Ownership of Canadian Real Estate by U.S. Citizens

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Ownership of Canadian Real Estate by U.S. Citizens Canada has ranked as one of the most desirable countries to live in overall for decades.  In a recent OECD rankings, Canada ranked third, just behind Australia and Sweden.  With more Americans unhappy about the politics, economy and crime rates in their country than ever before, thoughts […]

Landscaping around the pool

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The landscaping crew have been busy for the past few days preparing the pool area for hydro seeding after the weekend.  In the meantime, they’ve added plants, rocks and mulch according to plan and things are truly shaping up. Although some guests were disappointed that the pool was closed on October 1, there were many […]

Fall at Sunrise Ridge

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For many islanders, Fall is their favourite time of year.  The vacationing families have all returned home and the roads, restaurants and attractions are less crowded, while the weather remains spectacular. Some of our owners may have initially thought their Fall ownership would be something they would rent or exchange, but many of them have […]

Pool and Fitness Centre Completed End of July

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Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is very happy to announce the new addition to the resort!  The pool, hot tub and fitness centre have been completed and Owners and Guests have been enjoying the facilities for over a month now. Here’s what you will see the next time you visit the resort.

Oh Canada!!

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Although excessive pride can be a negative attribute, a little bit can make us feel better about ourselves, or in this case, about our country, as compared to what is touted to be the greatest, most powerful country on earth, our neighbour to the south. Maclean’s magazine recently published an article comparing Canada to the […]

The True Cost of Ownership

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Financial planners around the world can still make numbers dance and sing that would show us that renting a house and investing the difference with them would be smarter than buying a home.  This approach needs to be tempered with the assumption that we would faithfully invest with the same regularity that we make our […]

Snowbirds in the Canadian Mediterranean

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Our Snowbird owners left last week migrating back home after spending the first quarter of the year in the relative tropics of Vancouver Island.  These are generally people who love the idea of living here, but have roots at home that cannot be severed… their homes, family and friends are what they return to every […]

New Pool View Fractions Available Soon!!

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By July 1, 2013 we will have a limited selection of new pool view fractions available.  OK, right now it’s a hole in the ground/pile of dirt view, but use your imagination.  Below is a view from the balcony of one of them.  This is a the only summer Quarter Share in a one bedroom […]

April 5, 2013 Amenities Update

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The footings for the new Fitness Centre are being prepared today and should be poured early next week.  After curing the existing Admin Building (below) on the waterfront will be moved onto the foundation.  This building was designed to become the Fitness Centre with the large windows on the front overlooking the pool.  There will […]

Let the excavating begin!!

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  Tom Brooks and his crew are ready to begin site preparation for the pool, hot tub and fitness centre here at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort.  It’s a beautiful, sunny day (11 degrees) and work is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning.  Completion of the project is dependent on a number of factors, but it’s possible […]

Maybe next year…..

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“Never put off until tomorrow what you can do the day after tomorrow.” ― Mark Twain “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone” ― Pablo Picasso “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people […]

Not tropical, but Temperate

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I know that many Canadians are sick of hearing people from B.C. extolling it’s awesomeness, and this is particularly true of Islanders.  Personally, I wouldn’t live anywhere else but I understand that it’s not for everyone.  If too many people decided to move here, the island would lose some of it’s charm.  I would like […]

Over 80% Sold!

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Over 80% of the existing fractions at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville, B.C. have been sold and interest in the remaining inventory is growing. “The word is out that our next phase includes a pool, hot tub and fitness centre”, says John Seeland, Sales Manager at Sunrise Ridge.  “We’ve been selling our existing inventory […]

The B.C. Gold Rush

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The Haida first discovered gold in the Queen Charlotte Islands in 1851.  That led to prospecting on other coastal islands in the lower mainland of New Caledonia (present day British Columbia).  The Hudson’s Bay Company supplied the aboriginals with equipment to keep htem digging and panning, and indeed, the First Nations found more gold along […]

Real Estate Trends

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Although the concept of Fractional Real Estate has been around for a couple of decades, over the past few years it has seen huge increases as an alternative way to own a vacation home.  More and more people are realizing that it’s not just a new term for timeshare and the negative connotations it holds […]

Rewarding Things to do with Your Fractional Ownership

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Even owners of Eighth Shares (6 weeks) can find themselves with more usage than they need personally.  Most put it into the professionally managed rental program or deposit it for points in the Club Interval Gold Points program.  But there are some interesting, and personally rewarding alternatives.  Here are a few of them.  While you’re […]

5 Reasons People Come to Parksville, B.C.

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Sometimes, people from Vancouver Island go a little overboard about what it’s like living here.  It is awesome, but it is not tropical, the winters can be wet and Parksville isn’t exactly Excitement Central.  However, there are some attractions that are undeniable.  Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is located just outside Parksville on Resort Drive, providing […]

Things to do on Vancouver Island

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Here’s a link to the Hello BC site that lists dozens of things to do on this beautiful island…. Things to do With the most temperate climate in Canada, outdoor activities can be enjoyed all year around.  Yes, you might need some rain gear during the winter months, but here in Parksville we’re in the […]

Searching with Interval International

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The owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort tend to use much of their ownership here in Parksville and don’t exchange as much as owners at other resorts.  They may not know what they’re missing!  Taking a couple of minutes to do a quick search of what’s available around the world is entertaining and may open […]

How important are Traditions?

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Here’s a little piece about family traditions.  If you have trouble reading it, you can use the magnifier or click the title and download or print it.   SRR Traditions

Club Interval Gold Points!!

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Owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort will soon have the opportunity to convert their Interval International membership to the new points program, while maintaining their access to the week at a time trading system.  There are several benefits to the CIG (Club Interval Gold) Points program including short stays, cruises, rental cars, etc. But the […]

Thanksgiving 2012

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It’s October 7, 2012 and the temperature peaked just over 20 degrees today.  I took these pictures to remind myself to be thankful for the many blessings in my life including being associated with Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort and living on this beautiful island.  The tomatoes were picked from our garden yesterday and they’re still […]

Why Fractional Real Estate makes sense

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We have a diversity of owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort here in beautiful Parksville, B.C.  and their reasons for becoming owners with us vary.  But there are some common threads between them.  Here are a couple of the more common reasons…. 1.  This is shared Ownership, not shared time.  There’s a conveyance of title […]

Some of the best things in life are free

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2012 has brought a bumper crop of blackberries to the Island.  They are everywhere and they are prolific!!  If you’ve never put a ripe blackberry, still warm from the sun, in your mouth, you’re missing one of the most exotic taste experiences available.  While there are wild blackberries on the island, the Himalayan blackberry, an […]

Let’s go see Grandma and Grandpa!!

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This is a photo that could be used to portray joy and love.  Just seconds later their precious grandchildren would be wrapped in their arms.  But there’s no indication how often this happens.  There have been so many changes that have happened over the past couple of decades.  Changes that have affected how families relate […]

Golfing in Oceanside

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Guests and owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort love coming to the quiet luxury of Parksville’s newest resort, but also love the variety of activities they can enjoy while they’re here.  Golf is certainly one of them, particularly with our “snowbird” owners who take great pleasure in sending pictures of themselves golfing in January back […]

No. 7 Steam Train & McLean Mill

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Although there’s nothing wrong with leaving your watch and cell phone in your room and letting time drift by, most of our guests are looking for something to do while they’re here.  In fact, one of the reasons our owners chose Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville is the incredible variety of things to do […]

Timeshare vs Fractional Comparison

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Timeshare:Frac Comp 128   Click above to view a one page (pdf) comparison of fractional ownership at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort and the RCI points system for something comparable. Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is located on the famous Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville, British Columbia, Canada.  Sunrise Ridge is Parksville’s newest and most luxurious fractional development […]

What is Fractional Real Estate?

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What is Fractional Real Estate? Above is a link to a simple, one page description of Fractional Real Estate at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort in Parksville, B.C. Just click it to open the pdf file.

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Three Bedroom Fractional Residence now available

Three Bedroom Fractional Residence now available

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Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is located just outside the town of Parksville, B.C. on the southern end of Vancouver Island.  There are currently four of nine building completed with amenities like a pool and hot tub scheduled for construction over the next year.  This spectacular property is perched on a ridge overlooking the Strait of […]

Morningstar Farm/Little Qualicum Cheeseworks

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Owners at Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort chose us for a number of reasons.  It may be that they were able to find something to match their lifestyle and plans for future vacations, choosing from 1, 2 and 3 bedroom resort residences.  It may have been the affordable luxury that Fractional Real Estate provides, or the […]

Home Sweet Home

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Many Canadians are taking their vacations inside the country for any number of reasons.  Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is located in the town of Parksville, B.C.  Sunrise Ridge is a Fractional Residence development overlooking the Strait of Georgia and Rathtrevor Beach,  We are in the process of selling the remainder of our current inventory of […]

Walk on the Bottom of the Ocean

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People love coming to Parksville, B.C. for many reasons, but the spectacular beach is certainly one of them. Majestic old growth trees, beautiful ocean sunsets and an inviting, wide sandy beach with campsites nestled amongst mature Douglas fir trees makes Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville one of the premier vacation destinations on Vancouver Island. […]

New Residence Available – #421

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Sunrise Ridge Waterfront Resort is located just outside of Parksville, B.C., one of Canada’s most popular vacation destinations.  Sunrise Ridge is a fractional real estate development offering the opportunity to vacation while enjoying the prospect of property appreciation in Parksville’s thriving real estate market.  Perfect for retirees who do not want to move to Vancouver […]

Central Vancouver Island from the air

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Dave and Beryl Musser were treated to an air tour courtesy of our developer to welcome them as new owners.  We flew out of the Qualicum air port with Ray from KD Air at the controls.  Here are a couple of photos from the trip that illustrate why so many people love to spend time […]

Why is it called “Real” Estate?

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It seems like time is moving faster than ever.  Maybe it’s just part of the aging process, but the changes seem to be happening faster and faster and the “good old days” now seem not that long ago. It must be difficult for the young to make decisions about a secure future today.  Government jobs […]

Life in the Slow Lane

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The beaches and mild climate in Parksville continue to attract both vacationers and retirees year after year.  Qualicum Beach reportedly has the oldest per capita population in all of Canada, and it’s evident on our roads. Jean and Peggy were both well into their eighties and still going strong.  One of their greatest pleasures in […]

Brother 12 and the Aquarian Foundation

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The story of Brother Twelve (it is superstition to use the roman numbers) starts on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in the late 1920′s. Edward Arthur Wilson, as he was known then (born J. C. Skottowe) is proported to have had a number of visions telling him to found a new foundation and to seek out […]

But it rains so much!!

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Most Canadians envy Vancouver Island’s climate as it is the country’s mildest. Temperatures on the coast, even in January, are usually above 0 °C (32 °F). During the summer season, maximum temperatures average 21-24 °C (70-75 °F). The rain shadow effect of Vancouver Island’s mountains (including Mount Arrowsmith, southwest of Parksville and Qualicum Beach), as […]