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Jun 26, 2017

Choosing the Right Home Builder Can Make New Home Construction Run Smoothly

Homes by Crown IsleAre 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.

Homes by Crown Isle is a custom new home builder in the Crown Isle Community. Their dedicated team will make your home construction or renovation project an enjoyable one.

Contact them today to learn more:

Jayson Welsh, VP Construction
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

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

Website: www.crownislehomes.com

In photo, left to right: Michelle Bazett, Office Manager; Jayson Welsh, VP Construction; Chris McGrath, Construction Manager

Jun 23, 2017

Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community Hosts Ducks Unlimited Fins & Skins Weekend July 28 & 29, 2017

Ducks unlimitedThe Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is proud to host the Annual Comox Valley Ducks Unlimited (CVDU) Golf Tournament at the Crown Isle Golf Course. Join them at their inaugural "Fins & Skins" event, which combines the 18th Annual CVDU Golf Tournament & the first Comox Valley Ducks Unlimited Fishing Derby.

This year's golf tournament will be held on Friday, July 28, 2017 at the beautiful Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community. The fishing derby will be held on July 29.

Marine Harvest is another proud sponsor of the golf tournament and fishing derby. Entrance is only $150 for the golf tournament and $40 per rod for this fishing derby. Net proceeds will benefit Ducks Unlimited Canada's Comox Valley Conservation Programs

The real estate team at Crown Isle Resort and Community is in the business of developing new home lots to create a vibrant community in the Comox Valley.  It is also very important to them to give back to the community through supporting conservation. Crown Isle is set in one of the greenest and most scenic areas on Vancouver Island and the Crown Isle team wants to preserve it.

For more information or to register, visit the Ducks Unlimited Fins & Skins event site or contact Jason Andrew by phone: 250.207.0070 or email: jandrew@crownisle.ca.

Jun 22, 2017

New Townhouses for Sale in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island

New Comox Valley TownhomesComox Valley Realtor Art Meyers, along with colleague Michael Emerson, are the realtors for a new townhouse project called Parkside Townhomes located in Courtenay on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Design work is underway to build duplexes,  triplexes and a fourplexes in a townhome style. These spacious units are approximately 1,350 sq. ft. in size and include 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, an outside patio, a landscaped yard, a garage as well as room for additional parking in the driveway.

Construction is expected to begin once preliminary site work has been completed in the next few months. Introductory pre-sale pricing on this project is being offered for a limited period of time on these townhomes for sale.

Parkside Townhomes will be centrally located in the Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

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

Jun 16, 2017

New Crown Isle Townhouses for Sale at The Rise

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:

Jayson Welsh, VP Construction
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

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

Website: www.crownislehomes.com

 

Jun 16, 2017

Festival Season Heats Up on Vancouver Island! Enjoy it All From Your Home at The Ridge

music festVancouver Island offers a multitude of summer music festivals, and the Comox Valley really comes alive with several arts and music festivals throughout the summer.

Major music festivals scheduled for Vancouver Island in 2017 include the Victoria International Jazz Festival, The Island Folk Festival in Duncan, The Sunfest Country Music Festival in Lake Cowichan, and The Summertime Blues Festival in Nanaimo. Several other events are scheduled throughout the summer.

The Comox Valley hosts one of the biggest events: Vancouver Island Musicfest, as well The Hornby Festival on Hornby Island; The Filberg Festival in Comox; and Atmosphere Gathering in Cumberland

Residents at the Ridge in Courtenay enjoy 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 ocean the mountains and Comox Glacier.

For more information:
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Jun 08, 2017

The Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is a Golfer's Paradise

On Vancouver Island, golfers know that they can play year-round on any of the many world-class championship courses, or enjoy a round on numerous smaller, family-friendly tracks.

The Comox Valley is in the centre of the golfing action. There are 10 golf courses within a 75 km (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 along the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, such as Crown Isle, Storey Creek or Fairwinds.

If you are interested in relocating to the Comox Valley, contact the developers and enjoy a tour of The Ridge, view the show homes and meet their preferred builders.

Contact them for more information.

Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com

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: Michelle Bazett  
Phone: 250.703.5057
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca
Website: www.crownislehomes.com

 

May 25, 2017

Grand Legacy Homes is the Newest Builder at The Ridge

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.

For more information on these homes for sale at The Ridge please contact:
Wayne Schick at Grand Legacy Homes.
Phone 250-702-2251 
Email wayne@grandlegacy.ca

For more information about The Ridge, contact the Developer:
Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com

 

May 22, 2017

Show Home in Crown Isle for BC Children’s Hospital Lottery has Sold!

Homes by Crown IsleThe 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.

Jayson Welsh, VP Construction
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

Office:  Michelle Bazett  
Phone: 250.703.5057
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca
Website: www.crownislehomes.com

 

 

May 20, 2017

More Lots Being Built to Meet High Demand in the Crown Isle Community

Crown Isle constructionBuilders 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:
 

Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

 

May 11, 2017

Realtor Art Meyers Says Comox Valley Ranchers and Bungalows Are in High Demand

Art Meyers RealtorComox Valley Realtor Art Meyers has clients actively seeking to buy a rancher/bungalow/patio home style residence. If you are looking to sell, Art Meyers may have a buyer for your Comox Valley home.

With a busy real estate market and limited inventory, an experienced realtor is your best bet to find the home you want in Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland or the surrounding areas.

Realtor Art Meyers brings more than 40 years of experience as a trusted Comox Valley Realtor to all of his clients.

If you are looking to sell your rancher or bungalow-style home in the Comox Valley, contact Art Meyers at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley today:

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

May 04, 2017

Retirees Enjoy the Vancouver Island Lifestyle

Vancouver Island is now, more than ever before becoming a relocation destination for retirees from across Canada, due to its temperate weather, stunning scenery and housing.

Retirees have access to a variety of colleges and universities and some that offer elder college classes.

Of course, the renowned outdoor activities abound all year round! Tofino is just a few hours away from Courtenay/Comox, Nanaimo and Victoria. This is a place where international visitors flock to from all over the world due to access to ancient rain forests and sandy beaches year round.

Tofino is just a three hour drive from Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Courtenay is the community where you will find The Ridge, a new subdivision offering vistas of the mountains and the ocean. Located minutes from downtown, The Ridge is a new master-planned residential community located close to all amenities including a new hospital slated to open in September of 2017.

Contact the developer directly for more information.

Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Web: TheRidgeBC.com

Apr 27, 2017

Homes by Crown Isle Building Four New Townhomes called "Silverstone"

Homes by Crown Isle SilverstoneHomes 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:

Jayson Welsh, VP Construction
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

Office:  Michelle Bazett 
Phone: 250.703.5057
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca
Website: www.crownislehomes.com

 

 

Apr 26, 2017

Ocean, River and Lake Fishing Year Round in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Fishing in the Comox ValleyIf you enjoy fishing and outdoor adventures, the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is a great place to call home. Living at The Ridge in Courtenay gives you access to world-class fishing year-round in the surrounding ocean, lakes and rivers. The spring newsletter from Tyee Marine highlights plenty of great fishing spots in the Comox Valley.

The experts at Tyee Marine say now is the time to bring out the crab pots! Delicious Dungeness crab can be found off the point of Goose Spit in the shallows. Remember to bring a crab caliper to double check that the crabs you've caught are of legal size. Fisheries regulations state that all female crabs must be released.

Spring is also a great time to enjoy fishing the lakes, rivers and the ocean. When the remaining snow melts at the base of Mount Washington, it could be worth a trip to find Blue Grouse Lake. This is a small lake with expansive shallows, making it hard to cast from shore. Bring a float tube or small, lightweight boat. A small lake means smaller fish, but it also makes them easier to find.

So many choices just minutes from your new custom home at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC! Learn more about building your home at The Ridge:

Contact: Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com

 

Apr 24, 2017

Homes by Crown Isle is the Custom Home Builder for Children’s Lottery Show Home in Courtenay, BC

Homes by Crown Isle lottery homeThe 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.

Contact:

Jayson Welsh, VP Construction
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

Office:  Michelle Bazett  
Phone: 250.703.5057
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca
Website: www.crownislehomes.com

Apr 14, 2017

Choose Experienced Realtor Art Meyers for Your Real Estate Listing in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley has seen a recent boom in real estate sales, with no slow down in sight, as new building lots and existing homes are selling quickly. In such a busy market, both buyers and sellers can benefit from the guidance of an experienced Realtor. Listing your home with an experienced realtor who knows the community can earn you more money on your home sale.

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Call Art Meyers, Realtor with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley. Art has 45 years of experience in the real estate business in the Comox Valley. He is one of the most successful and experienced Realtors serving Comox, Courtenay, the Comox Valley and Cumberland. As strong community supporter, Art Meyers has been active in Rotary, The Comox Valley Community Foundation and The Community Justice Centre.

Call Art today for your free Comparative Market Analysis.

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

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

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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Apr 11, 2017

Reserve Your Lot in Crown Isle and Select A Builder For Your New Custom Home

Due to unprecedented sales of lots and new homes in the Crown Isle Community on Vancouver Island, this golf course development is moving ahead to develop three more subdivisions.

The developers are planning an additional 150 new lots in the next few years years. Contact the real estate team at Crown Isle to add your name to their growing list of potential new Crown Isle homeowners for one of these new subdivisions. Or if you’re ready to start building now, they can assist you with selecting a lot from their existing inventory.

The Crown Isle development is ideally situated in Courtenay in the Comox Valley. Built around a championship 18-hole golf course, the community is conveniently located next to shopping, schools, community amenities and even the new Comox Valley Hospital.

The Crown Isle real state team can also assist you with selecting one of the premier builders who are building new custom homes within the community. 

Contact them now for more information.

Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Apr 06, 2017

Low Inventory a Challenge for Vancouver Island Home Buyers

New homes on vancouver islandBuilding Links is reporting that inventory of single-family homes declined by 36 per cent from March 2016, with 1,023 active listings available last month compared to 1,598 one year ago. Low inventory continues to frustrate consumers in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area. An additional 145 single-family properties came onto the market in March, but the increase was not significant enough to have a noticeable impact on inventory.

Inventory dropped by 36 per cent year-over-year in March, and the lack of housing options continues to frustrate buyers in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area.

“Single-family homes between $500,000 and $600,000 rarely last longer than a day or two and generate multiple offers, with many selling above list price,” says Janice Stromar, VIREB President.

The March 2017 benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $323,100, an increase of 15 per cent over March 2016.

In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price hit $408,300, up 15 per cent from 2016. Duncan reported a benchmark price of $353,000, an increase of 14 per cent compared to March 2016.

Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose 23 per cent to $452,900 while the Parksville-Qualicum area saw its benchmark price increase by 18 per cent to $463,500.

The price of a benchmark home in Port Alberni hit $217,800, up 12 per cent from one year ago.

1stView.ca features a number of new homes for sale on Vancouver Island.

Excerpt from April, 2017 VIREB news release.

Apr 04, 2017

Live the Lottery-Winner's Lifestyle at Crown Isle with the 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery

Crown isle lottery homeYou don't have to win the lottery to live a fabulous lifestyle at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community on Vancouver Island, but thanks to the 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery you could have both.

A new home by Homes by Crown Isle, overlooking the 15th fairway of this championship golf course, is one of 7 grand prize choices in this year's lottery.

Featuring 2,180 square feet of living space, this new home is valued at over $800,000. The Lottery prize package is worth $2.2 million and comes complete with furnishings for the home, a new car and a truck to haul your new RV and fishing boat. Dine around town with $25,000 worth of restaurant gift certificates, and enjoy your winters with 5 years of passes to ski Mount Washington and all the gear you need to do it. Plus take $1.1 million in cash to complete your lottery lifestyle!

The 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery is now 95% sold out, with the final ticket deadline just one week away at midnight April 12, 2017.

Tour the Crown Isle lottery home at 1668 Crown Isle Drive, Friday to Sunday, including holidays, from 12-4 pm. Purchase your BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery online (Open only to BC residents.)

For more information about Real Estate at Crown Isle:

Contact: Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

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