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Apr 12, 2018

Learn Why the Comox Valley is the Land of Plenty

Land of PlentyThe Comox Valley gets its name from the local First Nations term for Land of Plenty, and the meaning behind the name is evident as one travels through this valley on Vancouver Island's east coast. Surrounded by oceans and rivers providing seafood delicacies, and verdant farmland bringing farm to fork, the Comox Valley is a dream destination for a "local diet."

The Comox Valley Grower's Guide, produced annually, lists more than 400 local producers of fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, seafood and even wineries, breweries and distilleries.

Many Comox Valley restaurants focus on local seafood products and farm goods, which are available to everyone from the year-round farmer's market - one of only a few in Canada.

Visitors can enjoy culinary tours by shuttle or bicycle, but as a local you'll quickly learn the best spots to find your favourite dishes or ingredients.
Living at The Ridge in South Courtenay means plenty of space to host guests for your own harvest feasts, while taking in the mountain and ocean views that surround you.

To learn more about The Ridge, contact the developer today:

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Mar 21, 2018

New Real Estate on The Rise at Crown Isle

Construction is well underway for Homes by Crown Isle's newest four-unit townhouse development located at 993 Prestwick Place, known as "Prestwick on The RISE".

Each of the four townhomes will include three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths, plus an open concept great room, dining room and kitchen spaces complete with appliances, maple shaker cabinets & hard surface counter tops. Flooring consists of a combination of commercial grade laminate, carpet and tile.

The exterior of the building will blend with Crown Isle’s West Coast Craftsman style finished with Hardi Plank siding and shake accents in the gables plus covered patio areas ready for gas BBQs.

Prices of the townhomes range from $479,900 to $529,900 and the homes vary in size from 1,666 to 1,877 sq. ft. These townhomes are scheduled to be completed in September of 2018.

Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long and successful history of building new custom homes in the Crown Isle community on Vancouver Island.

To learn more about these townhouses or other real estate in Crown Isle, in the Comox Valley, contact:

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

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


Mar 15, 2018

20 New Homes Now Under Construction at The Ridge in Courtenay

Twenty homes are currently under construction in Phases 1 and 2 at The Ridge. Phase 2 at The Ridge has a total of 43 lots, in addition to the 69 lots in the sold out Phase 1.

The zoning for this popular south Courtenay community allows for secondary suites in all single family homes. Some residents at The Ridge have built their homes with a secondary suite as an “in-law” suite or as an income generating rental. Read more from one resident who built a home with a secondary suite for her mother.

To find out more about the new homes at The Ridge on beautiful Vancouver Island, contact one of their preferred builders to discuss available home designs or custom homes to fit your family's needs and reflect your personality and lifestyle.

Head to The Ridge Builders' Page for contact information.


Mar 01, 2018

Four Preferred New Homes Builders At The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge has announced their preferred builders for construction of new homes in Phase 2.

Located in south Courtenay, BC The Ridge is a multi-phase development featuring mountain and ocean view building lots for single family homes, with zoning for secondary suites. The 69 lots in Phase I of The Ridge are sold out and Phase 2 includes 43 lots which have been reserved by their preferred home builders:

Lawmar Contracting
Brando Construction  
Candor Developments Inc  
Grand Legacy Homes

Construction is underway on 12 new homes in Phase 2 and The Ridge builders have many lots left to choose from. View the Phase 2 of the subdivision map and contact the builders directly for more information.

Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on Phase 3 lots for sale, which will be available in late 2018.

For more information about lot availability for 2018 contact:
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Feb 16, 2018

New Home for Sale in at 1055 Crown Isle Boulevard, Courtenay, BC

Homes by Crown Isle, premier builder in the Comox Valley has started construction on one of their popular floor plans, known as The Crawford. This 1,966 sq. ft. home features three bedrooms and three bathrooms and is located in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Course Community at 1055 Crown Isle Boulevard. Please contact Homes by Crown Isle for pricing of this home.

At Homes by Crown Isle, they know that your home is your sanctuary and they ensure that the space in each home is functional as well as beautiful.

Whether you are an empty nester or a growing family, a new home in the community at Crown Isle is your ultimate home base. Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long and successful history of building new homes in the Crown Isle community. The Crown Isle Building Guidelines ensures consistency and quality while maintaining property values within the master planned golf community. Find out more about living at Crown Isle by viewing this video.

Contact: Jayson Welsh, Vice President of Construction
Phone: 250.703.0418  

Contact: Jason Andrew, Director of Sales  
Phone: 250.207.0070 

Jan 25, 2018

Tour One of The New Homes in Phase II of The Ridge in Courtenay

Grand Legacy Homes at The RidgeGrand Legacy Homes is one of the latest Comox Valley home builders to build new homes at The Ridge in Courtenay.

The custom home builder has just completed a five-bedroom, three-bathroom home located at 3427 Eagleview Crescent. This two-storey home is perfectly situated within The Ridge subdivision to enjoy both mountain and ocean views. It is also located conveniently close to the community park.

This spacious family home is 2,650 sq. ft. and is listed for sale for $683,900. Find out more by going to MLS #434563.

Grand Legacy Homes is planning more new homes in Phase II at The Ridge for lots 9, 15 and 16.

Please contact Realtor Christiaan Horsfall for a tour of the existing home or for more information about a rancher/bungalow-style home that is being built soon.

Christiaan Horsfall, Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
282 Anderton Rd., Comox, BC V9M 1Y2,
Direct: 250.702.7150
Office: 250.339.2021

Jan 12, 2018

New Brando Construction Show Home Coming to The Ridge in Courtenay

Brando ConstructionBrando Construction's new show home in Phase II of The Ridge is Courtenay is well under way. Bill Anglin and Michelle Courtney, Realtors for Brando Construction, report that this new home will be partially completed and ready to view at the beginning of March. Learn more from their video detailing construction at The Ridge

Bill and Michelle have developed a 3-D video for a few of the floor plans that Brando Construction is building. These new homes include a single floor, rancher/bungalow style home or a two-storey home.

Viewing of the upcoming homes for sale is by appointment only.

For more information regarding homes by Brando Construction, and to book an appointment, contact Realtors:
Michele Courtenay, Phone 250-703-1571, Email michele@courtneyanglin.com
Bill Anglin, Phone 250-703-6119, Email bill@courtneyanglin.com

Dec 15, 2017

Welcome Holidays Guests to Your Home at The Ridge in The Comox Valley

The Comox Valley Airport (YQQ) is set to have its busiest holiday season ever after seeing record passenger growth in 2016.

With friends and family flying to the Comox Valley, residents at The Ridge residential development in Courtenay are putting up the lights, and prepping their guest suites (some lots here are zoned for legal secondary suites)!

More and more people are discovering the year-round beauty of the Comox Valley. The holiday season brings winter activities on Mount Washington, or choose to escape the Canadian winter and enjoy a round of golf or a morning of winter fishing! Courtenay and the surrounding areas are buzzing with concerts, carolling and more to get you in the holidays spirit!

Enjoy easy accessibility to the Comox Valley airport from Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton and beyond. Pacific Coastal,  Air Canada and Westjet all provide daily service to YQQ. The Ridge is located only 15 minutes from the Comox Valley Airport.

Contact The Ridge today to register as a “prospective client” for more information on our new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Nov 22, 2017

Homes by Crown Isle Building in The Rise

The new Homes by Crown Isle show home and information centre is now open Fridays and Saturdays from noon until 4 pm. This beautiful new home is located in The Rise, one of Crown Isle Community’s newest subdivisions.

Built by premier custom builder, Homes by Crown Isle, this two-storey home features views of Georgia Strait and the mainland mountain range.

Are you thinking of moving to the Crown Isle Community? This new home is move-in ready! Listed at $649,900, it is located at 1255 Crown Isle Blvd. You could move in for the holidays! Stop by today and enjoy a tour.

For more information, contact:
Jason Andrew
Director of Sales 
Cell: 250.207.0070    
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Nov 16, 2017

The Ridge in Courtenay Welcomes New Home Builder Candor Developments

Candor DevelopmentsCandor Developments is one of the newest builders to be constructing new homes at The Ridge in south Courtenay.

Partners Isaac Bale and Clayton Frank are excited to be part of The Ridge community. They recently started construction on a new show home located at the intersection of Chancellor Crescent and Harbourview Boulevard at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. This rancher/bungalow style home will be 1,956 sq. ft. in size and will be finished by March, 2018.

They are also constructing another new home, located on Harbourview Boulevard, which will be a 1,700 sq. ft. rancher.

Candor also builds custom homes, and would be happy to work with you to create your dream home.They have built many new residential homes in the Comox Valley and strive to make the building of a new home as easy as possible for their clients.

For more information on Candor Developments, contact Isaac Bale:
Phone: 250.702.7339
Email: info@candordevelopments.ca

Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” for more information on the new residential lots for sale that will be available in 2018.
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Nov 03, 2017

Learn About The Ridge From Happy Home Owners

The Ridge Courtenay1stView recently spoke with new residents at The Ridge to learn about their experience moving to this new Comox Valley real estate development:

Donna and Jim decided to make the big move to Vancouver Island in 2016. They had lived in Kingston, Ontario for over 50 years and after their two sons had moved to British Columbia, they decided to follow. The question was, where on Vancouver Island were they going to live? They had looked at other communities on Vancouver Island and chose the Comox Valley as it offered everything they were looking for, including a doctor who was taking new patients, a new hospital and a community that was located about half-way between the cities where their sons lived.

They came across The Ridge website and decided to take a drive through the scenic subdivision. After meeting the developer and viewing a Lawmar Contracting home under construction, they made their decision on the spot to purchase the home and moved in on December 1, 2016.

“The area surrounding The Ridge is so beautiful, and we love walking around the many trails here and seeing the mountains and the ocean,” Donna told us.

She goes on to say “It is like living in paradise: we see trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and eagles flying right over our house."

Donna and Jim thoroughly enjoy living at The Ridge. They really appreciate the multi-generational aspect of their neighbourhood and having young children, families and retirees in their community. The neighbours are friendly and welcoming. As an added bonus, Jim loves being in such close proximity to many top-rated golf courses.

Find out more about The Ridge by contacting:
Bruce Clapham
Phone: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Oct 19, 2017

Vancouver Island Offers Adventure and Fun at Every Turn

Comox estuaryTraveling to Vancouver Island as a tourist typically means taking in the ocean air at one of the many beaches or beach resorts, hiking along forest trails or mountain peaks, biking, paddling, golfing or taking on any number of active adventures. With world class spas and restaurants, finding time to relax is easy.

The natural beauty - combined with a mild climate year-round, friendly towns and multiple recreating activities - is also turning many tourists into full time residents!  Watch some video highlights here.

A recent article in the Calgary Herald highlights this trend in the Comox Valley:

“When people come into the recreation centre, we ask, ‘are you visiting or new to the area?’” says Leah Knutson, The Village of Cumberland’s manager of recreation. “Fifty per cent are visitors, and we say, ‘watch out, you are going to end up living here.’”

The Calgary Herald heard that many new Comox Valley residents were attracted to the area because of the active, outdoor lifestyle, including surfing, paddle boarding or fishing on the lake or ocean, rock climbing, or skiing at Mount Washington.

The Ridge is a new residential development in the City of Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

To learn more about this community, contact the developers:
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
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Photo credit: DiscoverComoxValley.com



Sep 08, 2017

A Golfing Paradise, The Comox Valley Has Many Golf Courses to Choose From

Fairwinds golf courseOn Vancouver Island, golfers know that they can play year-round on well-known championship courses, or choose from dozens of smaller courses.

The Comox Valley is in the centre of the golfing action. There are 10 golf courses within a 75km (50 mile) radius. There are three 18-hole golf courses located within 15 minutes of The Ridge, a new residential development in Courtenay, part of the Comox Valley.

Pack your golf clubs and come and play at one of the well known golf courses such as Crown Isle, Storey Creek or Fairwinds.

If you're ready to live in the heart of the golfing action, in a new, custom-built home in an ocean-and-mountain-view development, contact the developers of The Ridge today, for a tour and to meet with their preferred builders. Phase 3 lots will be available for 2018 construction.

Developer Bruce Clapham
Mobile: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

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Aug 25, 2017

Phase 3 Coming to The Ridge, a Successful New Subdivision in the Comox Valley

The Ridge new homes courtenayPhase 1 of The Ridge subdivision has been sold out and there are a few select lots available in Phase 2.

Currently, developers are in the planning and approvals stages for Phase 3, which will include 106 new lots for sale in the beautiful Comox Valley.

If you are in the Comox Valley, contact the developer for a tour. If you are interested in building a new home at The Ridge in 2018, now is the time to get in touch and be placed on their “inquiries list”. Stay in touch to learn about their progress and be the first to learn when the lots in Phase 3 are available for selection.

Once you've chosen your lot, talk to one of the preferred builders about your future housing needs and building your new home at The Ridge.

Contact Bruce Clapham:

Phone: 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Aug 11, 2017

New Hospital Nearing Completion in Courtenay in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Hospital renderingThe state-of-the-art new $331.7 million, 153-bed Comox Valley Hospital is scheduled to open in Courtenay this fall.

The new hospital in the Comox Valley has been designed to meet the needs for all residents in the Comox Valley and surrounding region. The hospital is centrally located within the City of Courtenay and is easily accessible from any location in the area.

The Comox Valley Hospital is only 15 minutes from the new real estate development The Ridge. The Ridge is currently working on approvals for Phase 3 lots.

This part of Vancouver Island is known for its friendly people and active communities. With this in mind, a call for volunteers for the new hospital has gone out. Volunteers are a vital component to the running of the hospital. They improve the overall experience of patients and their families. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Laura Heikkila at Heikkila@viha.ca or website: www.viha.ca/volunteer_resources or call: 250-871-8971

To learn more about building your new home at The Ridge, contact:

Bruce Clapham
Phone:  250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
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Jul 26, 2017

Let Homes by Crown Isle Create Your Dream Home at The Rise

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 neighborhood.

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 range from $189,900 - $229,900 in Phase II. Homes by Crown Isle will also have a selection of Lots in Phase III, which should be available by September 2017, once final approvals are granted by the City of Courtenay.

Regardless of what stage you are at in life: a first time buyer; empty nester; or nearing retirement, Crown Isle is a perfect place to call home.

This 831-acre master planned residential golf community is a blend of residential real estate lots, single family homes, condominiums and patio homes. 

The community’s building guidelines ensure consistency, quality, and the overall vision, while maintaining property values within the master planned golf community.

Talk to the experts at Homes by Crown Isle today, and move into your new home next summer.

Contact them today:

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

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

Website: www.crownislehomes.com


Jul 06, 2017

Another New Show Home is Ready at The Ridge

Brando Construction, one of the select preferred builders at The Ridge in South Courtenay is opening their new show home on July 8. The show home will be open Saturdays from noon until 2 pm. It is located on the corner of Harbourview and Southwalk, at The Ridge in Courtenay.

Brando has built more than 25 homes in Phase 1 of The Ridge and they have more homes planned for Phase 2. Contact their sales team for new construction - Realtors Michele Courtney and Bill Anglin - who will be able to show you what lots are available, many of which feature stunning ocean or mountain views. Choose one of Brando's popular floor plans or bring your own plans. They look forward to meeting you!

Michelle Courtney, michele@courtneyanglin.com, 250-703-1571
Bill Anglin, bill@courtneyanglin.com, 250-703-6119
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Jun 30, 2017

Hampton Gate Phase II Has Available Homes and Lots for Sale in the Crown Isle Community

Crown IsleEnjoy the peace and tranquillity on the latest single family home development in the Crown Isle Community with the added security of a gated entrance.

Construction of the 25 strata lots in Phase II of Hampton Gate is now complete. Some of the remaining lots feature of view of the 17th fairway and / or the pond in front of the 16th green. Currently 5 of the 25 strata lots remain for sale, with prices starting at $299,900. Inside Hampton Gate five new homes are set to begin construction within the next two months.

We also work closely with several of our Premier Builders on “build to suit” strata lots within Hampton Gate. These builders include: Crown Isle Homes, Integra Homes, and Omnix Properties.

To learn more about Hampton Gate, the premier builders or other real estate oppotunities in Crown Isle contact:

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

Jun 26, 2017

Choosing the Right Home Builder Can Make New Home Construction Run Smoothly

Homes by Crown IsleAre you looking to launch a major renovation project, or perhaps even a new home build? One of the most important roles on these projects is that of the general contractor. While some people choose to act as their own general contractor, it is important to understand the important role a professional general contractor can hold on the job site.

The successful completion of any new building plan or renovation project requires a lot of designing, scheduling, budgeting, and perhaps most importantly, the implementation of the right team. Without the appropriate professionals on the job, there are numerous things that can go seriously wrong during a construction assignment that’s on a larger scale.

When organizing a crew for your new build or renovation project, don’t fail to overlook the benefits of hiring a general contractor.

Before you choose your general contractor consider that there are different levels of training, knowledge, experience and reliability. Get a referral from someone you know, check online reviews and ask for references.

Once you’ve hired the right person, one of the perks of having a trusted general contractor in charge is that you can sit back and relax with peace of mind that every detail is under the control of a construction expert.

There is a lot of time, effort and skill that goes into a general contractor’s job. Most homeowners don’t have the experience, resources or time to properly accomplish all of a general contractor’s duties.

Homes by Crown Isle is a custom new home builder in the Crown Isle Community. Their dedicated team will make your home construction or renovation project an enjoyable one.

Contact them today to learn more:

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

In photo, left to right: Michelle Bazett, Former Office Manager; Jayson Welsh, VP Construction; Chris McGrath, Construction Manager

Jun 16, 2017

New Crown Isle Townhouses for Sale at The Rise

Homes by Crown Isle is happy to announce that they have four townhouses planned and will be starting construction soon. These affordable new homes are located in Crown’s Isle’s new subdivision called The Rise.

These two level units offer attached garages with direct access to the homes. Each townhome is very roomy, ranging from 1,500 to 1,900 sq. ft. The floor plan includes the kitchen, dining room and living room on the main floor, and three bedrooms and two or more bathrooms. Unit A includes a master bedroom on the main floor.

Each townhouse will include custom highlights such as 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. Please contact us for pricing on these desirable town homes.

Homes by Crown Isle is a custom builder with a long and successful history of building new homes in the Crown Isle community.

To learn more about these townhouses or other new custom homes 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


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