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Secondary Suites Offer Endless Possibilities

The secondary suites found in contemporary British Columbia homes bear little resemblance to the “Granny Flats” or “Fonzie Flats” of previous generations.  Legal secondary suites provide affordable housing for renters and supplemental income for homeowners looking to pay down mortgages or just make ends meet.  These modern suites also serve to fill the growing demand for housing to accommodate extended… Read more →

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Top Ten Reasons to Choose a New Home

If you are actively hunting for a new home or contemplating a move in the future, you have probably already wrestled with the big question of new construction vs. an existing home.  While older homes have their own charms and advantages, new construction offers buyers a number of major advantages that are hard to ignore.  Here are the top ten… Read more →

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A Guide to Langford’s City Centre Park

City Centre Park in Langford is more than a park. For the residents of Langford and the surrounding communities, City Centre Park is a recreation destination with entertainment options for the entire family. CPP serves as a community hub for a population dedicated to an active, healthy lifestyle. At the heart of this multi-use recreational complex is the Eagle Ridge… Read more →

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Home Buyers Looking to Langford

Located on the southern portion of beautiful Vancouver Island, the vibrant community of Langford continues to draw home buyers attracted to the town’s opportunities, amenities and stunning natural beauty.  Situated only 9 km from Victoria, Langford is part of a group of municipalities in the Capital Regional District known locally as the West Shore. In addition to easy access to… Read more →

Townhouse Living – The Best of All Worlds

For a certain category of homebuyer, the purchase of a townhouse represents an attractive compromise in the sometimes-difficult choice between a single-family home and a condominium.  Single-family homes offer square footage, acreage and privacy while condominium living enables unit owners to enjoy freedom from direct responsibility for exterior maintenance and repairs.  Each has advantages and disadvantages and for buyers who… Read more →

Safe Homes Are Happy Homes

Safety begins at home, they say, and so here are a few simple tips for protective measures that will go a long way toward ensuring you and your loved ones are safe and sound at home.   Smoke Detectors – When installed and maintained properly, smoke detectors save lives. Just ask a firefighter! In British Columbia, smoke detectors are required… Read more →

The "Hudson" floor plan, available at McCormick Meadows, is a rancher home designed by Keycorp.

Rancher Homes Surge in Popularity

When it comes to rancher homes, it seems that everything old is new again.  Spurned by homebuyers for several decades, ranchers are now enjoying a strong resurgence.   With style updates that lend these homes a distinctly contemporary feel, today’s rancher homes are luring buyers to the world of one-story living.   Everyone from first-time buyers to baby boomers are taking the… Read more →

Farmer's Markets

Spring Signals Return of West Shore Farmers’ Markets

For food lovers and anyone interested in healthy eating, the dawn of spring means more than just the return of warm weather and spring blooms. Spring heralds the start of farmers’ market season in southern Vancouver Island.  Here are a few of the popular markets favoured by the locals.  Each is committed to supporting sustainable local agriculture, unprocessed food, artisan… Read more →

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Old-Fashioned Fun in Langford

It does not take long for newcomers and visitors to fall for the City of Langford’s many charms – everything from the quaint shops and restaurants along the red brick sidewalks of Goldstream Village to the natural allure of Goldstream Provincial Park. Situated only 14 km from Victoria, residents of Langford can easily avail themselves of everything Victoria has to… Read more →