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May 30, 2018

Alberta Family Builds a Unique, Multi-Generational New Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

We recently spoke with one family about their decision to move to the Comox Valley, and specifically to The Ridge, from Alberta:

Jodi and Michael were looking to move to Vancouver Island where they could have easy access to enjoy their hobbies of mountain biking and skiing. They also wanted to build a new home to share with Michael’s parents, who are in their 70s.

They researched the areas of Victoria and the Comox Valley, and chose the Comox Valley because of the close accessibility to biking and skiing at Mount Washington. They chose The Ridge development in Courtenay because they really liked the ocean and mountain views, the spaciousness of the neighbourhood and the walking trails. They felt welcomed by the friendly neighbours and they appreciate the lack of traffic noise and lack of light pollution.

As well, the cost of building a new home to suite their unique needs was more affordable at The Ridge than it was in Victoria. The two couples wanted to build a duplex, with a custom design for their extended family's needs and they found the perfect duplex lot at The Ridge. They built a single-storey bunaglow on one side for Michael’s parents and a two-storey home on the other side for themselves. 

The two families are now happily settled in their new custom home at The Ridge built by one of their preferred builders, Lawmar Contracting.

Contact The Ridge to register as a “prospective client” and receive more information about their next phase of lots, which will be available in late 2018.

For more information contact, Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588.

May 18, 2018

Preferred Builder Candor Developments Has a New Show Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

Candor is one of the newest custom builders at The Ridge and they have a two-storey, 1,784 sq. ft. home under construction at 3399 Harbourview Boulevard. This home features open concept living on the main floor with 15’ vaulted ceilings in the great room. Upstairs offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a laundry area. This home has a completion date of September/October, 2018.

Open House at 3408 Harbourview Boulevard, Courtenay, BC

Candor will be holding an open house, every FridaySaturday and Sunday starting May 11 through June 3, from 12 to 4pm. Come by and tour this spacious, bright and elegant one-level home.

At Candor Developments, owners Isaac Bale and Clayton Frank understand that building homes is more than just a process of construction. When working with a client to build their dream home, they strive to make that experience as easy as possible. Their homes are built with the same integrity, honesty and strength that their name suggests. Candor is a company built on 20 years of construction experience.

Contact: Candor Developments for more information or for a private viewing
Email: info@candordevelopments.ca
Cell:  778- 995-2529


May 14, 2018

Spring is in Full Bloom in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island

It's spring on Vancouver Island and that means flowers are blooming! One particular plant in the Town of Ladysmith is gaining international attention. The more-than-a-century-old shrub, locally known as “Lady Cynthia,” has been attracting international acclaim and visitors after it was listed as one of the most beautiful trees in the world by a number of online publications last year (even though it’s not technically a tree). This massive rhododendron has been blooming on the same hilltop since 1889.

For most of the year, Lady Cynthia just looks like a large, green shrub. But, for approximately two weeks in early May the rhododendron becomes a remarkable sight when it reaches full bloom. Now that it’s in full bloom again, the Town of Ladysmith, B.C., located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, is preparing for another influx of tourists.

Tourists visiting Ladysmith can also enjoy beachcombing, walking trails and the historic downtown, all of which are stunning in the spring sunshine! Residents of Ladysmith can enjoy all of this beauty and more, year-round. 

Establish your roots at the Gales in Ladysmith and plant your own spring garden with a view of the ocean. The luxury townhomes at The Gales offer spacious designs and luxury finishings. Generous balconies and patios offer sunny ocean and mountain views. Unit 17 is new a 2,600 sq. ft. 3-bedroom home currently listed for sale at $649,900.

May 08, 2018

50% off Norman Shutters at Budget Blinds During the Month of May

Budget Blinds in the Comox Valley is offering 50% off Norman-brand shutters this month. With a free-in home design consultation you’ll find the perfect shutters for your home.

Whether you prefer wood or faux wood shutters, composite or vinyl shutters, you’ll find that Budget Blinds’ Norman shutters complement any type of window or interior design style.

Window shutters can be customized in many different ways. In addition to being available in a wide variety of natural wood colours, these window treatments can also be custom colour-matched to wood furnishings in your home.

You can choose interior shutters to fold up accordion-style to one side of the window or to slide out of the way and stack on the side of the window. Or choose a traditional design on hinges that swing inward.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island to arrange an in-home consultation or visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue in Courtenay. From that showroom consultants serve the Comox Valley, Campbell River and the North Island.

Call 250.338.8564
Or request a free in-home consultation online.


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