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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Pre-Sales For Phase 3 of Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes in Courtenay

Posted on Aug 16, 2018

Comox Valley Realtor Art Meyers is pleased to announce that the pre-sale program for Phase 3 of Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes has now commenced. Phases 1 and 2 are sold out and construction is scheduled to begin on Phase 3 in late 2018.

Visit the website for updates, pricing, floor plans and available units. The real estate market in the Comox Valley continues to be very buoyant with strong demand and a minimal supply.

Due to the short supply of new townhomes in the Valley, you are encouraged to contact Art Meyers ASAP to find out more about these 1,220 sq ft, three bedroom, 2.5 bathrooms homes.

Prices for these townhomes start at $379,900.

Contact:
Realtor Art Meyers
Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Cell: 250-207-1879

Note: Prices and information are subject to change without notice

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Tour the Newest Show Home at The Gales in Ladysmith

Posted on Aug 4, 2018

The ocean-view development of The Gales in Ladysmith has listed two new luxury patio homes – Units 18 and 19.  Suite 18 is currently open for viewing as a show home.

Both patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft. three bedroom, two bathroom rancher/bungalow-style homes, which are built as a side-by-side duplex.

These thoughtfully-designed homes offer large kitchens with central islands and plenty of cabinet space. Each master bedroom offers a five-piece ensuite, and access to expansive patios. 

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Hit The Links from Your New Home at The Gales in Ladysmith

Posted on Jun 16, 2018

Vancouver Island is a world-famous golf destination and summer means the best conditions to head out on the fairway.

Located conveniently in the heart of the action, The Gales real estate development in the Town of Ladysmith offers convenient access to golf courses in Victoria, Nanaimo and between.

Some of these courses are well known as members of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, including Bear MountainArbutus Ridge and the Cowichan Golf Club, while still others offer family-friendly options, signature holes and waterfront views.

From your home in Ladysmith, you can also launch a kayak from a beach or boat launch after your golf round! Living at your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you’ll be close to the action. Or choose to relax and soak in the sunshine from your ocean view decks.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

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The Vancouver Island Town of Ladysmith is in Full Bloom This Spring

Posted on May 12, 2018

Spring on Vancouver Island means flowers are in bloom!

One plant in particular in the Town of Ladysmith has gained international attention. The more-than-a-century-old shrub, known to locals as “Lady Cynthia,” has attracted international acclaim after being listed as one of the most beautiful trees in the world by a number of online publications last year (even though it’s not technically a tree). This massive rhododendron has been blooming on the same hilltop since 1889.

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