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Apr 27, 2017

Latest Ocean View Show Home at The Gales in Ladysmith is Now Sold

The real estate market on Vancouver Island is booming, and the busy sales season is also evident at The Gales, in Ladysmith, where the latest show home is now sold. Realtor Keith Mazurenko says the spring real estate market has been very busy, but more new homes are under construction at The Gales. When complete the Gales project will include 42 patio homes and 26 condos.

The Gales is a luxury ocean view new home development in the town of Ladysmith on the east coast on Vancouver Island. Homes at The Gales are Built Green and full of luxury details.

Living at The Gales allows residents to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island living, with forested walking trails and ocean beaches just minutes away, and homes designed to take in the stunning ocean views. You'll be blown away by The Gales.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Apr 27, 2017

Homes by Crown Isle Building Four New Townhomes called "Silverstone"

Homes by Crown Isle SilverstoneHomes by Crown Isle will be building a four-unit townhouse complex called Silverstone in Crown’s Isle’s new subdivision, The Rise.

Each of the four townhomes will range from just under 1,500 to almost 1,900 square feet and offer three bedrooms and two or more bathrooms.

These two level units will offer attached garages with direct access to the homes. Each townhome will have its own covered entry, with main floor kitchen, dining and living rooms. Unit A will offer a main floor master bedroom. Inside, each townhouse will include highlights such as custom tiled showers in the master bedroom ensuites, plumbing fixtures from Bartles & Gibson and a full six-piece appliance package.

The exterior of the building will blend with Crown Isle’s West Coast Contemporary style, finished with Hardi Plank siding and cedar shakes.

Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long history of home building in the Crown Isle community. The Silverstone project is one of many new homes they are working on. To learn more about this or other properties available in Crown Isle, contact Homes by Crown Isle:

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

Office:  Kristina Fox 
Phone: 250.703.5057 
Email: homes@crownisle.ca

Website: www.crownislehomes.com



Apr 26, 2017

Ocean, River and Lake Fishing Year Round in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Fishing in the Comox ValleyIf you enjoy fishing and outdoor adventures, the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island is a great place to call home. Living at The Ridge in Courtenay gives you access to world-class fishing year-round in the surrounding ocean, lakes and rivers. The spring newsletter from Tyee Marine highlights plenty of great fishing spots in the Comox Valley.

The experts at Tyee Marine say now is the time to bring out the crab pots! Delicious Dungeness crab can be found off the point of Goose Spit in the shallows. Remember to bring a crab caliper to double check that the crabs you've caught are of legal size. Fisheries regulations state that all female crabs must be released.

Spring is also a great time to enjoy fishing the lakes, rivers and the ocean. When the remaining snow melts at the base of Mount Washington, it could be worth a trip to find Blue Grouse Lake. This is a small lake with expansive shallows, making it hard to cast from shore. Bring a float tube or small, lightweight boat. A small lake means smaller fish, but it also makes them easier to find.

So many choices just minutes from your new custom home at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC! Learn more about building your home at The Ridge:

Contact: Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com


Apr 24, 2017

Homes by Crown Isle is the Custom Home Builder for Children’s Lottery Show Home in Courtenay, BC

Homes by Crown Isle lottery homeThe new BC Children’s Hospital Home Lottery Show Home in Crown Isle is still open for viewing. The Children’s Hospital Home Lottery is now sold out and the draw is on May 4th. The grand prize winner of the lottery will have the opportunity to choose from a number of Grand Prizes, including this beautiful custom home in the Crown Isle community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

This floorplan is known as The Galiano and is a popular rancher/bungalow design which includes 3-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms that feature cozy heated flooring, This particular home, located at 1668 Crown Isle Drive overlooks the 15the fairway of this par-72 championship golf course.

Built by custom builder Homes by Crown Isle, this stunning new home has many features, including: wire-brushed European Oak floors throughout, quartz countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, a gourmet kitchen with a walk-in pantry, spacious laundry room, a walk-out patio and more.

If you like this floor plan, come by and select from one of their many lots in the Crown Isle Community to build this home, or one of the many other floor plans Homes by Crown Isle offers. They look forward to giving you a tour.


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

Office:  Kristina Fox 
Phone: 250.703.5057 
Email: homes@crownisle.ca

Website: www.crownislehomes.com

Apr 17, 2017

Feel The Spring Breeze at The Gales Luxury Home Development in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island

The Gales viewsWhile Vancouver Island is green year-round, spring gardens burst into bloom earlier here than anywhere else in Canada! Spring comes quickly to Vancouver Island, and with it the spectrum of colour that fills gardens and planter boxes. Rhododendrons and Azaleas thrive in the mild West Coast climate and are blooming shortly after the spring bulbs burst onto the scene.

And with all of your landscaping maintenance taken care of at The Gales in Ladysmith, you can focus on your beautiful blooms or getting out and enjoying the natural greenery. With your new home at The Gales, you'll enjoy year-round colour in the surrounding forests, and an ever-changing ocean view landscape.

Living at The Gales allows residents to enjoy the best of Vancouver Island living, with forested walking trails and ocean beaches just minutes away, and homes designed to take in the stunning ocean views. Stop by today and view the newest show home.

You'll be blown away by The Gales.

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Apr 14, 2017

Choose Experienced Realtor Art Meyers for Your Real Estate Listing in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley has seen a recent boom in real estate sales, with no slow down in sight, as new building lots and existing homes are selling quickly. In such a busy market, both buyers and sellers can benefit from the guidance of an experienced Realtor. Listing your home with an experienced realtor who knows the community can earn you more money on your home sale.

Thinking of Selling Your Home? Call Art Meyers, Realtor with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley. Art has 45 years of experience in the real estate business in the Comox Valley. He is one of the most successful and experienced Realtors serving Comox, Courtenay, the Comox Valley and Cumberland. As strong community supporter, Art Meyers has been active in Rotary, The Comox Valley Community Foundation and The Community Justice Centre.

Call Art today for your free Comparative Market Analysis.

Contact Art Meyers, Experienced Realtor in Courtenay and the Comox Valley

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

Apr 12, 2017

New Ocean and Mountain View Lots Coming to The Ridge Community on Vancouver Island

Ocean and mountain view building lots for Phase II of The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island are currently being developed.

With Phase I home construction nearing completion, and many new residents already living at The Ridge, Phase II lots are being prepared to meet the growing demand in this popular community. These new home lots are expected to be available in the summer of 2017. Reserve your lot now, and move into this new home development by the end of 2017 or the spring of 2018.

A few of the home sites at The Ridge are zoned for legal secondary suites or carriage homes, allowing for plenty of room for guests and extended family to visit, or to stay.

Along with the construction of homes, Phase I saw the development of parks, playing fields and playgrounds in the community as well as easy access to walking trails, Millard Creek Park and the ocean. And all of the amenities of the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley are at your doorstep.

Contact the developer today to learn more about building your new custom home at The Ridge.

Contact: Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Web: TheRidgeBC.com
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Apr 11, 2017

Reserve Your Lot in Crown Isle and Select A Builder For Your New Custom Home

Due to unprecedented sales of lots and new homes in the Crown Isle Community on Vancouver Island, this golf course development is moving ahead to develop three more subdivisions.

The developers are planning an additional 150 new lots in the next few years years. Contact the real estate team at Crown Isle to add your name to their growing list of potential new Crown Isle homeowners for one of these new subdivisions. Or if you’re ready to start building now, they can assist you with selecting a lot from their existing inventory.

The Crown Isle development is ideally situated in Courtenay in the Comox Valley. Built around a championship 18-hole golf course, the community is conveniently located next to shopping, schools, community amenities and even the new Comox Valley Hospital.

The Crown Isle real state team can also assist you with selecting one of the premier builders who are building new custom homes within the community. 

Contact them now for more information.

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

Apr 06, 2017

Low Inventory a Challenge for Vancouver Island Home Buyers

New homes on vancouver islandBuilding Links is reporting that inventory of single-family homes declined by 36 per cent from March 2016, with 1,023 active listings available last month compared to 1,598 one year ago. Low inventory continues to frustrate consumers in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area. An additional 145 single-family properties came onto the market in March, but the increase was not significant enough to have a noticeable impact on inventory.

Inventory dropped by 36 per cent year-over-year in March, and the lack of housing options continues to frustrate buyers in the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) area.

“Single-family homes between $500,000 and $600,000 rarely last longer than a day or two and generate multiple offers, with many selling above list price,” says Janice Stromar, VIREB President.

The March 2017 benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $323,100, an increase of 15 per cent over March 2016.

In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price hit $408,300, up 15 per cent from 2016. Duncan reported a benchmark price of $353,000, an increase of 14 per cent compared to March 2016.

Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose 23 per cent to $452,900 while the Parksville-Qualicum area saw its benchmark price increase by 18 per cent to $463,500.

The price of a benchmark home in Port Alberni hit $217,800, up 12 per cent from one year ago.

1stView.ca features a number of new homes for sale on Vancouver Island.

Excerpt from April, 2017 VIREB news release.

Apr 04, 2017

Live the Lottery-Winner's Lifestyle at Crown Isle with the 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery

Crown isle lottery homeYou don't have to win the lottery to live a fabulous lifestyle at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community on Vancouver Island, but thanks to the 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery you could have both.

A new home by Homes by Crown Isle, overlooking the 15th fairway of this championship golf course, is one of 7 grand prize choices in this year's lottery.

Featuring 2,180 square feet of living space, this new home is valued at over $800,000. The Lottery prize package is worth $2.2 million and comes complete with furnishings for the home, a new car and a truck to haul your new RV and fishing boat. Dine around town with $25,000 worth of restaurant gift certificates, and enjoy your winters with 5 years of passes to ski Mount Washington and all the gear you need to do it. Plus take $1.1 million in cash to complete your lottery lifestyle!

The 2017 BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery is now 95% sold out, with the final ticket deadline just one week away at midnight April 12, 2017.

Tour the Crown Isle lottery home at 1668 Crown Isle Drive, Friday to Sunday, including holidays, from 12-4 pm. Purchase your BC Children's Hospital Choices Lottery online (Open only to BC residents.)

For more information about Real Estate at Crown Isle:

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

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