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Nov 16, 2017

The Ridge in Courtenay Welcomes New Home Builder Candor Developments

Candor DevelopmentsCandor Developments is one of the newest builders to be constructing new homes at The Ridge in south Courtenay.

Partners Isaac Bale and Clayton Frank are excited to be part of The Ridge community. They recently started construction on a new show home located at the intersection of Chancellor Crescent and Harbourview Boulevard at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. This rancher/bungalow style home will be 1,956 sq. ft. in size and will be finished by March, 2018.

They are also constructing another new home, located on Harbourview Boulevard, which will be a 1,700 sq. ft. rancher.

Candor also builds custom homes, and would be happy to work with you to create your dream home.They have built many new residential homes in the Comox Valley and strive to make the building of a new home as easy as possible for their clients.

For more information on Candor Developments, contact Isaac Bale:
Phone: 250.702.7339
Email: info@candordevelopments.ca

Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on the new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Oct 19, 2017

Vancouver Island Offers Adventure and Fun at Every Turn

Comox estuaryTraveling to Vancouver Island as a tourist typically means taking in the ocean air at one of the many beaches or beach resorts, hiking along forest trails or mountain peaks, biking, paddling, golfing or taking on any number of active adventures. With world class spas and restaurants, finding time to relax is easy.

The natural beauty - combined with a mild climate year-round, friendly towns and multiple recreating activities - is also turning many tourists into full time residents!  Watch some video highlights here.

A recent article in the Calgary Herald highlights this trend in the Comox Valley:

“When people come into the recreation centre, we ask, ‘are you visiting or new to the area?’” says Leah Knutson, The Village of Cumberland’s manager of recreation. “Fifty per cent are visitors, and we say, ‘watch out, you are going to end up living here.’”

The Calgary Herald heard that many new Comox Valley residents were attracted to the area because of the active, outdoor lifestyle, including surfing, paddle boarding or fishing on the lake or ocean, rock climbing, or skiing at Mount Washington.

The Ridge is a new residential development in the City of Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

To learn more about this community, contact the developers:
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Oct 18, 2017

Experience Matters When Choosing a Realtor to Sell Your Home

If you are looking to take advantage of the booming real estate market in the Comox Valley to sell your home, an experienced realtor is your best investment.

Realtor Art Meyers is one of the most experienced realtors in the Comox Valley, bringing decades of knowledge to his work. Art Meyers has worked with many repeat customers who appreciate his expertise and professionalism. He will work with you to get the best price when selling your home. In a rapidly changing market, you need to work with a realtor who is ahead of the trend and can predict where prices are going, not where they were months ago. 

For more information, contact Art Meyers at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.334.3124 or contact him directly at 250.207.1879.

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 16, 2017

Moving to the Comox Valley? Realtor Art Meyers Can Help You Find Your New Home

The real estate market in the Comox Valley is booming, as more and more people discover the value of real estate in this community on beautiful Vancouver Island.

While real estate prices have increased in recent years, there is still excellent value to be found and homes are very affordable compared to major Canadian cities.

Realtors Art Meyers of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley has the experience and knowledge to guide your Comox Valley real estate purchases. Whether you are relocating to the Comox Valley, or simply moving down the street, Art Meyers will find you the right home at the right price!

Contact Art Meyers: Cell 250.207.1879

Photo credit: DiscoverComoxValley.com

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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1-877-252-2252 - Toll-Free

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
 
Photo Credit: Kristy Pedersen

Aug 09, 2017

New Home Contruction Booming in the Comox Valley, says Realtor Art Meyers

New home construction is booming in the Comox Valley. If you are looking to purchase a lot to build your dream home, or looking for a ready-to-move-into new home, contact Realtor Art Meyers to learn about lot availability, new developments, and planned construction in the Comox Valley.

Art Meyers has the experience to guide your purchase in the right neighbourhood for you. Whether you are a young family looking for a new home in Cumberland or an empty nester looking to build in a golf community, working with Art Meyers means you can be confident in your purchase.

For more information, contact Art Meyers of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley at 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

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