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May 31, 2011
Trumpeter Pointe is an upscale master-planned lakeside community near Maple Bay and Duncan on Vancouver Island. This quietly situated 24-acre residential subdivision with 49 view lots (about 50% sold) and 17 waterfront lots (11 are still available) features lake and mountain views, an abundance of green space, parkland, and walking trails.
Both underground-serviced residential building lots and luxurious open concept Built Green new homes are now available at Trumpeter Pointe. Custom home plans and home construction services are also available for residential building lot purchasers. This waterfront community is mere steps away from nature, yet conveniently close to shopping, schools, golf courses, marinas, sports centres, and the Island Highway.
The show home is open Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3 p.m.
May 31, 2011
Swiss Home Builders Ltd. build custom timber frame houses from start to finish on Vancouver Island, in the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo and Victoria.The builders work with their clients from the beginning of the building process to the completion of a new home - from access road and septic field, to interior finishing. A one-stop full service, the company has 50 years of combined experience in Home Building and Property Development. Swiss Home Builders combine cutting edge Cad design and old-style European Craftsmanship to manufacture any post and beam, timber and glue lam structure designed for any property. One project at a time Swiss Home Builders create green, energy efficient homes, that are healthy, long lasting, and beautiful. Swiss Home Builders offer typical West Coast homes as well as upgrades for existing homes such as timber framed entrance ways, trusses, curved braces and timber components. Swiss Home Builders is your ideal partner for a smaller carriage house offering a line of options on small homes. No project is too small. Contact them today at 250.702.0928.
May 30, 2011
Acorn to Oak is Vancouver Island’s first mobile fluorescent lamp recycling company. They service all communities on Vancouver Island including Campbell River, the Comox Valley, Parksville, Qualicum, Nanaimo, and Duncan to Victoria. Acorn to Oak’s goal is to minimize the harmful effects of the mercury contained in the fluorescent tubes through recycling. At no initial cost to your company, Acorn to Oak will place a recycling barrel on-site. As fluorescent lamps are replaced, simply place the used ones into the recycling barrel. When the barrel is nearly full, contact them and for a small fee, Acorn to Oak will recycle your lamps then will replace the barrel with a new one. Call them at 250.516.7658 or email firstname.lastname@example.org today for more information on how to safely and responsibly recycle fluorescent lights.
May 30, 2011
Centrally located on the west side of 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. 12 homes have already been sold at Woodcote Mews. All remaining homes are now priced at $211,900.
May 30, 2011
May 30, 2011
Enjoy Comox Valley sunrises and sunsets and mountain views from your waterfront patio this summer. The Shores at King Coho are ready for occupancy.
May 27, 2011
The Diamond Park town home development in Courtenay offers 21 new three-bedroom, two-bathroom town homes starting at $195,900. The 1,052 sq ft homes come with hardwood and ceramic tile floors, stainless steel kitchen appliances, laundry rooms with stacking washer and dryer, and computer nooks. Outside, each of these quality-built new Comox Valley homes comes landscaped, complete with a 10x14 patio and fenced yard. The new real estate development is located at 170 Centennial Dr., Courtenay, close to all levels of schools including North Island College, shopping, CFB Comox and Mount Washington. Prices have been reduced as much as $13,000, and now range from $195,900-$204,900.
May 26, 2011
“We have houses that families can afford, but they are also well appointed houses,” says Ferrie. “We are finding a lot of people from Vancouver and Alberta that are buying second homes in this area,” he says.
May 24, 2011
Trent River Estates in Royston, just south of the Comox Valley offers secluded large rural home lots in a tranquil setting, some with panoramic views of the Beaufort Mountains with Lots 4 through 11 backing onto the Trent River. Situated amid green space and woodlands, the development features underground hydro, telephone, utility services and each lot has an approved septic area. Some of the lots offer panoramic views of the Beaufort mountains. A building scheme is in place and the zoning on these Vancouver Island building lots allows for a carriage house. The Island Highway is easily accessed from Trent River Estates only minutes from the amenities offered by the Comox Valley’s City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland, as well as the surrounding recreation areas including Mount Washington and Strathcona Provincial Park.
May 19, 2011
May 17, 2011
New homes at The Gales range from $599,000- $650,000. Be blown away at The Gales.
May 17, 2011
Building Links, the weekly North Island Construction Newsletter published its 900th edition on May 12, 2011. For 18 years, since its first edition on May 17, 1993, Building Links has been providing a construction report to subscribers, first in paper form, and as technology changed, via email. “I would like to acknowledge the continuous support of our clients for our ongoing success. They recognize the value for their business of the information presented each week in Building Links,” said editor and founder Clarice Coty. “The staff of the North Island municipalities and regional districts are also key components in helping us gather and report accurate information, and for that we thank them.”
Each week, news of new building permits, tenders, and major new developments – both commercial and residential – is announced in Building Links. Subscribers to the newsletter include Vancouver Island businesses who benefit from knowing what construction projects and developments are in the works, as well as whom to contact about each project.
Mark Hedican, manager of WesternOne Rentals and Sales, has been using Building Links for the past 17 years. “We find Building Links to be an invaluable resource for our business so that we can get up-to-date news on new construction projects,” he said. Hedican added that the quarterly construction statistics from Building Links provide tremendous value in forecasting future sales.
Building Links offers a free four-week trial to any potential new subscriber. For more information, visit the website at www.buildinglinks.ca.
May 16, 2011
Vacation Suites at the Parkside Victoria are selling quickly and some of the more popular suite layouts are sold out. Available for quarter-share ownership, these vacation suites in the heart of Victoria on Vancouver Island offer the flexibility to use the vacation suite or to place the suite into the hotel’s booking pool and earn income on the investment.
Saturna and Saltspring Suites are sold out, and only 1 Mayne Suite, and 2 Cortes and Denman Suites remain.
Parkside Victoria Resort and Spa is a sustainable resort hotel targeting LEED Platinum Certification. Parkside features a full day spa, 25-metre indoor pool, rooftop gardens, designer furnishings, gourmet kitchens and inviting bedrooms. Some of downtown Victoria's most popular attractions are just steps away, including the city's best shopping, dining, golf, sightseeing, and culture.
May 13, 2011
The building features secured underground parking, two multipurpose rooms for residents and an elegant glass entrance with secured entry.
Suites are professionally designed and feature stainless steel appliances; bathrooms with heated tile floors and a soaker tub; engineered hardwood flooring, electric fireplace and abundance of ceramic tile with natural stone accents.
May 13, 2011
The entrance to Gatehouse Place is off Caledon Crescent, and the design of the development is specifically situated to create a rural feeling. The 16-lot subdivision features fish ponds and glacier views and a large natural park with protected walkways and greenways. Build your custom dream home in Gatehouse Place.
May 12, 2011
The Slopes at the Lake in the town of Lake Cowichan offers large residential lots for sale just minutes from the lake itself. The friendly Vancouver Island lifestyle of this well-planned community awaits, with underground services and a large variety of residential lots for sale to choose from. The large lots at the Slopes at Lake Cowichan range in size from 10,193 sq. ft. to 18,382 sq ft. There is a building scheme in place to help keep everyone's homes and yards attractive, while still allowing for the variety of styles the West Coast is so popular for. This south slope of the community has sun all day, and the area feaures mountain and valley views and lots of greenspace. The Slopes at the Lake is close to the business centre of the Town of Lake Cowichan and less than 20 minutes to all the services that Duncan has to offer, and yet located in the heart of one of British Columbia's best recreation areas.
Phase II is now selling at The Slopes at the Lake.
May 11, 2011
May 10, 2011
Carefully placed among old-growth forest, the 228-acre Oceanwest development will include a mix of permanent residences, vacation homes and rentals, hotels and a few retail stores. Major new sections of the Wild Pacific Trail wind through Oceanwest, where more than 20 percent of the property is designated park land, and the sandy beaches of Pacific Rim National Park are nearby.
Many of the lots are waterfront or feature waterviews. The Master-Planned Community features a variety of properties for sale including small single family lots starting at $115,000 up to waterfront estate lots larger than one acre for $1million+. Vacation properties and revenue producing rental properties are also included in the project. The first four phases of ocean view and forested lots are ready for home building; completion of all phases is scheduled by 2017. Visit the Oceanwest website for more information.
May 10, 2011
May 10, 2011
Bonnington Ridge offers single family home sites surrounded by nature. Located off Bonnington Drive, these lots start at $209,000.
May 05, 2011
Indigo Painting and Decorating specializes in high quality finishes. Professionals who take pride in their work, Indigo Painting is experienced in painting quality homes to the specifications of discerning architects, designers, contractors, and home owners. Complete client satisfaction is, and always will be their goal. When painting new construction, Indigo Painting sprays trim in place, to create a finish like that of fine furniture. Alternatively, they can glaze trim to make trim look rustic or antiqued or create stained or lacquered doors. They are also able to provide decorative, zero-VOC, epoxy flooring such as metallic, vinyl chip, and quartz for residential and commercial application. When painting exteriors, Indigo Painting knows the value of extensive preparation. With years of experience in stucco coatings such as elastomeric paints, they apply all products to manufacturers specifications. Indigo Painting professionals are prompt, reliable, and have references upon request. Serving Vancouver Island from Nanaimo to Campbell River. Contact them at 250.898.9656 or email email@example.com.
May 03, 2011
Schulte works throughout Vancouver Island from the North Island to Victoria in the South, and Tofino and Ucluelet in the west. The company is also available for design work on the Gulf Islands.
May 03, 2011
The largest construction project in Oak Bay's history, the $52-million Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria - with 100 hotel rooms and 20 private residences - is scheduled to be complete in less than a year, with an opening for the May long weekend of 2012. When completed, the hotel and luxury residences - Victoria luxury waterfront new condominiums - are expected to draw tourists and snowbirds to Vancouver Island and one of the country's leading environmental buildings. The new residences and vacation hotel suites will feature sweeping views of Channel Island and Mount Baker straight ahead and of the Olympics to the south and other gulf Islands to the North. The roof is expected to be capped and windows in by July, and then most of the work will move inside. That's when owner Kevin Walker will bring back thousands of bricks and beams and other memorabilia from the old Oak Bay Beach Hotel and start rebuilding fireplaces, wine cellars and putting the favourite Snug Pub back into place. The massive concrete structure is built to the highest seismic standards. More than 70 massive bolts have been drilled into the bedrock - some up to 35 feet - on the bottom floor to anchor the whole building into place. Each of the floors is webbed with four-foot-thick concrete spines that cradle two-foot-thick slabs. This is about as solid as a building can be, noted Walker. "We're building a 200-year structure here,” he said.
Excerpted from the Victoria Times Colonist
May 02, 2011
For the 12-month period from the end of April 2010 to April 2011, average sale prices across VIREB's six zones saw: Campbell River down 1 per cent (to $292,949), the Comox Valley up 2 per cent (to $355,976), Nanaimo also up 2 per cent (to $374,501), Parksville/Qualicum was up 2 per cent (to $408,162) and the Cowichan Valley was up 2 per cent (to $360,029).