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The Grove at Victoria Hill
An Onni real estate development, the presales Grove at Victoria Hill is a New Westminster hillside nieghborhood that is set amongst exotic mature trees and gentle slopes.

The Grove at Victoria Hill - Own A New Home in New West Real Estate Market This Saturday
PRICED FROM THE MID $200'000'S - PHASE 2 OF THE GROVE AT VICTORIA HILL NEW WESTMINSTER OPENING THIS SATURDAY! We are pleased to announce the second phase of The Grove New Westminster condo homes will be released for sale this Saturday, February 6th at The Victoria Hill Presentation Centre. The Grove at Victoria Hill New West is a series of nine impressive low-rise buildings centered around a lush landscaped courtyard. With Phase One of The Grove New Westminster condos for sale already sold out, this highly anticipated next phase will offer homeowners all of the luxuries they have come to expect from New Westminster real estate’s most renowned master-planned community. THE GROVE AT VICTORIA HILL IS TIMELESS PERFECTION. The Grove Condos at Victoria Hill offers one to three bedroom New Westminster homes for sale from 650 sqft to 1,180 sqft, featuring over height ceilings, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. With panoramic views of the Fraser River and situated across from Queen’s Park, The Grove condominium residences is truly park-side living. WANT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GROVE NEW WESTMINSTER CONDOS? Come visit us at our Victoria Hill New West presentation centre, located off McBride Boulevard north of Columbia Street, this Saturday to find out more about life at The Grove. If you can't vist us this weekend, please call 604.523.0733 today. Warm Regards, Krista and Sheela at The Grove Sales Team - Presentation Centre is located off McBride Boulevard and Royal Avenue, New Westminster and is Open Daily Noon-6pm (except Fridays).

Update from January 2009 regarding the New Westminster Victoria Hill real estate development. Onni Developers as published in the Finanial Post, and CTV News has decided to sell its unsold inventory of Victoria Hill condominiums to prospective buyers in a one-time, first-come, first-serve basis at a Onni liquidation sale coming March 7th. With prices for these new, recently completed New West Victoria Hill condos for sale at basement bargain prices, some between 25 to 40% off the original pre-sale pricing, there is much interest from first time home buyers, investors and downsizers to get into the New Westminster real estate market at this time. Both The Point by Onni and the Victoria Hill Onni condominiums will be on sale during this real estate auction, something that the Vancouver marketplace has not witnessed in recent time. Best of luck to those home purchasers looking for a great deal on never-lived-in, completely new luxury Victoria Hill Grove New Westminster condos for sale.

Victoria Hill New Westminster Real Estate Development September Update
We have sold 35 Victoria Hill New Westminster homes for sale in the last 25 days! There are still a variety of spacious presale New Westminster homes for sale available at both projects: The Carlyle and Whittaker. Take advantage of Victoria Hill Whittaker New Westminster homes ranging from 630 sq ft to 1,292 sq ft and Carlyle Victoria Hill homes ranging from 620 sq ft to 1,200 sq ft. Visit our new Presentation Centre today to speak to one of our of sales associates about these great presale homes starting from just $231,900*! Victoria Hill New West September Events: On Thursday, September 10th, we hosted our Victoria Hill Realtor Open House. We'd like to thank Jennifer, Managing Partner at MPC Intelligence who spoke to us about the latest trends in the New Westminster real estate and Downtown Vancouver property markets and gave our realtors valuable information of what's to come in 2010. Thank you to everyone who attended our Victoria Hill Block Party on Saturday, September 19th. It was great to see the entire community out on a beautiful day enjoying good food and music. The Victoria Hill New Westminster real estate Construction Update: There's lots of activity happening at The Carlyle New Westminster Condos and Whittaker at Victoria Hill homes for sale. Here's a quick summary of the work that's been completed, or scheduled to be completed in the coming weeks. THE CARLYLE AT VICTORIA HILL - Construction on these New Westminster condos for sale has reached the 18th Floor; Construction will reach the 21st Floor by October 2nd and the Windows currently installed up to the 11th Floor. WHITTAKER AT VICTORIA HILL - Framing on the south side of the New Westminster real estate condo building almost complete and the roof scheduled to complete by the end of the month. Our Victoria Hill New West Condo Presentation Centre is located off McBride Boulevard and Royal Avenue in New Westminster and is open from 12-6pm daily, except Fridays. Best regards, THE VICTORIA HILL SALES TEAM (Located off McBride Boulevard and Royal Avenue, New Westminster) and is open 12pm - 6pm Everyday (except Fridays) - Phone - (604) 523-0733.

New Westminster Real Estate
With mountain views and a tranquil river just next door, the Grove at Victoria Hill condominium homes are now selling. Located in the former capital city of the province, the New Westminster presales condominiums at the Grove at Victoria Hill is a unique development property that will give rise to many luxuriously finished condo residences as part of a large masterplanned community by the Onni Group. Right now, the Grove condos at Victoria Hill in New West are selling, so please contact a sales staff with your questions or you can also visit the presentation pavilion for the Grove Condominiums at Victoria Hill properties that is open every day except Fridays between the hours of 12 noon and 5 p.m. You can book an appointment with the sales staff by contacting them by phone at 604.523.0733 anytime and the presentation office for the presales Grove at Victoria Hill condominiums in New West are located off McBride Boulevard and Royal Avenue in New Westminster BC. You can register online through the Onni Group web site at and by clicking on the web page for the presales Grove Condos at Victoria Hill page where you can fill out the Intrasoft online form or you can also register via phone call too. There is also a community plan (Flash based) online that you can check out that outlines where the Grove presales condos and residences are in relation to the entire Victoria Hill master planned community.

Where is Victoria Hill?
Direct from the Grove condominiums New Westminster presales real estate properties web site, Victoria Hill is centered in urban convenience on the north side of the Fraser River in New Westminster. Located adjacent to Queen’s Park and Glenbrook Ravine, the Victoria Hill neighbourhood boasts over sixty acres of stately grounds including century old forest growth, rolling landscapes and sweeping views of the Fraser River. The Grove condominium residence at Victoria Hill is the latest neighbourhood property development within this community in New Westminster and is now available for sale and purchase. The Grove Condos and homes are low rise buildings named after Victoria Hill’s abundant trees. The Grove presales condominiums in New Westminster’s Victoria Hill community will feature an exciting opportunity to purchase or invest in a real estate property here.

The Features of The Grove
The condominium homes here at Victoria Hill’s New Westminster Grove residences will feature hardwood flooring, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances to name a few finishes. In addition, the exterior architecture and construction fo the New Westminster Grove at Victoria Hill condominiums will have a unique collection of traditional craftsman and West Coast design that are innovate and durable in terms of materials used and have protective Rainscreen technology oversized windows and oversized balconies or patios with river and park views. In addition, the presales Grove condominiums in New Westminster will provide two colour schemes (Dark Walnut and Light Cherry), over height nine foot ceilings, vaulted ceilings on top level homes, tiled entry flooring, bevel-edge single plank laminate flooring in Wenge or Brazilian Teak in living and dining area as well as berber style carpeting. In addition, the community amenities at the New Westminster Grove at Victoria Hill condo residences wil have secure wireless entry access, lobby and garage enterphone systems with security camera, underground guest parking, home pre-wiring for in-suite security system and the 2-5-10 National Home Warrnaty coverage.

Floorplans at The Grove New Westminster
The one bedroom unit floorplans at this Victoria Hill community condominium will include Plan A (Bay) that is six hundred and fifty five square feet or 650 sq ft and floorplan J which is approximately seven hundred and twenty square feet. The one bedroom plus den condominium units at The Grove at Victoria Hill will include Plan B which has 915 square footage, Plan D at 765 sqft, Plan H (Bay) which is approx eight hundred and ten sq ft and Plan H which is roughly eight hundred square footage of interior space. The two bedroom condominium residences at the New Westminster Grove at Victoria Hill presales real estate development will include eight different and unique layouts including: Floorplan Condo K (Bay) with 935 sq ft, Plan K (non-bay) at 930 approximately as well as floor plan F at eight hundred and eighty fives quare footage and Plan M at 830sqft. Lsatly, the presales New Westminster real etaet property at the Grove at Victoria Hill condominiums features two bedroom plus den residences that includes Floorplan E (Bay) at just over a thousand square feet, Plan G at 1,000 sq ft approx, and floorplan L at 1,050 sqft.

Update for The Grove at Victoria Hill Presales
The Grove Apartment Homes at Victoria Hill in New Westminster real estate market are now complete and ready to move into! Move in today! Why rent when you can own for just $968 per month OAC? Please contact a Victoria Hill Onni sales representative for details. This offer for the Grove at Victoria Hill condominium residences only applies to a select number of homes for sale. Onni reserves the right to make any modifications and/or substitutions to this offer, without notice, should it be necessary, or to cancel this offer in its discretion. New Westminster real estate’s best value is at Victoria Hill master planned community. Why rent when you can own? Buying your new home just got easier at the New Westminster Grove at Victoria Hill when you can own for just $968 per month OAC. Lock in the exclusive rate of 1.99 per cent for a full three years when you purchase a new home at Victoria Hill’s Grove apartment residences that are recently completed. Discover a collection of luxury low-rise Grove residences at Victoria Hill in New Westminster real estate market surrounded by century old trees, 40 acres of preserved green space and panoramic views of the mighty Fraser River. With a variety of pre-sales Grove at Victoria Hill New West homes ranging in size from 1 bedroom to 3 bedrooms, this New West condo property has something for everyone and is still within your reach – Don’t wait; take advantage of this limited time offer today! The presale Grove at Victoria Hill condo presentation centre is now located at 103-290 Francis Way in New Westminster real estate market and is open every day except Fridays from noon to 6pm. For more information about the final release of The Grove apartment residences at New Westminster’s master planned Victoria Hill community, please call 604.523.9393 and an Onni sales representative will be happy to answer your questions.

BREAKING NEWS: Work Put on Hold or Slowing Down at the Onni Grove at Victoria Hill New Westminster Real Estate Development Project according to Beau Jarvis, VP of Marketing
Jarvis said four of the nine buildings in The Grove New Westminster real estate development at Victoria Hill neighbourhood, a master planned community, have been completed and are occupied. Onni Group of Companies is the developer and has no plan to proceed on the remaining Victoria Hill condo buildings in The Grove in New Westminster at this time. "Certainly the [real estate] market has changed. I don't think it is a secret," Jarvis said. "Consumer confidence is low right now. Credit criteria has changed, lending criteria has changed." Beau Jarvis said those issues have created the "perfect storm" that has led to the decisions being made regarding Victoria Hill in the New Westminster real estate market. "We are waiting to see when they stabilize," he said. "We will move forward." Jarvis said Onni Developers would like to have been further along with the Victoria Hill Grove condominium development than it is but has been delayed in getting the project through city hall and getting the required approvals.

The B.C. Buildings Corporation, which previously owned the site, worked on a public process and development of a master plan for the site with the City of New Westminster. Onni Developers later bought the site from the province. Lisa Spitale, the city's director of development services, said staff had a lot of work to do on the development agreement to ensure it satisfied the principles that the community had supported during the public process. She isn't surprised that some components of the Grove at Victoria Hill New Westminster real estate development are being delayed because the New West condo project was always viewed as being real estate market-driven. "Not surprising when you look at what is going on," she said of the construction slowdown. "It's to be expected. The big question for everyone is how long will it take before it resumes."

Spitale said some property developers who were talking to city officials about potential New Westminster condo developments a few months ago have decided not to pursue projects at this time. "It is pretty consistent when you talk to other municipalities as well," she said. When the economy picks up and work proceeds at the Grove at Victoria Hill, Spitale said it will continue to follow the master plan. She said there is still a phasing schedule and still a logic to the development and the way it will unfold. "The message from the city is the city's expectation is that at the end of the day that community is going to be built out as per the obligations," she said. "The developer has front-ended the community amenities. In the near future those will be done." In addition to providing infrastructure for the Victoria Hill Grove condominium development, Onni has also done work on the front lawn, trail and open spaces that were to be provided in Victoria Hill. "Most of that work is close to completion," Spitale said.

In the summer of 2008, the Centre Block, part of the former Woodlands School, burned down. Vagrants had been going into the building, using it as a place to sleep and to steal and sort stolen metal and merchandise. "We have gone through the whole site with the city," Jarvis said about security concerns. "We have come up with some safety (initiatives)."

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