Budget Blinds of the North Island Offers 50% off Norman Shutters in April

Posted on Apr 24, 2019

Budget Blinds of the North Island is featuring 50% off Norman-brand shutters during the month of April. Enjoy a free in-home design consultation and find the perfect shutters for your home.

Whether you prefer wood or faux wood shutters, composite or vinyl shutters, you’ll find Norman shutters to complement any type of window or interior design style.

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Take in The Ocean Views from These New Patio Homes at The Gales

Posted on Oct 28, 2018

The Gales, a luxury oceanview development in Ladysmith currently has two new patio homes for sale – Units 18 and 19.  Suite 18 is available for viewing as a show home.

This side-by-side duplex offers two 1,820 sq. ft. homes, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms in a rancher/bungalow-style with attached double garages. The gourmet kitchen is the central hub of the home, with stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, a large central island and plenty of cabinet space. The master bedroom offers a five-piece ensuite, and access to the patio.
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Townhome Construction Booming in the Comox Valley and Campbell River region

Posted on Sep 29, 2018

Monterra Builders is building an 84 multi-family townhome project in Cumberland. Phase 1, consisting of 12 units is now occupied by the new owners. Phase 2, which includes 11 townhomes will be ready for occupancy in October. Construction is ongoing for Phase 3 through 5 for an additional 35 units. The project is expected to be completed in August of 2019. Prices of the units range from $381,900 to $399,900. Sales have been brisk, with 56 of the 84 units sold. Fifteen units are currently under construction.

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CMHC August Stats for Vancouver Island

Posted on Sep 24, 2018

“The Victoria Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) housing starts trended higher in August on elevated multi-family construction. A large majority of the starts were in Langford, concentrated in rental projects. Year-to-date starts were up 32% in 2018 from 2017,” said Braden Batch, CMHC’s senior analyst. “The increase in starts was not reflected in the single-detached numbers, which were down 5% year-to-date.”

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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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