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May 31, 2016

New Homes now Under Construction at Crown Isle's Lake 20. Don't Miss Your Chance to Build Here

Crown Isle communityTen homes are under construction at Lake 20 - a 32 lot subdivision in the Crown Isle Community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. The Sussex Extension / Lake 20 subdivision is located at the end of Sussex Drive, behind the existing homes on Idiens Way in the Community's south end.

This double cul-de-sac design provides a quiet and peaceful environment with no through-traffic and have views of the lake and of the surrounding green space. Four premier builders have reserved building lots in this area and new custom homes are now under construction.

For more information about available lots, contact any of these builders:
Homes by Crown Isle 
Integra Homes 
Monterra West 
Benco    

All building lots in the Sussex Extension/Lake 20 subdivision have been spoken for, with several held by custom builders ready to create a special home to meet your individual needs. In addition to this subdivision, new phases for Hampton Gate (25 Lots) and Crown Isle Drive (18 Lots) are also expected to be ready for building later this year.

Come for a tee time, stay for a lifetime! For more information, visit their show home, open seven days a week.  

Show Home and Open House located 1184 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC
Open 7 days a week from 12pm – 4 pm
 

Contact: Jason Andrew  
Phone: 250.207.0070  
Email: jandrew@crownisle.com

Real Estate Inquiries:
Bert Jaeger  
Cell: 250.898.9128   
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.com

May 30, 2016

New Ocean View Home Under Construction at Award-Winning Development The Gales in Ladysmith

Award Winning Vancouver Island HomesThe award-winning new home development The Gales in Ladysmith has started construction of its next home. After recently winning the 2016 Single Family Production Home VIBE (Vancouver Island Building Excellence) Award, GNB Builders is building its next fabulous new home.

Homes 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 current show home at The Gales is a 3,000 sq ft home with an open floor plan designed to take full advantage of the ocean views. The kitchen features custom floor to ceiling cabinetry, granite countertops, and island with built in sink and eating bar. The master bedroom is on the main complete with luxurious ensuite and walk- in closet also with custom cabinetry. The extensive wrap around decks will easily accommodate your outdoor furniture this summer.

The feature list is extensive and includes a Carrier Infinity heat pump, HRV ventilation, Rheem Marathon Limited Lifetime hot water tank and Milgard windows, and Malarkey Highlander 30 year laminate shingle roof.

For more information about this new home currently under construction, the show home, or other opportunities within the development, contact: 

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

May 28, 2016

Custom Home at 1184 Crown Isle Drive Located on 17th Green at Crown Isle Golf Course

Homes by Crown IsleThis beautiful, luxurious and energy efficient home, located on the 17th Green at Crown Isle Golf Course, was recently featured as one of the grand prizes for the BC Children's Hospital. This new home, built by Homes by Crown Isle is now available for sale for $979,000.

This new custom home is located at 1184 Crown Isle Drive and has many stunning features,  especially in the kitchen, including:

• Jenn Air kitchen appliances

• Faber black glass wall hood fan

• Fisher & Paykel washer & dryer

• Custom cabinets throughout home

• Quartz countertops

• Soft close doors and drawers

• Large island with quartz top and waterfall end

• Large walk-in kitchen pantry

• Italian glass tile as kitchen backsplash

The Builder, Homes by Crown Isle has also included additional custom features:

• Large covered back patio, perfect for entertaining

• Custom landscaping complete with dry river bed

• 11 ft ceiling in foyer, Great Room, Dining Room and Den, 9 ft ceilings throughout rest of home

• Napolean linear fireplace with tile surround

These are just a few of the highlights. Tour the home yourself to appreciate all of the details! Come by and visit the team of custom home building experts at the show home, located at 1184 Crown Isle Drive in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island. They are open 7 days a week from 12pm – 4 pm.

To find out more about building a custom home in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf community, visit:

Builder: Homes by Crown Isle 
Jayson Welsh    
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca
Office:  250 703 5057

Michelle Bazett  
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca
Website: www.crownislehomes.com

May 19, 2016

Enjoy Festivals, Summer Activities and Adventures in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island

Comox Valley lots for sale

The Comox Valley offers a multitude of year-round activity options for residents, but in the summer the community really comes alive, with major arts and music festivals, outdoor pursuits including boating and fishing, golf, hiking and biking and more.

Living at The Ridge in Courtenay provides the opportunity to be immersed in this Island lifestyle - with views of the ocean and mountains from your porch or patio, the great outdoors will be calling. Whether you prefer to stroll the gardens at the world famous Filberg Arts Festival or Comox Marina during Nautical Days, dance the days away at Vancouver Island Music Festival, or lounge the afternoon away on any one of many sandy beaches, you can enjoy golfing, mountain bike riding, battling a Tyee salmon, or hiking pristine forest trails.

The Ridge offers residents an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle that makes Vancouver Island so popular. From outdoor pursuits to arts and culture, you will find it all in the Comox Valley communities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland. The Ridge is one of Courtenay's newest communities and is located in south Courtenay with views of the Georgia Strait, Comox Glacier, and more.

Phase 1 of the community is now 50% sold, and about 20 new custom houses are now complete. Lots start at $169,000, with new homes priced from about $430,000 (which includes the lot and the landscaping). The preferred builders at The Ridge are Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction. Both builders have show homes available to tour at open houses every weekend from 12-2pm.

For more information, or to set up a private tour:

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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May 18, 2016

Choose “Homes by Crown Isle” as your Custom Home Builder

Homes by Crown Isle custom builderHomes by Crown Isle is a premier builder owned by the same company that owns the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. When you choose to purchase a lot in Crown Isle you are buying directly from the landowner. Once you choose your lot, Homes by Crown Isle can build a custom home that will suit your lifestyle. They have built over 60 new homes In the Crown Isle community since they began their custom home building company over 8 years ago.

Currently they have 10 new homes under construction. These new homes are located in the following subdivisions: The Rise; The Lake/Sussex Extension; Crown Isle Drive; and in the Hampton Gate community.

Some of the new homeowners are relocating to Crown Isle and have come from Vancouver, the Lower Mainland of BC, Surrey and as far as North Carolina.  In addition Homes by Corwn Isle is also building custom homes for local Comox Valley residents.

The Homes by Crown Isle is an innovative custom builder, offering the  K-90 program, which works like this: you choose a home that has already been completed to lock-up, with all of the exterior elements of a finished home. The inside is unfinished but the floor plan is complete. You can now choose the colours and design elements you want. Ninety days later, you’ll get the keys to your new, move-in ready home!

Come and see them at their show home, and enjoy a tour!

Builder: Homes by Crown Isle 
Show Home and Open House located 1184 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC
Open 7 days a week from 12pm – 4 pm

Conatct: Jayson Welsh    
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca
Office:  250 703 5057

Contact: Michelle Bazette  
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca
Website: www.crownislehomes.com

May 17, 2016

Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community Adds More Building Lots to Meet Demand

Crown Isle real estateThe owners of Crown Isle Resort and Golf community plan to create more building lots for sale to meet the growing demand for new lots and homes. The owners have submitted a development permit application to build 28 new building lots (Phase II) at The Rise (north of Galaxy Motors and located behind Costco) on Crown Isle Boulevard in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island.

Road construction and lot servicing is expected to begin in early June; new home construction is expected to commence in late August once lot servicing and roadworks are complete. In addition to this subdivision, new phases for Hampton Gate (25 Lots) and Crown Isle Drive (18 Lots) are also expected to be ready for building later this year.

Just 3 Building Lots Remain For Sale in Phase 1 at The Rise Subdivision

Numerous homes are at various stages of construction in Phase I of The Rise including several custom homes that have been sold. Only three building lots remain for sale in the 27-lot subdivision.  Prices of these building lots start at $163,500.

Construction of new homes is booming and 2016 is shaping up to be one of the busiest years ever!  If you are thinking up building a new home in the Crown Isle Golf Course and Resort Community, stop in and visit them, now is the time!

Show Home and Open House located 1184 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC. Open 7 days a week from 12pm – 4 pm

Contact: Jason Andrew  
Phone: 250.207.0070   
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

May 15, 2016

Congratulations to The Gales for Winning a 2016 Vibe Award

The Gales VIBE Award 2016The Gales in Ladysmith and their builder, GNB Builders Inc, recently won a Vancouver Island Building Excellence Award in the Single Family Production Home category. The annual event showcases the best in residential construction, design and renovation on Vancouver Island and are recognized as Vancouver Island’s premier residential housing awards program.

The Single Family Production Home award considers the following specifications when selecting a winner:
1. Exterior: architectural character, curb appeal and integration of the home into its setting  
2. Interior: creative and innovative use of space, architectural and finishing detail
3. Functionality of floor plan
4. Environmental/energy efficiency inclusions

Homes 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.

Construction has recently started on Unit 8, which will be three storeys tall, with a drive-in basement for storing all of those "big boys toys" - classic cars, quads and more. For more information about this new home, their current show home, or the development, contact: 

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

May 13, 2016

Learn More About New Homes at RiversEdge in Courtenay From Realtor Art Meyers

RiversedgeComox Valley Realtor Art Meyers has enjoyed great success marketing the new home community of The Ridge at RiversEdge, the only new development in Courtenay that is located along the Puntledge River, by Puntledge Park. These new single family bungalows come complete with double garages, landscaping, underground sprinklers, fencing and hedging and more. These one-level new homes range in size from 1,560 to 1,745 square feet and are available starting at $359,900.

Art is an experienced and energetic licensed Realtor with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley who brings more than 40 years of experience as a Comox Valley Realtor to every transaction. His real estate background includes many years of listing and selling all types of homes in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. He will work closely with you to buy your new Vancouver Island home. He can also assist you in obtaining top market value for your existing home. Whether you are looking for an oceanfront home, farm acreage or a patio home in the heart of the city, once call to Art does it all.

To arrange a private viewing of these new homes at The Ridge at RiversEdge, please contact Art Meyers directly at 250.207.1879

May 04, 2016

More Retirees Find the Lifestyle and Value They Want in a New Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

New homes at the Ridge in CourtenayThe Ridge on Vancouver Island is one of the best places to buy new real estate for active retirees.

The number of people selling their homes in Canada's major cities and moving or retiring to Vancouver Island is growing. Homeowners in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto are seeking more value from home ownership, and finding value and a fabulous lifestyle on Vancouver Island.

The Comox Valley, specifically, is being recognized as a top destination for active retirees. With a strong economy, the Comox Valley is known for its festivals, access to oceans, lakes and rivers and skiing at Mount Washington. There’s a new $300 million hospital under construction, large retail shopping centres, North Island College and more. The city of Courtenay is the main commercial hub in the Comox Valley. 

Located only minutes from downtown, The Ridge is a new master-planned residential community, offering lots for sale in Courtenay. Many of these new home sites offer ocean and mountain views.  Approximately 50% of Phase I has been sold and about 20 new homes have been completed, with more under construction.

Lots at the Ridge start at $169,900 and new homes start  from approximately $430,000 (including the lot and landscaping). These custom homes can be built in a variety of styles, including bungalows or two-storey designs. Also, legal secondary suites can be built into your new home or a separate residential building (carriage house) can be built on the same lot - perfect for family, guests, or as a mortgage helper.

The preferred builders at The Ridge -  Brando Construction Ltd. and Lawmar Contracting - have already helped many happy homeowners build their dream homes here. Show homes are available and open house times are 12pm-2pm Saturdays and Sundays, or contact them for a private tour.

Since The Ridge isn’t on Google Maps yet, click on our map to find them. 

Find out more! Call the developer directly:

Bruce Clapham,  Mobile: 250.650.8588

Email:theridge.bruce@mail.com

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May 02, 2016

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient With Help From Elemental Energy Advisors

Elemental Energy AdvisorsElemental Energy Advisors (EEA) in the Comox Valley works with local cities, municipalities, builders, developers, and owner-builders to help implement energy-conservation strategies and systems in new residential properties. Owner Cristi Sacht and her team offer a wide variety of energy-efficiency consulting services complemented by extensive training and experience.

EnerGuide Labelling Service

EEA offers the EnerGuide Labelling Service, an affordable and recognized rating system administered by the Office of Energy Efficiency at Natural Resources Canada. Planning for energy efficiency during the design phase of a home is key to investigating options and making educated decisions. If you proceed with Energuide labelling, EAA offers an on-site visit once the home is built, including a building-envelope test to check for air leakage and ventilation.

Building for Energy Efficiency

Other options for energy-efficient construction programs through EEA include:

  • Built Green BC;
  • ENERGY STAR for New Homes;
  • BC Hydro's Power Smart New Home Program; and
  • Fortis BC's New Home Program.

The process of initiating these programs is simple, and the EEA team can begin the evaluation with nothing more than a copy of your building plans.

Additional Services

EEA is expanding their knowledge and services with the addition of a Building Envelope Evaluation and Efficiency Consultation package for existing homeowners. This services costs $150 and includes:

  • a building-envelope evaluation with their blower door unit
  • identifying areas of leakage and offering potential solutions; and
  • presenting options to help save money on your utility bills.
  • Have your options calculated in annual dollar savings and annual energy savings. 

Whether you're building a new home or renovating an older residential property, the EAA team can help you conserve energy and save money. Send your building plans or questions to info@elementalenergyadvisors.ca or call250.830.8000. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter as well.

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