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Jul 30, 2019

New Listings Available at The Gales in Ladysmith

Realtor Keith Mazurenko now has three homes for sale in the prestigious oceanview development of The Gales in Ladysmith on central Vancouver Island. There are currently two new homes available, as well as one duplex-style rancher with a walk-out basement built in 2007.

Located at 626 Farrell Drive in Ladysmith, all three homes are built to "Built Green Platinum" so you know that air quality, livability, low energy costs and high quality construction are assured under this exclusive program. The master-planned residential community of The Gales is just minutes from forested trails, beaches, and a number of golf courses. These homes are located 10 minutes from the Nanaimo airport and an hour from Victoria.

Built in 2007, Unit #5 is listed at $769,900. This home offers 3,093 sq ft of space with a level-entry main floor and walkout basement. A double attached garage is also included. Featuring 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this luxury home is impeccably finished. With expansive ocean views, a large deck, patio and a yard, you'll have plenty of choice when it's time to enjoy warm summer evenings outdoors. 

A new, never lived in home, Unit #19 is listed at $609,900. This luxury 1,820 sq ft rancher/bungalow-style home offers ocean views. From the moment you enter the grand foyer of this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom homes you'll appreciate the high-end finishings. Features include hardwood and tile, heated bathroom floors, amazing cabinetry and granite/quartz counters, a gorgeous ensuite and beautiful fireplace feature wall. 

Now under construction, Unit 21 is listed at $649,900. Offering 1,818 sq ft of living space including 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this open layout home offers a great room style living space with a natural gas fireplace, a king-sized master suite with a five-piece ensuite and much more.

Contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage at 250-245-0545 for more details or to arrange a personal tour of any of these homes at The Gales.

Prices subject to change

Jul 26, 2019

Keep Cool this Summer With the Right Window Coverings From Budget Blinds

As the summer heats up, consider what your window coverings are doing to keep you cool. Windows are a key component of the energy efficiency of your home, and the right window treatments from Budget Blinds of the North Island can be a great way to improve the heating or cooling of your home. Blinds, shades, shutters and drapes all provide effective insulation to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Budget Blinds has a variety of window treatment options to choose from, to ensure your home is both comfortable and looks great! One popular option is cellular shades, with their honeycomb-shaped pockets which keep air from escaping or entering your home, protecting you from the elements.

Window film is also a great way to deflect nearly all of the damaging UV rays that fade and damage flooring and furniture, while also keeping the heat out of your home. Optional motorization on blinds lets you set your blinds on a timer, meaning even while you're away at work or on vacation, your blinds will open and close at the best time to keep the heat in or out.

Not sure what blinds, shades, shutters, or drapes might work best for your home? Schedule a free consultation with a Budget Blinds designer, who can help you choose the window treatments that work best with your home to create a comfortable environment for your family and guests while also providing you with long-term energy savings.

Contact them today to get started!

Jul 25, 2019

This Family Has So Many Reasons to Love Living at The Ridge

Residents of The Ridge in Courtenay have many reasons to "Love living at The Ridge."

One couple, Brianna and Jeremy, told 1stView about many of the benefits their family enjoys in their new home at The Ridge. They moved into their new custom home at The Ridge in March, 2019.

The couple said they looking for a safe and quiet neighbourhood for their family and their two young children. They bought a home built by one of The Ridge's preferred builders, Brando Construction. 

“We were looking at quite a few homes in different locations and the first time we visited The Ridge we fell in love with it, because of the layout of the neighbourhood, the walking trails for our dog, and the amazing mountain and ocean views. We can even see the Mainland mountains from here! We immediately enjoyed a very welcoming feeling driving into The Ridge."

The family enjoys the easy access to outdoor activities, and have noticed their neighbours are also busy exploring the Comox Valley.

“We love being outdoors! Most of the places we like to go to - like Comox Lake and Cumberland - are only a 15 minute drive away. We often see like-minded neighbours getting ready to pursue their favorite outdoor activities on the weekends."

Additionally their new home is close to all of the day-to-day needs:

“The Ridge is also close to grocery stores, shopping and the airport is only 20 minutes away. I travel frequently for work and easy and quick access to the Comox Valley Airport is important," Brianna explained.

And the community has quickly become home for the entire family, thanks to friendly neighbours and community amenities.

“There is a relaxed atmosphere in the neighbourhood, and strong sense of community. Last night we went to the local park here, only a few minutes from our home and there were four other families at the park. The kids ran towards each other and played together and we had a visit with the neighbours. Even though we have only been here a few months, we all know each other’s names, the childrens’ names and we even know the dogs’ names! Our children feel very comfortable going to the park, and we know that they are safe in our neighbourhood. We visit the park daily and sometimes multiple times in the same day.

“Soccer, lacrosse and frisbee activities are frequently played in the park and it is also a great area to play with our dog. We often see celebrations being held in the park as well. We feel a great sense of community here. 

“Life at The Ridge is very family-friendly, there is a nice mix of young families who interact with each other, retirees and other residents of all ages. There are very few vehicles on the roads - only neighbourhood traffic - and the roundabouts help calm the traffic. 

“When I walk the dog, even early in the morning, I say ‘hi’ to at least 10 people. We have the best neighbours and we have quickly become friends."

Brianna & Jeremy, residents at THE RIDGE.





Jul 07, 2019

The Ridge in Courtenay Has Mountain and Ocean View Lots for Sale

Are you thinking of moving to Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia? Consider making your new home in the community of The Ridge in Courtenay, in the beautiful Comox Valley. This quiet and scenic neighbourhood is located close to community amenities, shopping and access to outdoor activities. The community offers panoramic mountain and ocean views, with new homes being built to take best advantage of these amazing views.

The Ridge is a residential community where you can choose your ideal building lot, the perfect home design and your own builder! You may choose from one of the community's preferred builders or choose a different builder. The devleopers and builders will help your family find the right lot for the type of home that you want to build. You may choose to build a rancher or bungalow-style home, a two-storey home or a home with a walk-out basement. The Ridge is zoned to accommodate secondary suites, great for extended family, guests or rentals as a mortgage helper.

Phase 3 has recently been released and there are many new available lots to choose from.

The developers would be happy to send you information regarding location, lot sizes and dimensions. If you are in the neighbourhood, they would love to give you a tour!

Residents “Love living at The Ridge”. To find out more about the friendly and welcoming community at The Ridge, contact them today.

Contact: Bruce Clapham
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

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