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Mar 31, 2012

Jackson & Associates, Serving Vancouver Island's Real Estate Appraisal Needs

Vancouver Island real estate appraisersJackson & Associates is Vancouver Island’s most trusted source of real estate appraisal services. In their 31+ years of operation, their AIC-certified appraisers have completed more than 30,000 residential appraisals and more than 5,000 commercial appraisals out of their Courtenay offices. 

Serving Vancouver Island from Duncan to Port Hardy, the Sunshine Coast and all points in between, Jackson & Associates provides more than just numbers, they provide value. Jackson & Associates can also help with business planning processes through site selection, acquisition due diligence, and development project.

They provide reliable advice to businesses and individuals on a wide range of issues involving real estate holdings. Whether appraising a single-family home, an apartment tower or a multi-unit development project, the expert real estate team at Jackson & Associates provides accurate and dependable valuations tailored to individual needs. Jackson & Associates recognizes that clients put trust in them and their service. 

In return, they deliver more than just numbers – they deliver real value to help clients solve real problems. Contact Jackson & Associates at 250.338.7323.

Mar 30, 2012

Comox Valley Stone Mason Bedrock Masonry Installs Natural and Cultured Stone

Bedrock Masonry Comox Stone MasonBedrock Masonry has been providing natural and cultured stone installation to new homes and renovations in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, since 1992. With specialized training in Arriscraft stone installation, owner Jim Jensen trained as a stone mason at Georgian College. Bedrock Masonry can install exterior stone facing and stone fireplace surrounds using natural stone or cultured stone. Bedrock Masonry can complete custom stone work, traditional stone work, and projects for high-end custom homes. They provide free quotes, offer reliable service and references are available. They provide a high standard of masonry work and are passionate about their craft. Contact them at 250.941.5050. For more images of their work, find Bedrock Masonry on Facebook.

Mar 29, 2012

The Maples Resort at Sproat Lake Now Selling New Waterfront Vacation Homes

Vacation Homes for sale at Sproat LakeThe Maples Resort at Sproat Lake  offers new Vancouver Island waterfront vacation homes at the popular Port Alberni recreation area of Sproat Lake. These new vacation homes are comfortably spaced around the five acre property near Port Alberni. Privacy is provided by tree buffers around the property and landscaping, which makes extensive use of natural vegetation.
The property slopes upwards from the beach so each new vacation home unit features lake and mountain views. Buildings are West Coast Contemporary style in earth tone colours with rock accents. Each home offers spacious, sunny decks with southern exposure.
Owners at The Maples enjoy a large beach area and a 2,100 sq ft dock complete with a 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.

Mar 29, 2012

Rare Opportunity to Own a West Coast Vacation Home at Ucluelet's Reef Point Cottages

Reef Point Vacataion Cottages, UclueletReef Point Cottages, where the west coast rain forest meets the Pacific Ocean, is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, BC. The Vancouver Island waterfront vacation homes at Reef Point Cottages offer an exciting Ucluelet real estate opportunity.
Reef Point Cottages is located near Tofino, just minutes from Ucluelet’s beautiful pocket beaches or Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park. The Wild Pacific Trail is on the doorstep of Reef Point Cottages.
These two private waterfront cottages for sale are two bedroom, two bathroom homes with excellent revenue in the growing resort community of Ucluelet. These low maintenance 956 sq ft cottages are finished with teak, marble and slate flooring; granite countertops; pine wainscotting and ceilings.
Cozy up to the fireplace on stormy nights or sit in your private hot tub on the oversized covered deck overlooking nature and on to Spring Cove. There is also room in the unfinished basement of one unit to add a third bedroom and/or an owner lock-off.
These Ucluelet real estate cottages are part of the Reef Point Cottages rental program and the owner is entitled to 6 months personal use each year. The owners can also leave their vacation home in the rental program full-time and earn a return on this hassle free investment.
Unit 271 is priced at $299,000, and Unit 273 is priced at $279,000.

Mar 28, 2012

Campbell River Home Builder Tamarack Construction Selling Show Home in Maryland Estates

Campbell River house for salePremium home builder Tamarack Construction of Campbell River is now selling its new show home in Campbell River's Maryland Estates, at the south end of this Vancouver Island city.
This executive home is a quality-built rancher at 3321 Wisconsin Way, which features a great room concept, an open kitchen complete with a bar stool breakfast nook. Built with expansive windows, hardwood floors and ceramic tile, and featuring a gas fireplace and heat pump, this new Tamarack Construction home is listed at $399,000.
Tamarack Construction is also selling a custom-built, premium ocean-view home on Quadra Island, near Campbell River. Overlooking Drew Harbour and Rebecca Spit, this 3,280 sq ft home also features a carriage 780 sq ft house on the 1.4 acre lot. For more information on this unique ocean view home for sale, or to build your own new custom home in Campbell River, contact Michael Knitter of Tamarack Construction at 250.203.1979.

Mar 28, 2012

It's All About Lifestyle With New Patio Homes and Townhomes at The Gales in Ladysmith

Patio Homes at The GalesThe Gales is an ocean view patio home and condominium real estate development in Ladysmith, which offer residents the opportunity to enjoy an idyllic Vancouver Island lifestyle. Set in a community with year-round outdoor activities and adventures to be enjoyed in one of Canada's most temperate climates, owners at The Gales are never at a loss for things to do. From a walk on one of the many local beaches to leisurely strolls through pristine forest right at your back door, the lure of natural wonder is ever beckoning.
If you are in the mood for a slightly more urban experience, the town of Ladysmith offers the convenience of being close by without the manic pace of a large urban centre. The relaxed and friendly pace of life in Ladysmith will leave you as refreshed as you are after a walk in one of the many local parks.
A number of homes at The Gales are complete and occupied. A new phase of patio homes is now being marketed. New homes at The Gales are priced from $599,000-$650,000.


Mar 27, 2012

Vancouver Island Concrete Form Rentals from Comox Valley Island Forms

Comox Valley Concrete Form Rental“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. Call them at 250.338.5711.

Mar 27, 2012

Patties Portable Potties is Now Part of Coast Environmental

Coast Environemental Portable PottiesCoast Environmental supplies and services portable outhouses (Porta-Potties) on Vancouver Island. With locations from Victoria to the North Island, Coast Environemntal provides: portable washroom rentals for construction trade and special events on Vancouver Island; septic pump out services for Vancouver Island homes and RVs; executive and handicapped units for short or long-term use. The Comox Valley branch was previously Pattie's Portable Potties. Coast Environmental also offers temporary fence rentals for construction, security and event fencing. For more information visit the Coast Environmental website.

Mar 26, 2012

Comox Realtor Tina Vincent's Featured Listing: Acreage Lots with Stunning View in the Comox Valley

Comxo valley acreage view lotsComox Realtor Tina Vincent of Royale LePage in the Comox Valley, has acreage lots for sale in the Comox Valley. Offering spectacular views and unbelievable pricing, this is your chance to own your own piece of paradise on beautiful Vancouver Island.
With a range of 5+ acres, these estate lots on Forbidden Plateau are easily accessible and have fantastic views,  with some overlooking the Comox Harbour, Johnston Straight and coastal mountains.
Surrounded by incredible areas for hiking, biking, snow shoeing and skiing, the activity options are endless, and the views at the end of the day are perfect for unwinding. The Comox Valley, Vancouver Island -  where else can ski, golf & fish all in the same day?  These acreage lots are priced to sell from $165,000. Royale LePage Comox V


Mar 26, 2012

New Residential Lot For Sale for $159,000 at Bonnington Heights in Fairwinds

The Bonnington Ridge neighbourhood in Fairwinds offers a limited number of residential lots for sale, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with prices starting at $209,000. Only four lots are still available in Bonnington Ridge.
Nearby, Lot 42 - a.43 acre residential lot in Bonnington Heights - is now available for $159,000. Beautiful ocean and golf course views can be had at Bonnington Ridge, where homes will integrate first-class luxury living with the natural beauty and tranquility of the area. 
Located only fifteen minutes north of Nanaimo, Fairwinds is quickly becoming the destination of choice for those seeking a luxurious West Coast lifestyle. This lifestyle oriented community features a spectacular Golf Club, Schooner Cove Marina and a recreational fitness facility. The Bonnington Ridge neighbourhood is only a few minutes walking distance to Fairwinds Centre. Stop by their sales Centre to learn more.

Mar 25, 2012

Nanaimo's AA Mini Storage Offers Option for One Month Free Self Storage

Nanaimo AA Mini Storage Self Storage Unit rentalAA Mini Storage in Nanaimo iscurrently offering their first month free for any storage rentals of two or more months, paid in advance.  AA Mini Storage offers self storage options for business and personal goods. Featuring vehicle and RV storage, and heated and non heated self storage units ranging from 5x5x5 to 20x30, AA Mini Storage can meet your storage needs – from storing business equipment to the contents of a house. AA Mini Storage offers excellent security, with video surveillance, gated access, and resident managers on site. AA Mini Storage offers convenience as well – open 7 days a week and with drive-up doors available on 10x10x10 units and larger, your storage locker is always easily accessible. Contact them at 250.758.7442.

Mar 21, 2012

Majestic Stones and Granite Sells Countertops, Stone Sinks and More on Vancouver Island

Majestic Stones and GraniteMajestic Stones and Granite is a retailer and wholesaler of imported granite countertops, stone sinks, and other natural stone products including flooring, mortuary stones, fountains, and garden decor. The company's most popular product is pre-fabricated granite countertops and kitchen islands. The counter tops come in standard lengths of 96 x 26 inches and are the most affordable retail granite option. Custom orders are also available. Drop by their showroom located at 150 Station Street Duncan, in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island to see what's in stock. For more informatio, visit the Majestic Stones and Granite website.

Mar 20, 2012

Central Rentals in Courtenay Has the Tools For Your Lawn and Garden

Central rentals CourtenayRent a Garden Aerator or Thatcher from Central Rentals for 4 hours @ $25.00 until March 25. Wake up your lawn, comb out the dead grass from winter and open up the turf to help drainage. Both will help encourage your lawn to new growth.
Courtenay's Home Hardware Building Centre's Central Rentals offers equipment rentals in the Comox Valley. Central Rentals offers all the tools and equipment to get any Comox Valley project done right and renting means you'll always the right tool for the job.
Central Rentals' Comox Valley equipment rentals division can supply: mini excavators; bobcats; scaffolding, construction security fencing; jack hammers; compactors; floor sanders; laser levels, and more.
Central Rentals in the Comox Valley offers rates from half-day up to long term on equipment rentals.
Offering unmatched service and selection, Central Rentals is ready to help homeowners and contractors find the equipment they need. Visit the at 610 Anderton Avenue in Courtenay or call 250.334.1882.

Mar 19, 2012

Vancouver Island Acreage Lots for Sale at Trent River Estates

Trent River Estates Lots for SaleTrent River Estates in the Comox Valley consists of 11 residential estate lots for sale, ranging in size from 1.33 to 2.71 acres. This desirable subdivision is located in Royston on Vancouver Island, and only 7 acreage lots remain for sale.
Trent River Estates is set ina  rural area, amid green space and woodlands, with 8 lots backing onto the Trent River. Three lots feature panoramic Comox Valley mountain views. A building scheme is in place and the zoning on these Vancouver Island building lots allow for Carriage Homes. Additonal property features include underground hydro, telephone, utility services, and an approved septic area for each lot. The first new homes in the development are under construction.
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.
For information about other residential lots for sale in the Comox Valley, see our real current real estate projects.

Mar 17, 2012

Full Mechanical Contracting Services For Residential and Commercial Construction from Archer Mechanical

Residential heating, plumbing, gasArcher Mechanical offers the full mechanical contracting package of residential and commercial plumbing, heating, and gas installation for residential and commercial construction projects in Parksville, Qualicum, the Comox Valley, and Campbell River on Vancouver Island, BC.

With just one phone call, Archer Mechanical provides plumbing, heating, gas, heating services, and complete mechanical installation packages to homeowners and businesses. Archer Mechanical also provides fire protection and sheet metal services.

Established in May 2009, Archer Mechanical “takes pride in everything they do.” Archer Mechanical offers competitive rates and discounts on multiple contracts. Doing their part to build green, Archer Mechanical installs high efficiency equipment like condensing tankless water heaters at cost. Contact Matt Archer at 250.331.3115.

Mar 16, 2012

Polaris ATV Sales Specials on Now at WesternOne in Comox

Polaris ATV sales and servicePolaris's XP Sales event is offering rebates of up to $2,000 and up to six months with no payments on Polaris ATV's. Western One Rentals and Sales is North Vancouver Island’s only authorized Polaris ATV and Ranger/RZR Utility Vehicles dealer. Located in Comox and serving Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni, the North Island and the Sunshine Coast, WesternOne is the only place on Vancouver Island to buy Canada’s number one selling ATV. They have Polaris factory-trained and certified technicians for any ATV parts and servicing needs. As Vancouver Island’s only Ranger/RZR dealer, WesternOne is committed to providing the same great customer service for their ATV sales and service as they do for their Comox Valley equipment rentals. WesternOne Rentals and Sales also rents, sells and services scissor lifts and aerial lifts; generators; air tools; concrete equipment; and forklifts on Vancouver Island.

Mar 16, 2012

New Courtenay Townhomes Coming to Piercy Avenue

new downtown Courtenay townhomesnew townhome development on Piercy Avenue in Courtenay, Vancouver Island is being built by McQueen Construction in the Comox Valley. This new real estate project planned to be built in two phases, with a total of four townhouses and two duplexes creating 10 new Courtenay homes. The townhomes and duplexes will offer three different floor plans, which will include two or three bedrooms and bathroom and range in size from 1,300-1,600 sq. ft.
Options will include the increasingly popular design of the master bedroom on the main floor. All of these new homes will feature hardwood flooring, solid wood cabinets, and come complete with appliance packages. The homes will have attached garages and additional driveway parking, and the development will also have guest parking spots.
Located only a few blocks from downtown Courtenay, Piercy Avenue Townhomes are set in a sunny, central location in this growing Vancouver Island city.
Prices are expected to start at $249,900.

Mar 15, 2012

Oceanfront Development in Sooke Offers Stunning Lots for Sale

Waterfront lots for sale SookeThe ocean front real estate development of Silver Spray in Sooke offers Vancouver Island waterfront and view lots for sale.
Located only 26 miles southwest of Victoria, Silver Spray offers privacy at the end of a country road, and access to all of the city amenities in nearby Colwood, Langford, Metchosin and Sooke.
In addition, Silver Falls Development Inc now has an offering focused on developing 35 Oceanfront Villas within a Private Residence Club. The Villas will be architecturally designed to maximize the front-row wilderness waterfront experience, and can be customized to include an assortment of features, including optional lock-off guest suites.
The Silver Spray development has been carefully envisioned to include: 127 private residential lots with a broad array of sizes, views and prices; protected designated beach areas; a linear park running north to south through the project; a sheltered marina at the entrance of the Sooke Harbour Basin, and a golf course and resort development.
Phase IV lots are now selling at Silver Spray, with residential lot prices starting at $189,000.    

Mar 14, 2012

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

Down to Earth Stone Slinging Landscape helpPractical help goes a long way. Down 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. Trucks can unload and place material within 20 minutes. The trucks can haul 10 to 12 yards of material at a time and can place material from 0 feet to 120 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 contractors and home owners on the north Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley and Campbell River. 

Mar 13, 2012

New Central Courtenay Townhomes Now Priced From $175,900

Diamond Park townhomesDiamond Park Town Homes in Courtenay are centrally located, new three bedroom homes now priced starting at only $175,900.
Construction is complete at this 21 town home development on Centennial Drive in Courtenay and the new homes are available for immediate occupancy. All of these new Courtenay homes are 1,050 square feet in size, and offer three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
Features include hardwood floors and contemporary interior finishings. Each unit is complete with a stainless steel kitchen appliance package and a washer and dryer. The town 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 Fridays from 2-5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3 p.m. 

Mar 08, 2012

Comox New Homes Builder Nutmeg Homes Explores Green Options

Green home builder ComoxNutmeg Homes, is an award-winning custom home builder on Vancouver Island, which uses insulted concrete form (ICF) construction to create beautiful new homes. Based in the Comox Valley, Nutmeg Homes uses innovative concrete construction methods in building homes for their clients, to create green, energy efficient new homes.
The Nutmeg Homes website features a number of the new custom homes the company has built in and around the Comox Valley since 2000, and features details about the ICF construction process. 
Nutmeg Homes is also currently exploring options for building LEED certified homes and has begun developing green (or living) roofs.  

Mar 05, 2012

Woodcote Mews - New Courtenay Duplexes Now Priced under $200,000

New Homes under $200,000 in CourtenayThe new Courtenay duplexes at Woodcote Mews have been popular with young families, empty nesters, and those looking for a Vancouver Island vacation home. And now the remaining 1,320 sq ft duplex homes are priced under $200,000.
These new Vancouver Island duplex homes feature a spacious layout, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each unit includes a quality appliance package with refridgerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
Centrally located in Courtenay, residents of Woodcote Mews are in 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 recreational facilities, including beaches, rivers and parks. These new Courtenay homes are priced at $199,900.

Mar 03, 2012

Thomas Dishlevoy Architecture Offers Architecture Services on Vancouver Island

Thomas Dishlevoy Architecture Comox ValleyThomas Dishleovey of Thomas Dishlevoy Architecture Ltd in the Comox Valley is offering up his thoughts on development and construction in the region on both his blog and FacebookThomas Dishlevoy Architecture Ltd offers architecture services for all types and sizes of projects. Established in 1995, and serving the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island since 1998, Thomas Dishlevoy Architecture Ltd has proven experience in:
  • Residential, commercial and institutional
  • Renovations, additions and new projects
  • Heritage restoration
  • Building envelope repairs and upgrades
  • Green Buildings, LEED and Living Buildings
  • Development Master Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Programming and Cost Estimating

Mar 02, 2012

One Residential Building Lot Available in Campbell River's Penfield West Neighbourhood

Lot for sale in Campbell RiverPenfield West is a well-established, prestigious Campbell River neighbourhood that contains executive and west-coast contemporary homes. There is only one residential lot left in this desirable Willow Point development. The lot is priced at $79,900.
The Vancouver Island neighbourhood of Penfield West consist of just over 200 residential preoperties, some of which offer panoramic views of Campbell River and Georgia Strait. This appealing residential area is 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.

Mar 01, 2012

AA Mini Storage in Nanaimo Offers Security and Convenience for Self Storage

Nanaimo Self StorageAA Mini Storage in Nanaimo has self storage options for business or personal needs. With vehicle and RV storage, and heated and non heated self storage units ranging from 5x5x5 to 20x30, AA Mini Storage can meet your needs – whether you are storing business equipment or the contents of a house. With video surveillance, gated access, and resident managers, security is paramount. AA Mini Storage offers convenience as well – open 7 days a week and with drive-up doors, your storage locker is easily accessible. Contact them at 250.758.7442.

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