Presales Condos & Pre-Construction Real Estate

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Okanagan, Kelowna, Kamloops and Kootenay Lake District Recreational Property and Presales Launches

Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates – February 2009 Update – Project Officially on Hold, Possibly Cancelled

Dear VIP Registrant, As many of you already know there have been some delays with respect to the Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates real estate development approval process, including a decision on the amendment to the Area F Liquid Waste Management Plan of the Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen. Regrettably, as these delays have impacted our schedule, the resort real estate project at the Concord Pacific Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates will not be proceeding as originally planned. We appreciate your interest and your patience while we work through the required approvals. Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates is a unique and very exciting resort inspired property project and we are dedicated to achieving the best for our clients and the area. We know that living amidst an established working vineyard along the sun-drenched shores of Okanagan Lake would be a dream come true for many of you and we would like to assure you that as a Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates VIP client, you will be among the first to know when we are ready to begin sales again for the resort property and lots at Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates. If you have any questions regarding Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates, please feel free to contact us at Sincerely, Greata Ranch Developments Limited Partnership by Concord Pacific.

Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates

Mentioned before in the Condo Blogger, the Greata Ranch estates by Concord Pacific and CedarCreek Estate Winery will provide 400 luxury homes on the shores of the Okanagan Lake. A taste of this infinite lifestyle is available now at the Greata Ranch vine yard estate homes. For information and Registration, visit or phone 1-888-510-3888. Infinity. Never Look Back. The ultimate resort-style living awaits at Greata Ranch Vineyard Estates. Spend a day on the sandy beaches and inviting waters of Okanagan Lake. Experience rejuvenation at the premier health club and walk among 40 acres of lush vineyard. Indulge your palate at the gourmet restaurant, marina bar and grill, or wine shop terrace. Display Suite for the Greata Ranch estates are at 697 Highway 97 South, Peachland, BC. The Vancouver information display centre is located at 1079 Marinaside Crescent.

Mode A Smart Address in Landmark Kelowna

Coming Fall 2007, the Mode Living spaces are smart, alluring and green according totheir real estate marketing advertisements. Featuring 87 contemporary living spaces in Kelowna’s up-and-coming Landmark Neighbourhood, the Mode condominiums are priced from $185,900. Homes appeal on so many levels: design aficionados, will fall in love with the ultramodern interiors. The eco-conscious wil sleep well at night knowing Mode Keolwna is built with green-inspired materials and systems, and is within walking distance to every convenience. Lovers of all things hi-tech will appreciate built-in iPod docking stations and the Telus Smart Box at Mode Living in Kelowna. A smart address at an attainable price; an offer that won’t last forever. Register today at or pre-register for Kelowna’s Mode condos at 250.860.2855.

Canyon Peaks Fernie Townhomes

Canyon Peaks town houses is a premium niche community in Alpine Trails, one of the Kootenay’s most established resort areas. This 157-hectare master planned community at Canyon Peaks offers mountain architecture, superb amenities, and some of Fernie’s most spectacular scenery thanks to its location at the base of the Three Sisters. Alpine-inspired townhomes featuring three levls of luxury living including rustic hardwood floors, open pine beams, reare decks with barbeque and hote tub outlets, gourmet kitchens and vaulted ceilings. Whether you’re searching for a mountain retreat or a retirement residence, Fernie offers some of North America’s best value. The Canyon Peaks sales centre is located on site in Fernie’s Community of Alpine Trails on Canyon Trail. Open Friday to Monday from 1:00 to 7:00pm or Tuesday through Thursday by appointment. For more information call 877-703-4277 or you can visit their website at Show suite is now open. Canyon Peaks Fernie is ecxited to announce the opening of their spectacular 3-bedroom show suite. Visit us in Fernie, BC to view our fully furnished home and stuning mountain and valley views.

Kootenay Lake Village Nelson Building Lots

Located near Nelson, Kootenay Lake Village is a one of a kind waterfront real estate development on 182 hectares of forestland and boasting almost three km of Kootenay Lake water frontage. Over 100 hectares of the property much of it, 100-year-old plus forest, is designated as protected greenspace. An extensive hiking and biking trail network links the shoreline to the upper reaches of the mountain where you’ll find lookout points, picnic areas, and log and timber framed viewing decks at the Neslon Building Lots along Kootenay Lake Village. Plans are also underway for a village centre, community park with waterfront promenade, and marina. Kootenay Lake Village is now offering fully serviced, waterfront and waterview lots. For more info and to register, call 250-354-0524 or you can visit Incomparable waterfont and water view lots near Nelson, BC. Live in nature and play in nature.

Pinnacle Ridge Fernie Vacation Homes

Offering a variety of full and fractional ownership chalets, Pinnacle Ridge is set against the backdrop of the Lizard Range and flanked by the rugged peaks of the Three Sisters and Hosmer Mountains. Ranging from 1824 to 2537 square feet, these vacation homes at Pinnacle Ridge Fernie retreats include such upscale detailing as slate floors, with radiant heating, ledgestone fireplaces, timber and iron railings, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, spa bathrooms, solid fir wood beams, services for private hot tub, and full designer furniture packages. Prcies start at $172,000 for a quarter share interest or $520,000 for a full share interest with some homes available for immediate occupancy. A professionally managed optional rental pool at Fernie’s Pinnacle Ridge is also available. The Pinnacle Ridge presentation centre and display suite are found on-site (between Fernie Alpine Ski Hill and downtown) and are open daily from 1 to 5pm. For more details, call 250-423-2606 or visit

Your Taste is the Trend says top designer

When it comes to effective kitchen renovations, the top trend is your own personal taste, says award winnine designer Earl Lawson of VSB Design Group of Vancouver. And, Lawson adds in another iconoclastic comment, if you are planning to renovate prior to the sale of a Vancouver house, it may be better to do nothing at all.

The V6B Design Group is the only Western Canadian firm to capture not one but three awards in the 2007 Art of the Industry National Kitchen and Bath Association Design Competition, and Lawson has worked on major renovations from Vancouver to Whistler.

Lawson said homeowners should not be swpt up with the most recent fads or fashions, but concentrate on what works for their home, and what they are comfortable with. He notes that “Italian contemporary” – the latest trend in sleek linies, stainless steel and polished granite – is not always a good fit for a home renovation. Instead, he said, a home owner should choose appliances, amterials and a style that they like and can live with.

Lawson’s award winning projects often include a blend of materials and styles that reflect the homeowner’s personal taste. He has been known, for example, to successfully merge state of the industry steel appliances with distressed wood cabinets. In the main image shown on REW magazine, for instance, Lawson created a 1930s style yet truly modern kitche in a Heritage style Vancouver house. The kitchen includes excellent storage, convenience, and casual seating for a family of four.

In the inset, V6B caught the lifestyle of a Vancouver owner with bright colours, clean lines and custom artwork and contemporary open style for a modern house. “the leading trend is what the client is happy with,” Lawson said. When asked about renovating a Vancouver kitchen in an attempt to add value prior to sale, Lawson was blunt. Unless you are planning to spend big on top-quality design and m aterials, it is best to do nothing at all, he said.

“At the price of the typical Vancouver house,” he noted, “a patchwork renovation won’t help in the sale. The new home owners will likely have to rip it all out.” After all, as V6B has proven, a home renovation is only successful if the owner is happy, to live within it.

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