Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Is this a strata?
No, this is not a strata, it is a manufactured home community.
Q: What are the rental costs?
The pad fees are $500 per month which includes the land rental, the land portion of the property tax, the maintenance of all the common areas including the maintenance of streets, snow removal, street lights, and the sewage treatment plant; as the regional district does not provide sewer in our area.
Q: Does the Big Maple offer financing?
We would recommend Kim Starnes, Sunshine Coast Credit Union 604-989-5609 email:
Q: How do I know my investment is safe if the land owners decided to sell?
As part of the development agreement with the District of Sechelt, the land owners have agreed to lower the previous density not allowing the density to be increased in the future by putting a covenant on the land. This protects all home owners from the possibility of the land being rezoned to higher density for redevelopment no matter who owns the land in the future.
Q: Is a modular home the same as a mobile home?
Modular homes are not the same as mobile homes, although both homes are built in a factory. Modular homes are built to the same specs as a site built house, including 2X6 exterior framed walls and our homes will also have full perimeter foundations.
Q: Do all the houses come with decks?
Yes, the house includes either a deck or a patio and access stairs.
Q: Will I have control over my own landscaping?
You are welcome to landscape your lot as you please and are responsible for your own upkeep. We will be maintaining all the common areas of the community.
Q: What kind of rules are there in the Big Maple?
There are park rules in place. The most common being we are a retirement community for 55+ and we only consider small pets under 25lbs. As well as there is no subletting allowed. If you wish to see a complete copy of the park rules, please send us an email and we can send you a more extensive copy of the rules.
Q: Do I need to spend thousands of dollars on upgrades to make my home nice?
There are upgrade options available but options are not necessary to make it a beautiful home.