Please visit our Open House at 4208 REMI PLACE in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, May 25, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Come and view the latest home plan from Brando Construction! The Valdes plan is an outstanding 4 bedroom plus den layout along with 3 baths, 2467 sq/ft two story family home. On the main floor there is a den and living room at the front of the home and an open concept family room/dining room/kitchen area. Upstairs there are three bedrooms for the kids and a large master with walk in closet and ensuite. The garage also features a large workshop space as well. Situated on a cul de sac the location is perfect for kids. Bring the family to this great neighbourhood, located in the popular Ridge subdivision.
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I have listed a new property at 330 MCLEOD STREET in COMOX.
Absolutely beautiful Zen inspired rancher in Comox, custom built in 2009 without compromise. High efficiency rating emphasizing green building materials, hot water on demand, advanced building technology, and thoughtful design. Ideal for empty nesters or the executive couple who enjoy entertaining or quiet, mellow evenings. Cathedral ceilings and open layout centered around a gourmet kitchen with Cherry wood cabinets, quartz counters, dark slate tiled floors and impressive kitchen island. The house has been freshly painted throughout. Gorgeously designed low maintenance landscaping in both the front and back yards with underground irrigation, pressed concrete driveway and convenient RV parking, pond, plus a detached workshop. This property is a peaceful paradise close to all downtown Comox has to offer.
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I have listed a new property at 1 1646 BALMORAL AVE in COMOX.
Beautiful downtown Comox, Ocean Pointe patio home. This large 1500+ sq/ft unit features three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms along with a den. This main floor living design has the kitchen, dining room and living room flowing seamlessly from the front to the back of the unit. The master bedroom is well appointed and has a lot of closet space and an ensuite. There is also an additional bedroom and full bath on this level as well. Upstairs there is a den and along with a bedroom and two-piece bath for your overnight guests. This unit also features a two-car garage and a rear patio area for outdoor entertaining. This end unit is very private and has easy access to all downtown Comox has to offer.
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I have listed a new property at 1794 MALLARD DRIVE in COURTENAY.
The perfect family home with a huge backyard in popular East Courtenay neighbourhood. This ground level entry upper main floor living takes full advantage of the spectacular Glacier views. Featuring an open concept plan the kitchen dining and living areas flow seamlessly from the vaulted ceiling windows in the front to the sliding patio doors for the expansive deck. The master bedroom features an ensuite along with large closets and separate deck access. There are also two additional bedrooms on this level. The spacious downstairs foyer has a den/office as you enter the home and leads to a large family room area and a two-piece bath. The large .25-acre lot has a fully fenced backyard and still room for a trailer or RV on the side and the double car garage provides space for all your toys. Come and see all this home has to offer your family.
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I have listed a new property at 1735 ARDEN ROAD in COURTENAY.
Rural living, next door to the City. This 1/3 acre in popular west Courtenay has room to grow or redevelop. This charming mobile has been added on to giving it almost 720 sq/ft of living space. This well maintained unit has a 2bd/1bt configuration and the addition allows for a nice sized den/office area. This would be the perfect starter home for someone looking for a city location but with the room to further develop your own paradise. You'll find room for a carriage home or shop out back as well. Nestled in a great neighbourhood, don't miss your chance for country living yet close to all the amenities city has to offer.
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Please visit our Open House at 4161 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, April 27, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Open House Saturdays 12 to 2pm at the Ridge. Come and view the latest show home from Brando Construction! The Denman plan is an outstanding 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, 2159 sq/ft two story family home, located in the popular Ridge subdivision. This main floor master layout is sure to please mom and dad and still has two bedrooms up for the kids and a huge family room for them to play! Open concept living spaces downstairs ensures family time is easy to have. The counters in the home are quartz though out showing attention to the finishing detail. The main floor master is perfectly sized and features a walk in closet and ensuite with tiled shower. The Living room Dining room spaces are generously proportioned and the focal wall features a lovely tiled fireplace. Upstairs the two bedrooms share the main bath and there is a large family room perfect for the kids and all their games. Bring the family to this great neighbourhood.
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I have listed a new property at 54 700 LANCASTER WAY in COMOX.
Terrific Comox living at Lancaster Way! This end unit 3 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home has it all. The living room and dining rooms feature vaulted ceilings with large windows that let the light shine in. Around the corner you will find a great space for your home office or quiet reading area. The open-concept kitchen offers granite countertops and large island along with stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you'll find a well-appointed master bedroom with 3piece ensuite and walk in closet. The additional two bedrooms feature large closets and the main bath is also on this level. This unit also features a private back concrete patio prefect for summer entertaining and a front patio for morning coffees. The large 4' crawl space accessible via interior stairs and the single car garage allows for an amazing amount of storage. Shopping, schools, and recreation are all close by and there is a park immediately adjacent to the complex.
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We are thrilled to be the title sponsors for the second year in a row for the YANA Valley Vonka and the Hot Chocolate Factory fundraiser. YANA or You Are Note Alone is a local non-profit society that helps families with children under 19 and pregnant mothers receive funding and accommodations when travelling outside of their community for medical care. 


YANA was founded in 1986 by Sandra Williams, a mother who faced both emotional and financial devastation while caring for her sick child who needed treatment at BC Children’s Hospital. YANA works to ensure families are supported in their time of need and help provide financial support so the families can stay focused on their child’s wellbeing.


In 2018 we were able to raise $8,000 for YANA, this year we have raised our goal to $10,000 and we’re sure we can reach this goal within our wonderful community! Starting the first week of April there will be 2,000 locally made Hot Chocolate chocolate bars for sale. We have not set a price for the chocolate bars, but if everyone could contribute at least $5, we know we’ll meet our $10,000 goal in no time. 


Now here’s the most exciting part… Hidden inside 5 of these chocolate bar wrappers there will be a golden ticket and an amazing prize! Prizes range in value from $700 to $3,500. Prizes include a family pass to Mount Washington, a family spa day at the Old House Resort & Spa followed by dinner at Locals, a family getaway to Black Rock in Ucluelet, a $1,000 gift certificate to the Kingfisher Resort or a two VIP passes to the Landmark Cinema for a year! 


We hope you’ll all take part in the Valley Vonka fundraiser this year! Good luck, and thank you to everyone for supporting such an incredible cause with us!

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I have listed a new property at 4055 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Nearly new rancher with no GST! This outstanding floor plan offers a 3-bedroom, 2 bath, 1,878 sqft layout, perfect for young families or those looking to downsize. The oversized entrance leads into the open concept great room with well appointed kitchen, dining and living areas, featuring a ledgestone wrapped natural gas fireplace. The large master bedroom features a walk-through closet leading to a gorgeous 5-piece en-suite with a luxurious soaker tub, and a glass enclosed stand-alone tiled shower. You will also find two large bedrooms perfect for overnight guests. The covered rear patio is perfect for summertime BBQ's with friends and family. Other features include a fully landscaped and fenced backyard, hardi-plank siding, and heat pump. The double car garage with additional parking provides ample space for all your needs. The Ridge development is the place to be for 360-degree views of mountain and ocean, but is just minutes away from town, forest trails, major shopping centres as well as quick access to the highway.
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I have listed a new property at 21 1288 TUNNER DRIVE in COURTENAY.
Looking for a terrific patio home in a great complex? Welcome to Walnut Grove this quality, adult orientated patio home development in East Courtenay. This terrific floorplan features an almost 1300sq/ft open plan layout with 2 bedrooms/2 baths. This home features 9 foot ceilings, gas fireplace, large kitchen with lots of cupboard space and an eating area. The master bedroom features a large well appointed ensuite There is an abundance of closets for storage. The single car attached garage also has room for a work bench. All of this and a location with easily walkable distances to shopping, restaurants, banks, and services.
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I have listed a new property at 26 717 ASPEN ROAD in COMOX.
3 bedroom 2 bath corner unit townhouse in popular Meadow Glen Strata close to all amenities. Well run strata. No Rentals allowed. Unit needs TLC but has tons of potential to create your cozy home. 24 hour notice required for all showings.
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I have listed a new property at A 1271 MARTIN PLACE in COURTENAY.
Quiet cul de sac location in popular Puntledge Park area. This lovely duplex features 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, garage, private yard, separate living room, nice kitchen and more. Walking distance to downtown and Puntledge Elementary. Come check it out. All measurements are approximate and should be checked if important.
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The beautiful Mount Washington Alpine Resort in the Comox Valley is the perfect recreation spot for everyone in the family. The mountain boasts over 3 metres of snow on 1,700 acres of terrain including 505 metres of vertical terrain! The mountain offers activities like ski school, a tube park and even night skiing. 


Whether you’re worn out after a long day of outdoor activity or just starting your day, there are plenty of food options available. Start at the Raven Lodge, Alpine Lodge Café or Eagle View Bistro for breakfast and coffee, you can even return in the afternoon for a quick snack or lunch. If you’re looking to spend as much time on the slopes as possible, hit the Marmot Express for a speedy lunch right on the lower level of the Alpine Lodge. When you’re finished for the day and looking to unwind, visit Ted’s Bar & Grill. Ted’s offers craft beer on tap, cocktails and casual pub food. On weekends Ted’s is open late with their house band and DJ keeping everyone entertained and dancing with music starting at 9:30pm. 


If you’re in need of some new gear or if you’re staying on the mountain and need some grocery items, there are various shops to ensure you have everything you need to have a comfortable stay. The Corner Store carries all the day-to-day essentials like produce, snacks, frozen foods and of course… beer and wine! If you’re in the market for skiing equipment check out Outdoor Elements or Raven Retail. These retailers offer top of the line gear and accessories!

 

In addition to downhill skiing and tubing, there are also 55 kilometres of cross-country ski trails, 25 kilometres of snowshoeing trails and even the new Fat Bike… that’s right, bike riding in the snow! Not a fan of the snow? That’s okay! Mount Washington is now operating on a 4-season model. The mountain biking park is being re-vamped, a 2.3 kilometre zip line is being installed and finally, trampoline bungee jumping. We can’t wait to see what summer 2019 brings to Mount Washington Resort! 

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When working with clients who are searching for the home of their dreams in the Comox Valley we like to set them up for the Private Client Service, most commonly known as the PCS. We’d like to outline the amazing benefits that the PCS offers to clients and realtors alike and show you how this tool could have an immense impact on your home buying experience.


Once a client has expressed interest in buying a home we like to get them set up on the PCS. We take all of our client’s criteria and enter it into the PCS. We can filter through homes based on price, location, size, type of home, etc. We are also able to adjust the criteria as needed throughout the buying process! Now that the client has a profile on the PCS they will start to receive notifications of new listings that fit their exact criteria. Clients can choose to receive an email each time a new home has been listed or they can log in and check on their own terms. They are also able to see every price change, sale (and sale price) and re-listing that fits within their search criteria. By using the PCS you ensure that you are seeing new listings before they are publicly listed on the MLS. This gives our clients an advantage over others who are relying on viewing listings on real estate websites that may be delayed by a day or two. 


We encourage our clients to sort the properties they have viewed on the PCS so we can be aware of which homes are of interest to them. Clients can sort the listings into “favourites” or “removed” folders on the PCS. This allows us to see which homes you have interest in so we can arrange showings, look for similar homes or just keep our ears open for any updates that we may hear regarding that property. Once we have found you your dream home you will likely have no interest in viewing properties that fit your search criteria any longer. If that is the case all you have to do to remove yourself from receiving PCS updates is hit “unsubscribe”.  


It really is a no-brainer; the PCS is an incredible tool to use throughout your home buying experience. And for extra peace of mind, you can be assured that all of your personal information and search criteria is kept 100% confidential. We hope this has helped you gain a better understanding of the benefits of the Private Client Service. If you’d like to begin your home buying journey with us, give us a call! We’d love to help you find your new home in the Comox Valley.

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Please visit our Open House at 4161 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Open House Saturdays 12 to 2pm at the Ridge. Come and view the latest show home from Brando Construction! The Denman plan is an outstanding 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, 2159 sq/ft two story family home, located in the popular Ridge subdivision. This main floor master layout is sure to please mom and dad and still has two bedrooms up for the kids and a huge family room for them to play! Open concept living spaces downstairs ensures family time is easy to have. The counters in the home are quartz though out showing attention to the finishing detail. The main floor master is perfectly sized and features a walk in closet and ensuite with tiled shower. The Living room Dining room spaces are generously proportioned and the focal wall features a lovely tiled fireplace. Upstairs the two bedrooms share the main bath and there is a large family room perfect for the kids and all their games. Bring the family to this great neighbourhood.
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Please visit our Open House at 4161 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Open House Saturdays 12 to 2pm at the Ridge. Come and view the latest show home from Brando Construction! The Denman plan is an outstanding 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, 2159 sq/ft two story family home, located in the popular Ridge subdivision. This main floor master layout is sure to please mom and dad and still has two bedrooms up for the kids and a huge family room for them to play! Open concept living spaces downstairs ensures family time is easy to have. The counters in the home are quartz though out showing attention to the finishing detail. The main floor master is perfectly sized and features a walk in closet and ensuite with tiled shower. The Living room Dining room spaces are generously proportioned and the focal wall features a lovely tiled fireplace. Upstairs the two bedrooms share the main bath and there is a large family room perfect for the kids and all their games. Bring the family to this great neighbourhood.
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Please visit our Open House at 4161 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Open House Saturdays 12 to 2pm at the Ridge. Come and view the latest show home from Brando Construction! The Denman plan is an outstanding 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, 2159 sq/ft two story family home, located in the popular Ridge subdivision. This main floor master layout is sure to please mom and dad and still has two bedrooms up for the kids and a huge family room for them to play! Open concept living spaces downstairs ensures family time is easy to have. The counters in the home are quartz though out showing attention to the finishing detail. The main floor master is perfectly sized and features a walk in closet and ensuite with tiled shower. The Living room Dining room spaces are generously proportioned and the focal wall features a lovely tiled fireplace. Upstairs the two bedrooms share the main bath and there is a large family room perfect for the kids and all their games. Bring the family to this great neighbourhood.
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Crown Isle is an 831-acre residential golf community in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. This resort and golf community was established in the early 1990’s and offers a family-friendly environment and year round outdoor enjoyment. The community is built around an 18-hole championship golf course that is open year round for golfers of every skill level. Crown Isle has something for everyone, offering condominiums, patio homes, single family ranchers and fairway estates. In addition to residential properties, Crown Isle is home to commercial complexes including Costco and the Thrifty’s Shopping Plaza. The Crown Isle community is conveniently located near all the amenities that Comox Valley has to offer, such as kayaking, fishing, hiking and skiing – just to name a few.


On top of the variety of new turn-key and re-sale homes on the property, there are now over 150 new residential real estate lots available, both on and off the fairway. Homes by Crown Isle is a premier home builder in the area. Their team can design and construct new homes as well as manage renovation projects at your existing home. The West Coast style building guidelines of the community ensures consistency and quality while keeping within the overall Crown Isle vision and maintaining property values. Furthermore, the resort facility offers an array of amenities including an 88-room hotel, The Pro Shop, a fitness centre, The Timber Room Bar & Grill, as well as banquet rooms and meeting spaces. 


On top of providing an incredible environment for retirees and young families alike, Crown Isle is committed to having a positive impact on their community. The Resort has contributed to many local organizations with in-kind donations and charity events. These organizations include Comox Valley Food Bank, PGA Golfathon for ALG and Comox Valley Healthcare Foundation, for a full list of organizations click here.


Are you interested in living in this picturesque resort community? We would love to help you pursue your dreams and find you that perfect plot of land or the home you’ve always wanted at Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. Give us a call or send us an email if you’d like to discuss buying or selling, or if you’d like more information on this stunning resort community.

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Many buyers are interested in obtaining a property with a suite so they can take advantage of the rental income potential. Though it may seem like a no-brainer, there are some factors to consider before purchasing a home with an income-producing suite. We had the pleasure of sitting down with John Hudey, a mortgage specialist with RBC. John was able to answer some of our questions surrounding rental suites, allowing us to better assist our clients.


An advantage of purchasing a home that has potential to produce rental income is you can often use that rental suite income to offset the cost of qualifying for the property. A maximum of 50% of the suite income can be used to help clients offset the additional costs of the home. In order to include the rental income in your mortgage approval, the bank will require a full appraisal so they can verify the rental value that will be used in the calculation of the offset. Another important thing to consider when seeking out a home with a rental suite is that the suite must be legal in order to use the rental income in your mortgage application. Having an illegal suite in your home can cause issues down the road. If bylaw officials are notified of an illegal suite they can have your suite decommissioned, leaving you without the additional income that was used to acquire your mortgage.


On top of rental income and mortgage applications, we recommend that our clients consider the other implications of becoming a landlord in British Columbia. There are many rules and regulations put in place for landlords to follow. If these rules are not abided by you could end up having to compensate your tenants for up to 12 months of rent. In order to avoid any potential issues, we encourage you to read through the BC Tenancy Laws and Rental Agreements. This will help you understand the full scope of what being a landlord in British Columbia entails. 


If you are looking to purchase an income-producing property or are still weighing out your options – give us a call! We’d love to assist in this exciting new endeavour in your life. 

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Please visit our Open House at 4161 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Open House Saturdays 12 to 2pm at the Ridge. Come and view the latest show home from Brando Construction! The Denman plan is an outstanding 3 bedrooms and 3 baths, 2159 sq/ft two story family home, located in the popular Ridge subdivision. This main floor master layout is sure to please mom and dad and still has two bedrooms up for the kids and a huge family room for them to play! Open concept living spaces downstairs ensures family time is easy to have. The counters in the home are quartz though out showing attention to the finishing detail. The main floor master is perfectly sized and features a walk in closet and ensuite with tiled shower. The Living room Dining room spaces are generously proportioned and the focal wall features a lovely tiled fireplace. Upstairs the two bedrooms share the main bath and there is a large family room perfect for the kids and all their games. Bring the family to this great neighbourhood.
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