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July 9, 2021

The Top 10 Restaurants On Vancouver Island

10 Restaurants Vancouver Island

Home to British Columbia’s capital of Victoria, Vancouver Island is a nature-lover’s oasis with its ancient rainforests, natural beaches, mild climate, and snow-capped mountain peaks. 

But that’s not the only thing this beautiful island is known for! Vancouver Island is also home to some of the best restaurants in Canada, and foodies from all over the country have travelled here just to get a taste. We have created a list of the 10 most popular restaurants on the island so that next time you’re in the area, you can be sure you won’t miss out on any of the great food and drinks these restaurants have to offer. 

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July 8, 2021

203-555 Franklyn Street | $399,900 | Modern Old City Condo w/ Rooftop Patio & Ocean Views

Welcome to the VIVO Building in the heart of Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter where you will find this modern 1 bedroom 2 bathroom unit featuring an open layout, tons of natural light, a bonus space upstairs that makes the perfect office or guest room and a spectacular roof top patio with views of the ocean, Protection Island and Gabriola Island. Downtown living at its finest can be found here. The building also includes gym facilities, extra storage, underground parking and an urban style courtyard. Pets and rentals are also allowed. If you like to be close to all amenities, shopping, restaurants and are looking for a modern style in a home, this one should be on your list. Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

3D Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=pFEsDr1D4ep&mls=1

 

 

July 6, 2021

1073 Timberwood Drive | $599,900 | Stunning Modern Home in beautiful Timberwood Trails

Located in Nanaimo’s highly sought after university district are the homes in Timberwood Trails and this one is stunning. Walking in you are greeted to a spacious entrance flowing into a gorgeous living/dining and kitchen area. The gourmet kitchen features a gas range, stainless steel appliances and plenty of cupboard & counter space along with a great dining area where you can host your entire family. The living room features a beautiful gas fireplace. Included on this level is a bonus den to create your home office, a storage space, a convenient powder room and access to the private patio outside and the breathtaking and tranquil fully fenced back yard. Upstairs is the laundry room, the main bathroom, your spectacular primary suite with ensuite and walk in closet and two other bedrooms. This home truly does have it all and is located close to all levels of schools, shopping, transit, parks and trails, and all your necessary major amenities. Don’t wait to set down roots in Nanaimo with this fabulous home. Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

3D Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=xuyfaYTwrpx 

July 6, 2021

969 Bray Ave | $775,000 | Langford Half Duplex w/ 2 Bed Suite in Great Location

Located in the thriving community of Langford just west of Victoria, you will find this 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom half duplex that includes a 2 bedroom in law suite. Walking in to the main home is an open concept layout with spacious living room, a formal dining area and galley kitchen with an eating area. All this flows out to a beautiful deck that overlooks the private back yard. This level also has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms including the primary ensuite. Downstairs find a separate suite that makes for a great space for the in laws or as a mortgage helper with an open layout, two bedrooms, and a private covered patio area. Outside if you like to garden, this is an ideal space for you with numerous raised garden beds and tons of space for outdoor dining and entertaining. Situated close to Langford Lake, parks, Westshore Town Centre, restaurants and just a short drive to Royal Colwood Golf Course, you will have everything you need in close proximity while also being just a short drive into downtown Victoria. Don’t wait to call Langford home, check it out today!  Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

3D Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=eM2vMdVQ22r

July 2, 2021

How to Build the Perfect Home Gym

How to build the Perfect at Home Gym

Regular exercise is good for everyone. Daily morning walks, or jogs under the sunset are great ways at maintaining a daily exercise routine. There are also a number of gyms that offer memberships for those looking to go in and get more of a workout. There are a variety of workouts that can be done while going to the gym, but finding the time to get there can be difficult in between work, house upkeep, children and more. 

Setting up a home gym can be just as great as a facility, if not better. There is the convenience of waking up and going straight to the room with the gym equipment; no designated travel time which can take away from the workout in order to make it to work on time, or school pick up. There are no weekly or monthly membership fees, no extra costs to buy a protein shake at the end of the workout. You can even share your new free gym with others!

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Posted in Buying a Home
July 2, 2021

The Top 5 Things to Do in Nanaimo, BC

Top 5 things Nanaimo

Located in the east coast of Vancouver Island, in British Columbia, Nanaimo is known as "The Harbour City" (previously known as "Hub City") for its original layout design, where the streets shot out from the shoreline like the spokes of a wagon wheel. It is also the centralized location on Vancouver Island, making it the "hub" of the Island. 

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June 30, 2021

How to Create the Perfect Home Office

 

Create Perfect Home Office

Potentially making your home a permanent home office space and need to customize this to not only look, but feel like a proper office? Well you have come to the right place! Listed below we go through 10 major reasons and must haves for the perfect home office space! 

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June 29, 2021

6492 Halsall Terrace | $489,000 | Build Your Statement Home in the Luxury Foothills Neighbourhood

If you have been wanting to design and build your dream home and embrace the true west coast lifestyle of Vancouver Island, here is an opportunity for you! Located in the luxury master planned community of the Foothills, with sweeping ocean & mountain views, you will find this .52 acre lot that can be the place of your forever home. Picture this: a main level entry home with walk out basement for the ultimate rec room, media room, playroom or a combination of those. The main level will hold your fantasy kitchen with plenty of dining space and a living room that extends out to a deck to bring the breeze, views and natural beauty in. Upstairs will be the bedrooms, maybe you want a spa like ensuite in the primary suite and your kids each want their own balcony. The sky is the limit on possibilities. This neighbourhood is conveniently located close to tons of trails, parks, beaches, shopping and restaurants including Woodgrove Mall, Costco and even Winchelsea golf course. Take that step you have been waiting for and make your dreams come true today! Services have been placed at the road giving you a good starting point on the build site. Don’t wait, check it out today!

June 29, 2021

7455 Copley Ridge Drive | $599,000 | Foothills Luxury Neighbourhood Lot w/ Panoramic Ocean Views

Welcome to the Foothills, a luxury master planned community in Lantzville that comes with sweeping ocean & mountain views. Your dream home awaits as you claim your piece of west coast and Vancouver Island paradise. Picture this: a main level entry home with walk out basement, a spacious open concept floor plan with the kitchen of your dreams, a dining room that can host all your loved ones and a living room with floor to ceiling windows to take in the views along with a large deck to expand your living space. Upstairs will be the bedrooms, your primary suite the ultimate oasis retreat with walk in closet, ensuite and unobstructed views. Maybe you want a private deck to relax in a hammock with a book. Downstairs can be a rec room with a wet bar or the fully decked out playroom that your kids have been begging for. Keep a low maintenance yard and enjoy parking for all your vehicle needs. Sound good? The bonus of this lot is that all the services have been brought up to it making it ready to start building. This community is also surrounded by trails, is close to parks, the beach, all the major amenities of North Nanaimo including Woodgrove Mall, Costco and plenty of restaurants. Don’t wait to make your dream a reality with this one. Check it out today.

June 28, 2021

1730 Flagstone Road | $599,900 | Spectacular Chase River Half Duplex on 0.2 Acre Lot

Welcome to the family neighbourhood of Chase River where you will find this spectacular half duplex on .2 of an acre lot. This home comes with a spacious open floor plan with a great kitchen including an island and stainless steel appliances, a dining area, and living room with a gorgeous gas fireplace. On this level is also laundry and the primary suite with a beautiful 4 piece ensuite. Upstairs are two other bedrooms and a bonus space, perfect for your teenagers to hang out with friends. But not only is there fabulous living space inside, outside you will also find a covered patio area leading out to the private fully fenced & beautifully landscaped back yard. Host the family get togethers or relax after a day of work. This yard space is perfect for any use. Located in the great family neighbourhood of Chase River, you will be close to schools, parks, trails and just a short drive to all major amenities. Don’t wait to see if this could be the next place you call home! Msmts approx., pls verify if important.

3D Tour: https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=qjXAk7Kdcuv