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Jun 18, 2018

New Ranchers/Bungalows for Sale in Courtenay, BC

Rivers Edge ConstructionConstruction is now underway for two bungalow style homes in Phase 4 of The Ridge at RiversEdge, a quiet location by the Puntledge River in Courtenay, BC. The new homes will be 1,600 and 1,900 square feet in size and are on situated on large lots in the beautiful Comox Valley. These rancher style homes are expected to be completed in late summer of 2018.

Ten lots will be built on in this phase and an additional 10 homes are expected to be built to complete this 20-lot subdivision. The developer will be building on all the lots in this project. The Ridge at RiversEdge is a well-established development with many phases having been completed over the past several years.

For more information on these new homes for sale in Courtenay, BC, on beautiful Vancouver Island, contact:
Realtor Art Meyers Cell: 250.207.1879
Royal LePage in the Comox Valley: 250.334.3124

Jun 13, 2018

Hit the Vancouver Island Golf Trail From Your Home at The Gales in Ladysmith

Vancouver Island is a famous golf destination and the summer season brings out the best conditions to hit the links.

Located conveniently in the middle of the action, the real estate development of The Gales in the Town of Ladysmith offers easy access to golf courses in Victoria, Nanaimo and between.

Some of these courses are renowned members of the Vancouver Island Golf Trail, including Bear MountainArbutus Ridge and the Cowichan Golf Club, while still others offer family friendly options, waterfront signature holes, and peaceful forested fairways.

From your home base in Ladysmith, you can also launch a kayak from a beach or boat launch after your golf round! Living at your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to the action. Or choose to relax and soak in the sunshine from your ocean view decks. 

For more information or to schedule a private viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR®
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca

Jun 08, 2018

Celebrate Father's Day in the Comox Valley

Father’s Day in the Comox Valley offers a myriad of choices to treat dad.

The Annual Kite Fly takes place at Goose Spit from 12-2:30, with plenty of prizes up for grabs. Enjoy a day at the beach and a fun family activity.

Other exciting events the Father’s Day Concert on the Green at Marina Park in Comox, The Comox by the Sea Celebration at Filberg Park, and the Simms Summer Concert Series kicks off at Simms Millennium Park in Courtenay. Or play a round of golf at a challenging championship course or a family friendly par-3, take in a hike or bike ride on one of many world famous trails, or enjoy  a meal or a pint at a local resturant or brewery.

And if this is home, top off the day with a father’s day cookout in your own backyard. Imagine wrapping up a busy day grilling dinner on your mountain or ocean view patio at The Ridge in the Courtenay.

However you celebrate, be sure to remember dad on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.

Jun 07, 2018

Save on Energy Efficient Lutron Shades at Budget Blinds in Courtenay

Budget Blinds of the North Island is having a sale on Lutron shades this June. Enjoy these energy-saving shade solutions in your home and save the tax this month. You’ll also receive a free lighting control bundle with every purchase and a free Lutron Light Bridge Pro with purchases over $1,000.

Lutron shades allow natural light to warm your home in the winter, while blocking out the heat in the summer months. They can also be used to protect furniture, artwork, flooring and more from the sun’s damaging rays.

With Lutron’s automation systems, you can set your blinds to adjust automatically throughout the day, providing better security and light regulation throughout your home.

Looking for a different product? Budget Blinds will pay the tax on every order in June, so now is the time to save on the right window coverings for your home.

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 them at 250.338.8564 or request a free in-home consultation online.


May 30, 2018

Alberta Family Builds a Unique, Multi-Generational New Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

We recently spoke with one family about their decision to move to the Comox Valley, and specifically to The Ridge, from Alberta:

Jodi and Michael were looking to move to Vancouver Island where they could have easy access to enjoy their hobbies of mountain biking and skiing. They also wanted to build a new home to share with Michael’s parents, who are in their 70s.

They researched the areas of Victoria and the Comox Valley, and chose the Comox Valley because of the close accessibility to biking and skiing at Mount Washington. They chose The Ridge development in Courtenay because they really liked the ocean and mountain views, the spaciousness of the neighbourhood and the walking trails. They felt welcomed by the friendly neighbours and they appreciate the lack of traffic noise and lack of light pollution.

As well, the cost of building a new home to suite their unique needs was more affordable at The Ridge than it was in Victoria. The two couples wanted to build a duplex, with a custom design for their extended family's needs and they found the perfect duplex lot at The Ridge. They built a single-storey bunaglow on one side for Michael’s parents and a two-storey home on the other side for themselves. 

The two families are now happily settled in their new custom home at The Ridge built by one of their preferred builders, Lawmar Contracting.

Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” and receive more information about their next phase of lots, which will be available in late 2018.

For more information contact, Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588.

May 28, 2018

New Home Construction Continues as Crown Isle's Prestwick on The Rise Townhomes are Built

Construction continues as the walls are up and trusses are being installed on Homes by Crown Isle's "Prestwick on the RISE" Four-Plex in Phase II of the RISE development on Crown Isle property on the north side of Ryan Road in Courtenay.

Construction is scheduled to be complete in September. Views of the Coastal Mountains and the Salish Sea from the second floor are amazing. Currently, two of the four units have accepted offers, leaving just Units B & D available. These remaining townhomes vary in size from 1,666 to 1,877 sq. ft. and prices are $489,900 and $529,900.

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

Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate    
Cell: 250.207.0070

Sandy Bain, Realtor   
Office (250) 703-5054

May 21, 2018

New Rancher/Bungalow-Style Homes for Sale in Courtenay

Realtor Art Meyers Art Meyers, a licensed Realtor with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley has been representing Southwind Developments for over 10 years, as the realtor for these popular rancher/bungalow style homes at The Ridge at RiversEdge in Courtenay.

Ten new lots have recently received registration and 10 more lots are expected to be added to complete the lastest 20 lot subdivision on this 5.24-acre site located near the Puntledge River. Single-family homes will be built on these oversized lots. Two homes, built in a single-storey rancher/bungalow style, will be the first homes to be built on the site. The homes will range in size from 1,600 sq. ft. to 1,900 sq. ft. Construction of new homes is expected to begin very soon.

Contact Art Meyers for more information, plans and pricing on these beautiful new bungalow style homes for sale in Courtenay.

Art Meyers Cell: 250.207.1879
Royal LePage in the Comox Valley: 250.334.3124

May 18, 2018

Preferred Builder Candor Developments Has a New Show Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

Candor is one of the newest custom builders at The Ridge and they have a two-storey, 1,784 sq. ft. home under construction at 3399 Harbourview Boulevard. This home features open concept living on the main floor with 15’ vaulted ceilings in the great room. Upstairs offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry area. This home has a completion date of September/October, 2018.

Open House at 3408 Harbourview Boulevard, Courtenay, BC

Candor will be holding an open house, every FridaySaturday and Sunday starting May 11 through June 3, from 12 to 4pm. Come by and tour this spacious, bright and elegant one-level home.

At Candor Developments, owners Isaac Bale and Clayton Frank understand that building homes is more than just a process of construction. When working with a client to build their dream home, they strive to make that experience as easy as possible. Their homes are built with the same integrity, honesty and strength that their name suggests. Candor is a company built on 20 years of construction experience.

Contact: Candor Developments for more information or for a private viewing
Email: info@candordevelopments.ca
Cell:  778- 995-2529


May 16, 2018

New Comox Valley Real Estate Coming to Crown Isle

Road works and site preparation are now underway for two new subdivisions in the Crown Isle Golf Course and Resort Community.

The RISE Phase III & IV (69 Lots total) are scheduled to be completed sometime in June or early July and the final extension of Crown Isle Drive - Cambridge Park Estates Phases V & VI (67 Lots total) - is following close behind, with registration expected in the late fall.

Lot prices in The Rise start at $195,000, while lot prices in Cambridge Park Estates start at $250,000.

For more details on these and other real estate opportunities in Crown Isle, contact Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate, or Bert Jaeger, Realtor for Crown Isle Realty Ltd.

Both Jason and Bert are true experts in the Crown Isle Community, having both started their careers at Crown Isle as golf professionals nearly 20 years ago before moving into the Real Estate Division. They live, work and play golf in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community and know about everything it has to offer.

Between them, they have 40 years of combined experience working for Crown Isle, and are familiar with the community history as well as what is planned for the future.  No one knows Crown Isle like they do!

For more information on Comox Valley real estate on Vancouver Island, contact:

Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate    
Cell: 250.207.0070

Bert Jaeger, Realtor   
Cell: 250.898.9128

May 14, 2018

Spring is in Full Bloom in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island

It's spring on Vancouver Island and that means flowers are blooming! One particular plant in the Town of Ladysmith is gaining international attention. The more-than-a-century-old shrub, locally known as “Lady Cynthia,” has been attracting international acclaim and visitors after it was listed as one of the most beautiful trees in the world by a number of online publications last year (even though it’s not technically a tree). This massive rhododendron has been blooming on the same hilltop since 1889.

For most of the year, Lady Cynthia just looks like a large, green shrub. But, for approximately two weeks in early May the rhododendron becomes a remarkable sight when it reaches full bloom. Now that it’s in full bloom again, the Town of Ladysmith, B.C., located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, is preparing for another influx of tourists.

Tourists visiting Ladysmith can also enjoy beachcombing, walking trails and the historic downtown, all of which are stunning in the spring sunshine! Residents of Ladysmith can enjoy all of this beauty and more, year-round. 

Establish your roots at the Gales in Ladysmith and plant your own spring garden with a view of the ocean. The luxury townhomes at The Gales offer spacious designs and luxury finishings. Generous balconies and patios offer sunny ocean and mountain views. Unit 17 is new a 2,600 sq. ft. 3-bedroom home currently listed for sale at $649,900.

Vancouver Island real estate is just one click away, find your perfect property at 1stView.ca

Contact 1stView.ca

Office Phone: 250-338-5466

Courtenay, British Columbia