Cowichan Valley, BC Real Estate News

By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
HELP...BUYER FOR AGRICULTURAL FARM LAND ON VANCOUVER ISLANDI have a motivated Buyer who is very serious about Buying a Farm Property for investment Income.She says it can be anywhere in BC but prefers to Own a producing Farm on Vancouver Island. She will be residing in Victoria, BC and is coming to buy a house too.Are you thinking of Selling your Farm? This Buyer will lease the farm back to you or any other else who wants to grow Crops for a Share of the annual Crop Sales.IMPORTANT,....Call or Email me Soon!!! My Farm Buyer will be here in April to Buy a Farm, she is just selling her 800 acre Farm to move to Victoria, BC.
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By Peter Pfann @ eXp Realty Pfanntastic Properties in Victoria, Since 1986., Talk To or Text Peter 250-213-9490
(eXp Realty, Victoria BC www.pfanntastic.com)
Chemainus BC, Where History, Inventiveness, the Arts and Lumber Jacks, find a common interest and community.   Chemainus BC, an idyllic community located in the Cowichan Valley, about 45 minutes North East of Victoria BC on Amazing Vancouver Island, went from  Native community with a protected bay to a logging and mill town, before a major slow down in the lumber industry almost turned it into a ghost town.... The remaining residents decided that they where not going to give up on their town without a fight, and decided on depicting their history, heritage and culture in the 40+ Murals and Sculptures that we now enjoy. Today Chemainus is one of the must visit day trip destination near Victoria, with a wonderful walking tour that takes you by the 40+ murals, the amazing town core is a tr...
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By Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
(EXIT STAGE RIGHT)
Cowichan, B.C. - A Beautiful Little Community Recently, we traveled over to Vancouver Island, to visit my daughter.  We decided to stay over at a little community near the school, called Cowichan Bay.  This is such a charming place, very west coast, and dare I say, "granola".  How would you like to wake up to this view every morning?  This was the view from our hotel room.  Stunning.  In the morning, we wandered down to the local bakery and cheese shop.  It was fun to see all the funky, artsy stores, and to smell the wonderful, freshly brewed coffee, and taste the still warm, home made breads.  If you're ever driving down Vancouver Island, don't forget to stop in at Cowichan, located half way between Nanaimo and Victoria.    I love the driftwood banister on these steps.
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By David Stevens, Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty
(Royal LePage Coast Capital Realty, Victoria BC Canada)
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By Sally Weatherley, Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C
(EXIT STAGE RIGHT)
Back to School – Bitter Sweet The leaves are turning, it’s starting to rain, the nights are getting chillier, it’s time for children to return to school.     This year, my daughter decided she wanted to change schools.  She had been attending a local high school, here in North Vancouver, but she wanted a change.  Her sister, Maddy, attended boarding school at Brentwood College on Vancouver Island, and Dominique wanted to follow in her sister’s footsteps, enrolling in grade 11 at Brentwood.   Brentwood is a wonderful school.  When I grew up, it was an all-boys school, and “bad” boys were often sent there to get straightened out.  Now Brentwood is 50% girls and boys, and excels in academics, rowing, and the arts.  The technology in the school is state of the art.  Instead of a black board...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
RUSSELL FARMERS MARKET CHAMANINUS- BC   Yesterday was my birthday (my photo created by Coke for my birthday)and Jane and I took the day off .....well half the day off and drove up island to Chemanius BC, about an hour's drive North of Victoria.     On the way home we stopped for Fresh Veggies just north of Duncan at Russell Farmers Market so Jane could buy some Fresh Veggie to take home for our dinner.While Jane was shopping I took the opportunity to take a few photos of the colourful Fruit and Veggie's along with some of the Antique Farm equipment they have on display.Here is my Photobucket sideshow ...Enjoy
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By Terry Chenier
(Homelife Glenayre Realty)
The little town of Chemainus, B.C., once a forest town, needed something to generate new revenue, so they got creative. They invited artists from around the world to generate art on the sides of buildings. Located on the east side of Vancouver Island between Victoria and Nanaimo, this is a MUST stop for any tourist. The project started in 1982 with five murals; today there are 41 murals and 13 sculptures which attract 400,000 visitors a year. A TOUR OF THE MURALS No visit to Chemainus is complete without sampling one of their legendary ice cream cones. Buy one and walk around looking at all the art work which is now world famous. The last weekend in June is the "Festival of the Murals". This celebration continues though the summer with outdoor theatre, puppetry, clowning, food booths, ...
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By Douglas Belcher, RE/MAX, Nanaimo ABR ePRO SRES
(RE/MAX of Nanaimo)
As you pass through the custom electronic wrought iron gates you realize this home is something special. You pass several waterfalls and ponds that run the length of the long driveway. As you get closer you notice the large pillars and covered deck. The six acres of wooded land the home sits on is beautifully and tranquil. You step inside the home and find an atrium ceiling with a bridge that connects the two wings of the home. There is extensive use of hardwood flooring throughout the home. The main level features a large living room just off the kitchen with wood burning fireplace with a slate surround. The gourmet kitchen boasts cherry wood custom cabinetry, granite counters, stainless appliance and a breakfast bar which opens into the living area. The kitchen has amble storage with ...
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One of the highlights of our visit to Vancouver Island, BC was stopping in a small Cowichan Valley town called Chemainus, "The Little Town That Did". Chemainus has been settled for over 140 years and thrived as a mill town until the 1980s when the slowing of the forestry industry caused the mill to close down. Faced with devastating unemployment and a possible demise of their industrious community, Karl Schultz sought to save the town by creating the 'Chemainus Mural Project'. Artists came from far and wide to paint detailed murals depicting the town and surrounding area's history on the exterior walls of the buildings. Soon tourists started to flock in by the thousands to view the murals and the town was saved. Take a tour of all of the murals here. If you visit Vancouver Island, don't...
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By Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation, Accredited Real Estate Consultant
(RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate)
DUNCAN BC AUTO SHOW AND SHINE SUMMER 2009     Every Summer there are many local Show and Shines around Victoria BC..I often attend these event to capture these nice cars on my Camera. There are also many Show and Shine events outside Victoria, this one is in a city called Duncan, on Vancouver Island and about 60 minutes from my home in Victoria, This event is also an annual event and very popular, owners bring their cars come from far and wide to enter and meet old friends....Enjoy this Slide Show.
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By Salt Spring Island real estate agent Scott Simmons
(One Percent Realty Vancouver Island)
Where is Crofton British Columbia you ask? Well Crofton is a quick ferry ride from Salt Spring and Crofton houses are half Salt Spring price. Well even less than half. Crofton properties face salt Spring and the town is on a slight hill and most of the houses get an ocean view. Why are Crofton homes so low price? Well Crofton is the home of a Pulp Mill and sometimes the town stinks. That is pretty blunt but it does lets not sugar coat it. The up side to Crofton property prices is that when and if the mill ever closes the price of a home in Crofton BC Canada will sky rocket. Will the mill close? I don't know but you can buy a Crofton home and rent it out and wait. Read more about the mill here http://www.escapetosaltspring.com/Crofton_homes/page_1838600.htmlFor all your Salt Spring or Cr...
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