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Aug 18, 2019

You'll Appreciate the Value of the Spacious 3-Bedroom Homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes in Courtenay

Courtenay new townhomes for saleThe new homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes offer tremendous value to their owners, as they are well-priced, spacious and ideally located in the city of Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

Visit an open house at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes or schedule a private tour, and see for yourself the value that these new homes will bring your family for years to come. 

Here are just some of the highlights of these affordable, family-friendly townhomes in West Courtenay:

  • Location! Situated next to Tarling Park at the end of a no-through road, close to schools and downtown Courtenay
  • ​Built Green Certification protects the environment and your investement
  • ​3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1,220 sq. ft.
  • Gas furnace
  • Open concept floor plan throughout the main floor kitchen, dining and living rooms
  • Private outdoor deck with a natural gas BBQ hookup 
  • Six appliances included
  • Window coverings included throughout the home
  • A front-entry garage and private driveway with room for additional parking
  • An extra large crawl space, ideal for storage

These new townhomes in Courtenay are selling quickly. Phase 3 has just three townhomes left for sale! Prices start at $364,840.

Living so close to the forest helps to improve the area's air quality, reduces temperatures and provides a sense of well being. Living next to the park is also perfect for dog owners, and families with children, who want to get out and explore.

Built Green Silver certification means that you will have lower heating and electrical costs every year.

Also keeeping costs low, the strata fee is only $135 per month. 

Location, quality and energy efficiency are three of the top reasons make one the few remaining homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes your own.

The show home is located at 2109-13th Street, Unit #16  in Courtenay, BC. Hours: 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday

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


Note: Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

Aug 14, 2019

New Homes Available at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

There are now new, ready-to-move-in homes available from the premier builders at The Ridge in Courtenay. From young families to active retirees, people are relocating to this welcoming master-planned new community in Courtenay, B.C. Home buyers are moving from other areas of the Comox Valley as well as from other cities and provinces to enjoy this peaceful, welcoming and scenic neighbourhood. Tour The Ridge and see for yourself why residents “Love Living at The Ridge!”

These homes for sale have been recently completed by preferred builders at The Ridge and are ready for their new homeowners: 

Builder: Candor Developments Inc.
Home #1 - 4199 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,508 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
Priced at $739,000
MLS #458779
For more information on Candor’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtors Richelle Newson at richelle@marcvilla.com, Phone 778.977.2029 and Marc Villanueva at marc@marcvilla.com, Phone 250-702-6560.

Builder: Candor Developments Inc.
Home #2 - 3404 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,372 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
Priced at $749,000
MLS # 458770
For more information on Candor’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtors Richelle Newson at richelle@marcvilla.com, Phone 778.977.2029 and Marc Villanueva at marc@marcvilla.com, Phone 250-702-6560.

Builder: Lawmar Contracting Ltd.
Home #3 - 4196 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,795 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
For sale, priced at $775,000
MLS #451057
For more information on Lawmar’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtor Tracy Fogtmann at tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca, Phone 250.331.1544


Aug 12, 2019

Enjoy an Active Lifetstyle Year Round in Ladysmith

Home buyers looking to relocate to BC are considering smaller communities on Vancouver Island and real estate sales in locations such as Ladysmith are seeing the benefits. Active retirees especially are making up a large portion of new residents in smaller Vancouver Island communities, and builders are developing homes designed to take advantage of what the Island lifestyle has to offer.

Many people are relocating from the expensive Vancouver and Victoria real estate markets to Ladysmith for a break from both big city life and big city real estate prices. People are also moving from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Buyers tend to be active and want to live in Ladysmith to enjoy the warmer weather and lifestyle.

With year-round outdoor activities and adventures to be enjoyed in one of Canada's most temperate climates, Ladysmith offers a host of things to do. From a walk on one of the many local beaches to leisurely strolls through pristine forest right at your back door, nature is easy to find. Meanwhile, the town of Ladysmith offers convenience without the fast pace of a large urban centre. The relaxed and friendly lifestyle in Ladysmith will leave you as refreshed as you are after a walk in one of the many local parks.

Nestled between the sea and the mountains is The Gales in Ladysmith - a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here you can relax surrounded by nature, in a home and community where the great outdoors is in harmony with the great indoors. This place is The Gales, a luxury new-home development in Ladysmith with ocean and mountain views.

Contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko to learn about available new homes in this ocean-view community.

Jul 30, 2019

New Listings Available at The Gales in Ladysmith

Realtor Keith Mazurenko now has three homes for sale in the prestigious oceanview development of The Gales in Ladysmoth on central Vancouver Island. There are currently two new homes available, as well as one duplex-style rancher with a walk out basement built in 2007.

Located at 626 Farrell Drive in Ladysmith, all three homes are built to "Built Green Platinum" so you know that air quality, livability, low energy costs and high quality construction are assured under this exclusive program. The master planned resitnial community of The Gales is just minutes from forested trails, beaches, and a number of golf courses. These homes are located 10 minutes from the Nanaimo airport and an hour from Victoria.

Built in 2007, Unit #5 is listed at $769,900. This home offers 3,093 sq ft of space with a level-entry main floor and walkout basement. A double attached garage is also included. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this home luxury home is impeccably finished. With expansive ocean views, a large deck, patio and a yard, you'll have plenty fo choice when its time to enjoy warm summer evenings outdoors. 

A new, never lived in home, Unit #19 is listed at $609,900. This luxury 1,820 sq ft rancher/bungalow-style home offers ocean views. From the moment you enter the grand foyer of this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom homes you'll appreciate the high-end finishings. Hardwood and tile, heated bathroom floors, amazing cabinetry and granite/quartz counters, a gorgeous ensuite and beautiful fireplace feature wall. 

Now under construction, Unit 21 is listed at $649,900. Offering 1,818 sq ft of living space including 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this open layout home offers a great room style living space with a natural gas fireplace, a King-sized master suite with a five-piece ensuite and much more.

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

Jul 26, 2019

Keep Cool this Summer With the Right Window Coverings From Budget Blinds

As the summer heats up, consider what your window coverings are doing to keep you cool. Windows are a key component of the energy efficiency of your home, and the right window treatments from Budget Blinds of the North Island can be a great way to improve the heating or cooling of your home. Blinds, shades, shutters and drapes all provide effective insulation to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Budget Blinds has a variety of window treatment options to choose from, to ensure your home is both comfortable and looks great! One popular option is cellular shades, with their honeycomb-shaped pockets which keep air from escaping or entering your home, protecting you from the elements.

Window film is also a great way to deflect nearly all of the damaging UV rays that fade and damage flooring and furniture, while also keeping the heat out of your home. Optional motorization on blinds lets you set your blinds on a timer, meaning even while you're away at work or on vacation, your blinds will open and close at the best time to keep the heat in or out.

Not sure what blinds, shades, shutters, or drapes might work best for your home? Schedule a free consultation with a Budget Blinds designer, who can help you choose the window treatments that work best with your home to create a comfortable environment for your family and guests while also providing you with long-term energy savings.

Contact them today to get started!

Jul 25, 2019

This Family Has So Many Reasons to Love Living at The Ridge

Residents of The Ridge in Courtenay have many reasons to "Love living at The Ridge."

One couple, Brianna and Jeremy, told 1stView about many of the benefits their family enjoys in their new home at The Ridge. They moved into their new custom home at The Ridge in March, 2019.

The couple said they looking for a safe and quiet neighbourhood for their family and their two young children. They bought a home built by one of The Ridge's preferred builders, Brando Construction. 

“We were looking at quite a few homes in different locations and the first time we visited The Ridge we fell in love with it, because of the layout of the neighbourhood, the walking trails for our dog, and the amazing mountain and ocean views. We can even see the Mainland mountains from here! We immediately enjoyed a very welcoming feeling driving into The Ridge."

The family enjoys the easy access to outdoor activities, and have noticed their neighbours are also busy exploring the Comox Valley.

“We love being outdoors! Most of the places we like to go to - like Comox Lake and Cumberland - are only a 15 minute drive away. We often see like-minded neighbours getting ready to pursue their favorite outdoor activities on the weekends."

Additionally their new home is close to all of the day-to-day needs:

“The Ridge is also close to grocery stores, shopping and the airport is only 20 minutes away. I travel frequently for work and easy and quick access to the Comox Valley Airport is important," Brianna explained.

And the community has quickly become home for the entire family, thanks to friendly neighbours and community amenities.

“There is a relaxed atmosphere in the neighbourhood, and strong sense of community. Last night we went to the local park here, only a few minutes from our home and there were four other families at the park. The kids ran towards each other and played together and we had a visit with the neighbours. Even though we have only been here a few months, we all know each other’s names, the childrens’ names and we even know the dogs’ names! Our children feel very comfortable going to the park, and we know that they are safe in our neighbourhood. We visit the park daily and sometimes multiple times in the same day.

“Soccer, lacrosse and frisbee activities are frequently played in the park and it is also a great area to play with our dog. We often see celebrations being held in the park as well. We feel a great sense of community here. 

“Life at The Ridge is very family-friendly, there is a nice mix of young families who interact with each other, retirees and other residents of all ages. There are very few vehicles on the roads - only neighbourhood traffic - and the roundabouts help calm the traffic. 

“When I walk the dog, even early in the morning, I say ‘hi’ to at least 10 people. We have the best neighbours and we have quickly become friends."

Brianna & Jeremy, residents at THE RIDGE.





Jul 17, 2019

Four Townhomes for Sale in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island

Looking to purchase a new town home in a perfect Courtenay location? Parkside Lifestyle Homes is located at the end of a no-through street with no drive-through traffic. Located adjacent to Tarling Park, a natural forest, this location also offers homeowners scenic views from the property. These new townhomes for sale are located very close to downtown, many amenities and to the schools in the area.

They have one unit left in the fourplex which backs onto Tarling Park, which will give the homeowner a quiet, peaceful view from their backyard. There are also three duplex style units left. The floorplans are spacious and feature three bedrooms, three baths, six appliances, window coverings, a large crawl space and a garage. 

Parkside Lifestyle Homes, a new townhome project in Courtenay BC has received BUILT GREEN CANADA® certification. These energy efficient townhomes offer the benefit of long term cost savings on water, electricity and gas bills saving between $300 - $500 per year. As the new homeowner of this BUILT GREEN CERTIFIED® townhome, you will enjoy a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact and lower maintenance costs.

These townhomes/duplexes are available to purchase for your primary residence or you can purchase it as an investment and rent it out.

The strata fee for a home in Parkside Lifestyle Homes is an affordable $135 per month! Guest parking and a private small park with picnic tables for residents only are also located within the property. Proudly built by award winning Nicon Developments Ltd.

Prices range from $364,900 to $369,900. A show home is open from 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday, located at 2109 13th Street in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island.

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

Note: prices and availability subject to change without notice
Posted on July 17, 2019

Jul 07, 2019

The Ridge in Courtenay Has Mountain and Ocean View Lots for Sale

Are you thinking of moving to Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia? Consider making your new home in the community of The Ridge in Courtenay, in the beautiful Comox Valley. This quiet and scenic neighbourhood is located close to community amenities, shopping and access to outdoor activities. The community offers panoramic mountain and ocean views, with new homes being built to take best advantage of these amazing views.

The Ridge is a residential community where you can choose your ideal building lot, the perfect home design and your own builder! You may choose from one of the community's preferred builders or choose a different builder. The devleopers and builders will help your family find the right lot for the type of home that you want to build. You may choose to build a rancher or bungalow-style home, a two-storey home or a home with a walk-out basement. The Ridge is zoned to accommodate secondary suites, great for extended family, guests or rentals as a mortgage helper.

Phase 3 has recently been released and there are many new available lots to choose from.

The developers would be happy to send you information regarding location, lot sizes and dimensions. If you are in the neighbourhood, they would love to give you a tour!

Residents “Love living at The Ridge”. To find out more about the friendly and welcoming community at The Ridge, contact them today.

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

Jun 28, 2019

Set Your Sites on a Vancouver Island Golfer's Paradise From Your Home at The Gales in Ladysmith

Vancouver Island is a world-famous golf destination and the west coast summer season offers up some of the best conditions to hit the links.

Located conveniently in the middle of the action, the luxurious new home community of The Gales in the Town of Ladysmith offers easy access to golf courses in Victoria, Nanaimo and between.

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

Living at your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith, you'll be close to the action. From your home base in Ladysmith, you can also launch a kayak from the beach or boat launch after your golf round!  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 27, 2019

Summer Means Festival Season in The Comox Valley

Vancouver Island MusicfestLiving at The Ridge in Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island offers residents a large variety of summer music festivals to keep you entertained close to home. You will be delighted to attend one of these popular events to hear a variety of music from local, Canadian and international artists, including:

  • Vancouver Island Musicfest in Courtenay from July 12 to 14, one of the biggest music festivals on Vancouver Island;
  • The Filberg Festival in Comox from August 2 to 4, combines a music festival featuring exceptional Canadian talent and handcrafted products by 135 talented artisans;
  • The Hornby Festival is on Hornby Island from August 1 to 10 and features world-class and classical music.

All of these festivals take place in close proximity to The Ridge. Imagine living here and having just a quick drive to any of these amazing music events. Take in a single day of a festival or attend for the weekend. Whatever venue you choose, you will love the experience!

Residents at the Ridge in Courtenay enjoy an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle that makes Vancouver Island so popular. From outdoor pursuits to arts and culture, you will find it all in the Comox Valley. The Ridge is one of Courtenay’s most popular neighbourhoods and is located in south Courtenay featuring views of the ocean, mountains and the Comox Glacier.

We have recently released new lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge. For more information, Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588 or Email:theridge.bruce@mail.com

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