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Apr 29, 2013
The Ridge is a new residential community offering stunning mountain and ocean views. Located in South Courtenay on Vancouver Island, this new home development will feature 230 single family residential building lots - some with lane access - zoned to allow carriage homes, workshops, and secondary suites. There are also lots for duplexes and patio homes.
The first new home at The Ridge is now under construction in Phase I. The Ridge will be developed in several phases, with the first phase containing 69 lots. Lots at The Ridge range in size from 7,000 to 12,000 square feet. A price list is now available from the developers - lots start at $169,900.
The Ridge embraces the principals of sustainability, and will have clear architectural guidelines and building schemes to protect property values throughout the community. Many of the lots in this 77-acre real estate development feature panoramic ocean and mountain views. The community will include an extensive network of walking trails, parklands and open spaces featuring open waterways. It is also directly connected to the Millard Creek Nature Park.
While the community has a peaceful rural feeling, it is located very close to the shopping, restaurants and other amenities of the Courtenay and Comox urban centres. The Comox Valley offers an abundance of recreation from hiking and kayaking to championship golf, boating and world class fishing. The Mount Washington ski resort is only minutes away. The Comox Airport (yqq) offers direct daily flights to both Vancouver and to the other major Western Canadian cities.
For more information, visit their website.
Apr 27, 2013
Comox Valley Island Forms also offers truck and crane services and sells concrete supplies and accessories. Clients ranging from residential developers to self-contracting home owners throughout Vancouver Island have been turning to Comox Valley Island Forms since the 1980s for their concrete forms and more. They are always "working for you in one form or another,”
For more information, contact CV Island Forms at 250.338.5711.
Apr 26, 2013
Sophie Gardner, a Campbell River-based Realtor, has a featured listing for a stunning oceanfront Quadra Island home. Lose yourself in the scenery from your luxurious, private oceanfront retreat, set on 2.71 acres and more than 300 feet of waterfront. Panoramic views and natural beauty surround this 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, newly-built custom home, located at 1209 Leishman Road. This home is offered at $895,000.
Featuring impeccable design, the detail and quality throughout this 3,500 square foot home give it a a contemporary look with a warm West Coast feel. The thoughtfully designed open floor plan provides ocean views from every room. The home is built with luxury touches including a main level master suite, gourmet kitchen, floor to ceiling fireplace, heated tile floors and a built-in state-of-the-art sound system.
Quadra Island is located in the world-renowned Discovery Islands, set between Vancouver Island and the West Coast of beautiful British Columbia, and only a short ferry ride from the City of Campbell River. For more information about this Quadra Island oceanfront home for sale, or other Campbell River and area real estate, contact Realtor Sophie Gardner.
Apr 26, 2013
Archer Mechanical in the Comox Valley Provides Residential and Commercial Plumbing, Heating, and Gas Installations
Archer Mechanical offers the full mechanical contracting package of residential and commercial plumbing, heating, and gas installation for residential and commercial construction projects in Parksville, Qualicum, the Comox Valley, and Campbell River on Vancouver Island, BC.
With just one phone call, Archer Mechanical provides plumbing, heating, gas, heating services, and complete mechanical installation packages to homeowners and businesses. Archer Mechanical also provides fire protection and sheet metal services.
Established in May 2009, Archer Mechanical “takes pride in everything they do.” Archer Mechanical offers competitive rates and discounts on multiple contracts. Doing their part to build green, Archer Mechanical installs high efficiency equipment like condensing tankless water heaters at cost. Contact them today at 250.331.3115.
Apr 25, 2013
Inspired Spaces By Harbour Kitchens & More Inc.specializes in kitchens, millwork and Murphy (wall) beds on Vancouver Island. "We inspire to create products for those who appreciate quality made by skilled craftsmen and experienced design staff" is the company's motto.
Inspired Spaces & More is an established Comox Valley millwright company with many years of experience in manufacturing of entertainment units, fireplace mantels, commercial offices and customized furniture pieces.
Based in Courtenay, Inspired Spaces by Harbour Kitchens & More takes your construction process seriously, whether you are building a quality home or remodeling your current one.
Imagine enjoying your new kitchen with pride; whether for entertaining company or comfortable living with your family. Your kitchen with Inspired Spaces & More will surely be a centrepiece for functionality and style.
And happy customers can attest to their fabulous workmanship:
"The time spent on the design work has paid huge dividends," says one couple. "It is exactly as we had envisioned. The ability of the designers to listen and 'hear' our vision, the collaboration between the designers, shop and installers has given us not only a kitchen that functions perfectly, but one that is truly beautiful."
Contact Inspired Spaces today and start creating your own inspiring space.
Apr 25, 2013
AA Mini Storage in Nanaimo offers one month free for any self storage unit rentals of two or more months. Nanaimo's AA Mini Storage features a variety of self storage options for businesses and households, including vehicle and RV storage, heated units and drive-up storage units. These Nanaimo self storage rental units range from 5x5x5 to 20x30.
AA Mini Storage offers multiple levels of security, with video surveillance, gated access, and helpful, friendly resident managers on site. AA Mini Storage offers convenience as well. The units are available 7 days a week and with drive-up doors available on 10x10x10 units and larger, your storage locker is always easily accessible.
AA Mini Storage has a variety of self storage units, suitable for storing anything from business equipment and the contents of a house, to boat storage and RV storage
Contact AA Mini Storage in Nanaimo at 250.758.7442.
Apr 24, 2013
Comox Valley Realtor Tina Vincent PREC specializes in relocations to the Comox Valley. Realtor Tina Vincent is "Your Comox Valley Connection" for military postings, RCMP transfers, corporate and employee moves and more.
She is a Brookfield Relocation agent on Vancouver Island, serving the Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland, areas, as well the Oceanside communities of Parksville and Qualicum Beach, and the City of Campbell River.
Realtor Tina Vincent combines traditional real estate services for home buyers and sellers with modern, innovative marketing. A realtor with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, Tina works to find the right residences for her clients, ensuring that families find not just houses, but homes.
She uses her experience in new home construction and home staging to help sellers ready their homes for sale. List your home with Tina to gain the maximum online advantage. She markets properties through a variety of platforms including: the Multiple Listing Service (MLS): online, including through 1stView.ca; and in print. Her vast knowledge of the local Vancouver Island real estate market helps buyers and sellers get the best value in their Comox Valley real estate transactions.
Tina combines traditional real estate services for home buyers and sellers with modern, innovative marketing. A realtor with Royal LePage in the Comox Valley, Vancouver Island, Tina works to find the right homes or investment properties for her clients. Call Tina today at 250.792.2776.
Apr 24, 2013
WesternOne Rentals and Sales in Comoxis the region's only authorized Polaris ATV Dealer. Serving Courtenay, Campbell River, Port Alberni, the North Island and the Sunshine Coast. WesternOne is the only place on Vancouver Island to buy Canada’s number one selling ATV.
During their XP sales event, they are currently offering rebates of up to $1700 on select models and financing as low as 3.99%.
As Northern Vancouver Island's Polaris dealer, WesternOne also has factory trained technicians available for ATV parts, servicing and repairs on your Polaris and Ranger/RZR Utility Vehicles in the Comox Valley. As Vancouver Island’s only Ranger/RZR dealer, WesternOne is committed to providing the same great customer service for their ATV sales and service as they do for their Comox Valley equipment rentals.
WesternOne Rentals and Sales - with locations in Comox and now in Courtenay - also rents, sells and services scissor lifts and aerial lifts; generators; air tools; concrete equipment; and forklifts on Vancouver Island.
Apr 23, 2013
Courtenay Realtor Scott Fraser's featured listing is a 2-bedroom waterfront condo in Courtenay, offered at $364,900.
The best of both worlds awaits you at this beautiful 1,735 square foot waterfront condo in Crystal Shores. Perched alongside the popular Air Park walkway, this condo offers sunrise views of the Comox Harbour and sits in a secluded area within the complex.
Centrally located at #4 - 199 31st Street, and built with high quality finishing. This main floor condo features hardwood floors, stylish den overlooking the living area, and big bright windows. The master bedroom's ensuite with a separate tub and shower and twin sinks
If you are looking for a Courtenay townhome that reminds you every day of why the Comox Valley is so beautiful, then this condo is a must see. Contact Realtor Scott Fraser PREC at Royale LePage in the Comox Valley today at 250.702.5950 to arrange a viewing of the waterfront home.
Apr 19, 2013
Ownership at The Gales offers residents the opportunity to enjoy an idyllic Island lifestyle. Living at The Gales means enjoying year-round walks on the many local beaches and leisurely strolls through the pristine forest right at your back door. And owners at The Gales can relax, knowing the that their landscaping and yard maintenance are taken care of.
Homes at The Gales are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining. Warm earth tones through out the homes complement the coastal landscape. Wide sunny decks give you plenty of room to take in the views outdoors. Inside, these new patio homes and condos offers top quality finishing, with remarkable attention to detail.
Residents told 1stView that how much they are enjoying the Vancouver Island lifestyle. "You never know what you may see from resident eagles, to killer whales visiting the harbour. All of these scenes are beautifully framed in our large picture windows. There is so much to do in our small town, and on the island. We are also within a short commuting distance of two major city centres. We feel very lucky to call this wonderful place home."
This Vancouver Island real estate development is located in the town of Ladysmith, a community with year-round outdoor activities and adventures, along with one of Canada's most temperate climates.
New homes at The Gales are priced from $499,000-$599,000.
Apr 17, 2013
At Elemental Energy Advisors, their main focus will always be always energy efficiency, but their certified energy advisors now say the often find themselves considering the air quality and environment of new homes.
"We find ourselves looking closer at ensuring our homes have a healthy living environment," says certified energy advisor Cristi Sacht.
New homes today are being constructed with a brand new BC Building Code which offers many changes to ensure a better build, she explains, but which has yet to launch the new Ventilation Requirements or Energy Efficiency Measures. These are forecasted to come into affect late 2013 or early 2014.
"Where does that leave us? Well we are finding that homes today are being built more air tight and that can cause come areas of concern, if the home does not have a balanced mechanical ventilation system," Sacht explains. "Combustion spillage can be a result, where combustion gases back draft into your home and is a serious health hazard. Combustion gases can contain toxic compounds and inhaling these gases can lead to health problems ranging from nuisance headaches to serious illness, including unconsciousness or death."
Know the facts on your new home - have it EnerGuide Rated and Air Leakage Tested to ensure a healthy living environment for your family. To find out whether your home has combustion spillage, what your EnerGuide Rating is or to be eligible for cash incentives for building green, contact Elemental Energy Advisors on Vancouver Island today - call them today at 250.830.8000.
Apr 16, 2013
Based in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, Double A Safety brings experience in workplace safety from large and small construction projects to help companies from 10 employees to 200 employees with safety training, evaluation, development, safety documentation and due diligence procedures.
Double A Safety Services will help to ensure that your company’s complete documentation requirements are met for COR & OH & S compliance. In addition Double A Safety offers safe work practice development to industry best practices, incident investigation, workplace safety inspection services, HSE Safety manual development, claims management and much more to support your company in getting work done efficiently and safely.
Double A Safety can work with your Company to develop a Health and Safety Program to the best industry standards for your Company. Contact them today at 250.914.4699.
Apr 16, 2013
Osprey Electric in Parksville Offers Commerical and Residential Electrical Services on Vancouver Island
Osprey Electric Ltd. is an Electrical Contractor located in Parksville on Vancouver Island. They offer complete electrical services including design-build, commercial, industrial, and residential construction, complete with 24 hour on-call service.
Osprey electricians are committed to providing timely and quality service to each and every client. Jobs are completed in a safe, efficient and professional manner. They are fully licensed and bonded, and offer a one year warranty on all services. Osprey Electric offers the following services: data/voice networks wiring and trouble shooting; commercial and residential service upgrades; commercial building electrical maintenance; commercial tenant improvements; solar energy solutions; custom home wiring; residential renovations; fire alarm upgrades and troubleshooting; lighting upgrades; electric car chargers; and industrial facilities maintenance.
Their construction department has a wide range of experience in all facets of the electrical industry including commercial, residential and industrial project estimating. Their design-build division will work with you from conception to reality and will help you complete your home, building or project on time and on budget. Osprey Electric also offers alternative energy solutions such as car charging stations, off grid or grid-tied solar energy, wind energy and energy solutions for remote homes and cabins.
Apr 15, 2013
RiversEdge is a beautiful and quiet neighbourhood located in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. This river-front project is unique to Vancouver Island, with new rancher-style homes situated along the Puntledge River, adjacent to Puntledge Park. These new single-level homes are surrounded by a park and offer home owners a quiet setting, that is enhanced by the forest and the river. Southwind Developments Corporation is the only company in the Comox Valley that controls their entire development and building process from start to finish - they buy the raw land; they service it; they build the homes and they warranty each home for 10 years. You know precisely what your neighbourhood will look like. That’s the secret to Southwind’s success.
The Ridge is a preplanned single family neighbourhood on private property on a no-thru street where all homes are single level ranchers surrounded by nature. Just a few steps to the beautiful walking & biking trails along the spectacular Arden Greenway, the Puntledge River and Puntledge Park.
The Ridge at RiversEdge, consist of single-family homes and ranchers, which include double garage, landscaping, underground sprinklers, fencing and hedging. These one-level new homes range in size from 1,450 to 1,677 square feet and are available starting at $319,900. Twenty-four new ranchers/bungalows have been built and sold in Phases I and I,I and there are five new homes that have been sold in Phase III; there are 19 new homes remaining.
RiversEdge developer Southwind Development Corp. has been building new homes new homes for the past 30 years.
Come and see the value for yourself. An open house is held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 1pm to 3pm, at 2205 Robert Lang Drive in Courtenay. If you wish to have a private viewing of these new homes please contact REALTOR® Art Meyers, of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley directly at 250.207.1879.
Apr 12, 2013
The private waterfront cottage for sale is a two bedroom, two bathroom home, which in addition to being a fabulous family vacation home, offers excellent rental revenue opportunities. This Ucluelet vacation cottage for sale is part of the Reef Point Cottages rental program and the owner is entitled to six months of personal use per year. Cottage owners can also leave their vacation home in the rental program full-time and earn on this hassle free investment.
The waterfront cottage for sale is a low-maintenance 956 square foot cottages is finished with teak, marble and slate flooring; granite countertops; pine wainscotting and ceilings. Cozy up to the fireplace on stormy nights or sit in your private hot tub on the oversized covered deck overlooking nature and onto Spring Cove. Unit 273 is priced at $279,000.
Reef Point Cottages is located near Tofino, and only minutes from Ucluelet’s isolated pocket beaches or the famous Long Beach in Pacific Rim National Park. The stunning vistas of the Wild Pacific Trail are on the doorstep of Reef Point Cottages.
Apr 11, 2013
A new video highlighting the Courtenay real estate development Railside Lane has now been posted to 1stView.ca. Learn more about these 10 new Comox Valley townhomes and see images from the show home.
Railside Lane is centrally located on Piercy Avenue near downtown Courtenay, on Vancouver Island. The development features with townhouses and duplexes for a total of 10 new patio homes. The homes in the development range in size from about 1,300-1,690 sq. ft., offering two and three bedroom floor plans.
All homes feature main floor living with beautifully finished tile and hardwood floors and spacious kitchens and living areas. Luxury touches are customized throughout the homes including: his and hers closets in the master bedrooms; ensuites with heated tile floors, and dual shower heads including a rain head shower fixture; and custom lighting fixtures throughout.
Railside Lane offers the convenience of strata with the living space of a single family home. These Courtenay patio homes have attached garages and additional driveway parking, and guest parking spots. Learn more about Railside Lane on 1stView.ca, or stop by 1620 Piercy Avenue and tour the homes at an open house this weekend.
Apr 10, 2013
Be a Front Runner With the Vancouver Island Business Advisors and Chartered Accountants at Prelsey and Partners
Presley & Partners Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors in the Comox Valley, help guide Vancouver Island businesses through the business tides caused by world-wide changes or local booms and busts. With world events affecting businesses on Vancouver Island, events that happen elsewhere on the globe eventually trickle down to our local businesses.
Their Comox Valley Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors work with developers, professionals, farmers, fishermen, loggers, retailers and manufacturers, on a daily basis to serve their accounting, tax, audit and business management needs.
Call Presley & Partners at 250.338.1394 to see how they can join your team to help your business be a “Front Runner.”
Apr 09, 2013
Are you in need of a reliable electrician on Vancouver Island? Call the experts at Tilley Electrical Contracting Inc. for quality completion of your electrical contracting jobs. Serving the Comox Valley & Vancouver Island for more than 10 years, these electricians specialize in controls, communications and residential and commercial wiring.
Tilley Electrical specialties includes residential and commercial wiring, light industrial, renovations, and new construction. Choosing Tilley Electrical Contracting for your electrical needs means punctual, quality service, knowledgeable electrical technicians and reasonable rates.
They also offer 24-hour emergency electrician services in the Comox Valley.
Their commitment is to provide quality service and dependability to their customers at competitive prices. Call Tilley Electrical at 250.331.1844 for 24 hour emergency service or to schedule an appointment. Free estimates are always available.
Apr 08, 2013
Stone Manor Estates is a new real estate development located in the heart of Cowichan Valley, only minutes from the centre of Duncan on Vancouver Island. Phase II lots are now selling, with a variety of upgrades from Phase I, offering new buyers a no-thru road, many lots that back onto green spaces, and a quiet cul-de-sac setting. New homes in Stone Manor Estates are being built in a Craftsman or Heritage Style.
Residents of Stone Manor Estates can enjoy the beauty of neighbourhood trails and stunning natural surroundings of the Cowichan Valley, along with the convenience of city living. The Cowichan Valley location offers proximity to lakes, marinas, recreational activities, retail shopping centres, restaurants, schools, medical services, and a premium hospital. Developer Lamont Land has dedicated more than three years to bring this project to market. From architecturally coordinated streetscapes to a steadfast commitment to environmental stewardship, great care is taken to ensure that no detail is overlooked. Lamont Lands brings a combined experience of over 60 years of building communities with distinct personality.
Available lots range in price from $137,900-$169,900 for single family lots, and $184,900 and $189,900 for two duplex lots. The Sales Presentation Centre at Stone Manor Estates is now open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. Stop by and find out today what many others are already discovering.
Another new real estate project on Vancouver Island from Lamont Lands is Linley Point in Nanaimo.
Apr 06, 2013
A single mountain view lot is still available in at Trumpeter Crescent in Courtenay.
Featuring stunning views of the Beaufort Mountains and the Comox Valley, and perched on top of some of the most scenic property in this Vancouver Island community, is the last remaining residential lot for sale on Trumpeter Crescent. This area offers spectacular views of the Comox Glacier. This home site is located within a well-established neighbourhood that contains both executive and west-coast style homes.
Centrally located on the east side of Courtenay, Trumpeter Crescent is only minutes away from recreational facilities, schools, North Island College, Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, Crown Isle Golf Course, the Comox Valley Airport, as well as beaches, rivers and parks.
There is one premium lot still available for $357,500.
Apr 05, 2013
You can still own your own new three-bedroom Comox Valley home for well under $200,000. This opportunity now exists at Woodcote Mews townhomes, centrally located in Courtenay. The prices have been lowered to only $189,900 and only three new homes remain.
Seventeen of the 1,320 square-foot duplex homes at Woodcote Mews on Cumberland Road have already been sold. The remaining three units have now been completed to lock-up, and can be finished to your specifications and be ready for you to move in within a month. The interiors of the remaining units will be completed once the new owners have selected their paint colours and finishings.
The new real estate development has been popular with young families, empty nesters, and those looking for a Vancouver Island vacation home. These new Vancouver Island duplex homes feature a spacious layout, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each unit includes a quality appliance package with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, and dryer.
For more information, contact Realtor Scott Fraser at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley.
Apr 04, 2013
Canada's Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) program is designed to encourage technological development. The program offers a substantial rebate on every dollar spent on research. If you are pursuing business or technical innovations or improvement at any level, Island SRED can help you structure your business affairs to make every dollar count.
Island SRED will meet with you to provide a free consultation to see if you qualify to receive SRED Program benefits. They will work with you to complete all of the paperwork and submit it on your behalf. You do not have to spend any money for their services until your claim is approved and you receive a rebate from the government. Talk to Island SRED to see if your business or company qualifies for this research assistance. Island SRED and their sister company, Incentive Access Group, have helped 270 clients filed more than 600 claims for projects over the past year.
Island SRED employs full-time professionals in taxation, accounting, science and engineering to offer: personalized service, custom-tailored to your needs and long-term goals; better resource allocation - more effective than preparing your own claims; the latest knowledge of tax legislation, rules and policies; wide knowledge of industry sectors and practices; plus regarded leadership in the SR&ED community.
Island SRED works with clients in a wide variety of fields, including: Heavy Industrial Equipment Manufacturing; Aerospace – Aircraft Modification (fixed wing and rotary) and Engine Services; Medical – Practitioners conducting research on new equipment and pharmaceutical treatments; Software, Website Development, Database construction; Shellfish and Finfish rearing and related Equipment Development; Conventional and Alternative Energy; ROV Developments; Agriculture including Greenhouse and Field Crops including Vineyards and Wineries; and Boat Building
Contact them today to see how your company can benefit from their help.
Apr 04, 2013
Nutmeg Homes is a Vancouver Island-based builder of Insulated Concrete Forms homes. Nutmeg Homes of Courtenay are custom home builders who strive to continually improve their product, with energy efficient and eco-friendly products.
An ICF home by Nutmeg Homes uses up to 40% less energy than the average new home in B.C. Insulated Concrete Forms or ICFs are hollow foam blocks or panels, which are stacked to form the walls of the home. The forms are filled with steel-reinforced concrete to create a solid structure. The resulting walls offer solid construction that provides a draft-free, quiet, healthy and comfortable living environment.
Nutmeg Homes is also exploring the options for building Living Roofs for residential homes in B.C., after the successful completion of a green roof on a Comox Valley commercial building. For more information on Nutmeg Homes and their ICF construction process, visit their website.
Apr 02, 2013
Straight Line Painting and Decorating Offers Professional Painting Contractor Services on Vancouver Island
This spring, you can enjoy a newly painted home and provide a boost to Habitat for Humanity. Painting contractor Straight Line Painting and Decorating in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island offers residential, commercial, interior and exterior painting. Book an exterior painting project by May 15, and Straightline Painting will donate $100 in paint and materials to a local Habitat for Humanity project.
Straight Line Painting owner Marco Spadafora brings more than 20 years experience to the company, which has been operating in the Comox Valley for more than 10 years. Straight Line Painting is a certified, licensed, bonded and insured painting contractor, offering free estimates to home owners, contractors and commercial clients. The company uses only premium paints, and happily provides local references. Seniors discounts are available.
Straight Line Painting and Decorating offers additional services including power washing, window cleaning and colour consulting.
Marco and his crew offer friendly service that goes the extra mile to ensure clients are satisfied with the finished project. Straight Line Painting is available for jobs from Campbell River to Nanaimo, including, Courtenay, Comox, Cumberland, Parksville and Qualicum Beach. Contact them today at 250.334.7390 or follow them on Facebook.