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Aug 17, 2017
A new home is being offered for sale by custom builder “Homes by Crown Isle.” This new home for sale is located at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd. in The Rise subdivision in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community.
Jul 26, 2017
Homes by Crown Isle is busy building new custom and spec homes in one of Crown Isle’s newest communities, The Rise. Currently building in Phase II, Homes by Crown Isle is bringing the excellent standard of custom home construction to this new Crown Isle neighborhood.
Homes by Crown Isle has reserved a number of lots for their clients to choose from. They can also build on any of the additional available lots, which range from $189,900 - $229,900 in Phase II. Homes by Crown Isle will also have a selection of Lots in Phase III, which should be available by September 2017, once final approvals are granted by the City of Courtenay.
Regardless of what stage you are at in life: a first time buyer; empty nester; or nearing retirement, Crown Isle is a perfect place to call home.
This 831-acre master planned residential golf community is a blend of residential real estate lots, single family homes, condominiums and patio homes.
The community’s building guidelines ensure consistency, quality, and the overall vision, while maintaining property values within the master planned golf community.
Contact them today:
Jul 21, 2017
Real estate prices continue to rise in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and Victoria. In Vancouver, the average price of a house is well over $1 million and in Victoria, the average price of a detached home is $800,000 according to the Victoria Real Estate Board’s statistics for June, 2017.
In the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, the bench mark price of a single family home here is $436,000, according to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s June statistics.
Thinking of relocating? Consider the Comox Valley which includes the city of Courtenay, the Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland.. Residents enjoy the green vistas of the environs as well as mild year-round temperatures in this friendly Vancouver Island community.
New homes at The Ridge in Courtenay can be custom designed to meet your family's needs, with many lots allowing for secondary suites or carriage homes. Phase 2 lots are now under construction, with many new homeowners already living in this friendly community.
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Jul 18, 2017
The Comox Valley real estate market continues to be very active according to the June, 2017 report from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB). And prices continue to rise, with VIREB reporting a 21% increase in prices this year compared to 2016.
Currently there are 37 listings within the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community for single family homes, patio homes and condominiums. Twelve of these listings are new homes being built in The Rise, one of Crown Isle’s newest subdivisions.
In addition to this subdivision, Crown Isle also has three more subdivisions in for approval at the City, with construction anticipated to begin later this fall and into the spring of 2108.
If you are interested in new building lots or homes within these new areas or elsewhere in Crown Isle, their real estate team is developing a “leads list” in order to keep potential new residents informed. Please contact them today so that you can be one of the first people to find out about the new building lots and real estate opportunities in the Crown Isle Community.
Jul 06, 2017
Brando Construction, one of the select preferred builders at The Ridge in South Courtenay is opening their new show home on July 8. The show home will be open Saturdays from noon until 2 pm. It is located on the corner of Harbourview and Southwalk, at The Ridge in Courtenay.
Brando has built more than 25 homes in Phase 1 of The Ridge and they have more homes planned for Phase 2. Contact their sales team for new construction - Realtors Michele Courtney and Bill Anglin - who will be able to show you what lots are available, many of which feature stunning ocean or mountain views. Choose one of Brando's popular floor plans or bring your own plans. They look forward to meeting you!
Jun 26, 2017
Are you looking to launch a major renovation project, or perhaps even a new home build? One of the most important roles on these projects is that of the general contractor. While some people choose to act as their own general contractor, it is important to understand the important role a professional general contractor can hold on the job site.
The successful completion of any new building plan or renovation project requires a lot of designing, scheduling, budgeting, and perhaps most importantly, the implementation of the right team. Without the appropriate professionals on the job, there are numerous things that can go seriously wrong during a construction assignment that’s on a larger scale.
When organizing a crew for your new build or renovation project, don’t fail to overlook the benefits of hiring a general contractor.
Before you choose your general contractor consider that there are different levels of training, knowledge, experience and reliability. Get a referral from someone you know, check online reviews and ask for references.
Once you’ve hired the right person, one of the perks of having a trusted general contractor in charge is that you can sit back and relax with peace of mind that every detail is under the control of a construction expert.
There is a lot of time, effort and skill that goes into a general contractor’s job. Most homeowners don’t have the experience, resources or time to properly accomplish all of a general contractor’s duties.
Contact them today to learn more:
In photo, left to right: Michelle Bazett, Former Office Manager; Jayson Welsh, VP Construction; Chris McGrath, Construction Manager
Jun 16, 2017
Homes by Crown Isle is happy to announce that they have four townhouses planned and will be starting construction soon. These affordable new homes are located in Crown’s Isle’s new subdivision called The Rise.
These two level units offer attached garages with direct access to the homes. Each townhome is very roomy, ranging from 1,500 to 1,900 sq. ft. The floor plan includes the kitchen, dining room and living room on the main floor, and three bedrooms and two or more bathrooms. Unit A includes a master bedroom on the main floor.
Each townhouse will include custom highlights such as tiled showers in the master bedroom ensuites, plumbing fixtures from Bartles & Gibson, and a full six-piece appliance package.
The exterior of the building will blend with Crown Isle’s West Coast Contemporary style, finished with Hardi Plank siding and cedar shakes. Please contact us for pricing on these desirable town homes.
Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long and successful history of building new homes in the Crown Isle community.
To learn more about these townhouses or other new custom homes available in Crown Isle, contact Homes by Crown Isle:
May 25, 2017
Grand Legacy Homes is one of the newest builders to start new home construction at The Ridge in Courtenay.
Currently they have a two-storey home for sale under construction, which will have the option of including a secondary suite. This home is 2,650 ft.² in size and is located at 3427 Eagleview Crescent in Courtenay, BC.
Grand Legacy Homes will begin construction on a rancher/bungalow style home in June. This home will be approximately 1,600 ft.² in size.
May 22, 2017
The home that Homes by Crown Isle built for the BC Children’s Hospital Lottery in Courtenay has been sold. The winner of the lottery chose a different grand prize, other than the beautiful show home on 15th fairway of the Crown Isle golf course. This was great news to a buyer who was waiting in the wings, hoping to be able to purchase the home.
If you saw this gorgeous home and loved it, you can contact the Home by Crown Isle team and they would be happy to help you find a lot within the Crown Isle community to build this popular rancher/bungalow design known as the Galiano floor plan.
Homes by Crown Isle is the premier builder in Crown Isle and they have the expertise, the knowledge and the team to help you bring your dream home from the design stage to completion. Contact them for more information or to see one of their homes for sale.
May 20, 2017
Builders and private clients have spoken for all of the available inventory of lots that have been registered within the Crown Isle Community. More opportunities are on the horizon as one subdivision is being completed and there are plans in the works for additional lots to be built.
Hampton Gate, Phase 2 is now registered - five new homes are set to begin construction within the next two months. There are several "Build to Suit" lots with Homes by Crown Isle , Integra Homes and Omnix Properites. Currently five lots remain for sale, with prices starting at $299,900.
Also, preliminary layout approval has been received on 3 more subdivisions. There will be an additional 69 lots in the next phase of The Rise, 67 lots on the extension of Crown Isle Drive and 17 larger estate lots bordering on the 14th, 15th and 16th fairways on the golf course.
Site servicing is scheduled to begin in late summer or early fall of 2017 and registration is expected to be completed late 2017 or early 2018.
Pricing of these lots is to be determined. Please contact the Real Estate team to receive up-to-date information on these new lots in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community.
To learn more about real estate options in Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, contact:
Apr 27, 2017
Homes by Crown Isle will be building a four-unit townhouse complex called Silverstone in Crown’s Isle’s new subdivision, The Rise.
Each of the four townhomes will range from just under 1,500 to almost 1,900 square feet and offer three bedrooms and two or more bathrooms.
These two level units will offer attached garages with direct access to the homes. Each townhome will have its own covered entry, with main floor kitchen, dining and living rooms. Unit A will offer a main floor master bedroom. Inside, each townhouse will include highlights such as custom tiled showers in the master bedroom ensuites, plumbing fixtures from Bartles & Gibson and a full six-piece appliance package.
The exterior of the building will blend with Crown Isle’s West Coast Contemporary style, finished with Hardi Plank siding and cedar shakes.
Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long history of home building in the Crown Isle community. The Silverstone project is one of many new homes they are working on. To learn more about this or other properties available in Crown Isle, contact Homes by Crown Isle:
Apr 24, 2017
The new BC Children’s Hospital Home Lottery Show Home in Crown Isle is still open for viewing. The Children’s Hospital Home Lottery is now sold out and the draw is on May 4th. The grand prize winner of the lottery will have the opportunity to choose from a number of Grand Prizes, including this beautiful custom home in the Crown Isle community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
This floorplan is known as The Galiano and is a popular rancher/bungalow design which includes 3-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms that feature cozy heated flooring, This particular home, located at 1668 Crown Isle Drive overlooks the 15the fairway of this par-72 championship golf course.
Built by custom builder Homes by Crown Isle, this stunning new home has many features, including: wire-brushed European Oak floors throughout, quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry, spacious laundry room, a walk-out patio and more.
If you like this floor plan, come by and select from one of their many lots in the Crown Isle Community to build this home, or one of the many other floor plans Homes by Crown Isle offers. They look forward to giving you a tour.
Mar 23, 2017
But did you know they can mean two very different things? Modern design refers to a period of time - it is a design style that was created in the 1920s-1950s. It doesn’t change, it is a defined style, and will remain such forever.
Contemporary design however is ever-changing. It is of the moment. Today, many elements of modern design are incorporated into contemporary construction, so the meanings can overlap.
Modern really refers to “Mid-Century Modern.” It is recognizable by its clean, unadorned interiors. We often now refer to modern interiors as “retro.”
Contemporary design refers to what is popular or used right now. Contemporary design can be very eclectic, because it is ever-changing and borrows pieces and styles from different eras. For example, furniture and art from the modern era are often used in contemporary design, and traditional mouldings and millwork are also incorporated in many cases.
It important to be able to discuss with your builder and interior designer what style you are after, to create your true dream home.
Many homes by custom home builder Homes by Crown Isle are built in a “West Coast Contemporary” Style, which is the preferred style throughout the master-planned Crown Isle golf community.
As the premier builder in Crown Isle, Homes by Crown Isle will take the time to understand what style of home will suit your lifestyle and has the experience to bring your vision to life.
Contact them today to learn more about available lots and the construction process.
Mar 06, 2017
The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay continues with plans to develop more residential lots to meet unprecedented demand in this well-established master-planned community.
Phase III of Crown Isle Drive has only one of 14 lots available. Other lots have been sold or have been reserved by local builders, who are ready to build new custom homes for clients. One new home is already under construction in this subdivision.
Construction is also underway at Crown Isle’s only gated single-family home subdivision, Hampton Gate. Here Phase II will include 25 lots and construction is underway – road work and site servicing is happening now, with street paving expected to be underway this spring. To date, 19 of the 25 lots have been reserved with many of the lots held by custom builders waiting patiently to help design and construct custom homes for future residents. Lake and golf course views as well as mountain views are available from these new lots. Lots in Hampton Gate Phase I are now sold out.
With a busy spring expected for new home construction, now is the time to talk to Crown Isle’s real estate team, and learn about the subdivisions, builders and home plans available.
Feb 27, 2017
Feb 16, 2017
With housing prices continuing to climb out of reach of homeowners in major urban centres like Vancouver and Toronto, smaller communities across the country and especially on Vancouver Island are seeing boomers, retirees and also young families relocating to realize their dreams of owning a home.
They are also seeking a place where year-round outdoor activities including beach walks, golf, hiking, skiing, water sports, and fishing can all be enjoyed as part of living in a vibrant community. The new residential community The Ridge in the Comox Valley offers all of this and more.
“People want a back yard, a driveway and a stand-alone home so they can have the space for their families,” Christopher Alexander, regional director at ReMax Canada told the Canadian Press. Smaller cities mean shorter commutes and more space, and still offer plenty of amenities. The Ridge is located in the city of Courtenay, close to shopping, schools, and recreation.
Is it time to leave your big city condo behind and swap it for your custom built home with a view? Imagine looking out at the Comox Marina and the Coastal Mountain range to the east, watching the sun rise from your new home, or sitting on your back deck, watching the sun set behind the Comox Glacier.
Contact: Bruce Clapham
Jan 23, 2017
The developers of The Ridge in Courtenay are excited to be welcoming so many new residents to their community. With 20 new homes currently under construction, The Ridge is a busy place these days. These custom homes will welcome excited new homeowners over the next several months.
Many of these new homes by the preferred builders at The Ridge feature secondary suites / in-law suites, which homeowners will use as mortgage helpers, or space for elderly parents or adult children.
The Ridge is a new subdivision in Courtenay featuring spectacular views of the Comox Glacier and surrounding mountains, as well as views of Comox Bay. With dedicated park land and walking trails throughout the community, there is plenty of space to get out and explore.
Come and take a look at The Ridge and all of the beautiful new homes. Please visit the website for directions, as Google does not yet have this project updated on their map.
For more information contact:
Dec 08, 2016
The 28 new building lots at The Rise - Phase II at Crown Isle are now seeing their first homes under construction. Nearly of these new lots were reserved by local builders, including Homes by Crown Isle.
Homes by Crown Isle and other local custom builder partners are ready to work with you to create your new custom homes. Within Phase I numerous homes are complete, or under construction and available for sale. Two lots also remain starting at $170,000.
The Rise is located on the North side of the Crown Isle property, within walking distance of community amenities including local shopping, North Island College, the Aquatic Centre, and in 2017, the new Comox Valley Hospital. View aerial footage of The Rise here.
Contact the Crown Isle Real Estate team today for more details on The RISE and other opportunities within the community. Nobody knows Crown Isle like they do!
Jason Andrew, Director of Sales
Nov 30, 2016
Happy homeowners throughout this master-planned golf course community appreciate the service, attention to details and quality craftsmanship offered by Homes by Crown Isle.
New homeowners James and Shelagh Kantor recently shared their home building experience with 1stView:
“Jayson Welsh and his team at Homes by Crown Isle, Courtenay, BC, provided superb service in building our dream home!
“From the start of lot purchase with Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate - Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community, to home design and construction with Jayson Welsh, Construction Manager - Homes by Crown Isle, to expert interior design support by Donna Coulson, and all their team members -they made the experience of building our first home exciting and rewarding.
“Their regard for high quality workmanship was always evident. Professional, personable, experienced, attentive, and accessible - I would highly recommend Homes by Crown Isle! Thank you!”
If you’re ready to start building your new home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, visit the team at Homes by Crown Isle to view available lots and home designs.
Nov 22, 2016
The newest home at The Gales in Ladysmith, Unit # 8, comes with a feature list that reads like a Christmas wish list. Everything you could want and more! 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.