, Sound Security can offer a security alarm option to keep intruders out but let fresh air in. They will install, service and monitor security systems to protect your home, family or business. Sound Security’s expert installation team can also provide surveillance cameras, sound system equipment and wiring, home theatre installations, and multi-room music systems. For more information call 250.702.6106 or visit the website at www.soundsecurity.ca.

Mar 09, 2011

One Premium Building Lot Left at Courtenay's Gatehouse Place


Gatehouse Place residential building lot in the Comox ValleyOnly one premium building lot remains at Gatehouse Place in Courtenay. Gatehouse Place is a unique neighbourhood with a rural setting, located in the heart of the City of Courtenay. This 16 home subdivision features large residential lots, averaging 1/3 of an acre, with views of the Comox Glacier. These home sites are located adjacent to three large fish bearing ponds with extensive aquatic plantings as well as a large natural park that has protected walkways and greenways.
Imagine living in a rural setting, surrounded by ponds, parks and mountain views, and still being only minutes away from all the amenities in the beautiful Comox Valley. Centrally located in West Courtenay, Gatehouse Place is close to schools, recreational facilities and shopping. North Island Colleg and the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre are about 1.5 kilometres away.

For more information about this property, contact Phil Edgett of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley.

Mar 09, 2011

Diamond Park Enterprises Busy Building in the Comox Valley


Comox Properties New Homes in ComoxDiamond Park Enterprises is busy with new residential construction projects in the Comox Valley.
Comox Properties is a new residential subdivision in the picturesque Vancouver Island town of Comox with new custom designed homes available and ready to move into.
Diamond Park is also building 21 new units on Centennial Drive in Courtenay. These new Comox Valley homes are under construction and should be completed within the next few months. All of the units are 1,100 square feet in size and have three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
All of the new custom homes built by Diamond Park Enterprises Inc. feature luxurious interior finishing and include: hardwood floors; ceramic tile in bathrooms and kitchen; four stainless steel appliances; washer and dryer; custom cabinets; custom mouldings & trim; rock & cedar exterior finishing; exposed concrete driveways and fenced & landscaped yards. Diamond Park Enterprises Inc. (2004) has been in the business of building high quality residential homes throughout Western Canada for the past 30 years. They also available to custom-build new homes in the Comox Valley.  For more information on these projects, email bstuve@telusplanet.net. 

Mar 09, 2011

Oak Bay Beach Hotel Buy Back Guarantee Program Ends March 15


Oak bay Beach HotelThe Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s Buy Back Guarantee program is almost complete. Purchasers of the 5-star vacation hotel suites and private luxury residences at this oceanfront hotel near Victoria on Vanouver Island have until March 15, 2011 to contract with the luxury hotel to be eligible for the guarantee.
“In early January, we announced a unique program designed to give buyers the opportunity to "test drive" a property at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel,” explained sales director Brad Neufeld. “As long as you contract with us by March 15, 2011, take title to your property when we complete in April 2012, and hold that property for 2 years beyond that (to April 2014), you can simply return the property to us for a full purchase price refund if for any reason you are unsatisfied with your purchase during your period of ownership.”
Construction at the Vancouver Island landmark waterfront hotel is progressing nicely, the owners report.
An unexpected oceanview has opened up from the newly poured north wing of the second floor.
Plumbers and electricians are working their way through the now completed parking structure. They will follow the concrete and form team up through the building. The forms are in place for the 3rd level, then it’s two and a half more to go and the roof and windows will be installed. The hotel should be locked up and ready to begin interior fittings by July.


Mar 09, 2011

The Kutyn Group Offers Appraisals, Homes and Results

Kutyn Homes group

The Kutyn Group is comprised of Kutyn Property Services, Kutyn Homes and Kutyn First.

For over a decade, The Kutyn Group has built a solid base on the appraisal business. Kutyn Property Services has acted for all levels of government, the chartered banks, and some of the largest landowners on Vancouver Island. Kutyn Property Services experienced appraisers can complete assignments on recreational, residential, development and investment properties on Vancouver Island and the surrounding Islands. In addition to the mortgage and insurance business, Kutyn also assist clients with appraisals required for legal, tax and assessment appeal purposes.
Kutyn Homes is the Vancouver Island log home dealer for Big Foot Manufacturing. Kutyn Homes offers the best in all types of log homes, and pre-manufactured homes. Kutyn Homes approach and product range ensures a quality finished home, completed on budget.
Kutyn First is committed to creating economic opportunities for First Nations people through land use. As planners and land use economists, Kutyn First has the ability to make sure that these First Nations opportunities become reality.
To contact the Kutyn Group, call 250.890.3320, email chris@kutyn.com or visit the Kutyn group website.

Mar 09, 2011

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board to host Commercial Building Awards


Vancouver Island Real Estate BoardWho is the best of the best in commercial building on Vancouver Island north of the Malahat?
That will be revealed at the annual Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Commercial Building Awards, set for April 14 at the Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay.
March 18 is the deadline for nominations to be sent in for the awards. To be eligible, institutional, commercial or industrial building or renovation projects must be located within the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board area, and completed between January 1 and December 31, 2010.
Re/MAX Commercial has signed on as Title Sponsor for the event, and Roy Anderson, Assistant Regional Manager for Re/MAX Western Canada, says he is excited about the event. “We are pleased to be a part of such a great event again this year, it’s a tremendous opportunity to help recognize the efforts of these proud building owners and developers,” says Anderson. “The more of these events that I attend, the better appreciation I have for the outstanding work that’s being done in the community.”

There will be at least nine commercial categories:

• Mixed use (commercial/residential)
• Community - Senior’s Housing
• Community Institutional
• Retail
• Industrial
• Multi-Family Apartment
• Multi Family Townhouse
• Hospitality
• Commercial renovation/restoration

A Judges’ Choice award will also be given to the best overall entry. Adjudication will be performed by a select team of judges from the real estate industry.
The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s Commercial Building Awards is one of several such events held throughout the province. “As the event grows it’s exciting to realize that these developments and buildings, that are earning accolades now, are the structures that will shape the future of their Vancouver Island communities,” said Anderson.
Tickets to the event are $95 plus HST. For nomination forms, click here.
Click here to purchase tickets to the awards.


Mar 08, 2011

Comox Valley Island Forms Rents Concrete Forms on Vancouver Island

Comox Valley Island Forms Concrete"Working for you in one form or another,” Comox Valley Island Forms Ltd specializes in concrete form rentals for builders and contractors on Vancouver Island.
Comox Valley Island Forms also offers truck and crane services and sells concrete supplies and accessories.
Clients ranging from residential developers to self-contracting home owners throughout Vancouver Island have been turning to Comox Valley Island Forms since the 1980s for their concrete forms and more.
For more information, contact CV Island Forms at 250.338.5711.

Mar 08, 2011

Builders of The Texada in Nanaimo Honoured for Excellence


The Texada Luxury oceanview condos in Nanaimo on Vancouver IslandCarrington Communities, builders of the Texada, an oceanview condominium in Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, have been nominated for four Canadian Home Builders Association Awards of excellence for their developments in Edmonton, including for best Multi Family apartment building.
Carrington Communities has been developing apartment style condominiums for more than 35 years. As a proud member of the Carrington Group of Companies, Carrington Communities is part of a diversified group of companies forming a powerful force in the housing industry.
Carrington's expansion to the B.C. Coast focused on Vancouver Island real estate, and in particular Nanaimo. The Texada has become Nanaimo’s fastest selling luxury condominium building. These luxurious condos are part of Nanaimo’s new Georgia View Village, which is comprised of retail stores, restaurants and a residential community. The Texada is within walking distance to parks, beaches and shopping facilities including Woodgrove Mall. Owners can enjoy lifestyle options such as golfing, boating and access to the arts and culture activities at the Port Theatre. The Texada condominiums in Nanaimo are a must see, with spectacular Ocean and Coastal Mountain views.
An open house is held daily, except for Fridays, from 11am to 4pm at 6310 McRobb Ave. in Nanaimo. Prices start at $249,900.

Mar 08, 2011

Landscaper Specializes in Commercial and New Home Installations


Banner Landscaping, Landscaper Comox ValleyThe professional landscapers at Banner Landscaping are the Comox Valley’s number one choice for residential and commercial landscaping. 
Banner’s Landscapers have bobcats, excavators and all of the equipment needed to complete any landscaping project. Banner Landscaping provides services to Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and Campbell River on Vancouver Island.
Banner Landscaping can install paving stones and retaining walls, or a complete landscaping project with irrigation and water features. The Banner Landscaping crew is courteous and knowledgeable and will ensure an outdoor space to be proud of. Contact Banner Landscaping at 250.792.1835 or banner@shaw.ca.

Mar 07, 2011

Waterfront Residential Lots for Sale at Claddagh Estates in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island


Claddagh Estates Waterfront lots in the Comox ValleyAs the weather warms up and the sun starts shining in the Comox Valley, the waterfront views across the Georgia Straight from the residential lots for sale at Claddagh Estates can’t be beat.
Claddagh Estates consists of stunning oceanfront real estate in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Sitting atop a 90 foot bluff this 25 acre property offers spectacular views of the Strait of Georgia and British Columbia's Coastal Mountains, set against a backdrop of Vancouver Island's Beaufort Mountain Range, Mount Washington and the iconic Comox Glacier.
Claddagh Estates has 17 exclusive lots for sale. With 100 foot frontages on all twelve ¾ acre oceanfront lots spectacular views can be enjoyed by all owners. The five rural lots (located across the street from the oceanfront lots) are 1 1/2 - 2 acres in size and command mountain views and some ocean views.

The combination of full services, including sewer, 360' views of waterfront and mountains, its own unique micro climate and southern exposure makes these acreages a must see.

Mar 07, 2011

ReSOLVE to Plan and Design Your Commercial or Residential Interior Space

re:SOLVE Space Planning Lindsay McCotterre:SOLVE Space Planning is a professional interior design and space planning firm in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, specializing in commercial and residential spaces. So much more than a decorating service, reSOLVE interior design can guide clients through the entire scope of the construction process – from designing the flow of a building, to the final layout and selection of furniture and finishes. reSOLVE interior design owner Lindsay McCotter of Courtenay brings a Degree in Interior Architecture and a fresh perspective to her business. reSOLVE interior design’s mission is to use their knowledge and education to save their clients time and money, while creating beautiful and functional interior designs. To contact Lindsay, call 250.338.0328 or email lindsay@resolveinteriors.ca re:SOLVE

Mar 07, 2011

Canadian Western Bank is The Working Bank on Vancouver Island

Canadian Western BankCanadian Western Bank - The Working Bank, offers entrepreneurs Relationship Banking, with the promise of quick response times, local decision making and a single point of contact. Specializing in commercial lending, real estate financing, and equipment financing and leasing, Canadian Western Bank keeps businesses moving with the right products and responsive service. Canadian Western Bank also offers investment services, deposit accounts, and other personal banking facilities such as mortgages and lines of credit. Canadian western bank has several branches on Vancouver Island, including in Courtenay at 200 - 470 Puntledge Road. To contact the Courtenay branch, call 250.334.8888. For commercial lending services in the Comox Valley and Northern Vancouver Island email bill.girard@cwbank.com or jason.zaichkowsky@cwbank.com

Mar 07, 2011

Bonnington Ridge at Fairwinds Offers Oceanview Golf Course Residential Lots

Bonnington Ridge, Vancouver Island residential lots for saleOnly five residential building lots remain at Bonnington Ridge at Fairwinds. These lots, ideal for building your new Vancouver Island home, offer oceanviews and golf course living. The remaining lots range from about 1/3 to 1/2 acre and are located in Nanoose Bay, about 15 minutes north of Nanaimo on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The lots at Bonnington Ridge are within walking distance of the Fairwinds Centre. The lifestyle-oriented Fairwinds community covers about 1,350 acres of lush Vancouver Island landscape, and features a golf club, Schooner Cove Marina and other recreational facilities. Lots in Bonnington Ridge starts at $209,000.

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