The Villas Phase 3 is now selling…

As we mentioned, Phase 1 and 2 of The Villas are now sold out, but don’t worry. We’re now offering phase 3 with its duplex and triplex homes – a total of 10 gorgeous new homes and floorplans for you to choose from.

The third phase of The Villas is a boutique collection of 2-bedroom+den+multi-media room duplexes and 2-bedroom+den triplexes, located in the Aberdeen neighbourhood.

Created by Craftsman Ventures, the Villas is a growing master plan community nestled between downtown Kamloops and the slopes of the southern hills overlooking Kamloops. With convenient access to hiking trails, transit, schools and mountains, surrounded by endless urban amenities, The Villas offers the best value in Kamloops.

Our Phase 3 homes range from 1,582 to 2,159 square feet and feature open-concept floor plans with 9 foot ceilings on the main and upper floor. These Spanish inspired homes also include private spacious patios and/or balconies, duplex homes with a new floor plan design , and all homes now offering side-by-side garages with full-sized driveways for additional parking.

From young professionals to the retired yet young at heart, the community at The Villas offers a high quality of life for all. Whether you’re looking for an investment or the perfect place to call home in desirable Aberdeen, The Villas is a very smart choice.

We look forward to welcoming you to life in Aberdeen.


New home buyers save money in Kamloops

Buying your home is not only a major achievement but a major cost you incur as an individual or family. We at Craftsman Ventures know that getting the best value for your dollar is important. Because there is more than just the mortgage to consider when looking at the costs of buying and owning a home.

To help make purchasing a home at The Villas a little more sweeter we are offering new home buyers at The Villas 2 years of no strata payments* for a limited time. That is a savings of up to $5900 depending on the size of home you purchase.

In addition, Shaw Communications is offering new home owners at The Villas 1 FREE year of services to help put more money back in your pocket.

  • Personal TV Service – up to 26 HD and 47 SD Channels
  • One Year Easy Own Gateway HDPV
  • Internet 15
  • Advanced WiFi modem rental
  • Friendly, local technical support 24/7

*Craftsman Ventures Ltd. will pay 24 months of your strata fees commencing the date title is transferred. This bonus offer is only valid for:

  • new home buyers at The Villas
  • the first purchaser of the strata lot. If the strata lot is sold or transferred by the first purchaser during the 24 month bonus period, the bonus offer will be null and void.
  • expires May 31, 2017

For more information regarding this limited time offer, please contact Jeremy Reid,  The Legacy Real Estate Team , Re/max Real Estate (Kamloops) 250-320-1554.

Take in CHBA’s Parade of Homes

Fourteen of Kamloops’ best homes including The Villas are being showcased in a new event by the Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior (CHBA-CI) called the Parade of Homes.

“We understand looking for a home can be a challenge, but this is a fun way for the people of Kamloops to get a sense of what’s out there,” said CHBA-CI president Matt McCurrach.

“Each home will be unique in style featuring latest in trends and workmanship.”

The Parade of Homes will offer new homebuyers, and those thinking of building or remodeling, an opportunity to get exposed to different homes and ask questions.

Local professional builders, land developers and product suppliers will be on hand to provide answers regarding new products, technologies and designs.

Parade attendees are eligible to win a barbecue if they visit at least five homes and get the qualifying stamps. The barbecue is donated by Rona Home Centre.

A map of the parade is available on the CHBA CI website at

2016 Keystone Awards Finalist

The Canadian Home Builders Association Central Interior (CHBA) announces the 2016 finalists of the 11th Annual Keystone Awards.

“We were thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for Best Multi Family Development,” said Craftsman Ventures – General Manager of Real Estate, Greg Hatswell. “There are some really great developments in the Thompson-Nicola region and we are pleased to have The Villas on VanHorne Drive recognized as one of them.”

The following finalist companies are SILVER award winners and will compete for the GOLD award which will be announced at the Keystone Awards Gala at Sun Peaks Grand.

Click here to see a list of this years finalists

The judging of entries took place on Friday, February 5th  by three well-respected award winning professionals in the home building industry. Robert Capar of maison d’etre design-build inc., Alex Tavuchis of RDC Fine Homes and Mike Brar of Barnett Construction Ltd. drew on their experience and expertise to adjudicate each entry in its category.

The judges spent a full day reviewing the entries and making their assessment. Each judge gave their completed ballot to our monitor, a representative from BDO Canada LLP, who recorded each judge’s vote.

Winners will be announced on April 2, 2016.


Sylish show home now open in Kamloops

Kamloops welcomes a signature residence by Craftsman Ventures. 17 modern town home residences in phase 1 with stylish interiors and expansive views of the city, mountains and Thompson Rivers. All coming together in the city’s most central location with the best of Kamloops at your front door.

With views of the city and Thompson Rivers to the North, these 2-bedroom plus den, 2 and half baths featured residences offers upto 1892 sq. ft. of gracious living space. Perfect for entertaining, the home’s kitchen features a center island that opens up to spacious dining and living areas draped with expansive views.

We are pleased to announce the first 4 home owners at The Villas will receive an LG 49″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart TV.

Come by to view the newest real estate offering in Kamloops. Our show home is open Thursday and Friday from 1:00-3:00pm and weekends 1:00-4:00pm. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to own at The Villas.


Everything on your wishlist

The Villas show home is almost complete. Be the first to view Phase 1 of this beautiful development built by Craftsman Ventures this weekend from 1pm until 3pm.

The Villas is located in the beautiful neighbourhood of Aberdeen in Kamloops, BC. The development showcases duplex and triplex townhomes in Phase 1 and 2, followed by condominiums in Phase 3. Only 17 units are available in Phase 1. Once the project is complete there will be a total of 58 homes built.

This latest real estate project in Kamloops has been built with a contemporary, open-plan styling, and kitchens fitted with Whirlpool stainless steel appliance packages, undermount sinks and Moen faucets. Counters in the The Villas homes will be quartz slab, the true essence of elegance and beauty with faux limestone backsplashes. All homes will feature shaker-style cabinetry front and large decks with glass railings to showcase the spectacular views of the Thompson Rivers.

Bedrooms will be fitted with built-in wardrobes and programmable thermostats, while the master bathrooms will feature heated floors with duo undermount sinks, again, quartz slab countertops.

With engineered hardwood flooring underfoot, the duplex and triplex homes, which range from 1528 to 1892 square feet, make the most of an efficient floor plan.

Visit The Villas sales centre at 2171 Van Horne Drive in Kamloops, open from Wednesday through Sunday from 1pm until 3pm. See you soon!