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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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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136 New Building Lots Keep Crown Isle Growing

Posted on Oct 18, 2017

Silver Sand Land Corp., the real estate division of the Crown Isle community, is taking offers on proposed building lots in The Rise and in the Crown Isle Drive Extension V and VI. The Rise will be adding 69 lots in Phase III and Cambridge Park Estates will be adding 67 lots on the extension of Crown Isle Drive. Lot prices in The Rise are expected to start at $195,000; lot prices in Cambridge Park Estates are expected to start at $250,000.

Site services and road work are expected to continue during the winter, once all approvals are in place with paving scheduled to take place in the Spring of 2018. The real estate team in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community are hoping to have registration on the lots by May of 2018.

Make your inquiry today, as many lots are already reserved.

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

Prices are subject to change without notice.

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Phase 2 Ready for New Homes at The Ridge in Courtenay

Posted on Sep 30, 2017

Construction on new homes in Phase 2 of The Ridge will be underway this month. This phase consists of 43 lots, with some featuring stunning views of the ocean and of the surrounding mountains.

The developers plan to add an additional 100 lots in the next phase, which will to come onto the market in the summer of 2018. All of these lots will include zoning for a secondary suite.

The Ridge is a new sustainable residential community in South Courtenay and is a picture-perfect location for building a new home in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

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

Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Website: theridgebc.com
Follow them on Facebook
Looking for map? Find one here.

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Real Estate Sales and Construction Are Busy at Crown Isle

Posted on Jul 20, 2017

The Comox Valley real estate market continues to be very active according to the June, 2017 report from the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB). And prices continue to rise, with VIREB reporting a 21% increase in prices this year compared to 2016.

Currently there are 37 listings within the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community for single family homes, patio homes and condominiums. Twelve of these listings are new homes being built in The Rise, one of Crown Isle’s newest subdivisions.

In addition to this subdivision, Crown Isle also has three more subdivisions waiting for approval at the City, with construction anticipated to begin later this fall and into the spring of 2108.

If you are interested in new building lots or homes within these new areas or elsewhere in Crown Isle, their real estate team is developing a “leads list” in order to keep potential new residents informed.

Contact the team today and be one of the first people to find out about the new building lots and real estate opportunities in the Crown Isle Community.

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

Bert Jaeger, Realtor
Cell: 250.898.9128
Email: 
bjaeger@crownisle.com

Sandy Bain, Reator
Cell: 604.328.0307
Email: 
sbain@crownisle.com

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New Show Home Now Ready at The Ridge in Courtenay

Posted on Jul 7, 2017

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

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!

Realtors:
Michelle Courtney, michele@courtneyanglin.com250-703-1571
Bill Anglin, bill@courtneyanglin.com250-703-6119
Map:  Find one here.

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