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Mar 28, 2014

Tour This River-Front Bungalow Project in Courtenay During an Upcoming Open House

The Ridge at RiversEdgeOpen House for New Ranchers from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. every Saturday at The Ridge at RiversEdge in the Comox Valley.

The Ridge at RiversEdge is home to 24 single-family ranchers in a pre-planned community in Courtenay. Like all Southwind Developments projects, this new Vancouver Island real estate project - The Ridge at RiversEdge - is designed, developed, and built by the same close-knit team throughout the construction process. This means that the foreman is on-site from the beginning to the end of the project, and the same crew that breaks ground on your home will be responsible for its finishing touches.

Your investment is protected by a registered Homeowner Schedule of Restrictions, designed to enhance quality of life and increase your home's future value. In addition, the owners of Southwind Homes actually live at RiversEdge. When developers live in a neighbourhood, you can feel secure knowing they'll be there for any issues that arise during the 10-year warranty period.

The new ranchers at The Ridge at RiversEdge in Courtenay are also the lowest-priced new homes anywhere in the Comox Valley. Considering the quality of workmanship and materials, Southwind provides the best real estate options for your money.

Your RiversEdge Specialist is Realtor Art Meyers of Royal of LePage in the Comox Valley. For more information, call Art at 250.207.1879. You can also view a site planinformation packageslide showvirtual tour, and more online.

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Mar 27, 2014

Single Family Space in a Townhome! Stop by an Open House at Railside Lane in Courtenay and Learn More

Railside LanePrices have been reduced on four new patio homes at Railside Lane in Courtenay, with these brand new Comox Valley homes now starting at only $234,900.

Railside Lane holds an open house every Saturday from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., so be sure to drop by and view these beautiful new move-in-ready patio homes and townhomes; blinds and appliances are included! Choose from among eight floor plans, featuring two or three bedrooms, with square footage between 1,272 and 1,660 square feet.

Homes at Railside Lane feature hardwood floors, custom lighting, and more. The master bedrooms feature his and hers closets. The en suite offers heated tile floors and dual shower heads, including a rain-head shower fixture. The homes 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, as well as guest parking spots.

Prices range from $234,900 to $259,900. Railside Lane is centrally located in the City of Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC, and is within walking distance of Courtenay's main street, parks, schools, shopping, trails, and more.

To tour the townhomes and duplexes at Railside Lane, be sure to drop by their open house at 9 - 1620 Piercy Avenue, held Saturdays from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. See you there!

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Mar 19, 2014

Mountain and Ocean Views - and Space for the Entire Family - at The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge Ocean view lotsThe Ridge in South Courtenay is a new multi-phase development on the east coast of Vancouver Island. Select lots feature panoramic ocean and mountain views, with lot prices starting at $169,900.

Secondary Suites for In-Laws,  Family or Tenants

The Ridge allows discerning buyers the versatility to choose a residential lot and to add a workshop, carriage home, or secondary suite When you choose to build your new custom home at The Ridge, you can include a second, seperate living space within your home. These secondary suites are perfect for having space for family or tenants, while maintaining your privacy.

Carriage Homes

A carriage home is another building option at The Ridge. Carriage homes are completely detached from the principal dwelling and can provide living accommodations for a family member or tenant. They're self-contained units with a bathroom, bedroom, and kitchen. Carriage homes can also be rented to earn additional income.

About The Ridge

Located on Buckstone Road, near Comox Logging Road and Fraser Road in the Comox Valley, The Ridge is just minutes from downtown Courtenay, shopping, restaurants, Mount Washington, and the Comox Airport (YQQ). This picturesque 77-acre subdivision will be built in five phases and include expansive walking trails throughout the community.

Preferred builders at The Ridge include Lawmar Contracting and Brando ConstructionFor more information on building at The Ridge, email Bruce Clapham at theridge.bruce@mail.com or phone 250.650.8588.

The Comox Valley

The Comox Valley is located at the midway point of the east coast of Vancouver Island. Stunning scenery surrounds the community, with the Comox Glacier crowning the Beaufort Mountains to the west and the calm waters of the Georgia Straight to the east. With more sunshine than Vancouver or Nanaimo, the Comox Valley enjoys mild winters and warm, dry summers.

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Mar 17, 2014

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island Offers "A Style for Every Point of View"

Budget BLinds Vancouver IslandBudget Blinds on Vancouver Island carries an extensive variety of residential and commercial window coverings, including blinds, shutters, shades, curtains, drapes, and window film. They serve the Comox Valley communities of Comox, Courtenay, and Cumberland on Vancouver Island, as well as the east coast communities from Campbell River and Oceanside, to Nanaimo.

Budget Blinds provides high-quality blinds and stylish window coverings for new homes and home renovations, as well as for commercial, retail, and professional offices at competitive prices.

Learn about the Budget Blinds difference:

Commercial Window Coverings - Budget Blinds offers Vancouver Island business owners and property managers a complete turnkey solution for their window-covering needs. They have experience providing commercial window coverings to a variety of industries, including health care, hospitality, restaurant, education, government, and many more. Commercial window treatments are available in a wide range of motorized, flame-retardant, child-friendly, cordless, and even energy-conserving options. They offer very competitive pricing on popular and unique window coverings for commercial and professional buildings.

Trained Experts - The trained experts at Budget Blinds will manage your commercial window-covering project through every phase of implementation: design, measuring, ordering, delivery, and installation. Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island has the strength of Budget Blinds and Home Franchise Concepts behind them, so they can give their customers the best products and service at the best price. These affiliations ensure that you'll have access to the widest selection of window coverings, at favourable prices, all backed by one of the strongest warranty programs in the industry.

Interior Design - The talented interior designers at Budget Blinds will help you choose the best window coverings for your business in the perfect texture and colour. Budget Blinds also has an enti​re line of eco-friendly window coverings made with sustainable materials and can custom fit any window covering regardless of the window's shape.

At Budget Blinds, 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 environments. Call them today at 250.338.8564 to schedule your free consultation. You can also visit their website read theirblog, or order 10 free swatches. Sign up to get 25% off selected Signature Series window coverings!!

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Mar 10, 2014

Equipment, Training and More from WesternOne in the Comox Valley

Equipment rentals ComoxWith locations in Courtenay and Comox, WesternOne is your one-stop shop on Vancouver Island for tool and equipment rentals and sales. WesternOne's Comox location is also North Vancouver Island's only authorized Polaris ATV and Ranger/RZR Utility Vehicles dealer, and Vancouver Island's exclusive dealer for Polaris snowmobiles. Factory-trained and factory-certified Silver/Gold technicians are on hand for any servicing or repair need, and financing is available. For more information, call 250.339.4518 (local) or 1.877.339.4518 (toll-free). You can also use their Request a Quote online form.

In addition to equipment rentals and sales, WesternOne now offers IVES Operator Certification Training. While a license is not required to operate forklifts and other lifts, employers must ensure that employees have been trained to current standards and have the documentation on hand to prove it. WesternOne will teach you everything you need to know about safely operating counterbalance forklifts, rough-terrain forklifts, scissor lifts, and aerial lifts. 

IVES Operator Certification Training includes theory, practical training, and evaluation. When an employee successfully completes the training, he or she receives a certificate and wallet card. The employer, in turn, receives copies of all documentation, including theory and practical test records. IVES certification courses meet or exceed all applicable safety requirements, industry standards, and government regulations. Training is available in a classroom setting or on-site.

To learn more, call Greg Phelps, IVES Certified Trainer, at 250.667.0665 or WesternOne in Courtenay at 250.331.0748. Safety is their goal — make it your goal, too!

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Mar 04, 2014

New Luxury Patio Homes and Condominiums at The Gales on Vancouver Island Offer Amazing Ocean Views and Carefree Living

New Patio Homes and Condos in Ladysmith Feature Unparalleled Luxury and Top-Quality Finishes

The Gales is a real estate development of 68 new luxury patio homes and condominiums in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Set amongst a backdrop of mountain and ocean views, the 42 patio homes and 26 condominiums at The Gales, located in two condominium buildings, offer a retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life. Vaulted ceilings, spacious rooms, and impressive views are hallmarks of these exquisite new luxury homes; you'll also find top-quality finishing and amazing attention to detail.

Convenient Amenities Amid Small-Town Charm 

The temperate Vancouver Island climate offers abundant opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors. The Town of Ladysmith offers small-town charm amid the convenience of nearby amenities. You'll love the relaxed and friendly pace of this delightful community and will leave it feeling just as refreshed as you would from strolling through one of the many local parks.

Pricing and Contact Information

The new luxury patio homes and condominums at The Gales are priced from $499,000 to $599,000. For more information, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Coast Realty at 250.245.0545 or 1.866.315.0545. You can also find out more by visiting The Gales website.

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Mar 04, 2014

Golf-Course and Ocean View Lots Plus Luxury Patio Homes on Vancouver Island: The Choice is Yours at Fairwinds Resort

From residential golf-course view lots to luxury patio homes, Fairwinds Resort on Vancouver Island is the perfect location for discerning buyers seeking the quintessential West Coast lifestyle. The Fairwinds golf-course communities of Bonnington Ridge, Bonnington Heights, and Rockcliffe Park each offer a unique opportunity to embrace an active lifestyle in a location that is "city-close yet country-quiet."

Bonnington Ridge

The Bonnington Ridge neighbourhood is a cul-de-sac of fully serviced single-family lots, many with ocean and golf-course views. Homes at Bonnington Ridge integrate first-class luxury living with the natural beauty and tranquility of the surrounding area. Bonnington Ridge has three remaining lots: Lot SL4 is .54 acres and $229,000; Lot SL5 is .36 acres and $239,000; and Lot SL6 is .35 acres and $289,000.

Bonnington Heights

At nearby Bonnington Heights, only one residential lot is left. Perfectly situated for a new custom home, Lot 42 on Bonnington Drive comprises .43 acres and is priced at $159,000.

Rockcliffe Park

Rockcliffe Park features a limited collection of luxuriously modern patio homes in a natural park setting. Choose from three elegant floor plans to create your ideal home. The patio homes in Rockcliffe Park are designed for entertaining and low-maintenance living, offering a modern look with vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchens, and exterior stone accents.

Why Choose Fairwinds?

With over 700 homes and home sites developed to date, Fairwinds is centrally located between Nanaimo and Parksville in Nanoose Bay, on the east coast of Vancouver island. Blessed with Canada’s mildest climate and conveniently accessed by car, ferry, boat, or plane, Fairwinds features a spectacular golf club, Schooner Cove Marina, and a recreational fitness facility.

Contact Information

For more information on building a custom home at Bonnington Ridge or Bonnington Heights, call 250.468.7061​ or 1.866.468.5957. If you'd like more information on homes currently for sale at Fairwinds, call Colette Maeers with Re/Max First Realty at 1.888.243.1071 or email cmaeers@shaw.ca. For information on Rockcliffe Park, call Neil Mawdsley with Georgia Strait Development at 250.667.1348 or rockcliffepark@shaw.ca. You can also visit Rockcliffe Park's website.

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