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Jun 07, 2019

Keep Cool This Summer With Savings From Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

Up to 50% of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. So rather than cranking up your heat or air conditioning to avoid uncomfortable temperatures this summer, let Budget Blinds help with an array of versatile blinds, shades, shutters, and window film that are practical and energy efficient, and also on-trend.

This June Budget Blinds of the North Island is offering $150 off Cellular and Solar shades, and 20% off Window Film to help beat the heat.

These energy efficient window coverings will keep you feeling cool and your home looking great this summer, and can also keep the heat in during the cold winter months.

As well, window film deflects up to 99% of damaging UV rays, protecting your furniture, floors and artwork against harmful UV damage, while helping to keep temperatures cool.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island at the Courtenay showroom (8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue) or online to book a complimentary in-home consultation.

Enjoy expert advice and choose from the latest styles and custom options such as motorization to make the most of your window treatments.

May 29, 2019

Phase 3 Lots Now Available at The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge in Courtenay has just completed work on Phase 3, bringing 48 new lots to this master-planned community. Located in South Courtenay, BC, The Ridge is a neighbourhood set in quiet and scenic surroundings and it is located in close proximity to amenities and shopping.

All lots at The Ridge have been zoned to accommodate secondary suites which can be used as a separate suite for family members or guests and it can also be used to generate rental income.

When deciding on building your dream home at The Ridge, you can choose to work with one of their preferred custom builders, or bring your own builder.

Many of the residents living here have relocated to The Ridge in Courtenay, BC from other areas of Vancouver Island, BC and Canada. Wherever they come from, they are given a warm welcome from their neighbours. Once settled, all residents talk about how they love living at The Ridge!

Find out more about the open houses and the new custom homes for sale at The Ridge by contacting their preferred builders.

Contact the developer to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information and pricing on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.
Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

May 17, 2019

Crown Isle Community Premier Builder Feature | Homes by Crown Isle

The Crown Isle Golf Resort and Golf Community is comprised of a master planned golf course and a well established residential area in the Comox Valley. The residential sector has been designed to include single family homes, patio homes, fairway homes, a gated community, townhomes and condominiums. There is a diversity of homes styles that appeal to families, empty nesters and to people who want to relocate to Courtenay to experience a taste of the Vancouver Island lifestyle.

The Crown Isle ownership and management team expanded its real estate and construction efforts early in the millennium. Homes by Crown Isle is a premier custom home builder within the Crown Isle Community and the Comox Valley.

Led by Vice President of construction, Jayson Welsh, their team, comprised of construction managers, designers and tradespeople will construct and manage your new home or renovation project to the highest quality standards. Homes by Crown Isle builds custom homes with timeless style and classic design elements, getting the job done in an efficient manner and on budget. Homes by Crown Isle is a successful custom home builder known for turning clients’ visions into reality.

For more information and to schedule a viewing of any of our homes under construction or to discuss your dream home, contact:

Jayson Welsh, VP of Construction, Crown Isle Homes Cell: 250.207-0418   Email: jwelsh@crownisle.com
Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate Cell: 250.207.0070   Email: jandrew@crownisle.com

May 16, 2019

Buy More Save More at Budget Blinds This May

Spring is a great time to freshen up your home’s window coverings, and this month, buy more and save more with Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island. Enjoy 30-40% off selected styles this May - the more you buy, the more you'll save.

Budget Blinds designers can provide a free in-home consultation to guide you through the latest choices and ensure you receive window treatments that suit your decor, lifestyle and your family’s needs.

The right window coverings will not only change the look of your home, but can help with heating and cooling, enhance privacy, as well as protect furniture, flooring and artwork from damage.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island to arrange an in-home consultation 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.

May 15, 2019

Tour the Showhomes by Preferred Builders at The Ridge This Weekend

The Ridge is a scenic residential community in Courtenay, BC in its seventh year of development. There are already more than 100 new homes completed and many more under construction.

The community and developers are proud of their preferred builders and the new custom homes that they have built for the residents who have rmoved to The Ridge.

Four of their preferred builders are holding “open houses” in their new homes for sale. Tour these beautiful new homes on the weekends, the show home addresses and hours are listed below. If you are thinking of building a new custom home on one of the new lots coming available soon in Phase 3, contact the developer, who can assist you in choosing a lot.

The Ridge's preferred builders have the experience of building homes that match the lot you choose, some of which feature spectacular views of the mountains and the ocean.

The following open house times were accurate at the time of posting:

Custom Home Builders at The Ridge:
Lawmar Contracting 4190 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Contact Realtor Tracy Fotgmann, Remax Ocean Pacific Realty for current open house days and times
Email: tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca  Cell: 250.331.1544

Brando Construction, 4161 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays, starting May 4, from 12pm to 2pm
Realtor: Courtney & Anglin Real Estate Group
Email: bill@courtneyanglin.com  Cell:250.703.6119

Coastal Custom Homes, 4166 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until 2pm
Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax Ocean Pacific Realty 
Email: dean@deanthompson.ca  Cell: 250.898.4777

Candor Developments 3404 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC
Saturdays,  from 12pm to 2pm
Isaac Bale Email: info@candordevelopments.ca  Cell: 778.995.2529

Contact the developer to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information and pricing on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.   
Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588  
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


May 14, 2019

New 1,750 sq. ft. Rancher/Bungalow for Sale in Courtenay BC

Looking for a new spacious rancher in Courtenay, BC? We have started construction on a beautiful home which backs onto the Ruth Masters Greenway, part of an extensive trail network along the south shore of the Puntledge River. Imagine having a protected greenway steps away from your home, where you can see the natural forest and enjoy the trails, scenic views, the forested trials, the rare plants and the birds. You can even see the hundreds of salmon spawning from this location in the fall!

You will love the quiet location and the layout of this rancher/bungalow style of home, which includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Walk in through the front door and you can see the modern white kitchen finished off with quartz countertops. The 9 ft ceilings add elegance to the entryway, great room and dining room. This home will be finished with an upscale laminate, a hardy flooring material that keeps its colour and shape even when you have pets in the home. Part of the appeal of this rancher for sale is the covered outside deck, where you can enjoy your morning coffee in privacy, as there are no homes built behind you. The gas fireplace offers efficiency and cost savings. This home is located on Lot 5 on Grayhawk Place in Courtenay, B.C.

All of the homes built in this subdivision are by Southwind Development Corporation, an experienced builder with more than 25 years of experience, known for their quality construction. This project will contain 20 new rancher style homes when completed. This desirable location is also within walking distance to Courtenay Elementary School, Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School, Lake Trail Middle School and downtown Courtenay.

These new homes for sale are located on Grayhawk Place at 1st Street in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island.

Price $589,000 + GST

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

(Note: Availability and prices are subject to change without notice)

May 10, 2019

Crown Isle Lots for Sale | New Home Construction in Crown Isle is Booming!

Crown Isle has recently registered 69 new lots in The Rise and 67 new lots in Cambridge Park Estates. Construction is booming in these new areas of Crown Isle. There are a few new lots remaining in these two new subdivisions.

There is also one lot listed in the gated community called Hampton Gate, a quiet secured neighbourhood within the Crown Isle community, centrally located within walking distance to many amenities. Build your dream home in Crown Isle's exclusive Hampton Gate subdivision. There is also one lot listed on the well established, quiet street called Majestic Drive.

#127-1290 Crown Isle Drive (Hampton Gate) @ $299,900 MLS #453636 GST included

This level building lot is located at the end of a quiet gated community and features views of Crown Isle's Championship golf course.  Enjoy entertaining your guests in your backyard on those long summer nights overlooking one of the lakes on the golf course.

3312 Majestic Drive @ $389,000 MLS #451970 GST included

The perfect place to build your dream home. This beautiful level building lot overlooks the pond on the 2nd fairway at Crown Isle's Championship Golf Course.

All of the lots mentioned are just minutes from shopping, North Island College, the new hospital and medical services, recreation centre, the airport and so much more. Design guidelines are in place to ensure a consistent community feel and to protect your investment. Nobody knows Crown Isle like we do!

For more information contact:
Bert Jaeger, Realtor - Crown Isle Realty
Cell: 250.898-9128    
Email: bjaeger@crownisle.ca


May 07, 2019

Two New Patio Homes Now Under Construction at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales in Ladysmith now has two new patio homes with walk-out basements under construction (Unit #20 and #21). These new homes continue the established tradition of excellence in this ocean view development, built by award-winning GNB Builders

New homes at The Gales are built to Built Green Platinum standard, ensuring homes that hold their value, offer cost efficiency and high environmental standards. Built Green Platinum homes offer lower monthly operating costs thanks to things like energy efficient appliances, furnaces, windows and insulation. Water efficiency is achieved through plumbing and landscaping choices. Air inside the homes is cleaner with fewer allergens, and more comfortable with fewer drafts and more consistent temperatures.

These new patio homes offer the same luxury touches that The Gales has become known for, with high-end finishings and no details ignored. 

The Gales is located in the town of Ladysmith. Set between the Vancouver Island cities of Nanaimo and Victoria, Ladysmith features a historic downtown core, and outdoor activities and amenities including easy access to golf courses, beaches, boat launches, forest trails and Island vineyards.

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.

Apr 30, 2019

Crown Isle Community Premier Builder Feature | Monterra West Homes Ltd.

Crown Isle Resort & Golf Community in the Comox Valley offers you the "Ultimate Home Base". The Comox Valley is located a 30 minute flight to Vancouver and just over an hour flight to Alberta. Crown Isle's close proximity to the new Comox Valley Regional Hospital, the Comox Airport, medical offices, the Crown Isle Shopping Centre and many local restaurants & retail outlets makes day-to-day life in the Crown Isle Community very appealing for all residents. This 831-acre master-planned residential community includes a blend of single family homes, patio homes, condominiums and new home lots to choose from.

Crown Isle's premier builders have been an important part of their success during the past 25 years. In this post, we feature information on one of Crown Isle's premier builders, Monterra West Homes Ltd. who are currently building new custom homes in the Crown Isle’s community.

Garry Renkema, owner of Monterra West Homes Ltd. has been building custom homes and multi-family residential projects in the Comox Valley for the past 30 years. He has been building new homes in the Crown Isle community since 2004.

From design to development, the team at Monterra West provides an exceptional building experience. With a passion for quality and detail, they design and build custom homes to meet their clients’ specific needs, focusing on building relationships with clients from the beginning of the design process, throughout the stages of construction and to completion and occupancy.

They walk clients through the progression of construction to ensure it is as smooth as possible and they are committed to service that extends beyond completion. Visit their office to view their selection of floor plans, material choices and colour combinations located at 515 Duncan Avenue, Courtenay, B.C.

Their team is Built Green certified and they are able to provide clients with information and options to build an environmentally friendly and efficient home.

This successful family business in the Comox Valley appreciates and cares about the community around them and Garry and his team are committed to providing the Comox Valley with excellent, high quality homes.

For more information about building your custom dream home in the Comox Valley, contact:
Garry Renkema, Monterra West Homes Ltd.
Email: 250.338.2414  
Email: info@monterrabuilders.ca

Apr 26, 2019

Find Your Family's New Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

THe RidgeMany families living at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC have moved from other areas of Vancouver Island, BC and Canada. Wherever they come from, they are given a warm welcome from their neighbours. People of all ages live at The Ridge, including families with young children, retirees, and extended families living in the legal secondary suites the community is zoned for. This is the perfect way to be close to older or young adult family members while giving them privacy and independence.

Residents of The Ridge have shared many reasons why they love living in this community. Here are just a few:
“We are minutes from town, yet it feels like we are living in a rural setting. There is no thru traffic here and no overhead wires to spoil our great views. If you’re lucky enough to find The Ridge you will feel like you have lived here your entire life.”

“The area surrounding The Ridge is so beautiful, and we love walking around the many trails here and seeing the mountains and the ocean. We see trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and eagles flying right over our house. We really appreciate the multi-generational aspect of our neighbourhood, the neighbours are friendly and welcoming. As an added bonus, my husband loves being in such close proximity to many top-rated golf courses.”

“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 within walking distance to the ocean.”

There are new homes for sale and ready for occupancy at The Ridge. Find out more by contacting any of the preferred builders who have new homes for sale.

Contact the developer to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information on the new residential lots for sale coming soon in Phase 3 at The Ridge.
Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588  
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


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