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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 20, 2017

These Homeowners Love Their Ocean View at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales in LadysmithDo you ever wonder why people choose to buy a home where they do? Sometimes the reasoning is obvious - stunning new homes with ocean views in a friendly Vancouver Island town make The Gales in Ladysmith an easy choice. 

These residents shared with 1stView why 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 views and the meticulous high-end finishing of the homes at The Gales for yourself, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko to learn more about the two new patio homes currently listed for sale.

: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545
kmazurenko@shaw.ca
http://www.thegales.ca

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 13, 2017

Two New Patio Homes for Sale at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales LadysmithThere are currently two new patio homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith, which highlight the best of the Vancouver Island living. The dramatic styling, luxury finishes and wide open spaces reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views that surround this 68-home community, while the development's Built Green® platinum designation shows a commitment to environmentally sensitive construction techniques.

Units 16 and 17 are now for sale. Both new patio homes are 2,783 sq ft, with 1,555 sq ft of main floor living. These three bedroom, three bathroom homes showcase the many environmentally sensitive products and finishes that The Gales is known for.

These luxury Vancouver Island town homes are built by award-winning GNB Builders.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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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 29, 2017

Activities Abound in Ladysmith To Kick off Summer

With summer just around the corner, the Vancouver Island community of Ladysmith is stepping into high gear. Outdoor activities abound for next several months, with residents getting out to enjoy area beaches, forests, boating, sports and more. And the community is gearing up to celebrate.

Downtown Ladysmith celebrates Kids Pirate Day on June 3 and a world record attempt for street hockey on June 4. June 3 is also National Health and Fitness Day, and Ladysmith will celebrate at Transfer Beach, with family friendly fitness activities. On June 21, the Longest Day of Play is coming to town, with a fun-for-all block party.

From your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to all of the action. Or you can choose to soak in the sunshine from your ocean view decks. With all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of, your weekends are free to head out and enjoy all that the community and the rest of Vancouver Island have to offer.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

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 17, 2017

Built Green Construction Continues at The Gales in Ladysmith

Patio homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith have been built to showcase all of the best elements of  Vancouver Island living. The dramatic styling, luxury finishes and wide open spaces reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views that surround this 68-home community, while the development's Built Green® platinum designation shows a commitment to environmentally sensitive construction techniques.

This luxury Vancouver Island town home development is built by award-winning GNB Builders. While the last show home is now sold, new homes are still under construction to meet demand in the busy Vancouver Island Real Estate market

For more information on upcoming homes or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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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

Latest Ocean View Show Home at The Gales in Ladysmith is Now Sold

The real estate market on Vancouver Island is booming, and the busy sales season is also evident at The Gales, in Ladysmith, where the latest show home is now sold. Realtor Keith Mazurenko says the spring real estate market has been very busy, but more new homes are under construction at The Gales. When complete the Gales project will include 42 patio homes and 26 condos.

The Gales is a luxury ocean view new home development in the town of Ladysmith on the east coast on Vancouver Island. Homes at The Gales are Built Green and full of luxury details.

Living at The Gales allows residents to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island living, with forested walking trails and ocean beaches just minutes away, and homes designed to take in the stunning ocean views. You'll be blown away by The Gales.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

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 17, 2017

Feel The Spring Breeze at The Gales Luxury Home Development in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island

The Gales viewsWhile Vancouver Island is green year-round, spring gardens burst into bloom earlier here than anywhere else in Canada! Spring comes quickly to Vancouver Island, and with it the spectrum of colour that fills gardens and planter boxes. Rhododendrons and Azaleas thrive in the mild West Coast climate and are blooming shortly after the spring bulbs burst onto the scene.

And with all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of at The Gales in Ladysmith, you can focus on your beautiful blooms or getting out and enjoying the natural greenery. With your new home at The Gales, you'll enjoy year-round colour in the surrounding forests, and an ever-changing ocean view landscape.

Living at The Gales allows residents to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island living, with forested walking trails and ocean beaches just minutes away, and homes designed to take in the stunning ocean views. Stop by today and view the newest show home.

You'll be blown away by The Gales.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

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