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Mar 28, 2019

Plan to Attend the 13th Annual Shellfish Festival June 7 to 16 in the Comox Valley

The "Land of Plenty" that is the Comox Valley will once again showcase some of its natural bounty this June. The Comox Valley is not only a beautiful place to call home, it is also the hub of production for shellfish and oysters on Vancouver Island. The Comox Valley produces the most shellfish in British Columbia and most of the oysters in Canada, which gives this community the title of “Canada’s Oyster Capital.”

Oysters including the world-famous Fanny Bay Oysters, and other varieties from this region are coveted for their delicate taste, due to the pristine ocean waters and consistent sunlight.

Other shellfish grown and harvested in the Comox Valley include Manila clams, geoduck clams, the blue and Gallo mussels and a variety of scallops.

To celebrate this bounty of shellfish, the 13th annual BC Seafood Festival is being held from June 7 to 16, with the Signature Weekend scheduled from June 14 to 16. The festival is the largest of its kind featuring over 40 partners hosting dinners, tours, events, tastings and competitions during the 10-day period to celebrate the Comox Valley’s culinary and seafood attractions and award-winning shellfish producers

Fun competitions include oyster shucking, chowder challenge, best Caesar salad and a chef challenge. Tickets will be available soon to numerous festivities including the Happy Hour Oyster Bar, featuring a variety of oysters, a gala dinner, seafood brunch cookout and more!

Event tickets are on sale now. For more information, go to the BC Seafood Festival website.

Come to the Comox Valley and experience the delicious bounty of local seafood available here. And if you're ready to stay a little longer, take a tour of the oceanview community of The Ridge in South Courtenay, just a few quick minutes drive for the Fanny Bay Oyster headquarters. Phase III of this new home development is now under construction, with more than 100 new homes already built by their preferred builders.

 

Photo credit: BC Seafood Festival

 

Mar 18, 2019

Congratulations to Budget Blinds - Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year

Budget Blinds of North and Central Vancouver Island was recently recognized as the Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year.

This local Vancouver Island business was honoured for their commitment to the community.

Based in Courtenay, the franchise serves North and Central Vancouver Island communities with a great selection of blinds, window coverings, draperies and more. Offering the latest trends and technologies, Budget Blinds also provides customers with free in-home consultations with their design professionals.

Customers can relax, knowing their window coverings will be professionally designed, measured and even installed. Customer satisfaction is paramount for this award-winning company.

Contact them today to learn more about their March special, featuring 50% off select draperies.

Call Budget Blinds at 250.338.8564 or visit their Courtenay showroom at 8-2663 Kilpatrick Ave.

 
 
Photo credit: Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce

Mar 15, 2019

The Ridge in Courtenay is Now Building New Homes in Phase 3

More than 100 families are already happily settled into their new homes in Phases 1 and 2 of The Ridge in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island. The developers have now finished the road and site construction on Phase 3 which includes 47 new home lots with access from Fraser Road.

The lots in this new phase are sited higher on the property and most offer spectacular views of the Comox Glacier, Comox Bay, the mainland mountains and the local Beaufort Mountain range in the Comox Valley.

All of the new homes in this phase have been zoned to accommodate secondary suites which can be used as a separate suite for family members or guests or to generate rental income. You also have the option of building any style of home at The Ridge, including a two-storey home, a rancher or bungalow-style of home with or without a basement, or a split-level home.

When deciding on your new dream home at The Ridge, you can choose to work with one of their preferred builders or bring in a builder of your choice.

The Ridge's preferred builders have the experience of building homes to suit the lot you choose and to design your new home to best highlight the spectacular mountain and ocean views.

New lots in this phase are priced starting at $210,000. Prices of new homes at The Ridge start at $629,000.

Find out more and read about what happy residents have to say about living at The Ridge.

For more information, contact developer Bruce Clapham:
Cell: 250.650.8588 or Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

 

Mar 14, 2019

New Rancher/Bungalow Homes for Sale, Courtenay, BC | Vancouver Island

Two new rancher/bungalow-style homes are for sale in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island. The spacious floorplans feature approximately 1,800 square feet in size and will have 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. The lots in this new subdivision are huge!  They have approximately a 70-foot frontage and they are up to 280 feet deep. The depth of these lots allows for a detached building for a workshop or home-based business on the property or you can build a pool, large patio or playground in the backyard.

All of the homes will be built by Southwind Development Corporation, an experienced builder with over 25+ years of experience, known for their quality construction. This project will contain 20 new rancher style homes when completed and this property is located adjacent to the nature sanctuary known as Ruth Masters Park which is located close to the Puntledge River. This desirable location is also within walking distance to Courtenay Elementary School, Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School, Lake Trail Middle School and downtown Courtenay.

These new homes for sale are located on Grayhawk Place at 1st Street in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island.

Prices start at $569,900.

For more information or a personal tour, contact Realtor Art Meyers of Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Cell: 250-207-1879   
Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca

Mar 14, 2019

Crown Isle Community Premier Builder Feature: Integra Homes

Integra HomesContinuing our feature on the new home builders at Crown Isle, this month we highlight Integra Homes.

The 831-acre master-planned residential and golf community of Crown Isle has been designed to include single-family homes, patio homes, fairway homes, a gated community and condominiums. There is a diversity of homes styles that appeal to families, empty nesters or people who want to relocate to experience a taste of the Vancouver Island lifestyle. Crown Isle's premier builders have been an integral part of the community's success, building new homes for the residents of Crown Isle.

Bill Larson, the owner of Integra Homes, has been a custom home builder for more than 20 years and has been involved in the construction of over 100 custom homes in the Crown Isle community. Bill is currently leading several teams building custom homes in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community. He likes to meet with each one of his clients in person to get a first-hand account of what they would like that will suit their family and their lifestyle.

He coordinates his team and sub-trades and maintains a close rapport with his valued clients as cited in this testimonial, “Bill Larson is so kind and I have a lot of respect for him, he always has a smile on his face, it’s obvious he loves his job.”

For more information about building your custom dream home in the Crown Isle Community, contact:
Bill Larson, Integra Homes 
Cell: 250-331-1877  
 Email: bill@integrahomescv.ca   
www.integrahomescv.ca

 

Mar 07, 2019

Learn the Benefits of New Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith - Certified Built Green Platinum

Built Green Homes are good for the earth and good for the homeowner! The developers and builders of The Gales, a new Vancouver Island real estate development in Ladysmith know the importance of both, and are building high-quality homes, designed with eco-friendly options to make for more comfortable homes that save homeowners money.
 
New homes at The Gales are built to the highest level of BuiltGreen certification - Platinum - and offer homeowners a number of money-saving benefits, as well as environmentally friendly construction processes. Built Green Platinum homes offer lower monthly operating costs thanks to things like energy efficient appliances, furnaces, windows and insulation. Water efficiency is achieved through plumbing and landscaping choices. Air inside the homes is cleaner with fewer allergens, and more comfortable with fewer drafts and more consistent temperatures.
 
These energy efficient homes offer the benefit of long term cost savings on water, electricity and gas bills saving between $300 - $500 per year.

According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, recent research has shown that homes with Built Green certification will sell for close to 10% more on average, protecting your investment for the long term.

The Gales is now a well-established community in the Town of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Award-winning GNB Builders continues its tradition of building modern, luxurious patio homes, two of which are currently listed for sale.
 
These 1,820 sq ft patio homes are built as a side-by-side duplex and are listed at $609,900 - Suite #19 and $619,900 -Suite #18. An additional two new rancher-style homes are set to begin construction soon. These new 1,820 sq ft homes are expected to start at $614,900.
 
For more information on available homes and future plans at The Gales, contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty at 250.245.0545.

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