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Oct 15, 2019

The Ridge in Courtenay Has New Homes Under Construction, Ready for You to Customize

The developer of The Ridge has partnered with a number of premier custom builders to ensure that new residents have access to reputable, professional builders. New homeowners can choose to work with these preferred builders or select an accredited builder of their choice.

All of the preferred builders at The Ridge currently have homes under construction in Phase 3A. Some of these new homes are available for quick possession - currently in various stages of construction, these homes still allow for purchasers to customize colours, materials and finishes.

At The Ridge, you can choose from a variety of floorplans, including ranchers, two-storey homes and homes with walk-out basements. All of the lots at The Ridge are zoned to accomodate a secondary suite. Consider this as a mortgage helper, in-law suite, or a private space for adult childnre living at home.

Located in South Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, The Ridge is a scenic neighbourhood which already has 125 occupied, new homes in Phases 1 and 2. This master-planned community features its own trail and park, and connects to the trails in Millard Nature Parks and Conservation Area. 

Living at The Ridge means you have easy access to nature, spectacular scenery, and the local shopping centres only five minutes away. 

The Ridge currently has lots to choose from in Phase 3A of various sizes. Choose a lot and contact a preferred builders to discuss your ideal floor plan. Find out why our residents “Love Living at The Ridge.”

Contact Bruce Clapham for more information about new homes at The Ridge.
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Sep 30, 2019

Residents are Celebrating Living at The Ridge in Courtenay BC

Residents at The Ridge recently celebrated at their 3rd annual neighbourhood party. Nearly 200 residents, family and friends enjoyed the afternoon and evening festivities. This yearly event is a highlight in this growing Courtenay neighbourhood. Residents of all ages enjoy gathering together to see old friends and meet new neighbours. 

The children enjoyed an inflatable bounce house, face painting and games in the park. Volleyball, frisbee and croquet kept all ages active. And the highlight of the event was the live band - the crowd was up and dancing to live music. 

A barbeque and buffet kept everyone fed and smiling.

 Living at The Ridge is truly a unique experience. Neighbours become friends and welcome all new residents to the area. 

One couple, Brianna and Jeremy recently shared how much their family enjoys living at The Ridge.

“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 can even see the Mainland mountains from here! We immediately enjoyed a very welcoming feeling driving into The Ridge. We feel a great sense of community here.”

Visit and find out for yourself  - construction of new homes is now underway in Phase 3A.

Contact developer Bruce Clapham for more information about new homes at The Ridge.
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Sep 25, 2019

Two New Ranchers for Sale in Courtenay BC

Two new homes are under construction, both built in a rancher style in this new Courtenay subdivision called The Ridge at RiversEdge. The homes are approximately 1,800 sq. ft. in size and are being built on extra-large lots of up to 70 feet wide by 280 feet long. This large lot size allows for a detached garage or workshop to be built on the property.

All of the homes built in this subdivision are by Southwind Development Corporation, an experienced Comox Valley builder with over 25 years of experience. This small subdivision, located on a cul-de-sac will contain 20 new rancher-style homes when completed.

This desirable Courtenay neighbourhood backs onto the Ruth Masters Greenway, part of an extensive trail network along the south shore of the Puntledge River. Located just steps away from your home, you can enjoy the natural forest and scenic views. You can take a dip in the river in the summer or see the salmon spawning in the fall!

The location of these new rancher style homes is perfect! Residents are five minutes away from the downtown area and local area schools are within walking distance.

These homes are under construction and will be ready for occupancy in October, 2019.

Located in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island. 

Price $549,000 for 90 GreyHawk Place

Price $559,900 for 61 Greyhawk Place

Note: GST is additional.

For more information or for a personal tour, contact Realtor Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Cell: 250-207-1879
Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca  

Sep 17, 2019

Tour Available Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith

Choose from three homes now for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith. Realtor Keith Mazurenko has three oceanview homes - two new construction homes, and one resale home - for sale in this community of luxury homes in Ladysmith on central Vancouver Island. 

Located at 626 Farrell Drive in Ladysmith, all three homes are built to "Built Green Platinum" ensuring air quality, livability, low energy costs and high quality construction. All homes at The Gales are built by award-winning GNB Builders and are certified Built Green.

Built in 2007, Unit #5 is listed at $769,900. This spacious home offers an expansive 3,093 sq ft of space with a level-entry main floor and walkout basement. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this luxury home is impeccably finished. Offering expansive ocean views, a large deck, patio and a yard, you have plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a morning coffee, and warm summer evenings outdoors. This home offers a double attached garage.

A new-construction home, Unit #19 is listed at $609,900. This luxury 1,820 sq ft single storey home offers ocean views. Enter into the grand foyer of this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom homes, and you'll immediately appreciate the high-end finishings. Highlights in this new Ladysmith home include hardwood and tile flooring, heated bathroom floors, amazing cabinetry and granite/quartz counters, a gorgeous ensuite and beautiful fireplace feature wall. 

Now under construction, Unit 21 is listed at $649,900. This new home will offer 1,818 sq ft of living space including 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Designed with an open layout, Unit 21 at The Gales offers a great-room style living space with a natural gas fireplace, a king-sized master suite with a five-piece ensuite and much more.

The master-planned residential community of The Gales is just minutes from forested trails, beaches, and a number of golf courses. These homes are located 10 minutes from the Nanaimo airport and an hour from Victoria.

Contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage at 250-245-0545 for more details or to arrange a personal tour of any of these homes at The Gales.

Prices subject to change

Sep 13, 2019

Window Covering Trends From the Budget Blinds Designer Rebeccah Kurucz

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island offers in-home consultations with designers who can help you find the perfect window coverings for your home. This month we feature a spotlight on designer Rebeccah Kurucz.

Rebeccah is an “old soul” with a very cheerful and enthusiastic disposition.

She grew up working in her family’s business in Port Alberni, before pursuing her passion attending school for interior design. She worked for several years at a design firm before making the transition to Budget Blinds. 

“Window coverings play such an important role in the overall look and feel of your home,” says Rebeccah. “I wanted to work more closely with my customers and assist them to put those finishing touches into their homes. Helping my clients to make their homes look beautiful is truly rewarding, and I love being a part of the whole process.”

Rebeccah says her favorite window covering look currently is roller shades with drapery. 

“The simplistic, hard lines of a quality roller shade coupled with soft, flowing, cascades of drapery can transform a space. Of course, every home is different so it’s fun to play with colour and texture to make it unique.”

The biggest trend she is seeing is a return to soft window coverings.

“Many of my clients are moving back to soft treatments. They have been pairing traditional blinds with a Roman Shade in the kitchen as well as adding decorative panels to soften their windows. Soft fashions are back!”

Outside of work, Rebeccah loves to spend her time outdoors.

“Basically, if it is outdoors I’m into it! I really love camping and hiking! I love being around the water. I love the ocean, the rivers and the lakes that are all so close. The Island allows you to enjoy nature all year round.

“I also am a huge sports fan and am very passionate about interior design!”

Book an appointment today to meet with Rebeccah and review the latest trends and design options for your home and lifestyle.

How does it work? A design consultant will come to you and bring samples that you can view in the comfort of your home. They will help you choose your window coverings, and professionally measure. Once ordered, your window coverings will be installed by one of Budget Blinds’ experienced on-staff installers.

Budget Blinds of Nanaimo and Oceanside is locally owned and operated. The staff is a close-knit group of people, who live locally, have a passion for Vancouver Island living and look forward to making your experience the best it can be.


Sep 08, 2019

New Homes And Lots Available in Phase 3A at The Ridge in Courtenay

Phase 3A has brought 48 residential lots to the market at The Ridge, a popular neighbourhood in Courtenay. Phases 1 and 2 are sold out with more than 100 new homes now in the community. The preferred builders at The Ridge are working hard to keep up with demand, and currenlty have many new homes under construction for custom clients and as spec homes. With a broad a variety of floorplans, there are many distinctive homestyles to choose from at The Ridge.

Both rancher/bungalow and two-storey homes are popular at The Ridge, for retirees and young families, who want open space to entertain or spend time together, and enough privacy for guests or kids.

Homes with a walk-out basement are a popular option at The Ridge, as all lots are zoned to accommodate secondary suites. The basement can be finished to create extra living space for your family, or create a secondary suite that can be rented or occupied by extended family. A separate entrance can provide direct access to this area of the home.

Many of the new homes being built in this new phase at The Ridge will feature beautiful mountain and ocean views. You'll see the Mainland mountains, Comox Bay and the Comox Marina while you drive down the aptly-named Harbourview Boulevard, a wide, gently curved road that runs through Phase 3A. Lots on the southside of Harbourview Blvd. feature a forested park as a backdrop, providing natural green space for homeowners.

Contact these or their other preferred builders to find out more about their homes under construction:

Lawmar Contracting
Two new homes are under construction:
A 1,595 sq. ft. rancher is being built at 3309 Harbourview Blvd. Price: $669,900.
A large 2,980 sq. ft.home with a secondary suite is located at 3322 Harbourview Blvd. Price: $799,900.
For a tour, contact: Lawrie McIntyre, Lawmar Contracting
Phone: 250.338.7637  Email: lawrie@lawmar.ca

Coastal Custom Homes
A 1,551 sq. ft. rancher is under construction at 3409 Marygrove Crescent. Price: $670,000.
For more information, contact Dean Vershuur, Coastal Custom Homes
Phone: 250.465.2205  Email: dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Prices and availability of homes subject to change without notice.

Aug 25, 2019

Enjoy The Outdoors From Your New Home at The Ridge in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley is the place to be for outdoor activities. Imagine enjoying biking, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing, kayaking, beachcombing, skiing and snowshoeing, and many more activities - all in your own community. And you can enjoy many of these activities year round, thanks to mild West Coast climate. This is just a small sampling of the recreational activities the Comox Valley has to offer for all ages:

The Cumberland Community Forest in the village of Cumberland incorporates the rich mining and logging history of the village into an extensive trail network. There are more than 175 bike trails of varying difficulty levels to choose from in the Cumberland Forest. Stop in and visit a bike shop in Cumberland or the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre and grab a copy of the Cumberland trail map prior to heading out on your adventure!

Cumberland is also the access point to Comox Lake, a popular spot for camping, swimming,, canoeing, boating and fishing. The sandy beach offers a concession stand, coin-operated showers, and a boat launch,. Comox Lake is also a polular trail head. 

Mount Washington Alpine Resort and Strathcona Provincial Park are popular year round destiantions, with a variety of activities and events on offer. Enjoy hiking to one of the local lakes, take a ride on the chairlift, mountain biking and sightseeing. Mount Washington Resort is located adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. In the winter months, the mountain resort offers alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.

Vancouver Island is famous as a year-round destination for golfers. There are three 18-hole golf courses located within a 15 minute drive from The Ridge community in Courtenay, including Crown Isle Golf Course, Sunnydale Golf & Country Club and Glacier Greens Golf Course. Are you an avid golfer? Pack your clubs and plan a visit to the Comox Valley today!

While you are here, drive up to The Ridge to see why residents say, “We Love Living at The Ridge.

NEW! The Ridge now has lots for sale in Phase 3A, with prices starting at $225,000 per lot. All homes are zoned to accommodate secondary suites.

Contact the developer for more information: Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Investments Ltd.
Phone: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Aug 23, 2019

Read the Reviews - Budget Blinds of the North Island Comes Out on Top

Budget Blinds of the North Island has an outstanding reputation for providing quality products at great prices, along with excellent customer service.

Online reviews from customers rave about their friendly and knowledgeable staff, prompt service and their surprisingly low prices. Take a look at some of these five-star Google reviews:

“We have dealt with the team at Budget Blinds several times, both for our business, and our home. The level of service we have received from the team is unparalleled in the industry. The products that Budget Blinds offers are top quality and the pricing is extremely competitive.” 

“5 star rating. Excellent service from order to install. Very friendly and helpful. Very quick on our second order once we moved on - greatly appreciate it!”

“5 stars - Sales, explanations, suggestions, installation were all excellent.”

“Budget Blinds came out on top. Very knowledgeable. Very professional and friendly, understanding as well, totally recommended.”

If it’s time to update your window coverings, give the team at Budget Blinds of the North Island a call. A free in-home consultation with their designers will ensure that you get the right product for your needs. 

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island or visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.
Call 250.338.8564
Or request a free in-home consultation online.

Aug 18, 2019

You'll Appreciate the Value of the Spacious 3-Bedroom Homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes in Courtenay

Courtenay new townhomes for saleThe new homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes offer tremendous value to their owners, as they are well-priced, spacious and ideally located in the city of Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

Visit an open house at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes or schedule a private tour, and see for yourself the value that these new homes will bring your family for years to come. 

Here are just some of the highlights of these affordable, family-friendly townhomes in West Courtenay:

  • Location! Situated next to Tarling Park at the end of a no-through road, close to schools and downtown Courtenay
  • ​Built Green Certification protects the environment and your investement
  • ​3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1,220 sq. ft.
  • Gas furnace
  • Open concept floor plan throughout the main floor kitchen, dining and living rooms
  • Private outdoor deck with a natural gas BBQ hookup 
  • Six appliances included
  • Window coverings included throughout the home
  • A front-entry garage and private driveway with room for additional parking
  • An extra large crawl space, ideal for storage

These new townhomes in Courtenay are selling quickly. Phase 3 has just three townhomes left for sale! Prices start at $364,840.

Living so close to the forest helps to improve the area's air quality, reduces temperatures and provides a sense of well being. Living next to the park is also perfect for dog owners, and families with children, who want to get out and explore.

Built Green Silver certification means that you will have lower heating and electrical costs every year.

Also keeeping costs low, the strata fee is only $135 per month. 

Location, quality and energy efficiency are three of the top reasons make one the few remaining homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes your own.

The show home is located at 2109-13th Street, Unit #16  in Courtenay, BC. Hours: 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday

Or, for a personal tour, contact Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley, Cell: 250-207-1879, Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca  


Note: Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

Aug 14, 2019

New Homes Available at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

There are now new, ready-to-move-in homes available from the premier builders at The Ridge in Courtenay. From young families to active retirees, people are relocating to this welcoming master-planned new community in Courtenay, B.C. Home buyers are moving from other areas of the Comox Valley as well as from other cities and provinces to enjoy this peaceful, welcoming and scenic neighbourhood. Tour The Ridge and see for yourself why residents “Love Living at The Ridge!”

These homes for sale have been recently completed by preferred builders at The Ridge and are ready for their new homeowners: 

Builder: Candor Developments Inc.
Home #1 - 4199 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,508 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
Priced at $739,000
MLS #458779
For more information on Candor’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtors Richelle Newson at richelle@marcvilla.com, Phone 778.977.2029 and Marc Villanueva at marc@marcvilla.com, Phone 250-702-6560.

Builder: Candor Developments Inc.
Home #2 - 3404 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,372 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
Priced at $749,000
MLS # 458770
For more information on Candor’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtors Richelle Newson at richelle@marcvilla.com, Phone 778.977.2029 and Marc Villanueva at marc@marcvilla.com, Phone 250-702-6560.

Builder: Lawmar Contracting Ltd.
Home #3 - 4196 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,795 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
For sale, priced at $775,000
MLS #451057
For more information on Lawmar’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtor Tracy Fogtmann at tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca, Phone 250.331.1544


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