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Dec 06, 2017
Nov 03, 2017
1stView recently spoke with new residents at The Ridge to learn about their experience moving to this new Comox Valley real estate development:
Donna and Jim decided to make the big move to Vancouver Island in 2016. They had lived in Kingston, Ontario for over 50 years and after their two sons had moved to British Columbia, they decided to follow. The question was, where on Vancouver Island were they going to live? They had looked at other communities on Vancouver Island and chose the Comox Valley as it offered everything they were looking for, including a doctor who was taking new patients, a new hospital and a community that was located about half-way between the cities where their sons lived.
They came across The Ridge website and decided to take a drive through the scenic subdivision. After meeting the developer and viewing a Lawmar Contracting home under construction, they made their decision on the spot to purchase the home and moved in on December 1, 2016.
“The area surrounding The Ridge is so beautiful, and we love walking around the many trails here and seeing the mountains and the ocean,” Donna told us.
She goes on to say “It is like living in paradise: we see trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and eagles flying right over our house."
Donna and Jim thoroughly enjoy living at The Ridge. They really appreciate the multi-generational aspect of their neighbourhood and having young children, families and retirees in their community. The neighbours are friendly and welcoming. As an added bonus, Jim loves being in such close proximity to many top-rated golf courses.
Oct 28, 2017
Silver Sand Land Corp., the real estate division of the Crown Isle community, is taking offers on proposed building lots in The Rise and in the Crown Isle Drive Extension V and VI. The Rise will be adding 69 lots in Phase III and Cambridge Park Estates will be adding 67 lots on the extension of Crown Isle Drive. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000; lot prices in Cambridge Park Estates are expected to start at $250,000.
Site services and road work are expected to continue during the winter, once all approvals are in place with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2018. The real estate team in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community are hoping to have registration on the lots by May of 2018.
Make your inquiry today, as many lots are already reserved.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Photo: Cambridge Park Estates adding new lots in Spring of 2018
Oct 27, 2017
The Comox Valley’s newest retirement residence, Riverside Senior Living, is locally owned and operated by an experienced residential development and hospitality management team.
Managing partners Stan Sprenger and Rick Browning bring extensive experience from projects in BC, and across Canada and the US.
Since 2006, they have owned and operated the Best Western Westerly Hotel in downtown Courtenay. In the past decade, they have added a 36-suite hotel wing with ground floor retail, rebuilt the pub, kitchen and catering facilities, and are now building all of the facilities for Riverside Senior Living, which is set adjacent to this full service hotel.
Stan has more than 20 years of hospitality development and management experience. Prior to launching his own private company in 2006, he was president of Intrawest vacations and lodging operations, overseeing 10 North American resorts.
Rick brings a background in developing and managing a luxury senior’s housing complex in California, as well as major retail, hospitality and residential projects in BC over the past 30 years, with his company Western Management.
Together with their management team, Rick and Stan are working to develop a unique concept in retirement living for the Comox Valley. Riverside Senior Living will welcome its first residents in the spring of 2018. Residents can choose from one bedroom or studio suites, equipped with kitchenettes. Amenities will include a spa and fitness facilities, a swimming pool, billiards lounge and social areas.
Book a tour of the newly opened show suite and learn about all of the options and amenities available at Riverside Senior Living. Call them at 250.331.4010 or register on their website.
Sep 26, 2017
The Real Estate Team in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf community are excited to announce that they are very close to receiving City of Courtenay approval for construction drawings on the expansion of two major subdivisions within the community.
Site services and road work are expected to commence this winter, with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring when the asphalt plant re-opens for 2018. They are forecasting to have registration on the lots sometime in late April / early May of 2018.
There are 69 lots being released in Phase III of The Rise (north side of Ryan Road) and 67 lots in the extension of Crown Isle Drive, Cambridge Park Estates. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000 and in Cambridge Park Estates at $250,000.
Silver Sand Land Corp. and Silverado Land Corp, the two Real Estate Development Divisions of the Crown Isle community, will begin taking reservations on Proposed Building Lots both phases in September. Pricing is subject to change.
Sep 21, 2017
Construction on new homes in Phase 2 of The Ridge will be underway this month. This phase consists of 43 lots, with some featuring stunning views of the ocean and of the surrounding mountains.
The developers plan to add an additional 100 lots in the next phase, which will to come onto the market in the summer of 2018. All of these lots will include zoning for a secondary suite.
The Ridge is a new sustainable residential community in South Courtenay and is a picture-perfect location for building a new home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on their new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.
Aug 25, 2017
Phase 1 of The Ridge subdivision has been sold out and there are a few select lots available in Phase 2.
Currently, developers are in the planning and approvals stages for Phase 3, which will include 106 new lots for sale in the beautiful Comox Valley.
If you are in the Comox Valley, contact the developer for a tour. If you are interested in building a new home at The Ridge in 2018, now is the time to get in touch and be placed on their “inquiries list”. Stay in touch to learn about their progress and be the first to learn when the lots in Phase 3 are available for selection.
Once you've chosen your lot, talk to one of the preferred builders about your future housing needs and building your new home at The Ridge.
Contact Bruce Clapham:
Jul 25, 2017
If you are looking to move to the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island, Art Meyers is the experienced realtor you need. In a competitive real estate market, you need a realtor who knows the community, understand what your family needs in a home and can find the right house at the price.
For more information, contact Realtor Art Meyers of Royale LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.207.1879.
Jun 30, 2017
Construction of the 25 strata lots in Phase II of Hampton Gate is now complete. Some of the remaining lots feature of view of the 17th fairway and / or the pond in front of the 16th green. Currently 5 of the 25 strata lots remain for sale, with prices starting at $299,900. Inside Hampton Gate five new homes are set to begin construction within the next two months.
To learn more about Hampton Gate, the premier builders or other real estate oppotunities in Crown Isle contact:
Jun 13, 2017
There are currently two new patio homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith, which highlight the best of the Vancouver Island living. The dramatic styling, luxury finishes and wide open spaces reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views that surround this 68-home community, while the development's Built Green® platinum designation shows a commitment to environmentally sensitive construction techniques.
Units 16 and 17 are now for sale. Both new patio homes are 2,783 sq ft, with 1,555 sq ft of main floor living. These three bedroom, three bathroom homes showcase the many environmentally sensitive products and finishes that The Gales is known for.
These luxury Vancouver Island town homes are built by award-winning GNB Builders.
For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:
May 04, 2017
Vancouver Island is now, more than ever before becoming a relocation destination for retirees from across Canada, due to its temperate weather, stunning scenery and housing.
Retirees have access to a variety of colleges and universities and some that offer elder college classes.
Of course, the renowned outdoor activities abound all year round! Tofino is just a few hours away from Courtenay/Comox, Nanaimo and Victoria. This is a place where international visitors flock to from all over the world due to access to ancient rain forests and sandy beaches year round.
Tofino is just a three hour drive from Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Courtenay is the community where you will find The Ridge, a new subdivision offering vistas of the mountains and the ocean. Located minutes from downtown, The Ridge is a new master-planned residential community located close to all amenities including a new hospital slated to open in September of 2017.
Contact the developer directly for more information.
Apr 27, 2017
The real estate market on Vancouver Island is booming, and the busy sales season is also evident at The Gales, in Ladysmith, where the latest show home is now sold. Realtor Keith Mazurenko says the spring real estate market has been very busy, but more new homes are under construction at The Gales. When complete the Gales project will include 42 patio homes and 26 condos.
The Gales is a luxury ocean view new home development in the town of Ladysmith on the east coast on Vancouver Island. Homes at The Gales are Built Green and full of luxury details.
Living at The Gales allows residents to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island living, with forested walking trails and ocean beaches just minutes away, and homes designed to take in the stunning ocean views. You'll be blown away by The Gales.
For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:
Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Apr 11, 2017
Due to unprecedented sales of lots and new homes in the Crown Isle Community on Vancouver Island, this golf course development is moving ahead to develop three more subdivisions.
The developers are planning an additional 150 new lots in the next few years years. Contact the real estate team at Crown Isle to add your name to their growing list of potential new Crown Isle homeowners for one of these new subdivisions. Or if you’re ready to start building now, they can assist you with selecting a lot from their existing inventory.
The Crown Isle development is ideally situated in Courtenay in the Comox Valley. Built around a championship 18-hole golf course, the community is conveniently located next to shopping, schools, community amenities and even the new Comox Valley Hospital.
The Crown Isle real state team can also assist you with selecting one of the premier builders who are building new custom homes within the community.
Contact them now for more information.
Mar 27, 2017
Spring comes quickly to Vancouver Island, and with it the spectrum of colour that fills gardens and planter boxes. Rhododendrons and Azaleas thrive in the mild West Coast climate and are blooming shortly after the spring daffodils and tulips make their appearance.
While the Island is green year round, spring gardens burst into bloom earlier here than anywhere else in Canada! With large yards at The Ridge subdivision, gardeners can plant flowers, shrubs and trees to their heart’s content. Design your landscaping to showcase year-round colour, and still make it as low maintenance as you wish.
The Ridge community has 20 new homes under construction in Phase I and preparing lots for Phase II. With new residents already enjoying their spacious properties, contact us to learn more about building your new custom home at The Ridge.
Feb 26, 2017
They are currently working on three new projects, with preliminary layout review now awaiting approval from the City of Courtenay.
Crown Isle is looking to complete the Crown Isle Drive extension, add estate lots along the Fairway between holes 14 and 15, and develop further phases for The RISE.
In the meantime, local custom home builders have reserved most lots in current and upcoming subdivisions and are ready to help home owners build the custom home of their dreams! While demand is high, there are still plenty of options to choose your lot, builder and home style within the Crown Isle Community.
To learn more about building your new home in Crown Isle, contact:
Feb 03, 2017
Southwind Development Corporation is moving ahead with Phase IV of the The Ridge at RiversEdge, a pre-planned residential development. They have made an application for preliminary layout approval to build a 20-lot subdivision on this 5.24 acre site in West Courtenay.
Single family homes will be built on these oversize lots starting in the Spring of 2017. New trails will be built within the subdivision to connect with existing trails and the Ruth Masters Park, along the Puntledge River.
Some site preparation has been completed and lot servicing will commence in early 2017.
Jan 24, 2017
View the latest new ocean-view home for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith. This is a Built Green Certified home offering quality craftsmanship by award-winning builder, GNB Builders Inc. GNB Builders won "best single family production home" for 2015 through Canadian Home Builders Associations Vancouver Island Builders Excellence awards for their work at The Gales Development.
Homes at The Gales come complete with gorgeous high end finishings, and all of the small details have been considered. Suite 8 offers 3,445 sq feet, including a bonus basement floor, with 600-plus square feet, perfect for hobby space. This new home at The Gales is offered for sale by Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty. The home is listed at $709,900.
For the investor or developer, 2 development lots adjacent to The Gales are now also available. Lot 3 is a development parcel approved for 14 condo units, offered at $699,900. And Lot 2 is a development parcel approved for 12 condo units, offered at $599,900. Services are already installed to the properties, which offer excellent topography and soil conditions.
Located in Ladysmith, The Gales is only 10 minutes from the Nanaimo Airport and 25 minutes to a BC Ferries terminal.
For more information, contact:
Jan 13, 2017
The Comox Valley continues to be one of the best places in the country to enjoy outdoor activities, such as golf and fishing, year-round. Residents of The Ridge in Courtenay are a short drive from several golf courses, which remain open 12 months of the year, as well as some of the best fishing on the West Coast.
During the winter months, you’ll still find plenty of snow a short drive up Mount Washington, where alpine and cross country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and more are offered. Ski in the morning, and golf or kayak in the afternoon. In the summer months enjoy world famous bike trails, take a dip in a local lake or float down a river, or relax on a sandy beach.
And year-round, living in the Comox Valley means access to theatre and music productions and festivals, fine dining, and an active community with events for every interest.
Contact us today to learn more about available lots in Phase II and our preferred builders.
Jan 12, 2017
The Gales in Ladysmith is an established real estate develop offering new, ocean view patio homes and condominiums. Life at The Gales offers residents the opportunity to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island living.
Living at The Gales, outdoor adventures are at your doorstep, with forest trails at the back door, and a number of local beaches just minutes away. Located in one of Canada's most temperate climates, natural wonders beckon year-round.
And when the mood strikes for more urban adventures, the town of Ladysmith offers the convenience of being close by without the manic pace of a large urban centre. And when you need a big city fix, you're still just a short drive from Nanaimo to the north and Victoria to the south.
The new Vancouver Island homes at The Gales feature vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views. You'll appreciate the meticulous, high-end finishing and amazing attention to detail. The bungalow-style homes and condominiums at The Gales are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style. Floor plans are open and ideal for entertaining. Warm earth tones throughout complement the coastal landscape. Wide sunny decks give you plenty of room for lounging outdoors.
To view the latest available homes at The Gales, contact:
Dec 13, 2016
Here's what you should be asking Santa for this year! Your Christmas dreams could come true in the newest home at The Gales in Ladysmith, Unit #8, which comes with a feature sheet that reads like a Christmas wish list. It offers everything you could want in your new Vancouver Island ocean view home.
This home is built with quality craftsmanship by local award-winning Builder, GNB Builders Inc, who won the Best Single Family Production Home for 2015 for The Gales Development from the Canadian Home Builders Associations VIBE Awards. Imagine hanging your stocking on the mantle of the Napolean gas fireplace in the Great Room of this Built Green Certified Home
This new Vancouver Island luxury patio home features: Lectus Maple cabinetry throughout; Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances; Granite countertops in kitchen, ensuite and guest bath; heated tile floors in all bathrooms; and European French White Oak Matte, Wire Brush Engineered floor on the main floor. More luxury touches include Kohler plumbing fixtures, designer lights and 3 ceiling fans.