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Feb 14, 2019

New Home For Sale at The Ridge in Courtenay Features Sweeping Ocean and Mountain Views

New Home at The RidgeLawmar Contracting, one of the preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay, is now selling a newly completed 2,336 sq. ft. two-storey home with panoramic views of Comox Bay.

The heart of the home is the great room, designed with vaulted ceilings open to the second storey. This open space floor plan opens up to the modern kitchen with custom white cabinets, a black backsplash, an eating bar, quartz counter-tops and modern lighting. The kitchen is open to the living room space which features a gas fireplace, a dining area and a sliding glass door to the outside deck.

The large skylights bring the feeling of the outside of the home to the inside. From the outside deck, you can enjoy ocean and mountain views. The same view can also be enjoyed from the dining room and master bedroom, which is located on the main floor. The laundry room can be accessed from both the garage and the kitchen.

This home features 3 bedrooms plus a den/office space and 3 bathrooms. The master bedroom includes an elegant ensuite with a soaker tub, a separate shower, floating cabinets, a radiant heated floor and double sinks. A large walk-in closet is located adjacent to the master bedroom.

This new home for sale features a contemporary and open design on the interior and a heritage-style design on the exterior. This beautiful home has all of the room you and your family need to share space, yet have your own privacy.

The attached garage has parking for two cars and more parking for additional vehicles in the driveway. 

Contact Lawmar Contracting for more information on this home for sale which is located at 4190 Remi Place in Courtenay, B.C. 
Price at $699,900. View the listing on MLS #448508.

For more information, contact the Lawmar Contracting office, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm at 250-338-7637
or Email Lawrie McIntyre at: lawrie@lawmar.ca

For more information about additional available homes and lots for sale at The Ridge, visit their website.

(Note: prices are subject to change without notice)

Feb 12, 2019

Budget Blinds Of Vancouver Island is Holding Their Biggest Sale of the Year

Budget Blinds of North and Central Vancouver Island is having their biggest sale of the year this month, with 50% off Enlightened Style and Signature Series window coverings.

Exclusive to Budget Blinds, the Enlightened Style Line offers a stunning variety of window treatments, including aluminum blinds, cellular shades, woven shades, and more. With the latest technology, child safety and privacy options, discover what Enlightened Style blinds can offer your home.

The Signature Series from Budget Blinds offers the latest on-trend options, with new products released every year. Choose from solar and roller shades in a variety of fabrics and colours, or choose sliding panels for large windows or patio doors.

If the choices seem overwhelming, book a complimentary consultation with a Budget Blinds designer, who will guide you through selecting the best products to suit your home and lifestyle.

Contact them today at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online. Hurry - these saving are only available until the end of February.

Budget Blinds of the Central Island serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the  Cowichan Valley and beyond from their Courtenay showroom.

Feb 11, 2019

Enjoy the Benefits of Your New Built Green Platinum Patio Home at The Gales in Ladysmith

The developers and builders of The Gales, a new Vancouver Island real estate development in Ladysmith are building high-quality homes, designed with eco-friendly options to make for more comfortable homes and save homeowners money.
 
New homes at The Gales are built to the BuiltGreen Platinum level. This is the highest level of BuiltGreen certification, offering homeowners a number of money-saving benefits, as well as environmentally friendly construction processes.
 
According to the Built Green Canada website, owners of Built Green homes enjoy healthier, more durable homes with lower environmental impacts. Built Green Platinum homes offer lower monthly operating costs thanks to things like energy efficient appliances, furnaces, windows and insulation. Water efficiency is achieved through plumbing and landscaping choices. Air inside the homes is cleaner with fewer allergens, and more comfortable with fewer drafts and more consistent temperatures.
 
The Gales is now a well-established community in the Town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Award-winning GNB Builders continues its tradition of building modern, luxurious patio homes, two of which are currently listed for sale.
 
These 1,820 sq ft patio homes are built as a side-by-side duplex and are listed at $609,900 - Suite #19 and $619,900 -Suite #18. An additional two new rancher-style homes are set to begin construction soon. These new 1,820 sq ft homes are expected to start at $614,900.
 
For more information on available homes and future plans at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 250.245.0545.
 

Feb 06, 2019

Architect Tom Dishlevoy is Now Certified as a Passive House Designer

Tom Dishlevoy ArchitectThomas Dishlevoy is an Architect with offices in the Comox Valley. He is a LEED® accredited Architect and Living Building Challenge® ambassador. He has recently achieved certification as a Passive House Designer.

Tom has a passion for sustainable, energy efficient buildings and fully embraces the introduction of the BC Energy Step Code into the BC Building Code. The Step Code provides a pathway for all local municipalities to incrementally increase the energy performance of all their new buildings at their own pace. By the year 2030 all new buildings will be approved at Step Code Level 5, and capable of achieving a Net Zero energy use. Integral to the Step Code program at all levels is the introduction of mandatory energy modelling during the design stages and air tightness testing during construction. A Net Zero building uses such a small amount of energy for its heating and equipment that a very small amount of renewable energy produced by solar panels would see the building actually produce more energy than it uses.

The Passive House program already delivers buildings today that are equivalent to Step Code Level 5 in terms of energy efficiency. The Passive House program started in 1996 originating in Germany. It has been adopted all over the world as a leading “green building” program, including the City of Vancouver, which requires Passive House standards for all re-zoning projects since 2017, and will very soon require the standard for all new buildings. The city of Brussels, Belgium, since 2015, mandates all new buildings and major renovations to adopt the Passive House standard, revolutionizing their building environment in terms of energy use.

Thomas completed the “Passive House Designer” program in the fall of 2017, a 10 day intensive course covering the five basic tenets of Passive House that include: high levels of continuous insulation; air-tightness; the elimination of thermal bridges; high performance windows and doors; and continuous ventilation with efficient heat recovery. A Passive House Designer is trained in the use of the Passive House Planning Package (PHPP) energy modelling software that allows the designer to analyze the building’s energy performance throughout the design process.

Thomas Dishlevoy, an accredited Passive House designer is located in Comox, on Vancouver Island, would love to talk to you about any aspect of a passive house design.

Contact him today at 250.339.9528 or info@tda.ca.

 

Jan 31, 2019

More New Homes to be Built in Crown Isle

Construction has been completed on the final phase of Cambridge Park Estates, a new subdivision in the Crown Isle community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

Registration is expected to be complete in early February. New home lots will be available off the golf course starting at $257,500 and on the golf course starting at $325,000. This final phase will link to the south end of Crown Isle Drive at Norfolk Way to Kensington Crescent and Royal Vista Way. Once registration is in place new home construction is expected to be underway by custom home builders.

In addition to the new subdivision at Cambridge Park Estates, registration is now complete on all 69 lots in The RISE Phases III & IV. THE RISE is located on Crown Isle Blvd., in Courtenay, BC. A number of builders including Crown Isle Homes, Integra Homes, Benco Ventures and Monterra West Homes, Island Zen Properties and Cameron Contracting are in the process of starting construction on the new homes in this new extension of Crown Isle Blvd.

Come and visit the newest Crown Isle communities in Courtenay on beautiful Vancouver Island. You have many options when choosing your new residence in the Crown Isle Community. You can build your own custom home, work with one of Crown Isle's preferred builders, or choose an existing home listed on the MLS. They offer full real estate services through Crown Isle Realty.

For more information on homes or lots for sale in the Crown Isle community, contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate
Cell: 250.207.0070    
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Bert Jaeger, Realtor - Crown Isle Realty
Cell: 250.898-9128   
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.ca
 "No one knows Crown Isle like we do!"  

Jan 30, 2019

Take in the Views from These New Homes at The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge CourtenayThe new home community of The Ridge, located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, already has more than 100 new homes built by their preferred builders. In this update, 1stView highlights three new homes for sale and ready for occupancy by builders Lawmar ContractingCoastal Custom Homes and Brando Construction. Take a tour and enjoy the amazing views at The Ridge!

Lawmar Contracting – 4190 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC.  Price: $699,900, MLS #448508

New two level 2,336 sq. ft home offers space for 3 or 4 bedrooms plus 2.5 baths. The master bedroom includes an elegant ensuite with a soaker tub, separate shower, floating cabinets, a radiant heated floor and double sinks. The master bedroom also has access to a large walk-in closet with built-in shelving.
Vaulted ceilings reach the second level of the house in the great room, which is open to a modern kitchen and dining room. An outside deck is located off of the dining room, with easy access for barbecuing and entertaining. This home features a heritage-style covered front porch and has amazing views of the Beaufort Mountains.

Builder: Lawmar Contracting
Contact:
Hours: Monday to Friday from 8am to 5pm
Krystal McIntyre 250-702-5856 or office 250-338-7637
Email: lawrie@lawmar.ca

Coastal Custom Homes – 4166 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC. Price: $799,900, MLS #447063

The focal point of this contemporary rancher style home is the see-through indoor/outdoor luxury gas fireplace extending the living space to enjoy the outdoors from inside of the home. The large deck with glass panels is accessible from the great room and you are only steps away from cozying up to the outdoor fireplace while enjoying unobstructed views of Comox Bay and surrounding mountains. The outside deck has been wired for Bluetooth compatibility so you can listen to your favourite playlist on the outdoor speakers.
This 2,010 sq. ft. home, designed in a transitional style, includes 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. The modern two-tone kitchen includes a large island with seating area and custom cabinetry finished in “cloud white” and “ebony” with quartz counter-tops.
Additional features include electrical wiring for an electric or hybrid vehicle, two car garage, landscaping completed and underground sprinklers installed.

Builder: Coastal Custom Homes
Contact: Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Email: dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Brando Construction – 4161 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay BC.  Price: $629,900, MLS #447060

This 2,159 sq. ft. two-storey home features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a modern kitchen with quartz countertops and a large island. The open concept design on the main floor features a spacious great room with a gas fireplace and the dining room is located beside the bright and sunny kitchen. The master bedroom and ensuite are also located on the on the main floor.
Two other bedrooms, a bathroom and large family room (21’ by 14.9’) are located on the second floor. Also included are a two car garage, a heat pump and Hardi plank exterior finishing. This family-friendly home has been completed and is available for immediate occupancy.

Builder: Brando Construction
Contact Realtors:
Michele Courtenay
Phone 250-703-1571
Email: michele@courtneyanglin.com or
Bill Anglin
Phone 250-703-6119
Email: bill@courtneyanglin.com

(Note: prices are subject to change without notice)

Jan 23, 2019

New Open Concept Custom Designed Home for Sale in Crown Isle

Custom Builder, Jayson Welsh with Homes by Crown Isle has a new home for sale in the popular subdivision known as THE RISE in the Crown Isle community on Vancouver Island. This spacious 1,966 square foot two-storey home is designed and built with today's open concept styling in mind. The modern, elegant kitchen features two-toned cabinetry finishing in white and navy blue, elegant lighting fixtures and a full Whirlpool stainless steel appliance package including fridge, gas range, microwave, dishwasher and side by side washer and dryer.

The 18'6" by 12' master bedroom on the main floor features modern sliding barn doors to access the ensuite and the two separate his & hers walk-in closets. The home also includes an additional bedroom and full bathroom on the main floor plus a large bonus room and bathroom upstairs.

The exterior of the home includes Hardi plank siding with rock features and a beautiful covered entry and large rear covered deck. The two car garage and a large driveway allow for plenty of parking. The front and rear yard are landscaped including underground irrigation. The rear yard is fenced and ready for additional vegetation in the garden beds to fit your personal tastes.

Location: 1055 Crown Isle Blvd. in Courtenay, BC
Price: $699,900. (GST is applicable)

For more information and to schedule a viewing of this beautiful home, contact:

Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate
Cell: 250.207.0070  
Email: jandrew@crownisle.com

Jayson Welsh, VP of Construction Crown Isle Homes
Cell: 250.207-0418  
Email: jwelsh@crownisle.com

(Note: Prices are subject to change without notice)

 

Jan 19, 2019

Enjoy A New Year, and A New Look For Your Home With Budget Blinds

Budget BlindsThe New Year is a great time to bring new decor into your home! Create a new look in your home with new window coverings this season and take advantage of “buy one-get one” offers on select products from Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island.

New window coverings can not only update the look of your home but can enhance privacy, energy efficiency, and safety. Improve your home’s energy efficiency with updated window coverings and find savings along the way.

Not sure where to start? Call Budget Blinds and arrange a complimentary in-home consultation. You’ll learn about the newest styles and features, as well as get some guidance on colour choices and design. Find the right products to suit your family’s lifestyle and budget, in the comfort of your own home.

Call Budget Blinds today at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

Budget Blinds of the Central Island serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the  Cowichan Valley and beyond from their Courtenay showroom.

Hurry - their “buy-one, get-one" special is valid for the month of January only!

Jan 18, 2019

Enjoy the Views From This Custom Home For Sale at The Ridge in Courtenay

Views from The RidgeCoastal Custom Homes, one of the preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay, will have a new custom home ready for occupancy this April. This bungalow-style home offers 2,010 sq. ft., built in an open concept style. This home features stunning views of Comox Bay and the Mainland mountains. A large deck, accessible from the dining room and featuring an indoor/outdoor fireplace, is the spot to take in these ocean views. 

This custom-designed home features 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. Contemporary finishes are included throughout, including a gourmet kitchen with quartz countertops, custom cabinetry and high-end modern lighting. The great room includes a 12-foot high ceiling in the foyer and living room, and opens to the separate dining room and kitchen.

You'll enjoy the spacious master bedroom and luxurious ensuite. The two other bedrooms can be used as bedrooms of course, or for an office, an exercise or hobby room, a media room or a library.

This Coastal Custom Homes design includes a large 10’ by 8.5’ laundry/mud room with built-in cabinets which is accessible from the garage and the kitchen area. This new home for sale has a two-car garage with additional parking in the driveway for family and guests.

This home is located in The Ridge community in south Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Come and take a drive through and find out why more families are choosing The Ridge as their preferred home location in the Comox Valley.

Located at 4166 Chancellor Crescent in Courtenay, B.C.

MLS listing #447063

Price: $799,900
Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax
Cell: 250.898.4777

Builder: Coastal Custom Homes
Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205
Dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Jan 18, 2019

New Duplexes and Townhomes for Sale in Courtenay, BC | Vancouver Island

Construction is underway new townhouse units at Parkside Lifestyle Homes, located in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island. These two-storey homes are spacious in size and include 1,220 square feet of living space. Each of the new townhomes and duplexes includes:

  • - three bedrooms, three bathrooms
  • - an open style and bright living room and kitchen
  • - an electric fireplace, a gas furnace, gas BBQ hookup
  • - six appliances and window coverings throughout
  • - a garage and outdoor patio
  • - a  large accessible crawl space
  • - landscaping and even guest parking!

In addition, a small playground will be installed for your family and guests to enjoy. All of the Parkside townhomes are Built Green Canada Certified. This ensures a healthy and energy efficient living space for you and your family. A Built Green home reduces maintenance and repair costs and offers efficient heating and cooling costs. Built by experienced and award-winning builder, Nicon Developments Ltd., these homes are built to last for years to come.

The townhomes are built alongside Tarling Park, a large nature park owned by the City of Courtenay, ensuring a quiet place to live while enjoying the natural forest. New research documented in Forbes Magazine says that living near a forest makes people happier.

These homes are priced between $359,900 and $368,400. For a limited time, a bonus of $10,000 is being offered on the purchase price of the homes.

A show home is open from 2pm to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday for Parkside Lifestyle Homes, located at 2109 13th Street in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Or, for a personal tour, contact: 
Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley   

Cell: 250-207-1879   
Email:
artmeyers@shaw.ca  

 

 

 

Jan 11, 2019

Built Green Platinum Homes at The Gales Offer Many Benefits

With stunning ocean views and forest trails at your back door, living at The Gales in Ladysmith means living in nature. The developers and builders of this Vancouver Island new home development are focused on protecting this green space while building homes of the highest quality.
New homes at The Gales are built to the BuiltGreen Platinum level. This is the highest level of BuiltGreen certification and provides a number of benefits to home owners.
According to the Built Green website, owners of Built Green enjoy healthier, more durable homes with lower environmental impacts. Built Green Platinum homes offer lower monthly operating costs thanks to things like energy efficient appliances, furnaces, windows and insulation. Water efficiency is achieved through plumbing and landscaping choices. Air inside the homes is cleaner with fewer allergens, and more comfortable with fewer drafts and more consistent temperatures.
The Gales is a well-established community on Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Award-winning GNB Builders continues its tradition of luxury home building with new patio homes, two of which are currently listed for sale.
These 1,820 sq ft patio homes are built as a side-by-side duplex and are listed at $599,900. An additional two new rancher-style homes are set to begin construction soon. These new 1,820 sq ft homes will start at $614,900.
For more information on available homes and future plans at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 250.245.0545.
 

Dec 21, 2018

Crown Isle Homes for Sale in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Homes by Crown Isle, a premier custom builder in the Crown Isle community, has a new home for sale located at 1055 Crown Isle Blvd. in Courtenay, BC. Set in The Rise subdivision of the Crown Isle Golf Course and Resort community, this spacious 1,966 square foot two-storey home offers three bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a large 18'6" by 12' master bedroom with ensuite.

Additional features include an open concept living area and custom kitchen and a six-piece Whirlpool appliance package. The outside of the home includes hardi-plank siding with rock accents, a two-car garage and a fully landscaped yard and a driveway large enough to accommodate guest parking. This home has also been wired for a security system. This new home for sale has been built to the high-quality standards that Homes by Crown Isle is known for and is priced at $699,900. (GST is applicable)
Location: 1055 Crown Isle Blvd. in Courtenay, BC.

Additionally, a stunning new rancher home located in the quiet and gated community of Hampton Gate in the Crown Isle Golf community is now ready for occupancy. This new home for sale is located in a prime location, close to the 16th fairway of the Crown Isle Golf Course. Spectacular views are seen from the main living, master bedroom and covered outdoor patio.

Quality finishing includes granite and quartz countertops, lacquered custom cabinets, a large kitchen island with seating in an open plan kitchen. Finished in contemporary colours and design this kitchen will inspire you to cook and entertain. All of the LG appliances are included in the price. This home is ready for you to move right in!

You will love living in this quiet location, within walking distance of the Crown Isle clubhouse and golf course, Thrifty’s Shopping Centre, Starbucks, Costco, Home Depot, the Aquatic Centre, North Island College and the new hospital. Design guidelines are in place. Built by Waheguru Homes Ltd., this home is priced at $779.900. (GST is applicable)
Location: #129 - 1290 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC

For more information and to book a tour of these beautiful homes, please contact:
Realtor Bert Jaeger, Crown Isle Realty Ltd.

Cell: 250.898.9128   
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.com    

 

Dec 20, 2018

Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes - New Townhomes for Sale in Courtenay, BC

A show home is open from 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday for Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes, a new townhome project located at 2109 13th Street in Courtenay. Come by, take a tour and find out why Phases 1 and 2 of this development are sold out. Parkside Lifestyle Homes are now accepting reservations on Phase 3, which includes eight new townhomes.

Each new Parkside townhome is Built Green Canada Certified. This means that environmentally conscientious planning practices and construction techniques have been implemented in all stages of construction and development to reduce pollution, lessen the depletion of natural resources, and ensure a healthy and energy efficient living space for you and your family. A Built Green home reduces maintenance and repair costs and offers efficient heating and cooling costs. Built by experienced and award-winning builder, Nicon Developments Ltd., these homes are built for you to enjoy for years to come.

Phase 3 includes eight units, which includes two duplex units and a four-plex. The two-storey homes are spacious in size and include 1,220 square feet of living space. Each of the new townhomes includes 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a bright open style living room and kitchen, a gas furnace, gas BBQ hookup, six appliances, window coverings, a garage, two outdoor patios, over-sized crawl spaces, landscaping and even guest parking!

Bring your cat or dog to your new home as this development is pet-friendly! Enjoy sitting on your front porch and talking to the neighbours or enjoy barbecuing and socializing in your own private backyard. You are also located close to the downtown area of Courtenay and within walking distance of many trials, parks, shopping and other amenities.

Contact Realtor Art Meyers for a private tour and he would be happy to show you these beautiful and spacious new townhomes for sale in Courtenay.

Contact: Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Cell: 250-207-1879
Email:
artmeyers@shaw.ca
Location: 2109 13th Street in Courtenay, BC

 
 

Dec 20, 2018

Take in All the Views and Sites of Ladysmith and The Gales This Holiday Season

Head to Ladysmith this holiday season for the Festival of Lights and arrange a private tour of the newest showhome at The Gales.

There are two new luxury patio homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. These 1,820 sq ft 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom homes are listed at $599,000.

The Gales is a patio home and condo development with fabulous ocean and mountain views in one of Canada's 10 prettiest towns (as voted by Harrowsmith Magazine). These luxury patio homes built as a side-by-side duplex include double garages, are built to a Built Green Platinum standard.

The Gales is a place in harmony with the outdoors. Marinas, kayaking, and golfing are located within minutes of these patio homes on Vancouver Island. Residents enjoy year-round outdoor activities and adventures including leisurely strolls on the local beaches, pristine forest at the back door, or one of the area's many parks. The Gales is Island living at its finest!

To schedule a viewing, contact:

Realtor Keith Mazurenko
Phone: 1.250.245.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Dec 10, 2018

Show Home by Brando Construction Open at The Ridge, Courtenay, BC

Brando Construction show homeBrando Construction now has a show home open at The Ridge in Courtenay B.C. View this beautiful home by appointment or stop by an open house. In the new year, the show home will be open Saturdays from 12-2 pm, starting Jan 5. This show home is located at 4161 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC

This 2,159 sq. ft. home features 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a gas fireplace and a bright and sunny kitchen with quartz countertops. The open concept living space features a large living and dining room. The master bedroom is on the main floor.

Two more bedrooms, a bathroom and large family room (21’ by 14.9’) are located on the second floor. Additional features include a two garage, a heat pump and hardiplank exterior finishing. This beautiful home has been completed and is ready for occupancy. Price: $629,000.

Brando Construction also has other homes for sale at The Ridge, in south Courtenay, which include:

A 1,577 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow style home located at 3387 Harbourview Blvd.,  Courtenay, BC
Price: $549,000

A 2,467 sq. ft. two-storey home located at 4208 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC
Price: $669,900

Brando Construction Ltd. is a local, reputable company dedicated to building quality homes. The Brando Construction crew values excellent craftsmanship and aims to always exceed expectations. They have built over 25 homes at The RIdge, one of the most scenic neighbourhoods in the Comox Valley.

Contact:
Brando Construction - Realtors
Michele Courtenay Phone 250-703-1571 Email michele@courtneyanglin.com or
Bill Anglin Phone 250-703-6119  Email: bill@courtneyanglin.com  

Dec 02, 2018

December is a Great Month for Outdoor Adventure in the Comox Valley

Vancouver Island has the mildest climate in Canada, making it possible to do almost anything in the winter that you can do in the non-winter months.

Many golf courses are open year-round, as are bike trails. It is still mild enough to enjoy boating and fishing activities. Dress appropriately for the weather and you can enjoy your favourite recreational activities twelve months of the year!

December is a time of year in the Comox Valley where golfers, hikers, boaters and the daily walkers are still out enjoying the outdoors.

But traditional winter activities are also just a short drive away. One of the highlights of December is the opening of Mount Washington, which features a variety of activities for all ages and experience levels. Enjoy downhill and Nordic skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, tobogganing, and snow tubing. Opening day for alpine skiing was Dec. 7 and Nordic skiing opens on Dec. 14.

If you are visiting from out of town, come a take a drive through The Ridge. Homeowners in this master-planned community are just a few minutes from all of these amazing Comox Valley activities and points of interest. You will love the mountain and ocean views! 

To learn more about The Ridge, contact the developer:
Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588  
Email:
 theridge.bruce@mail.com

Nov 21, 2018

Spacious Townhome for Sale in Courtenay, BC in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

Spectacular Townhome for Sale in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

Crown Isle Realty has a prestigious 1,780 sq. ft., 2 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhome for sale in the sought after “Timbers” complex in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf community. This beautifully kept home is situated on a quiet street and is located only a five-minute walk to the Clubhouse and to the shopping centre. Two private patios back on to a quiet street and these areas are perfect for entertaining, barbecuing and relaxing. Built by Monterra West Homes Ltd., this home offers a bright, open concept floor plan with high-end finishes throughout such as: hardwood flooring; granite/quartz countertops; gas fireplace; heated tile floor, and a soaker tub. Park in your two car garage and appreciate additional parking for guests in the driveway. This home is priced to sell at $699,000.

4 Bedroom, 4 Bath Single Family Home for Sale in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community

This 2,650 sq. ft. home, built by premier builder “Homes by Crown Isle” is located in a quiet area within the Crown Isle community and features 4 bedrooms and 4 baths. There is a lot of space in this home for your family including a full-size walkout basement.

The elegant kitchen is a cooking paradise, with a large eating island, custom cabinetry with crown moulding, quartz countertops, a walk-in pantry with sliding barn door and Samsung appliances, including a 5 burner gas stove with warming drawer. The spacious floor plan opens the kitchen up to the great room, perfect for enjoying time with the family and friends. Other fabulous features include: luxurious en-suite off of the master bedroom; “his” and “her” closets; gas fireplace; walk-in pantry in the kitchen; outdoor covered deck; in-floor heating; storage space; an attached garage and more!

Contact Crown Isle Realty for a tour of this beautiful home, located at 1132 Crown Isle Blvd in Courtenay, B.C.  New price: $785,000. 

For more information and to book a viewing, please contact:
Bert Jaeger, Realtor, Crown Isle Realty Ltd.
Cell: 250.898.9128   
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.com

Nov 18, 2018

Phase 3 Construction Set to Begin Next Month at The Ridge

The new housing development at The Ridge in South Courtenay on Vancouver Island continues to grow as they now have Phase 3 under construction. Paving and street lighting installation is expected to be completed this month, and registration on the 48 residential lots in Phase 3A will be completed by mid December enabling construction to begin on new homes.

The zoning at The Ridge allows for secondary suites to be built in all single-family homes, which has allowed families to build in-law suites, nanny-suites and mortgage-helper rentals. These building lots feature views of the Comox Glacier, the surrounding and mainland mountains and ocean views of Comox Bay. Over 100 new homes have been built in Phases I and 2 and more homes are under construction.

At The Ridge, you can choose to work with one their preferred new home builders to build your home, or bring your own builder. Once you choose your residential lot and your builder, you are on your way to being welcomed by your fellow residents in this friendly neighbourhood. You'll enjoy living in this quiet part of the Comox Valley, close to the beach, walking trails and Courtenay city centre. Located in South Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, The Ridge is a welcoming neighbourhood close to everything in the Comox Valley.

Interested in finding out more about this beautiful part of Vancouver Island?  Contact the developer to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.

For more information: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588  
Email:
theridge.bruce@mail.com

Nov 15, 2018

Freshen Up Your Home for the Holidays With This Offer From Budget Blinds on the North Island

This month book an appointment with Budget Blinds of Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island by Nov. 21 and get some help for the holidays in the form of a Visa gift card of up to $500 with your purchase.

Enjoy a fresh new look for the holidays with updated window coverings and earn $50 back for every $1,000 you spend.

Budget Blinds offers free in-home consultations to help you get the best products for your home. Enjoy design help, accurate measuring and professional installation to create your fresh new look in time for the holidays. Whether it’s new blinds, sheers, shutters or curtains you’re looking for, Budget Blinds of the Comox Valley offers the best selection and service, at the best price.

Serving North Island communities including the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and beyond, contact them today to learn more.

Visit the showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay, call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.

 

Nov 14, 2018

New Platinum-Rated Built Green Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith

The GalesThe Gales in Ladysmith features beautiful views of surrounding nature and oceans, and the builders and developers are working to protect this green space by building new homes to the BuiltGreen Platinum level.
This is the highest level of BuiltGreen certification, which provides a number of benefits to home owners.
The Built Green website tells us that: "As the homeowner of a house certified through Built Green Canada, you will enjoy a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact. These homes are affordable with a reduction in monthly operating costs, automatic rebate eligibility, improved resale value, and more."
The Gales is a well-established community on Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Award-winning GNB Builders continues to add luxury oceanview patio homes and ranchers to the development.
There are currently two 1,820 sq ft patio homes available for sale. These homes are built as a side-by-side duplex and are listed at $599,900. An additional two new rancher-style homes are set to begin construction soon. These new 1,820 sq ft homes will start at $614,900.
For more information on available homes and future plans at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 250.245.0545.
 

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