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Oct 13, 2017

Learn About Independent Living Offered at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay with a Thursday Night Dinner and Tour

Riverside Senior Living CommunityRiverside Senior Living in Courtenay has opened its one bedroom show suite which features 640 sq. ft. of living space along with in-suite storage and a patio with stunning views of the Courtenay River. Situated in downtown Courtenay, adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, Riverside Senior Living will offer many services and facilities through the hotel, including: swimming and fitness facilities; a social lounge and games room; and high tea / happy hours.

The Best Western Westerly already caters to seniors with their weekly Seniors’ Buffet Dinner, which is served Thursdays from 5-9 for only $10.99. This is a popular night, so be sure to reserve your space by calling 250.338.7741.

Residents of Riverside Senior Living’s independent retirement living suites will enjoy three chef-prepared meals daily, as well as have the option of in-room dining via hotel room service (for an additional cost) or preparing small snacks or meals in their kitchenettes. The Westerly Hotel also provides three dining choices, and the downtown Courtenay location means easy access to retail outlets, grocery store, pharmacy and medical and dental offices.

This new Comox Valley retirement community will welcome its first residents in the Spring of 2018. Book a Thursday night dinner at the Westerly Hotel today and take a tour of the newly opened show suite.

For more information about Riverside Senior Living, contact 250.331.4010 or register on their  website.

Oct 07, 2017

The Ridge in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island Welcomes New Residents

Ocean view hoems at The RidgeThe 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:

Bruce Clapham 
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce [at] mail.com
Website: www.theridgebc.com


Oct 06, 2017

New Independent Living Retirement Suites Opening in Downtown Courtenay

The show suite at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay is now open for viewing. Book a tour today and learn about the amenities and services of the Comox Valley’s newest seniors’ independent living community.

Situated along the Courtenay Riverwalk, adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, these new retirement living suites offer a choice between 320 sq ft studio units and 640 sq ft one bedroom spaces. The suites all feature kitchenettes with full size refrigerators.

All of these Vancouver Island retirement living units come with a host of amenities included in the monthly fee, including: heat, hydro and basic cable, housekeeping; three prepared meals daily; social areas including a media lounge, fitness facility, indoor pool, games room; three onsite dining options; and a variety of scheduled activities.

At Riverside Senior Living, the downtown Courtenay location means you are only steps from amenities including: grocery, pharmacy and other retail services; restaurants and entertainment; and the green space provided by the Courtenay Riverwalk. Many of the suites also feature beautiful views of the Courtenay River.

Riverside Senior Living is set to welcome its first residents in Spring 2018. Tour their show suite today and learn about the amenities and activities they offer.

To book a tour, call 250.331.4010 or visit RiversideSeniorLiving.ca to learn more.


Sep 26, 2017

New Real Estate Opportunities in Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

Cambridge Park Estates Crown IsleIntroducing the Newest Phases of The Rise and Cambridge Park Estates at Crown Isle.

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.

For more information on the reservation process please contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Cell: 250.207.0070 Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca


Sep 21, 2017

Phase 2 Ready for New Homes at The Ridge in Courtenay

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.

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Sep 19, 2017

Make the Move to The Gales in Ladysmith

The GalesWhat 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.

: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545



Sep 16, 2017

Pre-construction Pricing Announced for Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes in the Comox Valley

Site construction is underway for a new townhouse project in Courtenay on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Parkside Lifestyle Homes is a new 33-unit development offering spacious three-bedroom and three-bathroom units that are being built in the Comox Valley. These new townhomes will include a gas furnace, a six-piece appliance package, blinds and window coverings, as well as an oversized crawl space which is perfect for storage or a play area. 

Realtors Art Meyers and Michael Emerson are pleased to announce special pre-construction pricing on the new townhomes/townhouses for sale. These new townhomes will be built as duplexes, tri-plexes and four-plexes and will feature a minimum of 1,350 sq. ft. All of these new townhomes will feature a landscaped yard, a garage and room for parking for your visitors!

An incentive package of $10,000 is being offered for the first 10 purchasers. These units are priced to sell quickly at $314,800.

Contact them today for more information regarding floor plans and colour schemes:

Realtors Art Meyers or Michael Emerson at Royal LePage at 250.334.3124.
Art Meyers: Cell 250.207.1879


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Sep 12, 2017

Ocean View Luxury Represents Excellent Value at The Gales

The GalesThe 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!

(250) 245-0545 - Office
1-877-252-2252 - Toll-Free

Sep 08, 2017

A Golfing Paradise, The Comox Valley Has Many Golf Courses to Choose From

Fairwinds golf courseOn Vancouver Island, golfers know that they can play year-round on well-known championship courses, or choose from dozens of smaller courses.

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.

Pack your golf clubs and come and play at one of the well known golf courses such as Crown Isle, Storey Creek or Fairwinds.

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

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Aug 28, 2017

Let the Crown Isle Community Be Your Home Base

Everyone needs a place to call their home base - Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community and the Comox Valley offer the "Ultimate Home Base."

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.

Come for a tee time, stay for a lifetime! Contact Crown Isle for more information.

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


Aug 25, 2017

Phase 3 Coming to The Ridge, a Successful New Subdivision in the Comox Valley

The Ridge new homes courtenayPhase 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:

Phone: 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Aug 22, 2017

Moving from Vancouver to Vancouver Island? Consider the Crown Isle Community

Crown IsleThere are many families now choosing the Vancouver Island lifestyle due to the abundance of recreation opportunities and the affordability of buying a new home.

Within the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community located in the Comox Valley, a typical new home is between 1,800 to 2,400 sq. ft. and can be custom designed as either a rancher/bungalow style or as a two-storey home that can include a bonus room, guest suite(s) or possibly even a walk out basement.

All new homes in Crown isle include a large two-car garage that can also accommodate a small shop. Driveways can typically accommodate additional parking of up to four vehicles. Smaller homes are also available within the new subdivision "The Rise" where pricing for new 1,500 sq ft bungalows starts as low as $499,900 + GST.

For more information regarding the purchase of a new home, contact the team at Crown Isle, they would be happy to give you a tour!
Contact: Jason Andrew, 
Director of Sales
Cell: 250.207.0070    
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca
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Aug 17, 2017

Large Two-Storey Home For Sale at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd. in the Crown Isle Community

A new home is being offered for sale by custom builder Homes by Crown Isle. This new home for sale is located at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd. in The Rise subdivision in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community.

The upper floor features a great room, kitchen and dining areas. Also here, you'll find the large master bedroom with walk-in closets, with an ensuite featuring a custom-tiled shower, stand-alone tub and large vanity with double sinks. An additional two bedrooms, a full guest bathroom, a fireplace wall, and more are all on the upper floor.
The walk-in level of this home includes a two-car garage, media room and games room, an additional bedroom and full bathroom, a den/office space and the laundry/utility room.
This custom home also features ocean and mainland mountain views from the large deck off the Great Room, plus a level-entry landscaped, rear yard with covered patio off the kitchen. This 2,600 square foot, two-storey home has been completed and is being offered for sale at $649,000 plus GST.
Drop by the Homes by Crown Isle open house, every Friday and Saturday from noon until 4 pm. You can also receive up-to-date information on their other upcoming subdivisions, including Phase 3 of The Rise, the extension of Crown Isle Drive and their new estate lots.
Contact Crown Isle Real Estate Realtors for more information:
Bert Jaeger: 250.898.9128 
Sandy Bain: 604.328.0307
Or Custom Builder Homes by Crown Isle
VP Construction Jayson Welsh,  
Mobile: 250.207.0418  
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca
Office:  Kristina Fox
Phone: 250.703.5057
Email: homes@crownisle.ca

Aug 15, 2017

Hit The Links From Your Home Base at The Gales on Vancouver Island

Golf vancouver IslandVancouver Island is famous as a year-round destination for Canadian golfers. While summer is busy season on the fairways, many courses are open year-round.

Located conveniently in the middle of the action, the Town of Ladysmith offers easy access to golf courses in Victoria, Nanaimo and between.

Some of these are famous as members of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, including Bear Mountain, Arbutus Ridge and Cowichan Golf Club, while others offer up family friendly fairways, unique signature holes, and stunning vistas.

From your home base in Ladysmith, you can also launch a kayak from a beach or boat launch after your golf round!

Living at your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to all of the action. Or you can choose to simply 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

Aug 11, 2017

New Hospital Nearing Completion in Courtenay in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Hospital renderingThe 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_resources or call: 250-871-8971

To learn more about building your new home at The Ridge, contact:

Bruce Clapham
Phone:  250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Aug 06, 2017

Tour the Luxury Ocean View Homes For Sale at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales in Ladysmith now has two new luxury ocean view homes for sale. These three-bedroom, three-bathroom homes offer 2,783 square feet of luxurious living space, featuring 1,555 square feet of main floor living.

Showcasing dramatic styling, these new homes at The Gales offer luxury finishes and wide open spaces that reflect the spectacular ocean and mountain views that surround this 68-home community. In addition, the development's Built Green® platinum designation shows a commitment to environmentally sensitive construction techniques.

Units 16 and 17 are now for sale. These luxury Vancouver Island town homes are built by award-winning GNB Builders and come with new home warranties and energy efficient features.

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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Jul 26, 2017

Let Homes by Crown Isle Create Your Dream Home at The Rise

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.

Talk to the experts at Homes by Crown Isle today, and move into your new home next summer.

Contact them today:

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

Office:  Kristina Fox 
Phone: 250.703.5057 
Email: homes@crownisle.ca

Website: www.crownislehomes.com


Jul 26, 2017

Be a Part of Ladysmith Days This August

Ladysmith DaysSummer is a busy time on Vancouver Island, as tourists flock to the beaches and forests, while festival season is in full swing. The Vancouver Island community of Ladysmith is a bustling place during the summer as outdoor activities abound, with residents and visitors getting out to enjoy area beaches, forests, boating, sports and more. And the community is gearing up to celebrate.

Ladysmith Days are celebrated Aug 5-6 in 2017, with a parade, fishing derby, live music, food vendors and much more. The waterfront is lit up with a fireworks finale to cap off the celebrations.

From your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to all of the action. Or you can choose to simply 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

Jul 25, 2017

Pre-Construction Pricing on New Townhomes for Sale in the Comox Valley

Courtenay tonwhomes for saleComox Valley Realtors Art Meyers and Michael Emerson are pleased to announce special pre-construction pricing on the new townhomes/townhouses for sale in a new project called Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes in Courtenay.

These new townhomes will be built as duplexes, tri-plexes and four-plexes and will feature a minimum of 1,350 sq. ft. Some units will include 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms and each of the homes will feature a landscaped yard, a garage and room for parking for your visitors.

Construction is expected to begin in the fall of 2017 and introductory pre-construction pricing is being offered for a limited time.

Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes are located in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.

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

Jul 21, 2017

The Comox Valley Offers Affordability for Single Family Homes

New homes at The RidgeReal estate prices continue to rise in Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and Victoria. In Vancouver, the average price of a house is well over $1 million and in Victoria, the average price of a detached home is $800,000 according to the Victoria Real Estate Board’s statistics for June, 2017.

In the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, the bench mark price of a single family home here is $436,000, according to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s June statistics.

Thinking of relocating? Consider the Comox Valley which includes the city of Courtenay, the Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland.. Residents enjoy the green vistas of the environs as well as mild year-round temperatures in this friendly Vancouver Island community.

New homes at The Ridge in Courtenay can be custom designed to meet your family's needs, with many lots allowing for secondary suites or carriage homes. Phase 2 lots are now under construction, with many new homeowners already living in this friendly community.

For more information:

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