Vancouver Island Home Construction Data from CMHC

Posted on Aug 19, 2018

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released the July 2018 housing starts data last week. Some of the Vancouver Island highlights include:

Comox Valley and Campbell River: Elevated housing construction has the Comox Valley pacing well ahead of 2017 for overall housing starts. The CMHC reported that the Comox Valley has a total of 331 housing units under construction at the end of July 2018, which includes single family homes, semi-detached homes, row housing and apartments. Year-to-date new housing starts total 250 until July 31, compared to 177 for 2017.

Construction activity is also on the rise in Campbell River, according to CHMC’s statistics. As of June 30, 2018, the number of single family homes, semi-detached homes, row housing and apartments under construction is 254 compared to 178 in 2017.

Victoria Highlights: The trend for housing starts moved higher in July 2018, continuing strong construction activity in the first half of the year for the Victoria CMA,” said Eric Bond, CMHC’s principal analyst. “The number of single-detached starts expanded, particularly in the West Shore municipalities of Langford and Colwood. With strong demand for all types of housing in the region, builders have responded by starting 14% more units in 2018 compared with the same period last year.”

For more information, contact: Len Catling, CMHC Media Relations, lcatling@cmhc-schl.gc.ca

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Budget Blinds of the North Island Has Your Windows Covered

Posted on Aug 12, 2018

Budget Blinds’ Inspired Drapes collection offers a wide selection of drapes and so much more, including other soft window treatments such as valances, and custom pillows and bedding with luxurious designer touches, all at great prices.

With Budget Blinds of the North Island’s current scratch and save promotion, you’ll save an additional 25-40% off the already fabulous prices, as well as earn bonus upgrades on your order.

Whether you want draperies to provide light filtration and insulation, or to create aesthetic touches to your favourite spaces, Budget Blinds has you covered. Choose from ready-made drapery panels for an easy decorating upgrade or work with a Style Consultant to design custom window coverings to suit your decor and personal style.

Layer your draperies over existing blinds or shades to create a new look unique to you, or use them as stand-alone window treatments

Budget Blinds of the North Island offer complimentary in-home consultations to help you create the right look for your space and style. Visit the showroom at 8 – 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay, call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

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Multi-Family Residential Construction Booming on North-Central Vancouver Island

Posted on Jul 25, 2018

Compared to 2017, the 2018 second quarter construction values for the North-Central Vancouver Island communities of the Comox Valley and Campbell River have increased by 54% or $51 million. Construction of multi-family residential units and commercial builds have contributed to the majority of the increases.

Multi-family residential units, including duplexes and triplexes, surged ahead with 139 units for Courtenay (22 units last year second quarter), 109 units for Campbell River (49), and 23 units for Cumberland (the first multi-family builds since 2011).

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Home Sales Are Down, But Prices Are Up on Vancouver Island

Posted on Jul 13, 2018

Housing demand has decreased in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area, which ranges from Duncan to Port Hardy, in the first half of 2018. Despite lower sales to date, lack of inventory continues to tilt the market in favour of sellers and move prices up.

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Beat the Heat this Month with Budget Blinds of the North Island

Posted on Jul 6, 2018

Budget Blinds of the North Island is having a scratch-and-save sale this July that can earn you 25-40% off your order.

With summer heating up, consider new window covering to keep your home cool – you’ll save on your purchase and save on heating and cooling costs in your home with the right blinds, shades or curtains.

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Lutron Shades Are on Sale at Budget Blinds of the North Island This Month

Posted on Jun 13, 2018

Budget Blinds of the North Island is holding a June sale on Lutron shades. Save the tax when you purchase these energy-saving shade solutions for your home this month. Every purchase will also earn a free lighting control bundle and purchases over $1,000 will receive a free Lutron Light Bridge Pro.

Lutron shades allow natural light to warm your home in the winter, while blocking out the heat in the summer months. They can also be used to protect furniture, artwork, flooring and more from the sun’s damaging rays.

With Lutron’s automation systems, you can set your blinds to adjust automatically throughout the day, providing better security and light regulation throughout your home.

If you’re looking for a different product, now is still the time to buy! Budget Blinds will pay the tax on every order in June, so now is the time to save on the right window coverings for your home.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island to arrange an in-home consultation or visit their showroom at 8 – 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.
Call them at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

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