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There is a variety of real estate to choose from when looking for a property to purchase on Vancouver Island. Purchasers can select real estate suited to their needs, for the present time, for retirement or for vacationing. The following types of real estate are available on Vancouver Island: single family (detached) homes, condominiums, duplexes, patio homes, beach homes, townhouses and vacation homes. There are a variety of real estate vacation options, ranging from investing in a part-ownership of a condomiumium style project to purchasing real estate in one of many golf course developments on Vancouver Island or even on Mount Washington, where international Olympic teams practiced for the 2010 Olympics. There are also many oceanview and waterfront properties to choose from all over Vancouver Island, with very affordable pricing. Due to the milder winters on Vancouver Island the building materials that are used are most likely wood, hardy planking, stucco and concrete for exterior finishes.
In today’s real estate market, the purchaser has a variety of products to choose from on Vancouver Island. One of most common products is a single residential home, which is situated on its own lot with a yard. Sometimes purchasers choose their perfect lot and then build their custom home on it.
Other types of residential real estate on Vancouver Island include patio homes (also called duplexes), which are typically two attached, one-storey homes on one lot. Townhouses, also known as town homes are multi-family units, which can be built in row style, or with three to six units located in the same building, sharing the same lot.
Typically, buildings that contain condominiums are three to four storeys tall, built in a wood frame, or they are seven or more storeys tall, built in concrete. This type of real estate option is popular on Vancouver Island.
Vacation Units offer the purchasers an opportunity to own Vancouver Island real estate without purchasing 100 per cent of the property. For instance, quarter share units offer buyers one-quarter ownership of a vacation unit and the purchasers can then use the vacation unit for 25% of the time. In some cases the developer has also organized a rental pool so that the unit can be rented out.