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Aug 31, 2011
The Woodcote Mews real estate development in Courtenay offers new side-by-side duplex homes, perfect for the new home buyer, empty nester or for those looking for a Vancouver Island vacation home.
The spacious floor plan offers 1,320 sq. ft. on two floors, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each new home includes a quality appliance package, consisting of a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer. Each home has a small private yard, and there is a common outside area for all residents to enjoy.
Centrally located on the west side of Courtenay, residents of Woodcote Mews are within walking distance of the vibrant downtown area, which features shopping, restaurants and offices. Woodcote Park is only a few steps away and the school is close by. It is conveniently located on the local bus route.
New homes at Woodcote Mews are priced at $211,900.
Aug 29, 2011
The Maples was created with the vision of new Vancouver Island waterfront vacation homes blending into the natural environment, with Sproat Lake as the focal point. Buildings are spaced around the five acre property near Port Alberni. Privacy is provided by the tree buffers around the property and landscaping makes extensive use of the natural vegetation.
The property slopes upwards from the beach so each vacation home unit features lake and mountain views. Buildings are West Coast Contemporary style in earth tone colours with rock accents to blend in with the terrain. Every unit has spacious deck areas with sunny southern exposure.
All owners at The Maples will enjoy the large beach area and 2100 square foot dock complete with their own boat slip. Lake access is provided by roads and trails leading to the beach.
The Maples is a phased development of 24 strata titled water front units on Sproat Lake. Designated as seasonal recreational use, any person may occupy these homes for up to 180 days per year, but they are not intended to be a full year permanent residence.
Vacation homes at the Maples at Sproat Lake start at $349,900 for full ownership.
Aug 29, 2011
WesternOne Rentals & Sales in Comox is holding a Polaris ATV factory authorized clearance that includes up to $2,500 in rebates and 6 months with no payments on select models.
WesternOne Rentals & Sales currently stocks Polaris ATV’s and Ranger/RZR Utility Vehicles at its Comox Valley location. Canada’s number one selling ATV is now available for sale or rent at WesternOne in Comox.
Stop by the location to test drive one of the many models available, at WesternOne Rentals & Sales, a Vancouver Island’s Polaris Ranger/RZR dealer.
With factory trained and certified technicians for any servicing needs and with financing available, WesternOne Polaris Dealers are ready to help you enjoy an outdoor ATV adventure this year.
To contact the WesternOne Polaris Sales, Rental and Service Departments call 250-339-4518 or 1-877-339-4518.
Aug 26, 2011
The waterfront Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria will hold its grand re-opening in Spring of 2012, as Victoria's first luxury waterfront hotel and spa with Private Residences. To celebrate the launch of their new website, the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is giving away a free iPad 2 in their Oak Bay Beach Hotel Sweepstakes.
To enter, simply sign-up, log in, and answer a quick five-question quiz about the new hotel. Answers can be found at www.oakbaybeachhotel.com, the brand new online home of the re-constructed Oak Bay Beach Hotel.
Visit the site and learn about the hotel's luxurious rooms and suites overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and learn about the prime real estate offerings, with the Private Residences and Vacation Hotel Suites that are currently available for sale.
When the Oak Bay Beach Hotel re-opens in Spring 2012, it will be Victoria's premier choice in luxury accommodations, with unparalleled ocean views, a seaside spa and pools, and more. Be among the first to learn about it and enter to win an iPad in the process.
Aug 26, 2011
Claddagh Estates in the Comox Valley offers waterfront and ocean and mountain view lots for sale. This waterfront real estate subdivision is located in a stunning setting on on Vancouver Island.
The name Claddagh is derived from an Irish Gaelic word meaning"flat stony shore".
Set atop a 90' bluff, this 25 acre property offers 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.
The two streets within this subdivision are Tara Road and Connemara Road. Both of these names are of Irish origin. Tara means hilltop, which represents the location of Claddagh Estates atop the Kye Bay bluffs. Connemara means"settlement by the sea".
Aug 22, 2011
Two new Vancouver Island homes are now ready and waiting for owners at the lakefront Vancouver Island real estate development Trumpeter Pointe.
Trumpeter Pointe is located on the shores of Quamichan Lake and only minutes from Maple Bay and Duncan. Several building lots, including lakefront properties are also for sale.
The newest home at Trumpeter Pointe is The Naples. This superior quality, executive home is 2,854 Sq. ft., with 3 or 4 bedrooms and 3 bathroom home is built to Built Green Gold Standard by Nicon Developments. With great curb appeal and a unique two master bedroom floor plan, the homes features lake and pastoral views from the end of the cul-de-sac.
On a .26 acre level lot, the home features vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors, wood cabinetry, heat pump, gas feature fireplace, cook’s kitchen with granite countertops, island, pantry and more. This new home is priced at $578,840 + hst.
The Cardiff is a beautiful custom-quality 2,606 Sq. Ft., 3 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, two-level brand new family home on a spacious almost half acre.
Brought to you by award winning builder Nicon Developments, this home features such as real wood cabinetry, engineered hardwood flooring, granite countertops, landscaped front yard, sprinkler system, forced air heating, gas feature fireplace and an unfinished basement that awaits your ideas.
The main floor boasts good views towards the lake and mountains beyond. This new homes is priced at $459,900 + hst.
Aug 20, 2011
Campbell River Realtor Jenna Nichol Guides Clients Through Buying And Selling Homes in Campbell River
Jenna Nichol, a professional realtor in Campbell River, understands that buying and selling real estate can be exciting, but it can also be stressful and overwhelming, as all big life changes are. As a realtor, she enjoys helping her clients overcome these obstacles and to meet their real estate dreams. Realtor Jenna Nichol has found that through the process of helping clients find their perfect home, lasting relationships are formed. Buying or Selling a home? Call Realtor Jenna Nichol at the Coast Realty Campbell River office today at 250.287.2000.
Aug 19, 2011
Trent River Estates in the Comox Valley has view lots for sale, ranging from 1.33-2.29 acres in size, priced from $249,700.
These secluded, large, rural Vancouver Island properties for sale are set in a tranquil setting, and feature panoramic views of the Beaufort Mountains. Lots 4 through 11 back onto the Trent River. Seven of the 11 properties are still available to purchase.
The Island Highway is easily accessed from Trent River Estates bringing residents to golfing, boating, hiking and shopping in the Comox Valley in only minutes.
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 a Carriage House.
Aug 15, 2011
The Greater Victoria area on Vancouver Island saw a large jump in new home construction starts last month, with overall numbers up 45% from July 2010, and above the 10 year average. Multiple family housing starts in July 2011 were up 105% from 2010 to 168 starts, according to numbers released by the CMHC.
“Similar to June, multi-family construction accounted for the majority of housing starts in the Victoria CMA,” said Travis Archibald, CMHC's senior market analyst. “In the first seven months of this year, multi-family housing starts were above their 10-year historical average.
“However, single-detached home starts remain below their 10-year average levels, due to a well supplied resale market.”
Single family home starts in the Victoria CMA were down 20% from July 2010, to 61 starts.
Nanaimo and Courtenay also saw significant increases in multi-family development home starts, with 98 new multi-family homes starting in Nanaimo in July 2011, compared to 22 in July 2010. Courtenay had 24 new multi-family home starts in July 2011, compared to 14 in 2010. Both communities had lower single family home starts in July 2011 as compared to July 2010.
View the full CMHC report here.
Aug 15, 2011
Trade Exchange Canada offers companies a way to trade inventory for items they use in business. Trade Exchange Canada works with companies with excess inventory, distressed inventory or those looking for new clients. Their trade system allows members to pick up new business from a network of more than 1200 businesses in BC. Using trade revenue, companies can offset their cash costs. For example a hotel can offer empty rooms into the system and use the trade value of those rooms to purchase goods and services including advertising, furniture, travel, and cleaning services from other Trade Exchange Canada businesses. A developer or real estate investor can purchase advertising, furniture for show suites, landscaping supplies, building supplies including flooring, as well as hiring sub-trades including plumbers, electricians, landscapers, and others. Trade dollars can be earned by accepting down payments on slower moving real estate in trade. Don't pay for it. Trade for it.
Aug 15, 2011
The residential development of Gatehouse Place in Courtenay in the Comox Valley is down to one final lot available for purchase.
Gatehouse Place is a unique Vancouver Island 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. The subdivision features three large fish-bearing ponds as well as a large natural park that has protected walkways and greenways.
Centrally located in West Courtenay, Gatehouse Place is close to schools, recreational facilities and shopping.
The final lot for sale is priced at $173,000.
Aug 11, 2011
The Gales in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island, is a 68 luxury home development offering ocean and mountain views. The project features 42 patio homes & 26 condominiums in two condo buildings. These new homes offer vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, impressive views, top-quality details.
Homes are designed and built in West Coast contemporary style, featuring open floor plans ideal for entertaining.
New homes at The Gales feature luxury touches such as: granite counters; exotic hardwood and porcelain tile heated floors; stone fireplaces; closet organizers; and custom finishing and trim.
Wide sunny decks offer 800 sq ft of room from which to relax and take in the view. Grounds keeping is included, ensuring relaxed, low-maintenance living.
New homes with a view at the Gales are priced from $599,000 – 650,000.
Aug 11, 2011
Diamond Park Town Homes in Courtenay are now priced at $181,900.
This 21-new-home development on Centennial Drive in Courtenay is complete and available for immediate occupancy. All of these new Courtenay town homes are 1,050 square feet in size, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Features include hardwood floors, upgraded lighting and contemporary interior finishing. Each unit includes a stainless steel kitchen appliance package and a washer and dryer.
The homes also include sprinkler systems, backyard patios and fenced yards. Many offer mountain views and a children's playground is on the property.
Tour the homes during Open Houses held Thursdays and Fridays from 5-7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m.
Aug 10, 2011
Capstone Dwellings is a Design-Build construction firm based in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, specializing in integrated management of the home building process from design to construction, including careful budgeting and planning.
The Design-Build process allows clients to participate in the project as a member of the team. All projects are designed and built to budget, with modern home plans custom made for each property and the client’s individual needs.
Capstone Dwellings’ Design-Build process allows the firm’s team to take a budget and work with in the available dollars to attain the best possible results. Clients benefit from open financial reporting through each step of the Design-Build process, and all work is done based on the starting budget. This allows quality homes to be built faster, with less conflict and stress.
Capstone Dwellings is focusing on smarter, sustainable modern homes for families with a special interest in contemporary or modern home design. They are also focused on delivering commercial projects that are profit-generating for their clients. Projects are welcome from all over Vancouver Island, including Campbell River and the Comox Valley (including Royston and Fanny Bay) and south to Qualicum Beach.
Capstone Dwellings Design-Build is a licensed home builder with the Home Owners Protection Office. To learn more, follow Capstone Dwellings on Facebook or visit their website.
Aug 08, 2011
Nutmeg Homes has been building Insulated Concrete Forms homes in the Comox Valley, on Vancouver Island since 1999. These custom home builders strive to continually improve their product.
Energy efficient and eco-friendly, an ICF home by Nutmeg Homes uses up to 40% less energy than the average new home in B.C.
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. The resulting walls offer solid construction that provides a draft-free, quiet, healthy and comfortable living environment.
For more information on Nutmeg Homes and their ICF construction process, visit their website.
Aug 05, 2011
In this established subdivision of executive, West Coast style homes, the final building lots for sale is priced at $79,900.
Located in the popular Willow Point area of Campbell River, Penfield West is comprised of just over 200 residential lots, some of which offer panoramic views of Campbell River and Georgia Strait. The community is conveniently located close to all levels of schools, parks, the Sportsplex, the Campbell River Hospital, the marina and golfing.
Aug 03, 2011
Two new residential developments in Courtenay on Vancouver Island are selling their last lots.
Gatehouse Place is a unique neighbourhood, with a rural setting, located in the heart of the City of Courtenay. This 16 building 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 with extensive aquatic plantings as well as a large natural park that has protected walkways and greenways. There is only only premier lot still available, priced at $173,000.
Perched on top of the most scenic property in the Comox Valley is one remaining residential lot on Trumpeter Crescent.
This area offers spectacular views of the 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. The lot is priced at $357,500.
Aug 02, 2011
Shades of Green Estates patio homes in Campbell River is sold out in Phase I, with only a few homes left in Phase II. With 36 homes in Phase II, and all but a handful sold, plans are also in place for a third phase of 34 homes.
This gated community, ideally suited for active retirement living is set along the Vancouver Island golf course Sequoia Springs.
These new Vancouver Island golf course homes offer spacious two-bedroom-plus-den ranchers at either 1,327 or 1,638 sq. ft, with double car garages and large patios. The well-designed homes are bright and spacious, with roomy kitchens and two full bathrooms.
A community barbeque area and putting green bring residents together while dedicated green space - including a fish-bearing creek - and highlights the beauty of Vancouver Island nature. A golf membership at Sequoia Springs is included with new home purchases (conditions apply).
These new Vancouver Island golf course patio homes start at $279,000. The available patio homes in Phase 2 are currently to lock up, ready for owners to choose their colours and finishing touches. One show home is complete and ready for move-in.
Aug 02, 2011
Chemainus Garden Holiday Resort offers homes in a beautiful garden setting Vancouver Island for less than $80,000. The Resort features cottage-like, park model RVs for seasonal or year-round living, starting at only $79,900. These new Vancouver Island cottages offer a great vacation-getaway or an affordable retirement home for snowbirds. Chemainus Garden Holiday Resort offers a carefree lifestyle, in a quality home on 34-acres of park-like setting in Chemainus on Vancouver Island.
Homes at Chemainus Garden Holiday Resort feature several different floor plans to choose from, or choose to customize your own. 1 and 2 bedroom models are available, and each home has its own decks and/or patios. View sites offer pond and garden views, and the grounds includes recreational facilities such as a pool, artist studio, dog park and walking trails. Park model owners and guests alike appreciate the vibrant social activities available at the resort, which prides itself on its community feel.
Aug 01, 2011
Two new Vancouver Island real estate projects at Fairwinds in Nanoose Bay were recently featured in the Vancouver Sun. View the complete article about Bonnington Ridge and Rockcliffe Park here.
Bonnington Ridge is a collection of new residential lots which feature some ocean and golf course views. This quiet residential cul-de-sac is now 50 per cent sold, with only four lots remaining. Prices for these Vancouver Island residential lots for sale start at $209,000.
RockCliffe Park is a distinctive collection of luxury detached residences. Fine quality craftsmanship and award-winning interior designs create tranquil, casually elegant residences that blend seamlessly into their surroundings. Attention to every detail of the construction process, as well as the needs and lifestyle of the client result in stylish, functional and liveable home spaces. Prices for these new homes at Fairwinds range from $595,000 to $659,000.
Both real estate projects are part of an oceanfront master-planned golf and marina community, which includes amenities such as Fairwinds Golf Club, Schooner Cove Marnina, and Fairwinds Centre.