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Jun 28, 2013

Spacious 2 and 3 Bedroom Townhomes Now Selling at Railside Lane in Courtenay

Railside Lane Courtenay TownhomesRailside Lane, the Comox Valley's newest patio home development is now complete.Railside Lane, at 1620 Piercy Avenue in Courtenay, features 10 new homes ranging in price from $249,900 - $269,900. 

These Courtenay townhomes and duplexes feature three different floor plans, offering two or three bedrooms and ranging in size from about 1,300-1,690 square feet.

All of the new homes feature bright, open main floor living spaces with beautifully finished tile and hardwood floors and spacious kitchens and living areas. The master bedrooms feature his-and-hers closets with custom wooden organizers. The ensuite offers heated tile floors, and dual shower heads including a rain head shower fixture. These new homes also feature 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.

Tour these Courtenay townhomes during an open house or for more information contact Comox Valley Realtor Scott Fraser, PREC, of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley.

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Jun 27, 2013

Nutmeg Homes is Building Green with ICF Construction on Vancouver Island

Nutmeg Homes Custom BuilderNutmeg Homes is an award-winning custom home builder on Vancouver Island, which uses insulated concrete form (ICF) construction to create beautiful new homes that are created to last. Based in the Comox Valley, Nutmeg Homes uses innovative concrete construction methods in building homes for their clients, to create green, energy efficient new homes which are built to last for generations.

The Nutmeg Homes website features a number of the new custom homes the company has built in and around the Comox Valley since 2000, and features details about the ICF construction process. On their website, you can also follow the progress as owners Paul and Shareen Witt blog about their experiences and the construction process as they build their own ICF home in the Comox Valley.

Nutmeg Homes is also currently exploring options for building LEED certified homes and has begun developing green (or living) roofs. A fabulous example of their living roof work can be see on the new Vancouver Island Visitor Centre located in Cumberland.

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Jun 27, 2013

Workplace Safety Made Easier With Help From Double A Safety Services on Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island construction safetyDouble A Safety Services supports the Vancouver Island construction industry by helping businesses maintain and energize the integrity of their safety program. 

Based in Campbell River on Vancouver Island, Double A Safety Services brings experience in workplace safety from large and small construction projects to help companies of all sizes with safety training, evaluation, development, safety documentation and due diligence procedures. 

Double A Safety Services will work with you 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 business develop a health and safety program to the best industry standards for your company. Contact them today at 250.914.4699.

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Jun 26, 2013

New Pricing on Residential Lots for Sale at Coal Valley Estates in Cumberland

Coal Valley Estate lots for sale CumberlandCourtenay realtor Scott Fraser, PREC, has released new pricing on lots in Coal Valley Estates in Cumberland. This Comox Valley new home development is currently selling Phase IV lots, with site preparation expected to start soon on 60 lots for Phase V. Eight lots in Phase IV at Coal Valley Estates have been sold.

Lot sizes vary from 450 to 650 square metres and prices of the lots have recently been reduced to range from $105,000 - $120,000. Multiple lot pricing is also available for new home builders.

This Comox Valley subdivision is located west of the Cumberland Village centre, north of Camp Road. The lots for sale in Coal Valley Estates have been zoned to accommodate secondary suites of up to 700 square feet.  

The beautiful Comox Valley has many activities that truly make it Canada's year round playground. Your key to enjoying this wonderful area is finding the right location for your next home that fits your budget, lifestyle and tastes. Whether you enjoy mountain biking in Cumberland or boating in Comox, Scott Fraser has all the skills and experience to put you in the right home.

A Courtenay-based realtor, Scott was born on Vancouver Island and has lived in the Comox Valley since 1992. With his real estate and business experience, Scott can help you with your real estate needs, be it buying or selling a primary residence, or buying income or recreational property.

Call Scott Fraser, PREC, at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.334.3124 when considering your next real estate move and discover the difference that attention to detail and personal service makes for his clients. 

Jun 25, 2013

Outlook Land Design Integrates Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture on Vancouver Island

Outlook Land DesignOutlook Land Design Inc. is a Comox Valley civil engineering and landscape architecture consulting firm, which has been serving Vancouver Island since 1999. Firm principal, Tim O’Brien, P.Eng. MBCSLA, is both a professional civil engineer and registered landscape architect with more than 25 years of design and construction experience.

Traditionally, civil engineering has shaped cities and regions, while landscape architecture has brought art, architecture and ecology to these environments. Outlook Land Design Inc. integrates these two disciplines to provide to better environments for all.

Outlook Land Design Inc. provides civil engineering (municipal engineering) services including: specifying, designing and constructing streets, parking lots, sidewalks, water supply networks, sewers, street lighting, public parks and bicycle paths. 

Outlook Land Design Inc.'s landscape architecture solutions include the design of outdoor and public spaces. Past clients include provincial and municipal parks, schools and college campuses, resorts, multi-family housing projects, and institutions. The scope of their work includes: urban design; site planning; town or urban planning; environmental restoration; parks and recreation planning; visual resource management; and green infrastructure planning.

In addition to their Civil Engineering Services, Outlook Land Design Inc. works for private sector developers, Open space projects, LEED projects and local government services. For a full description of Outlook Land Design Inc.'s services, visit their website or contact Tim O'Brien at 250.339.5222.

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Jun 25, 2013

Tilley Electrical is Full Service Electrical Contractor in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley electricianCall the experts at Tilley Electrical Contracting Inc. for any of your electrical contracting jobs. 

Serving the Comox Valley & Vancouver Island for over 10 years, these electricians specialize in controls, communications and residential and commercial wiring. They also offer 24 hour emergency electrician service in the Comox Valley.

Choosing Tilley Electrical Contracting for your electrical needs means punctual, quality service, knowledgeable electrical technicians and reasonable rates. Tilley Electrical Contracting offers renovation services, as well as new construction work for residential, commercial and light-industrial customers. 

Call them at 250.331.1844 for 24 hour emergency service or to schedule an appointment.

Tilley Electrical's specialties include: residential and commercial wiring; light industrial; renovations; and new construction. They offer free estimates on all of their work.

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Jun 21, 2013

Polaris ATVs and Ranger RZR Utility Vehicles Sales and Servicing from WesternOne on Vancouver Island

Polaris ATV Sales and Service Vancouver IslandWestern One Rentals and Sales, a one-stop shop in the Comox Valley for tool and equipment rentals and sales, is also North Vancouver Island’s only authorized Polaris ATV and Ranger/RZR Utility Vehicles 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.

Their Comox location has Polaris factory-trained and certified technicians on hand for any ATV parts and servicing needs. 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 also rents, sells and services scissor lifts and aerial lifts; generators; air tools; concrete equipment; and forklifts on Vancouver Island, from both their Comox location and their new Courtenay location on Moray Avenue.

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Jun 20, 2013

Woodcote Mews Offers 3-Bedroom Duplex Homes in Courtenay Priced at $189,900

New Courtenay homes under $200,000Own your own brand new, three-bedroom Comox Valley home for well under $200,000 at at Woodcote Mews in Courtenay. Prices of the final three remaining units at the Woodcote Mews townhome development have been lowered to only $189,900. These new homes also offer the opportunity to choose your own paint colours and finishes, and still move into your new three-bedroom Comox Valley home within a month.

Seventeen of these 1,320 square foot duplex homes on Cumberland Road have already been sold. The remaining three townhomes have all been completed to lock-up, and will be finished to the buyer's specifications and and move-in ready within a month. The developer will complete the interiors of the units based on the new owners' selected colour schemes. 

These new Vancouver Island duplex homes feature a spacious layout, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Each townhome is finished with a quality appliance package with refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer and dryer.

A small private yard is at the back of every unit, and there is a common outside area for all residents to enjoy

Woodcote Mews is owned and developed by Madrona Projects Ltd. The company shareholders have been in the development business for over 25 years and have experience in all aspects of development, construction and management of residential and commercial real estate. 

For more information, contact Realtor Scott Fraser at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley.

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Jun 19, 2013

Budget Blinds Offers Window Coverings, Blinds and Curtains on Vancouver Island

Budget Blinds Vancouver IslandBudget Blinds on Vancouver Island carries a variety of window coverings including blinds, shutters, shades, curtains, drapes and window film. They service the Vancouver Island areas of the Comox Valley, which includes Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland as well as Campbell River, Qualicum, Parksville and Nanaimo.

Budget Blinds provides high quality and stylish window coverings and blinds for new homes and home renovations as well as for commercial, retail and professional offices. Their goal is simple: to provide their customers with the best window coverings and products combined with professional installation services to enrich your home and office environment.

To help choose the most suitable window product in the perfect texture and colour, Budget Blinds has two interior designers on staff who will come to your location to help you choose the right window coverings, blinds or shutters for your home or office.

Budget Blinds also supplies business owners and property managers a complete turnkey solution for their window covering needs. Commercial window treatments are available in motorized, flame retardant, kid friendly, cordless and even energy conserving. They offer very competitive pricing on popular and unique window coverings for commercial and professional buildings.

Budget Blinds also has an entire line of green window coverings that are eco-friendly and made from sustainable materials.  Budget Blinds can customize fit any window covering regardless of the shape of the window.  Call them today to schedule your free consultation. 

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Jun 19, 2013

Luxury Living at The Gales Ocean View Condos and Patio Homes in Ladysmith

Vancouver Island Ocean View CondosSet a top the hillside in the small town of Ladysmith, new Vancouver Island real estate development of The Gales, offers residents the opportunity to enjoy an idyllic Vancouver Island lifestyle. The luxury townhomes and condos of The Gales offer panoramic ocean and mountain views, and Ladysmith is a community with year-round outdoor activities and adventures, along with one of Canada's most temperate climates.

These new Vancouver Island homes homes offer vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views. You'll also find meticulous high-end finishing and amazing attention to detail. 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 for lounging outdoors. Bunglaow-style homes as well as condos are available at The Gales.

Owners at The Gales can enjoy 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 handled.

New homes at The Gales are now priced from $499,000-$599,000. To experience the views and the homes at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko at Coast Realty today.

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Jun 17, 2013

Be Inspired by Your New Kitchen With Design and Custom Millwork From Inspired Spaces by Harbour Kitchens and More Inc.

Inspirewd Spaces by Harbour KitchensInspired Spaces By Harbour Kitchens & More Inc. specializes in creating custom kitchens, millwork and Murphy (wall) beds on Vancouver Island. 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 new quality home or remodeling your current one.

Your kitchen with Inspired Spaces & More will be a showcase of fashion and function. Imagine entering into your new kitchen with a feeling of pride and excitement; whether for entertaining company or comfortable living with your family. 

And happy customers can attest to their fabulous workmanship:

"We just finished having our new kitchen cabinets designed, supplied and installed by Inspired Spaces in Courtenay," says one couple. "We are completely happy with their work and attention to detail. At no time did the designers rush us to make a decision but were always ready with helpful suggestions and available when we had questions. The cabinets are made of Hickory and are flawless, all doors and drawers operate smoothly. The installer did a perfect job. He never rushed and everything had to be perfect before he was satisfied with his own work."

Contact Inspired Spaces today and start creating your own inspiring space.  The company's motto is: "We inspire to create products for those who appreciate quality made by skilled craftsmen and experienced design staff." 

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Jun 16, 2013

Blinds Bubbles Boutique Offers the Full Line-up of Hunter Douglas Blinds in Comox

With a new name - Blinds Bubbles Boutique - is still offering the same quality window coverings and service worth remembering in the Comox Valley. Formerly known as Blinds Billiards and Baubles, Blinds Bubbles Boutique is still the exclusive Hunter Douglas Gallery in the Comox Valley, and they are now also offering ultrasonic blind cleaning, and repair services.

From their Comox showroom, Blinds Bubbles Boutique showcases the complete Hunter Douglas product line including Silhouette, Pirouette, Vignette, and the full Alustra collection. Hunter Douglas's 20/20 Gold Guarantee insures that the client is completely satisfied with their product choices. Owners Tracey and John McGinnis say that they chose to sell Hunter Douglas because of the company's unmatched quality, competitive prices, and innovative products. The majority of the window shades, shutters, blinds and draperies offered are Canadian-made.

Clients are welcome to stop by the Comox Gallery showroom to see what is available and in-home consultations are done to ensure accurate measuring, and select appropriate styles and colours. Trained, professional installers typically have the completed product installed in the client's home with in one month.

Stop in and visit Blinds Bubbles Boutique on Church Street in Comox today.

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Jun 16, 2013

Take in the Views from the Lots for Sale at The Ridge in South Courtenay

Ocean and Mountain view lots CourtenayDrive to The Ridge in Courtenay today and take in the amazing ocean and mountain views, and imagine these same views from your new home. The Ridge is a new residential community located in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. The first new home in this master-planned community is now under construction in Phase I. The Ridge will be developed in several phases, with the first phase containing 69 lots.

This modern, sustainable real estate 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 Ridge embraces the principals of sustainability, and will have strong architectural guidelines and building schemes to protect property values.

Many of the lots in this 77-acre community 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 Alpine ski facility is only minutes away. The Comox Airport offers direct daily flights to both Vancouver and to the other major Western Canadian cities.

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. Contact them today 250.650.8588, visit their website, or using the "send message" button below.

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Jun 15, 2013

Own Your Own Waterfront Vacation Home at Reef Point Cottages in Ucluelet, on Vancouver Island's West Coast

Reef Point Cottage for Sale UclueletBring your family to your own Vancouver Island waterfront vacation home at Reef Point Cottages this summer. This waterfront cottage for sale offers an exceptional Ucluelet real estate investment opportunity.

The private waterfront cottage for sale is a two bedroom, two bathroom home with excellent rental revenue opportunities within the Reef Point Cottages resort area. This 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. 

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.

Reef Point Cottages is located on the West Coast of Vancouver Island 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. Experience it all from the comfort of your own vacation cottage!

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Jun 11, 2013

New Cowichan Valley Real Estate Opportunity at Stone Manor Estates - Phase II Now Selling

Stone Manor Estates New Homes CowichanResidential lots and new custom homes are now selling at Stone Manor Estates, a new Vancouver Island real estate development located in the heart of the Cowichan Valley, just minutes from the centre of Duncan.

Phase I nearly sold out and Phase II is now selling. This phase offers a variety of upgrades over the first phase, offering new buyers a no-through road, a cul-de-sac and many sites that back onto green spaces. Available lots range in price from $137,900 to $169,900 for single-family lots, and $184,900 and $189,900 for two duplex lots. New homes in Stone Manor Estates are being built in a Craftsman or Heritage Style

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 in Stone Manor Estates. 

The Cowichan Valley offers a unique, mild micro-climate - Canada's only Maritime Mediterranean climatic zone - resulting in the warmest mean year round temperature anywhere in Canada. This setting has allowed the establishment of more than 20 wineries in the area. The Cowichan Valley is also well known for its artisanal food producers, organic produce and slow-food chefs.  Residents of Stone Manor Estates enjoy the natural beauty of the Cowichan Valley, along with the convenience of city living and its close proximity to lakes, marinas, recreational activities, and the shopping, community services and activities in Duncan. 

The Sales Presentation Centre at Stone Manor Estates is now open Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 p.m. or call 250.597.1952. Stop by this weekend and find out today what many others are already discovering about this new residential community. 

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Jun 10, 2013

The Solution to All of Your Home and Office Storage Needs In Nanaimo is AA Mini Storage

AA Mini Storage NanaimoNanaimo'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 and ask about their special offers, including one month free for any self storage unit rentals of two months or more.

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Jun 07, 2013

New Courtenay Homes at The Ridge at River's Edge Offer Many Advantages

New Comox Valley RanchersCourtenay Realtor Art Meyers offers a number of great reasons to buy a home at the riverfront new home development The Ridge at River's Edge in Courtenay.

He says the location is second to none, on the southwest side of the Puntledge River. Residents are surrounded by nature at its finest. Just a few steps to the beautiful walking & biking trails along the spectacular Arden Greenway, the Puntledge River and Puntledge Park.

The Ridge at River's Edge is unique, Art explains.

"Southwind Developments Corporation is the only company in the Comox Valley that controls their entire development and building process from start to finish. Projects they undertake-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 owners of Southwind Homes actually live at River's Edge. When the developers live in the neighbourhood, you can feel secure knowing that they will be here for all and any issues on the 10 year warranty on all homes at The Ridge. The Ridge at River's Edge is private property consisting of 24 homes with the street & street lights being the only common area. 

The Ridge is a preplanned single family neighbourhood on private property on a no-thru street where all homes are single level ranchers, so no two-storey homes looking down on your property. In addition, you will never have a neighbour in your back yard. Your investment is protected by a sensible registered Homeowner Schedule of Restrictions that is designed to enhance the quality of life & increase the future value of your home.

In addition, the new Comox Valley ranchers at The Ridge at River's Edge are the lowest priced new homes anywhere in the Comox Valley. Considering the quality of workmanship and materials, Southwind provides the very best products for your money, Art Meyers says.

Your River's Edge Specialist is Realtor Art Meyers-Royal of LePage In the Comox Valley. Call him today at 250.207.1879.

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Jun 03, 2013

Keep Your Home or Business in the Comox Valley Safe - Call Sound Security Today

Sound Security installationsFor Sound Security call the experts. Sound Security in the Comox Valley offers security systems and much more for homes and businesses. They are a trusted, reliable name in the security business in the Comox Valley, and will work with you to secure anything from a small home to a large business.

Sound Security’s expert installation team provide surveillance cameras, sound system equipment and wiring, home theatre installations, and multi-room music systems. The can install media panels and offer new home installation packages. As the only provider of screen alarms on Vancouver Island, Sound Security can offer a security alarm option to keep intruders out but let fresh air in.

They will install, service and monitor security systems to protect your home, family or business. 

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