I have listed a new property at 2800 WINDERMERE AVE in CUMBERLAND.
Need room for extended family or a great space for guests? This is it! Your awesome family home with separate in-law-suite in the heart of charming Cumberland. This home has 3 bedrooms upstairs where the main living area is, and 1 bedroom plus den downstairs. There is lots of space through out. The bright open kitchen has plenty of cupboards with sliding doors to a spacious deck area for outdoor living. A large fenced yard provides tons of room for the kids and pets, as well as an area for the veggie garden and playhouse. Additional parking for recreational vehicles, double car garage, forced air gas furnace in 2015, hot water on demand, gas fireplace, newer washer and dryer, and just freshly painted upstairs, this affordable home has it all for the family that is ready to be a part of this wonderful community. All measurements are approximate, pls verify if important.
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Please visit our Open House at 2969 CASCARA CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, November 23, 2019 10:00AM - 11:00AM
This gorgeous custom built family home is located on a quiet street in beautiful Mission Ridge. The welcoming foyer with expansive ceilings is sure to delight even the most particular of buyers as soon as you enter. This attractive 2300+ sq ft 3 bedroom + den home is in immaculate condition and is finished with hardi plank exterior, solid fir accents, with K2 stone detailing. Stunning quartz counter tops through out, the kitchen also boasts a spacious center island, gas range & stainless steel appliances, and a walk in pantry. Other features include a heat pump, hot water on demand, gas fireplace, hardwood and tile flooring. Beautifully landscaped, the fenced back yard includes an enclosed above ground pool, and a lovely covered patio area for outside entertaining and also RV parking. Centrally located within walking distance of schools, Crown Isle shopping, Home Depot, the Aquatic centre, North Island College and the new hospital.
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Please visit our Open House at 4100 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, November 23, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Welcome to this Brando Construction home with panoramic ocean views. This home is the "Cortes" plan which has over 2400sq/ft of luxuriously appointed living space with 4Bdr/3Bth. This plan maximizes the amazing views from this special lot. Looking for everything in one home this is it. The main living spaces are on the upstairs floor featuring a great room open plan concept. The kitchen is a dream with island eating bar and tons of cupboard space. You'll also find an incredible master suite with walk in closet and ensuite with tiled two person tile shower. Downstairs you'll find a huge family room and an additional bedroom and full bath as well to keep your overnight guests happy. The home also features two covered decks one on each level. The 55' foot deep garage is perfect for keeping your toys out of the elements and still leaving room for both vehicles and maybe your dream shop! Expected completion end October.
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Please visit our Open House at 4100 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Welcome to this Brando Construction home with panoramic ocean views. This home is the "Cortes" plan which has over 2400sq/ft of luxuriously appointed living space with 4Bdr/3Bth. This plan maximizes the amazing views from this special lot. Looking for everything in one home this is it. The main living spaces are on the upstairs floor featuring a great room open plan concept. The kitchen is a dream with island eating bar and tons of cupboard space. You'll also find an incredible master suite with walk in closet and ensuite with tiled two person tile shower. Downstairs you'll find a huge family room and an additional bedroom and full bath as well to keep your overnight guests happy. The home also features two covered decks one on each level. The 55' foot deep garage is perfect for keeping your toys out of the elements and still leaving room for both vehicles and maybe your dream shop! Expected completion end October.
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Please visit our Open House at 4100 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, November 9, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Welcome to this Brando Construction home with panoramic ocean views. This home is the "Cortes" plan which has over 2400sq/ft of luxuriously appointed living space with 4Bdr/3Bth. This plan maximizes the amazing views from this special lot. Looking for everything in one home this is it. The main living spaces are on the upstairs floor featuring a great room open plan concept. The kitchen is a dream with island eating bar and tons of cupboard space. You'll also find an incredible master suite with walk in closet and ensuite with tiled two person tile shower. Downstairs you'll find a huge family room and an additional bedroom and full bath as well to keep your overnight guests happy. The home also features two covered decks one on each level. The 55' foot deep garage is perfect for keeping your toys out of the elements and still leaving room for both vehicles and maybe your dream shop! Expected completion end October.
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Please visit our Open House at 4100 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, November 2, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Welcome to this Brando Construction home with panoramic ocean views. This home is the "Cortes" plan which has over 2400sq/ft of luxuriously appointed living space with 4Bdr/3Bth. This plan maximizes the amazing views from this special lot. Looking for everything in one home this is it. The main living spaces are on the upstairs floor featuring a great room open plan concept. The kitchen is a dream with island eating bar and tons of cupboard space. You'll also find an incredible master suite with walk in closet and ensuite with tiled two person tile shower. Downstairs you'll find a huge family room and an additional bedroom and full bath as well to keep your overnight guests happy. The home also features two covered decks one on each level. The 55' foot deep garage is perfect for keeping your toys out of the elements and still leaving room for both vehicles and maybe your dream shop! Expected completion end October.
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Please visit our Open House at 4100 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, October 26, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Welcome to this Brando Construction home with panoramic ocean views. This home is the "Cortes" plan which has over 2400sq/ft of luxuriously appointed living space with 4Bdr/3Bth. This plan maximizes the amazing views from this special lot. Looking for everything in one home this is it. The main living spaces are on the upstairs floor featuring a great room open plan concept. The kitchen is a dream with island eating bar and tons of cupboard space. You'll also find an incredible master suite with walk in closet and ensuite with tiled two person tile shower. Downstairs you'll find a huge family room and an additional bedroom and full bath as well to keep your overnight guests happy. The home also features two covered decks one on each level. The 55' foot deep garage is perfect for keeping your toys out of the elements and still leaving room for both vehicles and maybe your dream shop! Expected completion end October.
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I have listed a new property at 13 1876 COMOX AVE in COMOX.
Delightful top floor 2 bed/2 bathrooms, 1400 sq/ft unit is perfect for those looking to downsize and move into a new lifestyle. This popular layout allows for tremendous southern exposure views of the Comox Harbour and Beaufort Range outside your windows. It also has the added benefit of a covered deck for all season enjoyment. The kitchen is bright and features updated cabinetry, an eating bar with large live edge counter and lots of cupboard space. The generously sized living room - dining room has a natural gas fireplace featuring a live edge mantle to cozy up next to as you read your book. The unit is tastefully decorated and ready for you to move in even the bathrooms have been updated. You will also find two spacious storage units for any toys that you need room for. This lovely 45+ complex allows one small pet up to 25lbs and has an elevator for your convenience. An easy walk to all the amenities Downtown Comox has to offer.
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Please visit our Open House at 4100 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Open House on Saturday, October 19, 2019 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Welcome to this Brando Construction home with panoramic ocean views. This home is the "Cortes" plan which has over 2400sq/ft of luxuriously appointed living space with 4Bdr/3Bth. This plan maximizes the amazing views from this special lot. Looking for everything in one home this is it. The main living spaces are on the upstairs floor featuring a great room open plan concept. The kitchen is a dream with island eating bar and tons of cupboard space. You'll also find an incredible master suite with walk in closet and ensuite with tiled two person tile shower. Downstairs you'll find a huge family room and an additional bedroom and full bath as well to keep your overnight guests happy. The home also features two covered decks one on each level. The 55' foot deep garage is perfect for keeping your toys out of the elements and still leaving room for both vehicles and maybe your dream shop! Expected completion end October.
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I have listed a new property at 4088 CHANCELLOR CRES in COURTENAY.
Impressive water views from this outstanding 2678 sq/ft "Keats" plan home by Brando Construction at The Ridge. This plan boasts a great family friendly 4 bd+family room layout. The home has 9 ft ceilings on both floors and a 20 ft vaulted entry. The kitchen layout is to die for with eating bar island and counter space that Chef Ramsey couldn't fill opening onto a large open plan dining area. There is also a large covered deck for entertaining. Also on the ground floor is a fourth bedroom or perhaps your den or home office? The master suite has stellar views and a 5 pc ensuite with soaker tub and glass and tile shower with an additional rain head to wash away those stressful days. The second floor family room takes full advantage of the views towards Goose Spit and access to the expansive deck. You'll also find two additional generously sized bedrooms. The garage has a full double car garage up front with an additional 12X11 workshop area at the back.
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I have listed a new property at A 1511 OSPREY PLACE in COURTENAY.
Why rent when you can own! This cozy and bright duplex with plenty of natural light located close to the Puntledge River is perfect for investors or first time buyers! With 3 bedrooms, and 1 1/2 baths and almost 1100 sq/ft home is an ideally situated home for your family on a quiet cul-de-sac. It has new flooring and has been freshly painted ready for you to move in to this. Inside you'll find a great open layout in the downstairs living areas with patio doors to your large south facing backyard. Upstairs the three bedrooms and main bath complete this nice sized duplex home. Parks and trails are just a short stroll away, as is the French Immersion Elementary School and downtown Courtenay shops and restaurants.
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I have listed a new property at 2969 CASCARA CRES in COURTENAY.
This gorgeous custom built family home is located on a quiet street in beautiful Mission Ridge. The welcoming foyer with expansive ceilings is sure to delight even the most particular of buyers as soon as you enter. This attractive 2300+ sq ft 3 bedroom + den home is in immaculate condition and is finished with hardi plank exterior, solid fir accents, with K2 stone detailing. Stunning quartz counter tops through out, the kitchen also boasts a spacious center island, gas range & stainless steel appliances, and a walk in pantry. Other features include a heat pump, hot water on demand, gas fireplace, hardwood and tile flooring. Beautifully landscaped, the fenced back yard includes an enclosed above ground pool with surround decking, and a lovely covered patio area for outside entertaining and also RV parking. Centrally located within walking distance of schools, Crown Isle shopping, Home Depot, the Aquatic centre, North Island College and the new hospital.
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I have listed a new property at 9 737 ROYAL PLACE in COURTENAY.
Looking for a full sized home but with the convenience of strata living? Look no further this terrific unit in the desirable Somerset Lane Complex has all that you are looking for. A easy living main floor living 1,684 sqft 2 bedroom + den, 3 bathrooms layout with a great private guest suite with its own ensuite upstairs. On the main level the 9ft ceiling open plan highlights the Gourmet kitchen featuring maple cabinets & large central island perfect for entertaining. A separate dining area and large living room with natural gas fireplace that accents the space. The Main floor Master has a well appointed 4 piece ensuite and large double closets. There is also a perfects sized den/office for all your needs. Outside the expansive private patio is perfect for your summertime entertaining needs. A rare double garage plus additional workshop or storage space as well rounds out the package. All of this in a neighborhood that is just a 5 minute walk to Crown Isle Shopping Plaza; Thrifty Foods, Medical, Dental, Optometrist & Insurance Centers, Banking, Starbucks & more.
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With the prices of Comox Valley real estate and changes to the minimum requirement for deposits on homes, people are looking for creative solutions to find affordable housing. One option is co-owning property which, like all financial decisions should be weighed carefully. There are some definite advantages and disadvantages to using this strategy of becoming a homeowner. Shared ventures can be very successful, but there are also outcomes less than ideal that are worth considering before you make that decision. While having a positive attitude is important, being realistic about the challenges is equally valuable. Here are some tips to help you interview potential co-owners to make sure that all property co-owners would experience the benefits of owning a home.


Due Diligence First: If you're considering co-owning property, do your due diligence before you begin exploring any opportunities. With so many great properties available, it's easy to get excited by the potential of a home, especially if it meets all your criteria. Your desire to own a particular property could bias your decision of which partner to bring in, believing that you will be able to work through the differences later. Making the decision to co-own property based on your need of their resources, or because a property is likely to sell can lead to hasty decisions you may regret.


Comparing Lifestyle: Co-owning property involves shared planning, shared financial outcomes, as well as shared rights and responsibilities. Communication is key to make sure that everyone is on the same page. When you're interviewing potential home-owning partners, talk through a list of "what ifs" to make sure everyone's concerns are discussed along with an agreed plan of how to resolve issues that come up. Who will be living in the home? Will both owners be living there or just one? If co-owning a property also means sharing a living space, you will have to do some lifestyle comparisons to see if the match is truly compatible. Here are some hypothetical situations to consider:

  • What happens if one owner really enjoys socializing and entertaining while the other prefers peace and quiet?
  • What if one owner loves taking on big projects that take up considerable space in a shared workshop?
  • Maybe one owner really values having a tidy landscaped yard, but the other owner doesn't place a high value on the effort that goes into maintaining it.
  • What if the once single owner wants to invite their new partner to live with them... and they have a parrot!

You can see how easy it would be to add to this list, and how tensions could develop. If you plan to share the space, it's imperative to talk through lifestyle comparisons and to have a plan to work through differences.


Delegate Responsibilities: If the home you buy together is going to maintain or hopefully increase in value, regular home maintenance is a must. Buying a home together can mean affordable housing and affordable repairs. It's easy to breeze through the advantages of everything going well, but it's also worth your time to talk through the responsibilities as well. Even if all owners aren't living in the home, the maintenance should be a priority for all owners. One approach is to make a list of maintenance tasks in categories of frequency, and then talk about who will be responsible for ensuring they're completed. Include a plan to schedule time to talk about home maintenance issues every few months to make sure repairs are addressed in a timely manner. Having a regular time to talk about repairs can ensure that differences are worked through before they become conflicts.


Planning for the Future: Co-owning property means that both parties are responsible for the financial commitment and the consequences. We've mentioned a few points about choosing a compatible partner and maintaining a property, but what about the financial aspect? You should discuss long and short-term goals as well such as:

  • How will the mortgage debt be serviced? Will you share the cost of each mortgage payment, each make a bi-weekly payment, or alternate monthly payments?
  • How are repairs and maintenance going to be paid for?
  • Who pays for insurance and what coverage is best?
  • What if individual employment or health situations change?
  • How long do you plan to own the home?
  • What if only one party wants to sell?
  • How will each owner access the equity if they want to buy a different home?

Whatever you decide, it's vitally important to write down what you agree to and draw up a legally binding contract. That way, all parties have a signed document to refer to in case of disputes or conflict.


The Comox Valley is a dream location for many, and what would be better than sharing that adventure with friends or family? If you're thinking about co-owning property as an option toward affordable housing, you can't afford not to do your homework. If you can check due diligence off your list and are ready to look at listings, we're ready to get started! Give us a call!

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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 1784 URQUHART AVE in COURTENAY.
This cozy affordable three bedroom one bathroom, 1,100 sqft rancher is waiting for you to make it your own. Perfect for a growing family or someone looking to downsize. The interior and exterior are freshly painted and has newer laminate floors, this lovely home is move in ready. There is tons of room for RV parking or space your toys, a shed in the back to hold all your gardening supplies, a big back deck perfect for summer evening entertainment, and a spacious yard with garden boxes in place for your own garden. The large fenced yard is bright and open with full sun exposure. Close to parks, bus routes and shopping nearby.
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I have listed a new property at 345 2300 MANSFIELD DRIVE in COURTENAY.
Delightful 1200 sq/ft penthouse 2 bed 2 bath condo in Trumpeters Landing ready for you to move in. This open concept unit features a great kitchen layout with island eating bar and pantry along with stainless steel appliances. The main living spaces flow seamlessly from the kitchen to a large dining /living room area featuring exposed beam vaulted ceilings. From this unit the expansive views of the Island Mountains will leave you breathless, it features two balconies one off the living space and one off the master bedroom. The large master suite has a 3 piece en-suite and loads of closet space. The second bedroom also has balcony access and with in suite laundry and 4 piece main bath you'll have all the space you need. You also have gated underground parking and a storage unit as well. There is even a guest suite that can be booked for your overnight guests.
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I have listed a new property at 3370 1ST STREET in CUMBERLAND.
Cumberland family home with legal suite. This 2017 sq/ft home features a great family home layout on the upper floor. The living room and dining room are open concept and a good sized kitchen leads on to the upper deck with ocean and coastal mountain views. The nice sized master bedroom has a walk-in closet and 3 piece en-suite. Also on this level you'll find two additional bedrooms and the 4 piece main bath. On the entry level the laundry and storage room is accessed from the generous foyer. Tucked away on the rear corner is a lovely large one bedroom suite with it's own private patio and separate meter. Perfect for the in-laws or as a mortgage helper you decide. The rear yard is private and large enough for any families trampoline or pool. Looking for that perfect location and all that the Cumberland experience has to offer your family, check this one out.
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I have listed a new property at 108 170 CENTENNIAL DRIVE in COURTENAY.
This terrific end unit 3 bedroom/2 bath townhome features eye pleasing decor and a terrific layout. The open plan lower level features hardwood and ceramic flooring. The kitchen is ergonomically designed to be a breeze for the chef in the home. The living room features a built in bar that will be perfect when the guets are over. The laundry is located on the main level and features a stackable washer and dryer. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a nice sized master bedroom along with the main bath. Enjoy outdoor living on the 10'x14' patio overlooking your fenced rear yard. The unit has two 2 parking stalls right in front of the unit. Pets and rentals are allowed. Close to North Island College, shopping. Still covered by New Home Warranty.
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I have listed a new property at 2624 MERVILLE ROAD in MERVILLE.
Sweet 2000 sq ft home and lovely half acre property ready for someone to make it their own. Fully fenced yard is park-like and very private with meandering paths, beautiful perennial gardens and raised veggie boxes. Original hardwood flooring in living room and front bedroom and the unfinished basement is spacious and all set for your renovation ideas. Quiet and private yet close to the store for amenities and a fifteen minute drive to downtown Courtenay.
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