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Jul 31, 2012

New Courtenay Townhomes on Piercy Avenue Now Under Construction

Piercy Avenue TownhomesNew townhome developments in the Vancouver Island community of Courtenay are proving to be very popular with homebuyers. One new development coming to the market this summer is being built by McQueen Construction in the Comox Valley. This new townhome development on Piercy Avenue in downtown Courtenay, will feature ten new homes and is now under construction. The homes will be built in two buildings with four linked townhouses; two additional townhouses will also be added. These Courtenay townhomes will be completed this summer.
Floor plans for the Piercy Avenue townhome will include two and three bedrooms, and homes will range in size from 1,300 to 1,600 sq. ft. Many of these new homes offer the option of having 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.

Jul 31, 2012

Relax and Enjoy the Ocean View From Your New Vancouver Island Patio Home at The Gales

Ocean view homes at The GalesImagine entertaining on your spacious ocean view patio at  The Gales in Ladysmith this summer. With all of your outdoor landscaping and maintenance taken care of, your time can be spent enjoying the view with friends.
These new patio homes and condominiums offer spectacular Vancouver Island ocean views, both through the oversized windows and from their expansive balconies and patios. Enjoy the dramatic, ever-changing outdoor scenery from the comfort of your spacious living room, or step outside to enjoy West Coast living at its finest all summer long.
The new real estate development at The Gales features 68 new homes - 42 patio homes and 26 condominiums. Stand-out 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

Jul 31, 2012

Dale's Plumbing and Mechanical Offers Fast Response to Service Calls in Campbell River and the Comox Valley

Dale's Plumbing Comox Valley

Dale’s Plumbing and Mechnical specializes in residential and commercial plumbing in Campbell River and in the Comox Valley . Their expert team work hard to establish a quick response time for service calls throughout the region. Emergency plumbing services in Campbell River and the Comox Valley are now just a quick call away.
Dale’s Plumbing and Mechanical has been operating on North Vancouver Island for more than 30 years. This plumbing and gas fitting contractors’ quality workmanship has earned Dale’s a reputation as a premiere Vancouver Island plumbing contractor.
Dale’s Plumbing specializes in new construction plumbing and plumbing renovations. They are also the one's to call for all your plumbing service needs. Experts in their field, they boast a 96% on-time completion record.
Dale’s Plumbing will manage all stages of a plumbing project with honesty and integrity while offering great value. To contact Dale’s Plumbing, call 250.650.1950. or visit their website.

Jul 31, 2012

Only One Lakefront Vacation Home Left in Phase I of the Maples at Sproat Lake

The Maples Vacation Homes at Sproat lakeThe Maples Resort at Sproat Lake offers new Vancouver Island waterfront vacation homes for sale at the popular Port Alberni recreation area of Sproat Lake. These newly built vacation homes are comfortably spaced around the five acre property near Port Alberni.  Phase I of the new West Coast style homes have been completed, and only one vacation home is still available for purchase in this phase.
Mature trees and landscaping, which makes extensive use of natural vegetation, provide privacy around the site.
Each new vacation home unit enjoys lake and mountain views, on this gently sloping property. Buildings are West Coast Contemporary style in earth tone colours with rock accents. Each home offers spacious, sunny decks with southern exposure.
Vacation home owners at The Maples Resort 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. This is a beautiful place to come and spend some vacation time, to enjoy the activities at the lake, or to spend time with your family and friends. If you are looking to own your own Vancouver Island vacation destination, be sure to visit The Maples Resort a Sproat Lake
The Maples is a phased development of 24 strata titled water front units on Sproat Lake. Vacation homes at the Maples at Sproat Lake start at $349,900 for full ownership, and the final remaining home in Phase I is priced at $399,900.

Jul 30, 2012

New Central Courtenay Homes at Woodcote Mews Now Selling for Under $200,000

New Courtenay Duplex HomesThe remaining new duplexes at Woodcote Mews in Courtenay are now selling for under $200,000. The new homes have been popular with young families, empty nesters, and those looking for a Vancouver Island vacation home. And now these 1,320 sq ft duplexes are priced under $200,000, at $199,900.
Most of the 20 duplex homes at Woodcote Mews on Cumberland Road have already been sold. All of the remaining new homes have been completed to lock-up, and can be ready for you to move in within a month. The developer will complete the interiors of the units once the new owners 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.
An open house is held every Saturday from 11-12:30.

Jul 24, 2012

Custom Home Building, Remodeling, and Commercial Renovations with Capstone Dwellings Design-Build on Vancouver Island

Design build modern home builder vancouver islandCapstone Dwellings remains the only company in the Comox Valley offering professional design services together under the same roof as qualified construction delivery. The official term for this specialized delivery is "Design-Build". To make the package even more attractive, the firms design fees are currently sitting at $50/hour - the most affordable in their class in the Comox Valley. Rates are set to increase as regular scheduled in September 2012.
Custom home building with modern home design remains the focus for this design-build firm. Principal designer and project manager Bethany Pearce continues to steer the budding company in the direction of "smaller and smarter" dwellings in preference over the sprawling Mc-Mansions of past boom times. As a keen market-researcher, Bethany sees the need for affordable housing and can sense that home owners long for simpler days for living in, paying for, and maintaining their homes.
Capstone projects are emerging at a steady pace throughout the Comox Valley, along with the firms signature style, which includes accessible use of colour, careful texture and patternDesign Build Comox Valley combinations, modern/contemporary elements, creative product applications, and smart use of space. Capstone Dwellings designs each project specifically for their clients without relying too heavily on passing treads. For commercial projects, the end-user is the main focus for driving careful design decisions.
Capstone Dwellings is now accepting new clients for custom homes to break ground 2013. Bethany Pearce recommends at least eight months with a qualified company offering home design, such as Capstone Dwellings, to insure quality design is delivered. Currently permitting process is about 3-4 weeks, depending on the municipality. The ideal time to have design complete and read for permitting is January-February allowing for site works to begin as the Spring season emerges.
Services offered by Capstone Dwellings Design-Build include whole-home/renovation design, interior design, feasibility studies (commercial and residential), commercial design and construction, leasehold improvements, project management, design-build construction delivery, and general design and construction consulting. The growing Capstone team now consists of Sr. Journeyman Carpenters, Interior/Building Designers, Specialized Trades and Consultants, Project Managers and a Design Administrator. Call Bethany Pearce at Capstone Dwellings Design-Build for a complementary consultation regarding your Design-Build needs. Office: 250-331-9004 / Cell: 250-898-7573 / Bethany@CapstoneDwellings.com

Jul 20, 2012

Vancouver Island Building Lots for Sale at Trent River Estates in the Comox Valley

Trent River Estates lots for saleTrent River Estates in the Comox Valley is a desirable subdivision located in Royston on Vancouver Island. There are only seven lots still for sale, of 11 residential estate lots ranging in size from 1.33 to 2.71 acres.
The first new homes in the development are now being built. A building scheme is in place and the zoning on these Vancouver Island building lots allow for carriage homes. The development features underground services, and each residential lot has an approved septic area. 
Trent River Estates is situated amid green space and woodlands, with 8 lots backing onto the Trent River. Three lots feature panoramic Comox Valley mountain views. 
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.
Available lots start at $249,700.
For information about other residential lots for sale in the Comox Valley, see our real current real estate projects.

Jul 19, 2012

Waterfront West Coast Vacation Home for Sale at Ucluelet's Reef Point Cottages

Ucluelet vacation home for saleThe Vancouver Island waterfront vacation homes at Reef Point Cottages offer an exciting Ucluelet real estate opportunity. Reef Point Cottages resort is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island in Ucluelet, BC. 
There is currently one private waterfront cottage for sale - a two bedroom, two bathroom home with excellent rental revenue opportunities. This low maintenance 956 sq ft cottages is 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 onto Spring Cove. 
This Ucluelet vacation cottage for sale is 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. 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.
Unit 273 is priced at $279,000.

Jul 19, 2012

Boardwalk Place Condos Offer Some of the Best Value in New Vancouver Island Real Estate

Boardwalk Place Nanaimo ocean view condosStep into casual elegance at Nanaimo’s newest luxury ocean view residences, the condominiums at Boardwalk Place.
Set in the historical Newcastle neighborhood of Brechin Hill, steps from the Nanaimo Yacht Club, Boardwalk Place offers great Vancouver Island lifestyle options in a spectacular ocean front community. Built with the highest standard of steel and concrete construction, these new Vancouver Island ocean view homes have been designed to take advantages location, with expansive windows capturing 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, offering excellent value in new Vancouver Island Real Estate. For detailed pricing, visit the Boardwalk Place presentation centre at 370 Stewart Avenue, Nanaimo, open Tuesday-Friday from 12-5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12-3 p.m, Monday by appointment.

Jul 19, 2012

Central Rentals at Courtenay Home Hardware Offering Installation Program for Projects Big and Small


Central Rental Home Hardware CourtenayCentral Rentals is a service of Central Builders Home Hardware in Courtenay, along with other departments including: Door and Windows; Cabinets; Appliances; and Flooring. Central Rentals also offers a new install program for all kinds of projects big or small.
Central Rentals is located at Building #2, 610 Anderton Ave, Courtenay. Contact Colin directly at 250.334.1882, and he and his staff can walk through your project from start to finish.
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. Central Rentals Helping you get the project done.

Jul 17, 2012

Construction Waste Recycling and Disposal Consultation Thursday, July 19 in Courtenay and Campbell River

CSWMComox Strathcona Waste Management (CSWM) is the regional government responsible for managing garbage and recycling in the Comox Valley and Campbell River Region. They would like to meet with industry stakeholders to discuss planned and proposed policies that are intended to increase the level of recycling associated with construction, renovation and demolition projects.
Changes in landfill tipping fees, disposal bans and new permit requirements will be on the agenda. Join CSWM to find out more about proposed changes and provide your feedback.
Where and When:
Courtenay: July 19th, 12-1:30 pm, Comox Valley Regional District Boardroom, 600 Comox Road, Courtenay (Free lunch will be served).
Campbell River: July 19th, 4- 5:30 pm, Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 North Island Highway, Campbell River
For more information, contact 250.388.6471 or contact memberservices.victoria@vicabc.ca or register online

Jul 14, 2012

Stunning Executive Home South of Courtenay, listed by Comox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent


Comox Valley Realtor Tina VincentComox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent, PREC, of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley is featuring an absolutely gorgeous, immaculate four-bedroom executive home sitting on one of the most prestigious country cul-de-sacs in the Comox Valley.
This home is set on just over 1/2 an acre, and located only 5 minutes south of Courtenay. Featuring over 2,700 square feet, it greets you with extensive timber frame accents containing timed photocell exterior lights. Inside, the timber is carried through to the exquisite custom built fireplace featuring wall-to-wall shelving.
This open concept floor plan is wonderful for family and for entertaining, with a fantastic kitchen with ceiling high maple cabinets and Silestone quartz counter tops accented by beautiful tile back splash. Other highlights include the soft lighting on the staircase, the master bedroom & beautiful ensuite, three large bedrooms, and a bonus room wired and ready for home theater system, and custom built-in closets throughout.
Outside offers a front porch and back patio, room for your RV & boat, hot & cold water, 220 service for future shop site, plus double garage with 12' high ceilings for the car enthusiast.
This home is currently listed for $679,000. Contact Comox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent to schedule a viewing today.

Jul 11, 2012

Eco-friendly Homes Built to Last by Nutmeg Homes on Vancouver Island

Nutmeg Homes Grren Cutsom home builderNutmeg Homes, is an award-winning custom home builder on Vancouver Island, which uses insulated concrete form (ICF) construction to create beautiful new homes that are created to last.
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 which are built to last for generations.
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. 

Jul 10, 2012

Bonnington Ridge Lots at Fairwinds Offer the Best of Golf Resort Living

Fairwinds golf residential lots for saleOnly three lots golf course lots are still available in the Bonnington Ridge neighbourhood in the Fairwinds Community in Nanoose Bay. The real estate development offers residential lots for sale, situated on a quiet cul-de-sac with prices starting at $240,000. 
The residential lots for Bonnington Ridge offer beautiful ocean and golf course views, and the new executive west coast homes in the area integrate luxury living with the natural beauty and tranquility of the area.  Covering approximately 1,350 acres of lush countryside, Fairwinds has an abundance of wildlife surrounding the natural landscapes.  
Located only 15 minutes north of Nanaimo, on the east side of Vancouver Island, Fairwinds is 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.  

Jul 06, 2012

Accelerated Bookkeeping Offers All-in-One Office Systems in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Bookkeeping Virtual AssistantAccelerated Bookkeeping offers all-in-one office systems for contractors and other companies in the Comox Valley. Hiring a professional construction office manager with sound knowledge and experience on a part time basis, rather than a full time staff member, can save your company thousands. Lynn Waddleton has been a corporate organizer for more than 12 years and offers a range of office management and bookkeeping services.
Lynn also offers services as a Virtual Assistant, for your businesses administrative needs. These services include everything you would expect from an in-house administrative assistant, and most times a whole lot more. Using a Virtual Assistant eliminates costly business expenses such as payroll taxes, insurance, office space, and equipment.
A Virtual Assistant, can help you with everything from administrative assistance to marketing, website design, bookkeeping, transcription and more.
Contact Lynn at Accelerated Bookkeeping learn more about how your business can benefit.

Jul 05, 2012

Piercy Avenue Townhomes Offers New Comox Valley Duplexes and Townhouses

Piercy Avenue Townhomes Courtenaynew townhome development on Piercy Avenuein downtown Courtenay, is being built by McQueen Construction in the Comox Valley. This new Vancouver Island real estate project will feature ten new homes and is now under construction. 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 Courtenay townhomes 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. Many of the homes offer the popular option of having 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.

Jul 04, 2012

Custom Home Builder Tamarack Construction Selling Ocean View Home on Quadra Island

Ocean View home for sale Quadra IslandVancouver Island custom home builder Tamarack Construction of Campbell River currently has one new show home built and on the market in Campbell River's Maryland Estates, located at the south end of this Vancouver Island city.
This Executive-style, quality-built rancher, 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 home on Wisconsin Way 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 custom home is full of fabulous features, and also includes a 780 sq ft carriage 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.

Jul 04, 2012

Dynamic Drywall Systems Offers A Dynamic Drywall Crew For Commercial and Residential Projects

Dynamic Drywall Comox ValleyDynamic Drywall Systems brings a dynamic crew of experienced drywallers to the Comox Valley.
Available for commercial and residential drywall projects from boarding to finishing, Dynamic Drywall Systems offers professional and enthusiastic service.
Quality work, clean job sites and work done on or ahead of schedule distinguishes Dynamic Drywall Systems from the competition. With more than 10 years of experience serving Vancouver Island customers, Dynamic Drywall is now serving the Comox Valley including Courtenay, Cumberland, Comox and outlying areas. Contact them at 250.702.7722.


Jul 01, 2012

Comox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent's Featured Listing - A Family Home in Cumberland

Comox Valley Realtor Tina VincentComox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent, PREC, with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley has a four bedroom, four bathroom family home for sale in Cumberland.
Priced to sell at $59,000 under assessment, this 2600+ square foot home offers a fantastic opportunity with lots of room for your growing family. A well care for home, 2603 Ulverston Avenue has beautiful mountain views and features a large kitchen and dining area, separate living room, a huge rec room downstairs for either your 'man cave' or teenagers, heat pump, alarm system, new deck and double carport.
Accessed by both street & lane, this home has would be great for an in-law suite. Priced at $275,900, this family home is priced to sell. Contact Comox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent, PREC, at 250.792.2776 to schedule a showing.

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