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Apr 28, 2011

Two More Phases of Oceanfront Homes Now Sold Out at Qualicum Landing

Qualcium Landing oceanfront homesQualicum Landing – luxury beach homes near Qualicum Beach – recently held a very successful selection day event and the developers of this beach front Vancouver Island residential community are please to report that Phases 5 and 9 are sold out. While most buyers are choosing to live in the oceanfront community, a few owners have made their homes available for long and some short term rental. The developers report that several owners have seen positive cash flow from their investment when renting out these new Vancouver Island homes. As to why these oceanfront homes are proving so popular, one new owner says “once they’re here, they’ll get it.” Qualicum Landing’s new show home is now open. To see this unique Vancouver Island oceanfront property for yourself, stop by Thursday – Monday from 11 a.m. -4 p.m. at  5251 West Island Hwy, Qualicum Beach. For more information visit the Qualicum Landing website.

Apr 28, 2011

Luxury Condo Living in Ladysmith at The Gales

The Gales Ocean View Condos on Vancouver IslandThe Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island offers luxurious new patio homes and condos with fabulous ocean and mountain views. These new homes feature dramatic styling in a gated community, only minutes to the marinas, kayaking and golfing that South Vancouver Island has to offer. The Gales offers a variety of sizes and styles of new homes. The showhome is a gorgeous level entry home with a fully finished walkout basement. Homes at the Gales offer soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, granite counters, fantastic decks and patios, heated tile, heat pumps and more. These new homes offer Vancouver Island living at its finest. For more information, visit The Gales website.

Apr 27, 2011

Large Lots for Sale Offer Rural Living Minutes From Courtenay


Large rural lots for sale in the Comox ValleyFive riverfront residential properties are still available at Trent River Estates in the Comox Valley. These large rural building lots are located in Royston – just minutes from the amenities of the Comox Valley but in a quiet area surrounded by nature. The acreages at Trent River Estates range in size from 1.33-2.71 acres. And additional 2 non-riverfront lots offering mountain views are also still available.

The development features underground hydro, telephone, utility services, and each residential lot has an approved septic area. There is a building scheme in place and the zoning on these Vancouver Island building lots allow for carriage houses. Prices for available lots range from $249,700 to $333,300. For more information contact the developers The Raven Group at 250.287.2215.

Apr 27, 2011

Vancouver Island Lakefront Lots and Homes For Sale at Trumpeter Pointe


Lakefront Lots for sale on Vancouver IslandNew homes and properties are selling well at the lakefront real estate development of Trumpeter Pointe near Duncan on Southern Vancouver Island. The third phase of the development is now selling, and only five properties remain in Phase I, and two residential lots are available in Phase II.

Phase III features a number of stunning lakefront properties, and builder Nicon Developments is ready to help create your dream home.
Set on the shores of Quamichan Lake, Trumpeter Pointe is setting new standards for lakefront homes on Vancouver Island. The planning, design, and new home construction all focus on ecosystem preservation and protection.
The development is located minutes from Duncan and the Maple Bay Marina on Vancouver Island. For more information, visit the Trumpeter Pointe website.

Apr 27, 2011

Nutmeg Homes Building Green in the Comox Valley

Nutmeg Homes - custom home builder ComoxComox Valley custom home builder Nutmeg Homes has voluntarily started to rate the homes they build with the Energuide rating system, and are currently exploring working with the LEED rating system (the owners of Nutmeg Homes says they believe the homes they build would probably rate LEED silver or gold now).
“We realize that improvements are still possible and are in awe of net zero energy homes that are being built is some areas of the world,” says owner Paul Witt. “Our list of standard methods, materials and items generally grows and matures with every home we build. We strive for constant improvement in our designs, energy efficiency, structural strength and long term sustainability.”
NutMeg Homes uses Insulated Concrete Forms to build their houses. ICFs are a system of hollow insulating expanded polystyrene blocks that hold steel rebar and click together like Lego blocks. The forms are then filled with concrete. The insulated forms have permanent solid concrete cores; ready for siding and dry wall. Nutmeg Homes believes a home should be more than a major financial investment, it should also be comfortable, durable and efficient.

Apr 27, 2011

Cloverdale Paint is an Industry Leader for "Green" Paints

Cloverdale Paint Vancouver IslandCloverdale Paint is an industry leader in green and low-voc coatings. Cloverdale Paint on is a B.C. grown, family-owned paint manufacturer that proudly offers quality coatings and excellent customer service. One of the coatings Cloverdale Paint specializes in is a decorative, zero-voc, 100% solids or polyaspartic floor epoxy. This is available for a metallic, vinyl chip or quartz type of floor used in homes, medical offices and commercial buildings. They can also recommend a trained professional applicator for this product. Another specialty is lacquers and stains, both solvent and waterborne. Cloverdale Paint’s in-store staff are trained colour consultants, able to help homeowners with their decorating needs. Contact Linda Ronald, trade sales rep for north Vancouver Island with any technical inquiries at 250.830.8430 or lronald@cloverdalepaint.com

Apr 26, 2011

West Courtenay Subdivision Has Only One Residential Lot Still Available

Gatehouse Place - Comox Valley lots for saleAnother new real estate development in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is proving popular, as Gatehouse Place is down to its final available residential lot for sale. Gatehouse Place is a unique neighbourhood, with a rural setting, located in the heart of Courtenay. This 16-lot subdivision features large residential lots with views of the Comox Glacier. These large home sites (averaging 1/3 of an acre) are located adjacent to three large fish bearing ponds and a large natural park that has protected walkways and greenways. Centrally located on the west side of Courtenay, Gatehouse Place residents are only minutes away from recreational facilities, shopping, and schools. A custom home can be designed specifically for this last available lot, which is priced at $173,000. For more information contact realtor Phil Edgett at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.334.3124.


Apr 26, 2011

Last Residential View Lot Left at Trumpeter Crescent in Courtenay


Gatehouse Place residential view lot CourtenayPerched on top of some of the most scenic property in the Comox Valley is one remaining residential lot for sale on Trumpeter Crescent. This area of Courtenay offers spectacular views of the Comox Glacier, the Beaufort Mountains and the Comox Valley. The last remaining home site is located within a well-established neighbourhood that contains both executive and west-coast style homes. Conveniently located in East Courtenay, near schools, shopping and recreational facilities, the remaining building lot at Trumpeter Crescent is listed at $357,500. For more information contact realtor Phil Edgett at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.334.3124.

Apr 20, 2011

The Shores at King Coho - Luxury Vancouver Island Waterfront Condos

The Shores at King Coho waterfront homes in ComoxLuxury Vancouver Island oceanfront condominiums The Shores at King Coho in Comox, have reduced prices on the 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 waterfront homes now range from $549,900 – $658,000. Built by Muchalat Construction Ltd, who have numerous Vancouver Island real estate projects to their credit over 30 years in business, these waterfront homes feature 9-foot ceilings, fireplaces, granite countertops, in-floor heating, custom showers with body massagers and soaker tubs. To enjoy the stunning views, each unit offers spacious patios and balconies. For more information about the Shores at King Coho, visit their website.

Apr 19, 2011

Spring Brings Thoughts of Golf Course Living on Vancouver Island


Lots and Homes for Sale at Crown IsleSpring on Vancouver Island means golfers are picking up their clubs and heading for the nearest course. Now imagine if that golf course a par-72 championship course ranked among the best on Vancouver Island, and was just a short “drive” from home.
That is life at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay, where more than 40 residential building lots are currently for sale, waiting for new owners to build their dream home. Several of the available lots are adjacent to the golf course, and offer stunning fairway and mountain views. A number of new homes, condominiums and patio homes are also move-in ready in this well-established residential neighbourhood. This master-planned community features a variety of homes suitable for everyone from families to retirees. Visit the Crown Isle real estate website to find our why Crown Isle homeowners “Come for a Tee Time and Stay for a Lifetime.”

Apr 19, 2011

Premium Building Lots Selling Fast at The Slopes at Lake Cowichan


The Slopes at the LakePhase II lots are selling quickly at The Slopes at the Lake. This new real estate development in Lake Cowichan on southern Vancouver Island has a variety of large lots for sale, ranging in size from just over 10,000 sq ft to over 18,300 sq ft.
These lots are suited to a variety of home styles including main level ranchers and walk out basements. A number of new homes have already been built in this well-planned, family friendly community.
Located within the Town of Lake Cowichan, only minutes from the lake itself, The Slopes at the Lake offer quite living in the heart of one of British Columbia’s best recreation areas, and is only minutes from the shops and services of Duncan. Only 4 lots remain in Phase 1 and 14 lots remain in Phase II of this new home development. Remaining residential lots start at only $94,500. For more information visit the website at: the-slopes.ca

Apr 19, 2011

New Patio Homes at Fairwinds Inspired by Surrounding Natural Beauty

RockCliffe Park patio homes in FairwindsRockCliffe Park at Fairwinds is a neighborhood of fine quality patio homes situated at the heart of the Fairwinds community in Nanoose Bay on teh east coast of Vancouver Island. Builder Georgia Strait Development Ltd. brings more than 35 years of innovative building experience to this new Vancouver Island real estate development. Georgia Strait Development Ltd. continually demonstrates its commitment to bringing the latest concepts in sustainable living to new projects.
Inspired by surrounding natural beauty, Rockliffe Park homes incorporate indigenous materials such as granite, Douglas fir and natural limestone. The architecture and materials of the home exteriors reflect the beauty of the natural surroundings. Landscape plantings and outdoor spaces provide a graceful transition to green spaces beyond. 
Inside the new homes at RockCliffe Park, interiors are distinguished by clean lines, rich textures and flowing spaces. Fine quality interior features include: gourmet kitchens with beautifully crafted fir cabinetry and Silastone countertops; solid wood mantles and hardwood floors; natural limestone & porcelain tiles and slate fireplace surrounds. For more information on owning a home at RockCliffe Park, visit their website.

Apr 19, 2011

Affordable Homes Prove Popular in Langford

Kettle Creek Station New homes in LangfordNew home construction at Kettle Creek Station in Langford, near Victoria on Vancouver Island continues to boom. More than 200 people now call the growing neighbourhood home, and new phases are coming online, bringing the development closer to completion. New homes at Kettle Creek Station range in price from $269,000-$425,000, including net HST, appliance packages and no strata fees. Single family homes in the new development offer buyers several customization options, as well as high end green homes features such as geo-thermal heating and cooling. Just 20 minutes from downtown Victoria, Kettle Creek Station offers affordable living, only minutes from one of the country’s most expensive real estate markets. For more information on new phases and home construction, visit their website at kettlecreekstation.com.

Apr 19, 2011

McConochie's Furniture and Appliances in Courtenay Offers the Brand Names Customers Trust

McConochie's Furniture CourtenayMcConochie's Furniture and Appliances, serving the Comox Valley since 1964, carries the brand-name furniture and appliances that customers trust: Frigidaire, Electrolux, La-Z-Boy, Palliser, El Ran, Dynasty, Stylus, Simmons, Trica. They can also order other makes (such as LG fridges) and unique items. Browse the downtown Courtenay showroom for comfortable and fashionable furniture and decorating ideas. Check out the selection of refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, laundry washers and dryers on display, as well as the choices in chest and upright freezers. Get advice from their knowledgeable sales representatives. McConochie's offers fast free delivery in the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas, and can also arrange delivery to outlying areas.

Apr 19, 2011

OceanWest offers variety of building lots on Vancouver Island's west coast


Oceanwest waterfront lots on Vancouver IslandOceanWest in Ucluelet is a 228-acre master planned waterfront development offering a variety of new home options for this growing Vancouver Island West Coast community.
Current phases at OceanWest feature building lots, ranging from small residential lots priced starting at $105,000 to luxury waterfront properties priced at more than $1 million.
Odyssey and Cedar Ridge are the two neighbourhoods currently selling. Odyssey features stunning waterfront estate lots, while the three phases of Cedar Ridge feature smaller forested lots.
A 3.4 acre site along the eastern edge of the property has been sold for the development of a 30-unit resort condominium building.
For more information visit the OceanWest website

Apr 15, 2011

Comox Fireplace and Patio Can Set Up Your Patio For Summer

Comox Fireplace and PatioSo nice to be home! Comox Fireplace & Patio offers premium quality fireplaces, stoves & inserts, hot tubs & swimming pools, BBQ’s & patio furniture – all backed by their own Warm Fuzzy Guarantee, offering a three month no-hassle exchange and 3 to 5 year parts and labour warranty. Visit their showroom – the largest of its kind on Vancouver Island – and see why the staff and products at Comox Fireplace & Patio will leave you feeling all warm & fuzzy inside – guaranteed!
The Comox Fireplace and Patio showroom is located at 4911 N. island Hwy, Courtenay, or visit the website for more information

Apr 15, 2011

Nanaimo Condominium Offers Luxury Living

The Texada luxury oceanview conods in NanaimoThe Texada condominiums in Nanaimo are offering new buyers $20,000 in savings, for a limited time. These luxury waterview condos in north Nanaimo have become the city’s fastest selling condominium development, with more than 70 % of the units sold. A great selection of unit sizes and layouts is still available. Condominiums at the Texada include: modern stainless steel appliances; deep soaker tubs and 5-foot showers; engineered hardwood floors; and oversized windows and grand covered balconies and garden patios to enjoy the views. The building also offers fitness and social rooms for residents. Available homes range in cost from $249,900 to 499,900, and show suites are open daily, except Fridays, from 1-4 p.m. For more information contact John Bertoia at 1.877.8TEXADA.

Apr 14, 2011

WesternOne in Comox Hosting Open House and YANA Barbeque


WesternOne Rentals and SalesWesternOne Rentals and Sales in Comox is hosting an Open House Saturday, April 16 from 11 am – 4 p.m. at 662 Anderton Rd.
The open house will feature give-aways, and many in-store specials, an opportunity to test drive new ATV’s – including the brand new Polaris 900XP Razor.
The Comox Valley ATV Club will be on hand with information about local ATV riding opportunities, and a BBQ will serve as a fundraiser for YANA (You Are Not Alone).
For more information, call WesternOne at 250.339.4518.

Apr 14, 2011

TrendWest Millwork Setting the Trend in Excellence on Vancouver Island

TrendWest MillworksTrendWest Millwork Ltd. “Sets the trend in excellence” by providing custom cabinetry for kitchens, bathrooms and offices; custom countertops; media centers; fireplace surrounds, stair railings and custom walk-in closets. TrendWest Millwork serves Campbell River and north, and the Comox Valley, specializing in new construction, renovations and commercial work. TrendWest Millwork builds and finishes their products in their own shop. At TrendWest Millwork they believe any space should be functional and practical, and they will work with clients to create what best suits their needs. Contact them by email at trendwest@shawbiz.ca

Apr 14, 2011

Build Your Dream Home at Campbell River's Penfield West


Penfield West residential lots in Campbell RiverOnly three new residential lots remain in Phase IX at Penfield West in Campbell River, on Vancouver Island. This prestigious, established community of more than 200 properties is awaiting only the sale of these final three premium building lots. The remaining lots: 6, 7, and 8, are all priced at $79,900. Penfield West in Campbell River contains executive and west-coast contemporary homes.  The Vancouver Island development of Penfield West consists of more than 200 residential properties, some of which offer panoramic views of Campbell River and Georgia Strait. The neighbourhood is conveniently located close to all levels of schools, parks, the Sportsplex, the Campbell River Hospital, the marina and golfing. Penfield West Linear Park on the property 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

Apr 14, 2011

Doorman Garage Doors Brings 25 Years Experience to Central Vancouver Island


Oceanside Doorman Garage DoorsOceanside Doorman Garage Doors is serving Vancouver Island from Parksville-Qualicum north to the Comox Valley. With 25 years of experience, Oceanside Doorman Garage Doors brings a reputation of service excellence to Vancouver Island. From Nanoose to Courtenay, Doorman Garage Doors offers garage door sales, service and maintenance for residential and commercial garage and overhead doors. Doorman Garage Doors offers a variety of garage door styles from Steel Craft, Northwest Door and Clopay, including wood and steel, insulated and not insulated. Oceanside Doorman can also install maintain and service commercial garage doors. Doorman Garage Doors works with builders and contractors on new homes, as well as homeowners in need of new garage doors. Contact them at 250.465.1100.

Apr 13, 2011

Select Your Qualicum Landing Beachfront Home


Beachfront homes at Qualicum LAndingThe next Selection Day at the beachfront Vancouver Island community of Qualicum Landing is this Sunday, April 17th.
Qualicum Landing, near Qualicum Beach, is the fastest selling waterfront community on Vancouver Island. Selection Day gives 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. This helps buyers from further afield have the same opportunity as local buyers when selecting their new Vancouver Island home.
Registering for Selection Day has no obligation, just the opportunity to secure a preferred home, and giving buyers time to make informed decision about calling the Qualicum Landing community home.
To register for the April 17th Selection Day, visit the Qualicum Landing website.

Apr 13, 2011

Comox Valley Realtor Ronni Lister Makes Buying or Selling a Home Easy


Ronni Lister Comox Valley RealtorComox Valley realtor Ronni Lister guarantees an efficient and stress-free home buying and selling experience. Looking to purchase a home or an investment in the Comox Valley? From mobile homes to million dollar estates, Ronni Lister will work to guide clients who are buying and selling real estate in the Comox Valley. Ronni Lister promises to always be honest, forthright and personable. Hiring Ronni Lister as their Real Estate representative gives clients the benefit of a realtor born and raised in the community she works in, and the quality assurance that come with the Re/Max Ocean Pacific name. Contact Ronni at 250.334.9900.

Apr 13, 2011

Waterfront Properties in Comox Offer Stunning Views


Snnowbirds at Claddagh Estates ComoxThere are several great locations in the Comox Valley from which to view the Canadian Forces Snowbirds Demonstration Team (431 Squadron) in training each spring.
And while the views at Comox’s Claddagh Estates are spectacular on any given day, add in this view of the Snowbirds in flight captured recently by realtor Thomas Hart of Royal lePage in the Comox Valley, and the stunning waterfront properties become even more special.
Claddagh Estates waterfront and mountain view real estate subdivision is set atop a 90' bluff. Residential lots on this 25-acre property offer spectacular views of the ocean and British Columbia's coastal mountains. Each of the available private waterfront lots is 100' wide.
The oceanfront lots are approximately 3/4 acre in size and the mountain view lots range in size from 1.5 to 2 acres. Prices start at $375,000. For more information visit the Claddagh Estates web site.

Apr 12, 2011

1stView Announces Launch of Re-designed Website


Vancouver Island Real EstateThe team at 1stView.ca is happy to announce the launch of the new design of our website. 
The website offers a fresh new look, better search options, and great new ways to learn about New Real Estate on Vancouver Island. This is the place to find out about new real estate on Vancouver island. You can search for new homes, duplexes, condominiums, residential lots, luxury and waterfront homes, vacation homes, patio homes and townhomes.
The new site is also the home of the Vancouver Island Real Estate and Construction Directory – the premier online directory for real estate and construction service providers on Vancouver Island.
Click on over to 1stView.ca and see what’s new in Vancouver Island Real Estate. Subscribe to our blog to receive updates on new developments and services, or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be informed on the latest real estate and construction news on Vancouver Island.

Apr 11, 2011

Courtenay Toyota Offers Selection and Service


Courtenay ToyotaCourtenay Toyota is a locally owned and operated Toyota dealership in the Comox Valley. Located in Courtenay, serving the Comox Valley including Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland and beyond.
Courtenay Toyota’s new location at 445 Crown Isle Blvd offers more selection, more capacity, and a better service experience. Whether purchasing a new Toyota vehicle, a pre-owned Toyota, or servicing their current vehicle, everyone at Courtenay Toyota wants to help each client make the best decision.
They carry more than 150 new Toyotas, including a wide selection of the Toyota Tacoma, Toyota Tundra, and Toyota Prius. They also offer more than 50 quality pre-owned vehicles, with the largest selection of used Toyotas on North Vancouver Island. Courtenay Toyota can service Toyota vehicles and all other makes and models. A full service facility, they specialize in everything from regular maintenance to major repair.  Visit the Courtenay Toyota website to get a quote on a vehicle, schedule a test drive, or book a service appointment.


Apr 11, 2011

Enjoy Family Summers at Sproat Lake with The Maples

The Maples at Sproat Lake vacation HomesThe Maples at Sproat Lake is offering a new online peak at their Vancouver Island vacation home units on YouTube. The first phase of these lakefront vacation homes is complete, and waiting for families to enjoy the sunshine at Sproat Lake. Located just west of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island, The Maples at Sproat Lake offer full-ownership recreational homes. The new vacation home development will eventually be comprised of 24 units, which will share access to a private dock, 300 feet of lakefront beach on five acres of quiet, forested land. One bedroom units in Phase 1 are priced at $389,000 and the 1,226 square foot two-bedroom homes are priced at $449,000. For more information, visit The Maples’ website.

Apr 11, 2011

Parkland and Native Plants a Priority for Vancouver Island's Fairwinds Development


Fairwinds Vancouver Island real estateFairwinds in Nanoose Bay, on the east coast of Vancouver Island offers one of Canada's mildest climates. This is a place Garry Oaks and Arbutus trees cling to rock outcrops and eagles and deer are a daily slight for residents. All developments at Fairwinds, including the lots at Bonnington Ridge, which are currently for sale, are planned around parkland.
With only five residential lots remaining at Bonnington Ridge, now is the time to learn more about building a dream homes at this oceanfront golf community.
Fairwinds encourages all residents to take their personal environmental stewardship seriously. They recommend building plans that consider the natural amenities of each building site and encourage the use of native plant species in landscaping.
The residential lots at Bonnington Ridge are set on quiet cul-de-sace only minutes from Fairwinds Centre. Available lots range in size from .32 -.54 acre and start at $209,000. Visit their website at www.fairwinds.ca for more information.

Apr 11, 2011

Vancouver Island's Down to Earth Stone Slinging Puts Gravel in Its Place

Down to Earth Stone SlingingDown to Earth Stone Slinging Ltd. on Vancouver Island uses a stone slinger truck to place sand, gravel, pit run and landscaping material accurately and precisely. Down To Earth Stone Slinging’s system is ideal for placing drain rock for perimeter drains, back filling crawl spaces and garages and placing blue chip on driveways – it can eliminate hours of manual labour. The trucks can haul 10 to 12 yards of material at a time and can place material from 0 feet to 70 feet with a conveyor belt system, which has a 270 degree working radius. Down to Earth Stone Slinging Ltd started in 2006 in Campbell River and serves residential and commercial customers, including residential and commercial contractors, new home builders and home owners on the north Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley and beyond. Contact them at 250.287.3500.

Apr 08, 2011

First Quarter Statistics for New Vancouver Island Home Construction


New homes on Vancouver IslandNew housing starts are down significantly on Vancouver Island this year, according to numbers for the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation. The Victoria Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) saw 169 new housing starts in March 2011, down from 258 in the same period in 2010. Year to date starts in the Victoria regions are down 49% with 321 in 2011, compared to 634 in the same 3 months of 2010.
The only region on Vancouver Island to see a boost in starts was Parksville-Qualicum, where there have been 75 new homes starts to date this year, compared to 30 in 2010.
Nanaimo saw 24 starts in March 2011, compared to 67 in March 2010. Overall for the year Nanaimo has seen 142 new homes starts, compared to 215 in the first three month of 2010.
Courtenay has seen the largest percentage drop in new homes starts for 2011, with 36 homes started to date this year, compared to 82 in the same time period last year.
For more information on the CMHC’s housing reports, visit their website.

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