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Sep 19, 2017

Make the Move to The Gales in Ladysmith

The GalesWhat would prompt you to move across the country for the perfect home? Sometimes the reason is obvious - a stunning new home with ocean views in a friendly Vancouver Island town. All of this makes moving to The Gales in Ladysmith an easy choice. 

One couple shared with 1stView how they picked The Gales.

"We found The Gales after years of looking," said this couple, who moved from Ontario. "Our visitors tell us we have a “Million Dollar View” and we agree. The hilltop terrace design gives us a beautiful panoramic view overlooking Ladysmith Harbour and the nearby islands, with the scenic Coastal Mountains in the background.

"We never tire of watching the world go by from our bedroom, kitchen, dining or living room windows. You never know what you may see from resident eagles, to killer whales visiting the harbour. All of these scenes are beautifully framed in large picture windows in rooms with soaring ceilings. The skylight in the kitchen adds to the bright open atmosphere in a great layout.

"There is so much to do in our small town, and on the island. We are also within a short commuting distance of two major city centres. We feel very lucky to call this wonderful place home."

If you would like to experience the homes at The Gales for yourself, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko to learn more about the new patio home currently listed for sale.

: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545
kmazurenko@shaw.ca
http://www.thegales.ca

 

 

Sep 12, 2017

Ocean View Luxury Represents Excellent Value at The Gales

The GalesThe 2016 Vancouver Island Real Estate Board's Buyer's Profile confirms what many realtors on Vancouver Island already know - people are moving to the Island from other parts of BC, as well as Alberta and the rest of Canada in search of that Vancouver Island Lifestyle!

Homes like the ones at The Gales in Ladysmith represent excellent real estate value, compared to the pricey market in Vancouver and other major cities, offering owners luxury ocean view living at a fraction of the cost they would pay elsewhere. More than 25% of home buyers in the Cowichan Valley, where Ladysmith is located, came from Vancouver or other areas of BC, and more than 10% came from Alberta, according to the VIREB 2016 Buyer's Profile.

While home prices are going up on the Island, consider the value that is still available: The current patio home for sale at The Gales offers 2,561 sq. ft. of new, luxury patio home living, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and stunning ocean views and forest trails. These Built Green certified homes are the perfect example of Vancouver Island living, priced at only $649,900.

For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty and be Blown Away by The Gales!

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Sep 08, 2017

A Golfing Paradise, The Comox Valley Has Many Golf Courses to Choose From

Fairwinds golf courseOn Vancouver Island, golfers know that they can play year-round on well-known championship courses, or choose from dozens of smaller courses.

The Comox Valley is in the centre of the golfing action. There are 10 golf courses within a 75km (50 mile) radius. There are three 18-hole golf courses located within 15 minutes of The Ridge, a new residential development in Courtenay, part of the Comox Valley.

Pack your golf clubs and come and play at one of the well known golf courses such as Crown Isle, Storey Creek or Fairwinds.

If you're ready to live in the heart of the golfing action, in a new, custom-built home in an ocean-and-mountain-view development, contact the developers of The Ridge today, for a tour and to meet with their preferred builders. Phase 3 lots will be available for 2018 construction.

Contact:
Developer Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

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Aug 28, 2017

Let the Crown Isle Community Be Your Home Base

Everyone needs a place to call their home base - Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community and the Comox Valley offer the "Ultimate Home Base."

Enjoy ease of travel with an airport just minutes away offering 30 minute flights to Vancouver plus non-stop flights to both Calgary and Edmonton. You will also enjoy being close to the new Comox Valley Regional Hospital, opening in October, 2017, North Island College, the Aquatic Centre plus the Crown Isle Plaza shopping centre complete with restaurants, medical and dental offices, supermarket, the Valley's largest liquor store, Costco, and of course Starbucks and Tim Hortons.

There are also endless recreational opportunities available in the Comox Valley and surrounding area. You can enjoy the snow activities at Mount Washington during the winter, or hiking, swimming and festivals all summer plus endless fishing and boating possibilities all year round. With the milder climate in the Comox Valley you can even play golf 12 months of the year.

Come for a tee time, stay for a lifetime! Contact Crown Isle for more information.

Contact: Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Cell: 250.207.0070    
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

 

Aug 22, 2017

Moving from Vancouver to Vancouver Island? Consider the Crown Isle Community

Crown IsleThere are many families now choosing the Vancouver Island lifestyle due to the abundance of recreation opportunities and the affordability of buying a new home.

Within the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community located in the Comox Valley, a typical new home is between 1,800 to 2,400 sq. ft. and can be custom designed as either a rancher/bungalow style or as a two-storey home that can include a bonus room, guest suite(s) or possibly even a walk out basement.

All new homes in Crown isle include a large two-car garage that can also accommodate a small shop. Driveways can typically accommodate additional parking of up to four vehicles. Smaller homes are also available within the new subdivision "The Rise" where pricing for new 1,500 sq ft bungalows starts as low as $499,900 + GST.

For more information regarding the purchase of a new home, contact the team at Crown Isle, they would be happy to give you a tour!
 
Contact: Jason Andrew, 
Director of Sales
Cell: 250.207.0070    
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca
 
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Aug 09, 2017

New Townhomes and Townhouses in Courtenay, Comox Valley, BC

Road construction is underway for a new townhouse project in Courtenay, BC. These new townhomes are located in a park-like setting and are surrounded by mature trees. There are a number of trails that will run through the property, connecting residents to nearby Tarling Park. This project is also located close to downtown Courtenay, only a 10-minute walk away!

These well-designed units will be a minimum of 1,350 sq. ft. in size and some of the larger units will include 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Construction on the new townhomes is expected to begin in the Fall of 2017 and introductory pre-construction pricing is being offered for a limited time. These new townhomes are located at the end of 13th Street in Courtenay.

Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes are located in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.

For more information, contact Art Meyers or Michael Emerson at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.334.3124.

Art Meyers: Cell 250.207.1879

Aug 06, 2017

Tour the Luxury Ocean View Homes For Sale at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales in Ladysmith now has two new luxury ocean view homes for sale. These three-bedroom, three-bathroom homes offer 2,783 square feet of luxurious living space, featuring 1,555 square feet of main floor living.

Showcasing dramatic styling, these new homes at The Gales offer luxury finishes and wide open spaces that reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views that surround this 68-home community. In addition, the development's Built Green® platinum designation shows a commitment to environmentally sensitive construction techniques.

Units 16 and 17 are now for sale. These luxury Vancouver Island town homes are built by award-winning GNB Builders and come with new home warranties and energy efficient features.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Jul 14, 2017

Two New Ocean View Homes for Sale at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales ocean view homesThe two new patio homes currently for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith offer their future owners a home base to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island living.

Showcasing dramatic styling, these new homes at The Gales offer luxury finishes and wide open spaces that reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views that surround this 68-home community. In addition, 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 luxury three-bedroom, three-bathroom Vancouver Island town homes are built by award-winning GNB Builders.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Jun 20, 2017

These Homeowners Love Their Ocean View at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales in LadysmithDo you ever wonder why people choose to buy a home where they do? Sometimes the reasoning is obvious - stunning new homes with ocean views in a friendly Vancouver Island town make The Gales in Ladysmith an easy choice. 

These residents shared with 1stView why they picked The Gales.

"We found The Gales after years of looking," said this couple who moved from Ontario.

"Our visitors tell us we have a “Million Dollar View” and we agree. The hilltop terrace design gives us a beautiful panoramic view overlooking Ladysmith Harbour and the nearby islands, with the scenic Coastal Mountains in the background.

"We never tire of watching the world go by from our bedroom, kitchen, dining or living room windows. You never know what you may see from resident eagles, to killer whales visiting the harbour. All of these scenes are beautifully framed in large picture windows in rooms with soaring ceilings. The skylight in the kitchen adds to the bright open atmosphere in a great layout.

"There is so much to do in our small town, and on the island. We are also within a short commuting distance of two major city centres. We feel very lucky to call this wonderful place home."

If you would like to experience the views and the meticulous high-end finishing of the homes at The Gales for yourself, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko to learn more about the two new patio homes currently listed for sale.

: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545
kmazurenko@shaw.ca
http://www.thegales.ca

May 30, 2017

Homes by Crown Isle has a Two-Storey Home for Sale at The Rise

This 2,600 square foot, two-storey home being built by Homes by Crown Isle at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd, in Phase 1 of the The Rise at Crown Isle, is nearing completion and will be ready for occupancy soon. This home features ocean and mainland mountain views and is priced at $649,900.

The walk-in level of this homes includes a media room and games room, a large master suite with walk-in closets, a custom tiled ensuite shower, stand alone tub and large vanity with double sinks, and a utility room. The upper floor features a great room, kitchen and dining areas, three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fireplace wall, a laundry chute and more. Contact the team at Homes by Crown Isle to arrange for a private tour of this two-storey home for sale in the desirable Crown Isle community. 

Jayson Welsh, VP Construction
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

Office:  Kristina Fox 
Phone: 250.703.5057 
Email: homes@crownisle.ca

Website: www.crownislehomes.com

 

May 17, 2017

Built Green Construction Continues at The Gales in Ladysmith

Patio homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith have been built to showcase all of the best elements of  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.

This luxury Vancouver Island town home development is built by award-winning GNB Builders. While the last show home is now sold, new homes are still under construction to meet demand in the busy Vancouver Island Real Estate market

For more information on upcoming homes or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Apr 17, 2017

Feel The Spring Breeze at The Gales Luxury Home Development in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island

The Gales viewsWhile Vancouver Island is green year-round, spring gardens burst into bloom earlier here than anywhere else in Canada! 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 bulbs burst onto the scene.

And with all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of at The Gales in Ladysmith, you can focus on your beautiful blooms or getting out and enjoying the natural greenery. With your new home at The Gales, you'll enjoy year-round colour in the surrounding forests, and an ever-changing ocean view landscape.

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. Stop by today and view the newest show home.

You'll be blown away by The Gales.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Apr 12, 2017

New Ocean and Mountain View Lots Coming to The Ridge Community on Vancouver Island

Ocean and mountain view building lots for Phase II of The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island are currently being developed.

With Phase I home construction nearing completion, and many new residents already living at The Ridge, Phase II lots are being prepared to meet the growing demand in this popular community. These new home lots are expected to be available in the summer of 2017. Reserve your lot now, and move into this new home development by the end of 2017 or the spring of 2018.

A few of the home sites at The Ridge are zoned for legal secondary suites or carriage homes, allowing for plenty of room for guests and extended family to visit, or to stay.

Along with the construction of homes, Phase I saw the development of parks, playing fields and playgrounds in the community as well as easy access to walking trails, Millard Creek Park and the ocean. And all of the amenities of the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley are at your doorstep.

Contact the developer today to learn more about building your new custom home at The Ridge.

Contact: Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com
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Mar 30, 2017

Homes by Crown Isle’s Newest Craftsman Style 2-Storey Home is Now for Sale

House for sale in Crown IsleHomes by Crown Isle's newest spec home for sale is a 2,600 square foot, two-storey home, currently being built at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd, in Phase 1 of the The Rise at Crown Isle.

This unique ocean view home offers 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. The floor plan includes a media room and a games room on the first floor, a large master bedroom with walk-in closets, a custom tiled ensuite shower, stand alone tub and large vanity with double sinks. The upstairs living areas offer ocean and mountain views.

Additional features includes a quartz island in the kitchen and a feature wall of shiplap in the games room. The design also offers a feature fireplace wall, a laundry chute, and laminate flooring. The home comes complete with a six-piece appliance package.

To learn more about this Crown Isle home for sale, or to ask about their other services, contact Homes by Crown Isle today:

Jayson Welsh, VP Construction
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

Office:  Kristina Fox 
Phone: 250.703.5057 
Email: homes@crownisle.ca

Website: www.crownislehomes.com

Mar 28, 2017

The Gales in Ladysmith Feature Built Green Luxury

The GalesPatio homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith are known for highlighting 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.

The latest showhome - a 3,455 sq ft, 3-bedroom, 3-bath luxury home - is listed for sale at $709,900. Spacious rooms, impressive views, and top-quality finishes are just the beginning. This new also home showcases the many environmentally sensitive products and finishes that The Gales is known for.

This luxury Vancouver Island town home from award-winning GNB Builders carries the Built Green® designation.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Mar 15, 2017

Take in the View From The Gales' Newest Showhome

Ocean view homes vancouver islandFind your favourite adventure from a home base at The Gales. The latest showhome at The Gales is a 3,455 sq ft 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom Built Green ocean view patio home, listed at $709,900. 

Living at The Gales in Ladysmith means ocean views and luxury finishes, but even more importantly, an amazing lifestyle at your door step.

With year-round outdoor activities and adventures to be enjoyed in one of Canada's most temperate climates, you are never at a loss for things to do living on Vancouver Island. Enjoy a walk on one of the many local beaches or take in a stroll through the pristine forest right at your back door. With amazing outdoors surrounding your home, the lure of natural wonder is ever beckoning. Vancouver Island living means you can enjoy year-round golf, alpine adventures on Mount Washington, world famous fishing and wildlife viewing opportunities, boating and beach combing.

If you are in the mood for a slightly more urban experience, the relaxed and friendly pace of life in Ladysmith will leave you as refreshed as you are after a walk in one of the many local parks. And if you're looking for a big city adventure, both Nanaimo and Victoria are a short drive away.

For more information about living at The Gales contact:

Keith Mazurenko
: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545
kmazurenko@shaw.ca
http://www.thegales.ca

Mar 14, 2017

Vancouver Island has Affordable Real Estate in Desirable Communities

Comox Valley real estate is booming, as people flock to this Vancouver Island community for its affordability, climate, and access to the outdoors.

No where is this more evident than at the new real estate development The Ridge in Courtenay. With 20 custom homes currently under construction for excited new residents, Phase I is nearing completion. Phase II lots are now being developed and 75% of these new home lots in Phase II are already reserved by The Ridge’s preferred builders, Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction.

The Comox Valley is a major business centre for North Vancouver Island, and sits in an enviable location, surrounded by ocean, forests, farm land and mountains, which offer plenty of places to play and explore, year round.

To learn more about building your new home at The Ridge in Courtenay, contact the developer directly:

Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email:theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com

Feb 23, 2017

Hear Why These Owners Love Their Ocean View Home at The Gales

Sometimes the best information about a real estate development comes from those who actually live there. At The Gales - an ocean view condo and patio home development in Ladysmith - the residents really describe it best.

One couple, who moved from Ontario to BC in search of an ocean view home in a mild climate, have this to say about their home at The Gales: 

"We found ‘The Gales’ after years of looking, Our visitors tell us we have a “Million Dollar View” and we agree. The hilltop terrace design gives us a beautiful panoramic view overlooking Ladysmith Harbour and the nearby islands, with the scenic Coastal Mountains in the background. This is special to us because the Northward orientation allows us to see ever-changing scenes painted in morning sunrise colors, which transition to evening sunset glows. We are even treated to beautiful night time views, which are enhanced by the path of the moon as it arcs across the ocean. The distant glow of clouds over Vancouver, combine with the twinkle of lights from houses across the harbour and from vessels underway, to create interesting evening settings.

"We never tire of watching the world go by from our bedroom, kitchen, dining or living room windows. You never know what you may see from resident eagles, to killer whales visiting the harbour. All of these scenes are beautifully framed in large picture windows in rooms with soaring ceilings. The skylight in the kitchen adds to the bright open atmosphere in a great layout.

"There is so much to do in our small town, and on the island. We are also within a short commuting distance of two major city centres. We feel very lucky to call this wonderful place home."

If you would like to experience the views and the meticulous high-end finishing of the homes at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko

: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545
kmazurenko@shaw.ca
http://www.thegales.ca

Feb 21, 2017

New Homes Now Under Construction in Phase II of The RISE at Crown Isle

The Rise areial viewCrown Isle Resort and Golf Community’s newest development The RISE is now building Phase II. The lots have been registered and construction of new homes has begun. 

A total of 27 of the 28 lots have been spoken for by six different local custom home builders (Homes by Crown Isle, Integra Homes, Monterra Builders, Comox Builders, Comox Valley Construction and Cameron Contracting).

Some of these builders have already started on both spec and custom homes, and a number of new show homes are planned for the summer.

Crown Isle Homes is planning to construct a unique fourplex on Lot 28 bordering the traffic circle. This home will offer some ocean views.

Phase I of The RISE has one lot remaining for sale (Lot 15). Spec homes are under construction on Lots 4 (Grand Legacy Homes) and Lot 14 (Crown Isle Homes). Additional spec homes should also be underway with the next few months on lots 17, 18 and 25.  

For more information about The RISE or other real estate opportunities in the Crown Isle Golf Community, contact:

Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070 
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca
www.CrownIsle.com

 

Feb 20, 2017

Love The Outdoor Adventures Available Year Round From Your Home at The Ridge

While in many parts of Canada spring still feels a long way off, at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island spring has sprung! 

Bulbs and trees are blooming, hiking trails are waiting and golf courses are open. This time of year, you can also enjoy skiing in the morning or launch a kayak from the beach or boat launch or just go for a pleasant walk on one of the many sandy beaches.

Vancouver Island is famous as a year-round destination for enjoying the great outdoors. One of the key attractions to this area is the many golf courses. In the middle of the action, is the City of Courtenay, in the Comox Valley. The new residential development, The Ridge, has more than 10 golf courses within a 75 km/50 mile radius.

Select your new building lot at The Ridge complete with ocean and/or mountain views, and play a round, year-round!

Contact: Bruce Clapham

Mobile: 250.650.8588

Email:theridge.bruce@mail.com

Web: TheRidgeBC.com

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