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Jan 22, 2020

Make the Move to Vancouver Island This Year

Will 2020 mean a move for your family? Is it time to make the leap to Vancouver Island?

The Ridge is a new home development in Courtenay which has already welcomed more than 100 homeowners from other areas of Vancouver Island, BC, Alberta and beyond. This welcoming oceanview community is located in Courtenay, BC, on the east coast of Vancouver Island.

The popular Comox Valley is now home to 66,000 people and growing every year. Newcomers are attracted to this area of Vancouver Island by its amenities and services, the stunning nature, and some of the warmest weather in Canada.

The Comox Valley is very liveable, with big city amenities including a new hospital, a college campus, numerous golf courses, and an active arts and cultural scene. In addition, enjoy the natural surroundings that only Vancouver Island can provide, with world class alpine skiing at Mount Washington, warm sandy beaches, bike paths and hiking trails, and world famous fishing and boating opportunities at your doorstep.

The Comox Airport (YQQ) keeps you connected to the rest of the world with frequent, daily service to Vancouver, Calgary, and beyond. The Comox Valley is home to the dynamic City of Courtenay, the quaint seaside Town of Comox, and historic Village of Cumberland.

Read more about why The Ridge residents enjoy living in the Comox Valley, and why they chose to build their new home in this master-planned community.

More than 100 new homes have already been completed, and Phase 3A is now selling. Now is the time to make your move to The Ridge. Their selected preferred builders are ready to work with you to personalize and build your dream home. If you’re ready to make the move now, plan to tour some of the homes for sale that are nearing completion.

For more information, regarding available lots and homes for sale in Phase 3A of The Ridge, contact developer Bruce Clapham:
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Dec 18, 2019

More New Homes Being Built in Phase 3A of The Ridge in Courtenay

Phase 3A is the newest part of The Ridge development in Courtenay BC. It's a busy place these days, with 15 new homes under construction by their preferred builders. These homes are located in a scenic part of The Ridge, with mountain and ocean views, surrounded by green space. 

Candor Developments, one of the preferred builders, is currently building a rancher-style home on a lot that backs onto a forested park and has forest on two sides. The foundation has been completed and construction is underway. 

This 1,652 sq. ft. 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom home is located at 3305 Harbourview Boulevard. The floor plan includes an open-concept kitchen and great room with a focal point fireplace. The kitchen includes a large island and will be finished with shaker cabinets.

This home offers a two-car garage and parking for two additional cars in the driveway. Appliances, landscaping, fencing, heat pump, and HRV are all included. 

This home is scheduled to be completed in May 2020. Price: $695,000

To arrange for a viewing and to find out more about this rancher style home or other homes for sale at The Ridge contact: Richelle Newson at RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty at Email:hello@realestatebyrichelle.com Cell: 778.977.2029. 

Candor Developments is known for their quality and workmanship, and has five other lots available in Phase 3A with multiple floor plans to choose from. For more information on these lotes, contact Isaac Bale at Candor Developments Inc. 

Email: info@candordevelopments.ca 
Cell: 778.995.2529

Or contact The Ridge regarding available lots and homes for sale in Phase 3A of The Ridge.  

Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Dec 18, 2019

It's Easy to Find Your Local Vancouver Island Budget Blinds

From South to North, Budget Blinds has you - and your windows - covered on Vancouver Island.

Wherever you are located on Vancouver Island, the professional service and great prices that Budget Blinds provides are easy to find.

From the Cowichan Valley in the south, to Nanaimo-Oceanside, and north to the Comox Valley and Campbell River, Budget Blinds locations are owned and operated by David and Tara Anderson. The couple live and work on Vancouver Island, and are excited to serve their customers along with a professional staff of design consultants and installers.

If you’re ready to start the new year with a new look, get in touch with your local Budget Blinds location today, and book a free in-home consultation. You’ll work with a designer to find the best look for your lifestyle and budget.

Call them today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:

Cowichan Valley
Showroom: #19 High Street Ladysmith, BC
Call: 250.924.0249

Call 250.751.8564

North Island
Showroom: #8 2663 Kilpatrick Ave, Courtenay, BC


Dec 07, 2019

The Ridge Has Several New Houses Ready For You To Make Your Home

All of the preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC now have homes under construction and many of these new homes are almost ready for you to move in!

Coastal Custom Homes is one of these preferred builders, who have been building at The Ridge since 2017. They currently have a rancher-style home under construction which is unique because of the solar panels installed on the roof. This is one of the first new homes in the Comox Valley to feature solar panels.

This 1,551 sq. ft. single storey home features an open concept floor plan. The centre piece of any home is the kitchen, and this one does not disappoint, with stained shaker cabinets, granite countertops, marble backsplash and a large island complete with a seating area. White oak engineered flooring provides a timeless look in the living room, dining room and kitchen.

The master suite features a large walk-in closet and a spa-like ensuite. Cozy up to the see-through gas fireplace in either the master bedroom or living room.

Another unique feature of this home is the storage area accessible from the garage. This unfinished space beneath the house covers the entire 1,551 sq. ft. and has a six-foot ceiling. This area is perfect for storing recreational and seasonal items, or use it as a wine cellar.

This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, BC, will be ready for occupancy this month. 

Price: $670,000.

If you are interested in having a tour of this new home contact Dean Vershuur at Coastal Custom Homes
Cell: 250-465-2205

Or contact The Ridge regarding available lots and homes in Phase 3A of The Ridge.
Developer Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Nov 28, 2019

Learn More About Available Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith

There are currently two homes for sale within The Gales community in Ladysmith. Realtor Keith Mazurenko has two listings featuring a new construction home, as well as re-sell home in the ocean view community. 

Unit 21 at 626 Farrell Road is a gorgeous 3 bedroom, 2 bath rancher with an open layout. A highlight of this home is the 5 piece master ensuite. This new single-family home offers 1,818 sq ft and a double car garage. This new home at The Gales is currently listed at 649,900.
Suite #5 at 626 Farrell Road in Ladysmith offers more than 2,800 sq ft on the main floor and walk-out basement. This level entry home offers stunning ocean views, which can be enjoyed through floor to ceiling windows and from your expansive patios. This home features luxury finishes throughout. The main floor offers two bedrooms and a den, and another bedroom is located on the lower floor. The private backyard is an added bonus for this home built by award-winning GNB Builders. This home is currently listed at $749,900.
For more information on these homes or future plans at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty Ladysmith at 250.245.0545.

Nov 27, 2019

Learn more about the Preferred Builders at The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge BCThe Ridge in Courtenay, BC is seeing an influx of families moving into their new home community. They often move from Metro Vancouver, other areas of BC, Alberta and beyond to enjoy the stunning scenery, recreaional opportunities and temperate climate.

To make building your new home as seamless as possible, Buckstone Investments Inc., the developer of The Ridge, has partnered with several preferred builders to ensure that everyone moving into a new home at The Ridge has easy access to reputable builders.

One of these preferred builders, Grand Legacy Homes, currently has two new homes under construction and for sale at The Ridge:

Located at 3318 Harbourview Blvd. this 1,620 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow-style home offers three bedrooms and two full baths. Features ofthe deluxe home include an open concept kitchen, natural gas fireplace, a double car garage and more. This home will be ready for occupancy in the Spring of 2020.
Price $659,000

At 4136 Chancellor Crescent, the second featured home offers more than 3,000 sq. ft. in a desirable rancher-style design with a walk-out basement. This lower level walk-out area will include a private two-bedroom secondary suite, with its own private entrance. From this home, you'll enjoy the panoramic views of the ocean and mainland mountains.
Price $749,900

For more information or to arrange a tour, contact realtor Christiaan Horsfall Personal Real Estate Corporation, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Direct: 250.702.7150 Office: 250.339.2021
Email: christiaan@comoxvalleyrealty.com

OR contact the builder Grand Legacy Homes, Wayne Schick
Cell: 250.702.2251
Email: wayne@grandlegacy.ca

Come to The Ridge and see for yourself, why homeowners “Love Living at The Ridge!” Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about newly available homes and lots in Phase 3A.

Contact Bruce Clapham Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Nov 14, 2019

Stay Warm This Winter With New Window Coverings From Budget Blinds - On Sale Now!

As temperatures drop, have you considered how your window treatments affect the energy efficiency of your home? The right window coverings can save you money on your heating bills this winter, and Budget Blinds of the North Island has all of the options your home needs.

Research shows that as much as 50 per cent of a home's heating energy can be lost through its windows. So rather than cranking up your heat (and your bills), let Budget Blinds help with a versatile selection of blinds, shades, shutters, and window film that are both practical and energy efficient, while also stylish.

Many experts agree that an average house with 15 windows, properly equipped with energy efficient window coverings, can achieve an annual energy savings of approximately $150.

With Budget Blinds of the North Island now offering a $350 rebate for every $1,000 spent on custom window coverings, now is the time to ensure your home both looks great and is cozy over the chilly winter months.

Contact them today to set up an in-home consultation with a design expert: 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.

Nov 12, 2019

Take a Look At Two of The 15 New Homes Now Under Construction at The Ridge in Courtenay

Currently more than 15 new homes are being built at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. These new designer homes vary in size and design, with some ready for quick possession. 

These homes are under construction in Phase 3A - with 48 new lots available in this phase, our preferred builders are keeping busy. These Comox Valley homes for sale feature stunning ocean and mountain views. Enjoy views of the Coast Mountain Range, Comox Bay and the Comox Marina from your new home. Regardless of the size of your family, there is something for everyone at The Ridge!

There are five preferred builders at The Ridge to choose from, or bring your builder of choice. One of these preferred builders, Lawmar Contracting Ltd. currently has two new constuction homes for sale at The Ridge:

3309 Harbourview Blvd. is a 1,614 sq. ft. rancher/-style home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Highlights include heated flooring, quartz countertops, heat pump and heat recovery ventilation (HRV), Hardi-plank siding, a double car garage and more.
Price: $669,900

3322 Harbourview Blvd. is a 3,190 sq. ft. home with a main level entry floor plan offering a full walk-out basement. This home will feature a separate one-bedroom legal suite. There is a two-car garage and additional space for parking in the driveway.
Price: $799,900

To arrange for a viewing and to find out more about occupancy dates for these Lawmar Contracting homes for sale on Vancouver Island contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtor Tracy Fogtmann at tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca or phone 250.331.1544

Or, contact the developer directly regarding available lots and homes in Phase 3A of The Ridge.
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Oct 28, 2019

Add Home Technology From Budget Blinds to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Secure

While most of us know about smart speakers and thermostats for updating our home technology, we often forget that window coverings can also be automated to enhance the comfort and security of your home.

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island is a leader in automation for window coverings as well as other home technology.

The Smart Home Collection by Budget Blinds includes brands like Somfy®, SONOS, and other top tech brands to offer homeowners a suite of state-of-the-art, intuitive solutions for today’s modern home. You can control your window coverings, lighting, climate, home security and entertainment systems, with the push of a button from your smart device, handheld remote control, or keypad. 

And of course Budget Blinds can work with your existing window coverings to retrofit them with new technology. Motorized retrofit solutions offer significant savings compared to an all-new motorized system, and allow you to program window coverings on timers to open and close at specific times during the day to help save on energy costs. You can even select from several control options- from wireless wall switches to hand-held remotes!

Motorized window treatments allow you to control and schedule the positioning of your window coverings for enhanced, on-demand privacy, and since they are cordless, they provide a safer environment for children and pets. Motorized window treatments also include unique sensors that allow you to increase energy efficiency by automatically adjusting your window coverings with rising temperatures. 

Find the technology you want at your locally-owned Vancouver Island Budget Blinds store. Budget Blinds of the North Island is located in Courtenay and serves Campbell River, The Comox Valley and surrounding communities.

Contact them today at 250.338.8564, visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue, Courtenay, or request a free in-home consultation online.


Oct 25, 2019

The Gales in Ladysmith Has Two New Luxury Homes for Sale

There are currently two new luxury homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith. Realtor Keith Mazurenko has two newly built oceanview homes for sale in this community of luxury homes in Ladysmith on central Vancouver Island. 

Unit #19 is listed at $629,900. This luxury 1,820 sq ft single storey home offers ocean views. Enter into the grand foyer of this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home, 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. 

Recently completed, Unit #21 is now listed for sale at $649,900. This new home offers 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 with a natural gas fireplace, a king-sized master suite with a five-piece ensuite and much more. The chef's kitchen offers plenty of space for storage, food prep and entertaining.

Located at 626 Farrell Drive in Ladysmith, these homes are built to "Built Green Platinum" standard ensuring air quality, livability, low energy costs and high quality construction. All homes at The Gales are built by award-winning GNB Builders. The master-planned residential community of The Gales is just minutes from forested trails, beaches, and a number of golf courses. This real estate development is located 10 minutes from the Nanaimo airport and an hour from the city of 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

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