SOLD | Natural, Healthy Home in Sooke

This gorgeous, luxurious home has been built from the ground up using all natural materials to protect the health of the environment, and its inhabitants. Read on to find out more about it, and more about natural homes. Although this home is now sold, you can find out more about the builder and his upcomingContinue reading “SOLD | Natural, Healthy Home in Sooke”

Sooke’s Evergreen Centre Back Under Island Ownership

As many of you know, it was reported last week that Evergreen Centre (the Western Foods mall) was sold to Partners REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust). The sale completes this month. I had the opportunity to interview Adam Gant, CEO of League Assets Corp, a Victoria-based company which manages the REIT. We talked about LeagueContinue reading “Sooke’s Evergreen Centre Back Under Island Ownership”

Prestige Oceanfront Hotel and Conference Centre Sooke Opens Today

  The long wait is over! Sooke has its first full-size commercial hotel, and it’s a beauty! Nestled on the shores of the Sooke Harbour, The Prestige is quite a sight – and offers visitors and guests spectacular views and service, tasty dining options, and a full-service spa. I had the pleasure of joining Mr.Continue reading “Prestige Oceanfront Hotel and Conference Centre Sooke Opens Today”

What Does Net HST Included Mean?

  Here’s a question from a reader of the blog: I saw on a listing for a new house “Net HST Included.” What does this mean? New homes in British Columbia are subject to the HST of 12%. However, to lessen the impact, there is also a rebate from the Provincial government on a slidingContinue reading “What Does Net HST Included Mean?”

[Pics] Prestige Hotel And Convention Centre Sooke Nears Completion

  I was invited to take a hard hat tour of the brand new Prestige Oceanfront Resort and Convention Centre on the waterfront in Sooke. Their first Vancouver Island property, Prestige has pulled out all the stops and has created something incredible on our shores. Everything is going to be top-notch and elegant. The hotelContinue reading “[Pics] Prestige Hotel And Convention Centre Sooke Nears Completion”

Prestige Hotel Sooke Nears Completion; Hiring For Jobs This Week!

    It’s not hard to see when you drive by the spectacular waterfront site that this landmark property is nearing completion. I was contacted yesterday by Prestige to let me know that they will be hiring for positions at the new hotel and conference centre, with a hiring fair of sorts occurring this Wednesday,Continue reading “Prestige Hotel Sooke Nears Completion; Hiring For Jobs This Week!”

Wild Coast Cottages Port Renfrew is Nearly 70% SOLD OUT!

The onset of our rainy and windy fall weather has not deterred excited buyers from making the trip out to Wild Coast Cottages in Port Renfrew. This intriguing development is truly unique on southern Vancouver Island and offers 40 ‘micro-cottages’ on their own lots in a waterfront recreational property at affordable prices. I had anContinue reading “Wild Coast Cottages Port Renfrew is Nearly 70% SOLD OUT!”

Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre in Sooke Takes Shape [Photos]

Every day I drive by the site of the new Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre on the waterfront in Sooke. It’s been fun and exciting to watch it all come together. This amazing facility is scheduled to open in February of next year, and since my last update, they’ve announced some more exciting features: TheContinue reading “Prestige Hotel and Conference Centre in Sooke Takes Shape [Photos]”

Wild Coast Cottages Port Renfrew, West of Sooke

Today, instead of our usual Sooke REALTOR® tour where we go around to the new listings in Sooke, we had a bus take us out to Port Renfrew for a tour of Three Point Properties‘ new Wild Coast Cottages development. The roughly one hour drive along Highway 14 is entirely different when you’re not drivingContinue reading “Wild Coast Cottages Port Renfrew, West of Sooke”

Mariner’s Village In Sooke To Include New Medical Centre

Sooke is quickly becoming one of the province’s fastest growing communities. New neighbourhoods are under construction, new parks and trails being established, and new commercial developments are being undertaken. Perhaps the most exciting of these developments is the Mariner’s Village project. Mariner’s Village is a mixed-use, multi-phase waterfront development which will include condominiums and townhouses,Continue reading “Mariner’s Village In Sooke To Include New Medical Centre”