In response to concerns about COVID-19 and in the interest of public safety, the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board's Directors elected this morning to strongly advise REALTOR® members against holding open houses during the ongoing pandemic.
Many REALTOR®'s have voluntarily adopted protocols for Open Houses to help ensure visitors and homeowners are protected from exposure, such as implementing hand washing and social distancing requirements. However, as this situation continues to evolve, all REALTOR® Members wil completely discontinue holding open houses and instead rely on virtual tours and other online alternatives.
Members will discuss with you our COVID-19 preparedness and make decisions about whether to proceed with showings based on the latest public guidance. Bear in mind that there is an increased risk of more severe outcomes for Canadians who are 65 years of age and older, have compromised immune systems, or have underlying medical conditions.
All Realtors will act responsibly and do their part to keep our communities and the public safe.
However, personal home showings can still be requested subject to the approval of the Seller and with certain restrictions. Contact us for more information.
The Rancher Bungalow is a North American home style/type, but it has its roots in India. In the province of Bengal, single-family homes were called bangla or bangala. British colonists adapted these one-story thatch-roofed huts to use as summer homes. The space-efficient floor plan of bungalow homes may have also been inspired by army tents and rural English cottages. The idea was to cluster the kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, and bathroom around a central living area.
The first American home to be called a Bungalow was designed in 1879 by William Gibbons Preston. Built at Monument Beach on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the two-story home had the informal air of resort architecture. However, this home was much larger and more elaborate than the homes we think of when we use the term Bungalow.
Two California architects, Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene, are often credited with inspiring America to build Bungalows. Their most famous project was the huge Craftsman style Gamble home (1909) in Pasadena, California. However, the Green brothers also published more modest Bungalow home plans in many magazines and home plan books.
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