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Jan 11, 2019

Built Green Platinum Homes at The Gales Offer Many Benefits

With stunning ocean views and forest trails at your back door, living at The Gales in Ladysmith means living in nature. The developers and builders of this Vancouver Island new home development are focused on protecting this green space while building homes of the highest quality.
New homes at The Gales are built to the BuiltGreen Platinum level. This is the highest level of BuiltGreen certification and provides a number of benefits to home owners.
According to the Built Green website, owners of Built Green enjoy healthier, more durable homes with lower environmental impacts. Built Green Platinum homes offer lower monthly operating costs thanks to things like energy efficient appliances, furnaces, windows and insulation. Water efficiency is achieved through plumbing and landscaping choices. Air inside the homes is cleaner with fewer allergens, and more comfortable with fewer drafts and more consistent temperatures.
The Gales is a well-established community on Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Award-winning GNB Builders continues its tradition of luxury home building with new patio homes, two of which are currently listed for sale.
These 1,820 sq ft patio homes are built as a side-by-side duplex and are listed at $599,900. An additional two new rancher-style homes are set to begin construction soon. These new 1,820 sq ft homes will start at $614,900.
For more information on available homes and future plans at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 250.245.0545.

Dec 21, 2018

Crown Isle Homes for Sale in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Homes by Crown Isle, a premier custom builder in the Crown Isle community, has a new home for sale located at 1055 Crown Isle Blvd. in Courtenay, BC. Set in The Rise subdivision of the Crown Isle Golf Course and Resort community, this spacious 1,966 square foot two-storey home offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a large 18'6" by 12' master bedroom with ensuite.

Additional features include an open concept living area and custom kitchen and a six-piece Whirlpool appliance package. The outside of the home includes hardi-plank siding with rock accents, a two-car garage and a fully landscaped yard and a driveway large enough to accommodate guest parking. This home has also been wired for a security system. This new home for sale has been built to the high-quality standards that Homes by Crown Isle is known for and is priced at $699,900. (GST is applicable)
Location: 1055 Crown Isle Blvd. in Courtenay, BC.

Additionally, a stunning new rancher home located in the quiet and gated community of Hampton Gate in the Crown Isle Golf community is now ready for occupancy. This new home for sale is located in a prime location, close to the 16th fairway of the Crown Isle Golf Course. Spectacular views are seen from the main living, master bedroom and covered outdoor patio.

Quality finishing includes granite and quartz countertops, lacquered custom cabinets, a large kitchen island with seating in an open plan kitchen. Finished in contemporary colours and design this kitchen will inspire you to cook and entertain. All of the LG appliances are included in the price. This home is ready for you to move right in!

You will love living in this quiet location, within walking distance of the Crown Isle clubhouse and golf course, Thrifty’s Shopping Centre, Starbucks, Costco, Home Depot, the Aquatic Centre, North Island College and the new hospital. Design guidelines are in place. Built by Waheguru Homes Ltd., this home is priced at $779.900. (GST is applicable)
Location: #129 - 1290 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC

For more information and to book a tour of these beautiful homes, please contact:
Realtor Bert Jaeger, Crown Isle Realty Ltd.

Cell: 250.898.9128   
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.com    


Dec 20, 2018

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

A show home is open from 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday for Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes, a new townhome project located at 2109 13th Street in Courtenay. Come by, take a tour and find out why Phases 1 and 2 of this development are sold out. Parkside Lifestyle Homes are now accepting reservations on Phase 3, which includes eight new townhomes.

Each new Parkside townhome is Built Green Canada Certified. This means that environmentally conscientious planning practices and construction techniques have been implemented in all stages of construction and development to reduce pollution, lessen the depletion of natural resources, and ensure a healthy and energy efficient living space for you and your family. A Built Green home reduces maintenance and repair costs and offers efficient heating and cooling costs. Built by experienced and award-winning builder, Nicon Developments Ltd., these homes are built for you to enjoy for years to come.

Phase 3 includes eight units, which includes two duplex units and a four-plex. The two-storey homes are spacious in size and include 1,220 square feet of living space. Each of the new townhomes includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a bright open style living room and kitchen, a gas furnace, gas BBQ hookup, six appliances, window coverings, a garage, two outdoor patios, over-sized crawl spaces, landscaping and even guest parking!

Bring your cat or dog to your new home as this development is pet-friendly! Enjoy sitting on your front porch and talking to the neighbours or enjoy barbecuing and socializing in your own private backyard. You are also located close to the downtown area of Courtenay and within walking distance of many trials, parks, shopping and other amenities.

Contact Realtor Art Meyers for a private tour and he would be happy to show you these beautiful and spacious new townhomes for sale in Courtenay.

Contact: Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Cell: 250-207-1879
Location: 2109 13th Street in Courtenay, BC


Dec 20, 2018

Take in All the Views and Sites of Ladysmith and The Gales This Holiday Season

Head to Ladysmith this holiday season for the Festival of Lights and arrange a private tour of the newest showhome at The Gales.

There are two new luxury patio homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. These 1,820 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes are listed at $599,000.

The Gales is a patio home and condo development with fabulous ocean and mountain views in one of Canada's 10 prettiest towns (as voted by Harrowsmith Magazine). These luxury patio homes built as a side-by-side duplex include double garages, are built to a Built Green Platinum standard.

The Gales is a place in harmony with the outdoors. Marinas, kayaking, and golfing are located within minutes of these patio homes on Vancouver Island. Residents enjoy year-round outdoor activities and adventures including leisurely strolls on the local beaches, pristine forest at the back door, or one of the area's many parks. The Gales is Island living at its finest!

To schedule a viewing, contact:

Realtor Keith Mazurenko
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Dec 13, 2018

Celebrate the Season at Crown Isle

Crown Isle Holiday WalkThe fourth annual holiday resort walk at Crown Isle is a spectacular celebration of the season with 12 nights to visit Crown Isle to see the thousands of lights, have a visit with Santa and the elves, play games and mini golf, travel down the Christmas Tree Trail and enjoy the music and movies while you sip on some hot chocolate, and munch on the delicious cookies and smores. The last weekend to see the Christmas walk is Decembee 21-23. Don't miss out!

Crown Isle will also be hosting the very popular Christmas Gingerbread Village which has some extremely creative gingerbread houses sure to dazzle you, your families and guests. You can bid on the gingerbread houses as well as the teddy bear baskets in their silent auction. Net proceeds from the sale of the gingerbread houses, plus the silent auction will be distributed to Dawn to Dawn Action on the Homelessness, the Comox Valley Food Bank, the Comox Valley Transition Society and the Boys and Girls Club. Dec 18 is the final day to get your bid in.

Or Dec. 16 enjoy Breakfast with Santa. Celebrate with a delicious buffet breakfast, photos and crafts.

Crown Isle celebrates the season with many activities to engage with Crown Isle residents and the Comox Valley community. While you are enjoying the Christmas festivities, drop by the clubhouse and check out the pro shop for gift ideas. 

Interested in finding out more about living at Crown Isle? Drop by their real estate office, located in the main lobby of the Crown Isle clubhouse, to see what new homes are available. Crown Isle Realty would be happy to give you a private tour of available homes and lots.

Contact: Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate
Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community
Cell: 250.207.0070    

Dec 12, 2018

Give Back This December With Budget Blinds on Central Vancouver Island

Budget BlindsDecember is the time for giving and Budget Blinds is giving back to you, and to others on your behalf.

This month receive a 25% instant rebate on all orders, and Budget Blinds will pay the GST. Additionally, Budget Blinds will donate 5% of your product total to the Vancouver Island charity of your choice: YANA (You Are Not Alone); the BCSPCA; or VIMHS (Vancouver Island Mental Health Society)

Give your home a facelift this holiday season, save yourself some money and give back to others, with just one call to Budget Blinds on the Central Island.

Their professional designers will come to you for a free in-home consultation, work within your budget to find the best look for your home decor and family lifestyle, and have it all professionally installed.

Call Budget Blinds today at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

Budget Blinds of the Central Island serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley and beyond from their Courtenay showroom.

Dec 10, 2018

Show Home by Brando Construction Open at The Ridge, Courtenay, BC

Brando Construction show homeBrando Construction now has a show home open at The Ridge in Courtenay B.C. View this beautiful home by appointment or stop by an open house. In the new year, the show home will be open Saturdays from 12-2 pm, starting Jan 5. This show home is located at 4161 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC

This 2,159 sq. ft. home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gas fireplace and a bright and sunny kitchen with quartz countertops. The open concept living space features a large living and dining room. The master bedroom is on the main floor.

Two more bedrooms, a bathroom and large family room (21’ by 14.9’) are located on the second floor. Additional features include a two garage, a heat pump and hardiplank exterior finishing. This beautiful home has been completed and is ready for occupancy. Price: $629,000.

Brando Construction also has other homes for sale at The Ridge, in south Courtenay, which include:

A 1,577 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow style home located at 3387 Harbourview Blvd.,  Courtenay, BC
Price: $549,000

A 2,467 sq. ft. two-storey home located at 4208 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC
Price: $669,900

Brando Construction Ltd. is a local, reputable company dedicated to building quality homes. The Brando Construction crew values excellent craftsmanship and aims to always exceed expectations. They have built over 25 homes at The RIdge, one of the most scenic neighbourhoods in the Comox Valley.

Brando Construction - Realtors
Michele Courtenay Phone 250-703-1571 Email michele@courtneyanglin.com or
Bill Anglin Phone 250-703-6119  Email: bill@courtneyanglin.com  

Dec 02, 2018

December is a Great Month for Outdoor Adventure in the Comox Valley

Vancouver Island has the mildest climate in Canada, making it possible to do almost anything in the winter that you can do in the non-winter months.

Many golf courses are open year-round, as are bike trails. It is still mild enough to enjoy boating and fishing activities. Dress appropriately for the weather and you can enjoy your favourite recreational activities twelve months of the year!

December is a time of year in the Comox Valley where golfers, hikers, boaters and the daily walkers are still out enjoying the outdoors.

But traditional winter activities are also just a short drive away. One of the highlights of December is the opening of Mount Washington, which features a variety of activities for all ages and experience levels. Enjoy downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and snow tubing. Opening day for alpine skiing was Dec. 7 and Nordic skiing opens on Dec. 14.

If you are visiting from out of town, come a take a drive through The Ridge. Homeowners in this master-planned community are just a few minutes from all of these amazing Comox Valley activities and points of interest. You will love the mountain and ocean views! 

To learn more about The Ridge, contact the developer:
Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588  

Nov 29, 2018

Move-in Ready New Homes Available at The Ridge in Courtenay

There are a few new, pre-built homes for sale in Phase 2 at The Ridge in South Courtenay - one of the most scenic neighbourhoods in the Comox Valley. New homes have been selling very quickly in this sought after neighbourhood, thanks in large part to the amazing views, the tranquility of the area and the close proximity to amenities in the Comox Valley. Three of The Ridge's preferred builders currently have homes for sale in Phase 2: Lawmar Contracting, Brando Construction and Candor Developments. Grand Legacy Builders has one lot left in Phase 2 on which to build a new home.

All of the preferred builders carry third-party home warranty insurance on all new homes built. This includes two years on labour and materials, five years on the building envelope, including water penetration and 10 years on the structure of the homes. British Columbia carries one of the strongest construction insurance coverages in Canada for new homes.

Preferred builders at The Ridge bring many years of experience to their work. This, combined with the New Home Warranty Insurance, gives buyers peace of mind when buying a new home at The Ridge.

Additional new homes will be coming to this beautiful housing development in mid-December as the road works and utilities will be fully installed on Phase 3, allowing for 43 more new homes to be built. 

Contact the developer today to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.

For more information: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Nov 21, 2018

Spacious Townhome for Sale in Courtenay, BC in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

Spectacular Townhome for Sale in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

Crown Isle Realty has a prestigious 1,780 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome for sale in the sought after “Timbers” complex in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf community. This beautifully kept home is situated on a quiet street and is located only a five-minute walk to the Clubhouse and to the shopping centre. Two private patios back on to a quiet street and these areas are perfect for entertaining, barbecuing and relaxing. Built by Monterra West Homes Ltd., this home offers a bright, open concept floor plan with high-end finishes throughout such as: hardwood flooring; granite/quartz countertops; gas fireplace; heated tile floor, and a soaker tub. Park in your two car garage and appreciate additional parking for guests in the driveway. This home is priced to sell at $699,000.

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Single Family Home for Sale in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

This 2,650 sq. ft. home, built by premier builder “Homes by Crown Isle” is located in a quiet area within the Crown Isle community and features 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. There is a lot of space in this home for your family including a full-size walkout basement.

The elegant kitchen is a cooking paradise, with a large eating island, custom cabinetry with crown moulding, quartz countertops, a walk-in pantry with sliding barn door and Samsung appliances, including a 5 burner gas stove with warming drawer. The spacious floor plan opens the kitchen up to the great room, perfect for enjoying time with the family and friends. Other fabulous features include: luxurious en-suite off of the master bedroom; “his” and “her” closets; gas fireplace; walk-in pantry in the kitchen; outdoor covered deck; in-floor heating; storage space; an attached garage and more!

Contact Crown Isle Realty for a tour of this beautiful home, located at 1132 Crown Isle Blvd in Courtenay, B.C.  New price: $785,000. 

For more information and to book a viewing, please contact:
Bert Jaeger, Realtor, Crown Isle Realty Ltd.
Cell: 250.898.9128   
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.com

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