Comox Valley real estate has always had tremendous appeal for buyers from across Canada, the U.S., and many other parts of the globe, due largely to its beautiful island setting off the western coast of Canada. The Comox Valley area is situated on Vancouver Island’s eastern shore, with the Strait of Georgia separating it from the city of Vancouver and the lower mainland. There are currently 172 realtors buying and selling properties, just in the Comox Valley. So how do you choose one?
Courtney & Anglin are a trusted and successful team among Comox Valley realtors. We’d like to offer you a glimpse into the past, present, and future of real estate here in the Comox Valley, so that you can make the best decision about either selling your Comox Valley property, or joining this idyllic Vancouver Island community.
When the market was in its early stages, the lowest number of annual sales occurred in 1998 in the Comox Valley, with 879 properties sold that year. Nearly a decade later in 2007, sales had increased to 2,256 properties, as more people discovered the terrific setting and lifestyle that the Comox Valley has to offer. Since the 25-year average for sales in the area is at 1,538 properties per year, it’s easy to see that interest in the region has remained extraordinarily high.
Over the past 12 months, 1,958 properties were sold in the Comox Valley region, making 2018 the fourth consecutive year in which sales exceeded the average of 1,538. Clearly, this indicates a continuing trend of keen interest in the area, as more and more buyers become aware of the hidden gem in western Canada.
Even more impressive is the fact that the average sale price of a Comox Valley property for 2018 was over $511,000 – and that figure represents an increase of nearly $100,000 over the prior year. To satisfy the growing demand, properties of all types are being constructed throughout the valley, including homes, apartment condos, duplexes, and even mobile homes.
What the future may bring
There’s no denying it –the Comox Valley has been discovered and recognized as an ideal place for living, working, raising a family, retiring, and just plain enjoying life. Statistics bear out the fact that the real estate market for the area is currently experiencing a strong seller’s market, although trending indicates movement toward a more balanced market.
Let Courtney & Anglin Real Estate Group help you
Right now, there are a variety of premium homes for sale in Comox Valley, investment properties, and wonderful building lots to be viewed. Contact us at Courtney & Anglin Real Estate and let us find the perfect property for you and your circumstances so that you can become a part of the fantastic community that has developed in the Comox Valley.
And if you’re interested in taking advantage of the current seller’s market, we would love to discuss all the relevant facts and figures with you, so you can make the most informed decision about selling your property.
For anyone who is even thinking about moving to Southwestern Canada, one of the most beautiful places you could possibly choose would be Vancouver Island, BC, where there are some beautiful new homes for sale in the Comox Valley.
Situated on the eastern side of Vancouver Island, these new houses for sale have literally everything you could ever want in terms of amenities, style, and comfortable livability. You are cordially invited, courtesy of Comox Valley real estate partners Michele Courtney and Bill Anglin, to take a virtual tour of one fine example of the great new home construction in the area.
Family room, dining areas, and kitchen
The Keats show home, by Brando Construction, features a very open and spacious living area highlighted by the very large great family room. Several dining areas are offered, so that you have a choice of where to enjoy your meals and socializing, and a large roomy kitchen allows you to prepare meals from snacks to feasts with no trouble whatsoever.
If you've ever tried to prepare a holiday meal in cramped quarters, you'll appreciate how having such spacious accommodations in this kitchen can make meal preparations a breeze. When you’re entertaining guests, you’ll be able to easily prepare several dishes at once without any difficulty. In fact, you can even invite your guests to join you without worrying about traffic problems, even with several helpers.
Windows on the world
The show home is equipped with plenty of windows that allow you to have a wonderful view of the surrounding area, and bring in as much external light as you want to brighten your interior. The downstairs den can be used either as a home office, a small personal library area, or even an extra bedroom to accommodate a growing family. The master suite is so big that it's almost like a small home itself, and the walk-in closet is perfect for full access to your entire wardrobe, without making you strain left or right to get at what you need.
The bathroom is equipped with double sinks for an easy morning routine, allowing two persons to get ready for the day at the same time. The quartz countertop adds a touch of class and aesthetic appeal to the room. The standalone retro-style bathtub recalls the days of when it was common to pamper yourself with a long hot bath to relax and rejuvenating tired muscles. If you prefer showering to bathing, there's a beautiful tiled shower which you can use instead.
Beautiful finishing touches
The gorgeous and very roomy second floor family room is literally alive with windows, through which you can enjoy a terrific view of the Comox Harbour. It provides a wonderful place for family get-togethers in a truly inspirational setting. To top it all off, you also have a cavernous two-car garage, which can comfortably accommodate two good-sized vehicles with room left over for your handyman shop area. If you're the type who enjoys do-it-yourself projects around the house, this can be your base of operations for doing any kind of home improvement project you care to undertake.
Take an online tour, or better yet give Michele Courtney or Bill Anglin a call for a personal tour. It won’t be hard to imagine yourself living here.
One of the most exciting things happening in Comox Valley real estate right now is the construction in the new development known as The Ridge. This new neighbourhood is located near the town of Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC. When completed, The Ridge will be one of the most modern developments in the region, housing 230 residences of all types, including single-family homes, patio homes, duplexes, bungalows, workshops, and carriage homes. This is great news for the Comox Valley, which is already home to approximately 55,000 residents.
The new homes now available at The Ridge offer a number of diverse floor plans which will appeal to every homeowner’s taste without a doubt. Michele Courtney and Bill Anglin of Courtney & Anglin Real Estate Group invite you to a virtual tour of The Ridge to take a look at one of the new building sites.
The Ridge is a fantastic new residential area where homeowners can choose from mountain views or ocean views, both of which abound in this gorgeous setting on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Homes are being constructed with a view toward sustainability and green building, conserving on resources and allowing houses to blend in naturally with the surroundings. The city of Courtenay has its own very progressive plan for sustainability, as evidenced by all construction going on at the Ridge.
Each morning when you walk out the door of one of these gorgeous new homes, you may have to pinch yourself to be sure you haven't just walked into a dream. With endless ocean vistas and panoramic mountain scenery in the background, it just might seem like something too special for everyday reality.
Phased construction at The Ridge
With Phase I and Phase II of construction having already been completed at The Ridge, Phase III is now set to be launched in April or May of 2018. The first phase of construction at the Ridge has all homes already sold out, and a great many of those built during the second phase of construction have now been reserved. During this third phase, a great many more homes of various floor plans and styles will be again offered to prospective buyers who desire to move into the area, and take advantage of all that the Comox Valley region has to offer. Home buyers have come from many different parts of Canada both near and far, including the Comox Valley itself, other parts of Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland, and British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. The appeal of this lovely island and all its scenic wonders, as well as the wealth of family activities available, make it the ideal place for people to settle down and become part of a close-knit picturesque community.
Contact Courtney & Anglin Real Estate Group today to find out more about The Ridge. You could also enjoy island life between the mountains and the seas!