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Nov 30, 2016

Enjoy Your Custom Home Building Experience With Homes by Crown Isle

Homes by Crown IsleHomes by Crown Isle is the premier custom home builder in the Crown Isle Golf Community. Nobody knows Crown Isle like they do!

Happy homeowners throughout this master-planned golf course community appreciate the service, attention to details and quality craftsmanship offered by Homes by Crown Isle.

New homeowners James and Shelagh Kantor recently shared their home building experience with 1stView:

“Jayson Welsh and his team at Homes by Crown Isle, Courtenay, BC, provided superb service in building our dream home!

“From the start of lot purchase with Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate - Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community, to home design and construction with Jayson Welsh, Construction Manager - Homes by Crown Isle, to expert interior design support by Donna Coulson, and all their team members -they made the experience of building our first home exciting and rewarding.

“Their regard for high quality workmanship was always evident. Professional, personable, experienced, attentive, and accessible - I would highly recommend Homes by Crown Isle! Thank you!”

If you’re ready to start building your new home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, visit the team at Homes by Crown Isle to view available lots and home designs.

Builder: Homes by Crown Isle

VP Construction
Jayson Welsh   
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

Office: Michelle Bazett  
Phone: 250.703.5057 
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca

Website: www.crownislehomes.com

Nov 28, 2016

Reserve Your Phase II Lot at The Ridge Today

Phase II at The RidgeThere are only three lots left in Phase I at The Ridge in Courtenay. Two of these lots are zoned for duplexes and there is one single family lot available.

Developers have begun site preparation for Phase II which will contain 43 single family lots. This subdivision will be completed in the early spring and registration is expected to completed on all of the lots by the end of April 2017.

Sixty-six of the lots have already been sold in Phase I and many homes, some with secondary suites, have already been built in the master-planned community. The Ridge is one of the most desirable locations for new homes in the Comox Valley.

Give the developer a call and have your name added to the reservation list, so that they can contact you when the lots are available to purchase.

Call Bruce at 250.650.8588
or email: theridge.bruce@mail.com   


Nov 25, 2016

Choose Your Lot Now and Homes by Crown Isle Will Have You Moved in For Golf Season

Homes by Crown IsleIf you’re hoping to move into your new Crown Isle home in time to enjoy peak golf season, now is the time to talk to Homes by Crown Isle and start planning your dream home.

Build times for new custom homes are typically about seven months, so now is the time to select your lot and home plan to ensure you’ll get to enjoy all of next summer in your new custom home.

Homes by Crown Isle is busy building new custom and spec homes in one of Crown Isle’s newest communities, The Rise. Currently building in Phase II, Homes by Crown Isle is bringing the excellent standard of custom home construction to this new Crown Isle community. Homes by Crown Isle has reserved a number of lots for their clients to choose from. They can also build on any of the additional available lots, which start at $180,000 in Phase II of The Rise. They also have lots available in a number of subdivisions within the Crown Isle community.

Homes by Crown Isle has many happy customers throughout the development who can attest to the quality of workmanship and professionalism of the staff.

Contact Homes by Crown Isle today to review your options and begin the process of building your custom home:

VP Construction
Jayson Welsh   
Mobile: 250.207.0418
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.ca

Office:  Michelle Bazett  
Phone: 250.703.5057 
Email: mbazett@crownisle.ca

Website: www.crownislehomes.com

Nov 24, 2016

Learn More About Phase IV at RiversEdge in Courtenay From Realtor Art Meyers

Putneldge River CourtenayThe Ridge at RiversEdge, a new home development in west Courtenay, is moving ahead with Phase IV. Comox Valley Realtor Art Meyers has been marketing this project from the beginning.

Southwind Development Corporation is planning to begin construction of Phase IV - 20 single family homes on oversized lots in a 5.24 acre pre-planned residential development next Spring.

New walking trails will be built within the subdivision to connect with existing trails and the Ruth Masters Park, along the river. Some site preparation has been completed and lot servicing will commence in early 2017. 

Buying or Selling Your Home? Call Realtor Art Meyers!

Art Meyers, Realtor with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley has spent 40 years in the real estate business,  and is one of the most successful and experienced Realtors serving Comox, Courtenay, the Comox Valley and Cumberland. 

Art Meyers bring his more than 40 years of real estate experience to this project.

Contact Art Meyers
Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca
Phone: (250) 207-1879
Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
#121 – 750 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC  V9N 3P6

Nov 23, 2016

So Much to Celebrate This Christmas at Crown Isle

Christmas at Crown IsleThis year's holiday resort walk at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in Courtenay will be sure to dazzle you.

There will be 14 nights of lights, carols, elves and Santa himself. They will also be hosting the very popular Christmas Gingerbread Village. Net proceeds from the sale of the gingerbread houses, plus the silent auction will be distributed to The Comox Valley Transition Society, Dawn to Dawn Action on the Homeless and the Boys and Girls Club.

Crown Isle celebrates the season with many activities to engage with their residents and the Comox Valley community. While you are enjoying the Christmas festivities, drop by the clubhouse and check our out Golf Store for ideas for Christmas gifts, or stop by the real estate office, located in the main lobby of the Crown Isle clubhouse, to see what new homes are available.

The real estate team would be happy to give you a private tour of their available homes and lots.


Jason Andrew, Director of Sales
Phone: 250.207.0070  
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Bert Jaeger, Sandy Bain – Crown Isle Realty
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.ca and sbain@crownisle.ca
Phone: 250.703.5054

Nov 22, 2016

Latest Home at The Gales in Ladysmith Comes With Impressive List of Features

The Gales in LadysmithThe newest home at The Gales in Ladysmith, Unit # 8, comes with a feature list that reads like a Christmas wish list. Everything you could want and more! Imagine hanging your stocking on the mantle of the Napolean gas fireplace in the Great Room of this Built Green Certified Home.

This new Vancouver Island luxury patio home features: Lectus Maple cabinetry throughout; Kitchen Aid stainless steel appliances; Granite countertops in kitchen, ensuite and guest bath; heated tile floors in all bathrooms; and European French White Oak Matte, Wire Brush Engineered floor on the main floor. More luxury touches include Kohler plumbing fixtures, designer lights and 3 ceiling fans.

This home is built with quality craftsmanship by local award-winning Builder, GNB Builders Inc, who won the Best Single Family Production Home for 2015 for The Gales Development from the Canadian Home Builders Associations VIBE Awards. This home offers a superior heating system with Carrier Infinity Heat Pump and Heat Recover Ventilator providing superior comfort and indoor air quality. 
Extra touches that will add to your comfort include: Milgard Montecito Windows with screens with full lifetime warranty; R50 Insulation in Attic – above code; Rheem Marathon Limited Lifetime Warranted Hot Water Tank 0.90+ EF Efficiency; Malarkey Highlander 30 year revolutionary laminate shingle roof; Insulated Therma Tech Garage Doors with garage door opener; Colour Plus (factory finished) James Hardi siding.
Outside enjoy the engineered stone exterior accents, and the large outdoor decks on both the lower and upper floors, great for entertaining. 
The Gales is a 68-unit ocean-view new home development in the town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Learn more about the community and lifestyle here.
For more information about Unit 8 or other available homes, contact:
Keith Mazurenko
: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545

Nov 15, 2016

Ladysmith Getting Ready to Light Up for The Festival of Lights

Ladysmoth festival of lightsNext week marks the kickoff of the annual Ladysmith Festival of Lights. More than 1,000 volunteer hours go into setting up the festive decorations and 200,000 sparkling lights. The Town of Ladysmith has been a huge supporter of the Festival of lights since the beginning, helping make Ladysmith the Light Up Capital of Vancouver Island.

Service clubs like the Rotary Club and Eagles, along with many other organizations and downtown merchants have been major supporters of the F.O.L. for years. The Festival of Lights' biggest “sponsors” are the residents of Ladysmith, whose ever-increasing core of volunteers enhances the essence of our community and makes Light Up what it is today - a celebration of the spirit of the town and the coming of happy holidays and Christmas.

This year, award-winning GNB Builders, brought out a full crew to help set up the lights throughout downtown Ladysmith. GNB Builders are big part of the community, and are currently working on building new homes at The Gales in Ladysmith.

The Gales is nestled between the sea and the mountains - a retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. The Gales is a 68 home development (42 patio homes & 26 condos in two condo buildings) with ocean and mountain views. Every residence at The Gales is inspiring. Vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views are only the beginning. You'll also find top-quality finishing and amazing attention to detail. Grounds keeping is included, so you can enjoy relaxed, low-maintenance living and have more time to explore the beauty around you. Homes are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining. 

Ladysmith is a small and growing town located on a welcoming, active harbour, a spectacular hill-side setting, an historic heritage and a large range of activities for residents and visitors to delight in. 

To learn more about The Gales contact: 

Keith Mazurenko
: 1.866.315.0545
: 250.245.0545

Nov 12, 2016

New Hospital an Important Consideration for New Residents at The Ridge in Courtenay

Comox Valley HospitalWith an aging population on Vancouver Island, health care is a major concern for residents and for those considering retiring to the Island. The Comox Valley is well-positioned to care for an aging population, thanks in part to the ongoing North Island Hospital Project, which is managing the construction of the new Comox Valley Hospital.

Replacing St. Joseph’s General Hospital in Comox, the new hospital now under construction in Courtenay will offer expanded services in a modern setting, and serve residents of the Comox Valley and the North Island. The new hospital is expected to be completed in the fall of 2017.

Access to important services such as health care has been a significant draw for residents retiring to the Comox Valley and Courtenay. The Comox Valley also features a variety of retail, recreational and cultural amenities.

New home developments like The Ridge are able to offer additional benefits that appeal to many baby boomers, including zoning for Carriage Homes or secondary suites for extended family, in-laws or adult children.

With new custom homes starting at $430,000 (including lot and landscaping) building a new home at the Ridge can offer an affordable lifestyle that can be difficult to maintain in larger urban centres.

Stop by an open house and tour homes from their preferred builders, Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction. Or call to set up a private tour:

Location: Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
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Nov 09, 2016

Live at The Ridge and Enjoy Year Round Outdoor Activities in the Comox Valley

The Ridge lifestyleAs cold weather hits across Canada, the Comox Valley continues to be one of the best places in the country to enjoy outdoor activities, such as golf and fishing, year-round.

Residents of The Ridge in Courtenay are a short drive from several golf courses, which remain open 12 months of the year, as well as some of the best winter fishing on the West Coast.

If you prefer more traditional “winter activities” you’ll still find plenty of snow a short drive up Mount Washington, where alpine and cross country skiing, hiking, snowshoeing and more are offered. Ski in the morning, and golf or kayak in the afternoon – our beaches are open year-round!

But if despite it all, you find yourself in need of some summer beach weather, the Comox Airport (YQQ) offers direct flights to Mexico, as well as Western Canadian gateways.

And year-round, living in the Comox Valley means access to theatre and music productions and festivals, fine dining, and an active community with events for every interest.

Be part of this west coast wonderland. Contact The Ridge today, to select your lot or learn more about their preferred builders.

Call Bruce at 250.650.8588
email: theridge.bruce@mail.com   

Nov 03, 2016

More Building Lots Coming to Crown Isle - Choose Your Building Site Today

Homes at Crown IsleCrown Isle Real Estate will be adding building lots to the Crown Isle community as building lot inventory is at an extreme low due to high sales activity during the past 18 months while demand for new construction continues to increase. Here is an update on a few of their new subdivisions:

Crown Isle Drive Extension – Phase III will include 14 lots. Site servicing and road works are in progress with registration expected early November; 13 lots have been reserved. A smaller six lot subdivision, Crown Isle Drive – Britannia is now registered. Five of six lots have been reserved with one lot remaining on the 13th tee.

The RISE – Phase II will include 28 behind Costco. Site servicing and roadwork is complete and registration is expected within the next few weeks. Of the 28 lots, 25 have been reserved.

Hampton Gate - Phase II, will include 25 lots and construction has begun with registration expected later this year; 17 of the 25 lots have been reserved.

Within each subdivision Crown Isle Homes Ltd. and our local custom builder partners are eager to start new home construction or meet with potential clients to discuss custom home possibilities.

Contact the Crown Isle real estate team for more information. No One Knows Crown Isle Like They Do!


Jason Andrew, Director of Sales
Phone: 250.207.0070   
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Bert Jaeger, Sandy Bain, Crown Isle Realty
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.ca and sbain@crownisle.ca
Phone: 250.703.5054

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