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Apr 28, 2010

Substantial Recovery in Courtenay Construction Activity


Peter Crawford, Director of Planning Services, stated that the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island had been issued a construction value totalling $16 million worth of building permits in the first three months of 2010.  The figures display significant construction as opposed to the first quarter of 2009, wherein building permits amounted to a total of $3 million.

Several commercial and residential development application presently in the system, could add millions of more dollars to the construction spending in the Comox Valley, if they are approved.

Included in the Comox Valley real estate development, is a two-phase residential development on Arden Road in Courtenay on Vancouver Island that combined, would account for 150 new Vancouver Island homes; a restaurant and residential development proposal near the Holiday Inn Express on Cliffe Avenue in Courtenay and at least 18 new Vancouver Island homes at Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community.

For more information go to Clarice Coty’s website.

Apr 21, 2010

Crown Isle Building Lots on Vancouver Island Coming Up for Auction


Real Estate Opportunity in the Comox Valley for Crown Isle Golf Course Lots

Ritchie Brothers have a reputation for marketing and selling high end real estate to national and international buyers. They will be auctioning two Vancouver Island building lots at Crown Isle Resort  & Golf Community at their main auction centre in Chilliwack on May 19th with no reserve price to the highest bidder.

Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community is an 18-hole championship golf course and resort community on 831 acres in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.  The resort is blended with residential homes, custom homes, vacation villas, condominiums and patio homes. 

The highest bidder will leave the auction owning a golf course lot in Crown Isle with an opportunity to build their Vancouver Island home, at what could be the real estate purchase of the year.

The two building lots up for auction on Vancouver Island are located within the Crown Isle Golf Course Community and will be auctioned off separately. The first golf course lot is at (Lot 7) 1540 Crown Isle Drive, alongside the 15th fairway and covers 9,047 sq ft of land. The second building lot is located in a cul-de-sac and covers 7,777 sq ft at (Lot 41) 1401 Dover Place, also located in Crown Isle.

There will be a live simulcast at Crown Isle’s golf clubhouse to the main auction site, so that Comox Valley residents interested in the Crown Isle building lots may take part in the bidding.  Online bidding is an innovative way of purchasing Vancouver Island real estate.  In order to participate in the online bidding, registration is required and this usually takes place a week prior to the auction.

For more information on Crown Isle real estate, visit Crown Isle’s webpage.

Apr 21, 2010

The Villas at Crown Mansion at Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island, Coming Up for Auction


The Villas at Crown Mansion could be your Vancouver Island Vacation Home

The Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, reputable for marketing and selling high end real estate to national and international buyers, will be auctioning two condominium/vacation home units at Crown Mansion on Vancouver Island. The auction will be held on May 19th at their main auction centre in Chilliwack with no reserve price and sold to the highest bidder.

The Villas at Crown Mansion overlook the 90-year old Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Course with views of the Georgia Strait and is located in Qualicum Beach just minutes away from Parksville.

The two villas being auctioned off are units 108 and 202 at 292 East Crescent Road in Qualicum Beach. These Vancouver Island vacation homes offer 1,000 sq ft of living space each and both have a private veranda.

If you are interested in Vancouver Island real estate and are considering a Vancouver Island vacation home, visit Crown Mansion’s open house on May 15th between 12:00pm and 4:00pm or on May 16th between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.

For more information on Crown Mansion villas and vacation homes visit their webpage.

Apr 20, 2010

Qualicum Landing Oceanfront Homes on Vancouver Island holds Selection Day on April 24, 2010

Qualicum Landing one of the Fastest Selling Oceanfront Real Estate Developments on Vancouver Island

Qualicum Landing is one of the most successful oceanfront developments on Vancouver Island and they are holding a selection day for buyers on April 24th.  Qualicum Landing is focused on a community lifestyle. Buyers of these oceanfront homes will enjoy a clubhouse with a pool, two spas, fitness center, an owner’s lounge, a sport court, waterfront recreational area and a community garden. Qualicum/Parksville area known as “Oceanside” is becoming one of the most desirable places to live on Vancouver Island. These oceanfront homes are priced starting from $369,000.

Quaicum Landing has sold 60% of their oceanfront homes and it is the fastest selling waterfront community on Vancouver Island, near Qualicum Beach and Parksville. The project offers home owners access to 500 lineal feet of pristine private beachfront. Qualicum Landing is surrounded by rivers, lakes, marinas, golf courses, provincial parks and some of the best salmon fishing along the shores of Vancouver Island.

If you are coming from out of town, take advantage of the Fly and Buy Program Qualicum Landing is offering.  It is an opportunity to truly experience the Vancouver Island lifestyle. The Fly and Buy program includes:  one night’s accommodation in Qualicum Beach; transportation to and from Comox Airport; dinner for two at Giovanni’s Ristorante or a round of golf at Morning Star Golf Course; and a credit of up to $500 for your flight, should you invest in Qualicum Landing.

Interested in Vancouver Island Real Estate? For more information regarding registration for the selection day on April 24th  go to Qualicum Landing's website.

Apr 14, 2010

Crown Isle Resort Brings New Building and Home Lots to the Comox Valley Real Estate Market, Starting at $152,900

Crown Isle Resort Brings New Building and Home Lots to the Comox Valley Real Estate Market, Starting at $152,900

 A new subdivision application for the development of 41 lots home and building lots in Crown Isle has been submitted to the City of Courtenay and has received preliminary layout review. Once approved, Phase I will include 24 new home lots that will be built along the extension of Idiens Way, some with fairway views with 12 of the lots are already spoken for. Phase II will include 17 home building lots on Idiens and Suffolk Drive. Site preparation is expected to begin soon. A builders’ program is available.  Lots are expected to be completed and registered at the end of May; prices of the lots start at $152,900. This price represents excellent value for a new building lot in Crown Isle as most other lots in the Comox Valley are priced starting at $ 139,900. For more details, contact Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate at Crown Isle Resort.

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