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Parkside and Mountain View Lots available now in New 26 Lot Phase at Woodland Creek, Sooke BC.

Well its been an exciting summer for us as hot on the heels of taking the top prize for new home customer service in Canada, and a buoyant real estate market, we are launching our offering of new homes and schemes in our latest phase of 26 homes in Woodland Creek. With a full offering of new lots, early buyers will be able to choose home locations with sunny south facing parkside lots or take advantage of upper road elevation with views of the mountains and valleys.  New homes start at $359,900 net GST included.

We are excited to launch this next phase homes with the completion of our popular Arbutus floor plan complete with new exterior and interior finishing schemes.    As a multiple award wining plan, the Arbutus continues to wow home buyers with its spacious master bedroom suite and den on the main floor plus an additional 3 good size rooms upstairs.

Video Tour of an earlier completed Arbutus Plan

A bright modern kitchen complete with stainless steel appliance package and upgraded quartz counter tops complements the living and dining area with a vaulted ceiling and sliding doors off to the patio and landscaped backyard.  The new Driftwood scheme from Nygaard Design  introduces classic white shaker cabinets to modern tile and quartz combinations. This home has achieved Built Green Gold and a Energuide Rating of 83 with a new mini split ductless heat pump system that quietly delivers heating and air conditioning and while saving homeowners hundred of dollars a year in energy costs. Frankly, it must be heard and seen to be believed.

Join us during our open house times to view our homes and explore the Woodland Creek neighbourhood.  Like many other satisfied buyers you might choose to make the exciting leap to work with our design team in creating your new home. Start now and you could be moving into your new home in only 6 months. Read about how Kyla and Derek’s  removed the mystery and uncertainty of house hunting  by ordering a new home in Woodland Creek.

 

Fall 2014 Open House Launch

The Driftwood Interior Scheme used in the new Arbutus Plan

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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 .

The Juniper – simply a great family home – stylish, affordable, & energy efficient.

The Juniper might just be the best NEW home value for you on the market today – this completed home is offered for immediate occupancy at $359,900 net GST included.  Awarded the Built Green Gold label and achieving an Energuide rating of 83, it provides heating and air conditioning through a state of the art geo-exchange heat pump & forced air system (valued at $20,000).  This home is green, healthy, and easy on the pocket book with annual energy savings over a $1,000.  Three good sized bedrooms and  3 baths on 2 well thought out levels in 1,600 square feet.

Here’s one home you’ll find that really does have it all – A main level that gives you a great room with gleaming floors & featuring Breakfast bar in a modern kitchen, complete appliance package, adjacent dining & spacious living room with gas fireplace & slider to rear patio & private fenced and landscaped yard. It even has a natural gas BBQ box so you never run out.

A fabulous upstairs -3 bedrooms include a roomy master retreat with large walk-in closet and attractive 4 piece ensuite.  Good size 2nd & 3rd bedrooms with separate main 4 piece bathroom.  Step on up to Callumwood Lane in desireable Woodland Creek – 2012 Gold CARE Award Winner for Best New Subdivision and Built Green Builder of the Year.

View Floor Plan Here:  http://www.woodlandcreek.ca/pdf/floorplans/plan_Juniper.pdf

Contact: Blair Robertson at Sooke’s Home Team for more information: http://www.woodlandcreek.ca/contact

We look forward to seeing your during our Open House times  or by appointment with our sales team.

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Open House Times:   Friday — Sunday Noon – 4pm.

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. 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 .

$10,000 New Home Buyer Incentive until June 30th, 2014.

It’s our 10th Anniversary at Woodland Creek, and we are celebrating the launch of our 6th  phase of homes with a special new buyer incentive on pre construction sales.  Enter into a new build contract for one of our many plans prior to June 30th and we will include an upgrade package worth $10,000.  With new 3 bedroom family homes starting at $359,900, this is a deal you won’t want to miss.

Buyers taking advantage of this opportunity will benefit from a package that will increase the wow factor of your home’s kitchen and also add technology to reduce your energy bill.  The two part bonus package includes:

1. A  kitchen upgrade to solid surface Quartz countertop and;

2. An Energy Efficient Ductless Heat Pump that will increase your new homes Energuide rating and save you about $300 per year on your energy bill and provide comfortable heating and air conditioning year round to your home.

These upgrades are in addition to the many standard features of our Award Winning homes and community.  If you are on the hunt for a new home, we encourage to you make the trip to Woodland Creek and compare what we offer to the rest.  The difference is in the details.

Come to our Open House Friday – Sunday Noon – 4.  Or call our sales team for more information.

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Woodland Creek Walk – bringing local shopping and services to one of Sooke’s favourite neighbourhoods.

Some say to build a great neighbourhood you need a good coffee shop. We agree. Over 10 years ago when we started planning Woodland Creek we envisioned a commercial hub to the project that would benefit the entire neighbourhood.  The neighbourhood commercial development of Woodland Creek Walk will host a mix of local businesses and services to enhance the neighbourhood and provide a meeting place for nearby residents to socialize.

Why neighbourhood commercial? We think neighbourhood scale commercial creates a beneficial amenity for the neighbourhood.  A place parents can visit on the way to or from school, a convenient stop on the way to or from work, and a focal point for the neighbourhood.

The District of Sooke supports neighbourhood commercial nodes: “Neighbourhood scale commercial development serves travellers and nearby residents so to limit the need to travel long distances for convenience items and dining. It allows for convenience items and services to be purchased by nearby residents who cannot easily access the commercial services offered in the Town Centre; and create a neighbourhood commercial focal point which nearby residents can walk to from home, a place where they can socialize and dine with neighbours, and where they can obtain their necessary daily needs.”
(Source: District of Sooke Official Community Plan)

Thank you for your Input – Neighbourhood Survey:  In November 2013 we invited Sooke residents to participate in a Woodland Creek Neighbourhood Commercial Survey. We’d like to express our thanks to all participants.   Your answers and comments will help guide us in this exciting project.

You can view the results of the survey at this link. SURVEY RESULTS

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties and developments with lasting homeowner value.

2012 Gold CARE Award winner for Best New SubdivisionWoodland 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 .

 

The Cedar – custom design and energy efficiency in an affordable new home – winner 2013 Gold CARE Award for Best Single Family Detached Spec Home under 2,000 sq.ft.

Looking for a custom home feel with the latest in energy efficient heating and cooling system at an affordable price?  Visit the Cedar showhome at Woodland Creek —  winner of the 2013 Gold CARE Award for Best Single Family Detached Spec Home under 2,000 sq.ft and one of the featured Times Colonist’s Hot Properties.

The convenience of Woodland Creek’s central location in the beautiful west coast town of Sooke near Victoria and the elevated level of finishing in the homes on Callumwood Lane are showcased perfectly in The ‘Cedar’ where 1858 square feet of comfort & style combine in this ‘Built Green’ 3 bedroom 3 bathroom + den Craftsmen style home built by Built Green Builder of the Year SC Smith Building Co.

Abundant windows and vaulted ceilings create a bright and spacious floor plan enhanced by a professionally designed West Coast themed interior by Nygaard Design throughout this 2 level home.  Hardwood floors are on the main floor and featured in the stepped up gourmet kitchen with energy star stainless appliances and through the living, dining areas, and den. Access through french doors off the living room to a fenced  and landscaped back yard with a concrete patio. Three well proportioned bedrooms upstairs include a beautiful separate master bedroom area with a spacious walk in closet and a deluxe 5 piece ensuite with a double vanity and separate tub and shower.

Geothermal forced air heating and air conditioning provide comfort, better air quality and energy efficiency saving you over a $1,000 a year in hydro costs. The home boasts Built Green Gold certification and an Energuide rating of 84 plus many other leading edge features.

Wired for today & tomorrow with central media box and Telus Fibre Optik.  The home is pre wired for a security system and central vacuum is roughed in.  New home warranty included.

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties and developments 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 .

The Elm – a classic rancher offering style and comfort

The ‘Elm’ offers an ideal 1380 square foot one level living environment in this spacious well crafted  2 bedroom  plus + Den/Office,  2 bathroom rancher plan. With an individual geothermal heating and air conditioning heat pump system and many other ‘green’ features it earns a Built Green Gold accreditation and an Energuide 80+ rating resulting from it’s high energy efficient.

An open concept great room features a well designed gourmet kitchen and island adjacent to dining & living with a coffered ceiling and gas fireplace with wood mantle. Access is off the living room to a fenced back yard with a concrete patio.

The master bedroom features a vaulted ceiling with an elegant 5 piece ensuite bathroom & walk-in closet.  A nice sized 2nd bedroom & den offer additional space and the crawl space offers storage room.

The Elm featured in the picture gallery below is a corner lot plan that was finished in a Premium Woodland Scheme.

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties and developments 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 .

Totangi Properties earns Development Excellence Award for Woodland Creek

If you read our blog on our Totangi Properties blog site we mused about ‘Doing the Right Thing‘, the thinking behind how our long term business focus translates in to customer value.  As a local company, we measure success by the smiles on our customers’ faces and we work hard to achieve this.

We are very pleased to announce that we have been acknowledged by the Sooke community with the Development  Excellence Award from the Sooke Chamber of Commerce for our Woodland Creek development.  It is a recognition that we are very grateful for and one that expresses not only to us, but all the Totangi team including our staff, trades, designers, engineers, and partners like the District of Sooke, that Woodland Creek is a very special project.

Woodland Creek started in its concept stage back in 2001, and now over 10 years later is a vibrant neigbourhood in the centre of the Westcoast town of Sooke with trails, parks, and over 90 homes and townhomes occupied.  It is the first development in the area to utilize independent geo-exchange technology to heat and cool the homes. New homes are Power Smart and Built Green Gold certified, and with Energuide ratings over 80, they are very energy efficient.

We have received a number of other awards for this project from peers within the development and building industry, but this is very special because it comes from our Sooke community friends and neighbours.

We are excited about continuing to work with and support the community of Sooke as the next several years will see the creation of more homes, townhomes, trails, and a neighbourhood commercial area to service the local community.

Development Excellence Award for Woodland Creek

Development Excellence Award for Woodland Creek

 

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. Brothers Warren and Blair Robertson and their team work closely with the 2012 Built Green Builder of the Year, SC Smith Building Company, and are committed to creating affordable, high-quality residential properties and developments 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 .

 

We’re making more room for you with “Bedroom Plus” – New 4 bedroom plans at Woodland Creek

For some families, 3 bedrooms are not enough.  We’ve heard this a few times and as a result we’ve added a 4th bedroom upstairs to a couple of our popular plans – the Birch and the Fir plan.  Coincidently both of these home plans received Silver CARE Awards last year for Best Spec Home under 2,000 square feet.

In staying true to our goal of ‘keeping things simple but flexible’ we want to make the decision to add a 4th bedroom to your home easy for home buyers, so for each plan we will add a basic additional charge to the house price to add the extra room upstairs. We’re calling this “Bedroom Plus”.  We’ve also made the 4th bedroom option available in the Ironwood and Larch plans too.

Here’s a peak at what we’ve done to each of the floor plans to accommodate the 4th bedroom.  The cost to add the 4th bedroom starts at $3,900 for the Fir plan and is $9,900 for each of the other plans. This means you can have a 2,028 sq. ft. 4 bedroom Fir plan for as little as $408,800 net taxes included.

For information on new home sales contact our sales team.

 

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. 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 .

Woodland Creek – New Parade of Homes for Victoria

 Parade of Homes

It’s a new year and to start it off with a splash and whet your Open House appetite we have 4 new homes to view with prices starting at $369,900 net taxes included. Swing by to see them and enter the draw to win a new iPad.
Woodland Creek, the 2012 Gold Care Award winner of Best New Subdivision and Built Green Builder of the Year, is proud to present a selection of homes that are finished in both the more affordable Classic Scheme and our upscale Premium Schemes both loaded with features.
The first two homes, the Arbutus and the Hemlock, offer accessible living with the master bedroom and ensuite on the main floor and extra rooms upstairs. The other two homes, the Cedar and the Juniper, offer the more conventional 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom plans with the bedrooms upstairs and a great room and kitchen on the main.
All homes are full of features including:
  • Energy saving geothermal heating and air conditioning valued at $20,000 that will save over $1,100 per year in energy costs;
  • Built Green Certified Gold and Energuide rated +80
  • Energy Star appliance package for the kitchen and energy star washer and dryer;
  • Natural gas fireplace with wood mantle and tile or rock surround plus gas BBQ service on the patio;
  • 9 foot ceiling on main floor with coffered or vaulted ceilings and crown molding;
  • Spacious master suite with walk-in closet and generous ensuite – premium scheme with heated tile floors and floor to ceiling tile;
  • Custom designed kitchens with open island for exceptional function and ease of entertaining;
  • Feature fir panel entrance door with glass windows;
  • Fully landscaped and fenced yards.

Prices for the 3 bedroom homes start at $379,900 net taxes included. And we have our very popular 2 bedroom + den, 2 bathroom rancher plan, the Elm, under construction and available from $369,900 net taxes included.

We look forward to seeing your during our Open House times  or by appointment with our sales team.

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Open House Times:   Every Friday through Sunday 12pm – 4pm.

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland CreekTotangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. 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 .

It’s a Buyers’ market – but how long will it last?

Affordable New Homes in Sooke

Victoria Area Housing Market Update Fall 2012

November 28, 2012

Home buyers that stayed on the sidelines this past year will find themselves in an excellent position today to take advantage of opportunities in the local real estate market.  A buyers’ market currently exists with the sales to new listings ratio favouring buyers, but with interest rates at lower than normal levels, employment and migration levels in Victoria on the upswing, and time limited government cash incentives soon to expire, the question on many peoples’ mind is how much longer will these opportunities last?

Today at the Victoria Housing Market Outlook conference,  Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) analysts said that continued low mortgage rates, an improving employment situation, and positive migration to Victoria will support a stable and improving housing market for the Victoria area including Sooke and the Westshore into 2013. The Westshore and Sooke communities will continue to see the lions share of growth as new developments offer new home benefits at an affordable price compared to more expensive properties closer to Victoria. Sooke in particular is attracting home buyers that are looking for a more small town neighbourly feel with it’s local stores and ocean proximity over the busier bustling Langford only 20 minutes away.

At Woodland Creek in Sooke, winner of the 2012 Gold Care Award winner for Best New Subdivision and Built Green Builder of the Year, we believe the value proposition for homebuyers is particularly strong.  Last year’s release of new homes on Callumwood Lane combining energy efficiency with Built Green certification in a neighbourhood adjacent to schools, parks, and trails within walking distance of the town centre has received praise from buyers and industry peers alike.

Buyers can get into a new home today loaded with premium features starting a $369,900 net taxes included.  All homes include an individual geothermal heating and air conditioning system valued at $20,000 that will save the homeowner over $1,000 per year in energy costs. Buyers that qualify for the BC First Time New Home Buyer Bonus will receive a $10,000 tax credit until the incentive expires on March 31st, 2013 and there is a further energy efficient rebate from CMHC for qualifying buyers. We think this offers buyers great value with a good selection of home styles and finishes currently available.

Some other interesting observations in the CMHC report that support an optimistic view of the market include:

Average Home Prices – While home prices have gone up and down since 2008, the average price for a single detached home in Victoria today has not changed significantly from 2008. Both average town home and apartment prices have seen recent decreases and larger fluctuations during the same period. Vancouver average single detached home prices increased almost 25% since 2008, primarily driven by international migration demand, and are now seeing more of a downward correction (the media has called this the Vancouver real estate bubble).

Purchase Power – Moderating home prices in 2012 combined with favourable mortgage interest rates has reduced average mortgage payment that is required to purchase the average priced home in Greater Victoria.  In inflation- adjusted terms, the monthly payment associated with purchasing an average single-detached home in Victoria declined 11 per cent between the peak price in April 2008 and the September 2012 price.

Employment – In 2013, the gradual improvement of economic conditions, both locally and provincially will stimulate housing demand through job creation, income and population growth. Employment in Victoria is forecast to expand this year and next, returning to the previous peak level by the end of 2013.

Migration – People coming from other provinces and within British Columbia were key sources of population growth and housing demand.  Net migration to Victoria between 4,500 and 5,300 is projected for 2012 and 2013.

Mortgage Rates – Although there is significant uncertainty, mortgage rates are not expected to change in 2012. Rates are expected to increase in later 2013, but rates will remain low by historical standards. Average 1 year posted rates in the 3-4% range and 5 year posted rates in the 5-5.75% range.

The Answer – So given this information, the question remains – how long will the current buyers’ market last?  CMHC analysts believe that average housing prices in Victoria have now bottomed out and are expected to increase moderately through 2013 driven by positive employment and migration.  Moderate growth in homes sales and housing starts is expected through 2013 so we think there will be a movement from a buyers’ market to a balanced market.

In the shorter term, over the next few months, past experience tends to lead us to the opinion that when we have periods of lower than normal activity such as has occurred this fall, we can expect a stronger rebound in activity in early 2013 to deal with pent up demand.  This occurred both in the spring of 2009 and 2012 with an increase in spring sales and a corresponding reduction in new home inventory.

So in conclusion, we think that if you plan to enter the real estate market soon or are looking at trading up, and you have the financial ability to do so, now is the time to take advantage of a good selection of new homes at very attractive pricing and rebates that will put you in the position to benefit from the market recovery.

The entire CMHC Report can be found at this link.

 

About Totangi Properties Ltd. and Woodland Creek

Totangi Properties is a locally-owned and operated award winning property development and land management company established in 1968. 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.