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Feb 16, 2018

New Home for Sale in at 1055 Crown Isle Boulevard, Courtenay, BC

Homes by Crown Isle, premier builder in the Comox Valley has started construction on one of their popular floor plans, known as The Crawford. This 1,966 sq. ft. home features three bedrooms and three bathrooms and is located in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Course Community at 1055 Crown Isle Boulevard. Please contact Homes by Crown Isle for pricing of this home.

At Homes by Crown Isle, they know that your home is your sanctuary and they ensure that the space in each home is functional as well as beautiful.

Whether you are an empty nester or a growing family, a new home in the community at Crown Isle is your ultimate home base. Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long and successful history of building new homes in the Crown Isle community. The Crown Isle Building Guidelines ensures consistency and quality while maintaining property values within the master planned golf community. Find out more about living at Crown Isle by viewing this video.

Contact: Jayson Welsh, Vice President of Construction
Phone: 250.703.0418  

Contact: Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070 

Feb 15, 2018

The Ridge in Courtenay Enjoys Easy Access to New Comox Valley Hospital

A key factor many people site in choosing where to build a new home on Vancouver Island is the availability of quality medical care. The Comox Valley is fortunate to have a state-of-the-art new $331.7 million, 153-bed hospital, which opened its doors in the fall of 2017.

Residents of The Ridge in south Courtenay were please to see the opening of the new hospital. Centrally located within the City of Courtenay, the hospital is easily accessible, only 15 minutes from The Ridge.

The new hospital is just one of many amenities the Comox Valley offers its residents, and just part of the reason real estate in the Comox Valley is booming. For more information about building your new home in Phase 2 or future phases of The Ridge, contact:

Bruce Clapham
Phone:  250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Feb 12, 2018

Crown Isle Community Stands the Test of Time with Building Scheme

Crown IsleHome construction in the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community began over 25 years ago and the community has stood the test of time.

The owners and development team behind the residential community believe much of the community's success can be attributed its Registered Building Scheme & Design Guidelines which ensure consistency and quality, while helping to maintain property values within the master-planned golf community. The Community boasts wide, meandering roads which provide a spacious and scenic feel throughout the neighbourhood. Single family homes, patio homes and condominiums are situated on and around the golf course. 

Golf course and mountain views abound from many of the established homes and available building lots throughout the community.

With the increase in demand for newly constructed homes in this desirable community, Crown Isle now has 14 different approved builders constructing new homes to meet the demand for new residents moving into the community. Find out more about about the Crown Isle community from this video

For more information contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate
Cell: 250.207.0070
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca


Feb 09, 2018

Enjoy All That Vancouver Island Has to Offer From Your Home at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales in LadysmithWhile tourists flock to Vancouver Island year-round to appreciate the natural beauty and charm of the communities, residents of The Gales in Ladysmith have the best of Vancouver Island living at their doorstep. Earlier this month a pod of Orcas was spotted hunting in Ladysmith Harbour, while downtown Ladysmith's First Avenue, was honoured as Canada's Great Street for 2017.

The Gales in Ladysmith boasts an enviable location, providing ocean views from the expansive decks and patios of these new luxury homes. Out the back door are forest trails, and all of this natural beauty is just a few minutes from downtown Ladysmith and all of its historic charms.

The Gales is a community of nearly 70 patio homes and condominium units. Currently there is one new three-bedroom townhome for sale and two more under construction. New Homes at The Gales are priced from $649,900. 


Feb 01, 2018

Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay Offers What Seniors Need in A Retirement Community

If you are planning a movie to an independent living facility on Vancouver Island, there are many things to think about and factors to consider. At Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay, their team is striving to make your decision to join their Vancouver Island retirement community an easy one. Here's how:

Your family is encouraged to visit, and it's easy for them to stay:
Your loved ones are always welcome to visit, and with the Best Western Westerly Hotel on site, it’s easy for them to stay for a day, a weekend or more. Your family and guests can choose to dine with you at Riverside, in one of the hotel restaurants, or at one of the many local eateries nearby.

Riverside Senior Living provides free parking for residents who bring their own vehicles. If you’re no longer driving, the downtown Courtenay location makes is easy to access public transportation. Additionally, Riverside Senior Living will provide shuttle services to residents. And if you're ready to go even further, the Comox Airport (YQQ) will link you directly to Vancouver, Alberta, Mexico and beyond.

A Full Schedule of Activities:
Riverside Senior Living will offer residents a variety of daily activities to keep you engaged and entertained. From computer lessons to cooking, outings and fitness, you’ll always have a selection of activities to choose from.  Enjoy the company of others in the social lounge or games room, pamper yourself at the salon, or enjoy a movie in the media room. The choices are varied and are designed around the interests of the residents.

Monthly Rent:
At Riverside Senior Living many of your day-to-day necessities are all part of one inclusive monthly fee. Included in your residency are three daily meals, including a plated lunch and dinner, weekly housekeeping, self serve laundry, basic cable, Wi-Fi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk/concierge service and on-site security. You can choose from a 320 sq. ft. studio or a 640 sq. ft. one bedroom apartment. Some suites include a balcony with a view of the Courtenay River. Residents also enjoy access to an on-site fitness facility and pool, media lounge and games room.

Book a tour of our show suite, meet our team and learn more about what Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay on Vancouver Island can offer you!

Contact them today at 250.331.4010 or Pre-register online


Jan 31, 2018

Crown Isle Continues to Expand as New Lots are Being Built in 2018

The Rise at Crown Isle

The Real Estate development division of Crown Isle Resort and Golf Course Community, Silverado Land Corp., is quickly expanding with the addition of two major subdivisions: The Rise Phase III & IV (69 Lots total); and the final extension of Crown Isle Drive - Cambridge Park Estates Phases V & VI (67 Lots total).

Site services and road work is underway for Phase III & IV of The Rise is expected to be completed in late April / early May. The final Crown Isle Drive extension, Cambridge Park Estates, is at the City for final approval and is slated to begin road work and servicing in early March.

Lot prices in The Rise start at $195,000 while lot prices in Cambridge Park Estates start at $250,000. Many lots are already reserved in both subdivisions.

Make your inquiries now to find out more about the beautiful Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island.

For more information, contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate
Cell: 250.207.0070
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Note: Prices are subject to change without notice



Jan 29, 2018

Homes by Crown Isle Begins Construction at Prestwick on the Rise

Premier Crown Isle BuilderPremier builder, Homes by Crown Isle has started construction on a new luxury four-plex In The Rise subdivision. Prestwick on The Rise consists of four luxury townhomes built in one of the newest areas in Crown Isle and it is located at 933 Prestwick Place in Courtenay, BC. These new townhomes are located close to the Crown Isle Shopping Centre, the new Comox Valley Hospital, the Aquatic Centre, North Island College, the Comox Airport and the Crown Isle Clubhouse and Golf Course. Choosing to live at Prestwick on The Rise, means you are only two minutes away from teeing off at the golf course!

The floor plans include the 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 townhome will include custom highlights and a full six-piece appliance package. The exterior of the building will blend with Crown Isle’s West Coast Contemporary style,. Prices range from $479,900 to $529,900 and the homes vary size from 1,666 to 1,877 sq. ft.

These new luxury townhomes are scheduled to be completed in August or September of 2018 and are expected to sell quickly.

For more information:

Contact: Jayson Welsh, Vice President of Construction
Phone: 250.703.0418 

Contact: Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070  

(Note: prices may change without notice)

Jan 25, 2018

Tour One of The New Homes in Phase II of The Ridge in Courtenay

Grand Legacy Homes at The RidgeGrand Legacy Homes is one of the latest Comox Valley home builders to build new homes at The Ridge in Courtenay.

The custom home builder has just completed a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home located at 3427 Eagleview Crescent. This two-storey home is perfectly situated within The Ridge subdivision to enjoy both mountain and ocean views. It is also located conveniently close to the community park.

This spacious family home is 2,650 sq. ft. and is listed for sale for $683,900. Find out more by going to MLS #434563.

Grand Legacy Homes is planning more new homes in Phase II at The Ridge for lots 9, 15 and 16.

Please contact Realtor Christiaan Horsfall for a tour of the existing home or for more information about a rancher/bungalow-style home that is being built soon.

Christiaan Horsfall, Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
282 Anderton Rd., Comox, BC V9M 1Y2,
Direct: 250.702.7150
Office: 250.339.2021

Jan 24, 2018

Enjoy New Year’s Savings on Solar and Cellular Shades at Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island

Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island is offering Buy-One-Get-One Free on their Enlightened-Style Roller/Solar and Cellular Shades for this month only. Both styles of window covering are among the most popular that Budget Blinds offers, thanks to their energy efficiency and variety of fabrics.

Solar and Cellular Shades are among the most versatile window coverings available. Both are excellent and blocking sunlight to cool homes in the summer, and insulating windows to keep heat in in the winter.

Solar Shades gently filter and diffuse light to create just the right ambience, block UV rays, and reduce room temperatures. They come in a wide range of styles and openness levels.

Cellular Shades come in three popular cell sizes, offering varying degrees of insulation from the heat, cold and sound, enhancing your home’s energy efficiency. Light control options including sheer, light filtering, room darkening, and blackout fabrics provide you with various levels of privacy.

Cellular shades are also an excellent option for those unusually shaped windows. Or add motorization to open and close those hard to reach blinds.

Contact Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island today at 250.338.8564 to learn more about solar or cellular window shades. Budget Blinds’ Style Consultants are available in Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and the surrounding areas and can design, measure, order and install your cellular shades for you so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the view! Request a free in-home consultation today.

Jan 23, 2018

Parkside Lifestyle Homes - New Townhomes for Sale in Courtenay, BC

Fourteen of the 15 units in Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Parkside Lifetyle Townhomes in Courtenay have been pre-sold. The show suite will also be for sale, but won't available for immediate occupancy.

The Art Meyers/Michael Emerson team of Realtors from Royal LePage in the Comox Valley is now taking reservations on Phases 3 and 4, which will offer of an additional 18 units.

Construction of these three-bedroom and 2.5-bathroom townhomes is expected to be underway soon. Nicon Developments Ltd., an award winning builder of new homes on Vancouver Island, has designed this development to be built to the high standard of Built Green Silver Certification.

Are you thinking of selling your home? If so, contact this experienced real estate team, who would be happy to give you a free evaluation on your existing home. The Art Meyers/Michael Emerson team has been selling real estate in the Comox Valley for more than 40 years.

For more information, contact Art Meyers or Michael Emerson at Royal LePage Comox Valley at 250.334.3124 or contact Art Meyers on his mobile at: 250.207.1879

Jan 18, 2018

Riverside Senior Living Offers What Residents Need and Want in a Vancouver Island Independent Living Community

Riverside Senior LivingThe decision to move from your own home into a Vancouver Island independent living facility gives you many things to think about. How do you know what to consider when choosing the right retirement home for you? The team behind Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay encourages you to consider several things in making your choice, knowing that sometimes the small things that make a big difference. They look after the details so that you can fully enjoy your day-to-day activities.

Fresh, Local and Tasty Food:
The culinary team at Riverside Senior Living is dedicated to using the fresh, local ingredients that the Comox Valley is known for, to provide healthy, fresh and tasty food to their residents. At Riverside Senior Living, you will be provided with three delicious meals a day, as well as a selection of healthy snacks. 

The Perfect Location:
It’s important to know that the community you choose to live in is safe, friendly and full of easily-accessed amenities. Riverside Senior Living is set in downtown Courtenay, a small city of the beautiful east coast of Vancouver Island. A pharmacy, medical and dental offices, grocery store, travel agency, coffee shop and more retail stores are all located next to or near Riverside Senior Living. The new state-of-the-art hospital is only minutes away. Just steps from the paved Riverwalk, shops and services, Riverside Senior Living enjoys an idyllic setting in a friendly, active community.

Wellness and exercise:
You will find what you need for recreation, socialization and your general well-being on site.  Riverside Senior Living offers a dedicated social lounge, games room and indoor pool for residents. Classes and group activities are arranged for residents based on their needs and interests. Their wellness spa and fitness facility will be open in 2018.

Look for more highlights about Riverside Senior Living in the next few weeks. In the meantime, contact Riverside Senior Living for a tour of the show suite and learn about the services and amenities. Phone 250.331.4010 or Pre-register online

Jan 12, 2018

New Brando Construction Show Home Coming to The Ridge in Courtenay

Brando ConstructionBrando Construction's new show home in Phase II of The Ridge is Courtenay is well under way. Bill Anglin and Michelle Courtney, Realtors for Brando Construction, report that this new home will be partially completed and ready to view at the beginning of March. Learn more from their video detailing construction at The Ridge

Bill and Michelle have developed a 3-D video for a few of the floor plans that Brando Construction is building. These new homes include a single floor, rancher/bungalow style home or a two-storey home.

Viewing of the upcoming homes for sale is by appointment only.

For more information regarding homes by Brando Construction, and to book an appointment, contact Realtors:
Michele Courtenay, Phone 250-703-1571, Email michele@courtneyanglin.com
Bill Anglin, Phone 250-703-6119, Email bill@courtneyanglin.com

Jan 09, 2018

New Homes Going Up at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales is now adding two new homes to their established community of luxury ocean view homes in Ladysmith. Two patio homes, #18 and #19, are under construction.

These new patio homes are very spacious, offering 1,820 sq. ft. of living space and a large crawl space with plenty of storage. 

Additionally, The Gales has a three-bedroom luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy (#16), 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.

This award-winning, Built Green development is located in the charming community of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island.

For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

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


Jan 05, 2018

The Comox Valley's Newest Independent Living Suites Will Welcome Residents This Spring

Renovations have begun at the Best Western Westerly Hotel to create the Riverside Senior Living independent living community in downtown Courtenay.

Book a tour today to view the show suite at Riverside Senior Living in Courtenay and learn about the amenities and services of the Comox Valley’s newest seniors’ independent living community.

Phase 1 of renovations will see 48 hotel suites converted into Independent Living for seniors.

These new retirement living suites offer a choice between 320 sq ft studio units and 640 sq ft one bedroom spaces. All of the suites feature a full kitchenette with a full size fridge, and the 1 bedroom units have in-suite storage.

Included in the monthly fee at Riverside Senior Living are a host of amenities such as: heat, hydro and basic cable; housekeeping; three prepared meals daily; social areas including a media lounge; fitness facility; indoor pool; games room; and three onsite dining options as well as scheduled activities.

The renovated studio and one bedroom independent living suites will be available for occupancy in the Spring of 2018. Future phases will include an additional 48 units in a four-storey building and a separate seniors' amenities building located alongside the river.

The show suite at Riverside Senior Living is now open. Call 250.331.4010 or register on their website to arrange a tour.


Dec 28, 2017

New Home Construction Now Underway in Phase II at The Ridge

Developers at the Ridge are happy to announce that new home building has now begun in Phase II. Many homes are under construction and three of their premier home builders are busy. Lawmar Contracting, Brando Construction and one of their newest builders, Candor Developments all have new homes under construction.

This new phase includes 43 single family lots with zoning to accommodate secondary suites.

Contact any of the premier builders at The Ridge for more information on new homes for sale:

From all of us at The Ridge, we wish you a Happy New Year!

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Dec 28, 2017

Take The Family on a Tour of Riverside Senior Living This Holiday Season

Are you hosting friends and family from out of town this holiday season? Or are you traveling to the Comox Valley to visit loved ones? If you are visiting elderly parents, you may be having conversations about their living arrangements as they begin to need more assistance.

Riverside Senior Living, Courtenay’s newest Independent Living Community for Seniors, will be open and offering tours of their show suite through the holiday season. Renovations have now begun to convert a section of the Best Western Westerly Hotel into senior living residences, and Riverside Senior Living will be ready to welcome residents in Spring 2018.

Learn how convenient it would be for friends and family to visit and stay at the hotel, while enjoying everything the community has to offer. Enjoy the many holiday activities in the Comox Valley and plan to return year after year.

To arrange a tour and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living, contact them today.

Phone 250.331.4010 or Pre-register online


Dec 15, 2017

Welcome Holidays Guests to Your Home at The Ridge in The Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is set to have its busiest holiday season ever after seeing record passenger growth in 2016.

With friends and family flying to the Comox Valley, residents at The Ridge residential development in Courtenay are putting up the lights, and prepping their guest suites (some lots here are zoned for legal secondary suites)!

More and more people are discovering the year-round beauty of the Comox Valley. The holiday season brings winter activities on Mount Washington, or choose to escape the Canadian winter and enjoy a round of golf or a morning of winter fishing! Courtenay and the surrounding areas are buzzing with concerts, carolling and more to get you in the holidays spirit!

Enjoy easy accessibility to the Comox Valley airport from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and beyond. Pacific Coastal,  Air Canada and Westjet all provide daily service to YQQ. The Ridge is located only 15 minutes from the Comox Valley Airport.

Contact The Ridge today to register as a “prospective client” for more information on our new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Dec 14, 2017

Hampton Gate Phase II, a Gated Community Within Crown Isle

Hampton Gate is Crown Isle's only gated subdivision for single family homes. Tucked away in a private cul-de-sac off of Crown Isle Drive, living here will give you a relaxed sense of calm with many of the homes backing onto Lake 16 or the golf course. 

Looking for a home with a golf course view? Homes by Crown Isle has new homes and lots available in Phase II that feature golf course frontage and/or golf course views. With Phase I now built out, construction has started on eight new homes in Phase II with several more to begin shortly in this sought after neighbourhood. 

Homes by Crown Isle is the perfect choice for a builder to build your new Crown Isle home. Now is the time to contact them to select one of the eight remaining lots in Phase II. Contact the premier builder in Crown Isle: Crown Isle Homes.

For more information:

Contact: Jayson Welsh,                                    
Vice President of Construction

Dec 14, 2017

Parkside Lifestyle Homes - New Townhouses in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

The construction of the new Parkside Lifestyle Homes in Courtenay, in the Comox Valley is scheduled to begin in January of 2018.

Already 14 of the 15 units in Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been pre-sold. The remaining unit - show suite - will also be for sale but not available for immediate occupancy. These homes are expected to be completed in the late spring/early summer of 2018.

Phases 3 and 4, comprised of 18 units are expected to be completed later in 2018.

The design of the homes includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms constructed in triplex and a fourplex style. The units are approximately 1,220 sq. ft. in size and will include the following features: oversized crawl spaces, a gas furnace, gas BBQ hookup, six appliances and window coverings. This development has been built to the high standard of Built Green Silver Certification by Nicon Developments Ltd., an award winning builder of new homes on Vancouver Island for 40 years.

Now is the time to make your inquiries on Phases 3 and 4. For more information, contact Art Meyers or Michael Emerson at Royal LePage Comox Valley at 250.334.3124 or contact Art Meyers on his cell at: 250.207.1879

To learn more, visit the Parkside Lifestyle website.

(Note: this is not an offering for sale)

Dec 13, 2017

Renovations Are Underway for the Newest Seniors Independent Care Facility in the Comox Valley

Best Western WesterlyRenovations to create the Riverside Senior Living independent living community at the Best Western Westerly Hotel in downtown Courtenay have begun.

The developers are moving forward to convert existing hotel suites into 48 seniors' residences for Phase 1. The hotel continues to operate at full capacity offering renovated guest rooms and on site dining in two restaurants.

The renovated studio and one bedroom independent living suites will be available for occupancy in the Spring of 2018. Future phases will include an additional 48 units in a four-storey building and a separate seniors amenities building located alongside the river.

The show suite at Riverside Senior Living is now open. If you are visiting friends and relatives during over the holiday season, book a tour of the show suite and learn more about the amenities and more at Riverside Senior Living.

Call 250.331.4010 or register on their website.


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