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Tune in to Villebois: We're now on the Radio! - 02/22/09 05:34 PM
This week in the Villebois Village Center, we launched our radio campaign promoting the community across the airwaves in the Portland metropolitan area. You can now tune in to hear us on 1190 KEX, 750 KXL, K103.3 and 101.9 KINK FM as you listen to your favorite music or radio show hosts. At Villebois, it's about diverse sustainability and a sustainable social community. Change how you live at Villebois. For more information about the Villebois Village Center, visit Villebois.com or call me at 866.580.2836 or Blog@CostaPacific.com (0 comments)
First Villebois Farmers Market Community Meeting Set for March 19 in the Village Center - 02/22/09 05:18 PM
The brand-new Villebois Farmers Market will hold its first volunteer and organizational meeting Thursday, March 19 from 5:45 to 7 p.m. Hosted at the Miraval Building in the Villebois Village Center located at 28929 S. W. Ravenna Loop in Wilsonville, Oregon, the meeting will allow potential vendors and community members the opportunity to meet and learn more about plans for the Villebois Farmers Market slated to open May 2, 2009. The Sunday Market, which will operate from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will offer a variety of local entertainment, fresh seasonal produce, baked goods and other Oregon farm-produced goods - from (0 comments)
Don't forget! Villebois Village Center Launch Party This Weekend - February 28th and March 1st! - 02/22/09 05:03 PM
You are cordially invited to join us as we celebrate opening the doors of the very first homes to grace the heart of the award-winning Villebois community in Wilsonville, Oregon! From retirees and grandparents to young couples and families, the Villebois Village Center is perfect for people of all ages and lifestyles to live, work, play and learn. Visit our Launch Party both days this weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to explore the new Seville Rows first hand. Priced between $453,900 and $589,900, the luxury row homes feature spacious floor plans, bonus rooms, two-car garages, lofted areas, outdoor living (0 comments)
The biggest risk for homebuyers in today's real estate market is interest rates, not price depreciation. Yes, home prices are currently experiencing a bit of pressure, and yes, there is inventory in the market, but waiting to define a "bottom" in a real estate downturn that is 24 months old in which prices have already adjusted, is very difficult. The bigger issue and real risk to buyers are interest rates. A sudden rise in interest rates can easily erase the benefit of finding a home at a "bargain". Long-term interest rates are directly impacted by the (0 comments)
Villebois Village Center: The Outdoor Enthusiast's Paradise - 02/16/09 02:11 PM
Epitomizing a "New Urban" design, the Villebois neighborhood provides a nearly limitless stream of recreational and entertainment opportunities. With miles and miles of nearby trails and 160 acres of community green space, you can unwind after a busy day or simply take in the sights and sounds of the community's natural areas at your leisure. Or take your kids on a late afternoon tour of each of the playgrounds throughout the community. Villebois is known for its pedestrian- and bike-friendly nature. A web of paths, nature trails and sidewalks traverse neighborhood parks and green spaces, serving as pedestrian and bike connections (0 comments)
On the Horizon: New Homes Under Construction - 02/16/09 02:02 PM
The Villebois Village Center in Wilsonville, Oregon, will offer a wide variety of homes for all types of buyers. Upcoming construction plans for the Village Center include the Trafalgar Flats, one- and two-bedroom single-level homes ranging between 725 and 1,102 square feet, and the Carvalho Carriage, featuring a 594-square foot, one-bedroom, one-level plan. These condominiums in Wilsonville, Oregon, are perfect for anyone from the twentysomething professional to the retiree who is tired of living cramped amongst the masses in downtown Portland. Stay tuned to our blog for continuous construction updates as we continue our mission of diversity in homebuilding in the (0 comments)
Farmer's Market Coming This Spring - 02/12/09 12:24 AM
Imagine the ease of walking down the street to buy your fresh fruit and vegetables for the week. This Spring, Villebois residents will have the opportunity to do so in the neighborhood's very own farmer's market! We're putting together a list of neighbors who are interested in volunteering to help organize the farmer's market. We need all of the support from the community that we can get to make it work. If you would like to volunteer, please post a reply to this blog or call 503.855.4661 today. (0 comments)
Is a Coffee Shop Opening in the Villebois Village Center? - 02/09/09 02:34 AM
We're receiving a lot of questions about when a coffee shop will be coming to the Villebois Village Center. So...if you want one so badly, why don't you open one? If you and a group of your friends or neighbors all pooled your money together to invest in a coffee shop, we know someone who would be willing to open it and run it for you. If you're interested in investing in a coffee shop in Villebois, call 866.580.2836 or email Blog@CostaPacific.com today. (0 comments)
Video Shoot: What do you love most about living in Villebois? - 02/04/09 03:10 AM
February 21st ~ 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us on Saturday, February 21st in the Villebois Village Center and share your stories for our new video celebrating the community. We believe that Villebois will change how you live. Has it changed how YOU live? Tell us what you and your family enjoy most about the Villebois neighborhood. We will even have a coffee cart available, complete with a professional barista, making free coffee drinks for everyone who stops by. Bring the kids for a free hot chocolate or Italian soda! Please let me know if you have any questions about our new (0 comments)
Join us at the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce AM Eye Opener Meeting - 02/04/09 03:00 AM
Mark Your Calendars! Join us at the Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce AM Eye Opener Meeting February 20th ~ 7:30-9 a.m. The meeting agenda includes Wilsonville Chamber of Commerce announcements and an opportunity to learn more about the new homes currently under construction in the Villebois Village Center. Take a personalized tour of the community and get a sneak peek of the newest model homes! Refreshments will be provided. Enter to win $25 gift cards to Starbucks and $50 gift cards to Whole Foods! To RSVP for the AM Eye Opener Event, please email Blog@CostaPacific.com or call 866.580.2836. (0 comments)
WES Service Opens This Week! Enjoy Your New, Easy Commute from Villebois - 02/04/09 02:57 AM
Villebois Village Center residents can now commute from home via Trimet's new WES Service, which began running this week. The new commuter rail gives residents living on the Portland area's Westside - from Wilsonville north to Tigard, Tualatin and Beaverton - easy access to downtown Portland and the rest of the metropolitan area. Located at 9699 SW Barber Street, the Wilsonville WES Station resides within walking distance of the Villebois Village Center and includes 400 Park & Ride spaces and 48 bike locker spaces. In addition to serving WES, Wilsonville Station is also a hub for the SMART bus line. Visit (0 comments)
Out on the Town! Villebois Neighbors Get Together for Monthly Ladies Night Out! - 02/04/09 02:45 AM
The residents in the Villebois community are always getting together for a variety of on-site and neighborhood events. Some of these events include the River City Bicycles Cross Crusade, camping in the park, and an Oktoberfest celebration. Last week, the ladies of Villebois got together for their monthly Ladies Night Out. They visited Parallel 45 Wine Bar, and as you can see, they had a great time! The Villebois community gives neighbors the chance to develop life-long relationships through events like these, as well as activities like play dates for kids, summer barbeques, holiday parties and dinner clubs. Villebois will change (0 comments)
Does Buying a Home Make a Difference? - 02/04/09 02:42 AM
Homeownership has taken a beating in recent years with the challenges facing our mortgage and financial industries. As the foreclosures and short sales have increased so have the number of individuals who say buying a home is not all that the "American Dream" says it is. Is that true? Do we believe it? Not when it comes to living in Villebois in Wilsonville, Oregon. Homeowners in this community rave about the decision they made to buy here. They wish they had this community years ago, and tell all their friends they need to buy here too. Homeownership is the key to (0 comments)
Seville Rows Model Home Leaseback Program Available - 02/04/09 02:38 AM
Costa Pacific is now offering an exciting leaseback option on the new Seville Rows model home opening soon in the Villebois Village Center. You could purchase the model home at an annual lease rate of 9% of price with a guaranteed monthly payment for at least a year! For example, if the model home sale price is $400,000, you would receive a $36,000 annual lease or $3,000 monthly payment. That is an amazing deal! During the lease period, Costa Pacific will even reimburse or pay directly all property taxes, insurance, HOA dues, all utilities and maintenance. After the period of leaseback (0 comments)
Video Shoot: What do you love most about living in Villebois? - 02/04/09 02:33 AM
February 21st ~ 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Join us on Saturday, February 21st in the Villebois Village Center and share your stories for our new video celebrating the community. We believe that Villebois will change how you live. Has it changed how YOU live? Tell us what you and your family enjoy most about the Villebois neighborhood. We will even have a coffee cart available, complete with a professional barista, making free coffee drinks for everyone who stops by. Bring the kids for a free hot chocolate or Italian soda! Please let me know if you have any questions about (0 comments)
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