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Jun 28, 2016

Find Your Vancouver Island Ocean View Home at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales in LadysmithThe newest show home at The Gales is ready for you to move in. Settle in for the summer and enjoy ocean views from the expansive decks of your luxurious home nestled between the ocean and the forests of Vancouver Island.

Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith are feature dramatic styling, luxury finishes and wide open spaces reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views of the development. 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. 

This 68-home community featured platinum designation from Built Green® showing a commitment to environmentally sensitive construction techniques.

Construction is underway on the latest home at The Gales in Ladysmith. GNB Builders, who recently won the the 2016 Single Family Production Home VIBE (Vancouver Island Building Excellence) Award, is building The Gales' next ocean view home.

Prices for new homes at The Gales range from $519,000 to $639,900.

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

Jun 25, 2016

Lawmar Contracting Building For Happy Homeowners at The Ridge

Lawmar Contracting custom home"I was looking for a home where my mom could move in with me and we learned that The Ridge allowed legal suites to be built within the subdivision. We went to see The Ridge and fell in love with it. This is a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views and pathways and parkways for walking. There are excellent trails for biking and we are located walking distance to the ocean. It feels like we are living in the countryside within the city.

We contact Lawrie McIntyre from Lawmar Contracting to build our house because we knew of his background and excellent reputation as a custom home builder in the Comox Valley.  We moved in a few months ago and we really enjoy living here. We love our neighbours too, they are fantastic! ”

Brenda and Jean,  Courtenay, BC

Lawmar Contracting is excited to announce that their new show home is now open 5 days a week: Wednesday through Sunday from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. 
 
The show home is located at:  4087 Chancellor Crescent in Courtenay, BC
 
Since The Ridge isn’t on Google Maps yet, click this link to the map page to find them

Contact Us:

Lawmar Contracting
250-338-7637 (phone)
lawrie@lawmar.ca (email)

 

 

Jun 24, 2016

New Home Construction Activity Brisk at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Lawmar Show home The RidgeThe premier builders at The Ridge - Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction - are busy with 12 new custom homes under construction. With the temperate climate and easy access to amenities, many new residents, including active retirees are flocking to the Comox Valley.  The Ridge has a friendly community that welcomes newcomers. 

At The Ridge, you can enjoy your new home, and have stunning views of the ocean and the mountains. Prices of the lot and new home start at $430,000. Come by and meet your future neighbours.  You will be very happy that you have found The Ridge!  Be sure to click on their map to find them, as they are not appearing on Google Maps yet.

Open Houses:

Brando Construction: 4060 and 4064 Southwalk Drive, Courtenay, BC
Open House Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 2 p.m.

Lawmar Contracting: 4087 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Open House Wednesday through Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Contact Us:

Buckstone Investments Ltd. - Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Website: www.theridgebc.com
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Jun 23, 2016

Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community Builds New Subdivisions to Meet Demand for New Homes

New homes at Crown IsleThe ownership group of Crown Isle Resort and Golf community are awaiting final approval from the City of Courtenay on several new subdivisions to bring additional lots to the community to meet the high demand for lots and new homes.

One of the new subdivisions, Phase 3 of the Crown Isle Drive extension, will include 18 lots and connect Crown Isle Drive to Idiens Way through Norfolk Way. Site servicing and road works are expected to start in July. Registration of the lots is expected in late September or early October.

Hampton Gate - Phase Two will include 25 additional strata lots and site servicing and road work is also expected to begin in late July with registration expected before the end of the year. There is one strata lot remaining for sale in Phase I of Hampton Gate, which is situated adjacent to the 16th tee area of the golf course.

Several premier builders have reserved home lots in many areas of Crown Isle and numerous new custom homes are now under construction.

For more information regarding custom home builders or to purchase or reserve a lot in Crown Isle, contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070   
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca
 

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

 

 

Jun 22, 2016

Only One K90 Rancher Style Home Available For Sale by Custom Builder Homes by Crown Isle

Homes by Crown Isle K-90The Homes by Crown Isle K90 program has been so successful that three K90 homes have sold in three months!

Homes by Crown Isle has one K90 home for sale which is located at 1668 Crown Isle Drive, overlooking the 15th Fairway on the Crown Isle Golf Course. This popular rancher/ bungalow-style home, called the Galiano, features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in a spacious 2,180 sq. ft. design. Some of its many features include: Hardi plank siding; cultured stone on the front of the house;  covered rear patio,  perfect for outdoor entertaining; 11 foot ceilings in the foyer and great room; 9 foot ceilings throughout the rest of the main floor;  large walk-in his and her closets in the master bedroom; Napoleon gas fireplace in the great room; walk-in butler's pantry;  quartz countertops; large island with eating bar; hardwood flooring throughout; radiant heated tile floor in the ensuite and much more! This beautiful home is priced for sale at $729,900.

What is the K90 Program Offered by Homes by Crown Isle?

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 choose the colours and design elements you want.  As the new home owner you can put your own unique style into this home by choosing all of your own interior finishings. Ninety days later, you’ll get the keys to your new, move-in ready home. This innovative approach offers custom home buyers certainty and timely completion.

Come and see Homes by Crown Isle at their show home - they look forward to giving you a tour!

Builder: Homes by Crown Isle 
Show Home and Open House
1184 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC

Open 7 days a week from 12pm – 4 pm

New Home Construction:
Jayson Welsh   
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

Office:  Michelle Bazett  
Phone: 250.703.5057 
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca

Website: www.crownislehomes.com

Jun 18, 2016

Enjoy Ocean Views From The Deck of Your New Homes at The Gales This Summer

The Gales ocean viewsConstruction is now underway on the latest home at the award-winning development, The Gales, in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. GNB Builders, who recently won the the 2016 Single Family Production Home VIBE (Vancouver Island Building Excellence) Award, is now building The Gales' next ocean view home.

Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith are feature dramatic styling, luxury finishes and wide open spaces reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views of the development.

This 68-home community featured platinum designation from Built Green® showing 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.

Prices for new homes at The Gales range from $519,000 to $639,900.

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

Jun 15, 2016

Thinking of Selling Your Home in Courtenay or the Comox Valley? Call Realtor Art Meyers

Realtor Art Meyers, Courtenay Comox valleyArt Meyers, Experienced Realtor in Courtenay and the Comox Valley

Gregg Hart,  manager of the Royal LePage in the Comox Valley office has recently stated “May of 2016 is the biggest month we have ever had in our office.  Sales were up 50% in April and May of 2016 compared to  April and May of 2015.  Single family homes are the biggest selling category and we expect to see this level of activity continue over the summer and into the fall.”

Multiple offers on listings are occurring more often and Realtors are also seeing offers over list price as buyers compete for the available inventory which is 35% less than one year ago.

Thinking of Selling Your Home? - Art Meyers, Realtor Get Sellers Tomorrow’s Price!

With home inventory shrinking rapidly, Art Meyers, Realtor with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley is working with his customers to get tomorrow’s prices for today’s listings. He is able to get top dollar for his clients, as he keeps his eye on the rapidly changing market. Having spent 40 years in the real estate business, he is one of the most successful and experienced Realtors serving Comox, Courtenay, the Comox Valley and Cumberland. 

Call Art today for your free Comparative Market Analysis.

Contact Art Meyers
Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca
Phone: (250) 207-1879
Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
#121 – 750 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC  V9N 3P6

Jun 13, 2016

LH Interior Design in Courtenay Purchases Judith Moore’s Interior Design

Comox Valley interior designLinzie Heffernan is a Comox Valley-based interior designer. Linzie has recently purchased long time local interior designer Judith Moore’s Courtenay business. The new location for Linzie Heffernan Interior Design is 505 Duncan Avenue, Courtenay - upstairs on the second floor, above the Hub Cafe.

Linzie works with several custom home builders and residential clients, with a specialization in single-family luxury and high-end homes. She also works on townhouse and multi-family projects. 

Linzie Heffernan Interior Design can help with:

Color consultations
Architectural drawings
Project management
Full-scale design for new homes
Remodeling or redesign
Space planning and Furniture design
Commercial Design

Linzie is available to meet clients who require interior design services. Call for a consultation for renovation and new builds in Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, the Comox Valley, Gulf Islands, Tofino and on Vanouver Island.

Contact them today!

Linzie Heffernan

Email: lhdinteriorsbc@gmail.com

Mobile: 604.345.6620

Website:www.lhdinteriors.com/

Jun 09, 2016

Black Creek Farm and Feed Carries Everything For Your Building or Landscaping Project

Black Creek Farm & Feed Supply is a family-owned building supply, feed and lumber yard situated in the community of Black Creek, at the mid-way point between Courtenay in the Comox Valley and Campbell River. They have been proudly serving Vancouver Island since 1983.

In the spring of 2015, Black Creek Farm & Feed purchased the assets of North Courtenay Landscape Products, allowing Black Creek Farm and Feed to expand and offer bulk sales of mulch, topsoil, navi-jack, compost, and sand. They also have a well stocked Garden Centre complete with everything you need for grass and garden care.

Black Creek Farm and Feed can also supply hardware, paint, and a variety of fencing and roofing products, too. For any size of building projects, ask for a package quote.

Black Creek Farm and Feed also offers delivery services for feed, bedding, and landscape products. Check out the animal care products and feed for a variety of critters--from dogs, cats, and birds, to livestock, horses, and chickens.

Jun 07, 2016

Words from a Happy Resident at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

The Ridge ResidentsMany family units look different today from the traditional nuclear family. With elderly parents living with their grown children for their safety and comfort, and young adults living at home with their parents as they work to establish their careers and savings, many generations can be living together. And putting everyone under one roof can have its challenges!

Often the easy answer is a secondary suite or carriage home, but few areas allow zoning for those. The Ridge, in Courtenay in the Comox Valley, is one new residential development that allows for both. One new Ridge resident, Brenda, recently moved in to her new custom home with room for both her and her mother

“I was looking for a home where my mom could move in with me and we learned that The Ridge allowed legal/secondary suites to be built within the subdivision. We went to see The Ridge and fell in love with it,” Brenda explains. “This is a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views and pathways and parkways for walking. There are excellent trails for biking and we are located walking distance to the ocean. It feels like we are living in the countryside within the city.

We chose Lawmar Contracting to build our house because we knew of his background and excellent reputation as a custom home builder.  We moved in a few months ago and we really enjoy living here. We love our neighbours too, they are fantastic! ”

Open House:

Lawmar Contracting: 4087 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Open House Wednesday through Sunday, from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m.

Brando Construction: 4060 and 4064 Southwalk Drive, Courtenay, BC
Open House Saturday and Sunday, from noon until 2 p.m.

Contact Us:

Buckstone Investments Ltd. - Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Website: www.theridgebc.com
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Jun 04, 2016

Record Setting Sales for Comox Valley Real Estate

Comox Valley Real EstateThe real estate market in the Comox Valley is breaking new ground, as old sales records are falling, due to a seller’s market.

In May 2016, the benchmark price of a single-family home in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area was $364,500, up 9.36 per cent from one year ago. Benchmark pricing tracks the value of a typical home in the reported area. The benchmark price of townhouses and apartments also increased in nearly every market. The average MLS® price of a single-family home in May was $411,458, a 13 per cent increase from May 2015.

In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price of a single-family home was $360,400, up 11.32 per cent from 2015.

Marty Douglas, manager of the Remax Ocean Pacific Realty offices in Courtenay and Comox has noted that in the 12 months ending May 31st, 2016, according to VIREB statistics, there were 1861 sales of all property types, a 22% increase over 2015. Year to date sales for 2016, are showing a record high of sold houses averaging 103 sales per month, a total of 515 units

since January 1, 2016. The 2016 residential sales pattern in the Comox Valley indicates 40% of all single family dwelling sales occur between $350,000 and $500,000. The list/sell ratio in May was 103%. The 12 month list/sell ratio is 81% and currently, listings sell for 98% of list price in 58 days.

Gregg Hart,  manager of the Royal LePage in the Comox Valley office stated, “May of 2016 is the biggest month we have ever had in our office.  Sales were up 50% in April and May of 2016 compared to  April and May of 2015.  Single family homes are the biggest selling category followed by patio homes apartment-style condominiums and townhouses.  We expect to see this level of activity continue over the summer and into the fall.”

Multiple offers on listings are occurring more often and Realtors are also seeing offers over list price as buyers compete for the available inventory which is 35% less than one year ago.

In the Comox Valley builders have purchased lots from developers to build new homes, decreasing the inventory of lots at a rapid pace which is driving up lot prices and new home prices. Currently new subdivision applications have been submitted to the municipalities in the Comox Valley to develop new lots.

Hopefully we will see new inventory coming onto the market starting in the fall of 2016. This current proposed subdivisions will barely meet consumer demand as a sellers market is likely to continue for the next year or two due to lack of inventory.

Written by Clarice Coty
Editor, Building Links

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