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Dec 31, 2012

For Quality Plumbing Service in Campbell River and the Comox Valley, Call Dale's Plumbing

Campbell River PlumberDale’s Plumbing has now branched into Campbell River. With more than 30 years of experience in the Comox Valley, Dale’s Plumbing and Mechanical has expanded its services north on Vancouver Island.

Dale and his crew have established a reputation for reliable, efficient plumbing service in the Comox Valley and are already building the same great reputation for plumbing service in Campbell River as well. They do everything from renovations to new construction, including gas fitting, heating, repairs and maintenance.

The team at Dale's Plumbing and Mechanical are exceptional at working under pressure and the company has an on-schedule completion guarantee. They maintain professionalism while providing you with quality care and fair prices.

For more information, you can visit the Dale's Plumbing websiteclick here to request more information, or give them a call in Campbell River 250.203.1909 or Courtenay 250.703.3798 or 250.650.1950.

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Dec 31, 2012

Ready to Clear Out the Clutter for the New Year? Let AA Mini Storage in Nanaimo Help

AA Mini Storage NanaimoNanaimo Self Storage Units are Available

Are you ready to clear out the clutter in your home or business for the New Year? Or did you make a resolution to travel the world and now you need somewhere to store all those belongings? 

AA Mini Storage Nanaimo offers one month free for any paid-in-advance self storage unit rentals of two or more months. These Nanaimo self storage rental units range from 5x5x5 to 20x30. AA Mini Storage has a variety of self storage units, suitable for storing anything from business equipment to the contents of a house. 

AA Mini Storage features storage in Nanaimo options, including vehicle and RV storage, heated units and drive-up storage units. AA Mini Storage Nanaimo 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. 

AA Mini Storage offers multiple levels of security, including video surveillance, gated access, and resident managers on site. Contact AA Mini Storage in Nanaimo at 250.758.7442 or learn more about their services on the AA Mini Storage Nanaimo website.

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Dec 28, 2012

Residential Lots at Bonnington Ridge in Fairwinds Offer Ocean Views from a Quiet Cul-de-sac

Bonnington Ridge

Only three stunning view lots remain for sale at Bonnington Ridge in the Fairwinds community in Nanoose Bay.  Located a short walk from the amenities at Fairwinds Centre, the lots at Bonnington Ridge start at $229,000.

These Vancouver Island golf course lots for sale are set on a quiet cul-de-sac and some feature ocean views. Covering approximately 1,350 acres of lush countryside, Fairwinds has an abundance of wildlife surrounding the natural landscapes. The new, executive west coast homes set throughout the surrounding master-planned community integrate luxury living with the natural beauty and tranquility of the area. 

Just 15 minutes north of Nanaimo, on the east side of Vancouver Island, Fairwinds offers one of the best climates in Canada. With the outdoor space and features including a spectacular golf club, Schooner Cove Marina and a recreational fitness facility, Bonnington Ridge at Fairwinds is the destination of choice for those seeking a luxurious West Coast lifestyle. Stop by their sales centre to learn more.  

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Dec 27, 2012

Take in the Ocean Views From Your New Ladysmith Home at The Gales

The Gales Tonwhomes and Condos, LadysmithThe new Vancouver Island real estate development of oceanview patio homes and condos at The Gales, offers residents the opportunity to enjoy an idyllic Vancouver Island lifestyle. This development is located in Ladysmith, a community with year-round outdoor activities and adventures, along with one of Canada's most temperate climates.

Owners at The Gales can enjoy year-round walks on the many local beaches and leisurely strolls through the pristine forest right at your back door. And owners at The Gales can relax, knowing the that their landscaping and yard maintenance are taken care of.

Inside, these homes offer vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views. You'll also find top-quality finishing and amazing attention to detail. Homes at The Gales are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining. Warm earth tones through out the homes complement the coastal landscape. Wide sunny decks give you plenty of room for lounging outdoors.

Current owners who moved from Ontario told 1stView they are thrilled with their home at The Gales: "We never tire of watching the world go by from our bedroom, kitchen, dining or living room windows. You never know what you may see from resident eagles, to killer whales visiting the harbour. All of these scenes are beautifully framed in large picture windows in rooms with soaring ceilings. The skylight in the kitchen adds to the bright open atmosphere in a great layout.

"There is so much to do in our small town, and on the island. We are also within a short commuting distance of two major city centers. We feel very lucky to call this wonderful place home."

New homes at The Gales are priced from $499,000-$599,000.

If you would like to experience the views and the meticulous high-end finishing of the homes at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko at Coast Realty today.

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Dec 27, 2012

Custom Built Ocean View Home on Quadra Island by Campbell River Home Builder Tamarack Construction

Quadra Island Home for SaleTamarack Construction, a custom home builder in Campbell River, recently sold their Maryland Estates showhome, and also completed a new custom home on Pacific Heights Lane. The happy homeowners have now moved into their Campbell River custom home.

A current Tamarack Construction home for sale is a custom ocean view home on Quadra Island. Built by Campbell River custom builder Tamarack Construction, this dream home offers 3,280 sq ft of well-designed living space. Tucked away at the end of a quiet road and bordering forest on two sides, this beautiful 1.37 acre ocean view property on Quadra Island features a main home, carriage house and shop. 

The main floor features a beautiful open layout with a chef's dream kitchen and spacious dining room. The living room features exposed beams and impressive rock fireplace. A master bedroom fit for a king, with a gorgeous ensuite and French doors leading to the balcony. The lower floor features spacious bedrooms, over height ceilings, a massive bathroom, and huge open family room, and more.

This property is perfect for a big family, a couple who enjoys house guests, or a B&B. This property also features a 2-bedroom carriage house, located above the 780 sq ft shop. This property is listed for sale by Campbell River Realtor Sophie Gardner at Royal LePage Advance Realty.

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Dec 24, 2012

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas From the entire team at 1stView, we wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Here's hoping your home is full of love and laughter this holiday season!

Dec 21, 2012

Open House for New Patio Homes and Town Homes in Courtenay

New Courtenay patio homesThe newest patio homes in Courtenay are  now ready for new home owners. Railside Lane is located at 1620 Piercy Avenue in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

These Courtenay townhomes and duplexes feature three different floor plans, which include two or three bedrooms and range in size from about 1,300-1,690 sq. ft. All homes feature main floor living with beautifully finished tile and hardwood floors and spacious kitchens and living areas. The master bedrooms feature his and hers closets with custom wooden organizers. The ensuite offers heated tile floors, and dual shower heads including a rain head shower fixture.  The homes feature custom lighting fixtures throughout. Tour the Railside Lane patio homes and town homes in Courtenay during an open house, held Saturdays and Sundays from 1 - 3pm.

Railside Lane offers the convenience of strata with the living space of a single family home. The Railside Lane development features with four new townhouses and two duplexes for a total of 10 new patio homes. These Courtenay patio homes have attached garages and additional driveway parking, and guest parking spots. These new family townhomes range from $249,900 - $269,900. 

For more information contact Comox Valley Realtor Scott Fraser, PREC, of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley or tour the Railside Lane patio homes during an open house, held Saturdays and Sundays from 1-3. 

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Dec 20, 2012

Comox Valley Oceanfront Condo for Sale by Courtenay Realtor Scott Fraser

Courtenay Realtor Scott Fraser COeanfront condo listingCourtenay Realtor Scott Fraser's featured listing is a Comox Valley waterfront condo. The best of both worlds awaits you at this beautiful waterfront condo for sale in Crystal Shores in Courtenay.

Perched alongside the airport walkway - a popular spot for oceanfront exercise, this condo has great views of amazing sunrises over the Comox Harbour and sits in a secluded area within the quiet upscale condo development.

This main floor condo features hardwood floors and a stylish den overlooking the living area and the large windows. The spacious master bedroom offers an ensuite with separate tub and shower and twin sinks. If you are looking for a central location with high quality finishing that reminds you every day of why the Comox Valley is so beautiful, then this condo is a must see.

Located at #4-199 31st Street in Courtenay, this 1,735 square foot condo offers two bedrooms and two bathrooms and an attached garage. This oceanfront condo is listed at $399,900.

For more information about this listing and other Courtenay real estate options, contact Scott Fraser, PREC at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley.

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Dec 20, 2012

Home Hardware's Central Rentals Makes It Easy to Get the Job Done With the Right Rental Equipment

Central Rentals CourtenayIf you are looking for rentals tools or equipment for any job around the home or job site, Courtenay's Home Hardware Building Centre's Central Rentals has the  equipment rentals you need 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 exactly the right tool to make the job easy.

Central Rentals' Comox Valley equipment rentals division can supply a well-maintained selection of equipment including: 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. Stop in at the Downtown Courtenay location to find the equipment you need.

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Dec 19, 2012

Golfing in December in Canada? It's All Part of the Crown Isle Lifestyle

Crown IsleDriving through the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay in December, it is easy to see why so many families have chosen to make this upscale neighbourhood home. With a Christmas decorating competition now on for residents, the neighbourhood is lit up in friendly competition. As well, the golf course is still busy, with golfers on the course year-round. Surrounding nature trails are full of walkers, and there are many spots to get away from it all, just minutes from your front door.

If you are ready to make this master planned community home, Crown Isle is now offering new residential lots in Hampton Gate – an exclusive gated community with only 45 new home sites. Reserve your future home site today, and enjoy the peace and tranquility of Crown Isle's latest single family home development with the added security of a gated entrance.

Local custom builders, including Crown Isle's own in-house team at Homes by Crown Isle, are waiting to design and construct your next dream home. Phase One of this project has been cleared and servicing will begin later this fall. Available lots range from $185,000 - $295,000.

Additional Crown Isle lots are also available in the Idiens Way and Cambridge Park Estates subdivisions. A number or pre-owned condos, patio homes, and executive fairway homes are also available in the development. Custom homes at Crown Isle are built in West Coast Contemporary style, and designed to highlight the area's golf course and mountain views.

New homes for sale in Crown Isle include the beautiful “Homes By Crown Isle” show home - The Waldorf, which is listed at $789,900. The Waldorf, one of many stunning golf course homes and lots for sale at Crown Isle, borders the 15th fairway.

The Crown Isle Real Estate Sales Centre is now located in the Waldorf at 1588 Crown Isle Drive. Stop in and learn more about the Crown Isle lifestyle.

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Dec 18, 2012

New Residential Development Now Under Construction in South Courtenay - Choose Your Lot at The Ridge Now

The Ridge Ocean View lots CourtenayA new and exciting master planned community is now under development on Vancouver Island. The Ridge is a new master-planned residential community in South Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Phase 1 of  this new residential real estate project is now under construction.

When complete, The Ridge will feature 230 single family residential building lots, many with ocean views, and some with zoning to permit duplexes and carriage homes. There will also be two multi-family building sites, with opportunities for patio homes or multi-level strata condominiums. The Ridge will be developed in several phases, with the first phase containing 69 lots. 

The Ridge is designed around the principals of sustainability, offering panoramic ocean and mountain views. The Ridge embraces the principals of sustainability, and will have strong architectural guidelines and building schemes to protect property values. 

This 77-acre community will include an extensive network of walking trails, parklands and open spaces featuring open waterways. It is directly connected to the Millard Creek Nature Park. While the community has a peaceful rural feeling, it is a fully modern urban development adjacent to the shopping, restaurants and other amenities Courtenay's urban centre. 

The lots at The Ridge range in size from 7,000 to 12,000 square feet. For more information, contact the developers or visit their website.

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Dec 17, 2012

Earn Rental Income and Own Your Own Vacation Cottage at Reef Point Cottages in Ucluelet

Reef Point Cottages Ucluelet waterfrontThere is currently on Vancouver Island waterfront vacation home at Reef Point Cottages for sale, offering an exciting Ucluelet real estate opportunity. The private waterfront cottage for sale is a two bedroom, two bathroom home with excellent rental revenue opportunities. 

This Ucluelet vacation cottage for sale is part of the Reef Point Cottages rental program and the owner is entitled to six months of personal use per year. Cottage owners can also leave their vacation home in the rental program full-time and earn on this hassle free investment. Reef Point Cottages is located near Tofino, and only minutes from Ucluelet’s isolated pocket beaches or the famous Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park. The stunning vistas of the Wild Pacific Trail are on the doorstep of Reef Point Cottages.

This low-maintenance 956 square foot 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. Unit 273 is priced at $279,000. 

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Dec 14, 2012

Outlook Land Design Office Busy With Landscape Architecture and Civil Engineering Projects

Outlookk Land DesignA number of new development project are in the works in the Comox Valley, with the help of Outlook Land Design Inc.

This Comox Valley civil engineering and landscape architecture consulting firm has been serving Vancouver Island since 1999.  Firm principal, Tim O’Brien, P.Eng.  MBCSLA, is both a professional civil engineer and registered landscape architect with more than 25 years of design and construction experience.

Currently Outlook Land Design is working on masterplan options for the Village of Cumberland and preparing to tender a one kilometre trail in the Goose Spit Area for the Comox Valley Regional District. The company recently completed designs and tendered the reconstruction of the Smelt Bay Campsite. As well, designs for various commercial development projects in the Comox Valley are underway.

Outlook Land Design Inc. integrates civil engineering and landscape architecture to provide better environments for all. Outlook Land Design Inc. provides civil engineering (municipal engineering) services including: specifying, designing and constructing streets, parking lots, sidewalks, water supply networks, sewers, street lighting, public parks and bicycle paths. 

Outlook Land Design Inc.'s landscape architecture solutions include the design of outdoor and public spaces. Past clients include provincial and municipal parks, schools and college campuses, resorts, multi-family housing projects, and institutions. The scope of their work includes: urban design; site planning; town or urban planning; environmental restoration; parks and recreation planning; visual resource management; and green infrastructure planning.

In addition to their Civil Engineering Services, Outlook Land Design works for private sector developers, open space projects, LEED projects and local government services. 

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Dec 13, 2012

Wedding Rentals and Special Event Rentals Made Effortless by Relay Events

Relay Party rentals

Wedding, Corporate, Tent and Party Event Rentals Made Easy

Relay Event Rentals is a wedding, corporate event and party rental company located in Courtenay, Campbell River and Powell River, BC. Serving the Comox Valley and beyond, Relay Event Rentals offers a wide range of party rental products, including party tents, chairs, dishes, glassware, linens and more. 1stView used Relay Event Rentals for a corporate event that hosted 200 people in the Comox Valley. We rented a variety of glassware, table clothes, and pitchers and were very pleased with the excellent service we received. We highly recommend them for any type of special, corporate or wedding event or party. They offer delivery and pick up services to various communities on Vancouver Island including Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Campbell River and Powell River.

Contact them at 250.871.4646 or visit their party rental website.

 

Dec 13, 2012

From Custom Homes to Gazebos and Everything In Between, Swiss Home Builders Builds Timber Frame on Vancouver Island

Swiss Home BuildersSwiss Home Builders Ltd. build custom timber frame houses and carriage 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, carriage houses, 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. With Swiss Home Builders your home will be long-lasting, beautiful and will show their excellent craftsmanship. It will be a healthy, comfortable place for you and your family -  that is their top priority. 

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Dec 12, 2012

Winter Maintenance Tips for Your Stihl Tools From WesternOne Rentals and Sales

Stihl Power equipmentWesternOne Rentals and Sales in Comox - and now in Courtenay - brings you tips for caring for you STIHL outdoor power equipment this winter. Ah yes, winter! Whether or not snowflakes have touched down, the colder weather has arrived and the winter season has greeted us with its presence, and it will be a few months before spring welcomes us again.

Your STIHL outdoor power equipment requires some TLC before being put away for the next few months. A few tips for seasonal storage over the winter months:

Thanks to their sophisticated technology and sturdy construction, STIHL chainsaws require very little care and maintenance. During the season, this is likely to be confined to checking the chain regularly and keeping the cutting links sharp for a better cut and to protect the engine.

Here are a few tips for storing your equipment during the winter months. This will ensure that your equipment, when required again, will be ready for action right away.

1.To get the equipment ready for winter, clean it first. The air filter, the cylinder fins, the spark plug and the dismantled cutting tool should be checked and cleaned (also see Owner's Manual). Metal
parts should be just slightly lubricated with oil.

2.The fuel tank should be emptied. Run the carburetor until dry (Warning: Do not operate the throttle, run equipment in idle until the engine stops).

For winter storage, a dry and, if possible, dust-free and frost-free place would be ideal. You can save space if you hang the equipment. And remember: the fuel mix deteriorates; to avoid malfunction, it
should not be kept over a long period of time.

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Dec 12, 2012

Find Your New Courtenay Patio Home at Railside Lane

New Courtenay patio homesThe newest patio homes in Courtenay are  now ready for new home owners. Railside Lane is located at 1620 Piercy Avenue in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

These Courtenay townhomes and duplexes feature three different floor plans, which include two or three bedrooms and range in size from about 1,300-1,690 sq. ft. All homes feature main floor living with beautifully finished tile and hardwood floors and spacious kitchens and living areas. The master bedrooms feature his and hers closets with custom wooden organizers. The ensuite offers heated tile floors, and dual shower heads including a rain head shower fixture.  The homes feature custom lighting fixtures throughout. 

Railside Lane offers the convenience of strata with the living space of a single family home. The Railside Lane development features with four new townhouses and two duplexes for a total of 10 new patio homes. These Courtenay patio homes have attached garages and additional driveway parking, and guest parking spots. These new family townhomes range from $249,900 - $269,900. 

For more information contact Comox Valley Realtor Scott Fraser, PREC, of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley or tour the Railside Lane patio homes during an open house, held Fridays 4-6, Saturdays from 11-3, and Sundays from 1-3. 

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Dec 11, 2012

Safe Winter Driving Tips from Double A Safety Services

Winter Driving TipsThis month, Double A Safety Services' Alana Gow offers safety tips to keep you and your employees safe on the roads this winter. Double A Safety Services supports Vancouver Island Industry with the timely completion of construction projects, by helping companies maintain and energize the integrity of their safety program. Double A Safety brings experience in workplace safety from large and small construction projects to help companies from 10 employees to 200 employees with safety training, evaluation, development, safety documentation and due diligence procedures.

Snow, rain, sleet, wind are all the joys of Canadian winters! Here are Transport Canada’s top 10 safe winter driving tips:

Top 10 tips

1. Get your vehicle ready for winter in the fall.

2. Install four matching winter tires.

3. Pack an emergency kit.

4. Learn and practice winter driving techniques before you need them.

5. Plan your trip, check road and weather conditions.

6. Remove all snow from your vehicle before each trip.

7. Give yourself extra travel time in bad weather.

8. Avoid using overdrive and cruise control on slippery roads.

9. Travel with a fully charged cell phone.

10. SLOW DOWN and wear your seatbelt.

Prevention is better than recovery. For more information about safe workplace procedures and protocols, contact Double A Safety Services. Double A Safety works with you and your company to develop the a Health and Safety Program to the best industry standards for your Company’s scope of work through advisement, guidance, education and recommendation.

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Dec 10, 2012

Island SRED Helps Businesses Earn Research and Development Tax Credits

Island SREDIs your Vancouver Island business pursuing innovation or improvement? Do you know how to earn tax rebates for the money you spend on research?

Canada's Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is designed to encourage technological development. The program offers a substantial rebate on every dollar spent on research. If you are pursuing business or technical innovations or improvement at any level, Island SRED can help you structure your business affairs to make every dollar count.

Island SRED employs full-time professionals in taxation, accounting, science and engineering to offer: personalized service, custom-tailored to your needs and long-term goals; better resource allocation - more effective than preparing your own claims; the latest knowledge of tax legislation, rules and policies; wide knowledge of industry sectors and practices; plus regarded leadership in the SR&ED community.

Island SRED will meet with you to provide a free consultation to see if you qualify to receive SRED Program benefits. They will work with you to complete all of the paperwork and submit it on your behalf. You do not have to spend any money for their services until your claim is approved and you receive a rebate from the government. Talk to Island SRED to see if your business or company qualifies for this research assistance.

Island SRED works with clients in a wide variety of fields, including: Heavy Industrial Equipment Manufacturing; Aerospace – Aircraft Modification (fixed wing and rotary) and Engine Services; Medical – Practitioners conducting research on new equipment and pharmaceutical treatments; Software, Website Development, Database construction; Shellfish and Finfish rearing and related Equipment Development; Conventional and Alternative Energy; ROV Developments; Agriculture including Greenhouse and Field Crops including Vineyards and Wineries; and Boat Building

Island SRED and their sister company, Incentive Access Group, have helped 270 clients filed more than 600 claims for projects over the past year. Contact them today to see how your company can benefit from their help.

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Dec 10, 2012

Final Five Townhomes at Woodcote Mews Now Listed at $199,900

Courtenay townhomes for saleImagine your new three-bedroom Comox Valley  home for under $200,000. This opportunity still extists at Woodcote Mews townhomes, centrally located in Courtenay. These new homes also offer the opportunity to choose your own colour scheme, and move into your new three-bedroom Comox Valley home within a month.

The new real estate development has 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 at $199,900.

Most of the 20 duplex homes at Woodcote Mews on Cumberland Road have already been sold. The remaining five units have now been completed to lock-up, and can be finished to your specifications and 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, so stop in to tour your new Courtenay townhome. For more information, contact Realtor Scott Fraser at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley.

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Dec 07, 2012

New Patio and Bungalow Homes on Vancouver Island - Creekside at Corfield

Creekside at CorfieldNew Townhomes and Patio Homes on Vancouver Island

Creekside at Corfield is a patio home development located in Parksville, in the heart of one of the most popular areas on Vancouver Island. Known for its stunning beaches and recreational areas, Parksville has a variety of recreational activities to participate in, including  walking, nature appreciation, wildlife viewing, beach combing, clam digging, swimming, fishing, scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, boating, wind surfing. and other activities.

Creekside at Corfield is a small 60 unit patio home and town home development that is nestled beside Shelly Park, a well known nature park in Parksville. Residents are only steps away from nature paths, where you will be able to observe a variety of wildlife species, including Trumpeter Swans, waterbirds, Bald Eagles, song birds, marine mammals and fish in the surrounding streams and rivers. The paths also connect to the E & N Railway walking system.

Thirty nine patio home and bungalow style units have been sold during the past two years. Currently, there are 20 new homes completed in this Vancouver Island community. These new homes feature beautiful natural lighting inside, with skylights in the main living area and hallways. The project was nominated for a BC Hydro award for energy efficiency and typical monthly hydro costs are approximately $40 per month. When I visited the show home in December I loved the fact that each unit had in-floor heating, and I really liked the cozy gas fireplaces and the oversize two car garages. Each patio home faces the park or the ponds that are located on the property.

There are no age restrictions or rental restrictions when becoming an owner at Creekside. This project is located in a desirable and quiet location at the end of Corfield Street in Parksville, and just minutes from shopping, dining, the beaches and downtown Parksville. Floor plans for these single level town homes vary in size from 1,333 to 1,516 square feet in size. 

The developer is offering the next patio home at a special rate of $379,900, which includes the HST. If you are looking for an affordable piece of paradise on Vancouver Island, put this project on your list and have a look at this luxurious patio and town home development. An open house is held every Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 4 pm at 500 Corfield Street, Parksville, Vancouver Island.

For more information, contact: John Cooper at 1.866.956.6228  by Email: john@islandlifestyle.ca or visit www.islandlifestyle.ca.

-C.Coty

 

Dec 07, 2012

New Luxury Condominiums in the Qualicum/Parksville Region of Vancouver Island

Qualicum College HeightsQualicum College Heights 

New Luxury Condominiums on Vancouver Island

I toured the site of the new Qualicum College Heights project this week and I was very impressed with the new development.  It will feature luxury condominiums on a unique Vancouver Island property located in Qualicum Beach and just minutes away from the oceanside community of Parksville. The owners of the historical site have taken special care to save the Tudor charm of the former boys school, known as Qualicum College, which was built in 1935.  The site is nestled in a park-like setting just steps away from the beach and offers unobstructed ocean views of Georgia Strait. This development also  features trails with a direct pathway to the ocean for beach combing and swimming and will incorporate gardens with Zen water features into the surrounding landscaping.

Phase 1 of the project will begin construction in January of 2013 by Pomeroy Restoration and Construction Ltd., a leading expert in condominium construction. This part of the project will be completed in February of 2014. Buyers can choose upgraded interior finishes including ductless heat pump units, bamboo flooring, gas fireplace, travertine flooring, solid wood kitchens, in-suite safes, a complete appliance package and additional features. The floor plans of the condominiums vary in size from 1,400 to 1,900 square feet and prices start at $469,000. Nine of these luxury condominiums have been sold.

The original Qualicum College building will be restored and will include a media room, library, exercise room, indoor golf simulator, games room, and owners' lounge to be enjoyed by the owners of the condominiums. It will also include a barbeque patio, serving kitchen, large meeting room, and two hotel-styled guest suites.  When completed, this project will feature 40 luxury condominiums located in the Qualicum/Parksville area, in one of the most quaint and desirable communities on Vancouver Island.

A meet and greet will be held on December 20th from noon until 5pm on site, located at 427 College Road, Qualicum Beach. Come and meet the team and enjoy some festive holiday cheer. Regular open houses are held Friday, Saturday and Sunday from noon until 4pm. For more information contact Ainsley Foster at 604.240.4611 or visit the Qualicum College Heights website.

-C. Coty

Dec 05, 2012

Campbell River Realtor Jenna Nichol's Featured Listing: Campbell River Townhouse for Sale

Cambell RIver town hosue for saleCampbell River Realtor Jenna Nichol is currently featuring her listing for a gorgeous 1,633 sq. ft, three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse for sale.

This corner suite at #24 2750 Denman in Campbell River features large windows and an oversized master suite with a full ensuite, walk-in closet and private deck.
Other features include a well laid out, functional kitchen with a breakfast bar, a cozy gas fireplace in the living room, and a private patio in the backyard.

This Campbell River townhome for sale is located in a very desirable and quiet neighborhood and is priced at $219,800. Contact Campbell River Realtor Jenna Nichol at Coast Realty in Campbell River for more information about this townhouse, her other featured Campbell River real estate listings, or any of your real estate needs.Coast Realty

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Dec 04, 2012

Camelot Homes Offers Luxury Custom Homes with Timberframe Details and Creative Personal Touches

Camelot Homes Music by the SeaCamelot Homes in Qualicum Beach is a well-respected custom home builder, known for going above and beyond in providing clients with exceptional luxury homes on Vancouver Island.

President Dan McLeod credits his amazing staff team for Camelot’s reputation in attention to detail and quality. In fact, Dan takes pride in enabling talented staff members to excel in the company by creating specific meaningful roles for them. For example, recently Dan included North West Coast carver and artist Jeremy Humpherville as a creative leader in a custom project called “Music By the Sea” – a finalist in the 2012 Georgie Awards. Camelot’s “Music by the Sea” project is a testimony to the company’s ability to build truly amazing homes with innovative detail, high standards in craftsmanship, and west coast style.

Camelot Homes is also dedicated to incorporating constant education in building science as part of their corporate growth. The team is very well versed in hybrid timber construction, green and sustainable building, as well as keeping updated on the changes to the BC Building Code. Whether it’s new construction or custom home remodeling and renovations, Camelot can bring current knowledge and insight into the technical aspects of each project.

Along with building truly amazing and unique custom homes, Camelot Homes is a long-time developer of craftsman style single family home communities. Currently the company is building Ocean Breeze Estates near Parksville and Qualicum. Lot prices start at $229,000. There are currently four lots available.

Camelot Homes head office is located in Qualicum Beach at 122 East 2nd Ave., Qualicum Beach, B.C. They can be contacted at 250.752.7909 or dan-mcleod@shaw.ca. For additional information please visit www.camelothomes.ca.

To find information about Camelot Homes community Ocean Breeze Estates please visit www.oceanbreezeestates.ca

Read more about their fabulous “Music by the Sea” project here.

- B. Pearce

 

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