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Mar 03, 2015

Downsize in Style in Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Crown Isle offers many opportunities to downsize, like this 1,600 sq. ft. rancherMany decisions come with getting older, including whether to downsize. Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island offers older residents many opportunities to downsize, and live the active lifestyle they desire.

Whether you're choosing to downsize in order to free up some equity in your home, diversify your retirement portfolio, travel, or purchasing a secondary residence in a warmer climate, Crown Isle has something for you. A popular choice are homes in the 1600 - 2200 sq. ft. range. This is a departure from the large family home and more manageable in size, but still with a nice backyard for gardening and entertaining.

Crown Isle also offers building lots for sale, and the opportunity to build a custom home with features that make aging in place a bit easier. Wider doorways, back-frame for grab bars in the bathrooms, lower counter tops are examples of features that may or may not be necessary in the event an owner eventually needs a wheelchair or walker.

During the past 12 months, over 50% of the new homes and patio homes in Crown Isle have been purchased by current Comox Valley residents who are attracted by the community's great location next to Crown Isle Plaza. This new commercial development is anchored by Thriftys grocery store and offers many more business and health services. It's leisurely walk to pick up groceries, have coffee, do banking, and to access other businesses and services.

For more information about downsizing in Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community: 


Location: Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Address: 399 Clubhouse Drive
Phone: Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate: 250-207-0070
Website: crownisle.com
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Feb 26, 2015

My Tech Guys Back with Popular Tech Talk Series March 4 to April 15 in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

My Tech Guys is offering is popular Tech Talk Seminars from March 4 to April 15, 2015The friendliest geeks in town are back with their popular Tech Talk seminars. From now until April 15, 2015 My Tech Guys is offering weekly informative seminars on a range of computer topics to help you make the most of your computer, smartphone or tablet.

These 90 minute sessions, held at My Tech Guys Courtenay store at #5-2401 Cliffe Avenue, are just another way My Tech Guys provides outstanding service and product support in the Comox Valley on most Apple, Android, and PC computer options. They are a certified warranty Apple and PC repair centre, and can look after your computer its entire life - even if you've bought your computer at another retailer!

My Tech Guys, with stores in Courtenay and Comox on Vancouver Island, are premium partners with Apple and ASUS, and are well known for their their low-stress, no-hassle, non-commissioned sales approach. Support and service is the heart of My Tech Guy's, and the staff at My Tech Guys will help you make the best technology decisions possible.

Join My Tech Guys for their informative Tech Talks on Wednesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Sessions are $20.00. Call 250-338-4411 today to book your spot.

Tech Talk Overview

March 4th.      Apple iOS and Android Devices
What are the differences between iPads and Android devices and which one is right for you.

March 11th.    iOS 8 for iPhone, iPad and iPod
Learn about Apples new operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod

March 18th.      Media Streaming
What is Media Streaming. Learn about Netflix, Youtube, iTunes, NHL Game Centre and more.

March 25th.      Home Sharing
What is Home Sharing. How can I use it in my life to make life better.

April 1st.        Social Networking
What is  Social Networking and why is it important. How is it changing our world. Discuss how it can be helpful to you.

April 8th.       Computer Security
Learn how to protect yourself from malicious software, scams and identity theft.

April 15th.      Tech Talks Overview
A review of all the topics covered previous 9 sessions.

Contact My Tech Guys

Service Area: Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, and Campbell River
Address: 5 - 2401 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay, BC V9N 2L5
Phone: 250-338-4411 or Toll Free 877-338-4335
Website: www.mytechguys.ca
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Feb 24, 2015

Exciting New K-90 Pogram Launches at Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

This K90 home for sale is located in Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandThe first two of six K-90 homes are nearly lock-up ready at Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver Island and are now listed for sale. This new approach to building a custom home is a great way to live in one of the Comox Valley's most desirable residential neighbourhoods. The idea behind K-90 is simple: the buyer purchases a house that has been built to lock-up stage only and then works with Homes by Crown Isle to complete the finishing work. Ninety days later, the buyer has the keys to their new home. This new approach to building a custom home offers the buyer flexibility and more options for finish materials, colors and costs. Typically a new home build takes six to seven months from start to finish.

One of the K-90 homes for sale at Crown Isle is a 2,131 sq. ft. single family home located at Hampton Gate, Strata Lot 15. Hampton Gate is the only gated single family subdivision in Crown Isle. This K-90 home includes three bedrooms, plus bonus room upstairs and an open layout great for entertaining with easy access to outside (MLS#3848143). The second K-90 home is located on Lot 4 on Crown Isle Drive built to impress with a West Coast contemporary style (MLS#383864). The home includes three bedrooms, den, and expansive bonus room home overlooking the 15th fairway.

Stop by for the Open House Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Saturday 10am to 3pm. Crown Isle Realty Ltd. are happy to show you the new K-90 homes under construction and for sale. If none of the current K-90 homes meet your needs, Homes by Crown Isle can work with you to build a custom home. For more information, or to book a tour of K90 homes in the Crown Isle resort and golf community:


Location: Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Address: 399 Clubhouse Drive
Director of Real Estate: Jason Andrew, 250-207-0070
Construction Manager: Jayson Welsh, 250-207-0418
Website: www.crownislehomes.com
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Feb 20, 2015

Quality Window Fashions and Community Service Go Hand-in-Hand at Blinds Bubbles Boutique in Comox

Owner of Blinds Bubbles Boutique, Tracey McGinnis, supports great community causes Blinds Bubbles Boutique at 221C Church Street in Comox knows being a locally owned and operated business is a great way to offer outstanding customer service and the ability to stand behind the product you sell. It's also a great way to give back to the community you serve.

Blinds Bubbles Boutique is the Comox Valley's exclusive Hunter Douglas gallery, offering the full line of Hunter Douglas window shades, shutters, blinds and draperies. Owners Tracey McGinnis and her husband John are also big supporters of many great local causes. They are currently selling 50/50 tickets for Comox Valley Hospice Society, and have lent their support to L'Arche Comox Valley "I Belong!" campaign, the Comox Rotary Ducky 500, and the St. Joseph's General Hospital Foundation. The winner of the Hospice Society's Ultimate Fifty 50 could win up to $25,000.

For Tracey, supporting local causes is one way thank you to the many clients that have supported Blinds Bubbles Boutique over the last ten years. Another is to offer fair pricing for the highest quality product. In the end, not only does she want clients to have the confidence to recommend Blinds Bubbles Boutique to their friends, but for clients to know they are receiving great service from a member of the community just like them.

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Service Area: Comox, Courtenay, and Cumberland in the Comox Valley, as well as the Campbell River region
Address: 221C Church Street in Comox BC V9M 1X7
Phone: 250.941.7824
Website:  www.blindsandbubbles.com
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Feb 19, 2015

Stay, Play and Dine with Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

A view of the Crown Isle Club House from the golf course in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandThe best way to get to know the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is to stop by for a visit and treat yourself to everything the resort has to offer. Until February 28th, 2015 you can enjoy accommodation, golf, and dining for $99 per person based on double occupancy.

This package includes one night in a deluxe fairway room, golf for two, and a $50 dining voucher. If your stay is about fun and relaxation, you will appreciate use of the on site fitness centre, steam rooms, and power cart. Two queen beds, mini kitchen, TV, and internet round out your choice of amenities.

Considering a more permanent stay at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community? Browse real estate listings at the Club House information centre, and explore options for ¼ ownership villas, condos, custom built single family homes, and more. Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community is more than a simple residential development. This golf community embodies active West Coast living within a friendly, close-knit community.


Location: Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Address: 399 Clubhouse Drive
Phone: Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate: 250-207-0070
Website: crownisle.com
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Feb 17, 2015

West Coast Inspired Home for Sale with Comox Real Estate Team in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

1254 Gardener Way in Comox on Vancouver Island offers West Coast inspired homeThe Comox Real Estate Team is currently listing a three bedroom, three bath custom built home in Comox on Vancouver Island. Located at 1254 Gardener Way in Comox, this West Coast inspired home for sale built by Westhaven Homes has all the details that make Comox Valley real estate spectacular.

You will enjoy features including 9' ceilings, a three-sided natural gas fire place, and durable hickory hardwood floors. Oversized windows offer an abundance of natural light, while the kitchen boasts plenty of counter space, a corner pantry, and cherry wood cabinetry. The main floor master bedroom comes with soaker tub and shower.

Other features in this home for sale listed with Comox Valley REALTORS® Melissa Berrigan and Richard Verrier include oversized double garage, energy efficient heat pump, and two upstairs bedrooms. This is truly a home with all the bells and whistles.

Looking for other residential real estate in Courtenay and Comox, including waterfront property and acreage for sale? Contact the Comox Real Estate Team of Melissa Berrigan and Richard Verrier. The Comox Real Estate Team is also approved Brookfield Specialists and have worked with many families at 19 Wing Comox.


Phone: Melissa's cell 250.792.0464, Richard's cell 250.702.1063
Website: comoxrealestateteam.ca
Address: 121 - 750 Comox Road Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6
Contact Us Melissa Berrigan or Richard Verrier

Feb 12, 2015

Builder Brando Construction Offers Affordable Quality Custom Homes at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

Ocean and mountain views from the show home by Brando Construction at The RidgeSixteen years of building experience has helped Brando Construction figure out how to build great custom homes for their clients. The company is now bringing that expertise to The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island as one of the first builders in this new residential development with building lots for sale.

“We have an excellent team of professionals that have been working together for a number of years,” says Brandon Little, owner of Brando Construction. “We know what we need to do, and what home owners are looking for.”

That includes quality building on budget and on time, and it’s one of the reasons Brando Construction has chosen to build at The Ridge. The Ridge is one of the Comox Valley’s newest residential neighbourhoods and an ideal place to build your custom home in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

“The Ridge offers the best value for the dollar and the nicest residential building lots for sale for the price,” states Little. “This a convenient location, close to the highway but still remote. And you can’t beat the sunshine and great ocean and mountain views that residents have at The Ridge.”

Brando Construction can build your custom home on any lot for sale at The Ridge. The company provides the majority of its construction services in-house. That includes foundation, framing, flooring, interior finishing, siding and more. The result is a better quality product with a better price.

“This really is one of the nicest places to build in the Comox Valley, and it’s great to be able to share that with clients,” says Little.

For more information, or to purchase a building lot for sale at The Ridge:


Location: Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Show Home: Eagleview Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Feb 09, 2015

Vancouver Island's Vacation Resort Offers Romance Package For Your Getaway at The Cottages

The Cottages at Pacific Playgrounds is your place to escape and enjoyWhen romance calls, The Cottages at Pacific Playgrounds on Vancouver Island has the answer. Considered one of Vancouver Island's best kept secrets, this vacation resort offers a spectacular natural setting in which to escape, relax, and enjoy.

Uniquely situated along the shores of both the Oyster River and the Pacific Ocean halfway between the Comox Valley and Campbell River, the rental cottages at Pacific Playgrounds are surrounded by large and majestic Douglas Fir trees. Guests enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, ranging from hiking and biking on nearby trails to water-based activities like boating and fishing. Or, sit and watch the wildlife from your private deck.

The Cottages offers guests three romance packages for your special get away. No matter what you choose, you will stay in a recently renovated and fully equipped rental cottage with linens, towels, and kitchen appliances. Other amenities include wireless internet, laundry facilities and a well-stocked General Store open year round.


Address: 9082 Clarkson Ave., Black Creek BC V9J 1B3, BC
Phone: 1-877-239-5600
Website: www.pacificplaygrounds.com 
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Feb 05, 2015

Driftwood Estates Offers Oceanfront Lots for Sale on Vancouver Island at Exceptional Price

Ocean and mountain views at Driftwood Estates on Vancouver IslandDriftwood Estates offers the unique opportunity to buy fully serviced oceanfront lots for sale on Vancouver Island and to build your custom home with ocean and mountain views. These residential lots for sale provide prime residential and oceanfront real estate at an exceptional price.

These residential lots for sale at Driftwood Estates are located along the shores of the Georgia Strait. Residents enjoy a natural, untouched beach with an abundance of wildlife and a forest of fir trees that surround the property and provide privacy and seclusion. It is the ideal location to build your custom home with ocean and mountain views.

Located halfway between Campbell River and the Comox Valley, Driftwood Estates is a community unto itself where residents enjoy both the simplicity of small town living, and the conveniences of a larger urban centre. Medical services, shopping, golf, and the sheltered marina at Pacific Playgrounds are all nearby, while the larger communities of Campbell River and the Comox Valley offer additional city amenities. 

Only four of these oceanfront lots remain for sale. The price for these lots on Vancouver Island is $449,900. For more information: 


Location: Saratoga Beach on Vancouver Island
Address: Christiaan Horsfall RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty 282 Anderton Rd.
Phone: Christiaan Horsfall  250-339-2021, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Website: www.driftwoodestates.ca
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Feb 03, 2015

Ocean and Mountain Views Make The Gales on Vancouver Island Spectacular

Ocean Views at The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver IslandSpectacular ocean views already make The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island the perfect place to pursue your ideal outdoor lifestyle. Now you can customize your luxury patio home in this 68 home residential development nestled between the sea and the mountains with the finishings of your choice.

There are currently two new luxury patio homes for sale at The Gales offering you the opportunity to pick colours and decor (MLS Listing #382957). Choose between a two-bedroom, two bathroom home with 1,555 sq. ft. or a three bedroom, three bathroom home with 3,000 sq. ft. Either way, you will have a custom BuiltGreen® home (MLS Listing #378337) with energy saving features such as a Carrier Infinity heat pump, HRV ventilation, Rheem Marathon Limited Lifetime hot water tank and Milgard windows.

Residents of the Gales enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds them and a variety of year-round outdoor activities. Marinas, kayaking and golf are all within minutes of the patio homes on Vancouver Island or enjoy leisurely strolls and invigorating hikes on the many local beaches and trails. And remember, your landscaping and yard maintenance are taken care of.

To schedule a viewing or stop by the Open House 11 am to 3 pm seven days a week:


Location: Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island
Address: 410a 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A9
Phone: Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR® 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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