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Aug 24, 2016

Record High Real Estate Sales at Crown Isle for 2016

Real Estate at Crown IsleReal estate sales within the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community have eclipsed all expectations in 2016. Building lots, new construction and existing home sales have all increased dramatically and show no signs of slowing down. During the past year, Crown Isle has developed and sold over 100 new building lots, both on and off the golf fairways. New home owners are flocking to the community and have a variety of subdivisions within the area to choose from. New custom homes start in the mid-to-high $400,000s to well over $1,000,000 on the fairway.

New Subdivisions Coming Soon

In an effort to keep up with demand, owners of Crown Isle are continuing to plan and build new subdivisions for the upcoming year. They are in the process of building four subdivisions including The Rise - Phase II, Hampton Gate - Phase II, Crown Isle Drive Extension - Phase III and small six lot subdivision near Britannia Place. Of the 73 Lots Crown Isle is preparing to bring to market over 75% have already been reserved. Now is the time to look at this award-winning Golf Resort and consider it your next home base.

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

Aug 22, 2016

For Professional Real Estate Advice Call on the Experience of Realtor Art Meyers

Art Meyers, Experienced Realtor in Courtenay and the Comox Valley

Comox Valley real estate sales have been outpacing typical sales month over month. In such a hot market, both buyers and sellers will benefit from professional advice from an experienced Realtor.

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

Aug 20, 2016

Retiring to Vancouver Island? Live in Style at The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge street sceneIf you are looking to retire but aren't willing to compromise your lifestyle, The Ridge on Vancouver Island may be the perfect spot to build your next home.

Located in Courtenay, in the Comox Valley, The Ridge allows for affordable luxury - your money will go much further here than in most other Canadian cities. In fact, at The Ridge, the average cost of a new detached house is 50 -75% less than in Metro Vancouver and other urban communities in Canada.

Move into your brand-new custom-built home in a new master-planned community, starting at $430,000, which includes the lot and landscaping. In addition, you’ll enjoy ocean and mountain views and plenty of space, yet still be close to city amenities.

Courtenay is home to major retail centres, businesses, North Island College and recreational facilities. The new Comox Valley hospital is currently under construction, and Comox Airport (YQQ) connects the community to Western Canadian hubs and beyond.

Many of the home sites at The Ridge also allow for carriage homes or legal secondary suites. These can be a great mortgage helper, in-law suite, or space for adult children.

Enjoy your new custom home in a fabulous location at a price you can afford!

For more information, contact:

Location: Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Websitetheridgebc.com
Contact Us

Aug 16, 2016

Choose Builder Homes by Crown Isle for Your New Custom Home

Homes by Crown Isle buildersChoosing the right builder for your custom home or renovation project is a very important decision. Homes by Crown Isle knows what it takes to both build your dream home, and to keep you happy and calm through the process.

An experienced and reputable builder like Homes by Crown Isle will manage the demands of the construction site and the wishes of the home owner. The builder needs to know enough about everyone’s job on a construction site to estimate and supervise the ongoing work. A builder or general contractor (GC) has many roles when building or renovating your home:

1. Therapist. Remodeling or building is incredibly stressful. Delays, dust, design flaws — when clients need to vent, it’s often the contractor who listens. In addition to your regular daily stresses, you'll be asked to make many decisions throughout the building process, but a good GC will help guide you to the right answers for your home.

2. Realist. The contractor has to bring expectations back down to earth. Plans with perfect details aren’t cheap, and if the budget isn’t there to build them, the builder is the one who’s got to break it to you. 

3. Translator. Sub-trades all use terms most homeowners are not familiar with. Your contractor has seen that look on your face before and knows when to explain what was just said in a walk-through of your new custom home.

4. Builder. Sometimes the team at Homes by Crown Isle gets to swap out those other hats for a hard hat. It may seem like all they ever do is respond to text messages and chat with subcontractors, but once in a while they actually get to pick up a tool instead of a cell phone!

If you’re ready to build your new home, or buy one of the homes for sale in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community,  talk to the professional team at Homes by Crown Isle. They are ready to guide you through site selections, home plans, budgeting and construction.

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

VP 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

Aug 14, 2016

Island Lifestyle - Built Green Luxury with Ocean and Mountain Views at The Gales

Ocean views at The GalesThe Gales in Ladysmith is a 68 luxury home development offering ocean views, forest trails, and the ideal Vancouver Island lifestyle! Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith are feature dramatic styling, luxury finishes and wide open spaces to reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views of the development.

This community features 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.

Construction 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.

And you can enjoy all of this for so much less than in major cities. 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

Aug 09, 2016

Enjoy Better Value for Your Real Estate Dollar at Crown Isle in the Comox Valley

Crown Isle new homesWhile real estate prices continue to climb sky high in Vancouver and other Canadian metropolitan areas, making the choice to move to a smaller city can mean really mean more home for your dollar.

The Comox Valley was named by the Globe and Mail as a top-3 destination for retirees seeking both affordability and lifestyle. And for younger families, the community offers strong employment opportunities, excellent schools and community amenities.

At the heart of the Comox Valley's active lifestyle is the Crown isle Resort and Golf Community. This master-planned 831-acre community is a thoughtful blend of residential real estate lots, new and re-sale single family homes, condominiums, low-rise patio homes, commercial complexes such as Costco and the new Thrifty’s Shopping Plaza. Nearby are both an Elementary and High School, a community aquatic centre, North Island College and the new Comox Valley Hospital all within easy walking distance.

Throughout the development, building guidelines ensure consistency, quality, and the overall vision, while maintaining property values within the golf community. Wide boulevards and walking trails create a sense of community.

A select number of fairway or non-fairway lots are available to build the custom dream home of your choice. New single family homes in Crown Isle start in the mid-to-high $400,000s and top well over $1,000,000.

To learn more about available real estate at 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

Aug 05, 2016

The Ridge Offers Large Building Lots for New Single Family Homes with Ocean and Mountain Views

Ocean and mountain view at The RidgeIf you’re looking to a build a new home in a subdivision with a little room to breathe, building lots at The Ridge offer more space and mountain and ocean views, while still in the city.

Lots at The Ridge range from just under 7,000 sq ft to more than 12,500 sq ft, so you’ll find all the room you need to enjoy peaceful, private spaces, and be part of a beautiful, growing community.

New homes at The Ridge offer spectacular value, with custom homes, including lots and landscaping, starting from around $430,000, Many of the lots are zoned to allow for secondary suites or carriage houses, meaning even your extended family can enjoy plenty of indoor space as well. Architectural and design guidelines are established to protect property values.

The Ridge is master-planned community featuring walking trails and parklands, set adjacent to Millard Creek Nature Park, and also just minutes from major retail centres and downtown Courtenay.

Stop by an open house and tour homes from their preferred builders, Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction. Or call to set up a private tour:

Location: Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Websitetheridgebc.com
Contact Us

Aug 04, 2016

Green Building and Luxury Combine at The Gales in Ladysmith

Ocean view patios at The GalesHomes at The Gales in Ladysmith feature dramatic styling, luxury finishes and wide open spaces reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views of the development. This 68-home community also features platinum designation from Built Green® showing a commitment to environmentally sensitive construction techniques.

Stop in today to tour the current show home at The Gales - a 3,000 sq ft home with an open floor plan designed to take full advantage of the ocean views. Construction is also underway on another new home at The Gales. GNB Builders, who recently won the the 2016 Single Family Production Home VIBE (Vancouver Island Building Excellence) Award, is once again building The Gales' next ocean view home.

Prices for new homes at The Gales range from $519,000 to $639,900. Features of homes at the Gales include:

  • Granite counters
  • Exotic hardwood floors
  • Porcelain tile floors
  • Heat pumps
  • 9' - 12' ceilings
  • Heated flooring
  • 5-piece ensuite bathrooms
  • 800'+ sq. ft. of deck and patio space
  • Stone fireplaces
  • Hardie Plank siding
  • Closet organizers
  • Custom finishing and trims
  • Exceptional lighting packages

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

Aug 03, 2016

Expert Advice and Seamless Service Make Building Your New Home With Homes by Crown Isle a Dream

Custom Home Builder Crown isleBuilding a new home should be a positive and memorable experience, free from worry and stress.  Homes by Crown Isle’s team of building and design professionals led by Vice President Jayson Welsh can help you through the entire experience – ideas to design, products to plans, and construction to completion, in a timely fashion and within your budget.

The team at Homes by Crown Isle is well versed in every aspect of home building. In addition to partnering with the highest quality professional trades, and their talented in-house design and construction team will work with you to advise on all the latest design styles and finishes available today and then plan out all the elements and aspects of your new home.

From individuality, such as a butler's pantry, wine cellars, steam rooms and outdoor kitchens; to the luxurious touches of granite countertops, ceramic tile floors, or fine custom woodworking; the Homes by Crown Isle team works closely with each homeowner to create your vision of your dream home.

The team at Homes by Crown Isle will help you with material selections and design choices as much or as little as you want them to.  They will work to provide you with a clear explanation of the entire process – who is responsible for what; construction and payment milestones; what’s needed on closing; after-sales service and warranty.

Homes by Crown Isle will provide you with a detailed written contract outlining timelines, budget allowances, construction updates and products installed throughout the process.  Upon completion, they will explain what is covered by their Travelers Guarantee 2/5/10 Home Warranty, how to request after-sales service, what you can expect the first year, and a schedule of contact and check-up dates for the future.

To learn more about building with Homes by Crown Isle, contact them or stop by their show home today!

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

Vice President, 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

 

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