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Apr 30, 2012
The 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.
Thirteen of the 20 unit duplex homes on Cumberland Road have been sold. All of the remaining have been completed to lock-up, and can be completed for occupancy within a month. The developer will complete the interiors of the units, once the buyers have selected their colour schemes.
These new Vancouver Island duplex homes feature a spacious layout, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each unit includes a quality appliance package with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer.
These new Courtenay homes are priced at $199,900. An open house is held every Saturday from 11-12:30.
Apr 30, 2012
A new townhome development on Piercy Avenue in Courtenay, Vancouver Island is being built by McQueen Construction in the Comox Valley. This real estate project will feature ten new homes and is now under construction. Foundations have been poured and framing is underway. Building permits have been issued in the amount of $1.4 million for two four-plexes. The homes will be built in two buildings with four linked townhouses; two additional townhouses will also be added. These homes will be completed this summer.
Floor plans will include two or three bedrooms and will range in size from 1,300 to 1,600 sq. ft.
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.
Apr 29, 2012
McConochie's Furniture and Appliances has been serving the Comox Valley since 1964. McConochie's store in downtown Courtenay 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 showroom for comfortable and fashionable brand name furniture and decorating ideas.
Check out the selection of refrigerators, ranges, dishwashers, and laundry pairs on display, as well as the choices in chest and upright freezers. McCononchie's knowledgeable sales representatives are there to answer any questions.
McConochie's offers fast free delivery in the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas, and can also arrange delivery to outlying areas.
Apr 29, 2012
Reef Point Cottages is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, British Columbia, Canada. The Vancouver Island waterfront vacation homes at Reef Point Cottages offer an exciting Ucluelet real estate opportunity.
There are currently two private waterfront cottages for sale. These two bedroom vacation homes offer excellent revenue in the growing resort community of Ucluelet, on the west coast of Vancouver Island near Long Beach and Tofino. 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.
The low maintenance 956 squre foot cottages are finished with teak, marble and slate flooring; granite countertops; and pine wainscotting and ceilings. Cozy up to the fireplace on those 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 to add a third bedroom and/or an owner lock-off.
Unit 271 is priced at $299,000, and Unit 273 is priced at $279,000.
Apr 29, 2012
Ronni Lister, a realtor with Remax Ocean Pacific in Courtenay, 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 her at 1.877.216.5171 or email ronnilister@ shaw.ca.
Apr 28, 2012
Western One Rentals and Sales, a one-stop shop on Vancouver Island for equipment rentals and sales, is now also North Vancouver Island’s only authorized Polaris ATV and Ranger/RZR Utility Vehicles dealer, in the Comox Valley. Polaris is currently offering up to $2,000 in rebates on select Polaris ATV's.
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.
Apr 27, 2012
Vancouver Island builder Robannah Developments has a new home for sale in Comox. This new home at 350 Forester Avenue is now priced at $389,900. This home is a fantastic family home in a great area of Comox. This main level entry home has an open concept and something for everyone. The main floor features a good sized kitchen with an island & eating bar, opening to a generous great room, and a separate dining room. Upstairs are three generously sized bedrooms, with a four-piece ensuite and walk-in closet off the master. There is also an additional family room for the kids. This new construction Comox home offers plenty of room for storage with a double garage & crawl space. Call Comox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley for more details.
Apr 27, 2012
Comox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent is currently selling a Cape Cod style country home in the Comox Valley.
6104 Ledingham Road offers paradise in the country, beautiful new granite countertops and a brand new roof with transferable warranty. Close to town, this three-bedroom Cape Cod sits on five acres, offers a large kitchen with nook that looks out to an incredible country setting, family room with French doors leading you onto a deck with pergola plus a large bonus room for your hobbies or fourth bedroom.
Fully landscaped with shrubs and fruit trees this home is also horse ready, with fully fenced pasture, barn with cement floors, electricity, tack room and automatic waterer. An added bonus is a separate three-bay workshop with 220 wiring to hold your toys!
This home is now listed with Realtor Tina Vincent of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley, for $599,900.
Apr 27, 2012
The Bonnington Ridge neighbourhood in the Fairwinds Community in Nanoose Bay offers 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, but nearby, Lot 42 - a.43 acre residential lot in Bonnington Heights - is now available also for $159,000.
Bonnington Ridge lots offer beautiful ocean and golf course views, and executive west coast homes will integrate first-class luxury living with the natural beauty and tranquility of the area.
Located only 15 minutes north of Nanaimo, on the east side of Vancouver Island, Fairwinds is quickly becoming the destination of choice for those seeking a luxurious West Coast lifestyle. This 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.
Apr 26, 2012
Capstone Dwellings is a Design-Build construction firm based in the Comox Valley.
Capstone Dwellings Design-Build specializes in integrated management of the home building process from design to construction, including careful budgeting and planning.
Clients are in direct control of the budget, and 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 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.
Apr 25, 2012
AA Mini Storage in Nanaimo is currently offering their first month free for any storage rentals of two or more months, paid in advance. Nanaimo's AA Mini Storage offers business and household self storage options, featuring vehicle and RV storage, and options for heated units and drive up storage units. These Nanaimo self storage range from 5x5x5 to 20x30. AA Mini Storage can meet your self 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.
Apr 25, 2012
Rural residential estate lots featuring expansive mountain views are now selling at Trent River Estates in Royston, just south of Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Build your custom dream home on treed property backing onto the Trent River, or admire the sweeping mountain views from your 1.3-2.7 acre estate lot.
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.
Construction is now underway on some of the first homes at Trent River Estates. Seven of these stunning Vancouver Island estate lots are still available.
For information about other residential lots for sale in the Comox Valley, see our real current real estate projects.
Apr 24, 2012
TrendWest 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 custom cabinetry and more for new construction, renovations and commercial work. TrendWest Millwork builds and finishes their products in their own shop. If you already have a vision for your millwork design, they can create it, and if you don’t, TrendWest Millwork will design it with their software.
At TrendWest Millwork they believe any space should be functional and practical, and they will work with clients to create what best suits the space and the client's needs.
Contact them by email at trendwest@ shawbiz.ca.
Apr 24, 2012
A newly built, executive rancher by custom home builder Tamarack Construction is now available at 3321 Wisconsin Way, Campbell River. This quality-built rancher is located in Maryland Estates, at the south end of Campbell River.
This new Campbell River home for sale is priced under $400,000 and features a Great Room concept with an open kitchen complete with a bar stool breakfast nook. Other features include expansive windows; high ceilings; hardwood floors; gas fireplace; heat pump; smart lap siding
This home has been built as a Tamarack Construction showhome, and is currently listed at $399,000.
Apr 23, 2012
New patio homes and condominiums at The Gales in Ladysmith offer spectacular Vancouver Island ocean views.
Expansive windows take full advantage of the ocean views in these new homes. Enjoy the dramatic, ever-changing outdoor scenery from the comfort of your spacious living room, or steps outside to enjoy the large sunny patios and balconies all summer long.
The development features 68 new homes - 42 patio homes and 26 condominiums. Inspiring features include vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, top-quality finishing and amazing attention to detail. Homes are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining.
Homes at The Gales range from $599,000 - $650,000. Learn more about The Gales on 1stView.ca
Apr 23, 2012
Nanaimo’s newest luxury ocean view residences in the historical Newcastle neighborhood of Brechin Hill, the condominiums at Boardwalk Place present a lifestyle opportunity in a spectacular ocean front community. Offering the highest standard of steel and concrete construction, Boardwalk Place is looking to be the best value in the Vancouver Island real estate market today.
These new Vancouver Island homes have been designed to take advantages of the stunning views and expansive windows capture dazzling views of the water, city, marina and more. Large private balconies and/or ground floor patios offer space for relaxing and taking in the views.
Nanaimo's newest ocean view townhomes and condos feature refined West Coast architectural design. Residents will enjoy peaceful courtyard gardens and spectacular ocean views from a fully-furnished entertainment roof top deck.
These ocean view condos and townhomes start at only $238,888. For detailed pricing, visit the Boardwalk Place presentation centre at 370 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo. The sales team is on hand daily from 1-5 p.m.
Apr 19, 2012
Apr 19, 2012
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 providing each new vacation home unit with water views. Buildings are West Coast Contemporary style and 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.
Apr 17, 2012
Seahorse Edging, Pathways and Curbs in Campbell River on Vancouver Island provides professional decorative curbing products to enhance your property. The concrete landscape curbing is made on-site from extruded concrete. Seahorse Edging, Pathways and Curbs offers a variety of concrete colors, contour styles and surface designs for your decorative landscape curbing project. Seahorse can create functional and attractive concrete walkways and pathways that deliver a sophisticated look, create low maintenance areas and increase property values for a reasonable cost.
Seahorse provides free estimates and consultation. Most concrete curbing and walkway project installations can be completed in one day for both residential and commercial properties. Contact Trish to book an appointment.
Apr 16, 2012
Rent a garden aerator or thatcher from Central Rentals in Courtenay this spring and 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 them at 610 Anderton Avenue in Courtenay or call 250.334.1882.
Apr 12, 2012
Twenty-one new Courtenay townhomes at Diamond Park on Centennial Drive are now complete and available for immediate occupancy. A number of units have now been sold.
All of these new townhomes 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 stainless steel kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer. The project also includes sprinkler systems, backyard patios and fenced yards for each unit. A children's playground is also on the property.
This new real estate development offer excellent value, with new homes from $175,900-$186,900. Tour the Homes during Open Houses held Thursdays and Fridays from 2-5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3 p.m.
Apr 09, 2012
New tax rules easing the impact of the HST on the sale of new, high-value homes are leading to an increase in home building and sales activity at Vancouver Island’s Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay.
Work is currently underway on building 17 new lots along the Suffolk Connector and part of Idiens Way. Eleven of these lots have already been snapped up by new home builders who plan to construct new homes for sale; the rest will be available as golf course lots for sale.
In addition, a preliminary layout application for a further significant subdivision has been submitted to City Hall for the east side of Crown Isle Drive, including new fairway homes on land bordering both the 16th and 17th holes of the golf course.
And plans are now being prepared for two or three further subdivisions so they are ready to be taken off the shelf and moved forward quickly if sales go as well as hoped.
They include a proposed extension of Crown Isle Drive to link up with Norfolk Way, with new lots on both sides of the new road.
Crown Isle's real estate director Jason Andrew, told the Comox Valley Echo that the resort is "super excited" about the new residential opportunities.
"The new HST rules really make a big difference to us; many new homes here are over $525,000. The changes mean people buying properties in the 600s or 700s are going to save a lot of tax, and the fact second homes and recreational residences also now qualify for rebates is a bonus."
From this week, the B.C. government has increased the price threshold for new homes from $525,000 to $850,000, granting HST rebates to buyers worth up to a maximum of $42,500.
Crown Isle was well positioned to take advantage of the changed tax situation, Andrew added, as it had large areas of land already zoned for residential development and several builders interested in progressing their own developments in addition to Crown Isle marketing its own properties.
"We think a pretty good window of opportunity is opening up," said Andrew. "We have definitely seen a lot more traffic through our own and other show homes on site, and construction activity is building up nicely."
Apr 05, 2012
Courtenay 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 your service appointment.
Apr 04, 2012
Cloverdale Paint Courtenay is an industry leader in eco-friendly paints, green products and low-voc coatings.
Cloverdale Paint in Courtenay is a part of a B.C. grown, family-owned paint manufacturing company that proudly offers quality paint, stain, epxoy and other 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 Comox Valley 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 at 250.830.8430 with any technical inquiries.
Apr 03, 2012
Oceanside Doorman Garage Doors is serving Vancouver Island from Parksville and Qualicum Beach 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 overhead 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.
Apr 03, 2012
The Calgary Herald is reporting that many Alberta residents are buying real estate on Vancouver Island. Whether for recreational use now, future retirement, or both, owning real estate on Vancouver Island remains the ultimate goal for many Albertans, according to a recent Herald artcicle.
Vancouver Island continues to be popular as a retirement destination, with a buyers' survey indicating that 40 per cent of people purchased their property for immediate or future retirement purposes.
At 10 per cent, Albertans make up the largest segment of out-of-province real estate buyers on Vancouver Island.
People looking for retirement property have plenty to choose from, Guy Bezeau, president of the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, told the Herald
“Retirees can’t be pigeon-holed as to what they want; they are so diverse. So we’re seeing retirees buying in all types of markets. The Island really offers that type of diversity.
“We do have a broad base — everything from manufactured-home parks, strata condominiums, townhomes, patio homes, single-family dwellings on small lots, and rural parcels.”
He says many areas of Vancouver Island offer excellent value in their real estate markets. There are affordable options to meet many different budgets.
Vancouver Island's mild winter climate definitely remains a big draw for Albertans; it’s possible to ski one day, golf the next, then go for a kayak paddle the following day.
Apr 02, 2012
Presley and Partners Business Advisors and Chartered Accountants Help Vancouver Island Businesses Be Front Runners
These are interesting economic times, with world events affecting businesses on Vancouver Island. 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 Comox Valley 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 Presley & Partners to see how they can join your team to help your business be a “Front Runner.”
Apr 02, 2012
Courtenay's new Diamond Park town home development is designed for family living. Featuring 21 new three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes starting at $175,900, Diamond Park town homes are located close to schools and have their own children's playground on-site.
The interiors of these spacious 1,052 sq ft homes have been finished with hardwood, ceramic tile floors and stainless steel kitchen appliances. Laundry rooms are equipped with stacking washer and dryer, and each home offers a computer nook. Outside, these quality-built new Comox Valley town homes come complete with a fully landscaped, fenced yard and a 10x14 patio. This new real estate development is now complete, and located at 170 Centennial Dr., Courtenay.
Diamond Park townhomes offers excellent value, with new homes starting at $175,900.
Tour the homes during Open Houses held Fridays from 2-5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 12-3 p.m.