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Nov 28, 2014

Discover Child-Friendly Window Treatments with Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

Cordless Blinds and Shades from Budget Blinds are Smart Choices for Kids RoomsChildren are curious, and that curiosity can turn the most basic household items into a potential hazard. Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island takes household and child safety seriously, and offers many child-friendly window treatments to reduce the risk of household accidents.

Budget Blinds carries a variety of cordless blinds and cordless shades that reduce the risk of dangling cords, while making sure your windows look great. Consider retractable lift for easy operation, or motorization to program your shades to open and close at your preferred time of day. Shutters, and cord cleats and wand control are additional kid-friendly options.

Budget Blinds wants to make your home or business as safe as possible.Your local style consultant can provide you with up-to-date information on safety standards, and the innovative safety solutions provided by Budget Blinds. In-home consultations are free. Call them today at 250.338.8564 to schedule an appointment.

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Service Area: Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum
Phone: 250-338-8564 in Courtenay and 250-287-8564 in Campbell River
Website: www.budgetblinds.com
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Nov 24, 2014

Two Ranchers for Sale at RiversEdge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

A Kitchen at RiversEdge in Courtenay, built by Southwind Development CorporationOnly two one-level ranchers at the RiversEdge in Courtenay are available for sale, and the seller will pay the net GST on each of the homes. These single family homes are part of Phase III of a pre-planned development build by Southwind Development Corporation, and are located at 2250 Robert Lang Drive above the Puntledge River in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

The first new home for sale, #124, is a 1,745 sq. ft., three bedroom - two bathroom rancher (MLS Listing #379478) with a fully landscaped, private rear yard. Other features include a natural gas fireplace, underground sprinklers, and double garage. Best of all, the buyer can select their own upgrades!

The second rancher for sale, # 118, is 1,704 sq. ft. with an open floor plan (MLS Listing #366620) and 10 foot ceilings in the great room, dining room and kitchen. It also comes fully landscaped with a natural gas fire place and double garage.

These new homes in the Comox Valley are surrounded by many kilometres of walking trails, just one of the many features that make RiversEdge such a spectacular new neighbourhood in Courtenay. The new homes are listed for sale at $359,900 and $379,900.

The show home is open every Saturday from 1-3pm at  2205 Robert Lang Drive in Courtenay. Private tours are also available.

For more information contact:

Art Meyers, REALTOR®, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Show Home: 2205 Robert Lang Drive, Courtenay, BC
Phone: 250.207.1879
Website: www.artmeyers.ca

Nov 19, 2014

New Luxury Patio Home for Sale in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island

Ocean and Mountain Views at the Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver IslandA new luxury patio home is for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. This 1,555 sq.ft., two-bedroom and two-bath home is located at #14 - 626 Farrell Road.

The Gales is a 68 patio home and condo development with fabulous ocean and mountain views in one of Canada's 10 prettiest towns (as voted by Harrowsmith Magazine). This luxury patio home (Link to MLS® listing #378337) includes double garage, fantastic deck patio, and fully finished basement. Inside you'll find soaring ceilings, hardwoods floors, granite countertops, and a natural gas fireplace.

The Gales is a place in harmony with the outdoors. Marinas, kayaking, and golfing are located within minutes of these patio homes on Vancouver Island. Residents enjoy year-round outdoor activities and adventures including leisurely strolls on the local beaches, pristine forest at the backdoor, or one of the area's many parks. The Gales is Island living at its finest!

To schedule a viewing, contact:

Keith Mazurenko
Phone: 1.866.315.0545
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Nov 18, 2014

19 Building Lots Sold in Courtenay at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

Ocean & Mountain Views at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandNineteen lots have sold, and custom homes are under construction by Lawmar Contracting and Brando Construction at The Ridge. These new houses are part of Phase 1 of the Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

The Ridge is a 77-acre development designed to be built in five phases. Lots feature spectacular views of the Comox Glacier, along with ocean and mountain views. Zoning allows the homes to include out buildings, carriage homes and secondary suites of up to 924 sq. ft. in size.

When completed, this modern subdivision will include 230 new homes in one of the best location in the Comox Valley. The beach and local shopping are minutes away on foot, and local amenities including schools, health services, and the airport are only a short drive away. Residents enjoy an array of lifestyle activities, from championship golf courses, world class skiing at Mt. Washington, and renowned fishing and boating opportunities.

To contact us, or stop by for a tour of building lots:

Bruce Clapham
Phone:  250.650.8588
Show Home: Stone Ridge Avenue, Courtenay BC
Website: www.theridgebc.ca
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Nov 17, 2014

Crown Isle Homes on Vancouver Island Offers New K-90 Program to Customize New Home

New Program Simplifies Custom Home Building 

A custom home built by Homes By Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandTake a drive around the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, and you might notice signs bearing a gold key symbol with a house inside the key. These signs are part of Homes by Crown Isle K-90 program, a new concept in home building. The program works like this: Buyers choose a 'shell of a home' built to lock up by Homes by Crown Isle construction manager Jayson Welsh and his team, along with three different colour schemes at three different price points to finish the build. Ninety days later, the buyer has the keys to their new home! Typically a new house build takes 5-6 months to complete. This new home concept speeds up the experience of buying a custom built home, and allows the buyer to choose a custom design to meet their style and budget.

Watch for more K-90 homes around the Crown Isle Community. Current K-90 homes are located at 1486 Crown Isle Drive, 2311 Dover Place and #124 - 1290 Crown Isle Drive, inside Hampton Gate.


Location: Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Address399 Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay, BC V9N 9G3
Phone: Jayson Welsh, Construction Manager: 250-207-0418 or Jason Andrew, Director of Real Estate: 250-207-0070
Website: www.crownislehomes.com

Nov 10, 2014

Book your Christmas Holiday Party at Crown Isle Resort

Christmas at Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandThe Crown Isle Clubhouse is a magical and beautiful place to host your business Christmas party for 2014. The lobby, hallways, dining room, and private rooms are truly decked out with Christmas trees and decorations. A 40 foot tree standing at the centre of the club house lobby captures the spirit of the season. Contact Maris in the Catering Department today to book your party; you can reach him at 250-703-5033.

Annual Resident Holiday Party on Dec. 3, 2015

The Resident Holiday Party for residents of the Crown Isle Community will be held on Dec. 2 from 7-10 pm. It is a great opportunity to meet your neighbours and socialize with the staff at Crown Isle. Call Angie in the Crown Isle Real Estate office to reserve and purchase your tickets at 250-703-5054

Nov 09, 2014

Crown Isle Starts Their Own Building Company "Homes by Crown Isle" in Courtenay, BC

A Custom Built Home by Homes by Crown Isle in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandHomes by Crown Isle plays a significant role within the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community.They are well positioned to adapt a  custom designed home to a property within Crown Isle. Their residential development building experience combined with  the design team and building team will provide a beautiful home, built just for you and your family. We will make your house your home that you love living in.

Choose Crown Isle Homes as Your Custom Home Builder for the Crown Isle Community

Homes by Crown Isle began building in the new millennium. Building a custom home is one of the most rewarding experiences that you can experience in a lifetime. Your vision for your living space is paramount in achieving long term satisfaction for your new custom home.  We will turn your vision into reality by gaining a clear understanding of your goals for the project. Pivotal discussions with respect to your desired look and feel of the finished home take place early in the project. Crown Isle is proud of its timeless style and classic design elements that have been carried over from the very start of the Crown Isle Resort and Community.

Come and see us to find out why so many people come for a tee time and stay for a lifetime!

Visit our Sales Office, located at 399 Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay, BC, Vancouver Island  for general information regarding new construction within the community.

Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 11 am – 5 pm.  Saturday 10 am – 3 pm.

Homes by Crown Isle Show Home (Crown Isle Real Estate Information Available)
533 Crown Isle Drive
Courtenay, BC

Jayson Welsh                                       
Construction Manager

Jason Andrew
Director of Real Estate

Nov 08, 2014

Residential Lots for Sale at the Ridge Offer the Best of Vancouver Island Lifestyle

A Mountain View at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver IslandThe Ridge is a new residential development on Vancouver Island and offers one of the most desirable new neighbourhoods in the Comox Valley community of Courtenay. 

This five-phase project is located on a 77-acre property adjacent to Millard Creek Nature Park in South Courtenay and offers magnificent views of the Comox Glacier, Comox Bay, and Comox Marina. Sixty-nine building lots are currently for sale in Phase I, with new homes completed and under construction.

The Ridge is a spectacular place to call home in the City of Courtenay. The beach and local shopping are ten minutes away on foot, and local amenities including schools, sports centres, health services, and the airport are only a short drive away. Residents enjoy an array of lifestyle activities, from championship golf courses, world class skiing at Mt. Washington, and renowned fishing and boating opportunities. And because this is the Comox Valley, it all happens in the temperate climate for which Vancouver Island is renowned. The snow almost always stays on the mountains!

Once Phase I is complete, The Ridge community will include 69 new custom built homes. Many 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.

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

New Show Home: 3426 Eagleview Crescent, Courtenay, BC

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

Nov 07, 2014

Custom "Built Green®" Patio Home for Sale at the Gales in Ladysmith

New Luxury Patio Home for Sale at The GalesThe Gales has a new luxury patio home for sale. The buyer of this three bedroom, three bathroom home has the opportunity to choose the colours and decor to suite their taste and style.

Custom built to "Built Green®" Platinum specifications by multi-award winning GNB Builders, this new 3,000 sq ft home for sale offers the best in quality and environmentally sensitive materials and construction techniques. A Carrier Infinity heat pump, HRV ventilation, Rheem Marathon Limited Lifetime hot water tank, and Milgard windows will help you save 30-50% on your yearly energy costs.

Other features include spectacular ocean and mountain views from both levels of the home, a natural gas fire place, and double garage. This patio home is located within minutes of marinas, kayaking, and golfing and provides easy access to the airport and ferry. The list price is $639,900 and the property is located at #10-626 Farrell Road in Ladysmith.

Ladysmith was voted one of Canada's 10 prettiest towns by Harrowsmith Magazine and The Gales residential development shows off the community's beauty with views of Ladysmith Harbour. Residents enjoy year-round outdoor activities and adventures including leisurely strolls on the local beaches, pristine forest at the backdoor, or one of the areas many parks.

To schedule a viewing, contact Keith Mazurenko toll-free at 1.866.315.0545 or stop by for the Open House 11 am to 3 pm seven days a week. For more information, go to their website at www.thegales.ca or MLS® listing 382957

Nov 06, 2014

Add Drapery and Curtains to Your Home For Cozy Style in the Fall and Winter

Curtains and drapes add warmth and opulance to any room in your homeStylish curtains and drapes can make all the difference during the fall and winter months when you're cozied up inside in your home. Budget Blinds can help you find the right window fashions and bring rich and opulent fabrics to any room.

Between now and December 20, 2014 Budget Blinds is offering Buy 1 Get 1 Free on drapery panels in the Comfort Collection by Inspired Drapes. The Comfort Collection offers high-quality, washable European fabrics at an affordable price and comes with customizable options like valances, tie-down cleats, motorization, and hundreds of different decorative hardware pieces to choose from.

Budget Blinds of has a full assortment of classic and contemporary drapery and curtain styles to bring out the best in your existing home décor. Our local style consultant would be happy to schedule a free in-home consultation to help you get started. Remember: the Comfort Collection by Inspired Drapes is made to measure just for your home.

Budget Blinds service the Vancouver Island including the Comox Valley communities of Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland, as well as Campbell River, Qualicum, Parksville and Nanaimo. Call them today at 250.338.8564 to schedule your free consultation.

Nov 03, 2014

Luxury Patio Home Project Under Construction in Crown Isle Community

Luxury Patio Homes for Sale in the Grove, part of the Crown Isle CommunityMonterra Builders is building a new luxury patio home development called The Grove at the corner of Crown Isle Drive and Bristol Way in the Crown Isle Community in Courtenay. Phase I of this project has been sold out and there are still patio homes left for sale in both Phase II and Phase III.  These homes range in size from 1,413 to 1,621 square feet. A show home will be completed in December, 2014. Close proximity to shopping, dining, medical offices and the Crown Isle Clubhouse and golfing make these patio homes highly desirable. Currently, seven units have been sold and there are reservations on three additional units. Prices of the patio homes start at $402,500.

Crown Isle Realty Ltd. Can Help you Buy or Sell in Crown Isle

For more information on this project, as well as other homes in Crown Isle, contact us at Crown Isle Realty Ltd. is located in the lobby at the Crown Isle Clubhouse, located at 399 Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay, BC, Vancouver Island.

REALTOR®: Carla Courlson-Prieto  Cell: 250-465-8792

Jason Andrew: Director of Sales: Cell 250-207-0070

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