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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Wesbild Presents the New Predator Ridge Vernon Resort Development - Recreational Okanagan Property for Sale - Part 2

About the Predator Ridge Okanagan Recreational Resort Development


At Predator Ridge Resort in Vernon Okanagan recreational real estate development, you will find over twenty kilometres of walking, hiking and biking trails, 10,000 square foot fitness centre, three pools - one indoors and two out in addition to 18 holes of championship golf. There are also two restaurants and one lounge, an AVEDA concept Salon & Spa, The Predator Ridge golf shop that offers a wide selection of active waer including Adidas and Lululemon in addition to a children’s playground. Within ten minutes from the Okanagan Predator Ridge resort development are all the shops and restaurants of downtown Vernon, Two Farmers Markets, Wesbild Centre, three golf courses, five beaches, two art galleries, family attractions such as waterslides, farms, movie theatres in addition to the Okanagan and Kalamalka Lakes. Twenty minutes from the Predator Ridge resort property is the Kelowna International Airport, which puts the world at your doorstep as well as UBC Okanagan. Forty five minutes from Predator Ridge Okanagan life are more than 20 picturesque wineries, 25 golf courses on every type of terrain imaginable, countless beaches, walking trails, provincial parks, and orchards, downtown Kelowna and champagne powder covered downhill skiing and Nordic skiing options.

Sample The Predator Ridge Life for $99 A Night and You’re In


The Vernon resort at Predator Ridge would like to get you to move in for a few days, weeks or maybe even months because they know you’ll want to live the Predator Ridge Okanagan life every season. To give you a taste of what it’s like here, the Okanagan predator Ridge resort has come up with a special offer just in time for the summer in the Okanagan of BC. Just minutes from the Kelowna Airport, staying here at the Vernon Predator Ridge resort development gives you easy access to all the vineyards, lakes, restaurants and festivals that this incredible area has to offer. Stay at the Predator Ridge Lodge and Spa from only $99 per night for a studio with a full kitchen. Larger accommodations are reasonably priced if you are bringing your family. You will get a feel for the Okanagan resort life here. Especially if you take in a round or two of golf, try a spa treatment, head for the swimming pools and fitness centre. There are trails to walk, views to soak in, and an Okanagan resort way of life you can very easily become accustomed to. Dining in the Predator Ridge Clubhouse is a special treat: the kitchen has a very talented culinary team including their very own in house pastry chef. The sommelier developed wine list will not disappoint and features many hard to find Okanagan wines. Book early here at the Predator Ridge Vernon resort and you can request a tee time on the famed golf course (subject to availability of course) home to last years’ televised Skin’s Game. In 2010, you’ll also have at your doorstep 18 holes of scenic golf designed by award winning architect Doug Carrick. To reserve your Vernon Predator Ridge resort accommodation, please call 1.888.578.6688 or you can also visit their web site at PredatorRidge.com for all the booking details.

Wesbild Developers Creates The Kinds of Communities You’ll Want to Come Home To


What does it take to build communities that are attractive from the day you move in and build equity over time? Experience and adherence to a set of core family first values. Formed in 1981, Wesbild Holdings Ltd. has that experience. It is a company that understands the importance of neighbourhoods as livable communities, places for families to thrive. Simply put, Wesbild believes in doing things right by building attractive, environmentally responsible communities. Best known for the spectacular award winning master planned community of Westwood Plateau in the Lower Mainland area surrounding Vancouver, Wesbild is behind Predator Ridge and Turtle Mountain here in the Okanagan real estate market. Homes built by Wesbild. Solid value from the people behind the community here at Predator Ridge Vernon resort real estate development. Homes built at Predator Ridge Resort by Wesbild Homes, have a long tradition of solid, reliable and consistent quality. Whether you are working with Wesbild on a custom resort home or taking possession of a home at the resort itself, you can rest assured Wesbild is there with you for the long term. Quality is definitely built right in.

On the Horizon at Predator Ridge Resort


By 2010, Predator Ridge resort will offer 36 holes of spectacular golf. The new 18 will traverse some of the most breathtaking terrain at the Predator Ridge resort with many holes overlooking Lake Okanagan. The best part? It is designed by Doug Carrick, the award winning architect behind three of Score Magazine’s top five courses in Canada in 2007. Also in the works, an expansive of the extensive walking trail network. Planning has begun on the addition of convention space at Predator Ridge Vernon Okanagan resort and a little vaillage at the centre of the resort too. Find out more by staying and playing here soon. Predator Ridge resort is located at 301 Village Centre Place, Vernon, BC. Call 1.888.578.6688 to arrange your visit today or visit www.PredatorRidge.com.

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Monday, November 10, 2008

Pre-Construction Kelowna Waterfront Resort Townhomes for Sale by Trasolini Chetner Construction - Luxury Westbank Lakefront Real Estate

Kelowna Waterfront Resort Townhomes For Sale


This exclusive and prestigious community of waterfront resort townhomes in Kelowna are absolutely stunning. With a project size of only 20 presale Kelowna waterfront resort townhouses for sale that range from two thousand and fifty tow twenty three hundred and forty square feet in size, you will not be able to find a more high-end waterfront resort townhome property in Kelowna anywhere. The prices for these pre-construction new Waterfront Kelowna Resort Townhomes start from $1.7 million and the real estate developers are Trasolini Chetner Construction Corporation. The expected move-in and occupancy date for these luxurious waterfront real estate townhouses is slated for spring of 2009. If you would like more information, please call 1.866.582.1999 or Coldwell Banker – Jane Hoffman Realty at 1.250.860.7500. There is much to be said about these pre-sale resort Kelowna waterfront townhomes that provide the perfect idyllic location, views and settings that you can enjoy. The architecture and design are unparalleled and the amenities put it over the top when it comes to new Kelowna Waterfront Resort Townhomes for sale. The exclusive lakefront property at Kelowna’s Resort of the decade provide a once in a lifetime purchase opportunity to buy your dream water front home along the Lakefront and with vineyards planned throughout the properties, you can also enjoy these amazing unique features once completed. The entire waterfront Kelowna real estate development consists of a small collection of only 20 townhomes that will fill like a five star destination.

The September 2009 Update on the Kelowna Waterfront homes - up to 1/3 off right now!
Homes 18, 4 and 6 have recently sold here at the Kelowna Waterfront homes development while Homes 8 and 9 have been priced to move. These spectacular Okanagan waterfront homes in the Kelowna real estate market place are offered for sale until September 15th for $1,100,000. Call 1-866-582-1999 now! Waterfront Kelowna homes has been featured on Shaw TV! Recently the Waterfront community was featured on Shaw TV. Sensational Summer shots! Throughout our first Summer we have been collecting many sensational photographs of our Kelowna Waterfront home community that are now featured online at their marketing website. Best regards, The Waterfront Sales Team P.S. - Ask about our recreational property trade-in program.

July 2009 Update - The New Kelowna Waterfront Images and Pricing - The Most Beautiful Homes on the Lake


Waterfront Kelowna Homes for sale ... living is here! The Summer 2009 pricing packages have been launched, so check out these new Kelowna Waterfront homes today. Award winning home builder Trasolini Chetner (TC) invites you to view its recently completed community, Waterfront Kelowna. Waterfront Homes is a private lakefront community consisting of 20, 4 bedroom townhomes located on the shores of Lake Okanagan, just minutes from Kelowna, near the renowned Quails’ Gate Winery. Each of the 20 Waterfront Kelowna homes for sale and the community amenities were carefully constructed using the finest, state-of-the-art materials. Some of these include: The incredible NanaWall - fully retractable glass wall system, Caesarstone, quartz counter tops throughout, Porcelain tiles imported from Italy and Superior quality Wenge kitchen cabinets. In addition, the new Waterfront Kelowna homes for sale on the Lake include Maintenance free, splinter and sliver free MoistureShield decking, The private dock-slip comes with a customized heavy duty boat lift, Individualized geo-thermal heating and cooling and Cutting-edge, low-maintenance customized exterior finishes. As our new Kelowna Waterfront homeowners prepare to enjoy their first Summer in their new homes, the Waterfront team welcomes prospective homeowners to visit our Showhome to learn more. Our Showhome is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends or call for an appointment at 1-866-582-1999. Click here for Summer 2009 home availability and pricing. http://www.kelownalakefront.com/kelowna_lakefront_availability.html. To see detailed information please visit our recently enhanced Kelowna Waterfront Homes for sale website at www.kelownalakefront.com or call 1-866-582-1999. Proudly developed and constructed by Trasolini Chetner Construction Corporation, Vancouver, British Columbia - www.traschet.com

BoConcept - a perfect fit for Okanagan Kelowna Waterfront Living


Award winning luxury home developer, the Trasolini Chetner Construction and Development Group (TC), is pleased to announce the completion of the Okanagan Kelowna Waterfront homes for sale. Waterfront Kelowna townhomes is a stunning and private lakefront community consisting of 20, 4 bedroom townhomes located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Okanagan real estate district, just minutes from Kelowna, near the renowned Quail's Gate Winery. When TC partner Rob Chetner and his wife Kerri need to outfit their new Waterfront Kelowna homes for sale they looked to BoConcept. BoConcept is a design forward home furnishings manufacturer with BoConcept Brand Store in almost every major city around the world including Vancouver. In our store you'll meet skilled design consultatnts to assist you with your interior design needs. We also do in home consultations, where we meet you in your home to get a better feel for your ideas and needs, and how your concept fits your living space. BoConcept constultant Jason says, "The unique architecture of Waterfront Kelowna townhomes and its stunning lakeside beauty calls for furnishings that blends seamlessly while enhancing the intimacy of a single family resort lifestyle." "BoConcept was up to this challenge and offered a selection of choices from the cutting edge to more comfort type pieces for Waterfront Kelowna townhomes. The numerous designs, color, and functionality options helped us make the right decision at the right price," says Chetner. The home, together with the furnishings and accessories, was an instant hit. "In selecting the BoConcept furniture for the Waterfront model," Jason recalls, "we envissioned a combination of beautiful contemporary architecture from the Kelowna Waterfront townhomes formed with the bold, playful statement of our design furniture and accessories. When selecting the style of furniture for the home it wasn't only about what will look great in teh space, but how we can generate a contrast between sleek modern designs while still giving a Kelowna beach home appeal. Thus using white leather accented with the solid contrast of our black furniture and further mixed with playful coloured accessories. We have created a distinct harmony that is both chic and sophisticated." As the presale Kelowna Waterfront townhome homeowners prepare to enjoy their first Summer in their new homes, the Waterfront Homes team welcomes prospective homeowners to visit their Showhome to learn more. Our Showhome is open 10:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday and 9:00am to 5:00pm on weekends. To learn more about Kelowna lake front new home opprortunities call 1.866.562.1999 or visit www.kelownalakefront.com. To have BoConcept assist you in outfitting your home please call 604.730.8111. To view the BoConcept 2009 urban design catalog, visit www.BoConcept.com.

More about the Kelowna Waterfront Homes


If you are looking for a special waterfront home in the Kelowna lakefront area, the Kelowna Waterfront Resort Townhomes are a perfect blend of location, finishes, architecture, amenities and interior detailing. The Kelowna Waterfront Homes for sale have inspired architecture that are truly modern West Coast in nature and they finest finishes and open spacious floor plans will be second to none and very unique. The presale Kelowna Waterfront Resort Townhomes all have floor plans that consist of four large bedrooms with state of the art features that will be explained later. Some of the more impressive features of these luxury Kelowna waterfront homes include geothermal heating and cooling system, impressive set of Nana (accordion open) patio doors and a unique outdoor kitchen complete with BBQ (built it), sink and fridge. In addition, the architectural design calls for an absolutely stunning thirty five foot glass tower at the front entrance that gives a grand and modern look to these pre-construction Kelowna waterfront resort homes. The resort community at Kelowna’s premier waterfront destination also includes a private boat dock that is made of simulated, splinter free wood. Outdoor amenities at the new Kelowna Waterfront Townhomes also feature the large 8 acre Quail’s Gate vineyard right on site in addition to wide open green spaces, professional landscaping and a two hundred foot beach for your exclusive use. Other neighbourhood amenities just steps away from your waterfront resort townhome in Kelowna lakefront real estate includes year round sports courts, chlorine free pool, the beach, hot tub and much more. Officially located on the West Side of the Okanagan Lake, the Kelowna waterfront resort townhomes are close to Westbank real estate. Just five minutes from Westbank and 12 minutes from Kelowna, these luxury waterfront homes are nestled amongst vineyards of Mission Gate as well as Quails Gate, yet just steps away from all the urban amenities and conveniences you need.

The Luxury Westbank Waterfront Resort Homes Features


Here are some of the highlights of the features that are standard at the luxury Kelowna resort waterfront homes in Westbank real estate. The kitchens at the Westbank Waterfront Homes have been designed specifically to impress and feature a high end appliance package and a clean, sharp and stunning design. Custom dark wood cabinetry combined with white glass doors set into brushed aluminum frames, pendant lighting, commercial style sinks, under mount large size double sinks, sparkling imported glass tile backsplash and under counter lighting are just some design features at the impressive Waterfront Resort Townhomes in Westbank real estate market. In addition, the Waterfront Homes in WEstbank will feature SubZero built in fridges, Jenn-Aire gas stove, Jenn-Aire dishwasher, Panasonic built in microwave, under counter wine fridges and stacking washer and dryer. The bathrooms at the Kelowna Waterfront Resort Townhomes features clean and crisp millwork and innovative fixtures that include Kohler sinks, flating custom dark and white wood cabinetry, quart solid surface countertops, Italian porcelain tiles, frameless glass showers and soaker tubs. The security and technology features at the pre-construction Westbank Waterfront Resort Homes include pre-wiring for high speed internet, security systems, cable and phone lines. All homes at the Waterfront Westbank resort will feature single car garages with direct access into each townhome, courtyard units with large storage areas below the main floor living areas access from the garage, parking on driveways and visitor parking pads. Some of the more unique features at the presale luxury Kelowna Waterfront Resort Homes along Westbank’s lakefront district includes the outdoor kitchens and living area that have signature disappearing folding glass panel door system so that there is a seamless transition between the indoors and outdoors, an outdoor built in fireplace, rear entertainment portion, illuminated overhang canopies, high end built in BBQ, outdoor kitchens with solid counters, stainless steel under counter fridges and full sinks as well as lots of entertainment space. With a geothermal heating and cooling system that is efficient, and economical, all homes are air conditioned and have forced air heating with heated floors in the master ensuites of all Westbank Waterfront Townhomes. Each Waterfront Resort Townhouse will also come with the 2-5-10 year home warranty.

About the Westbank Waterfront Resort Townhomes Community


Approximately three quarters of the entire Westbank real estate development will be covered with beautiful vineyards operated by Quail’s Gate Estate Winery. Lush landscaping, dramatic lighting, built in irrigation, luscious central courtyard with views of Okanagan Lake and a large swimming pool with large deck area with lake views are also present. The Westbank Resort waterfront Townhomes also feature a large hot-tub, modern boat dock, sports court for tennis, roller hockey or basketball in addition to a fully appointed playground area for children. The Westbank waterfront also features a clean sandy beach and high end resort landscaping. The unique Glass Towers at the Kelowna presale Waterfront Resort Townhomes is a signature feature of the homes. This wall of glass allows sunlight to fill the homes during the day and provides for a warm glow at night. Brushed aluminum frames with distinctive horizontal “fins”. Oversized solid wood stained main entry doors, two huge private outdoor living spaces with views of Okanagan Lake, warm stone cladding and contemporary stucco exterior are also present in the finishes of these homes. The three story height glass towers at the Westbank resort Waterfront Townhomes are truly impressive and all the luxury Kelowna homes will have the folding glass doors between the outdoor living area and the inside. Large Italian flooring and high ceilings with vaulted ceilings in all 16 courtyard homes above the main living areas will open up space. All of the pre-construction waterfront Kelowna luxury townhomes will have four bedrooms including 2 master suites (each with their own luxurious ensuites) making each home at The Waterfront ideal for two families. Each Westbank waterfront townhouse also features private dens and study areas in addition to a sensational concrete fireplace mantel, plush carpeting, glass railings and four bathrooms. www.kelownalakefront.com.

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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kelowna Wood Lake Villas in the Okanagan Resort Property Development - Exclusive Pre-Sale Kelowna Townhomes and Townhouses

Kelowna Wood Lake Villas in the Okanagan Resort Real Estate Market


Boat slips are now included in the new resort Okanagan property development at the Wood Lake Villas Kelowna, Some call it paradise. You can call it home. Presented by MacDonald Realty, the presale Wood Lake Okanagan Villas presales is now happening, so please contact Gerry or George at info@woodlakevillas.ca for more information. The resort BC real estate Wood Lake Okanagan homes have private boat slips and sandy beaches and these exclusive town homes start from $799,000. Huge price reduction is currently happending with only four units left at the lakeside Wood Lake Villas in the Okanagan, with Kelowna townhomes from $629,000 only. For more information about this lakeside real estate Okanagan development please email them. The Okanagan’s perfect all-season Kelowna vacation resort is at the Wood Lake Vilas townhomes. Boating at your front door, golfing and skiing only minutes away. An oasis of pure luxury and indulgence featuring granite, Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Just a hint of the ultra luxury and lifestyle that awaits you and your family at the Okanagan lakefront Wood Lake Villas town homes in the BC resort property market. Flat, sandy beach, enclosed swimming areas and oversized garages and a boat slip are all included with your purchase price at the pre-construction Kelowna Wood Lake Villas in the Okangan recreational real estate market. Complete the showecase lifestyle package offered at Wood Lake Villas Okanagan property. For more information, please visit www.WoodLakeVillas.ca MLS. Joint ownership and partnerships are available.

From The Kelowna Wood Lakes Villas Web Site


A new construction property that is lakeside Okanagan recreational BC real estate property is happening at the Wood Lake townhomes that is a low-density twenty unit luxury townhouse development. Lcoated in the Kelowna Lake Country lakefront resort property, the Wood Lake Villas consist of a great location close to award winning wineries, championship golf courses and direct access to the Kalamalka Lake where you will find quiet and peaceful escapes during all of your holidays. This full ownership BC resort property at the Okanagan Wood Lake Villas Townhomes Kelowna and pre-construction townhouses will also offer special fractional ownership and partnership purchase opportunities in the final phase of release. A four season resort, the Wood Lake Okanagan lakefront properties will be a perfect place to play in the sun, enjoy the beach and also moor your boat at your own private boat slip that is included in your price. Some of the features of the resort Okanagan property at Kelowna Wood Lake Villas include air conditioning in your private recreational BC resort home, gas heat and glow fireplace, air system tub in maser ensuite, large frameless glass steam showers and hardwood throughout the main floor living space. The Wood Lake Villas townhomes will also have stainless steel appliances as standard features in addition to granite counters throughout all bathrooms and kitchen counter tops, maple cabinetry, open main floor with nine foot overheight ceilings and R/I for hot tub. In addition, the pre-sales Okanagan resort real estate properties at the Wood Lake townhomes Kelowna will have 3 large bedrooms(perfect for families) and three bathrooms, large patio doors leading to your own private entertainment sized patio, oversized double garage for ski boat storage as well. Other great features of the Wood Lake Villas town homes in the Okanagan Lake Country BC resort property includes natural stone accents on the exteriors, beach, swim area and private dock, 20 exclusive pre-construction lake front villas each with their own boat slip, Kelowna gated community and hardy board maintenance free composite siding with concrete tiled roofs.

The Location, Plans and Contact for Okanaga’s Resort Lakeside Properties


The Wood Lake Villas townhouses are located centrally just minutes away from downtown Kelowna and 15 minutes from the airport. Also, the Wood Lake Villas pre-construction Okanagan Kelowna properties are 25 minutes from Vernon and 35 min from Silver Star ski resort with access to Predator Ridge Golf Resort Community, Kalamalka Lake, Wood Lake and many vineyards and Okanagan orchards. A great map is online at http://www.woodlakevillas.ca/location.html. Photo gallery is online as well at: http://www.woodlakevillas.ca/photo_gallery.html. The various floor plans for the Kelowna lakefront resort properties at the Wood Lake Villas town homes include the 20 lakeside home layouts at http://www.woodlakevillas.ca/plans.html. The price list for these resort townhomes in Kelowna lake country are also online at http://www.woodlakevillas.ca/price_list.html. For more information about the pre-sales Wood Lake Kelowna townhomes, please fill out their online form or contact Gerry at The Gerry Fraser Group at 2922 Gallaghers Circle in Kelowna BC with a pohne number of 250.868.1594 or info@gerryfraser.com. The pre-sales marketing information package downloads for the features of the Kelowna Wood Lake Villas townhomes are also online at the contact page.

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Monday, October 20, 2008

Albertans are Driving BC Resort Real Estate Suites in Search For the Best B.C. Recreational Pursuits

An Update on How Albertans are the driving force behind the last decade of BC resort real estate and recreational property throughout the Okanagan, Kootenays, Shuswap, Vancouver Island and beyond


Albertans may have eased up a little bit on the accelerator, but they are still driving the BC recreational real estate market forward into new and exciting horizons. Even after racing through a few record breaking BC resort real estate sales show they still have something left in the gas tank. This is an extremely well written and educational article written by D. Murray. Fueled by record-profits in the oil and gas industries and its related services and products, Albertans continue to shop for secondary homes in prime recreational real estate hot spots in the province of British Columbia. Leaving their footprints as far west as Vancouver Island resort real estate (partly because of the improved air service to Comox), Albertans still make their first choice for second homes and resort real estate purchases in the eastern and central regions of the BC recreational real estate market – where a holiday is within reasonable driving distance. “We are still seeing Albertans driving the demand for BC recreational real estate in the Okanagan, Kootenays, SHuswap regions,” said Curt of Lift Real Estate Sales and Marketing. “Although the recreational and BC residential markets are now becoming more normalized across BC, the demand for excellent recreational property still remains strong as the supply of that property is limited in BC.” And who can blame Albertans for wanting a piece of BC resort real estate paradise? No one! “Albertans lead the charge here,” said Robert the Economic Development Corporation executive director for Kelowna. “Resort property has been on the increase in this region and it is appealing to buyers primarily in Alberta.” After sampling a taste of summer on idyllic lakeside resort beaches, prairie people like Albertans are often tempted to turn a vacation location into a second home thorugh purchasing BC resort real estate properties close to home. It may be just for themselves on long weekend golf trips, summer holidays on the lake or winter ski getaways. Other Albertans enjoy extra income gained from renting their resort BC properties. All remain confident that the real estate investment in BC recreational property is solid for the long-term – perhaps for retirement or as a family legacy for generations to come.

A Higher Level View of BC Recreational Real Estate and the Albertan Influence


Albertans are still a strong influence in the BC resort real estate market throughout the Kootenays, Crowsnest and in the Okanagan. “You have a lot of Albertans enjoying the benefits of strong oil prices and looking for enjoying the lifestyle that can bring hem,” explained Elton of RE/MAX. “That is certainly where recreational property in BC is so attractive – specifically the Okanagan resort real estate market because of our summers, the lake and our winters too with the ski resorts. Our overall climate and four season recreational lifestyle is extremely appealing to not only Albertans but people across Canada.” Through much of southern BC resort real estate, golf season is a few months longer and ski trips are just a few minutes away form the major cities in BC – rather than hours. High in our majestic mountains, powder snow falls much more frequently through winter and the soft turns last longer int eh quieter locations from the Kootenays resort real estate to the Thompson Okanagan recreational property that Albertans love so much. In addition, summer boating, swimming and an abudance of water sports are popular in BC’s many large and lovely lakes – a geographic anomaly in Alberta. The many lures keep them driving here through every season. “I’m blown away with the number of Albertans in Kelowna and Westbank,” said Robert, sales director for Platinum Project. “It’s about lifestyle – Albertans seem to love BC real estate. We are seeing about 40 per cent of our purchasers at Copper Sky come from Alberta. They have lots of money – It has been a good number of years for them in their industry. They can now go anywhere they want and they still choose the Okanagan resort real estate market. They love the climate, they love the summer.” BC’s longer golf season has spurred the creation of new courses and golf communities in recent years to keep up with demand by our Albertan neighbours. There new golf courses opened in the Shuswap last year, two more were added to the Okanagan golf real estate market this summer and the Kootenays have a handful more adding to the mix recently or in the coming years. High-end BC golf communities are combining with ocean views to offer year round play on the greens on Vancouver Island. A report released at the end fo August confirmed that Albertans topped the list of home buyers in the Parksville/Qualicum region and were second in the Comox area for home purchasers of real estate of all types through the MLS in 2007. Independtly marketed BC resort properties on Vancouver Island were not accounted for in this survey. Besides Victoria, Albertans bought an average of 14 per cent of island properties last year – up from 10 per cent of the whole property market in 2006. After buying 19 per cent of the properties on the northern Gulf Islands in 2006 (a close second to Vancouver homebuyers), Albertans dropped to 10 per cent last year. This was the only region that reported as high as 15 per cent of purchases were destined to be vacation BC property real estate. Across the rest of Vancouver Ilsnad, about 95 per cent of the 2,100 responders purchased for principal residences.

BC Recreational Real Estate Beats Resident Property


Many BC recreational properties are bucking the downturn seen in most Canadian residential real estate markets over the past year (a natural evolution of the real estate cycle, especially after a long boom). BC’s resort properties remain sailing forward – although challenged to negotiate among the tumultuous seas rippling out from the US sub-prime mortgage storm. “The demand for BC recreational property has remained strong, however buyers are looking further afield,” said Elton, as he summarized some of the diminished sales reports through the RE/MAX annual spring survey of BC recreational properties. “Western Canada is now starting to feel some affects of a slowing world economy.” He said that some shopers are looking in the US Sunbelt, where some relative bargains arose with the falling US dollar and many foreclosures surface after the distastrous US sub-prime mortgage fiasco. Meanwhile, some US citizens also chose to sell their Canadian recreational properties to take profit through their improved currency exchange rate. The expanded inventory in BC resort real estate and recreational property clashed with a cooler than normal spring to turn a strong seller’s market towards the buyers’ favour. It’s all adding up to a year most likely to break the string of consecutive record-breaking years. “We’re coming off the longest period of economic expansion since World War II,” said Elton. “BC recreational property values have appreciated beyond our wildest dreams across the country. More balanced resort real estate market conditions are a welcome change for purchasers.” Fewer shippers were counted this spring while substantially more creational listings in BC were for sale in 41 of the 45 property markets surveyed. Still, average prices remained stable, or increased moderately from 2007 levels. “BC resort real estate market conditions have shifted, but don’t expect to see bargain basement prices or fire sales,” says Michael, the VP of RE/MAX. “The BC recreational market continues to experience solid demand – a trend that is expected to continue throughout 2008. The influx of new resort BC property listings has yet to translate into downward pressure on recreational property prices. Prime waterfront properties, while more plentiful than in year’s past, will still command top dollar.

The BC Resort Property Statistics Tell The Story


Statistics from the real estate boards through some of BC’s popular recreational areas reveal a softening of the overall real estate market – although the numbers do not show the separation of the recreational BC property market. Plus the totals don’t count a large number of sales by the developers themselves through pre-construction or presale BC resort real estate or marketing companies working outside of MLS. IN the Central Okanagan resort area, inventory is accelerating this summer and now approaching record levels on MLS according to the Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board (OMREB). Properties of all types in Kelowna and its surrounding area climbed by 1,419 listings this July compared to 995 in July 2007 (up 43 per cent) while sales number dropped almost 40 per cent during the same time. July in the Shuswap real estate market in BC saw sales volume drop a similar 41 per cent to fall below $30 million, while the BC North Okanagan property market reported that unit sales dropped by a whopping 54 per cent. Listings were reversed in these two regions, with the Shuswap counting a 55 per cent increase over the two Julys and the North Okanagan property market climbing by 39 per cent. Still, prices continue to rise for BC resort property – although now at only half the 20-28% increase seen over the last four years. The South Okanagan Real Estate Board (SOREB) reported that MLS sales decreased by 44 per cent when comparing the last two Julys while active listings increased by 66 per cent. The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board reported milder numbers along a similar trend. Victoria’s real estate board reported sales falling in this time period by 33 per cent while inventory rose 34 percent – now standing at the highest level since May 1998. Prices are similar to where they were at this time last year, although lower than the average price was around December for resort BC property. Real estate is cyclical, and this is a return to more normal competitive market conditions. Condo development also skyrocketed, creating a lot more inventory than demand once complete. The whole baby boomer generation segment is looking at second homes or BC recreational property and certainly the Okanagan is the biggest beneficiary fo that, along with Vancouver Island. They have the wealth to do it, both Albertans and retired people. Baby boomers are clearly not the only home purchasers that appreciate the BC recreational lifestyle. Generation X is quickly becoming a force in the BC resort property marketplace, spurring demand for new condominium product on ski hills, oceanfront properties in good surf locales, and water frontage on trendy lakes with celebrity residents. Everybody has a dream of owning BC recreational property. Demand is still there and will always be there for new BC resort real estate.

Vacation Properties Take On a New Look – Community Snapshot


Another great posting by Susan B. for 24Hours newspaper. On October 15th, industry leaders and experts from across Canada gathered at Kelowna’s Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort and Conference Centre for the First Annual Canadian Resort Investment Conference. Their message was clear: The resort/vacation real estate property industry in BC is strong, but changing. In today’s hurry-up world, it’s no longer the wilderness cabin hours away form the city that draws the deepest sighs of longing from potential buyers of vacation BC resort real estate. According to a just released survey by harris/decimal, 43 per cent of respondents indicated proximity to retail outlets was a feature they wanted in a BC recreational property. Perhaps not surprisingly, 48 per cent considered a classic “beach, sun, and sand” location to be desirable but even more – 55 per cent wanted on site pools and hot tubs. An astonishing 82 per cent wanted the ability to trade either their fractional rotation or timeshare for an equivalent time slot in different resort locations around the world. Even more astonishing was the revelation only 39 per cent of people who already own some form of vacation property in BC resort real estate currently have such exchange privileges. This would appear to bode well for Private Residence Clubs, a new twist on fractional ownership that unabashedly presents lavishly upscale, exclusive resort properties with the sought after ability to vacation elsewhere. But no matter how cottage ownership changes, Lize, senior vp of consulting and research with harris/decimal, stressed the desire to vacation does not diminish, even in the face of tougher economic times. It’s part of the Canadian dream she predicts will remain strong.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Stonewater on Lake Okanagan Waterfront Homes is a new pre-sale luxury Peachland lakefront development of boutique craftsman style townhomes for sale

Peachland Waterfront Real Estate at Stonewater Homes


Now selling! Only eight spectacular waterfront homes along Lake Okangan resort real estate with boat morrage are available at this Peachland property development. Construction is well underway at the presale Stonewater waterfront homes on Lake Okanagan, so hurry in and come speak to a sales representative regarding pricing and availability. According to their marketing: On your spectacular waterfront residence on the shore of Okanagan Lake in Peachland real estate market, these Stonewater luxury waterfront homes come comlete with private boat moorage and inspiring mountain and water vistas. A limited collection of 8 pre-construction Peachland waterfront homes along Lake Okanagan with 2300 square foot detached homes that include impressive details that include Viking appliances, slung doors, granite counteres, custom cabeintry, and jetted shower in the ensuite, hardwood plank flooring and much more. Visit the website of the Stonewater Peachland Waterfront Homes on Lake Okangan resort real estate to view the complete features list, spectacular floor plans and the site plan. Right now, the pre-sale Stonewater on Lake Okanagan waterfront real estate development Peachland homes are available at pre-completion pricing. The expected occupancy date will be spring 2009. Visit www.Stonewater-OnTheLake.com or call 250.868.2776 or 1.866.269.5767 for more information.

More about the Peachland Stonewater Waterfront Okanagan Homes


As you enter the private enclave of Peachland Stonewater Homes, you will pass by an impressive blue granite water feature on your way to a place that will remain in your hearts and generations forever. Stonewater on the Lake was designed and built for the prestigious home buyer in mind. Located in the beautiful town of Peachland in the Okanagan resort real estate community, the Stonewater on the Lake waterfront homes are a limited collection of eight waterfront homes that are located in a private community that blends perfectly into the natural environment and has been built ot make sure that the environment is protected both short and long term. The pre-construction Peachland Stonewater on the Lake Okanagan real estate development also features Peachland lakefront property where you can enjoy great views, water activities, outdoor pursuits and much more. All of these spectacular pre-sales Lake Okanagan resort waterfront homes at Stonewater Peachland lakefront property are approximately two thousand three hundred and eighty four square feet with garages, private moorage, power lifting and other features. These luxurious pre-construction Lake Okanagan homes in Peachland real estate are being offered at the moment at pre-completion pricing starting just under $1.9M. Truly, there is no better investment in Peachland lakefront property than at Stonewater on the Lake Okanagan. Naturally beautiful, imaginatively designed and a perfect setting awaits you.

More about the Peachland Lakefront Homes for Sale


These impressive Stonewater Lakeshore Townhomes on Okanagan Lake are designed and built by a partnership of Moyor Development Group and New Town Architecture, brining these Stonewater on the Lake homes an impressive exterior and interior detilaing. With West Coast architecture, taking cues and natural materials from the nature surrounding the lakefront property, the Stonewater Peachland waterfront homes are imaginative, contemporary yet traditional in many senses. With accent stucco, cultured stone, timber, and other high-end local materials, the Stonewater on Lake Okanagan lakefront homes are truly spectacular in every way. Each of the Peachland homes for sale are approximately 2300 square feet with expansive view of the mountains and the lake. The floorplans of the pre-construction Peachland Stonewater homes are over three floors and with two outdoor decks, you can enjoy year round relaxation and entertainment space. Most the Stonewater on Lake Okanagan presale homes have thre bedrooms with two master beds in each home or you can also choose a five level split home. The units seven and eigth at the lakefront pre-construction Okanagan Lake Stonewater homes have an extra vauled level with more lakeviews and an incredible outdoor retreat patio. All of the pre-sales waterfront Peachland homes for sale along Lake Okanagan real estate have the patented 14’ Slung Door system that opens up completely, providing unobstructed views out of the homes.

The Stonewater Waterfront Homes Floor Plans


The floorplans for Units 1, 3, and 5 at the Okanagan Lakeshore Stonewater Homes in Peachland real estate include two master bedrooms on the upper floor with two full bathrooms in addition to an entire level of lving space on the main floor with living, dining, entertainment rooms and a large media room and office/flex room downstairs. The three bedroom pre-construction Stonewater lakefront homes at the Okanagan Lakeshore real estate properties includes Homes 2, 4 and 6 which have all bedrooms on the top floor. The impressive one bedroom spacious homes at the Okanagan Lake Stonewater pre-sales homes are Residences 7 and 8. These are truly unique floorplans. The Stonewater siteplan is available online. Some of the impressive features of the interiors at Stonewater on Lake Okanagan Lakeshore properties are contemporary kitchens and bathrooms and each Peachland Stonewater Townhome comes with a double car detached concrete garage with green roof landscaping. In addition, these waterfront Stonewater townhomes on Lake Okanagan Lakeshore real estate properties come with a geothermal system that heats and air conditions your home throughout the year and is environmentally friendlier than conventional heating systems. With the demand for waterfront Okanagan real estate coming to head with the availability of lakeshore property for development, the Stonewater Townhomes in Peachland are some of the most impressive of properties that you can own that are true lakefront homes where you can enjoy the water anytime you want complete with a two hundred foot sandy beach. For an image gallery of these Peachland Stonewater townhomes, please visit http://stonewater-onthelake.com/gallery.htm. If you would like to visit the Stonewater Townhomes on Lake Okanagan, please visit 5235 Buchanan Road in Peachland real estate BC. The business office is located at 965 Skeena Court in Kelowna.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bighorn Mountain Estates Okanagan Falls - Sunscape Resort Homes Okanagan Lake - Best BC Resort Real Estate Okanagan, Shuswap, Kootenays, Kamloops

Bighorn Mountain Estates in South Okanagan


The newest grated community in South Okanagan is located at Okanagan Falls BC where you will find new homes with double garages and walk-out basements starting at $399,900. Visit www.bighornmountain.net for more information about the South Okanagan estate homes at Bighorn Mountain that are now selling. Contact Fred Lindsay of Royal LePage at 484 Main Street in Penticton or call 250.493.2244. Some features of the Bighorn Mountain Estates include: lakeviews, 86 remaining lots for sale, gated community, beautiful views, great for all ages, building scheme in place and arts and crafts style homes. In addition, the estate homes at Bighorn Mountain in the Okanagan are fully serviced with contractor on site and the lot sizes range from 5000 sq ft to 14,000 sq ft and are surrounded by Conservancy Lands. Within the heart of the Okanagan Valley resort real estate market lies Bighorn Mountain Estates that offers only 93 new lot single family gated community that is welcoming to all ages and all lifestyles. With distinctive and unique arts and crafts homes, this South Okanagan real estate development at Bighorn Mountain estates resort property provides creative floor plans with finished basements in addition to a peaceful and very private mountain setting. Also, the homes overlooking Okanagan Falls at Bighorn Mountain Estates homes will have panoramic lake, valley and mountain views and all landscaping and fencing is also included with your home purchase here. More than you could ever imagine, the Bighorn Mountain homes in the Okanagan Falls real estate market will have lots starting from just over $167,000 and some completed houses (including lot land) are now available between the affordable rnage of $450,000 and $800,000.

Minutes from Amenities; Close to Nature – South Okanagan Resort Real Estate


A natural choice for beautiful vistas and recreational options in the South Okanagan recreation real estate property market, Bighorn Mountain Estates in Okanagan Falls will soon have its first human occupants singing its praises explains D. Murray for the BC Resorts Magazine of June 2008. Don’t be surprised if the nearby hiking trails and local wildlife inspire residents to exalt “Oh give ma home where the deer and mountain goats play,” as they watch tehese majestic animals in the neighbouring preserved parkland. “We have quite a large number of Bighorn Mountain Sheep and deer living there,” said project manager Ron Dyck, for the resort at Bighorn Mountain Estates in the South Okanagan real estate market. “We turned over part of our original site to the Land Conservatory, and it will remain undeveloped into perpetuity.”

Perched on the should er of Peachcliff Mountain amid natural beauty, Bighorn Mountain Estates is now creating a gated community of dream homes in the South Okanagan recreational market for families of all ages. With sparkling vistas over Skaha Lake that stretch north 20 kilometres to the city lights of Pemberton and panoramas that extend south into the famous wine country of the Okanagan Valley, the pre-construction resort homes provide an idyllic escape. With only a couple hundred residents, the peaceful community of Okanagan Falls is conveniently located beside Skaha Lake with sun drenched beaches to enjoy boating and other water sports at he Bighorn Mountain Estates resort real estate. Other popular amenities with a few minutes include a handful of golf courses, hiking and biking trails and over a dozen wineries and vineyards along the Skaha Lake resort area of the Bighorn Mountain Estates. Abundant shops and restuarnts are about 15 minutes north in Penticton. With a solid reputation built upon successful Penticton real estate projects (including a 350 home redwing Resorts and Westwood developments), Ron notes that Bighorn Mountain Estates Skaha Lake real estate has already enjoyed early popularity with repeat clients. More information can be found online at www.bighornmountainestates.com.

Skaha Lake Real Estate Presents Bighorn!


Already fully serviced, 93 lots were released this spring at the Skaha Lake Bighorn Mountain Estates resort homes – priced from $167,000 and ready to custom fit bungalows and walkout ranchers from 1,150 to 2,000 square feet on the main level. Homes start around $450,000 with fine standard finishing complementing the designated Arts and Crats exterior design of this Okanagan resort real estate development. Featuring bold heritage colours outside, the open interiors will typically have tow bedrooms on the main level and int eh basement, plus kitchens equipped with shaker maple cabinets and six appliances. Each pre-construction home at the Bighorn Mountain Estates resort in Okanagan can be customized with many options in layout and interior finishings. Recently finished, a community show home features a 167 foot vaulted ceiling, quality tile and hardwood flooring, plus stylish granite countertops throughout. The 2,000 square foot Bighorn Mountain Estates Okanagan home, exemplifying some of the qualities available in home packges rising into the $800,000 range, is open daily from 11-4pm. Each of the pre-sale Skaha Lake resort Bighorn Mountain Estates will have a fully landscaped yard with a solid cedar fence, plus use of a planned community playground. Energy Star equipment is used where possible – including low-E windows, high efficiency furnaces and water heaters, plus ECF Styrofoam basement walls which provide greater insulation. The new Okanagan resort real estate homes at Bighorn Mountain Estates along Skaha Lake are now available for purchase with exceptional pricing and customization.

With only a couple hundred residents, the peaceful community of Okanagan Falls real estate is conveniently located beside Skaha Lake with sun drenched beaches to enjoy boating and other water sports. Other popular amenities at the Bighorn Mountain Estates in Okanagan Falls within a few minutes include a handful of golf courses, hiking and biking trails and over a dozen wineries and vineyards. Abundant shops and restaurants are about 15 minutes north in Penticton, very close to the recently completed Bighorn Mountain Estates real estate development. With a solid reputation built upon successful Penticton real estate projects (including a 360 home Redwing Resorts and Westwood development) Bighorn Mountain Estates has already enjoyed early popularity with repeat clients.

Sunscape Resort Homes Okanagan Lake Country


Semi lakeshore condominiums that feature one, two and three bedroom design layouts are coming to 3366 Woodsdale Road in Lake Country, BC. Starting at just $229,900, these Sunscape Resort recreational condo homes in Lake Country BC are brought to the market by Musgrave Agencies Ltd, Creative Designs and you can call 250.470.2009 for more information or by visiting www.sunscapehomes.ca A splash of Lake Country at Sunscape Resort Homes is what D. Murray calls it in the British Columbia Homes and Resort magazine publication. Idyllic living beside a lakeside park, just steps from the beach in the middle of the quiet Okanagan Lake Country; where the air is filled with the fagrance of nearby vineyards and fruit groves in the surrounding hillsides. It sounds like a dream home location reserved for only the rich. Surprisingly affordable, Sunscape Resort Homes is about to launch on Woodland Road, nestled beside Beasley Park ont eh south shore of Wood Lake. It’s just steps to the each where you can enjoy swimming, fishing, boating, and numerous water sports on this beautiful warm Okanagan Lake Country Sunscape Resort community homes. Just down stream, the aquamarine colored Kalamalka Lake has been noted in National Geographic as one of the world’s most scenic lakes. Shirley, marketing manager for the Sunscape Homes in Kelowna’s resort real estate market welcomes visitors to their presentation centre every day. On land, a short drive leads to numerous recreational activities from renowned golf courses and popular ski resorts to award winning wineries. The pre-construction Okanagan Sunscape Resort Homes is within walking distance to local amenities, excellent restaurants, an djust ten mintues from UBC – Okanagan and Kelowna International Airport. It is also within 20 minutes of shopping in either of the valley’s two largest cities – Kelowna and Vernon. Pre-construction Sunscape Resort Homes pricing will be released in July and construction has begun on Phase One of this Okanagan Lake resort property. The 57 pre-sales condominiums and townhomes will come as freehold title and 100 per cent ownership. With maintenance free exteriosrs of siding and stone, the resort homes at Sunscapes Okanagan Lake are nicely appointed inside with stainless steel appliances, gourmet kitchens, and large patios to let you enjoy the rich Okanagan sunshine. The Platinum package will offer private hot tubs, wine fridge stocked with Okanagan’s wines, stainless steel barbeques and patio heaters. The real estate Okanagan developers – Musgrave Agencies and Creative Designs have both been building throughout Western Canada for over 30 years. Creative Designs has always emphasized superior design with quality construction and Musgrave Agencies is proud of their family owned and operated real estate development company that specializes in large scale residential neighbourhoods, including adult communities, multi-family, country residential, and commercial developments for over 35 years. For more information regarding the pre-construction Okanagan Lake real estate property at Sunscape Resort Homes, please visit www.sunscaperesorthomes.ca.

BC Real Estate Hotspots for Residential and Recreational Property


Rising Mercury on Desirable Destinations have BC Real Estate Hot Spots Housing Prices Increasing according to the Homes and Resort magazine of B.C. and written by Zac G. With it’s wide selection of distinctive options, BC’s real estate hotspots can often resemble a recreational smorgasbord. Many of the province’s favourite real estate destinations offer a variety of activities and places to see, making them popular choices for weekend getaways, and lengthy retreats. But what makes some BC property regions really stand out is the depth of their recreational menu and the fact they offer enough memorable experiences year round to satisfy the most discriminating palate. Such combinations make these real estate BC resort and residential property communities great choices for second homes and real estate recreational investment properties, but many are also permanent addresses for families and retirees looking to combine the promise of adventures and relaxation with a carefree lifestyle. Here are some hot spots in the recreational BC resort real estate market to consider before you make your second home purchase.

Kamloops Resort Real Estate Opportunities


Dubbed “Canada’s Tournament Capital,” Kamloops real estate is a premier location for athletes competition, both national and international, as well as cultural events. It’s also a mecca for golfers, with a diverse range from casual 9 hole coureses to championship fairways. Finding a nicer backdrop than the pre-sales Kamloops resort real estate and BC recreational property community’s panomraic views of rolling hills and sparkling lakes is rare. Only 45 minutes away is Sun Peaks Resort, Canada’s third largest ski resort real estate, which also doubles as a summer getaway with mountain adventures, camps, sports courts, mountain biking, hiking and many events and festivals. Other popular activities in Kamloops recreational real estate opprotunities include horseback riding, hang gliding and water sports such as kayaking, rafting and wake boarding. With a booming economy and relaxed lifestyle, pre-sales Kamloops resort property is the 37th largest metropolitan area in the country, and the city continues to see steady growth. Condo construction in Kamloops real estate market increased by 55 per cent last year, balancing Kamloops’ progress with affordable housing options for residents, home buyers and vacation homeowners. One of those affordable new pre-construction Kamloops condo developments is Talasa BC resort property, a village style community on Sun Rivers Golf Course. Now in its third pre-sales resort real estate phase release, Talasa Resort in Kamloops BC waterfront property release advertises home ownership for less than rent and has been selling out fast. But there’s no compromise here, as the neighbourhood offers restaurants, shops and a 12,000 square foot residents club with a yoga room, workout area, pool and lounge. Homes in Kamloops resort real estate range from studios to three bedrooms at Talasa Living.

Shuswap Recreational BC Property


Known for its pristine lakes and proximity to the Monashee Mountains, the Shuswap Lake real estate region has long been a favourite four season recreation destination. With the Shuswap Lake system and Mara Lake real estate recreational BC properties, there is an abundance of water activities, and along with golf, snowmobiling and hiking, may find the Shuswap Bc region the ideal recreational spot for a recreation pre-sales resort home. “Presales Shuswap condo development real estate has skyrocketed as we are noted as ayear round playground,” sayd Doreen Favel, Executive Director with the Sicamous Chamber of Commerce.” Our population is mainly retirees and recreational enthusiasts purchasing real estate Shuswap for recreational purposes and planning to retire in the future.” One of those pre-construction Shuswap Lake real estate condo developments is Legacy on Mara Lake Resort. The private waterfront Shuswap BC resort property offers one to three berooms luxury homes in asoaring seven storey building with amazing views. “Legacy on Mara Lake unique features include five star amenities and services such as offsite storage for recreation equipment, optional boat valet, two pools, hot tub, fitness centre, 400 feet of beachfront and a Mara Lake private marina,” says Curt Woodhall, principal of Lift Real Estate Sales and Marketing. “The Shuswap region is one of the most sought after recreation areas in BC resort real estate and features over 1,000 km to explore, some of the best boating in BC, great skiing and legendary snowmobiling.”

Resort Okanagan Real Estate at its Best


Few places in Canada have sen as hot a recreational real estate market as the Central Okanagan property ove rhte past few years. Buoyed by million dollar waterfront real estate properties and dramatic growth in Kelowna and Vernon, the average presale home price in the Okanagan Mainline has risen steadily since 2002. And BC’s Real Estate Board forecasts the average home price to raise another nine per cent in 2008. And it’s no wonder why so many people want to live int eh area. There’s something for everyone in the Okanagan real estate community here, from the urban bustle of Kelowna real estate to the small town charm of Okanagan falls property, and an abundance of recreational options in each. A booming economy makes living in the Okangan property region a realistic option for people of all ages. As the third largest metropolitan area in BC, Kelowna resort real estate is an economic hub to the interior. Being on Okanagan Lake property brings a multitude of water sports options and the dry, mild dlimate makes it a favourite sport options among sun seekers. Kelowna is at the heart of many of the Okanagan real estate’s top attractions, including world-class wineries and fruit orchards. One of the most desirable areas in Kelowna real estate is Wilden, a master planned community carefully integrated intot he surrounding natural wetlands. Located only 10 minutes from downtown Kelowna real estate property, the resort Okanagan development will eventually be comprised of 2,800 new homes built by Kelowna’s finest builders. The Wilden Homes in Kelowna property market here utilize natural boundaries such as hills, lakes and parks, and the private neighbourhoods will be connected through a network of pathways. Another master planned community near Kelowna is Timber Ridge resort real estate development on Okanagan Lake. This lakeside resort offers exceptional value with private cabins, cottages and condos surrounded by forest. There is also an activity centre, teen rooms and swimming pool, making this an ideal family retreat conveniently located only 20 minutes outside of Kelowna. In nearby Vernon real estate in the Okanagan BC recreational property market, there is a unique compromise between small town calm and big city amenities. A popular destination for vacationers and a permanent address for many families and retirrees, Vernon Okanagan has roughly one third of the population of Kelowna. “The emphasis in our town is based on family and community relationships with a small town feel,” says Paula Skladan, sales maanger at TrcoFreedom. “This is a great place for all ages: those looking to retire, escape the fast pace of the city life, raise a family or simply take time to enjoy all that life has to fofer. We really are the Canadian California.” TricoFreedom is the resort and recreational division of Trico Homes real estate developers and their Okanagan development Sierra Gardens offers a mixture of pre-sales single family, two bedroom and three bedroom pre-constrution Okanagan townhomes located only a short walk from Okanagan Lake. With a natural conservation area and boat launch, the community at Sierra Gardens Vernon real estate is an appealing property option for both vacationers and residents. “We have finished our community in low maintenance materials and will be fully landscaping and maintaining all of the yards,” says Paula. “Homeowners or vacationers can enjoy their time with our endless recreational activities.” With other three decades of building in Vernon real estate market, Landing Construction brings a strong reputation to their latest BC resort property, royal Oak. Perched on Vernon’s East Hill, the 50 pre-construction home subdivision at Royal Oak Vernon offers lake and valley views in a quiet, natural setting. The presale Vernon homes here are custom designed and individually finished, with not two exactly alike. “Royal Oak Vernon is unique in that we are located only five mintues from downtown Vernon, yet the subdivision is bordered by farmland,” says Brad Stinn with Landing Construction. “We are also only minutes from schools, shopping, lakes and the Silver Star ski hill.” For golfers and wine lovers, The Rise Vernon BC resort property is another desirable recreational resort community in Vernon. Set on the shores of Okanagan Lake, the presale resort condos offer a fred Couples Signature Golf Course, winery and vineyard, and a private beach club. Mediterranean influenced villas and homes make up this intimate collection of resort BC homes. “there are a lot of golf course communities in the Okanagan real estate, but The Rise Vernon is one of the few communities that offer wine and golf,” says Scott Henderson, managing director at dHz Media. “Vineyard living is a reality with its neighbourhoods located along the vineyard and design plans for the winery being announced this year. When you add the private beach club at The Rise in Vernon property market, it is easy to understand why homebuyers are purchasing these luxury homes. South of Kelowna and Vernon is Okanagan Falls, a quiet community and one of the province’s hidden gems. Loated on Skaha Lake real estate, the area offers many of the same highlights as the larger cities, including golfing wineries and orchards, but in a quiet small town atmosphere. There is an abundance of bird and animal activity, making it a favourite spot for nature lovers. And visitors and residents of Okanagan Falls real estate district can also enjoy the sun drenched beaches and a variety of activities including canoeing, fishing, biking and skiing. Close to all the action is Bighorn Mountain Estates resort real estate development, an all ages gated community in Okanagan Falls. Comprised of 93 single family homes built in an Arts and Crafts style, the property development borders a peaceful nature preserve. “The homes are immersed in nature,” says Linda Thibault of Bighorn Mountain Estates. “The real estate development is terraced and maximizes panoramic lake, valley and mountain views.”

Kootenay Rockies Real Estate BC Resorts


Comprised of the southeast corner of the province, the Kootenay Rockies is an outdoor wonderland known for its wealth of recreation and relaxation options, including scenic hiking and cycling trails, skiing, mountaineering and natural hot springs. So, it’s no wonder why the Kootenay Rockies real estate area has been increasing in popularity. The region is a favourite vacation destination and second home choice for people in BC and Alberta, as well as a preferred retirement real estate community. The Kootenay Rockies properties are also getting international attention, with people relocating there from as far as the U.K. “It is a clean, pristine, outdoor destination with a slower pace of life,” says Kathy Cooper with Kootenay Rockies Tourism. “There is an excellent quality of lifestyle for those that like to spend time in smaller communities that are close to year-round outdoor recreational opportunities.” One of the largest cities in the Kootenay Rockies property development district is Nelson, a timless resort community that’ sfull of culture and character. Bordering Kootenay Lake, BC’s largest natural lake, Nelson resort BC real estate property has hundreds of preserved heritage buildings and it’s a hub of art and nature activities. “Nelson is one of the most beautiful cities in Canada,” says Curt. “It has world class four season recreation, including some of the best powder skiing in North America and one of the most vibrant arts and cultural scene in the province.” Nelson’s Kutenai Landing BC resort property is a rare waterfront real estate development on Kootenay Lake offering modern concrete condominiums in a village atmosphere. With a private marina, community courtyard, and waterfront restaurants and shops, the Kutenai Landing Nelson property development offers all the urban amenities against a spectacular scenic setting.

BC Resort Real Estate Web Sites


For more information on these BC resort developments, please visit:
Wilden: www.wilden.ca
Timber Ridge Okanagan Lake: www.timberridgeokanagan.com
Sierra Gardens: www.sierragardens-vernon.com
Royal Oak: www.landingconstruction.com
The Rise: www.therise.ca
Big Horn Mountain Estates: www.bighornmountainestates.com
Legacy on Mara Lake: www.legacyonmaralake.com
Talasa Sun Rivers: www.talasaliving.com
Kutenai Landing: www.kutenailanding.com

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

New Developments on the BC Waterfront Real Estate Market, Resort Property, Lakefront BC Recreational Properties and Okanagan Beachfront Homes

Okanagan Waterfront Real Estate – Rising in a Tidal Wave of Demand


Historically, most real estate markets have seen rises and retreats in a predictable cycle; somewhat like the ebb and flow of ocean tides. But for some very scrace and scenic locations – like on the shoreline of a beautiful Okanagan Lake – It sems there is nothing that can show the rising wave of prices amid the ever growing demand of Okanagan waterfront real estate. A great article written by D. Murray and published as an article in the British Columbia Resort magazine by homebase.ca.

The desire for beachfront property has hit the Okanagan like a tidal wave over the past few years as the valley has become world renowned for its warm weather and abundance of amenities. In the Okanagan Valley’s largest city of Kelowna, the average lakefront home has quadrupled in price to around $2,8 milion. The demand for such an address has led to more beachfront locations transforming into quality resort worthy of its idyllic location. It makes sense to try to share the finer beach locations with a larger number of residents along the waterfront real estate of the Okanagan. Resort style real estate Okanagan developments have grown exponentially, yet demand has consistently outstripped the supply. Project releases of Okanagan beachfront and waterfront property over the past few years have featured stunning sales rates – rarely lasting longer than a single day. Proposed waterfront Okanagan real estate projects are usually sold out in a matter of a few hours.

“Lakefront is a good real etsaet investment because they are not making any more lakes, as far as I know,” said Curt Woodhall, principal of Lift Real Estate, and marketer of a number of luxurious waterfront properties. “It is only going up in value. Supply is limited because there are only so many lakes and so many good properties and spots available. Soon they will be allbuilt.” “Lakeshore is very popular,” said Paul Fabri, analyst for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation in Kelowna (CMHC). “That market has evolved tremendously over the past number of years in terms of product type, range of amenities and certainly price as well. That reflects an up-tick in demand for that type of property.” Naturally, the appeal for waterfront living is stretching out along the full 100 kilometre length of Okanagan Lake. At the north end, The Rise near Vernon is developing into one of the loftiest projects in the North Okanagan real estate market, combining an exclusive beach club for the luxury homes amongst vineyards with a planned winery, plus a 7000 square foot yeard golf course that was officially opened in June by the pro golfer who provided his signature on the design. “The course is absolutely stunning,” said PGA player Fred Couples who partnered with award winning designer Gene Bates on their first Canadian project. “The lake views on the course are breathtaking and have to be seen to be believed. The first three holes are the best holes I’ve veer played opening up a golf course.”

Waterfront Property in the Okanagan Resort Real Estate Market


Now well into Phase 3, plans at The Rise Vernon include 10 phases with about 660 single family homes rnaging from $500,000 to $2.5 million, plus 550 multi-family and resort units all built with quality worthy of the natural surroundings. “The views are fabulous,” said Rise CEO Leona Snider. “Sitting and overlooking the lake is an amazing experience – meditating and rejuvenating your soul are all parts of that. I wanted to build a place where people have that.” Just across the Okangaan Lake bay, condominiums are nearing completion at The Strand, and a dozen kilometres south beside Ellison Provincial Park, The Outback now creating the early phase townhouses and estate homes in a quiet natural setting with shared beach access.

Okanagan real estate projects are also quickly popping up on beaches surroundingother neighbouring lakes like Kalamalka and Mara at the north end of the valley. “The south west views are breathtaking! There really isn’t anything else like it for a viewscape,” said developer Steele Jordan, noting the beauty enjoyed from Swansea Point. “you are looking at just the crystal clear waters of Mara Lake and the mountains across the lake.” About five kilometres north, a new level of resort luxury is taking shape at The Legacy – a breathtaking terraced seven storey concrete condominium with 65 suites. The second phase of stylish suites at The Legacy will be released this summer alongwith the unveiling of a show suite on location. With windows that stretch from the floor to nine foot ceilings, suites are available in designs from one bedroom up to three bedroom plus den and two storey units, and even penthouse units. Priced from $400,000 to $2 million, the Legacy resort homes will feature top leve interior finishes that shine with the same beauty as the vistas voer the 130 metres of sandy beachfront and the clean mountain lake. “It is mesmerizing,” agreed Sam Boguslavsky, president of Sable Resorts, developer of The Legacy. “It is a stunning body of water and beautiful beachfront with mountains on the one side. The natural beauty stays with you for life. Anybody who has houseboated through the Shuwsap, or water skied on Mara Lake – they are sold for life because it truly is special.”

BC Resort Real Estate Offerings in the Valley


At the south end of the Okanagan Valley real estate market, Veranda Beach Cottages at Osoyoos are reviving the simple ‘50s lifestyle in six cottage designs on the shores of Canada’s warmest lake. “it is an awesome view,” said Scott Siemens, director of sales for Veranda Beach. “It is surrounded by water almost on two sides. You are looking straight down the lake, an unobstructed view all the way south down the valley.” More than just for viewing, many recreational water activities revolve around the community’s number one asset. “You just don’t find these beaches around,” said Scott. “it is a mile and a quarter of naturally soft sand. It is a gem to find this warm, clean water with a sandy bottom at this secluded sunny resort at Veranda Beach.”

Okanagan lakeside living combined with vineyards is a popular new themeechoed at three resorts in the Central Okanagan real estate market. Homes are now going up near the well established vineyards at Greata Ranch near Peachland, while developers are starting from square one at two other Okanagan resorts just north of Kelowna on the eastern shore of Okanagan Lake. Last year the first display home opened in ‘The Vineyards’ neighbourhood at Lakestone Resort to launch the lofty $1.5 billion project at Okanagan Centre. Plans include 1350 luxury homes to be spread out around the 200 hectare site, with amenities like a each house with a pool and fitness centre, a winery a hotel and a signature golf course.

“Interest continues to remain strong in the Kelowna area for resort real estate – especially with master planned communities that have marinas, golf courses, andvillage centres such as Lakestone,” said George Hare, Recreational and Residential Project Marketing President (RPM Inc.). The first 17 villas at Lakestone are priced from $1.1 to $1.9 million and a few estate lots at The South Shore are priced from $650,000 to $2.4 mllion for the land alone. “LakeStone definitely offers the finest lifestyle in the entire Okangan,” George added. “People recognize its exclusivity and uniqueness with its lakefront location, its inspired architecture and its cornucopia of offerings.”

A few kilometres south at McKinley Landing, construction is ready to begin for a 2010 opening of a unique Health and Wellness resort. Bordering one kilometre of lakeshore, the 360 hectare wilderness real estate Okanagan property will eventually include a Tom McBroom signature 18 hole golf course, a resort hotel and conference centre. Hillside and beach bungalow hotel suites at the McKinley Landing, a beach club facility, and a marina with boat launch are planned, plus a working winery with 40 acres of vineyard, and a 25 to 30 kilometre trail system. “We are building a true Okanagan resort community,” said Grant Gaucher, developer, proud to be able to market his 4 to 5 star resort with “everything thatpeople want to do, and see the Okanagan has. I don’t know of another development that can do these things.” He feels confident that demand is on the way s more baby boomers seek out recreation as they move into retirement. “The Okanagan is becoming more and more of a resort area. It is sought after location in Canada,” said Grant.

Waterfront Property and Beachfront Real Estate: A Shore Bet for Leisure Living


In a province defined by nature and recreation, few addresses carry as much prestige as British Columbia’s waterfront properties. The picturesque setting of a waterfront home or cottage against a scenic water backdrop is ingrained in Canadian culture, and the idea of a secluded paradise with unlimited adventures on water or land makes for an ideal escape from big city bustle. This awesome article by Z. Goodman for the Homes and Resort magazine is one of the best written editorials on BC waterfront and beachfront property real estate.

Watefront Okanagan Living – Lakefront Real Estate and Property


Bordering many large communities such as Kelowna, Penticton and Vernon, Okanagan Lake real estate has long been enjoyed by locals and tourists. As the largest lake in the area, there’s an abundance of beaches, parks, and many prime waterfront property and real estate locations and innovative real estate lakefront developments in the Okanagan. Only minutes from Kelowna, Oarchard Beach Resort waterfront property is a family oriented development with two swimming pools, a waterslide, and a dedicated kids club zone set on 800 feet of beach. Nearby, is West Harbour lakefront real estate resort, a contintental lakefront village that draws inspiration from Italy and France with terracotta roofs, wrought iron gates, archways and cobblestone streets. The Old World charm atmosphere is reinforce with a piazza, amphittheatre and water taxis. The Outback waterfront real estate Okanagan resort property in Vernon is another luxury vacation destination overlooking Okanagan Lake. Set against 60 acres of woodlands, the homes are carefully integrated into the granite bluff with innovative, view oriented designs ranging from 1960 to over 4000 sq ft. In Penticton waterfront real estate, Lakeshore Three’s 15 storeys of concrete and steel offer breathtaking views of Okanagan Lake. With a personal wine cellar, pool and other resort style amenities, these luxury homes at Lakeshore Three waterfront properties Okanagan offer carefree waterside living. With its desert climate, Lake Osoyoos is known as the warmest in Canada and is a favourite destination for water sports, Indigo Lake Osoyoos is on the last piece of developable waterfront property in Osoyoos Okanagan resort property. The four storey condominium development offers amzing views and an exclusive beach. Also on Lake Osoyoos real estate waterfront Okanagan San Verbena Beach Waterfront Homes, with stylish yet affordable suites starting at 770 square feet. Sunscapes resort Homes in Lake country Okanagan waterfront property is only a stone’s throw away from Wood Lake. Claiming to be the Apple Capital of Canada, Lake Country lakefront property offers the best in Okanagan lifestyle, including wineries, fishing, hiking, and water sports. The Okanagan lakefront condominiums here range from one to three bedrooms.

More Quiet Retreats for Waterfront Property


With so much attention given to BC’s largest vacation destinations, unique waterfront real estate opportunities are springing up in some smaller communities too. The city of Nelson is a vibrant community where nature, culture and art converge. With 350 preserved heritage buildings, it is one of the most scenic an dcharming waterfront BC locations. Situated on Kootenay Lake – the largest natural lake in the province – Nelson’s Kutenai Landing waterfront property offers one to three bedroom codominiums in a contemporary village setting. South of Revelstoke, Halcyon Hot springs Village and spa offer timber-framed chalets and studio suites overlooking Arrow Lake lakefront property and BC recreational real estate. The area has activities year round, including the natural hot springs, nearby skiing, horseback riding, and water sports on serene Arrow Lake. There are cozy and affordable studio suites at Halcyon Hot Springs as well as large chalets up to 1663 sq ft. On Vancouver Island waterfront property, Quamichan Lake in Duncan BC is home to Trumpeter Pointe Lakeshore community. The serene setting in embedded in nature, as the eco-friendly homes are integrated with protected parks and wetland units. A few minutes east in Parksville waterfront real estate is Oceanside Village Resort, a charming cottage community offering modern designs with large windows and vaulted ceilngs. Next to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, the waterfront BC property resort offers km of sandy beach laong the seashore, and is only 25 minutes from Nanaimo, making it a convenient vacation getaway. Also along Vancouver Ilsand’s ocean shoreline is Saratoga Beach Resort and Spa in the Comox Valley resort real estate. Surrounded by trails and parks, and nestled against pristine Miracle Beach, the plans range from one and two bedroom waterfront BC estates to three bedroom oceanfront vilas. There is a flexible range of ownership options and resot suites sold in quarter ownership interest. Located in the southern Gulf Islands, Mayne Island Resort and Beach Homes offers a scenic island paradise with Mediterranean climate. These beach homes and BC recreational waterfront property overlook Bennett Bay and offer a remote landscape where everyday streeses are miles away. Fractional ownership is avialble and there’s a rental management program, making Mayne Island an ideal weekend getaway or investment property in waterfront real estate in the Gulf Islands. Whether you’re in the market for a large executive dream home with a spectacular view or a quiet weekend getaway for the kids to play, the choice to join the prestigious waterfront real estate ownership club is a rewarding one. “Waterfront prices have steadily increased over the past few years and we expect this to continue as more and more buyers move into the recreational market from BC, Alberta, the rest of Canada and now Europe,” says Curt. “this is especially true in prime waterfront real estate areas such as the Shuswap, Nelson and the Okanagan where owners can live on the shores of some of the most beautiful lakes in the world.

Paradise in the Shuswaps Waterfront Real Estate


With it’s crystal clear wateres and warm weather, Shuswap Lake waterfront property has long been associated with beaches and boating. As a four season playground, the Shuswap Lake recreational waterfront property area is a popular vacation destination with activities such as a fishing, golfing, hiking, mountain biking and snowmobiling offering something for everyone. Located near Sicamous, Legacy on Mara Lake waterfront resort property is a private lakefront community in the Shuswap Lake district of luxury pre-sales condominiums ranging from one to three bedrooms. A private marina at the Mara Lake Legacy lakefront condos gives residents access to one of the best boating locations in the province. “Legacy on Mara Lake is the only luxury waterfront steel and concrete resort community in the Shuswap region,” says Curt. “The architecture is both modern and timeless and enables the building to soar to full seven stories, revealing spectacular panoramic mountain and lake views. ON nearby Scotch Creek in the Shuswap Lake waterfront property district is Bayside Lake Homes brings “Whistler style” to Captain’s Village Marina. The multi-phase lakefront real estate development in the Shuswap Lake area is comprised of large, contemporary and elegantly appointed pre-construction homes with private beach access. Only a few minutes away is Gateway Lakeview Resort on Lee Creek Shuswap lakefront recreational real estate property, providing amazing views and 200 lots split between cabin and recreational vehicles sites. Near the centre of Shuswap Lake waterfront real estate is Blind Bay Resort, another destination offering RV and park models for both rent and purchase.

The Okanagan Lakefront Property and Waterfront Real Estate Sales


The lifestyle’s appeal is universal, from young families forging fun memories of adventure to retired copules looking for relaxation in a peaceful setting, and everyone in between. In many waterfront Okanagan real estate areas, luxury homes are nestled into the hillside as well, overlooking the water and enjoying breathtaking views. While the popularity and desire of the lifestyle makes these preconstruction Okanagan lakefront property a hot commodity, the limited and exclusive nature of prime waterfront real estate in the Okanagan market has made these presales homes more resilient to fluctuation in the real estate market. Unlike many urban communities that can continuously develop pockets of land to accommodate a growing population and satisfy a hungry real estate market, there’s only so much waterfront Okanagan real estate land available. “Waterfront property has always been a great real estate investment,” says Curt Woodhall, principal of Life Real Estate Sales and Marketing based out of Kelowna. “It is, by it’s very nature, limited: thus the property maintains its value over time and has been shown to appreciate at a greater rate than real estate that is not on the water.” Along with the rapid growth in areas like the Okanagan waterfront community, many lakefront property communities have seen a dramatic increase in the value of waterfront property, especially in Kelowna where the average lakefront Okanagan home is a multi-million dollar property. “the houses are getting bigger and being built better,” says Jeff Tarry with Century 21 Lakeside Realty. “Land value is making it hard to just have a little cabin.” Such high price tags have made many people think tha the dream of owning an Okanagan waterfront home is unattainable, but in reality there are several options brining the lifestyle within reach. Many Okanagan lakefront property developents traditionally known for their lakes and high profile waterfront properties offer a variety of developments, allowing people to enjoy te waterfront lifestyle without having to commit to seven figure purchases.

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Friday, August 22, 2008

New Westbank Real Estate Offerings: Kaleido Lakewind Resort Condos by Medican, Barona Beach Lakefront , Sage Creek Retirement Community, The Okanagan

Westbank Lakewind Master Community by Medican


Okanagan resort living has been redefined at the Kelowna Lakewind real estate development. A master community brought to you by Medican Developers, Lakewind Westbank is a collection of premier residences that has reimagined Okanagan resort style living. A 30,000 sq ft amenity centre = the most extensive facility for gathering and play in the Okanagan region – will draw this Lakewind community of high-calibre residences together, in their privileged position overlooking Lake Okanagan’s clear waters. Please contact us to learn more about current Lake Okanagan ownership opportunities at Westbank Lakewind lakefront community. Now selling so please call 1.866.493.2772 or visit www.liveatlakewind.com for more information. Phase 1 now selling and Phase 2 coming soon to Kaleido at Lakewind. Surveying the mirrored waters of Lake Okanagan real estate, Westbank Kaleido II is a collection of high-calibre residences with seamless access to the Lakewind community and its amenities. This is resort living in a whole new light at the Kaleido at Lakewind real estate development.

Kaleido @ Lakewind Community (Westbank Resort Real Estate)


Thank you for registering with the resort pre-construction real estate development at Kaleido @ Lakewind Community. I wanted to drop you a note to bring you up to speed on some of the exciting things that are going on at Kaleido Westbank condo recreational properties. Firstly, the construction of Kaleido 1 resort condominiums at Lakewind Westbank is well underway and there are a limited number of well appointed 1 and 2 bedroom pre-sales homes still available for purchase that will be ready for occupancy this September. We would welcome a visit from you to view one of our beautiful show suites at the Lakewind Kaleido condos in the Westbank area. Lakewind Resort Presentation centre hours: open for 10:00am – 5pm daily at 3645 Carrington Road in Westbank off Hwy 97. PC phone number is (250) 707-5176.

Westbank LAKEWIND Real Estate Development is Slashing Prices


PRICES SLASHED! Prices of select new Okanagan homes for sale at LAKEWIND in West Kelowna, BC have been reduced to ROCK BOTTOM for Phase One at Kaleido! Some things to remember about LAKEWIND Westbank Okanagan real estate development: FREEHOLD: ownership is freehold, which remains rare and sought after in West Kelowna property market. QUALITY: Medican's 35 years of construction experience means the calibre of construction and finish have been maintained at well above market levels here at Kaleido at Lakewind Westbank master planned community. LOCATION: Accessibility, views and central West Kelowna location put LAKEWIND at the centre of sunny Okanagan living... TIMING! More then ever, timing is everything in Real Estate. Only 15 pre-sale Okanagan Westbank Lakewind homes are being offered with these discounts. NEW PRICES are well below replacement cost. Here are a few Examples: Lakewind Kaleido Suite 311: Water view, 1 Bed & Den, was $345,000 is now $273,000! That's a savings of $72,000! Suite 119 at Lakewind Kaleido West Kelowna: Large 2 Bed (1,262 sq ft) was $466,000 is now $389,000 - a saving of $77,000 - included with this home is a Second Parking Stall & extra Storage at No Charge, that's an additional $15,000 in value! Suite 601: The only 3 Bedroom home at Kaleido with one of the largest outdoor spaces of any condo in the Okanagan, was $569,000 and is now priced at $449,000! That's a $120,000 discount! Canadian Real Estate Magazine (July 09 issue) calls Kelowna, BC the new hot spot for Okanagan real estate Investors. Visit our website at www.LiveAtLakewind.com for more information and to view all floor plans here at the Phase One at Kaleido at Lakewind in West Kelowna Okanagan. Connect with us to; A) Receive a full inventory list of discounted suites and B) Find out about how you can reserve your suite. We look forward to hearing from you soon... Michel & Todd, Your LAKEWIND Team at Direct Line: 250.707.5176 or Toll Free: 866.493.2772

Westbank’s Lakewind Resort Community:


Kaleido at Lakewind is a part of a larger master planned community for Westbank called Lakewind. Lakewind Resort is a collection of residences that has re-imagined Okanagan resort-style living. A 30, 000+ sq. ft. amenity centre—the most extensive facility for gathering and play in the region – will draw this Westbank Kelowna real estate community of high-caliber residences together, in their privileged position overlooking Lake Okanogan’s clear waters. Our resort real estate developer: When it comes to creating luxurious quality condominium communities, Medican the builder of Lakewind Kaleido condominium resort properties has led the way since 1974. Focusing on detailed craftsmanship and customer service, Medican’s 34 years of experience go into making the residences of Lakewind Westbank in Kelowna real estate a wonderful place to live, work and play. Reservation program for the Lakewind resort property: Medican has recently partnered with Blue Print Global Marketing a division of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada to provide the sales and marketing of the Kaleido Lakewind community of homes. We will be taking reservations for Kaleido phase 2 at Lakewind Kelowna in June so please let me know if you would like to be contacted to get an early reservation. For more information, about current and future ownership please contact me at the Lakewind Presentation centre at 1-866-493-2772.

James Laker, Sales Associate - L A K E W I N D - 430 Harvey Ave, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, V1Y 6C6 | 604.726.5890 cell | 1.866.493.2772 toll free | 250.860.2772 office | 250.860.2775 fax | jlaker@blueprintglobal.com | www.liveatlakewind.com

Update about the Lakewind Resort Real estate Development


I wanted to drop you a note to bring you up to speed on some of the exciting things that are going on at Kaleido at Lakewind Kelowna resort real estate. Firstly, the construction of Kaleido 1 is well underway and there are a limited number of well appointed 1 and 2 bedroom homes still available for pre-construction condominium purchase. Lakewind – the community: Kaleido at Lakewind WEstbank resort real estate is a part of a larger master planned community for Westbank called Lakewind. Lakewind is a collection of pre-construction Westbank condo residences that has re-imagined Okanagan resort-style living. A 30, 000+ sq. ft. amenity centre—the most extensive facility for gathering and play in the region – will draw this community of high-caliber residences together, in their privileged position overlooking Lake Okanagan’s clear waters. Our Okanagan real estate developer: When it comes to creating luxurious quality pre-construction Westbank resort condominium communities, Medican the builder of Lakewind Kaleido condo has led the way since 1974. Focusing on detailed craftsmanship and customer service, Medican’s 34 years of experience go into making the residences of Lakewind resort community in Westbank BC a wonderful place to live, work and play. Reservation program: Medican has recently partnered with Blue Print Global Marketing a division of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada to provide the sales and marketing of the Lakewind Kaleido resort condo community of homes. We will be taking reservations for Kaleido phase 2 condos in Westbank real estate in June so please let me know if you would like to be contacted to get an early reservation. For more information, about current and future ownership of Westbank Lakewind condo homes please contact me at the Lakewind Presentation centre at 1-866-493-2772. The onsite show suites are now open, be sure to drop by our Carrington Road Location seven days a week, 10AM to 5PM. Having a great day in the Okanagan

Lakewind Okanagan Resort Real Estate High Calibre Residences
An update on the newest addition to the Okanagan recreational real estate market and Kelowna resort property is now at Medican’s Lakewind collection of exclusive residences along Lake Okanagan and providing a large amenity centre of over 30,000 square feet in size. Marketed also by Sotheby’s International Realty of Canada, the Lakewind Kelowna resort condos and townhomes provide curren ownership opportunities if you visit the on-site presentation centre. In addition, the New West Coast Homes magazine recently published a great article on the Kelowna Lakewind development stating that living there is all about lifestyle. Medican’s 30,000 square foot amenity centre at Lakewind adds to the lifestyle attractionso f this outstanding Westbank resort real estate offering. Lakewind is a multi[phase development by Medican Developers. Kaleido I is nearing completion and still has several luxury pre-construction Lakewind suites remaining. Construction for Kaleido II at Lakewind Westbank resort and the amenity centre will commence in September followed by the 16 storey Lumina Lakewind condos. Kaledio homes range from 770 square feet residences with one bedroom to 1,456 sq ft and three bedrooms plus two bathrooms luxury condominium homes. Prices for Lakewind Kaleido condo residences in Westbank resort real estate range from $292,000 to $552,0000. The pre-sale Lakewind Resort’s two presentation centres are located at 430 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna phone 250.860.2772 and onsite at 3645 Carrington Road, Westbank BC. For more information about Kaleido II residences at Lakewind, please visit www.liveatlakewind.com.

Residents at the Kaleido and Lumina Condos at Lakewind will enjoy both an indoor pool and outdoor swimming pool as weill with twin hot tubs, a steam room, sauna and massage room, a two floor fitness centre, theatre style media room, games room, full kitchen and banquet area, a library, lounge, coffee bar, and even a kids’ zone for family activities. This is all in the central amenity centre of lakewind westbank real estate property. Condominium amenities have improved dramatically since home buyers were lucky to get a storage locker and an extra parking spot. At Medican’s Lakewind in Westbank resort, a two storey, amenity centre will be a focal point for socializing, recreation and leisure activities. The pre-sales Kaleido residences and Lumina Condos at Lakewind Westbank recreational properties is a short drive from Kelowna (population of 110,000) and the region’s golf courses, ski resorts, vineyards and parkland.

Lakewind Accepting Reservations – Okanagan Resort Real Estate Living Redefined


Medican Development & Sotheby’s International Realty Canada have worked diligently in the last 12 months to be able to make the following announcement: Starting Friday, August 8th, we will officially start accepting Priority Reservations for the Lakewind project in Westbank BC recreational real estate! The best Kaleido at Lakewind homes, will go on sale starting the weekend of August 23rd at our Westbank location. It’s the Right time… This is perfect time to buy if you have been thinking about securing a resort real estate Okanagan home in the wine region of Westbank real estate just outside of Kelowna, BC. Be among the first to take advantage ofour first release pre-sale pricing, an easy deposit program and above all the very best selection available! The Kaleido at Lakewind resort property in Westbank BC is scheduled for spring 2010 occupany with the opening weekend of sales on Saturday, August 23rd. Contact your Lakewind Resort agent for further details. To learn more, call 1.866.493.2772 or visit LiveatLakewind.com.

LAKEWIND Grand Opening!
Lakewind Kelowna Sales Event this weekend - August 23rd and 24th from 10am to 4pm at 3645 Carrington Road in Westbank Kelowna resort BC real estate. Come discover what makes a real estate Okanagan investment at Lakewind Westbank properties the right choice at the right time! Lakewind Westbank resort BC properties boasts a rare location above Lake Okanagan's clear waters, quality craftsmanship, classic architecture, and the largest clubhouse facility in the Okanagan real estate market. We look forward to showing you our two new Kelowna Lakewind display homes. Be among the first purchasers and take advantage of the best presale Lakewind homes selection at opening weekend prices. Only 5% down until completion, which is scheduled for spring 2010! If you have been thinking about owning in the heart of the Okanagan wine country, come and join us at our on-site Lakewind Westbank location at 3645 Carrington Road in Kelowna resort real estate. Please call us at 250.707.5176 for further details and a detailed map.

Kaleido II Westbank Condominiums Presale Now Starting
The second phase in Medican’s Lakewind master planned resort community, Kaleido II is preparing for an August 23rd public sales launch for condo presale Okanagan properties. Boasting a selection of floor plans ranging from one bedroom to two bedroom plus den and priced from the high $200,000s, this six storey pre-construction Westbank Lakewind Kaleido II condominium features high end finishing details, magnificent lake views and the Okanagan’s largest amenities centre – some 30,000 square feet of amenities on two floors in total making it almost three times the size of any other residential rec centre in the presales Okanagan real estate market. Features at this Westbank waterfront property include a lap pool, outdoor pool with twin hot tubs, steam room, sauna and massage room, two floor fitness centre, theatre style media room, coffee bar, and kid’s zone for family activites at the pre-construction condos at Lakewind Kaleido II residences along Lake Okanagan resort real estate. There’s also a wading pool and lounge area, overlooking Okanagan Lake resort real estate, walking path, duck pond that’s being restored to its natural reparian state and comfortably furnished guest rooms. The pre-sales Lakewind Okanagan resort onsite presentation centre for the latest release of resort condos at Kaleido II condominiums is at 3645 Carrington Rd in westbank. A sales office is also open in downtown Kelowna. For more details, please call 1.866.493.2772 or 250.860.2772 or you can just visit the Westbank Lakewind resort web site at www.liveatlakewind.com. Be sure to watch for Lumina condo tower, Westbank Lakewind resorts’ third phase, a 14 storey tower anticipated to be released in the fall.

Resort Living in the Heart of Wine Country: Right on Lake Okanagan Lakewind Westbank Resort offers the best of all worlds
A great editorial written as an advertisement in the Canada Real Estate Magazine in October 2008 edition. With its rolling hills, meandering country roads, glacier fed lake and bountiful sunshine, Westbank real estate resort boasts one of the priciest vineyard landscapes in North America real estate. It is here, in Canada’s Napa Valley, that you can find Lakewind Westbank Resort. A collection of 180 pre-construction residential suites, Lakewind in Westbank real estate market presents buyers with the latest in BC resort living, and with the rare opportunity to live along the shore of Lake Okanagan. Okanagan Lake stretches for more than 100 kilometres through the valley, and from Lakewind Westbank’s suites, the water appears cobalt blue, the rolling hills at its sides covered with grapevines. Just down the road are some of the world’s best wineries, like Mission Hill and Quail’s Gate, with their award winning restaurants and outdoor patios overlooking Okanagan Lake. “This is one of the most magnificent view properties in the Okanagan,” says Michel T, sales and marketing director for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. “It’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen.” With prices still reasonable at the Westbank Lakewind resort real estate compared to other parts of the Okanagan and British Columbia, Lakewind resort condos is fast becoming a hot spot for retirees and young families hoping to take advantage of the lifestyle opportunities at their doorstep. From skiing, boating, hiking and swimming to food tasting and wine tours, Lakewind Westbank BC resort real estate offers a true four season recreational experience. From Lakewind Resort, it is just blocks to the Okanagan’s world class beaches, golf courses, and parks as well as to all of Westbank’s shops, cafes and yoga studios. It is also just 12 kilometres from Kelowna city cetnre, with its urban amenities and airport, making it quickly and easily accessible by air from Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto. The BC resort Lakewind condo suites are currently available in two phases, allowing home buyers the option of moving in right away or within 24 months. Currently under construction is the Lakewind amenity centre, which at 30,000 square feet (or half a football field), is the biggest facility of its kind in the region. The Lakewind Resort amenity centre includes an indoor and outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, a two level fitness centre, a full sized movie theatre, conference room, steam room and spa. The pre-sale Westbank Lakewind suites, ranging in size from 700 to 1300 square feet, feature high end finishings such as hardwood floors and stone countertops, at affordable BC resort property prices. Also featured in each WEstbank Lakewind suite are nine foot ceilings, large windows and extra large decks to accommodate outdoor BC resort living. With most property in the area leasehold, Lakewind Westbank resort offers fee simple ownership for suites starting at $289,000. Buyers have the option of managing their investments through Medican’s unique rental program. Call 1.866.493.2722 for more information or to register, please visit www.liveatlakewind.com.

Barona Beach Lakefront Resort in Westbank Real Estate


A new luxury family vacation tradition: Be Lakefront. Be at Barona Beach, kelowna’s newest lakefront condo-resort real estate development. Barona Beach Westbank lakeside suites, balconies, outdoor pool and hot tub, private beach and marina. Special Introductory Rates – linger on the shores of Lake Okanagan resort real estate, right below Mission Hill Family Estate wineries, surrounded by the comfort of your own private fully equipped lakeside vacation rental suite. Book 7 nights, Pay for 5! Barona Beach Westbank lakefront resort real estate in Kelowna BC is now launching sales, so call .1877.BARONA.1 or visit www.baronabeachresort.com today. Okanagan Lakefront luxury real estate opens this July.

A recent article in the Homes and Resort magazine of BC written by a great and trusted writer, D. Murray talks about the recent launch of the Barona Beach Westbank resort real estate properties. Three and four storey condo buildings offer a wide range of accommodations at Barona Beach Lakeside Resort. Happy Days are here again – now in a more luxurious form at Barona Beach Lakefront Resort on Kelowna’s Westside. And now it’s not just for summer fun, with year round amenities stretching beyond the lake into nearby vineyards, golf and ski resorts near Kelowna. Within Barona Beach Resort, unique features include outoodr corridors of grape-vine-stamped-concrete and oak-dowel joined architectural timber frames created by a local Japaneses artisan on the exterior of the Barona Beach Resort buildings. Environmentally friendly geothermal heating and cooling system is complemented with solar-powered boat lifts on the marina docks, plus a trellised boarwalk along the water canal providing access to Okanagan Lake real estate resort straight from the Kelowna Barona Beach community. The invididual condo pre-construction suites at Barona Beach Resort in Westbank real estate range from 1000 to 2500 square feet – some of those in a two storey layout. The interiors include granite counter tops, flooring of engineered wood plan, ceramic tile, and carpet. Each pre-sales Barona Beach Kelowna condo homes comes with stainless steel appliances plus a stacking washer and dryer. Rentals at this Okanagan resort real estate are offered in a variety of lengths, plus a few units are available for purchase. Contact Diana or David at 250.768.7180 for information and reservations.

An introduction to the Okanagan Resort at Barona Beach Lakefront Property


Long famous for offering one of the finest beaches in the Central Okanagan region, this idyllic location enjoyed great popularity as a summer vacation spot for decades. So nice, people were willing to rough it in tents and rustic cabins at this beachside location known as the Happy Valley Campground, now home to a luxurious Okanagan Lake resort real estate property known as Barona Beach. Adroend now with luxurious accommodations worthy of the sand and other scenic surroundings, Barona Beach Westbank real estate is opening this July to fofer a special introductory rate for a three day stay or longer. Among landscaped courtyards, Barona Beach Lakefront Resort is nowopening the doors to the 158 unit luxury condo development, offering a choice of 24 different suite styles in eight buildings of three to four storeys. Visitors will enjoy ful amenities such as year round outdoor pool and hot tubs, theatre room, gym, wine cellar, family entertainment center, underground pakring – along with the original attractions clearly visible from the suite balconies. Virtually all of the recreational condo suites at Barona Beach Kelowna pre-construction apartments with two or three bedrooms have views of the lake, pool and vineyards. The surrounding area offers all kinds of summer fun – ranging from a dozens of golf courses to boating and endless sports ont eh 100 kilometre long Okanagan Lake. Four Okanagan resort ski offer tremendous snowboarding and skiing in the winter, just minutes from the resort at Barona Beach Westside Kelowna real estate. Surrounding hillside trails for hiking and horseback riding stretch the adventures in this four season playground along the Okanagan Lake resort real estate community. Now the Okanagan’s 80 plus world class wineries are gaining more fame as MSNBC’s website recently listed the Okanagan among the top 10 emerging travel destinations in the world, announced with the headline “Move over Napa Valley and Sonoma.” Barona Beach Resort is within five minutes of half a dozen wineries, including the renowned Mission Hill winery – recently ranked No. 6 in winery world by Conde Nast Traveler magazine.

UPDATE Sage Creek Westbank Retire West Community


Come Home to Comfort! There is still time to select and customize your new pre-construction home at Sage Creek Resort in this prime Westbank real estate location. A place with a sense of community. A location that puts golfing, leisure and practical amenities right on your doorstep. A home you can feel proud of. Retire West’s newest master planned Westbank community Sage Creek homes give you it all, in the scenic, sun drenched Okanagan region. Phase III of Sage Creek Homes in Westbank, 21 leashold homes, now selling in this adult oriented, gated community. Come choose your Westbank home lot and select the floor plan, priced from $293,000 – no GST payable. Visit our Presentation Centre at the Sage Creek WEstbank location and show homes at 2180 Mimosa Drive. Open noon to 4:30pm daily or call 1.888.707.3801 or alternatively, you can visit www.sagecreekliving.com.

Lure of the Okanagan Real Estate Community From Kelowna to Westbank and from Penticton to Osoyoos and Beyond


Recently published by the Vancouver Sun. Here are some of the Okanagan Valley’s new real estate properties. Looking for more pre-sale resort Westbank real estate launches?

Vernon Turtle Mountain homes also are set on a spectacular hillside overlooking Vernon BC, the Okanagan and Swan Lakes. The Wesbild Development, which comprises 315 single family homesites at Turtle Mountain Vernon real estate and 225 multi family residences, opened it’s four beautiful show homes to the public in late May, an extremely popular event. Overall, the community of Vernon Turtle Mountain with its natural trails, wildlife corridors and progressive stormwater strategies, focuses on controlled, thoughtful Vernon real estate development. Visit www.turtlemountainvernon.com for more details or call 1.866.944.0227.

Also, high above it all, Predator Ridge Vernon offers a winning combination of spectacular golf and superior craftsman style homes in a resort setting. New this year at the Osprey Green townhomes at Predator Ridge resort real estate in Vernon which overlook the 7th green, with lovely views across the 8th fairways over to Coldstream Valley of Vernon real estate. The villas at Birdie Lake at Predator Ridge golf resort community nestled into the hillside, consist of spacious 2,300 square foot two level pre-sale homes. More stately custom homes can by found at the Summit at Falcon Point Vernon resort property, with sweeping, dramatic views, while Longspoon ridge, in its third phase offers a diverse range of pre-sale home site also with fine panoramic vistas at Predator Ridge. Visit www.PredatorRidge.com or call 1.866.578.2233.

Heading north to Vernon real estate, encounter The Rise condominiums, a unique 735 acre master planned community at the head of Lake Okanagan waterfront property, where luxury homes are set on a natural bluff, some in the midst of a 40 acre vineyard. Among the community’s fabulous features, charming Tuscan styled pre-sale Rise homes, a beach club and on site estate winery and Western Canada’s first Fred Couples Signature golf course at The rise Vernon. Visit www.therise.ca or call 1.866.400.8488 for more details.

About 38 km south along Highway 97 in Penticton resort real estate lies Lakeshore Three, the last of three striking condo towers close to the water’s edge. Just steps from beaches, fine dining and shopping, these two bedroom homes are priced from the $500,000s while Lakeshore three penthouses start at just more than $1 million. Resort style amenities at Penticton lakeshore Three condo homes include a pool, personal wine cellar and 70,000 square feet of gardens. Call 1.877.553.0100 or visit www.lakeshoreliving.ca for additional details.

In a quiet end of Penticton real estate, in the south, Alysen Place sits a mere block an a half from the edge of Skaha Lake. The first phase of alysen Place condominium residences of 68 homes sold rapidly; now Phase 2’s 87 pre-construction homes are selling well, yet setill with a good selection for homebuyers. Four corner Alysen Place Penticton corner penthouses all have second loft type storey’s and walkout decks, while finishing packages for interiors of the lower homes along skaha Lake real estate have all been upgraded to top of the line features such as granite countertops. Visit www.AlysenPlace.com for more information about the Skaha Lake resort properties at Penticton’s alysen place condos.

The final release of Indigo on Lake Osoyoos real estate, has created considerable buzz, given the attributes of these exclusive pre-sales beachfront homes spread over 406 feet along Canada’s warmest lake, developed by the Kingsway Group of Companies. Owners at the Lake Osoyoos Indigo condo beachfront residences can take advantage of rental package through Bellstar Hotels and Resort, have acces to a 24 hour concierge, a geothermally heated pool and hot tubs as well as a boat concierge. Visit www.IndigoOnTheLake.com or call 1.866.936.3322 for additional details about the lake Osoyoos real estate resort recreational development. Additional information about new pre-sale Kelowna resort property is located here.

In Peachland Property, 25 km south of Kelowna, on 25 acres of pristine mountaintop, lies a limited collection of 20 elegant English country homes in a place called Trepanier Manor. All rooms in the five star all inclusive privately owned hotel have been designed to offer delightful lake views in Peachland reale state. The hotel and private resiences are located atop Tabletop Mountain and adjacent to Hainle vineyards estate Winery. Prices for the Trepanier Mountain homes start at $1 million and for more details, visit www.livinginthemanor.com or call 1.866.503.0133.

Kelowna BC is the largest trading centre between Greater Vancouver and Alberta and The Mission Group’s Sheerwater watefront boating community offers spacious homesites, from 2.25 to 3.18 acres with rare private moorage, starting at $1.15 milion, unique and magnificent properties at Sheerwater Kelowna waterfront. For more information, visit www.sheerwater.ca or call 1.250.862.3663.

Close by, drop in to Troika Developments and Sotheby’s West Harbour Kelowna resort development, a fabulous continental lakeside village inspired by the villages of southern France and Italy. Terracotta roofs, wood and stone construction, and cobblestone streets combine with archways, bell towers and wrought iron gates and railings to evoke a marvelous sense of place at the West Harbour resort in Kelowna property market. This visionary resort community at West Harbour condos includes a Private Beach club, ful service spa, an amphitheatre and village piazza. www.westharbourkelowna.com or 1.877.763.6622.

In the heart of Kelowna real estate, Ledingham McAllister’s exciting new condo community, Waterscapes – has just celebrated the release of Osprey at Waterscapes, bright, spacious one bedroom to three bedroom condominium pre-sales residences with their own private club, designed by award winning architects Rositch Hemphill & Assoicates. Large decks or spacious patios invite outdoor living close to Okanagan Lake. www.liveatwaterscapes.com or 1.250.763.8313.

Word spread quiet some time ago about the exceptional features found in North Ellis Developments’ The Madison Kelowna condo pre-sales tower, 15 flooors of lavish living and 57 stunning stuies, only blocks from Okanagan Lake reale state. Only eight of its premium estates and sky homes remain so, call 1.250.861.7107 or visit www.madisonkelowna.com for additional details.

BC resort communities such as Copper Sky Westbank real estate have played an important role in attracting new residents, a place where affordable yet luxurious homes offer panoramic lake views, tennis courts, and an 8,400 square foot amenity centre. Phase 1 of Copper Sky in Westbank resort real estate sold out last fall, now Phase 2 has just been launched, with prices for the one and two bedroom suites starting at $219,900. Home buyers looking for additional revenue potential can opt into stress free rental management with renowned Bellstar Hotels and Resorts. Call 1.877775.1705 or www.copperskyliving.com.

Also in Westbank recreational property market, the phenomenally successful Diamon View Estates attracted 600 people last month to the launch of its 70 pre-sale lots, three finished homes perched above Okanagan Lake, with spectacular water and mountain views. Developed by Paul Yu, lot prices for the Diamond View Estate lots start at $399,000 with home owners to work with seven local builders under specific architectural guidelines. For details about the Westbank Diamond View estate home lots, please visit www.diamondview.ca or email info@diamondview.ca or call 1.250.769.1509.

Taking its name from Okanagan Lake’s gentle breezes, Medican’s Lakewind is an outstanding three phase resort community. Kaleido I, nearing completion, still has several luxury residences available, while constrution of Kaleido II and a grand 30,000 square foot two storey amenity centre at Lakewind Kaleido condo homes will start in September, followd by the 16 storey Lumina condo tower at lakewind Westbank. Homes range from one to three bedrooms with prices between $292,000 and $552,000. www.liveatlakewind.com or 1.866.493.2772.

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