The Gales in Ladysmith – Minutes From Island Golf and Beaches

Posted on Apr 10, 2019

Tour the newest home for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith.

From the moment you enter the grand foyer you’ll appreciate the high-end finishings. Hardwood and tile, heated bathroom floors, amazing cabinetry and granite/quartz counters, gorgeous ensuite and beautiful fireplace feature wall make for stylish living. Tech wiring, a heat pump, HRV unit (for fantastic air quality and efficiency) and other Built Green Platinum features create a comfortable home.

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Update Your Home and Give Back With Budget Blinds on Central Vancouver Island This December

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

December is the time for giving and Budget Blinds is giving back to you, and to others on your behalf.

This month receive a 25% instant rebate on all orders, and Budget Blinds will pay the GST. Additionally, Budget Blinds will donate 5% of your product total to the Vancouver Island charity of your choice: YANA (You Are Not Alone); the BCSPCA; or VIMHS (Vancouver Island Mental Health Society)

Give your home a facelift this holiday season, save yourself some money and give back to others, with just one call to Budget Blinds on the Central Island.

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Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Releases 2016 Buyer Profile

Posted on Jun 26, 2017

The 2016 Buyer Profile provides statistical information summarizing “home characteristics” for VIREB’s overall board area within its boundaries. These include Duncan-Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Port Alberni-West Coast, Parksville- Qualicum, Comox Valley, Campbell River, North Island, and the Islands.

At 81.5 per cent, owner-occupiers continue to be the primary buyers in the VIREB area.

In 2016, 26 per cent of homes that sold were under $250,000, 51 per cent were under $350,000, and 68 per cent sold for under $500,000, Only 1.4 per cent of homes in the VIREB area sold for more than $1 million dollars.

At 58 per cent, single-family detached homes represented the majority of purchases in 2016, with condominium apartments accounting for 10 per cent of purchases and townhomes garnering 7.2 per cent of total home sales.

In terms of aggregated buyer origin, home purchasers break down as follows:

  • 31.6 per cent from Vancouver Island;
  • 41.6 per cent from elsewhere in British Columbia (Vancouver and the Fraser Valley make up 27.8 per cent of that figure);
  • 24.2 per cent from elsewhere in Canada; and
  • 2.6 per cent from outside of Canada.

Receive up-to-date information on building permits, tenders, proposed developments and construction news for the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Powell River and more locations on the North Island at BuildingLinks.ca.

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VIREB Reports 2015 Sales Numbers

Posted on Jan 16, 2016

A total of 4,886 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) region in 2015, an increase of 13 per cent over the 4,335 sales recorded the previous year. Both the benchmark and average prices increased last year, up 6.91 per cent and four per cent respectively. Inventory levels were at their lowest since 2005. Limited inventory continues to place upward pressure on prices.

A total of 4,886 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) region in 2015.

A total of 4,886 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) region in 2015

A total of 4,886 single-family homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) region in 2015

BCREA Chief Economist Cameron Muir predicts that housing sales in 2016 will remain robust throughout most of the province although we may not see the same level of acceleration that presented in 2015. “The housing market is in a very healthy position heading into 2016, fuelled by consumer demand and low interest rates,” said Muir. “Lack of inventory throughout much of the province will see home buyers competing for properties, particularly in the single-family-detached market.” Uncertain economic conditions will likely keep interest rates low, with any increase coming late in the year, if at all, said Muir.

The December 2015 benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $265,200, down slightly from last year. In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price was $332,900, up 4.24 percent from 2014. Duncan reported a benchmark price of $302,300, an increase of 7.87 per cent over the same month in 2014. Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose 5.36 per cent to $356,300 while the Parksville-Qualicum area saw its benchmark price rise by 6.53 per cent to $380,900. The price for a benchmark home in Port Alberni was $197,700, an increase of 12.47 per cent since December 2014.

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Enjoy Golf and Oceanfront Living With Your Dream Home at Fairwinds Resort on Vancouver Island

Posted on May 9, 2014

FairwindsEver wondered where the warmest, sunniest spot in all of Canada is? Look now further than Fairwinds Resort on Vancouver Island. And as luck would have it, this site is a real estate development offering a stunning golf course, marina, and ocean view properties.

Fairwinds Resort offers the perfect location for discerning buyers seeking the quintessential West Coast lifestyle. Real estate developments currently selling within the resort area include the Fairwinds golf-course communities of Bonnington Ridge, Bonnington Heights, and Rockcliffe Park each offer a unique opportunity to embrace an active lifestyle in a location that is “city-close yet country-quiet.”

Bonnington Ridge

The Bonnington Ridge neighbourhood is a cul-de-sac of fully serviced single-family lots, many with ocean and golf-course views. Homes at Bonnington Ridge integrate first-class luxury living with the natural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area. Bonnington Ridge has three remaining lots: Lot SL4 is .54 acres and $229,000; Lot SL5 is .36 acres and $239,000; and Lot SL6 is .35 acres and $289,000.

Bonnington Heights

At nearby Bonnington Heights, only one residential lot is left. Perfectly situated for a new custom home, Lot 42 on Bonnington Drive comprises .43 acres and is priced at $159,000.

Rockcliffe Park

Rockcliffe Park features a limited collection of luxuriously modern patio homes in a natural park setting. Choose from three elegant floor plans to create your ideal home. The patio homes in Rockcliffe Park are designed for entertaining and low-maintenance living, offering a modern look with vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchens, and exterior stone accents.

Why Choose Fairwinds?

With over 700 homes and home sites developed to date, Fairwinds is centrally located between Nanaimo and Parksville in Nanoose Bay, on the east coast of Vancouver island. Blessed with Canada’s mildest climate and conveniently accessed by car, ferry, boat, or plane, Fairwinds features a spectacular golf club, Schooner Cove Marina, and a recreational fitness facility.

Contact Information

For more information on building a custom home at Bonnington Ridge or Bonnington Heights, call 250.468.7061​ or 1.866.468.5957, or visit the Rockcliffe Park website.

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