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Dec 06, 2017
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 13, 2017
First Avenue is a defining area of this charming community on Vancouver Island, and was recognized based on criteria that included social, economic and accessibility and safety factors, as well as elements including design, culture, history and landscape. First Avenue beat out 16 other submissions from across Canada.
You could be enjoying this and many of the other amenities of this lovely town from your home at The Gales.
The Gales is a new luxury ocean view home community in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Currently there are two patio homes under construction: #18 and #19. These new patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft, and offer stunning ocean views.
The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This new home is offered for sale at $649,900.
For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty
Nov 10, 2017
On Nov. 11, Canadians mark Remembrance Day, and locally a variety of memorial events are scheduled in the Comox Valley. All three municipalities (Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland) host parades, followed by a moment of silence at their cenotaphs. The Legion Halls in all thee communities also host open houses, and all are welcome.
CFB Comox is a busy air force base, and a large community of retired Canadian military members have made the area home, making Remembrance Day an important holiday for the local community. Military retirees have joined the ranks of a growing seniors’ population in the Comox Valley, and are often drawn to the area by the area’s natural beauty, favourable climate and friendly active communities.
Realtor Art Meyers has been working to serve the Comox Valley real estate needs of CFB Comox families and retired military members for more than four decades. This Remembrance Day, Art Meyers honours the sacrifices of our veterans, and gives thanks for the freedoms Canadians now enjoy.
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 28, 2017
Silver Sand Land Corp., the real estate division of the Crown Isle community, is taking offers on proposed building lots in The Rise and in the Crown Isle Drive Extension V and VI. The Rise will be adding 69 lots in Phase III and Cambridge Park Estates will be adding 67 lots on the extension of Crown Isle Drive. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000; lot prices in Cambridge Park Estates are expected to start at $250,000.
Site services and road work are expected to continue during the winter, once all approvals are in place with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2018. The real estate team in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community are hoping to have registration on the lots by May of 2018.
Make your inquiry today, as many lots are already reserved.
Prices are subject to change without notice.
Photo: Cambridge Park Estates adding new lots in Spring of 2018
Oct 27, 2017
The Comox Valley’s newest retirement residence, Riverside Senior Living, is locally owned and operated by an experienced residential development and hospitality management team.
Managing partners Stan Sprenger and Rick Browning bring extensive experience from projects in BC, and across Canada and the US.
Since 2006, they have owned and operated the Best Western Westerly Hotel in downtown Courtenay. In the past decade, they have added a 36-suite hotel wing with ground floor retail, rebuilt the pub, kitchen and catering facilities, and are now building all of the facilities for Riverside Senior Living, which is set adjacent to this full service hotel.
Stan has more than 20 years of hospitality development and management experience. Prior to launching his own private company in 2006, he was president of Intrawest vacations and lodging operations, overseeing 10 North American resorts.
Rick brings a background in developing and managing a luxury senior’s housing complex in California, as well as major retail, hospitality and residential projects in BC over the past 30 years, with his company Western Management.
Together with their management team, Rick and Stan are working to develop a unique concept in retirement living for the Comox Valley. Riverside Senior Living will welcome its first residents in the spring of 2018. Residents can choose from one bedroom or studio suites, equipped with kitchenettes. Amenities will include a spa and fitness facilities, a swimming pool, billiards lounge and social areas.
Book a tour of the newly opened show suite and learn about all of the options and amenities available at Riverside Senior Living. Call them at 250.331.4010 or register on their website.
Oct 25, 2017
Whether you are an empty nester or a growing family, the community at Crown Isle is your ultimate home base. Prestwick on The Rise consists of four luxury townhomes built within the Crown Isle Community in the Comox Valley. These new townhomes are located close to recreational activities, shopping and amenities including the airport, new hospital and schools.
Each townhome is spacious, offering 1,500 to 1,900 sq. ft. The floor plans include a kitchen, dining room and living room as well as three bedrooms and three bathrooms. Unit A includes the master bedroom on the main floor. Each townhouse will include custom highlights such as tiled showers in the master bedroom ensuites 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. Prices range from $479,900 to $529,900.
Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long and successful history of building new homes in the Crown Isle community. These new homes are expected to sell quickly. Call now for more information on these luxury townhomes,
(Prices subject to change without notice)
Oct 20, 2017
Currently, two more patio homes are under construction, with framing now underway on these new rancher/bungalow style homes, #18 and #19. These new patio homes are very spacious, offering 1,820 sq. ft. and include a large crawl space with plenty of storage.
The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This stunning new home is being offered for sale at $649,900.
Come and take a look at this award winning development, located in the charming community of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island.
For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty
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
Oct 18, 2017
If you are looking to take advantage of the booming real estate market in the Comox Valley to sell your home, an experienced realtor is your best investment.
Realtor Art Meyers is one of the most experienced realtors in the Comox Valley, bringing decades of knowledge to his work. Art Meyers has worked with many repeat customers who appreciate his expertise and professionalism. He will work with you to get the best price when selling your home. In a rapidly changing market, you need to work with a realtor who is ahead of the trend and can predict where prices are going, not where they were months ago.
Oct 07, 2017
The Ridge in Courtenay has welcomed many new residents to their community over the past two years, and word is getting out that the residents at The Ridge welcome newcomers. This summer's neighbourhood party was a huge success, with 150 people attending and enjoying the festivities.
More residents will be moving to The Ridge over the course of the next year as construction is about to get started on new homes in Phase 2.
The Ridge is a new sustainable community in South Courtenay featuring spectacular views of the Comox Glacier and surrounding mountains, as well as views of Comox Bay. Residents of all ages enjoy the dedicated park land and walking trails throughout the community. The Ridge is located in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.
For directions, please follow The Ridge's map, as Google Maps does not have the project updated. Find a map here.
Contact the developer today to learn more:
Email: theridge.bruce [at] mail.com
Sep 26, 2017
The Real Estate Team in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf community are excited to announce that they are very close to receiving City of Courtenay approval for construction drawings on the expansion of two major subdivisions within the community.
Site services and road work are expected to commence this winter, with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring when the asphalt plant re-opens for 2018. They are forecasting to have registration on the lots sometime in late April / early May of 2018.
There are 69 lots being released in Phase III of The Rise (north side of Ryan Road) and 67 lots in the extension of Crown Isle Drive, Cambridge Park Estates. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000 and in Cambridge Park Estates at $250,000.
Silver Sand Land Corp. and Silverado Land Corp, the two Real Estate Development Divisions of the Crown Isle community, will begin taking reservations on Proposed Building Lots both phases in September. Pricing is subject to change.
Sep 21, 2017
Construction on new homes in Phase 2 of The Ridge will be underway this month. This phase consists of 43 lots, with some featuring stunning views of the ocean and of the surrounding mountains.
The developers plan to add an additional 100 lots in the next phase, which will to come onto the market in the summer of 2018. All of these lots will include zoning for a secondary suite.
The Ridge is a new sustainable residential community in South Courtenay and is a picture-perfect location for building a new home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on their new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.
Sep 19, 2017
What would prompt you to move across the country for the perfect home? Sometimes the reason is obvious - a stunning new home with ocean views in a friendly Vancouver Island town. All of this makes moving to The Gales in Ladysmith an easy choice.
One couple shared with 1stView how they picked The Gales.
"We found The Gales after years of looking," said this couple, who moved from Ontario. "Our visitors tell us we have a “Million Dollar View” and we agree. The hilltop terrace design gives us a beautiful panoramic view overlooking Ladysmith Harbour and the nearby islands, with the scenic Coastal Mountains in the background.
"We never tire of watching the world go by from our bedroom, kitchen, dining or living room windows. You never know what you may see from resident eagles, to killer whales visiting the harbour. All of these scenes are beautifully framed in large picture windows in rooms with soaring ceilings. The skylight in the kitchen adds to the bright open atmosphere in a great layout.
"There is so much to do in our small town, and on the island. We are also within a short commuting distance of two major city centres. We feel very lucky to call this wonderful place home."
If you would like to experience the homes at The Gales for yourself, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko to learn more about the new patio home currently listed for sale.
Sep 16, 2017
The real estate market in the Comox Valley is booming, as more and more people discover the value of real estate in this community on beautiful Vancouver Island.
While real estate prices have increased in recent years, there is still excellent value to be found and homes are very affordable compared to major Canadian cities.
Realtors Art Meyers of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley has the experience and knowledge to guide your Comox Valley real estate purchases. Whether you are relocating to the Comox Valley, or simply moving down the street, Art Meyers will find you the right home at the right price!
Contact Art Meyers: Cell 250.207.1879
Photo credit: DiscoverComoxValley.com
Sep 12, 2017
The 2016 Vancouver Island Real Estate Board's Buyer's Profile confirms what many realtors on Vancouver Island already know - people are moving to the Island from other parts of BC, as well as Alberta and the rest of Canada in search of that Vancouver Island Lifestyle!
Homes like the ones at The Gales in Ladysmith represent excellent real estate value, compared to the pricey market in Vancouver and other major cities, offering owners luxury ocean view living at a fraction of the cost they would pay elsewhere. More than 25% of home buyers in the Cowichan Valley, where Ladysmith is located, came from Vancouver or other areas of BC, and more than 10% came from Alberta, according to the VIREB 2016 Buyer's Profile.
While home prices are going up on the Island, consider the value that is still available: The current patio home for sale at The Gales offers 2,561 sq. ft. of new, luxury patio home living, with 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, and stunning ocean views and forest trails. These Built Green certified homes are the perfect example of Vancouver Island living, priced at only $649,900.
For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty and be Blown Away by The Gales!
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 28, 2017
Enjoy ease of travel with an airport just minutes away offering 30 minute flights to Vancouver plus non-stop flights to both Calgary and Edmonton. You will also enjoy being close to the new Comox Valley Regional Hospital, opening in October, 2017, North Island College, the Aquatic Centre plus the Crown Isle Plaza shopping centre complete with restaurants, medical and dental offices, supermarket, the Valley's largest liquor store, Costco, and of course Starbucks and Tim Hortons.
There are also endless recreational opportunities available in the Comox Valley and surrounding area. You can enjoy the snow activities at Mount Washington during the winter, or hiking, swimming and festivals all summer plus endless fishing and boating possibilities all year round. With the milder climate in the Comox Valley you can even play golf 12 months of the year.