October 2016

Found 8 blog entries for October 2016.

The Comox Valley is the ONLY place on Vancouver Island where you can have a true winter experience! Many folks who grow up on other parts of the island and the Lower Mainland alike would otherwise never get a chance to experience beautiful snowfalls, building snow angels, tubing, skiing, or snowboarding if it weren’t for Mount Washington.

Mount Washington

Photo credit to Bryce Hansen

Here at the BH office, we are passionate about the thrills and chills of winter in the valley – here are our Top 10: 

  1. THRILL: Mount Washington Alpine Resort is where all the excitement happens during the winter months! Go snowboarding, downhill or cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, and snowmobiling. Mount Washington is easily accessible from all parts of the island and
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Located in South Courtenay, The Ridge is a Comox Valley new construction community featuring breathtaking ocean and mountain views. The community will consist primarily of single-family homes, with up to a total of roughly 300 properties that will eventually be available. Among the single-family residences, buyers will find bungalows, duplexes, and patio homes to be available as well. If you are thinking of building a custom home in the Comox Valley region, this community may be perfect for you.

The Ridge, New Community in Comox Valley, BC

Image via www.TheRidgeBC.com

Phase one of development at The Ridge consists of construction of 69 single-family homes. Of this initial build-out, nearly 50% of the homes are already sold. The community exudes a relaxing, rural feeling, but features

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Some of you may have heard that my sister and her family recently lost their Campbell River home in a devastating fire this month. They were out of province dealing with a personal crisis at the time the fire occurred, and fortunately, the children were at a sleepover. "It was called in by a neighbour who noticed smoke in the area and then we quickly started to get a number of 911 calls, smoke coming from the structure” Campbell River Fire Deputy Chief Thomas Doherty told CHEK News.  

Campbell River Mirror 

Photo: Campbell River Mirror

Needless to say, the news of the fire and destruction of their family home came as shocking news for our family, and for the community of Campbell River. We are beyond relieved that at the very least, everyone is alive and well. This

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Located in the heart of British Columbia, the Comox Valley is one of the most naturally beautiful regions in the area. It is growing, too. Over 63,000 residents call the region home, and the area itself spans over 2425 square kilometres. The scenery, accessibility, and amenities have made it a popular tourism destination, and the Valley offers a wide range of opportunities for those looking to find home here. But why should you choose to live here? What makes the Comox Valley region the right location for your family’s next home?

Choosing the Right Comox Valley Community

The Comox Valley is a large area with smaller communities and neighbourhoods throughout. The main communities in the region are Courtenay, Comox, and Cumberland. There are several

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The Comox Valley is a fantastic place to call home. Just ask any of the people who have recently purchased homes in this beautiful area! (Don’t know any? Let us put you in touch!). Our region is large with numerous small communities dotting the landscape, allowing for everyone who is considering buying a home here to find what they want and need. From a large, custom built home on an acreage, to that quiet cabin in the heart of a wooded area – the Comox Valley has got it all!

Why People Say They Buy Here

The Comox Valley region is one of the few areas on Vancouver Island for those who truly want to step away from the big city life and spend more time enjoying nature, outdoor recreation, and a more independent lifestyle. With that in mind however,

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We asked David Robertson, Mortgage Specialist serving North Vancouver Island, to explain what Canadian residents need to know about the new mortgage rules implemented this month by the federal government.

 David explains the new mortgage rules:

"On October 3, the federal government announced a change to the eligibility rules for new government-backed insured mortgages.

Effective October 17, 2016, all insured homebuyers must qualify for mortgage insurance using an interest rate that is the greater of their contract mortgage rate or the Bank of Canada’s conventional five-year fixed posted rate.

(Note: This is already in place for high-ratio insured mortgages with variable interest rates or fixed interest rates with terms less than five

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The community of Comox, which is located in the Comox Valley Regional District on a small peninsula along the eastern coast of Vancouver Island, is truly a treasure when it comes to British Columbia real estate. This a relatively small community, like many of those located in this region. It is home to about 13,000 people, and offers many of the benefits and amenities that are expected from modern culture, all while maintaining its beautiful outdoor areas and small town feel. As you take the various places to live in Comox Valley Regional District into consideration, the town of Comox should not be overlooked. Spend some time getting to know this area, as it has a lot to offer, even to today’s most demanding of home buyers.

What to Expect in Comox

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Are you thinking about selling your home in the Comox Valley? If you own a home here, you likely know that there is a strong demand for property from homebuyers, especially in certain areas. Whether you are staying here in the region, or you are planning to move some distance away, you know the Comox Valley is a competitive market! To ensure the successful sale of your home, it is important to work with a local real estate expert; one who knows the area well, and who can help you understand and navigate through this market. 

Is Now the Time to Sell in the Comox Valley?

The most common question many people have is when should they list their home for sale. Homes sell in this area throughout the year. Listing your home now can help you to take

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