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Mar 23, 2015

Crown Isle Realty in Courtenay on Vancouver Island Offers Tips for Selling Your Home This Spring

Spring in Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community is a great time to sell your homeSpring is a great time for real estate in the Comox Valley, when the sunshine and warmer weather makes searching for the right home for sale so much easier. Carla Coulson-Prieto, REALTOR® for Crown Isle Realty in Courtenay on Vancouver Island has some tips to help homeowners in the Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community sell quickly.

Declutter: Potential buyers are looking for a home that reflects them and their home needs. Your personal items and knickknacks can make it difficult for a potential buyer to see a home as theirs. When ever possible, pack up and store personal items that aren’t important to your day-to-day living. This way, a potential buyer can imagine what their belongings will look like in your home.

Light: Today’s homebuyer is looking for a home with plenty of light. There are many things you can do to make sure your home is light and bright for any potential homebuyer. Trim back bushes and trees that may be blocking windows or natural light, change out the light bulbs to a higher wattage, and leave on the lights and open all blinds and curtains ahead of a showing. 

For more information about buying and selling a home in the 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
Real Estate Inquiries: REALTOR® Carla Coulson-Prieto 250-465-8792
Website: www.crownisle.com
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Mar 17, 2015

The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island a Great Option for Builders and Buyers to Build Custom Home

The front entrance to the Brando show home at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandThe Ridge in south Courtenay offers builders and buyers a great option for building a custom home on Vancouver Island in the Comox Valley. The Ridge currently has 54 fully-serviced building lots for sale in Courtenay's newest residential neighbourhood.

At The Ridge, buyers are welcome to bring their own builder, or choose from builders Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction currently on-site. Fifteen houses have been built or under construction on lots for sale at The Ridge. Lots include water, sewer, and hydro, while builders will appreciate the existing street lights and pavement. There is also the option of creative financing options for builders and buyers.

Lots for sale at The Ridge are situated in a fully urban neighbourhood in a tranquil, rural setting. All the amenities, from schools and health services to the airport and sports centre, are minutes away by foot or by car. Outdoor activities are year round, and residents enjoy golfing, boating, fishing, hiking and skiing.

For more information or to inquire about financing options:


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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Mar 16, 2015

Tom Dishlevoy Architecture Ltd. offers Architectual Services in the Comox Valley and Vancouver Island, BC

Thomas Dishlevoy Architecture Ltd (TDA) in Comox on Vancouver Island offers architecture services for commercial, municipal, residential and other types of construction projects. Established in 1995, and serving the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island since 1998, Thomas Dishlevoy Architecture Ltd has proven experience in:

  • Residential, commercial and institutional
  • Renovations, additions and new projects
  • Heritage restoration
  • Building envelope repairs and upgrades
  • Green Buildings, LEED and Living Buildings
  • Development Master Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Programming and Cost Estimating
For more information contact Tom Dishlevoy at 250.339-9528 or tom@tda.ca

Mar 10, 2015

The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island Offers Ocean and Mountain Views in Canada's Prettiest Town

Ocean and mountain views at The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver IslandThe Gales on Vancouver Island is a residential development with a truly spectacular setting. The 68 patio homes are located between the ocean and the mountains atop a hillside just minutes away from Ladysmith on Vancouver Island (a town voted one of Canada’s prettiest towns by Harrowsmith Country Life magazine) where residents enjoy panoramic ocean and mountain views.

At the Gales marina's, kayaking, and three of Vancouver Island’s golf are all within minutes of the development. Ladysmith is located only 30 minutes to Nanaimo, 60 minutes to Victoria and 60 minutes to the Comox Valley and Mt. Washington. The airport - only 10 minutes away - offers daily direct flights to Calgary.

The Gales three bedroom show home at #9 – 626 Farrell Road offers the sort of mesmerizing views residents of The Gales have come to expect. This 3,000 sq. ft. luxury patio home for sale boasts a West Coast contemporary architectural style and ocean views from both levels (MLS Listing #387544). Hickory Misty Grey hardwood, porcelain rectified tiles, Kohler fixtures, and quartz and granite countertops complete the amazing attention to detail.

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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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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