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Nov 22, 2017
The new Homes by Crown Isle show home and information centre is now open Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 4 pm. This beautiful new home is located in The Rise, one of Crown Isle Community’s newest subdivisions.
Built by premier custom builder, Homes by Crown Isle, this two-storey home features views of Georgia Strait and the mainland mountain range.
Are you thinking of moving to the Crown Isle Community? This new home is move-in ready! Listed at $649,900, it is located at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd. You could move in for the holidays! Stop by today and enjoy a tour.
Nov 16, 2017
Candor Developments is one of the newest builders to be constructing new homes at The Ridge in south Courtenay.
Partners Isaac Bale and Clayton Frank are excited to be part of The Ridge community. They recently started construction on a new show home located at the intersection of Chancellor Crescent and Harbourview Boulevard at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. This rancher/bungalow style home will be 1,956 sq. ft. in size and will be finished by March, 2018.
They are also constructing another new home, located on Harbourview Boulevard, which will be a 1,700 sq. ft. rancher.
Candor also builds custom homes, and would be happy to work with you to create your dream home.They have built many new residential homes in the Comox Valley and strive to make the building of a new home as easy as possible for their clients.
Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on the new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
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Nov 03, 2017
1stView recently spoke with new residents at The Ridge to learn about their experience moving to this new Comox Valley real estate development:
Donna and Jim decided to make the big move to Vancouver Island in 2016. They had lived in Kingston, Ontario for over 50 years and after their two sons had moved to British Columbia, they decided to follow. The question was, where on Vancouver Island were they going to live? They had looked at other communities on Vancouver Island and chose the Comox Valley as it offered everything they were looking for, including a doctor who was taking new patients, a new hospital and a community that was located about half-way between the cities where their sons lived.
They came across The Ridge website and decided to take a drive through the scenic subdivision. After meeting the developer and viewing a Lawmar Contracting home under construction, they made their decision on the spot to purchase the home and moved in on December 1, 2016.
“The area surrounding The Ridge is so beautiful, and we love walking around the many trails here and seeing the mountains and the ocean,” Donna told us.
She goes on to say “It is like living in paradise: we see trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and eagles flying right over our house."
Donna and Jim thoroughly enjoy living at The Ridge. They really appreciate the multi-generational aspect of their neighbourhood and having young children, families and retirees in their community. The neighbours are friendly and welcoming. As an added bonus, Jim loves being in such close proximity to many top-rated golf courses.
Oct 19, 2017
The natural beauty - combined with a mild climate year-round, friendly towns and multiple recreating activities - is also turning many tourists into full time residents! Watch some video highlights here.
A recent article in the Calgary Herald highlights this trend in the Comox Valley:
“When people come into the recreation centre, we ask, ‘are you visiting or new to the area?’” says Leah Knutson, The Village of Cumberland’s manager of recreation. “Fifty per cent are visitors, and we say, ‘watch out, you are going to end up living here.’”
The Calgary Herald heard that many new Comox Valley residents were attracted to the area because of the active, outdoor lifestyle, including surfing, paddle boarding or fishing on the lake or ocean, rock climbing, or skiing at Mount Washington.
Photo credit: DiscoverComoxValley.com
Sep 08, 2017
The Comox Valley is in the centre of the golfing action. There are 10 golf courses within a 75km (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.
If you're ready to live in the heart of the golfing action, in a new, custom-built home in an ocean-and-mountain-view development, contact the developers of The Ridge today, for a tour and to meet with their preferred builders. Phase 3 lots will be available for 2018 construction.
Developer Bruce Clapham
Aug 25, 2017
Phase 1 of The Ridge subdivision has been sold out and there are a few select lots available in Phase 2.
Currently, developers are in the planning and approvals stages for Phase 3, which will include 106 new lots for sale in the beautiful Comox Valley.
If you are in the Comox Valley, contact the developer for a tour. If you are interested in building a new home at The Ridge in 2018, now is the time to get in touch and be placed on their “inquiries list”. Stay in touch to learn about their progress and be the first to learn when the lots in Phase 3 are available for selection.
Once you've chosen your lot, talk to one of the preferred builders about your future housing needs and building your new home at The Ridge.
Contact Bruce Clapham:
Aug 11, 2017
The state-of-the-art new $331.7 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital is scheduled to open in Courtenay this fall.
The new hospital in the Comox Valley has been designed to meet the needs for all residents in the Comox Valley and surrounding region. The hospital is centrally located within the City of Courtenay and is easily accessible from any location in the area.
The Comox Valley Hospital is only 15 minutes from the new real estate development The Ridge. The Ridge is currently working on approvals for Phase 3 lots.
This part of Vancouver Island is known for its friendly people and active communities. With this in mind, a call for volunteers for the new hospital has gone out. Volunteers are a vital component to the running of the hospital. They improve the overall experience of patients and their families. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Laura Heikkila at Heikkila@viha.ca or website: www.viha.ca/volunteer_
To learn more about building your new home at The Ridge, contact:
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 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 30, 2017
Construction of the 25 strata lots in Phase II of Hampton Gate is now complete. Some of the remaining lots feature of view of the 17th fairway and / or the pond in front of the 16th green. Currently 5 of the 25 strata lots remain for sale, with prices starting at $299,900. Inside Hampton Gate five new homes are set to begin construction within the next two months.
To learn more about Hampton Gate, the premier builders or other real estate oppotunities in Crown Isle contact:
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:
Jun 08, 2017
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.
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.
May 30, 2017
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
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 04, 2017
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.
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 26, 2017
If 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:
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.