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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

Oct 08, 2018

Built Green with Ocean Views - New Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island

The Gales, a luxury oceanview development in Ladysmith now has two new patio homes for sale - Units 18 and 19.  Suite 18 is currently open for viewing as a show home.

Built as a side-by-side duplex, both homes offer 1,820 sq. ft. of living space, with three bedrooms, two bathrooms in a rancher/bungalow-style with attached double garages. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, stone countertops, a large central island and plenty of cabinet space. The master bedroom offers a five-piece ensuite, and access to the patio.

Homes at The Gales are finished to exacting standards by award winning GNB Builders, and are Built Green certified to platinum status. These luxury ocean view homes offer expansive views, easy access to the historic Ladysmith downtown, as well as larger centres such as Nanaimo.

Both of the new patio homes are listed at $629,000, with no foreign buyers tax!

For more information on these homes or two arrange a tour, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 250.245.0545

Sep 27, 2018

Hear from These Residents About Why They Love Living At The Ridge in Courtenay

Residents of The Ridge have a lot of reasons to love their neighbourhood. Hear from one couple about why they love their new community:

“We have lived in the Comox Valley for 20-plus years and had never been to The Ridge community until 2013 when we took the time to explore this otherwise empty space with recently constructed roadwork and just a couple of houses. We immediately fell in love with The Ridge."

A few years later, the couple was ready to build their new home.

“As we built our property, we often found ourselves walking through the community to observe the new homes being constructed. It was the genesis of getting to know not only our neighbourhood but our neighbours as well. The subdivision was growing but that seemed to only add new friends to the bonds we had already kindled. It is not uncommon for neighbours to be relaxing in their front yards only to be joined by friends for impromptu social gatherings.

“The developer Bruce Clapham really cares about creating a community neighbourhood at The Ridge and has donated funds for our annual block party for the past two years. This event has brought neighbours together and has helped immensely to create bonds and make the community feel like a large extended family.

“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. We even got to watch the BC Day fireworks from our deck. We are glad that not everyone knows where The Ridge is, but if you’re lucky enough to find us, you will feel like you have lived here your entire life."

To learn more about this ocean and mountain view master-planned community in South Courtenay, visit TheRidgeBC.com.

Sep 27, 2018

New Price on a New Construction Home for Sale in the Exclusive Hampton Gate Subdivision within the Crown Isle Community

Located at #114 - 1290 Crown Isle Drive is a beautiful new 2,556 sq. ft. home with a spacious floor plan, featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Enjoy the beautiful engineered hardwood flooring throughout main areas, and tiled floors in the bathrooms and entrance. The kitchen features soft close cabinetry with quartz countertops and a large eating island, accented by custom tiled backsplash.There are built-in pot lights which brighten up the room and modern lighting over the island.

Coffered 10 ft ceilings are a highlight in the great room with a built-in fireplace which you can cozy up to. There are large windows and doors off of the great room that lead to a large covered back deck.

A vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom is a custom feature in this home for sale. The luxurious five-piece ensuite has a large soaker tub and two sinks. A large walk-in closet is also part of the master suite and features built-in shelving. A peaceful sanctuary to retreat to at any time of the day!

Landscaping has been completed along with an underground sprinkler system for low maintenance.

New price: $825,000  This home in the exclusive Hampton Gate area of Crown Isle is available for occupancy immediately.

Contact Bert Jaeger, Realtor at Crown Isle Realty Ltd. for more information. 
Cell: 250.898.9128 

Email: bjaeger@crownisle.com

Sep 24, 2018

A New Season Brings New Window Covering Needs

As the season’s change your window covering needs can change as well. Will you want to allow more light in during the shorter, darker winter days? Would you like to cozy up your space with draperies, while adding an extra layer of insulation to your windows?

The right window coverings can not only look great but can save you money on your energy bill, by letting in more light or helping keep your home warmer or cooler depending on the season.

If you’re ready for a change, contact the experts at Budget Blinds of the North Island.

They offer complimentary in-home consultations to help determine the right products for your home’s specific needs.

Budget Blinds’ Style Consultants are available in Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River and the surrounding areas. Request a free in-home consultation today.

Or for more information, visit the showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay or call 250.338.8564.

Sep 14, 2018

Real Estate Sales Activity Increases in the Crown Isle Community

Fall has arrived in the Crown Isle Community and the real estate market has picked back up. Crown Isle Realty Ltd. has had a busy last month with eight sales in the past 30 days, including Integra's latest Show Home in Hampton Gate.

Prices in the Crown Isle Community are reasonable, especially when comparing them to Victoria, Vancouver, the lower mainland or the Kelowna and Kamloops area.

If you are seeking to build a new custom home, custom builders including Homes by Crown Isle would be more than happy to assist you in building your dream home.

If you are seeking a pre-owned home, Crown Isle Realty Ltd. can show you what is available now, or you can receive up to date reports on the newest homes for sale that come up within the Crown Isle community.

Here is an excerpt from one of our long time residents, “We enjoy the walkability and tranquility of the area. We can walk to the local grocery store, the Crown Isle clubhouse or just enjoy an evening stroll. There is a great mix of families here, not just retirees. Living at Crown Isle promotes a healthy and active lifestyle.” Read more from Lee and Dianne here.

Seeking more information about real estate and homes for sale in the Crown Isle Community? Contact Bert Jaeger, Realtor at Crown Isle Realty Ltd.   Cell: 250.898.9128 Email: bjaeger@crownisle.com

Sep 13, 2018

The Ridge in Courtenay Celebrates With a Neighbourhood Block Party

The Ridge CourtenayThe Ridge in Courtenay recently held their second annual summer block party. The event took place at the large upper park within The Ridge community. This event is sponsored by the developer and brings together neighbours and friends to enjoy time together.

The food was barbecued by the local residents and homemade goodies were baked and brought by many of the homeowners. 

The Lance LaPoint band kept everyone dancing and up on their feet and even the little ones were jumping around to the music. Approximately 150 people attended the party which started in the afternoon and went on into the evening. 

Living at The Ridge is truly a unique experience. Neighbours become friends and welcome all new residents to the area. With front porches on many of homes, walking trails and parks, the community is designed to create a welcoming neighbourhood.

Come and see for yourself. Take a drive through The Ridge, one of the newest housing developments in the Comox Valley and you will find people eager to share their experiences about living at The Ridge.

Learn more at TheRidgeBC.com.

Sep 10, 2018

Townhomes for Sale in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island

Construction of Parkside Lifestyle Homes in Courtenay is well underway. Phases 1 and 2 have sold and developers are now taking deposits on Phase 3 townhomes. Their show home will be open as of October 1st and Realtor Art Meyers invites you to tour the spacious 1,220 sq.ft. two-storey homes for sale.

The townhomes offer three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, with an open style 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 more. Each townhome features a neighbourly front porch and a back yard, perfect for enjoying the natural park -ike setting.

Parkside Lifestyle Homes in the Comox Valley is a new family oriented development located in Courtenay, BC, close to schools, shopping, the downtown area and recreational activities. These units can be purchased as an investment and then rented out, or as a primary residence. One pet per home is permitted.

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 and 10-year Structural coverage

Prices of these townhomes start at $379,900.

Contact:  Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley   
Cell: 250-207-1879
Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca

New rules from the Real Estate Council of BC came into effect in June of 2018. These documents are important for you to read and review prior to entering into any Contract of Purchase and Sale.

Sep 04, 2018

Enjoy Ocean View Luxury at The Gales in Ladysmith

The Gales in Ladysmith, a luxury ocean view development on Vancouver Island, has two new patio homes for sale - Units 18 and 19 - which are both offered at $629,000. 

These patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft. three bedroom, two bathroom single storey homes, and they are built as a side-by-side duplex.

These well-designed homes offer large kitchens with large islands and lots of cabinet space. Each master bedroom offers a five-piece ensuite, and access to expansive patios. 

All of the patio and condominium homes at The Gales are finished to exacting standards by award-winning GNB Builders, and are Built Green certified to platinum status. These luxury ocean view homes offer sweeping views, easy access to the historic Ladysmith downtown, and the surrounding beaches, forest trails and more.

Number 18 is now open for viewing as a show home. For more information on these homes or to arrange a tour, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 250.245.0545.

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