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Nov 15, 2018

Freshen Up Your Home for the Holidays With This Offer From Budget Blinds on the North Island

This month book an appointment with Budget Blinds of Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island by Nov. 21 and get some help for the holidays in the form of a Visa gift card of up to $500 with your purchase.

Enjoy a fresh new look for the holidays with updated window coverings and earn $50 back for every $1,000 you spend.

Budget Blinds offers free in-home consultations to help you get the best products for your home. Enjoy design help, accurate measuring and professional installation to create your fresh new look in time for the holidays. Whether it’s new blinds, sheers, shutters or curtains you’re looking for, Budget Blinds of the Comox Valley offers the best selection and service, at the best price.

Serving North Island communities including the Comox Valley, Campbell River, and beyond, contact them today to learn more.

Visit the showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay, call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.


Nov 14, 2018

New Platinum-Rated Built Green Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith

The GalesThe Gales in Ladysmith features beautiful views of surrounding nature and oceans, and the builders and developers are working to protect this green space by building new homes to the BuiltGreen Platinum level.
This is the highest level of BuiltGreen certification, which provides a number of benefits to home owners.
The Built Green website tells us that: "As the homeowner of a house certified through Built Green Canada, you will enjoy a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact. These homes are affordable with a reduction in monthly operating costs, automatic rebate eligibility, improved resale value, and more."
The Gales is a well-established community on Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Award-winning GNB Builders continues to add luxury oceanview patio homes and ranchers to the development.
There are currently two 1,820 sq ft patio homes available for sale. These homes are built as a side-by-side duplex and are listed at $599,900. An additional two new rancher-style homes are set to begin construction soon. These new 1,820 sq ft homes will start at $614,900.
For more information on available homes and future plans at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 250.245.0545.

Nov 13, 2018

Open House for Townhomes for Sale in Courtenay, BC

The developers of Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes are happy to announce that their show home is now open from 2pm to 4pm every Saturday and Sunday. Stop by 2109 13th Street in Courtenay and view these beautiful townhomes for sale in this desirable Comox Valley community.

Construction is well underway for Phase 3 of Parkside Lifestyle Homes in Courtenay, BC. This phase will be ready for occupancy in late spring of 2019. This phase includes eight units, comprising of a four-plex and two duplexes. The two-storey homes are a spacious 1,220 square feet in size. Each of the new townhomes includes three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, an open-concept living room and kitchen, a gas furnace, gas BBQ hookup, six appliances, a window covering package, a garage, two outdoor patios, oversized crawl spaces, landscaping and even guest parking!

Enjoy sitting on your front porch and talking to the neighbours or enjoy barbecuing and socializing in your own private backyard. This project is pet-friendly, allowing one pet per household.

Bonus Offer: Make an offer on one of these townhomes prior to December 31, 2018 and receive a $10,000 cash bonus!  Prices of these townhomes start at $379,900. These units can be purchased as a primary residence or as a rental investment.

Parkside Lifestyle Homes in the Comox Valley is situated adjacent to a park and is within walking distance of the vibrant downtown core of Courtenay, elementary and middle schools, and other amenities. 

This development has been built to the high standard of Built Green Silver Certification by Nicon Developments Ltd, an award-winning builder of new homes on Vancouver Island for 40 years.

For more information contact: 
Realtor Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley   
Cell: 250-207-1879 EMail:

Note: Prices and information are subject to change without notice


Oct 30, 2018

Construction is Nearing Completion on Four Luxury Townhouses in Crown Isle

Homes by Crown Isle is putting the finishing touches on their newest project of luxury townhouses called "Prestwick ON THE RISE". This four-plex is located in Phase II of The RISE development of the Crown Isle Community. The views of the mainland coastal mountains and Georgia Strait from the second floor are amazing. Currently, three of the four units have accepted offers, leaving Unit D available. This beautifully designed homes features 1,877 sq. ft. on two floors, with all three bedrooms and two bathrooms located on the second floor. This home also includes a five piece Whirlpool appliance package, a gas fireplace, quartz countertops, maple shaker style white cabinets with a custom tiled back splash, a covered outdoor patio and more. The tile floors have radiant in-floor heating. Priced at: $529,900.

For more information on new home construction in the Comox Valley, contact Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate, or Bert Jaeger, Realtor for Crown Isle Realty Ltd. who are both familiar with the community's history as well as what is planned for the future.  Both Jason and Bert are true experts in the Crown Isle Community lifestyle considering they both live, work and play golf within the Community. No one knows Crown Isle like they do!

Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate, Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community
Cell: 250.207.0070   
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca

Bert Jaeger, Realtor, Crown Isle Realty Ltd.
Cell: 250.898.9128   
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.com


Oct 29, 2018

Phase 3 Coming This Winter to The Ridge in Courtenay

The new housing development at The Ridge in Courtenay continues to grow as they now have Phase 3 under construction. Paving and street lighting installation is now nearing completion. Registration on Phase 3A, which consists of 48 residential lots, will be completed by mid-December, and new homes will be under construction once registration is complete.

Zoning at The Ridge allows for secondary suites to be built as part of all single-family lots in this development. These south Courtenay building lots feature views of the Comox Glacier, the Island and Mainland mountains, and ocean views of Comox Bay. Almost 100 new homes have been completed in Phases I and 2 and more homes are still under construction.

Purchasers at The Ridge can choose to work with one of their preferred new home builders to build a home, or choose their own builder. Residnets enjoy living in this qiet community in the Comox Valley  - The Ridge is close to beaches, walking trails and Courtenay city centre. Located in South Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, The Ridge is a welcoming neighbourhood located close to everything in the Comox Valley.

Interested in finding out more about this beautiful part of Vancouver Island?  Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.

For more information:
Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588  


Oct 23, 2018

New Homes for Sale in Courtenay, BC Set Alongside Green Space

Ruth Masters GreenwayAre you looking for a new home in Courtenay in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island? Southwind Developments, an experienced builder with more than 20 years experience building new homes on Vancouver Island is now building 20 homes in Courtenay.

These new homes are located on a property adjacent to the nature sanctuary known as Ruth Masters Park, and they are also very close to the Puntledge River. This new home development is walking distance to both Courtenay Elementary School and Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School, as well as Lake Trail Middle School.

These homes are situated on lots lareg enough to allow storeage of your recreational vehicles ion your property.

There is currently one single-storey home (aka a rancher or bungalow-style) home completed and ready for sale and for occupancy. You can be moved into your new home before Christmas.

This new 1,950  sq. ft. home has a very large walk-in closet in themaster bedroom, a total of 3 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and one of the largest backyards of any new home being built in the City of Courtenay. This home is priced at $589,900 + GST.

A second home, approximately 1,600 sq. ft. in size is at the lock up stage and will be finished by the end of December. Now is the time to puechse and upgrade the interior package. Call now to find out more details on this new spacious one storey home for sale in Courtenay, BC.

The developer will be building new homes on all of the 20 lots in this project. For more information on these new homes for sale in Courtenay, BC, on beautiful Vancouver Island, contact:

Realtor Art Meyers
Cell: 250.207.1879  
Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca
Royal LePage in the Comox Valley: 250.334.3124

Prices and information are subject to change without notice.

Oct 20, 2018

Townhome Construction Booming in the Comox Valley and Campbell River

Monterra Builders is building an 84 multi-family townhome project in Cumberland. Phase 1, consisting of 12 units, is now occupied by the new owners. Phase 2, which includes 11 townhomes, will be ready for occupancy in October. Construction is ongoing for Phase 3 through 5 for an additional 35 units. The project is expected to be completed in August of 2019. Prices of the units range from $381,900 to $399,900. Sales have been brisk, with 56 of the 84 units sold. Fifteen units are currently under construction.

The townhomes will range in size from 1,318 sq. ft. to 1,643 sq. ft. and will be built as duplexes, tri-plexes, and four-plexes. There are five floor plans available and two high end design packages to choose from.

Parkside Lifestyle Homes is a 33 unit townhome project centrally located in Courtenay. Construction is well underway for 15 sold multi-family townhomes in Phases 1 and 2. The two-storey homes for sale are approximately 1,220 sq. ft. in size and will include the following features: three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, six appliances, a window covering package, two outdoor patios as well as additional features. Prices of these townhomes start at $379,900. This development has been built to the high standard of Built Green Silver Certification by Nicon Developments Ltd. an award winning builder of new homes on Vancouver Island for 40 years. Your home warranty package includes: 2-year Builder, 5-year Water Penetration, 10-year Structural.

Prices of these townhomes start at $379,900. 

In Campbell River, a 7-unit townhome project has been built at 796 South Island Highway, a 12 unit townhouse project has been approved to proceed at Hilchey Road, Liberty Green is proceeding with construction for 25 units on Soderholm Road and there are more projects underway and in the design process.

The story is the same in the Comox Valley. In Comox, there is a 42 townhome project proposed on Guthrie Road and a seven unit west coast style townhouse, duplex, single family project on Glacier View Drive. In Courtenay, a 24 unit townhouse project is proposed for Lewrick as well as 22 townhomes further down the road at Guthrie Road.

In total, Building Links has documented 249 townhome units that will be built in the next year. They estimate that will be another +50 in the works in the next 6-12 months, bringing the total up to almost 300 townhome units during the past 18 months.

Excerpted from Building Links
Written by Clarice Coty

Oct 18, 2018

New Residential Lots Will Be Available Soon in Crown Isle

The Rise - Lot servicing and road construction for Phase III and IV at The Rise in Crown Isle is now complete and Silverado Land Corp. is expecting to receive registration in the next few weeks. Builders are expected to submit building permit applications for new homes in November. To date, approximately 59 of the 69 lots have been reserved by future homeowners and home builders.

This new extension of The Rise is located on the north/west side of Ryan Road in Courtenay, B.C. Some of the new home lots feature spectacular views of the mainland mountains and of the ocean. Prices for the remaining lots start at $195,000.

Cambridge Park Estates - Construction is nearing completion of the final new phase of Crown Isle Drive, which will link to the south end of Crown Isle Drive near Kensington Crescent. Curbing and sidewalks are being installed and paving is set to begin in the next few weeks. Some of these lots are located on the golf course side, with views of the Comox Glacier and of the golf course. Registration is expected in November for the 67 lots. Lots are will range in price, starting at $250,000.

Contact Crown Isle Realty soon to receive more information, as these lots are going fast! Construction of new homes is expected to be underway in December.

Come and visit the newest Crown Isle residential communities in Courtenay on beautiful Vancouver Island. This is truly West Coast living!

For more information on homes or lots for sale in Courtenay, contact:
Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate, Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community
Cell: 250.207.0070   
Email: jandrew@crownisle.ca


Oct 15, 2018

Consider Automation with Cordless Blinds from Budget Blinds - 50% off this October

Bring home automation to the next level with motorized window shades from Budget Blinds of the North Island.

Enjoy 50% off Signature Series virtual cord blinds through the month of October and make your home safer for children by eliminating loose and dangling cords, while enjoying enhanced privacy and convenience.

New upcoming regulations will restrict the use of certain cord styles with window coverings and Budget Blinds is dedicated to offering alternatives to make your home safe for you and your family.

Budget Blinds is also offering a free Nexia Home Bundle for orders of two or more virtual cord shades. This allows you to control your shades remotely from your phone. You can program your window coverings to open and close to adjust for privacy, sun protection, as well as heating and cooling your home.

Budget Blinds of the North Island offer complimentary in-home consultations to help you find the right product for your home’s needs and style

Visit the showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay, call 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.


Oct 11, 2018

The Preferred Builders at The Ridge are Busy in Phase II of this Courtenay Development

The Ridge's preferred custom builders are busy building homes in Phase II of this new development in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

There are currently 12 new homes under construction and many more in the planning stages. Some of these new homes are ranchers while others feature a second storey or a walkout basement. Several of the new homes at The Ridge also feature secondary suites. The design of this new housing development allows each resident to choose a residential lot that will suit their lifestyle and needs on one of their beautifully landscaped streets.

At The Ridge, you can choose from their preferred builders or work with the builder of your choice.

The preferred builders have the experience of building homes that work best with the lot to take in the spectacular views of the mountains and the ocean. All of these builders have constructed pre-built and custom homes at The Ridge during the past three years:

Contact the developer for more information on the new lots for sale at The Ridge:
Bruce Clapham Cell: 250.650.8588

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