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What Matters Most
As individuals we all have life’s journey in common. Our quality of life is affected by many things such as health, happiness, and fulfillment. A wise philosophy professor once compared what matters in life to rocks, pebbles, and sand. He said rocks are what matters most, pebbles also matter, and sand is everything else. The community and neighbourhood within which you live can be a source of friendship and fellowship. It has long been said that our homes are our castles and the foundations of our families and society, and that happiness begins at home. The home within which you choose to live can be a comfortable sanctuary, and a “rock” for your family. Where we choose to live can affect how we feel, and in turn, our quality of life. Come visit the Comox Valley with Brett as your guide and Comox Valley realtor. See why people are increasingly relocating here for improved quality of life.
Find your next home here among the many Comox Valley homes for sale on the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board MLS ®. Start your search using the real estate search box at the top of the site. Scroll down the page to view featured homes for sale. Get direct access to Crown Isle real estate listings, Comox Valley oceanfront homes, and Mount Washington real estate. View the latest Courtenay and Comox real estate listings to hit the market. Finally, directly access Comox Valley MLS ® listings for Cumberland, Merville, Black Creek, Royston, Union Bay, Fanny Bay, and Bowser.
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The Evolution of Our Land and Real Estate Market
While land in the Comox Valley has a rich history dating back more than 85,000 millennia, the real estate market is barely a century and a half old. This area of Vancouver Island has changed greatly since the Elasmosaurus lived here. This marine reptile genus of plesiosaur used four flippers to propel itself through water and roam the land during the Campanian stage of the Late Cretaceous era roughly 80.5 million years ago. Substantial change occurred in successive waves during the Earth shaping glacial ages between 650,000 years ago and the last “ice age” that gave way to warming about 20,000 years ago. The Comox Glacier remains as visible evidence of this "Fraser Glaciation". The warming was followed by human inhabitation of North America by Paleo-Indians. Evidence of First Nations settlements in British Columbia dates back about 9000 years to the time when the climate stabilized. Comox Valley inhabitation dates back more than 4000 years. Sir Francis Drake made reference to landing, in 1579, in "New Albion" which is argued to be the area we now call Comox. First contact by European visitors in this region with First Nations (the K’omoks, Pentlach and Lekwiltok were in the area at the time) occurred in 1792 when HMS Discovery anchored in the Comox Harbour.
Our real estate market had its origins in the 1860s when the Governor of the British Colony of Vancouver Island offered land for $1 an acre to anyone who relocated to the area. The first new inhabitants settled in 1862 to being farming. To improve access, the Comox wharf was built in 1874, a connecting road from the south was constructed in 1910, and the E&N Railway connected Courtenay to the south in 1914. The City of Courtenay was incorporated in 1915, and the airfield at Comox was opened as a Royal Air Force Base in 1942. A year later it was taken over by Royal Canadian Air Force Station Comox. The Town of Comox was subsequently incorporated in 1946. Over the past 150 years pioneer farming, logging and fishing was eventually supplanted by business, tourism, recreation, and a rich cultural scene. These four economic generators, combined with the local spending impact of the base, currently fuel the local economy. All of this activity takes place against a backdrop of some magnificent local scenery, and one of the most temperate climates in Canada. This melange is the Canadian oasis we call the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.
A Wide Spectrum of Comox Valley Homes for Sale
The Comox Valley offers many different choices in homes. Crown Isle borders a platinum rated golf course in Courtenay. Comox includes high end homes that enjoy tremendous views of the Comox Harbour. Comox Valley oceanfront homes line the shore of the Georgia Strait from Saratoga Beach down to Bowser. Further west are the chalets and mountain villas of Mount Washington. Cumberland offers people with a penchant for a more eclectic lifestyle a variety of options ranging from homes in newly developed areas to turn of the century homes. Merville offers a change of pace for people looking for rural living. Black Creek offers options ranging from rural estates to waterfront properties near the Oyster River. Royston offers upscale homes on country estates as well as rural homes. Union Bay is home to about 1200 people and big changes are planned for this area over the next few years through future development. Fanny Bay is home to about 700 people and the area includes Ships Point near the bottom end of Denman Island. Further south is Bowser which is home to a variety of contemporary homes including oceanfront looking out towards the Chrome Island lighthouse situated south of Denman Island.
Brett Cairns of RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
|Whatever you taste in real estate, you are likely to find it in the Comox Valley with Brett Cairns of REMAX Ocean Pacific Realty as your Comox Valley realtor. Brett understands that choosing a real estate agent is a personal and important decision. When you are ready to buy or sell your next home, turn to him for the knowledge, experience, and advice that you can count on to make the right decisions. Throughout more than 35 years of experience as a professional, Brett gained significant experience as a real estate client that he is now putting into practice to benefit his clients.
Brett is a registered Comox Valley Realtor with the Canadian Government Integrated Relocation Program (IRP) and an approved Brookfield Relocation Supplier.
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