Viewing Category – Real Estate

Poirier Rise at Woodland Creek – large lots, mountain views, and spacious family homes with legal suites

Woodland Creek’s new phase, Poirier Rise, is situated on a gentle ridge in the Woodland Creek community looking south towards the majestic Olympic Mountains and north towards the rolling Sooke Hills. This 20 lot cul-de-sac is connected by trails to adjacent schools and parks, and offers larger lots than previous single family phases.  Enjoy new home plans that build on our tradition of quality construction and award winning customer service.

The new Sherigham and Carmanah  home plans provide 3 or 4 bedrooms plus den, a sunny south facing deck off a light filled great room and gourmet kitchen. The master bedroom suite commands a great view to the south, walk in closet, and deluxe ensuite bathroom with dual vanity and separate tub and shower.  A legal one bedroom suite in the basement provides room for in-laws or renters.  Generous yards are fenced and landscaped.

 

The Fairfield I and II plans are a variation on our popular award winning Arbutus plan with the Master on the Main but we’ve added a larger garage, and a walk out basement that can accommodate extra bedrooms and rec room or a legal suite. To top it off you will find room for lots of storage in a spacious head height crawlspace.

 

The first release of new homes will be provide occupancy starting Spring 2018 and come with an attractive combination of features and options. Homes start from $588,900 GST included. Contact us for more details or click here to sign up on our mailing list.

3D Tour of the Shawnigan Plan – Master of the Main plus 2 bedrooms up.

We’re please to present a 3D tour of the recently completed Shawnigan Plan.  Situated on a corner lot and provided 1745 square feet of well executed space, the Shawnigan Plan is likely to be our next award winning home.

More information including floor plans at this link http://www.woodlandcreek.ca/shawnigan

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Celebrating their 48th year in business, Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. In 2014 Totangi was ranked #1 in Canada for Customer Satisfaction by Avid Ratings. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, in the creation of Woodland Creek and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties with lasting homeowner value.

2012 Gold CARE Award winner for Best New Subdivision, Woodland Creek is a residential neighbourhood of new homes in the heart of Sooke, British Columbia – a waterfront community near Victoria BC. A planned residential community with over 120 home completed to date, Woodland Creek was designed with the objective of providing a wide range of new housing opportunities for the community; close to schools, parks and the Sooke shopping and service core with the fundamental commitments of quality construction, lasting value and the long-term commitment of an established local developer.
For more information, visit www.totangi.ca and www.WoodlandCreek.ca

 

New Showhome Open at Woodland Creek – the Tofino Plan – a great family home.

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A spacious master bedroom, with a large walk-in-closet and ensuite bathroom with a heated tile floor, an attractive living area with a cozy fireplace finished with a wood mantle and tile surround, and an individual energy efficient geothermal heating, A/C, and hot water system, are just a few of the compelling features of the Tofino plan, our new display home at 6544 Callumwood Lane in the beautiful west coast town of Sooke, British Columbia just west of Victoria.

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Built on one of the last geothermal lots on upscale Callumwood Lane, the Tofino offers 1,566 square feet of new home living on 2 floors.  The main floor offers a great room approach with a spacious living, dining, and kitchen area and powder room and 1 car garage. Follow the open staircase upstairs to a master bedroom with a walk-in closet and full ensuite bathroom, 2 more good size rooms, a main bathroom and laundry.  Floor Plan Link.

 

Features:

The homes feature a wide range of standard features offered in Phase 3B including:

Geothermal Heating, Cooling, & Hot Water

The individual ground source geoexchange heat pumps deliver superior energy efficiency (save over $1,000 per year), home comfort, and clean air through a filtered force air system. No strata fees, the subdivision is fee simple ownership and you own your geothermal system individually.

Professionally Designed Interiors
Designer selected Interior finishing schemes  ✔
Classic craftsman – style painted baseboards, door casings and window sills ✔
Electric fireplace and tile surround  ✔
Premium durable laminate flooring throughout main floor living areas ✔
High quality carpet with 3/8” eco-friendly underlay ✔
Main floor 9’ high ceilings with crown molding ✔
Heated, painted and insulated garage ✔
Roughed-in central vacuum system ✔
Fibre optic ready with “multi media” smart box technology – media and phone connections in living room/kitchen area and master bedroom – 1 Year Free Shaw or Telus ✔
Accessible heated and lighted crawl-spaces ✔

Gourmet Kitchens
Quartz bar tops and designer laminate counters with tile backsplash ✔
Custom designed kitchens with bar or island for exceptional function and ease of entertaining ✔
Designer selected cabinetry & Stainless steel double sink and single lever faucets ✔

Bathrooms
Heated tile floor in master ensuite ✔
Combination tub/showers in main bathroom and ensuite ✔
Oversized mirrors in all bathrooms ✔

Windows and Doors
Feature fir panel entrance door with glass windows ✔
Insulated garage door with windows, including opener, remote, and external key pad ✔
Low E insulated sliding patio doors ✔
Energy-Star, low-E, double glazed vinyl windows ✔
2” Poly-wood blinds on all opening windows ✔

Exterior Details
Designer selected heritage colour schemes ✔
Cement board exterior siding for sustainability, durability and long lasting appeal ✔
30 year fiberglass shingle roof ✔
Rain screen technology on all exterior walls ✔
Exposed aggregate driveways stamped concrete highlights ✔ ✔
Rear and side yard fencing and fully landscaped yards

For more information contact the sales team at Woodland Creek

Open House Hours 1PM-4PM Saturday and Sunday.

 

Totangi Properties Ltd., SC Smith Building Co., and Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties – Celebrating their 48th year in business, Totangi Properties, the developer of Woodland Creek, is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. In 2014 Totangi was ranked #1 in Canada for Customer Satisfaction by Avid Ratings.

SC Smith Building Company – The 2012 Gold CARE Award for Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company is a local, residential real estate contracting firm specializing in distinctive new homes and timeless renovations. By utilizing practical, modern solutions and old world attention to detail and building philosophies the skilled, professional team repeatedly provide a successful building experience for their clients.

Woodland Creek – 2012 Gold CARE Award winner for Best New Subdivision, Woodland Creek is a residential neighbourhood of new homes in the heart of Sooke, British Columbia – a waterfront community near Victoria BC. A planned residential community, Woodland Creek was designed with the objective of providing a wide range of new housing opportunities for the community; close to schools, parks and the Sooke shopping and service core with the fundamental commitments of quality construction, lasting value and the long-term commitment of an established local developer.

 

 

New Westcoast Modern Homes on the Ridge at Woodland Creek, Sooke BC

We are excited to launch a new offering of Westcoast Modern homes by our builder SC Smith Building Co.  New designs that take cues from both contemporary and westcoast influences and complement the energy and lifestyle of Sooke.

New Westcoast Modern Homes Victoria BC

New Westcoast Modern Homes at Woodland Creek

Located on lots 11-13 on Arranwood Drive in Woodland Creek, these homes have a long list of features normally only found in custom homes: waterfall kitchen islands, floating ensuite vanity with vessel sinks, wall mounted faucets, flat panel modern cabinetry and more.  Construction has started with the first home available in the summer of 2017.

The Vibe – 3 bedroom, 3 bath plus den 

The Pulse – 3 bedroom, 3 bath plus den

The Aura – 3 bedroom, 3 bath plus den

Fresh interiors

  • Two designer inspired color schemes Tempo and Rhythm
  • Floating ensuite vanity with vessel sinks and chrome hardware
  • 12mm laminate flooring through main floor in wood grain series
  • Nine-foot main floor ceiling for airy, spacious feel and crisp, modern painted moldings and trim styles throughout
  • Electric fireplace in living room featuring crystal glass set with remote control and electric baseboard for heating
  • Pot lighting and unique lighting fixtures throughout interior with USB charger in kitchen island
  • Technology proof wiring featuring multiple connection points and central media panel access
  • Wood and metal custom stair railings in colors to complement the interior scheme selected

Appealing exteriors

  • Two designer exterior schemes Zen and Echo
  • Distinct designs capturing cues from modern and west coast features
  • Attractive, durable concrete fiber siding, aluminum longboard wood series, laminate roofing and durable products throughout
  • Aluminum and glass garage doors with electric opener and two remotes
  • Painted or wood front doors with chrome hardware in contrasting colors
  • Exposed aggregate driveways and patio, green space and rear property line fencing

Kitchens, bathrooms and laundry

  • Modern flat panel cabinetry featuring complimentary colors and dual tone finishes
  • Stylish laminate countertops with waterfall edge in kitchen
  • Floating ensuite vanity with two vessel sinks and chrome fixtures
  • Wall mounted faucet and vessel sink in powder room
  • Tile backsplash in kitchen complimenting the design elements
  • Six-piece appliance package in white or black including fridge, range, dishwasher, otr microwave and washer/dryer
  • Ensuite shower featuring tile walls and glass surround and door and chrome controls and accessories
  • Separate laundry room for maximum space and efficiency

The little things

  •  Fully heated and lit crawlspaces for warm, dry storage and a minimum of three feet headroom accessed by a large crawl space door
  • Fully finished and heated garages including insulation, primed drywall finished electrical
  • Two exterior hose bibs, ample lighting around exterior, window screens, window coverings, vacuum rough in and fiber optic media connections standard

The building process

  • Full access to our state of the art cloud based management program to keep you informed about your homes progress at every step of the construction process at the click of a mouse
  • Site walk through at lockup and at final occupancy to ensure every detail is met and every home exceeds expectations
  • Continuous quality control checks through duration of build optimizing every material and process to its fullest potential
  • 2/5/10 warranty provided by Aviva on every home
  • In house crews complete many of the key elements of the home build to ensure quality, scheduling and efficiency
  • Flexibility in mechanical and cosmetic features of the homes to allow new buyers to chose and select many available options and selections with our sales team

For more information contact the sales team at Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties Ltd., SC Smith Building Co.,  and Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties – Celebrating their 49th year in business, Totangi Properties, the developer of Woodland Creek, is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. In 2014 Totangi was ranked #1 in Canada for Customer Satisfaction by Avid Ratings.

SC Smith Building Company – The 2012 Gold CARE Award for Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company is a local, residential real estate contracting firm specializing in distinctive new homes and timeless renovations. By utilizing practical, modern solutions and old world attention to detail and building philosophies the skilled, professional team repeatedly provide a successful building experience for their clients.

Woodland Creek –  2012 Gold CARE Award winner for Best New Subdivision, Woodland Creek is a residential neighbourhood of new homes in the heart of Sooke, British Columbia – a waterfront community near Victoria BC. A planned residential community, Woodland Creek was designed with the objective of providing a wide range of new housing opportunities for the community; close to schools, parks and the Sooke shopping and service core with the fundamental commitments of quality construction, lasting value and the long-term commitment of an established local developer.

 

How to Save Thousands of Dollars on your New Home Purchase

Buyers Don’t Pay Property Purchase Tax on New Homes at Woodland Creek 

On February 16th, the BC Government gave buyers of new homes in British Columbia an advantage by exempting them from the Property Purchase Tax on new home purchases.  This regulatory change eliminates the provincial tax payable on real estate transactions in the amount of 1% on the first $200,000 and 2% on the balance, a savings of $13,000 on a new home purchase of $750,000.

All new homes at Woodland Creek in Sooke qualify for the new tax exemption.  With new home prices starting at $389,900, this saves buyers a minimum of $5,000 when making a ‘new home’ purchase in one of Victoria BC’s favourite seaside communities.

Below are some key points to consider:

1. The exemption applies only to newly built homes – not resale homes.

2. There is a full exemption for qualifying properties with a fair market value of $750,000 or less and a partial exemption for qualifying properties with a fair market value between $750,000 and $800,000.

3. The property must be 0.5 hectares (1.24 acres) or smaller.

4. The party claiming the exemption:

a. must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident.

b. must use the property as a principal residence.

c. does not have to be a first time home buyer.

 

Other Changes to the BC Property Transfer Tax Rate

Another change to the Property Transfer Tax Act is a new tax rate of 3% for properties with a fair market value greater than $2,000,000. The Property Transfer Tax (PTT) is now calculated as follows:

1. 1% of the taxable transaction’s fair market value that does not exceed $200,000.

2. 2% of that fair market value that exceeds $200,000 but does not exceed $2,000,000.

3. 3% of that fair market value that exceeds $2,000,000.

First Time Buyers Exemption 

The First Time Home Buyers’ Program eliminates the amount of property transfer tax you pay when you purchase your first home (new or resale).  The home must be $475,000 or less if registered and be 0.5 hectares (1.24 acres) or smaller

Further Information

Below are some links with further information regarding the qualifications criteria:

1. Frequently Asked Questions about the changes to the BC Property Transfer Tax Act: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/property-transfer-tax/understand/exemptions/newly-built-home-exemption#qualify

2. A Guide to the Property Transfer Tax – Newly Built Home Exemption: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/property-transfer-tax/understand/exemptions/newly-built-home-exemption#qualify

3. A Table of Property Transfer Tax – Newly Built Home Exemption amounts: http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/taxes/property-taxes/property-transfer-tax/understand/exemptions/newly-built-home-exemption/exemption-amounts

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Celebrating their 47th year in business, Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. In 2014 Totangi was ranked #1 in Canada for Customer Satisfaction by Avid Ratings. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, in the creation of Woodland Creek and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties with lasting homeowner value.

2012 Gold CARE Award winner for Best New Subdivision, Woodland Creek is a residential neighbourhood of new homes in the heart of Sooke, British Columbia – a waterfront community near Victoria BC. A planned residential community, Woodland Creek was designed with the objective of providing a wide range of new housing opportunities for the community; close to schools, parks and the Sooke shopping and service core with the fundamental commitments of quality construction, lasting value and the long-term commitment of an established local developer.

For more information, visit www.totangi.ca .

Video Walk Through – The 4 Bedroom Fir Plan

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January 26, 2016 – – We just had the pleasure of handing over the keys to a new 4 Bedroom Fir plan which is becoming another one of our most popular plans.  This home plan and its details was featured in our earlier post –  The Four Bedroom Fir Plan – the perfect family home.

Just before the new owners arrived for their new home orientation, I had a chance to walk through it to make this video.   These buyers were introduced to Woodland Creek by their Realtor when the home was at framing stage and they were able to arrange for several custom changes that they wanted in their new home.

If you like the look of this, we have more Fir plans scheduled for construction. Contact us for details.

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Celebrating their 47th year in business, Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. In 2014 Totangi was ranked #1 in Canada for Customer Satisfaction by Avid Ratings. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, in the creation of Woodland Creek and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties with lasting homeowner value.

2012 Gold CARE Award winner for Best New Subdivision, Woodland Creek is a residential neighbourhood of new homes in the heart of Sooke, British Columbia – a waterfront community near Victoria BC. A planned residential community, Woodland Creek was designed with the objective of providing a wide range of new housing opportunities for the community; close to schools, parks and the Sooke shopping and service core with the fundamental commitments of quality construction, lasting value and the long term commitment of an established local developer.

For more information, visit www.totangi.ca .

 

 

 

Victoria and Sooke Real Estate Market Outlook Fall 2015

October 28, 2015

Last year at this time we questioned if the Victoria real estate market would move in 2015 from a balance position into a sellers market – a market in which demand outpaces supply. The numbers are in and the answer is a resounding yes.

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. has just released their Fall 2015 Housing Outlook for Victoria and notes, “Higher sales levels combined with a declining supply of listings moved the Victoria area resale market into sellers’ conditions through the first eight months of 2015 (Figure 4), particularly in the single-detached home segment, where demand has outpaced supply in some centrally- located municipalities.”

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Sales and Prices are Up, Inventory Down:  This year all areas of Victoria have experienced month after month of home sales figures that have continued to exceed last years numbers by about 25%. Hot markets such as Oak Bay have seen median sale prices increase by over 9% over last year with currently only 3 months supply of listing inventory.  In the West Coast community of  Sooke, home sales exceeded last years total numbers by the middle of September with MLS sales up over 46% year to date and with median home prices increasing by over 7%.  However, unlike some core Victoria communities, Sooke is maintaining a good inventory of new and resale homes for buyers to choose from.  CMHC forecasts a continued increase in average home prices in the 2 – 3 % range over the next two years with sales activity to maintain above the 10 year average.

Sales Activity - Victoria 2015

Housing Starts  and the Economy:   CMHC predicts as many as 1,950 total housing starts in the region for 2015, a 50 percent increase over last years starts.  The agency expects that the housing start pace will maintain this level over the next couple of years supported by demand from new and existing residents.  “Demand for new homes in the Victoria area will be supported through the forecast horizon by modest employment and population growth combined with low mortgage interest rates,” says CMHC.

Housing Starts 2015

Household Formation: Household formation creates housing demand.  It is a function of migration into Victoria and general population growth – new families and babies. CMHC says, “Victoria is forecast to benefit from rising net migration and household formation, providing a solid groundwork for local housing demand. As more people move to the area and the employment prospects of younger demographics improve, an average of 2,050 households are expected to be added to the region each year for the next five years (Figure 2), a notable increase over the average of 1,200 new households in each of the past five years.”

Household Formation

In summary, the CMHC report confirms what the everyone has been hearing in the news and at the coffee shop – the real estate market is hopping and the forecast remains strong for the next couple of years.

Highlights from the CMHC Victoria Housing Outlook

  • „„Housing starts are forecast to total 1,950 units in 2015 to meet growing demand from new residents before stabilizing at 1,900 units in 2016 and 1,875 units in 2017 as mortgage interest rates edge higher.
  • „„MLS® sales are expected to maintain a level of activity above the 10-year average in 2016 and 2017 as the economy and employment improve.
  • „„The rental vacancy rate is expected to fall from 1.4 per cent in 2015 to 1 per cent in 2016, as rental demand is forecast to exceed new additions to supply.As new apartments are completed in 2017, the vacancy rate is expected to rise slightly to 1.2 per cent.
  • „„ Economic fundamentals, including employment and population growth, will support a stable housing market through 2016 and 2017.

Blair Robertson – co-owner Totangi Properties and Realtor® Re/Max Camosun Westside www.VictoriaNewHomes.com

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Celebrating their 47th year in business, Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award-winning property development and land management company established in 1968. In 2014, Totangi was ranked #1 in Canada for Customer Satisfaction by Avid Ratings. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, in the creation of Woodland Creek and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties with lasting homeowner value.

2012 Gold CARE Award winner for Best New Subdivision, Woodland Creek is a residential neighbourhood of new homes in the heart of Sooke, British Columbia – a waterfront community near Victoria BC. A planned residential community, Woodland Creek was designed with the objective of providing a wide range of new housing opportunities for the community; close to schools, parks and the Sooke shopping and service core with the fundamental commitments of quality construction, lasting value and the long term commitment of an established local developer.

For more information, visit www.totangi.ca .

West Coast Living, Small Town Charm in Sooke’s Award Winning New Home Development – the New Renfrew Plan

The New Renfrew Plan

Gazing out the bedroom window of the new Renfrew plan you might see bald eagles perched high in the tall fir trees, view horses walking the trails, or children running in the playground of Woodland Creek park.  The Renfrew is a new 3 bedroom plus den 1,877 square foot plan located on upscale Callumwood Lane in Woodland Creek directly across from the the park and just steps to the local elementary and middle school in Sooke.  It is the latest new home plan from the award winning developer and builder team of Totangi Properties and SC Smith Building Co.

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The Renfrew Floor Plan

 

The Renfrew, is a spacious 1,877 square foot home offering quality craftsmanship and professionally designed interiors.  Walking in the front door and past the foyer and den,  you are greeted by a sizeable great room that features a large living and dining area, fireplace, and gourmet kitchen. Walk out to a sunny patio and fully fenced and landscaped yard. Upstairs you’ll find a cozy reading nook, a large private master bedroom with 5 piece ensuite bathroom with heated tile floor and walk in closet plus 2 more bedrooms and 4 piece bathroom and side by side laundry room.  A large powder room and mud room are accessed off the great room and garage.  This a great home for families with room to grow.

While this home has been sold, we will have another Renfrew plan built on Lot 25 3C for a August 2016 completion.

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Views from the new Renfrew Plan towards Woodland Creek park and new homes under construction.

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Celebrating their 45th year in business, Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. In 2014 Totangi was ranked #1 in Canada for Customer Satisfaction by Avid Ratings. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, in the creation of Woodland Creek and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties with lasting homeowner value.

2012 Gold CARE Award winner for Best New Subdivision, Woodland Creek is a residential neighbourhood of new homes in the heart of Sooke, British Columbia – a waterfront community near Victoria BC. A planned residential community, Woodland Creek was designed with the objective of providing a wide range of new housing opportunities for the community; close to schools, parks and the Sooke shopping and service core with the fundamental commitments of quality construction, lasting value and the long term commitment of an established local developer.

For more information, visit www.totangi.ca .