Presales Condos & Pre-Construction Real Estate

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The Hudson Victoria - Newly Restored Historic Building transformed into Luxury Victoria Condos by Townline Development

The Hudson Victoria Condo Update – August 2009

Victoria real estate market is getting ready for the topping out of the new Victoria Hudson condo tower residences. It’s amazing what changes a year can bring. Just twelve months ago, the presales Victoria Hudson condos was already a beautiful Georgian building, a historic landmark building in the heart of the Victoria real estate market. However, it was far from the luxurious stylish modern residences that it is now shaping up to be. And in another 12 months, the transformation of the new Victoria Hudson condo tower residences will be complete and ready for occupancy. As of this point in time, the Victoria condo project is full steam ahead. The historical renovation and refurbishment specialists are nearly sixty per cent through their painstaking work of revitalizing the exterior façade of the Victoria Hudson condo building. By the end of this year, each of the two hundred and forty three windows and all of the ornate terra cotta will be as fresh and stunning as in the Victoria Hudson condo building’s former glory. In the meantime, months of toil have paid off with a completely seismically sound structure, making it up to code for new Hudson Victoria condo owners. Next on the agenda of the construction of the Victoria luxury condos at The Hudson is the addition of the two Hudson penthouse levels and the construction of the greenery lined brick carriage way connecting Herald and Fisgard Street. This is just Phase 1 of the master planned presales Victoria Hudson condo development. On site, it’s all about the work. For more information and to the minute updates on the Hudson Victoria condo’s progress, just visit today. The Hudson Victoria Condo Sales Centre is still open at 1703 Blandshard Street, Victoria. You can either call 877.388.0018 or 250.388.0018 for more information today.

More About Phase 2 of the Victoria Hudson Condominiums

Phase Two fo the Hudson is the 12 storey Victoria Hudson Mews building and is now awaiting its real estate development permit from the city. Construction on the Hudson Mews Victoria condo building should start some time this fall 2009, and The presales Hudson Mews Victoria codnominiums should be complete late in the summer of 2011 if everything progresses on time. Of course, not everyone in Victoria is focussed just on The Hudson. The Bastion Square Public Market is just one community event that happens right outside the new Hudson Victoria condo’s doors. In September, the Vancouver Island Blues Bash and the always popular Great Canadian Beer Festival are added to the mix. And then in October 2009, the Royal Victoria marathon takes to the streets. There is a lot happening in and around the Victoria Hudson Condo development, so check it out today.

A Victoria Hudson Condo Home Owner Expresses Her Review

Danielle is a 26 year old proud owner of a pre-sale Victoria Hudson condo and is a native Victorian who expressed her review of the new real estate development within the heart of the city. She works as a commercial account manager for the Bank of Montreal and she is also pursuing a marketing MBA at the sametime. According to Danielle, it’s the small details that are so telling in this new Victoria condo real estate development. The exposed heritage columns, quart countertops, deep soaker tub, radiant in floor heating, all give Danielle the purpose to purchase a new condo home at The Hudson Victoria. And once Danielle realized she could turn the second bedroom of her fourth floor loft unit into a fantasy closet, there was no denying that the pre-sale The Hudson Victoria condo home was meant to be hers. Truly, The Hudson Victoria condominiums is a perfect fit: a diehard shopper living in a legendary department store. And with The Hudson condo’s own street level boutiques and easy access to downtown Victoria, this is the location to live and invest.

The Hudson Victoria Luxury Condos - December 2009 Update
WE'RE DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS! CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION CHRONICLES here at the new luxury Victoria Hudson Condos. Because the job is so finicky, and it's nearly a lost art that requires true artisans to execute, the Terra Cotta restoration continues. But, when it's done, that will sure be a fine, fancy facade. CONTINUING CONSTRUCTION CHRONICLES CONTINUE...WHEW! Concrete topping at the new Hudson Victoria condos for sale is being poured on the 3rd floor and the steel stud layout has started. Steel studs are what make up the wall structure and what the drywall is attached to - so soon it won't be the 2nd floor with walls, but the 3rd floor will have walls too. Actually, all the floors will eventually have walls. It'd be a bit breezy with out them (and don't forget - the Geothermal Heat will also help keep The Hudson Victoria Condominiums nice and cozy too.) The electrical, plumbing and mechanical rough-ins continue here at the new Victoria Hudson condos for sale. Soon, you'll be able to say let there be light and there will be. As well as water, heat, ventilation and all of the things necessary for Victoria modern condo living. We've started installing the glass windows (called Glazing in trade-speak, but not the kind of glazing you get at Tim Horton's) on the inner court yard at the new Victoria condos at The Hudson portion of the building. To extend the Tim Horton's nonsense, The Hudson Victoria real estate development community really is like a great big square doughnut, complete with a big hole (courtyard) in the middle, all covered in glazing. Sweet! Work continues on the new addition of the 5th and 6th floors. The concrete work involved with the framing process is nor almost complete. As well, the electrical and mechanical rough-ins continue. There are sparkies (electricians) and tin bashers (metal fabricators) all over the place. Construction update photos are online. To view more, visit the Victoria Hudson Condo website’s News section at Also if you have been following the news as of late, Townline in partnership with BC Housing and TL Housing Solutions, has announced the newest addition to Hudson Place. Construction will start in Spring 2010 on the 12 story Hudson Mews which is made up of 120 home-owership and rentals and is designed by Merrick Architecture. Stay tuned for more information in the New Year. MERRY CHRISTMAS, SEASON'S GREETINGS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS, FELIZ NAVIDID, JOYEUX NOEL, WESOLYCH SWIAT BOZEGO NARODZENIA, SARBATORI FERICITE! While the Hudson Victoria luxury condo presentation centre will be closed between Christmas and New Years, if you get the urge to own a new home for Christmas, I'll be available to see you. Just call me at 250.388.0018 and we can set up an appointment. Have a brilliant Holiday season with your loved ones, Best Regards. PS. Check out recent construction photos of The Hudson by visiting the News section at

Introducing the Townline Construction Division

The Townline Group of Companies has simply done it all: painstaking renovation and restoration property developments of some of the Greater Vancouver’s most important historical sites and structures, ground up construction of some of the Lower Mainland’s most cutting edge commercial and multi-family buildings, and thoughtful creation of some of the community’s most liveable neighbourhoods. The common thread about the Townline Developments? Absolute dedication by a talented Townline Construction Division team of professionals. Townline Development doesn’t build your standard fare. It takes a singular amount of skill and attention to detail to transform an iconic department store into a residential show piece like The Hudson Victoria condo development by Townline. Just try creating an inner courtyard (and adding underground parking) without damaging an historic terra cotta façade here at The Hudson Victoria condo project. Or installing complicated ventilation and plumbing systems within an existing (over eighty year old) exterior structure. This will be a Victoria condo landmark for generations to come, thanks to Townline Development. Meanwhile, crews at Heritance Clayton Village Surrey have the task of making classic Craftsman-style homes while creating an idyllic, old fashioned neighbourhood feeling. And at Clayton Rise Surrey townhomes, Townline Development’s building another vibrant community that requires a whole lot of experience and lots of creativity as well. Townline Development’s past work says it all: from the luxurious intimacy of 1241 Homer in downtown Vancouver real estate market, realized beautifully despite the challenges of an in fill site in Yaletown with limited access and manoeuvrability; to the urban conversion of 540 Beatty Vancouver condos, just completed after virtually being taken apart and rebuilt to achieve the necessary seismic upgrades. In addition to the four bedroom single family custom homes in Terra Nova Richmond, the Townline Development group is well experienced in all facets of Greater Vancouver construction projects. Each building stands as proof that grand ideas can come in all shapes and sizes. And that although they may be tricky to execute, in the right hands, such as the Townline Construction Division can yield truly inspired results.

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Monday, August 17, 2009

The Presales Downtown Victoria 834 Condo Tower Residences are Now Previewing - Affordable Victoria Condominiums for Sale at The 834 by Chard Developer

The 834 Victoria Condominiums for Sale

Located in the heart of downtown Victoria real estate market, the 834 Victoria condos for sale is an impressive fourteen storey glass, steel and concrete condominium tower residence with four storey brick podium that continues the ongoing revitalization of this vibrant neighbourhood. The presales Victoria 834 condos for sale features a large number of space savvy and functional one bedroom pre-construction Victoria homes for sale affordable priced from as little as $198,900, which is a very competitive price point for today’s property market sales and values. Combined with today’s outstanding low interest rates, this creates an even better opportunity for first time homebuyers as well as downsizers to enter into the new 834 Victoria condo market. The presale Victoria 834 condos fors ale will be built at 834 Johnson Street in Victoria, BC. The presentation centre is now open noon till five daily except Fridays at 780 Johnson Street, just a block away from the actual construction site. For more details about the pre-construction Victoria 834 condo tower residences for sale, please visit today or you can also call and speak with a sales representative at 250.382.6001. The new 834 Victoria condo development will feature over fifty condominium suites that are priced under the affordable price point of three hundred thousand dollars, making it the most affordable high-rise tower residence in the Victoria real estate market in more than a decade. You can put roots downtown Victoria with new 834 homes starting from just $198,900 (yes, that is less than $200k for a new Victoria condo for sale!). The 834 Presentation Centre is located at 780 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC and is open by appointment only in both July and August 2009. You can also sign up for the new 834 Magazine available as a download online.

The 834 Victoria Condos - Pre-Construction Condo Pricing Ends December 17th

Early Holiday Greetings from everyone at The 834 Victoria real estate condo development. It has been a great Fall with record-setting Victoria condo sales and a return of confidence to the Victoria Real Estate market. With almost 50% sales we began construction of the 834 Victoria presale condos on November 3rd and are pleased to report that we are on-track for completion in mid 2011. CHECK OUT THE GROUNDBREAKING WITH MAYOR DEAN FORTIN HERE ONLINE AT THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS: VICTORIA PRE-CONSTRUCTION CONDO PRICING ENDS SOON! Our special Victoria 834 Condo pre-construction pricing, with some of the best new home prices for quality concrete construction in recent memory, is coming to an end. BUT, it is available for all 834 Victoria presales written up to and including December 17th, 2009. Call the Presentation Centre to book your appointment today. HST UPDATE - Last week the Provinical Government released their updated plan and rules for HST on new Victoria home purchases. We are pleased to report that the Government has established the HST threshold on new Victoria homes for sale at $525,000 versus the previously planned $400,000. So, all purchases up to $525,000 will NOT be affected by this new tax here at the pre-construction Victoria 834 condo development. This is especially good news for potential purchasers at The 834 Victoria condos with 92% of our remaining suites now falling under this threshold. FEATURED SUITE at the presale Victoria 834 condo development is The Kenneth - 5 Suites Left and priced From $324,900. This Southeast facing 725 SF 2-bedroom corner suite here at the presale 834 Victoria Condo high-rise tower residences is all about light and views. With floor to ceiling windows across two full sides - both bedrooms and the living/dining rooms will be flooded with light. The master bedroom at this 834 Victoria condominium for sale has a walk-through closet, porcelain floor tiles and a soaker tub while the second bedroom makes a perfect home office or media room. A large balcony off the living room allows for additional entertainment space. DECEMBER & HOLIDAY HOURS - 1. The Victoria 834 Condo Presentation Centre is open daily from Noon-4:30pm (except Fridays) until December 17th. 2. From Saturday December 19th we are open by appointment only. During the holidays period please call Peter Gaby at 250.477.7291 or 1.800.668.2272 or email at 3. Regular hours at the 834 Condo presentation centre will resume on Monday January 11th, 2010. We look forward to hearing from you and wish you and your family the happiest of holiday seasons. Sincerely, Wendy, SALES MANAGER - THE 834 VICTORIA CONDO PRESENTATION CENTRE is located at 780 Johnson Street, Victoria BC V8W 1N1

North Victoria Downtown 834 Condos Revitalizing the Neighbourhood
A ground breaking north downtown Victoria condo development is re energizing the entire community and features a modern and sophisticated high-rise tower that is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2011. Called the Victoria 823 Condos located in north downtown real estate district, the construction will start on November 3rd to much fanfare. Brought to the market by Chard Developments, more than forty per cent of the downtown Victoria 834 condos have already been presold. There are a total of one hundred and twelve units available for purchase. Because the construction costs have been lowered by the global financial crisis, Chard Development was able to pass on the savings to potential homebuyers. Now, you can get about fifteen to twenty per cent off the original listed price if you purchase a new downtown Victoria 834 condo for sale, which represents a huge cost savings. The one bedroom 834 Victoria condos start from a great price point of only $198,900. Ranging in size between the low four hundreds to over one thousand square feet, the 834 Victoria condos are now open for viewing.

The Victoria 834 Condos are Breaking Ground

Chard Development and The 834 Victoria Condo Sales Team are very excited to announce that excavation and construction will be starting during October 2009. Strong sales over the Summer and early Fall have allowed us to award the construction contract to Ledcor Construction Limited - the builders of award-winning Gulf Islands Operations Centre in Sidney, BC and Vancouver’s tallest building - The Shangri-La. During August & September the pre-construction Victoria 834 condo development took advantage of the great Victoria summer weather and demolished the existing 834 Johnson building in preparation for construction. You can find images of the demolition of the original 834 Johnson Victoria building on their marketing condominium website at If you haven’t visited our Victoria 834 Condo Presentation Centre yet, or have been waiting to make your purchase - why wait? With construction underway you can now rest assured that your new 834 Victoria home for sale is being built for an on-time completion. We still have a great selection of pre-construction Victoria 834 condos suites at $198,900 and 30 suites under $300,000. In addition, BMO Bank of Montreal is offering special interest rate-holds on presale Victoria condo suites until building completion in 2011. Ask your Victoria 834 Sales Representative for detailed information. FEATURED SUITE is The Frank - 6 Suites Left - From $279,900. One of our favourite Victoria 834 condo floorplans at The 834, this large Northwest facing corner suite features a wide open living & dining space, hardwood flooring and stainless steel appliances. The loft-style kitchen is both an efficient use of space and a design accent creating a sophisticated urban feel. With corner windows and a 104 SF deck, this suite also offers an abundance of natural light and views. Located on floors 5-12 there are 6 834 Victoria Frank’s still available. View the floorplan by visitng the presale Victoria 834 condos website at View a feature video here by clicking on this link: The Fall/Winter 2009 Issue of The 834 Victoria Condo Magazine is now available and features new articles on the Faces of Downtown and a special feature on The 834‘s ‘Bright Green’ environmental features. If you missed it in the Times Colonist or Calgary Herald you can get your complimentary copy at our 834 Victoria condo Presentation Centre or download both issues from our website in the ‘News’ section. Our Presentation Centre is open at 780 Johnson Street in Downtown Victoria daily from Noon-4:30pm (except Fridays). If you haven’t been in to see us - we hope to see you soon! Sincerely, The 834 Sales Team...Peter, Wendy, Gaylene and Bev at P 250.382.6001.

More About the Pre-Construction Victoria Condos at the 834

For those have only heard about this new Victoria condo development recently, here is a synoposis of the project from their marketing site: The 834 Victoria condos is a handsome, next generation condominium building very much in touch with its roots. A four storey brick podium at the pre-sales Victoria 834 condo development brings Old Victorian warmth to the sidewalk level. A slick, steel and glass body flows skyward. Its ‘green’ northeastern wall and copper clad Victoria 834 townhomes give downtown Victoria real estate a lush and living alternative to concrete. From the developers of Juliet, welcome to the affordable Victoria condos at The 834 development. Impressive building features are seen throughout the high-rise tower residences. Victoria, meet your new neighbour – sexy, smart and so earth friendly, The 834 Victoria presales condos is turning heads all over town and here’s why. There are floor to ceiling windows throughout that allow plenty of light into all spaces. In addition, the pre-construction Victoria 834 condos for sale present private balconies with views and every floor plan has outdoor spaces for homeowners to enjoy throughout the year. Also, the new 834 Victoria condominiums for sale will feature a green roof with organic herb garden that residents can take advantage of at any time in addition to an outdoor terrace and barbeque area for entertaining friends and family. Another great feature of the 834 condo building is that there is a traditional red brick base which pays homage to the history of Old Victoria real estate in addition to an indigenous and drought tolerant landscaping that will keep well throughout the year with very little maintenance. Homebuyers here at the presale Victoria 834 condos will also have a living green wall as an alternative to concrete as well as landscaped deck areas where you can simply unwind and relax. The 834 Condos are designed to bring together friends, with its comfortable and expansive shared spaces, including a courtyard terrace where you can BBQ and a lounge cool theatre space that seats your friends squarely in front of the big screen.

The Interior Features of the Presales Victoria 834 Homes

The 834 Victoria real estate development offers two designer striking finishing palettes that include City Chic and Urban Envy. While the standard finishes and appliances are all of the quality that presales Victoria condo purchasers have come to expect from a Chard Project – within each palette there are a variety of upgrade options for you to customize your suite including kitchen cabinetry, counter tops and even appliance sets. Some of the interior finishes that are standard in each pre-construction Victoria 834 condo for sale includes individual suite electronic energy monitoring system and low VOC emitting adhesives, sealants and composite wood products. Other green features of your new Victoria condo for sale includes low VOC carpets, flooring and paints used in the design and construction of your home in addition to cross ventilating windows and doors. Other standard interior features of the new 834 Victoria condominiums include a lounge room and terrace with big screen theatre in addition to occupancy sensors for parking and common areas. All homes will have a grey water heat exchange system to save energy as well. Homes at the 834 Victoria feel completely customized, thanks to a wide choice of floor plans. Savvy spaces are designed in European style to make every corner livable and functional for the homeowner. In every new 834 Victoria condo suite, homeowners will enjoy floor to ceiling windows that let sun shine in and private balconies too. The presale Victoria condominiums is a total environmentalist as well! There is ample bike storage and a brilliant location so that you can walk to everything in downtown Victoria. Chard Developers is a team of experienced development individuals with a hands on craftsman approach and a solid history of building recognizable and sustainable Victoria real estate developments. A great downtown Victoria 834 condo for sale can be part of this exciting neighbourhood that is bost enriching and stimulating at all times. This new Victoria real estate development will feature one bedroom (some with dens and terraces), two bed suites (some with terraces) in addition to a select few luxury 834 Victoria Townhomes for sale. The 834 is as aesthetically pleasing as it is environmentally sound, forward thinking proscenium architecture and interiors that have created spaces and features that make the presale Victoria 834 condominium tower residences the smart standard for downtown urban living. Visit for more information.

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