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Sep 30, 2011

Woodcote Mews - New Duplex Homes in Courtenay - Offer 3 Bedrooms and Plenty of Space

Woodcote Mews Courtenay duplex homesThe new duplex homes at Woodcote Mews in west Courtenay are proving popular with young families, empty nesters, and those looking for a Vancouver Island vacation home.
These side-by-side duplex homes offer a spacious 1,320 sq ft on two floors with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each unit includes a quality appliance package, consisting of a fridge, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
Centrally located in Courtenay, residents are within walking distance of the vibrant downtown area, which features shopping, restaurants and offices. Woodcote Park is only a few steps away and schools are close by. Residents are only minutes from North Island College, Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, Crown Isle Golf Course, the Comox Valley Airport, and St. Joseph's Hospital, recreational facilities, as well as beaches, rivers and parks. These new homes are priced at $211,900.


Sep 29, 2011

Designed for Active Living, New Shades of Green Patio Homes in Campbell River Appeal to Retirees

Shades of Green retirement living Campbell RiverActive retirees are enjoying the lifestyle at Campbell River's golf course patio homes at Shades of Green Estates along the Sequoia Springs golf course. These spacious new Vancouver Island patio homes are surrounded by green space and set in a quiet gated community.
Lining the golf course, Shades of Green Estates offer two-bedroom-plus-den ranchers at either 1,327 or 1,638 sq. ft, with double car garages and large patios. Homes are bright and spacious, with roomy kitchens and two full bathrooms. Sold as bareland strata, residents can leave the yard maintenance up to the landscapers, while still creating their own personalized gardens.
A community barbeque area and putting green bring residents together, and dedicated green space featuring a fish-bearing creek highlight 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.

Sep 28, 2011

New Vancouver Island Lakefront Vacation Homes Going Up at The Maples at Sproat Lake

The Maplesat Sporat Lake Lakefront Vancouver Island Vacation homesOwn a piece of Vancouver Island paradise at The Maples at Sproat Lake and enjoy the lake shore, family time and spectacular mountain views in one of these Vancouver Island vacation homes. The Maples Resort is located on five acres of beautifully treed property on Sproat Lake, west of Port Alberni, featuring 300 feet of lake frontage. The property has natural forest buffers on all sides and features a southern exposure.
Maples Resort has been a popular lakefront vacation rental destination and landmark at Sproat Lake for many years. The Maples Resort has been redeveloped with vacation townhomes. This strata community offers seasonal recreational vacation homes, featuring open space floor plans and spacious decks. These lakefront vacation homes start at $349,900.

Sep 27, 2011

Victoria's Oak Bay Beach Hotel's Luxury Waterfront Real Estate Featured in Vancouver Sun

Oak Bay Beach Hotel Luxury waterfront residences VictoriaThe New Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Luxury Private Residences on the Victoria waterfront was recently featured in the Vancouver Sun.
This Vancouver Island luxury hotel and real estate development is a re-build of the iconic Oak Bay Beach Hotel, and will feature 20 luxury waterfront condominiums and vacation hotel suites.
The Private Residences at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel offer luxury living that is at once comfortable and elegant. The panoramic ocean and mountain views from these waterfront homes are breathtaking. The large suites will be finished in a traditional manor-house style and the residences mesh seamlessly with the sophisticated services and amenities of the resort.
Vacation Hotel Suites make perfect vacation homes with access to all the services of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel. Spend up to four months a year in Victoria while enjoying contracted lease-back revenues from the hotel.
The Grand Opening of the Hotel is set for May 2012. Click here to read the full Vancouver Sun article.

Sep 27, 2011

Courtenay's Diamond Park Townhouses Offer Deluxe New Homes Features

Diamond Park New tonwhomes CourtenayCentrally located in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, the new town homes at Diamond Park are designed for families, with host of great features.
Priced at only $181,900, these three bedroom homes feature hardwood and tile floors, custom cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and washer and dryer.
Exteriors are finished with rock and Hardi-Plank siding, and feature exposed concrete driveways and fenced and landscaped private yards with mountain views
Tour the homes during Open Houses held Thursdays and Fridays from 5-7 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. at 1700 Centennial Dr., Courtenay.


Sep 26, 2011

Meet the Comox Valley Team Behind Design-Build New Home Builders Capstone Dwellings

Capstone Dwellings is a design-build new home builder in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. The team behind Capstone Dwelings includes:
Joe Pearce, the Builder/Design-Build General Contractor. Joe is experienced in all stages of the construction process and has earned the respect of local Comox Valley tradespeople through professional general contracting practices. Joe is committed to continual professional development in the areas of Custom Home Building and Design-Build. Joe is hands-on at the construction site daily.
Bethany Pearce, the Designer/Design-Build Project Manager. Bethany is a Vancouver Island born-and-raised Design-Build professional. With several stunning projects completed, she has a growing reputation in the local area as a trusted Design-Builder and Project Manager. In addition to the roles within her firm, Bethany is also a trusted source for local design and build commentary through her blog, Comox Valley Dwellings.
The team has recently added Jodi Kozicki to assist in the office.  

Sep 26, 2011

Lakefront Properties Ready for New Homes at Trumpeter Pointe near Duncan, Vancouver Island

Trumpeter Pointe Alkefront lots and new homes Vancouver islandTrumpeter Pointe is an upscale master-planned lakeside new real estate development near Maple Bay and Duncan on Vancouver Island.
This 24-acre residential subdivision offers 49 view lots and 17 waterfront lots featuring lake and mountain views, an abundance of green space, parkland, and walking trails.
Both underground-serviced residential building lots and luxurious Built Green new homes are now available. Custom home plans and home construction services from Nicon Developments are also available for residential building lot purchasers.
Nick Woywitka, the developer of the Trumpeter Pointe subdivision, and owner of Nicon, knows the importance of window and deck locations, benefits of vaulted ceilings and expansive glass, and the beauty of indigenous materials for new lakeside homes.
Whether you want to customize existing home plans or create new custom homes plans from start to finish, Nicon has the expertise to guide you through the entire new home construction process at Trumpeter Pointe, making it a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

Sep 23, 2011

Gatehouse Place in Courtenay Selling Its Final Residential Lot

Gatehouse Place lots for Sale CourtenayWith the supply of residential building lots for sale in the Comox Valley dwindling, there is one premium building lot still available at Gatehouse Place in Courtenay.
An ideal spot for a new home, this piece of Vancouver Island real estate is is set in a unique neighbourhood, with a rural setting, located in the heart of the City of Courtenay. This 16 home 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.

Sep 22, 2011

Final Week of Savings on Vancouver Island Vacation Homes at Chemainus Garden Holiday Resort

Chemainus Garden Holiday ResortChemainus Garden Holiday Resort is offering buyers of any in-stock Park Model home by September 30, 2011 a free site rental until Dec. 31, 2012. There is only a week left to take advantage of this significant savings on a new Vancouver Island vacation home. New owners will also receive a 5-year Silver Resort Membership, and be members of the Chemainus Garden Charter Club.
The resort property has recently brought in a new Cavco Park Model Home, priced at $79,900.
Stop in the at the resort, located one hour north of Victoria and half and hour south of Nanaimo and find out about a new lifestyle at Chemainus Garden Holiday Resort.
These Vancouver Island cottages for vacation or permanent living are an affordable retirement option. Chemainus Garden Holiday Resort offers a carefree lifestyle of freedom and fun, in a quality home on 34-acres of park-like setting on Vancouver Island.
The sales office is open daily from 1-5 p.m. at 3042 River Road, Chemainus, BC  

Sep 22, 2011

Oceanview Lots Available at Bonnington Ridge at Fairwinds on Vancouver Island

Ocean view lots for sale Bonnington Ridge FairwindsThe residential lots for sale at Bonnington Ridge at Fairwinds on Vancouver Island offer stunning views of the ocean, golf course, and surrounding nature. This quiet real estate project, set on a cul-de-sac has 4 lots still available, starting at $209,000. Four of the eight lots in Bonnington Ridge have sold.
In addition to being surrounded by the best of Vancouver Island nature, and located in one of the driest spots in the country, Fairwinds Community and Resort also offers a 360-slip marina, an 18-hole golf course, tennis courts, 20 kilometres of hiking trails and an indoor swimming pool.
This master-planned community is located on a peninsula that juts into the Strait of Georgia between Nanaimo and Parksville.
Fairwinds has developed a real estate community of 720 single-family homes, town houses and lots for new homes.  

Sep 21, 2011

Nutmeg Homes Explores Green Roofs for Vancouver Island Homes

Nutmeg Homes Green Roof Builder ComoxAfter a successful installation of a green roof on the new Comox Valley Visitor Information Centre in Cumberland, Nutmeg Homes of Comox is now working with several specialists, ICF suppliers and green roof drain system companies to build the first ICF residential green roof in BC.
Nutmeg Homes is a green new home builder based in the Vancouver Island community of Comox, specializing in Insulated Concrete Form (ICF) construction.
According to Nutmeg Homes, insulated concrete roof/floor/deck form systems provide the ultimate roof. The concrete wall and steel reinforcement transitions to the concrete roof deck and beam system, creating a roof that is super insulated, indestructible, and can be used as a giant deck.
Nutmeg Homes hopes to be the first in BC to turn this roof system in to the ultimate green eco-roof roof.


Sep 21, 2011

Valley Carpet One Floor & Home in Duncan Has Your Flooring Needs Covered

Valley Carpet One Duncan Floor CoveringsValley Carpet One Floor & Home has built their Duncan-based Vancouver Island flooring business by providing positive experiences for their customers.
Valley Carpet One has been operating in the Cowichan Valley since 1977. In 1994, the store joined Carpet One, a retail flooring co-op with the buying power of 1,500 stores.
As part of a worldwide co-op, Valley Carpet One not only has enormous buying power, but they have partners in all of the major brands, mills, and manufacturers. Valley Carpet One sells floor coverings including carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic tile, vinyl, area rugs and more - and you'll always find the best products and great savings, everyday. For more information, visit the Valley Carpet One Floor & Home Duncan website.

Sep 20, 2011

Majestic Stones and Granite Sells Countertops, Stone Sinks and More in Duncan

Majestic Stones and Granite Duncan, Vancouver ISlandMajestic Stones and Granite in Duncan on Vancouver Island is a retailer and wholesaler of imported granite countertops, stone sinks, and other natural stone products including flooring, mortuary stones, fountains, and garden decor. Majestic Stones’ most popular product is pre-fabricated granite countertops and kitchen islands for new homes and renovations. The granite counters come in standard lengths of 96” x 26” and are the most affordable retail granite option. Custom orders are also available. Drop by their showroom at 150 Station Street, Duncan on Vancouver Island to see what is new, in stock or available to order. 

Sep 16, 2011

The Gales Patio Homes Offer Ocean Views and Luxury Living

The Gales Ocean View condos Vancouver islandThe Gales in Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island, offer stunning new luxury ocean view homes.
New patio homes at The Gales range in size from 1,550-2,780 sq ft and are built to take advantage of the spectacular unobstructed views of Ladysmith Harbour and Thetis Island.
Featuring large windows to soak in the views and luxury fittings and finishings, the 42 patio homes and 26 condos at this Vancouver Island real estate development are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining. The present showhome a gorgeous level entry with walkout basement fully finished. Soaring ceilings, hardwood floors, granite counters, oversized deck/patio, heated tile, heat pump and more.
New homes at The Gales range from $599,000- $650,000.   

Sep 14, 2011

Anna Jorgensen Real Estate Team Moves to Royal LePage in the Comox Valley

Anna Jorgensen Comox Valley realtorComox Valley realtors The Anna Jorgensen team have announced that they are now associated with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley. Melissa Berrigan and Richard Verrier continue to work with the Anna Jorgensen team to help buyers find the perfect Comox Valley real estate. Anna Jorgensen has been selling real estate on Vancouver Island for almost 20 years, specializing in the Comox Valley and Campbell River regions. She is the recipient of many real estate awards for her success as a realtor. For more information, visit the Anna Jorgensen team website.

Sep 09, 2011

Enjoy Water View From the Condos at The Texada in Nanaimo

The Texada coean view condosNew homes at The Texada luxury oceanview condominium building in Nanaimo are more than 75% sold. This Vancouver Island new home project features 89 units ranging in size from 922-1467 sq ft, starting at only $249,900.
Homes here offer views of the Georgia Strait and Coastal Mountains from their oversized decks and patios. Texada homeowners are within walking distance of local shops, entertainment, beaches and parks.
The building offers three custom designed interiors allowing new home owners the feeling of luxury at affordable prices. Floor plans range from a one-bedroom plus den to a two-bedroom plus den.
An open house is held daily, except for Fridays, from 11am to 4pm at 6310 McRobb Avenue, just off of Uplands Drive in Nanaimo.


Sep 07, 2011

Strong Home Sales Numbers for Victoria Area in August

New Homes for Sale VictoriaReal estate sales numbers in Greater Victoria, on Vancouver Island, were up in August over July.
According to numbers from the Victoria Real Estate Board, homes and other property sales reached 542 last month, up from 523 in July. Real estate sales were up 28 per cent over August 2010, when 425 properties changed hands.
Average prices increased for all housing categories in August. Single family houses had an average selling price of $652,841, up from $581,117 last month. The median price was $547,000.
The average sale price for a condominium was up to $339,047, an increase from $315,371 in July. The median dipped to $271,500. Townhouses ended August with an average price of $437,079, up from $412,178. The median was $416,700.
The high-end market was proved strong, as 25 single-family houses sold for more than $1 million, including two which topped $3 million.
Greater Victoria - one of the most expensive housing markets in the country - has 328 residential properties priced at $1 million or more listed on the MLS.
Sales in August included 307 single-family homes, 128 condos, and 68 townhouses. Victoria, Saanich, and Langford led the way in single-family home sales. The city of Victoria had the highest number of condo sales.

Sep 07, 2011

August Sales Numbers Hold Steady for Vancouver Island Real Estate Board

Vancouver Island Real Estate new homesMLS sales data released by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) for August 2011, shows a 13 per cent increase in single family unit sales compared to August 2010, and a six per cent increase over July 2011.
The average price of a single family home sold in August 2011 through the VIREB MLS system was $345,866 up three per cent from the $335,506 of August 2010, and on par with July 2011’s $344,655.
There were 742 single family homes listed in August, bringing the active single family homes available through the VIREB MLS system to 3,168, up from the 2,991 available this time last year, and down slightly from the 3,239 available at the end of July.
For the 12-month period from the end of August 2010 to August 2011, average sale prices across VIREB's six zones saw: Campbell River down three per cent (to$278,696), the Comox Valley up seven per cent (to $347,383), Nanaimo was up five per cent (to $365,537), Parksville/Qualicum was up two per cent (to $398,358), Port Alberni/West Coast slipped two per cent (to $262,032) and the Cowichan Valley was down eight per cent (to $336,414).

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