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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 25, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox:  Valley Self Storage is expanding.
  • Campbell River: Approvals are proceeding for a 50 Unit Condo building.
  • Powell River: BC Energy Step Code requirements expected by January.
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BC Real Estate Market Continues Record Pace In Around Town

Posted on November 19, 2020

BC Real Estate Market Continues Record Pace In Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Pent-up demand is fueling the housing market across B.C. A report released last week from the BC Real Estate Association shows that sales jumped nearly 44 percent last month compared to October 2019. 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 18, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: $15 million building permit issued for 118-unit apartment building. 
  • Campbell River: Council adopts zoning bylay amendment for 79-unit apartment building. 
  • qathet Regional District: Accepting proposals for processing of organics within qRD.
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Madison’s Lumber Report in Around Town

Posted on November 12, 2020

Madison’s Lumber Report in Around Town

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The price of the benchmark construction framing dimension Western Spruce-Pine-Fir 2×4 #2&Btr fell from US$960 mfbm (end of September) to US$580 mfbm (November 6). In September 2015 the low was US$249 mfbm. The last high was in June 2018, when the price was US$622 mfbm.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 11, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Cortes Island: Approvals proceeding for 22 units of non-profit rental housing.
  • Cumberland: Public hearing scheduled for three-storey affordable housing project.
  • Remembrance Day: Small acts of kindness can mark the day with gratitude and honour its enduring meaning.
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Low Inventory, Upward Pressure on Price in Around Town

Posted on November 5, 2020

Low Inventory, Upward Pressure on Price in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The changes to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Blard (VIREB) statistics/Matrix system for the Single Family Detached market now captures additional property types such as ‘Detached Waterfront’ houses. While this means that some of the past market indicators have been skewed, the numbers continue to provide some insight into the market trends.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on November 4, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: Several tenders released for four apartment/condo buildings.
  • Campbell River: Two 6-storey multi-family buildings proposed for Dogwood Street.
  • Ucluelet: Thirty-three residential lots in Phase 5 of OceanWest in Ucluelet. 
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Year to date building statistics in Around Town

Posted on October 29, 2020

Year to date building statistics in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Comparing the year to date building permit values for the Comox Valley and Campbell River, 2020 now boasts an increase of 23.21% over 2019. The total permit values so far this year are $272.1 million.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on October 28, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: Approvals are moving forward for 38 strata units.
  • Campbell River: Preliminary approval in place for 32 residential lots.
  • Building Statistics: Year to Date – increased by 23% from 2019.
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New Home Registry Report In Around Town

Posted on October 22, 2020

New Home Registry Report In Around Town

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According to the BC Housing New Home Registry statistics for Alberni-Clayoquot to North Island and Powell River, the number of newly registered homes and multi-units from January to August 2020 vs 2019 has decreased by 14% (836 vs 875 units).

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