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Jan 22, 2015

Residents Enjoy all the Amenities at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Sunset over the Crown Isle championship golf course in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandIn 2014, the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island sold more homes and building lots than any other year in its 26 year history. It's no surprise, as this comprehensively planned 831 acre residential community with golf course lots and golf course homes for sale has much to offer residents.

New homeowners in Crown Isle have access to many amenities right within the Crown Isle community. This includes a championship golf course and 48,000 sq. ft. resort centre with a lodge and a spa. Grocery and other shopping, the Comox Valley aquatic centre, and a variety of other services are all within walking distance.

Many new stores and other infrastructure are also being added close to Crown Isle, such as the new Comox Valley hospital currently under construction two blocks away. The Comox Valley airport, with daily flights to Calgary, Edmonton, and other Canadian and American destinations, is a short drive from this renowned golf course community. And of course, there are the glorious views of the Comox Glacier, and lush greenways year round.

For more information on homes or building lots for sale in Crown Isle:


Location: Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Address: 399 Clubhouse Drive
Phone: Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate 250-207-0070
Real Estate Inquiries: REALTOR® Carla Coulson-Prieto 250-465-8792
Website: www.crownisle.com
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Jan 20, 2015

Four Lots Remain for Sale in Phase I of Carlisle Lane in Cumberland on Vancouver Island

The first house under construction at Carlisle Lane is now being framedPhase I of Carlisle Lane, a new 33-home development in Cumberland in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, is now under construction. A total of eight Craftsman-style homes will be built in Phase I, and four are already sold or under construction. Four lots remain for sale.

These new heritage-style homes for sale in the Comox Valley feature large lots with front porches, laneway access and set-back garages. Most of the lots are zoned for coach houses or secondary suites, and are expected to range from about 1,600 to 2,200 square feet. Choose a two-story single family home, bungalow or rancher with a pre-selected floor plan, or design your own.

Your new home is close to all the amenities and recreational opportunities that Cumberland and the Comox Valley offer, including mountain biking, hiking, fishing, boating, skiing, and more. Shopping and other professional services are all five minutes away by foot.

Call today to find out more about these new Craftsman-style homes for sale.

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Location: Ulverston Avenue, Cumberland, Vancouver Island, BC
Website: www.r-jconstruction.ca/
Phone: Dale Querin: 1-250-897-2627 or Brandon Querin: 1-250-218-5277
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Jan 16, 2015

Custom Home Building Made Simple with Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Homes along the fairway at Crown Isle resort and golf community in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandIf you dream of a custom built home on Vancouver Island, Homes by Crown Isle in Courtenay can help make your dream come in 90 days. The Crown Isle resort and golf community recently launched its K90 program, offering buyers the opportunity to have the keys to their custom built home 90 days after buying.

The program is simple: buyers select a shell already built to lock-up by Homes by Crown Isle, and then choose the colour schemes and finishings needed to finish the build at one of three different price points. Ninety days later, the buyer has the keys to their new home! This new home concept speeds up the experience of buying a custom built home, and allows the buyer to choose a custom design to meet their style and budget.

K90 homes are available throughout the Crown Isle community. The program's premiere home at 1486 Crown Isle Drive is currently available for sale. It is a spacious, 2,800 sq.ft. home located on the 15th fairway.  Other homes are available at 2311 Dover Place and #124 - 1290 Crown Isle Drive.

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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Jan 14, 2015

Enjoy Vancouver Island Living at The Ridge in Courtenay

Ocean and mountain views at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandThe Ridge on Vancouver Island is one of the city of Courtenay's newest residential neighbourhoods. This 77-acre development with building lots for sale offers all the amenities and recreational opportunities that make Vancouver Island living so popular.

This quiet neighbourhood is surrounded by ocean and mountain views in a spectacular natural setting with walking trails, parkland, and open spaces throughout the property. Shopping, health services, sports centres, and schools are all nearby, either by foot or a short drive. The Comox Airport offers direct daily flights to Vancouver and other major cities in Western Canada.

Recreational opportunities abound in the Comox Valley, whether you are seeking active, outdoor pursuits or more leisurely activities. Hiking, biking, boating, and golf are all year-round pursuits, while gardening enthusiasts are kept busy no matter what time of year it is. The nearby ski mountain provides plenty of fun for anyone desiring more traditional winter activities.

For more information, or to tour available building lots:


Location: Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Show Home: Eagleview Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: www.theridgebc.com
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Jan 12, 2015

Real Estate Inventories Low at Start of 2015, Good Time to Sell with the Comox Real Estate Team in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island

A home for sale with the Comox Real Estate TeamThe start of 2015 is a great time to list your home for sale with the Comox Real Estate Team in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. The Comox Valley communities of Courtenay and Comox currently have the lowest real estate inventory seen in eight years, providing plenty of opportunities for owners looking to sell their residential real estate.

These low inventories come on the heals of a steady year for real estate in the Comox Valley. The sell to list ratio in the Comox Valley - meaning the percentage of sales in comparison to the number of listings - hovered around 60% and indicates a stable real estate market. In the community of Comox, there was a 70% sell to list ratio, which indicates a seller's market. A sell to list ratio below 55% indicates a buyer's market.

Different price ranges also did well in different communities during 2014. Homes listed for $200k to $299k were in high demand in the city of Courtenay, while $250k to $350k did well in Cumberland. Courtenay East saw high demand for homes ranging from $300k to $450k while 60% of all sales in the Crown Isle neighbourhood were in the $400k to $500k range.

Not sure how your home might stack-up in the Comox Valley real estate market? Consider a free comparative analysis with the Comox Real Estate Team.  The Comox Real Estate Team are also approved Brookside Specialists, and have worked with many military families to sell their properties.

For more information on selling residential real estate, waterfront property, and acreage in the Comox Valley, contact the Comox Valley Real Estate Team.

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Phone: Richard Verrier 250.702.1063, Melissa Berrigan 250.792.0464
Website: www.comoxrealestateteam.ca
Address: 121 - 750 Comox Road, Courtenay, V9N 3P6
Service Area: Courtenay and Comox in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
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Jan 09, 2015

Oceanfront Lots for Sale at Driftwood Estates Offer Panoramic Ocean Views on Vancouver Island

An aerial view of Driftwood Estates on Vancouver IslandIf you have ever envisioned the beach and mountains as your backyard, Driftwood Estates on Vancouver Island halfway between the Comox Valley and Campbell River is the place for your custom built home. This residential oceanfront community in Saratoga Beach has four oceanfront lots for sale.

These Vancouver Island oceanfront lots are nestled between the Pacific Ocean and a natural park reserve, and are fully serviced with water, sewer, power, gas, and cable. Residents of this 14-lot development are surrounded by fish-bearing streams, 40-foot fir trees, and spectacular views of the Coast mountains.The home sites are accessed by a private road, and offer privacy and seclusion without sacrificing panoramic views of the ocean.

Saratoga Beach has all the general conveniences of a small town and Driftwood Estates is only minutes from a medical clinic, grocery store, gift shop, liquor store, video store, a coffee shop and a 9 hole golf course. The larger communities of the Comox Valley to the south and Campbell River to the north offer the amenities of city life. A nearby marina, several area golf courses and Mount Washington's ski hill offer access to year round outdoor activities.

For more information about Driftwood Estates,


Phone: Christiaan Horsfall REALTOR®, 250-339-2021, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Website: www.driftwoodestates.ca
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Jan 07, 2015

Outdoor Lifestyle Make the Gales in Ladysmith Your Dream Home on Vancouver Island

A view from the patio at The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver IslandYour new home at the Gales offers the outdoor lifestyle you have been dreaming of all your life. This 68 home residential development nestled between the sea and the mountains in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island offers easy access to some of the most popular outdoor activities Vancouver Island is known for.

The luxury patio homes and condominiums at the Gales are located within minutes of three of Vancouver Island's best golf courses. Boaters and kayakers will find year round water access at the nearby marina, while those seeking a more adventurous back country experience will find the pristine forest right at their back door.

At home you will find vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views through the large picture windows. Homes at The Gales are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style, with top-quality finishing and amazing attention to detail. Wide sunny decks give you plenty of room for lounging outdoors.

For more information, or to schedule of viewing of luxury patio homes for sale in Ladysmith,


Keith Mazurenko
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Jan 05, 2015

Visit The Cottages in Saratoga Beach on Vancouver Island This Winter

The Cottages at Pacific Playgrounds offer all the comforts of homeThe Cottages at Pacific Playgrounds in Saratoga Beach on Vancouver Island is the perfect place to get away this winter, and from January 1 to January 15, 2015, The Cottages are offering guests the opportunity to stay two nights for the price of one.

You will stay in a newly renovated and fully furnished cedar cottage with a wonderful combination of contemporary design and rustic ambiance. Each vacation cottage includes two bedrooms, an open concept living room, a corner fire place, and a fully equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Guests also enjoy wireless internet, laundry facilities, and a well stocked General Store which is open year round.

The Cottages are located in beautiful Saratoga Beach halfway between the Comox Valley and Campbell River. Guests are only minutes away from the ski hill, making The Cottages an ideal home-base for your ski-trip. So whatever your plans are this winter, make The Cottages at Pacific Playgrounds your place to stay.


Address: 9082 Clarkson Avenue, Black Creek, BC V9J 1B3
Phone: Toll Free: (877) 239-5600
Website: www.pacificplaygrounds.com
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Dec 26, 2014

Crown Isle Realty is Your Team for Buying and Selling Property in Crown Isle on Vancouver Island

A home in the Crown Isle resort and golf community in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandThe Crown Isle real estate team that makes up Crown Isle Realty Ltd. is an important part of the Crown Isle community. This full-service real estate team is well versed in all things Crown Isle, and can help you find the perfect building lot, family home, condominium or ranchers in this 831 acre, master-planned golf and resort community.

The Crown Isle real estate team includes director of real estate Jason Andrew, managing broker John Waterman, construction manager Jayson Welsh, landscape manager Sky Niskasari, interior designer Donna Coulson, Realtor Carla Coulson-Prieto, and administrative assistant Angie Williams. Many of the team live in the Crown Isle community, and everyone has extensive knowledge of the community, its history, and future growth.

When a buyer or selling works with Crown Isle Realty Ltd. they receive specialized knowledge, including pocket listings - properties that may not yet be on the market but are potentially for sale. Crown Isle Realty Ltd. also has reduced commissions, a generous commission split with other realtors, and extensive marketing ability. They will help you find the ideal property for your needs, or sell your home for the highest dollar in the shortest time frame.

For more information, or to tour residential building lots and homes for sale:


Location: Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Address: 399 Clubhouse Drive
Phone: Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate: 250-207-0070
REALTOR: Carla Coulson-Prieto 250-465-8792
Managing Broker: John Waterman 250-207-0354
Website: www.crownisle.com
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Dec 22, 2014

Crown Isle Community in Courtenay Plans to Add Residential Lots during 2015

A neighbourhood in Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandSilverado Land Corporation, owners of the Crown Isle Community, are working with the City of Courtenay to finalize a subdivision application to extend Crown Isle Drive and connect Norfolk and Idiens Way. This would bringing 18 additional lots to the market for sale.  Crown Isle hopes to have approval on approximately 100 new single family lots during 2015 to meet the growing demand for new construction in the community.  The additional 82 lots would come from four additional subdivisions offering four different price points. During 2014 more homes and lots sold in the Crown Isle community than in any other year in its 26 year history.  New subdivisions may include but are not limited to:

  • Crown Isle Drive Extension - 18  Single Family lots
  • Hampton Gate, Phase II - 25 Single Family lots
  • Sussex Extension - 22  Single Family lots
  • The Rise near Costco - 28  Single Family lots
  • Crown Isle Drive near Britannia Place - 7 Single Family lots

Crown Isle currently has building lots for sale and are taking reservations for custom home builds to begin construction in early February, 2015.  Call Crown Isle for more information:


Location: Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Address: 399 Clubhouse Drive
Phone: Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate: 250-207-0070
Real Estate Inquiries: REALTOR® Carla Coulson-Prieto 250-465-8792
Website: www.crownisle.com
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