Homes by Crown Isle’s New Show Home Now Open in The Rise

Posted on Nov 29, 2017

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

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Enjoy Resort-Style Amenities at Riverside Senior Living

Posted on Nov 27, 2017

Riverside Senior Living is creating a resort-style, amenity-filled retirement community in downtown Courtenay.

The Comox Valley’s newest Seniors’ Independent Living community will offer many amenities beyond the new studio and one-bedroom suites.

Residents can choose to keep active in the dedicated fitness facility and the swimming pool, both of which will feature a variety of instructor-led programs and classes. Or simply enjoy a stroll along the Courtenay Riverwalk, along which Riverside Senior Living is set.

Afterwards, enjoy some pampering in the on-site spa and salon.

The social lounge and games room will offer entertaining and educational opportunities, as well as space to visit with friends and guests.

Dining options at Riverside are also plentiful. You’ll never be bored with chef-prepared lunches and dinners, the option of in-room dining and multiple restaurants on-site, and the downtown Courtenay location means plenty of neighbourhood restaurant choices as well.

The show suite is now open at Riverside Senior Living. They will welcome the first residents in the Spring of 2018. Book a tour of the suite and learn more about all of the amenities today.

Call 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

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Learn Why Residents Love The Ridge in Courtenay

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

Donna and Jim decided to make the big move to Vancouver Island in 2016. They had lived in Kingston, Ontario for more than 50 years but after their two sons 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 says. “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:
Developer 
Bruce Clapham
Phone: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

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Welcome Your Guests To Your New Home at the Riverside Senior Living Seniors’ Community in Courtenay

Posted on Nov 10, 2017

Riverside Senior Living in downtown Courtenay is set up to make the transition of moving from your own home into a retirement community easier – for you and your loved ones.

Set adjacent to the Best Western Westerly Hotel, a unique partnership allows friends and family of Riverside residents to stay at the hotel, and enjoy the amenities while visiting their loved ones.

Once a resident has moved into the Riverside Senior Living retirement home, family members of all ages of are welcome to come and visit, and stay as long as they wish. Your guests can enjoy their room in the adjacent hotel, eat in the restaurant or pub, or join you to visit and have a meal.

Riverside Senior Living, the hotel and the surrounding community offer many activities for all ages to enjoy. Enjoy the swimming pool, billiards room, and social lounge where family members can gather to play cards or just visit and have afternoon tea.

Riverside Senior Living is located in downtown Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.

The Comox Airport (YQQ) is located 10 minutes away and has direct daily access to Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, and other locations. Friends and family can travel quickly and easily to visit!

Contact them today to book a tour of our new show suite and learn more about the amenities for residents and guests at Riverside Senior Living.

Call 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

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New Retirement Living Community Enjoys Benefits of Downtown Courtenay Location

Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Riverside Senior Living, a new independent living community for seniors, is set in downtown Courtenay, just steps from grocery and drug stores, and a shopping plaza offering medical lab services, a coffee shop, a travel agency and more.

The Comox Valley offers many of the benefits of big city living, all in a friendly, small town setting. The City of Courtenay is the largest of three municipalities in the valley, and is the hub for shopping and services.

The city boasts a brand new hospital (opened October 2017), and an airport with expanding service thanks to increasing passenger numbers.

A vibrant, walkable downtown shopping street leads to the Sid Williams Theatre and the Florence Filberg Centre, which is home to the Evergreen Club. Seniors in the Comox Valley can also take advantage of the course offerings at ElderCollege is hosted by North Island College.

With a growing senior population in the Comox Valley, there are many services set up to cater to this group. Riverside Senior Living is the newest independent retirement living community in Courtenay, and features a host of amenities, including a social lounge, three dining venues, a swimming pool and hot tub, a fitness facility, and a busy activity schedule.

Contact them today to book a tour of their show suite and learn more about the amenities at Riverside Senior Living.

Contact 250.331.4010 or register on their website.

 

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Secondary Suite and Carriage Home Construction Sees Major Jump

Posted on Oct 25, 2017

Building Links has recently compiled the building permit and construction values for the Comox Valley and Campbell River areas for the third quarter of 2017. Building Links notes a trend in the increase in the construction of secondary suites and carriage homes.

They reported an overall increase of 238 per cent. Building Links tracks this information when a separate building permit has been taken out for a secondary suite or carriage home. In many municipalities including Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, specific zoning allows for the construction of a secondary suite in a single-family home without applying for a separate permit. Based on this information they estimate that the increase is actually more like 400 per cent in 2017 compared to 2016.

This means, according to the building permits reported, that there have been approximately 100 secondary suites and or carriage homes built in the past year, compared with approximately 25 built in 2016.

Due to the rising cost of individual lots, the cost of construction and the looming shortage of sub trades, more buyers are looking to subsidize the high cost of a new home by building a secondary suite or a carriage home. According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) report for September of 2017, the cost of purchasing a home in the Comox Valley and the Campbell River area has increased by 22 per cent over the same time period last year.

There is a shortage of lots in both the Campbell River and the Comox Valley areas, and this is contributing to the extremely high cost of buying a new home. Many new subdivisions are being proposed in both areas, but it is taking, in some cases, years to get the subdivision approved by the various municipalities.

According to the same report by VIREB in September, strong economic fundamentals are underpinning housing activity in British Columbia, particularly in the southern half of the province. The BC economy has expanded at above-trend growth for more than three years, with 2017 expected to be the fourth consecutive year of economic growth hitting three per cent or higher.

The secret is out about Vancouver Island – its beautiful scenery, the welcoming communities and up to now, the reasonable cost of buying a home. The real estate scene is changing dramatically and quickly and more people are choosing Vancouver Island as their destination to retire or relocate. In my view, the price of real estate will continue to go up due to the demand to live in a piece of paradise, known as Vancouver Island.

Clarice Coty is the editor of Building Links.
Contact: clarice@buildinglinks.ca or
find Building Links on Facebook.

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