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Feb 20, 2020

Adventure Awaits in the Comox Valley’s Provincial Parks

Vancouver Island is an outdoor lover’s paradise, and one of the main attractions for people relocating to the Comox Valley is the sheer volume of adventures that await. 

The Comox Valley is surrounded by provincial parks that offer opportunities for hiking, camping, beachcombing, fishing and more.

BC’s oldest provincial park - Strathcona - is famous for its hiking trails that range from family-friendly walks to multi-day treks. These trails will take you from lakeside beaches to waterfalls, and mountain peaks. Covering more than 250,000 hectares, Strathcona Provincial Park has adventures for everyone. Many sites in the park are an easy day trip from Courtenay and other areas of the Comox Valley. 10Adventures.com offers a guide for some of the most popular hikes and well as general information for planning your visit.

If you’d rather spend your time on sandy beaches, two of the area’s most popular provincial parks can offer just that. Miracle Beach offers broad sandy beaches and plenty of campsites. Sites book up early at the popular provincial park which provides forest trails and tide pools to explore, and plenty of space for swimming and sunbathing.

If you want to take a trip to Hawaii, but don’t have the time, hop on a ferry for a day trip to Hornby Island’s Tribune Bay Provincial Park, know as “Little Hawaii.”

With close to 1 km of fine white sand beach and tropical aquamarine water, the south-facing Tribune Bay is one of the warmest saltwater swimming areas in the province, with near-tropical temperatures in the summer months. Enjoy beachcombing and picnicking, or head to nearby Helliwell Provincial Park for some fabulous hikes and views of the beach. Trails along the Helliwell Bluffs offer stunning views and unique flora.

All of these amazing adventures and more await when you live in the Comox Valley. Residents of The Ridge in Courtenay are enjoying some of these stunning ocean and mountain views every day! This new home community offers a variety of home styles to suit your family’s lifestyle, and their preferred builders are ready to work with you to create your home base for Vancouver Island adventures.

Contact the developer today for information today about homes currently under construction and lots for sale in Phase 3.

Contact Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Developments

Phone 250.650.8588

Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Feb 12, 2020

Home is Where The Heart Is at The Ridge in Courtenay

If "Home is Where the Heart is", find your love this Valentine's Day at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. There are many new home options at The Ridge to find that perfect match for your family. 

In this master-planned community, a variety of home designs are available to suit your lifestyle. Their preferred builders currently have 13 homes under construction that are at various stages of completion. There are even a few homes that have been completed and are ready for occupancy. Choose from a variety of floorplans, including a rancher/bungalow home, two-storey homes and homes with walk-out basements. A few of these new homes for sale will include a secondary suite.

This residential community features mountain and ocean views from everywhere in the subdivision. The Ridge is one of the most desirable subdivisions in the Comox Valley and many homeowners at The Ridge know this, as they have already purchased or built their new home here.

Here is what a few of the residents have to share about The Ridge:

Jean and Brenda

“I was looking for a home where my mom could move in with me and we learned that The Ridge allowed legal suites to be built within the subdivision. We went to see The Ridge and fell in love with it. This is a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views and pathways and parkways for walking. There are excellent trails for biking and we are located walking distance to the ocean. It feels like we are living in the countryside within the city.

"We really enjoy living here. We love our neighbours too, they are fantastic! ”

Brianna and Jeremy

“We were looking at quite a few homes in different locations and the first time we visited The Ridge we fell in love with it, because of the layout of the neighbourhood, the walking trails for our dog, and the amazing mountain and ocean views. We were looking for a safe and quiet neighbourhood for our family and our two young children. When looking for our new home, we wanted a location that provided quick access to outdoor activities in the Comox Valley. Most of the places we like to go to – like Comox Lake and Cumberland – are only a 15-minute drive away.

“Life at The Ridge is very family-friendly, there is a nice mix of young families who interact with each other, retirees and other residents of all ages. The community is being built to a high standard and there is a relaxing atmosphere in the neighbourhood. We love living at The Ridge!”

Home is where the heart is at The Ridge. We can help you find the perfect match for you and your family. 

Contact Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Developments
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Jan 29, 2020

Preferred Builders at The Ridge in Courtenay Have a New Home Waiting for You

There are now 15 new homes under construction and available for sale at The Ridge in Courtenay. The preferred builders in this new residential community are busy building in Phase 3A, and these homes are in various stages of construction, with some ready for quick possession and/or occupancy.

The Ridge is one of the newest residential neighbourhoods in South Courtenay and offers new homes for sale that are more affordable than those in larger B.C. cities like Victoria or Vancouver. Choose from a variety of floorplans, including rancher/bungalow homes, two-storey homes and homes with walk-out basements and secondary suites. All of the lots at The Ridge are zoned to accomodate secondary suites, if you're looking for a space for extended family or a mortgage helper.

Stop by and tour any of these open houses at The Ridge by our Preferred Builders: 

1. 3409 Marygrove Drive, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays, 1 to 3 pm
Builder: Coastal Custom Homes
Realtor: Dean Thompson Phone: 250.898.4777
Email: dean@deanthompson.ca

2. 4142 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays, 12 to 2 pm
Builder: Lawmar Contracting
Realtor: Tracy Fotgmann  Phone: 250.339.2021
Email: tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca

3. 4100 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays, 12 to 2 pm
Builder: Brando Construction
Realtor: Bill Anglin Mobile: 250.703.6119
Email: bill@courtneyanglin.com

Note: Times of the open houses may change, please check with the Realtors for more information.

See for yourself why homeowners “Love Living at The Ridge!” Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about newly available homes and lots in Phase 3A.
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Jan 22, 2020

Make the Move to Vancouver Island This Year

Will 2020 mean a move for your family? Is it time to make the leap to Vancouver Island?

The Ridge is a new home development in Courtenay which has already welcomed more than 100 homeowners from other areas of Vancouver Island, BC, Alberta and beyond. This welcoming oceanview community is located in Courtenay, BC, on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

The popular Comox Valley is now home to 66,000 people and growing every year. Newcomers are attracted to this area of Vancouver Island by its amenities and services, the stunning nature, and some of the warmest weather in Canada.

The Comox Valley is very liveable, with big city amenities including a new hospital, a college campus, numerous golf courses, and an active arts and cultural scene. In addition, enjoy the natural surroundings that only Vancouver Island can provide, with world class alpine skiing at Mount Washington, warm sandy beaches, bike paths and hiking trails, and world famous fishing and boating opportunities at your doorstep.

The Comox Airport (YQQ) keeps you connected to the rest of the world with frequent, daily service to Vancouver, Calgary, and beyond. The Comox Valley is home to the dynamic City of Courtenay, the quaint seaside Town of Comox, and historic Village of Cumberland.

Read more about why The Ridge residents enjoy living in the Comox Valley, and why they chose to build their new home in this master-planned community.

More than 100 new homes have already been completed, and Phase 3A is now selling. Now is the time to make your move to The Ridge. Their selected preferred builders are ready to work with you to personalize and build your dream home. If you’re ready to make the move now, plan to tour some of the homes for sale that are nearing completion.

For more information, regarding available lots and homes for sale in Phase 3A of The Ridge, contact developer Bruce Clapham:
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Jan 16, 2020

New Year, New Look with Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

The New Year is a great time to create a new look for your home! Freshen up your space with new window coverings this season and take advantage of the great prices and selection from Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island.

Not sure where to start? Arrange a complimentary in-home consultation with one of Budget Blinds’ designers. You’ll learn about the newest styles and features, as well as get some guidance on colour choices and design. Find the right products to suit your family’s lifestyle and budget, all in the comfort of your own home.

New window coverings will update the look of your home as well as enhance privacy, energy efficiency, and safety. Improving your home’s energy efficiency with updated window coverings will provide savings for years to come.

Call Budget Blinds today at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online. 

Budget Blinds serves the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Nanaimo, the Cowichan Valley and beyond. 

On the North Island stop by their Courtenay showroom at #8 2663 Kilpatrick Ave.


Dec 18, 2019

More New Homes Being Built in Phase 3A of The Ridge in Courtenay

Phase 3A is the newest part of The Ridge development in Courtenay BC. It's a busy place these days, with 15 new homes under construction by their preferred builders. These homes are located in a scenic part of The Ridge, with mountain and ocean views, surrounded by green space. 

Candor Developments, one of the preferred builders, is currently building a rancher-style home on a lot that backs onto a forested park and has forest on two sides. The foundation has been completed and construction is underway. 

This 1,652 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom home is located at 3305 Harbourview Boulevard. The floor plan includes an open-concept kitchen and great room with a focal point fireplace. The kitchen includes a large island and will be finished with shaker cabinets.

This home offers a two-car garage and parking for two additional cars in the driveway. Appliances, landscaping, fencing, heat pump, and HRV are all included. 

This home is scheduled to be completed in May 2020. Price: $695,000

To arrange for a viewing and to find out more about this rancher style home or other homes for sale at The Ridge contact: Richelle Newson at RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty at Email:hello@realestatebyrichelle.com Cell: 778.977.2029. 

Candor Developments is known for their quality and workmanship, and has five other lots available in Phase 3A with multiple floor plans to choose from. For more information on these lotes, contact Isaac Bale at Candor Developments Inc. 

Email: info@candordevelopments.ca 
Cell: 778.995.2529

Or contact The Ridge regarding available lots and homes for sale in Phase 3A of The Ridge.  

Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Dec 18, 2019

It's Easy to Find Your Local Vancouver Island Budget Blinds

From South to North, Budget Blinds has you - and your windows - covered on Vancouver Island.

Wherever you are located on Vancouver Island, the professional service and great prices that Budget Blinds provides are easy to find.

From the Cowichan Valley in the south, to Nanaimo-Oceanside, and north to the Comox Valley and Campbell River, Budget Blinds locations are owned and operated by David and Tara Anderson. The couple live and work on Vancouver Island, and are excited to serve their customers along with a professional staff of design consultants and installers.

If you’re ready to start the new year with a new look, get in touch with your local Budget Blinds location today, and book a free in-home consultation. You’ll work with a designer to find the best look for your lifestyle and budget.

Call them today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:

Cowichan Valley
Showroom: #19 High Street Ladysmith, BC
Call: 250.924.0249

Call 250.751.8564

North Island
Showroom: #8 2663 Kilpatrick Ave, Courtenay, BC


Dec 07, 2019

The Ridge Has Several New Houses Ready For You To Make Your Home

All of the preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC now have homes under construction and many of these new homes are almost ready for you to move in!

Coastal Custom Homes is one of these preferred builders, who have been building at The Ridge since 2017. They currently have a rancher-style home under construction which is unique because of the solar panels installed on the roof. This is one of the first new homes in the Comox Valley to feature solar panels.

This 1,551 sq. ft. single storey home features an open concept floor plan. The centre piece of any home is the kitchen, and this one does not disappoint, with stained shaker cabinets, granite countertops, marble backsplash and a large island complete with a seating area. White oak engineered flooring provides a timeless look in the living room, dining room and kitchen.

The master suite features a large walk-in closet and a spa-like ensuite. Cozy up to the see-through gas fireplace in either the master bedroom or living room.

Another unique feature of this home is the storage area accessible from the garage. This unfinished space beneath the house covers the entire 1,551 sq. ft. and has a six-foot ceiling. This area is perfect for storing recreational and seasonal items, or use it as a wine cellar.

This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, BC, will be ready for occupancy this month. 

Price: $670,000.

If you are interested in having a tour of this new home contact Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes
Cell: 250-465-2205

Or contact The Ridge regarding available lots and homes in Phase 3A of The Ridge.
Developer Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Nov 28, 2019

Learn More About Available Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith

There are currently two homes for sale within The Gales community in Ladysmith. Realtor Keith Mazurenko has two listings featuring a new construction home, as well as re-sell home in the ocean view community. 

Unit 21 at 626 Farrell Road is a gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher with an open layout. A highlight of this home is the 5 piece master ensuite. This new single-family home offers 1,818 sq ft and a double car garage. This new home at The Gales is currently listed at 649,900.
Suite #5 at 626 Farrell Road in Ladysmith offers more than 2,800 sq ft on the main floor and walk-out basement. This level entry home offers stunning ocean views, which can be enjoyed through floor to ceiling windows and from your expansive patios. This home features luxury finishes throughout. The main floor offers two bedrooms and a den, and another bedroom is located on the lower floor. The private backyard is an added bonus for this home built by award-winning GNB Builders. This home is currently listed at $749,900.
For more information on these homes or future plans at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith at 250.245.0545.

Nov 27, 2019

Learn more about the Preferred Builders at The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge BCThe Ridge in Courtenay, BC is seeing an influx of families moving into their new home community. They often move from Metro Vancouver, other areas of BC, Alberta and beyond to enjoy the stunning scenery, recreaional opportunities and temperate climate.

To make building your new home as seamless as possible, Buckstone Investments Inc., the developer of The Ridge, has partnered with several preferred builders to ensure that everyone moving into a new home at The Ridge has easy access to reputable builders.

One of these preferred builders, Grand Legacy Homes, currently has two new homes under construction and for sale at The Ridge:

Located at 3318 Harbourview Blvd. this 1,620 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow-style home offers three bedrooms and two full baths. Features ofthe deluxe home include an open concept kitchen, natural gas fireplace, a double car garage and more. This home will be ready for occupancy in the Spring of 2020.
Price $659,000

At 4136 Chancellor Crescent, the second featured home offers more than 3,000 sq. ft. in a desirable rancher-style design with a walk-out basement. This lower level walk-out area will include a private two-bedroom secondary suite, with its own private entrance. From this home, you'll enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean and mainland mountains.
Price $749,900

For more information or to arrange a tour, contact realtor Christiaan Horsfall Personal Real Estate Corporation, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Direct: 250.702.7150 Office: 250.339.2021
Email: christiaan@comoxvalleyrealty.com

OR contact the builder Grand Legacy Homes, Wayne Schick
Cell: 250.702.2251
Email: wayne@grandlegacy.ca

Come to The Ridge and see for yourself, why homeowners “Love Living at The Ridge!” Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about newly available homes and lots in Phase 3A.

Contact Bruce Clapham Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

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