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Jul 25, 2014

The Gales Oceanview Patio Homes and Condos in Ladysmith are Built Green by GNB Builders

The Gales by GNB BuildersWelcome to the lifestyle you have been dreaming of all your life, with your new home at The Gales in Ladysmith. The luxury patio homes and condominiums at the Gales are constructed to the highest quality, and Built Green by GNB Builders.
GNB Builders Inc. are home builders with over 28 years of experience in the building industry. In 2012 GNB Builders was awarded the prestigious BC Built Green Builder of the Year by Department G of Built Green Canada as well as one Gold Care Award and five Silver Care Awards from the Canadian Home Builders Association. In 2013 GNB Builders was awarded with Vancouver Island Business Excellence Award for best company (under 50 employees) and Best Construction Company for the Island from Business Vancouver Island.
Greg Bianchini, President of GNB Builders Inc. continues a family tradition of fine home building. Greg received his designation as a Journeymen Carpenter in 1994. His professional experience includes general contracting, custom homes, renovations, concrete and framing with GNB Builders (since 1999, 2004 Inc.), and early work with companies primarily involved with residential and commercial concrete and framing. Most importantly, Greg is a professional builder because he loves to build! In 2008, Greg became a certified Built Green builder designated through Built Green Canada, completing his first home there after to the highest standards of the program.
Greg continues to exceed in quality as he is a hands-on, onsite contractor who treats each construction project as if he were building his own home. Greg's enthusiasm and eye for detail provide each client with progressive project management. GNB Builders has built a reputation for quality building, excellent customer service and a company that delivers all that it promises.
The Gales is a 68-home development (42 patio homes & 26 condos in two condo buildings) with ocean and mountain views. From a walk on one of the many local beaches to leisurely strolls through pristine forest right at your back door, the lure of natural wonder is ever beckoning. The homes are designed to take full advantage of the views, and provide large outdoor living spaces from which to enjoy the setting.
Stop by today or contact realtor Keith Mazurenko and "be blown away by The Gales."

Jul 24, 2014

New Vancouver Island Development Offers Custom Homes with Mountain and Ocean Views

The Ridge Comox Valley view lotsLawmar Builders and Brando Construction are Building New Homes for Sale

Construction as part of Phase 1 of Buckstone Development’s latest project The Ridge is continuing to move forward as both Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction are building custom homes, ranchers and two-storey homes. Centrally located on Vancouver Island, these lots in the Comox Valley are located 45 minutes from Campbell River, 60 minutes to Nanaimo, and 2.5 hours to Victoria.

Perfect Comox Valley Location - Close to Amenites and Recreational Opportunities

This new development, located in south Courtenay, is offering 69 lots with mountain and oceans views in close proximity to downtown Courtenay and world-class amenities such as the Comox Airport and Mt. Washington ski resort. Residents will also be close to local schools, two sports centres with pools, community parks, local lakes, and beaches. The site provides easy access to many of the outdoor sports and activities that make the Comox Valley such a popular place to relocate –including mountain biking, kayaking, fishing, boating, golfing and hiking.

The project is located on a 77-acre property, with plans to build in five phases. The new custom homes are zoned to have lane access, allowing for carriage homes, workshops, and secondary suites. Building plans also include lots for duplexes, patio/bungalow homes, and secondary suites up to 924 sq. ft. in size.

Contact the Developers

For more information about the new residential lots for sale or to learn more about the financing package available, contact Bruce Clapham at theridge.bruce@mail.com or by phone at 250-650-8588. Open House showings are available Tuesday through Saturday, and the developers are happy to offer a personal tour!

Jul 22, 2014

New Homes Under Construction in Phase III of RiversEdge in Courtenay

The Ridge at RiversEdgeThe Ridge at RiversEdge, the only new home development in Courtenay that is located alongside along the Puntledge River, adjacent to Puntledge Park is seeing more new homes. Four more new homes are under construction in Phase III of this project and will be completed in the next few months.

Four more units will be built in early 2015 which will complete this phase of the project. Sixteen of the 24 new single family homes, built by Southwind Developments Corporation in Phase III of Rivers Edge have been sold.

These single family residential homes are situated in a bare land strata plan and feature landscaping, underground sprinklers, fencing and hedging. The homes in this development are one level ranchers ranging in size from 1,450 to 1,677 square feet. Prices range from $349,900 to $359,900. These new homes consist of single-family homes and ranchers with double garages.

RiversEdge developer Southwind Development Corp. has been building new homes in this new neighbourhood for the past three years and have been building new homes for the past 30 years.

Come and see the value for yourself. The show home is now open every Saturday from 1-3pm.  If you wish to have a private viewing of these new homes please contact Realtor Art Meyers directly at 250.207.1879

Jul 17, 2014

Choose Your Commerical Window Coverings From Budget Blinds

Budget BlindsBudget Blinds on Vancouver Island carries an extensive array of residential and commercial window coverings, including blinds, shutters, shades, curtains, drapes, and window film. They serve the Comox Valley, as well as Campbell River, Qualicum, Parksville, and 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.

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. They offer very competitive pricing on popular and unique window coverings for commercial and professional buildings.

The trained experts at Budget Blinds will manage your commercial window-covering project through every phase of implementation: design, measuring, ordering, delivery, and installation. 

The talented interior designers at Budget Blinds will help you choose the best window coverings for your business in the perfect texture and colour. 

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!!

Contact Budget Blinds

Jul 08, 2014

Views of Comox Glacier and Comox Harbour from The Ridge – Lots for Sale on Vancouver Island

The Ridge parkPhase I of the new subdivision at The Ridge feature 69 ocean view and mountain view lots. This subdivision was designed and built to make the most of the natural setting and the outstanding views of the Comox Harbour and Comox Glacier. Some of residential lots for sale are starting to be replaced with custom homes built by Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction

The developers at the Ridge tell 1stView that they wanted to make this place a special place to build your new home. They have built a one acre park and it is surrounded by trees and shrubs. In addition, they have put in walking paths and have reseeded the grass around Harbourview, Eagleview and Southhawk Drive. They want residents who live here to be able enjoy their neighourbood. Imagine sitting on your deck and watching the eagles and trumpeter swans fly by.

Come and see the available lots for sale in south Courtenay. Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction have open houses from Tuesday to Saturday.

The developers are happy to answer any questions you might have about this beautiful Vancouver Island community located in Courtenay, BC. Contact them for more information about their financing package or for a personal tour.

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

Jul 02, 2014

Last Chance to Own A New Townhome at Railside Lane in Courtenay

Railside LaneSix of the 10 new homes at Railside Lane have now been sold, but there is still time to choose your new Courtenay home, with two townhouses and two patio homes still available.
The floor plans at Railside Lane include two and three bedrooms, ranging in size from 1,272 to 1,660 square feet. These homes offer  luxury touches such as hardwood floors, heated tile ensuite floors, custom lighting and more.
All of the homes have garages and additional driveway parking. Prices range from $249,900 to $274,900 which includes the window coverings, appliances and the GST.
Additional features of this quality new home development in Courtenay include:
  • Sunny central location
  • Two and three bedrooms/bathrooms
  • Master bedroom on main floor
  • Hardwood flooring
  • Wood cabinets
  • Quality construction
  • Attached garages
  • Appliance package included
  • Five blocks to downtown shopping
This project is developed by McQueen Construction, a family-owned Vancouver Island company engaged in all types of residential and commercial construction projects. A very well-respected company in the Comox Valley, BC, McQueen Construction stands behind what they build and make sure their clients receive a finished product that exceeds their expectations.
Open houses are held every Saturday from 1-3 pm. Stop in and visit Realtor Scott Fraser to learn more about these conveniently located Courtenay townhomes.

Vancouver Island real estate is just one click away, find your perfect property at 1stView.ca

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Office Phone: 250-338-5466

Courtenay, British Columbia