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May 24, 2014

First Custom Home Rancher Sells at The Ridge in Only Four Days

Lawmar rancher planLawmar Contracting recently offered a rancher (also known as a bungalow) for sale at The Ridge, a Vancouver Island master-planned subdivision. The Ridge held their grand opening and first open house over the long May weekend and both Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction were there to showcase their new show homes.
While several visitors viewed the available lots for sale, one couple has now selected Lot #22 located at 3436 Harbourview to build their custom new home. This is the first rancher to be sold in the new Comox Valley subdivision, and it features 3 bedrooms, a great room, kitchen and dining room as well as a two car garage and a covered porch, with a total of 1,742 square feet.
Ocean and Mountain View Lots for Sale in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

Phase 1 of the Ridge features 69 new home lots for sale, with views of the local mountains and Comox Bay. This new subdivision is located on Buckstone Road, near Comox Logging Road and Fraser Road, only minutes away from down town Courtenay, on Vancouver Island.

For more information contact: Bruce Clapham
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com
Phone: 250.650.8588

For satellite directions, the location is: 49°39’24.4″N 124°58’31.9″W@49.656766,-124.97554


May 20, 2014

Stop By An Open House and Tour RiversEdge Ranchers/Bungalows in the Comox Valley

The Ridge at RiversEdgeEvery Saturday from 1-3 p.m., drop by an open house and view the beautiful new bungalows/ranchers at The Ridge at RiversEdge in the Comox Valley!

The Ridge at RiversEdge is a new residential community located in Courtenay on Vancouver Island. Fringed by the Puntledge River, The Ridge at RiversEdge is a unique development in which each new rancher/bungalow is perfectly suited for its individual lot, yet still complements neighbouring homes to create a harmonious community. The gentle sound of the river and the forested parkway along two sides of the development intertwine to create a peaceful setting for residents.

A preplanned single-family neighbourhood on a no-through street, The Ridge at RiversEdge is home to 24 single-level ranchers/bungalows. There will be no two-storey homes located in this development. In addition, you'll always have your privacy in your own back yard. Your investment is protected by a registered Homeowner Schedule of Restrictions designed to enhance quality of life and increase the  value of your home.

"The builder, Southwind Developments Corporation, is the only company in the Comox Valley that controls the entire development and building process from start to finish," says Courtenay Realtor Art Meyer, project realtor. "For projects that Southwind undertakes, they buy the raw land, service it, build the homes, and warranty each home for 10 years. You know precisely what your neighbourhood will look like. That’s the secret to Southwind’s success."

As well, the owners of Southwind Homes actually live at RiversEdge. When developers live in a community, you can feel secure knowing they'll be there for all and any issues that arise during the 10-year warranty period. The new ranchers at The Ridge at RiversEdge are also 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, says Meyers.

Your RiversEdge Specialist is Realtor Art Meyers of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley. An open house is held from 1-3 p.m. every Saturday. For more information, call Art at 250.207.1879.

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May 17, 2014

Learn About the Budget Blinds Difference, and See What Makes Them Unique on Vancouver Island

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island carries an extensive variety of residential and commercial window coverings, including blinds, shutters, shades, curtains, drapes, and window film. 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.

What makes Budget Blinds unique on Vancouver Island?

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, 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..

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.

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 their blog, or order 10 free swatches. Sign up to get 25% off selected Signature Series window coverings!!

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.

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May 08, 2014

Searching for Luxury, Low Maintenance and an Ocean View? Be Blown Away by The Gales on Vancouver Island

The GalesThe Gales ocean view bungalows and condos in Ladysmith are new homes offering an amazing location, surrounded by nature and featuring ocean views. 

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. This couple moved from Ontario to BC, in search of an ocean view home in a mild climate. 

"We found ‘The Gales’ after years of looking," they tell 1stView. "Our visitors tell us we have a “Million Dollar View” and we agree. The hilltop terrace design gives us a beautiful panoramic view overlooking Ladysmith Harbour and the nearby islands, with the scenic Coastal Mountains in the background. This is special to us because the Northward orientation allows us to see ever-changing scenes painted in morning sunrise colors, which transition to evening sunset glows. We are even treated to beautiful night time views, which are enhanced by the path of the moon as it arcs across the ocean. The distant glow of clouds over Vancouver, combine with the twinkle of lights from houses across the harbour and from vessels underway, to create interesting evening settings.

"We never tire of watching the world go by from our bedroom, kitchen, dining or living room windows. You never know what you may see from resident eagles, to killer whales visiting the harbour. All of these scenes are beautifully framed in large picture windows in rooms with soaring ceilings. The skylight in the kitchen adds to the bright open atmosphere in a great layout.

"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 centers. 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.

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May 06, 2014

Choice of Layouts, Including 2 and 3 Bedroom Homes at Railside Lane in Courtenay

Railside Lane Courtenay townhomesChoose from a variety of layouts in the new townhomes at Railside Lane, and take advantage of reduced prices on four of the patio homes at Railside Lane in Courtenay! Units 2 and 3 at 1620 Piercy Avenue have been reduced to $234,900, while Units 6 and 7 are now $239,900.

Homes at Railside Lane feature hardwood floors, heated tile floors in the en suite, custom lighting, and more. Garages and additional driveway parking are also included. 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.

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.

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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May 05, 2014

Enjoy the Island Lifestyle With Your Custom Home at The Ridge

The Ridge, a new development in Courtenay, BC is developing in several phases, with 69 new residential lots in Phase 1. New custom homes have already been built in this subdivision, with the first residents now establishing the community here. Construction is underway on additional new homes. When completed, this modern community will include 230 new homes and The Ridge is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods on Vancouver Island. It provides a safe, quiet and affordable place to call home and the mountain views are magnificent of the Comox Glacier. Choose a new home lot for sale facing east and you will have unobstructed ocean views of Comox Bay and the Comox Marina.

Located Close to the Beach, Walking Trails, Golf and Skiing

The Ridge is located within the City of Courtenay and is only a ten minute walk from the beach and local shopping. You will be living in the city, but you will feel like you are in the country as there is no drive by traffic and walking trails are at your doorstep. The Comox Valley offers an array of lifestyle activities, from championship golf courses such as Crown Isle, world class skiing at Mount Washington, renowned fishing and boating opportunities, and all of the services of the city.

Zoning Allows for Secondary Suites, Carriage Houses and Workshops

This sustainable and modern neighbourhood in Courtenay will eventually include 300 new homes — some with lane access – zoned to allow carriage homes, workshops, and secondary suites to be built. The diversity in zoning will allow building of duplexes, carriage houses, single family and patio homes. Build a home that suits your lifestyle and your family.

Come and see The Ridge, you might even see their resident eagles while you are there!

For more Information, contact: Bruce Clapham at  250.650.8588 or visit The Ridge website.

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