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Aug 25, 2019

Enjoy The Outdoors From Your New Home at The Ridge in the Comox Valley

The Comox Valley is the place to be for outdoor activities. Imagine enjoying biking, hiking, swimming, golfing, fishing, kayaking, beachcombing, skiing and snowshoeing, and many more activities - all in your own community. And you can enjoy many of these activities year round, thanks to mild West Coast climate. This is just a small sampling of the recreational activities the Comox Valley has to offer for all ages:

The Cumberland Community Forest in the village of Cumberland incorporates the rich mining and logging history of the village into an extensive trail network. There are more than 175 bike trails of varying difficulty levels to choose from in the Cumberland Forest. Stop in and visit a bike shop in Cumberland or the Vancouver Island Visitor Centre and grab a copy of the Cumberland trail map prior to heading out on your adventure!

Cumberland is also the access point to Comox Lake, a popular spot for camping, swimming,, canoeing, boating and fishing. The sandy beach offers a concession stand, coin-operated showers, and a boat launch,. Comox Lake is also a polular trail head. 

Mount Washington Alpine Resort and Strathcona Provincial Park are popular year round destiantions, with a variety of activities and events on offer. Enjoy hiking to one of the local lakes, take a ride on the chairlift, mountain biking and sightseeing. Mount Washington Resort is located adjacent to Strathcona Provincial Park, the oldest provincial park in British Columbia. In the winter months, the mountain resort offers alpine and nordic skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing.

Vancouver Island is famous as a year-round destination for golfers. There are three 18-hole golf courses located within a 15 minute drive from The Ridge community in Courtenay, including Crown Isle Golf Course, Sunnydale Golf & Country Club and Glacier Greens Golf Course. Are you an avid golfer? Pack your clubs and plan a visit to the Comox Valley today!

While you are here, drive up to The Ridge to see why residents say, “We Love Living at The Ridge.

NEW! The Ridge now has lots for sale in Phase 3A, with prices starting at $225,000 per lot. All homes are zoned to accommodate secondary suites.

Contact the developer for more information: Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Investments Ltd.
Phone: 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Aug 23, 2019

Read the Reviews - Budget Blinds of the North Island Comes Out on Top

Budget Blinds of the North Island has an outstanding reputation for providing quality products at great prices, along with excellent customer service.

Online reviews from customers rave about their friendly and knowledgeable staff, prompt service and their surprisingly low prices. Take a look at some of these five-star Google reviews:

“We have dealt with the team at Budget Blinds several times, both for our business, and our home. The level of service we have received from the team is unparalleled in the industry. The products that Budget Blinds offers are top quality and the pricing is extremely competitive.” 

“5 star rating. Excellent service from order to install. Very friendly and helpful. Very quick on our second order once we moved on - greatly appreciate it!”

“5 stars - Sales, explanations, suggestions, installation were all excellent.”

“Budget Blinds came out on top. Very knowledgeable. Very professional and friendly, understanding as well, totally recommended.”

If it’s time to update your window coverings, give the team at Budget Blinds of the North Island a call. A free in-home consultation with their designers will ensure that you get the right product for your needs. 

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island 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.

Aug 14, 2019

New Homes Available at The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island

There are now new, ready-to-move-in homes available from the premier builders at The Ridge in Courtenay. From young families to active retirees, people are relocating to this welcoming master-planned new community in Courtenay, B.C. Home buyers are moving from other areas of the Comox Valley as well as from other cities and provinces to enjoy this peaceful, welcoming and scenic neighbourhood. Tour The Ridge and see for yourself why residents “Love Living at The Ridge!”

These homes for sale have been recently completed by preferred builders at The Ridge and are ready for their new homeowners: 

Builder: Candor Developments Inc.
Home #1 - 4199 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,508 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
Priced at $739,000
MLS #458779
For more information on Candor’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtors Richelle Newson at richelle@marcvilla.com, Phone 778.977.2029 and Marc Villanueva at marc@marcvilla.com, Phone 250-702-6560.

Builder: Candor Developments Inc.
Home #2 - 3404 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,372 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
Priced at $749,000
MLS # 458770
For more information on Candor’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtors Richelle Newson at richelle@marcvilla.com, Phone 778.977.2029 and Marc Villanueva at marc@marcvilla.com, Phone 250-702-6560.

Builder: Lawmar Contracting Ltd.
Home #3 - 4196 Remi Place, Courtenay, BC
Spacious 2,795 sq. ft. 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home
For sale, priced at $775,000
MLS #451057
For more information on Lawmar’s homes for sale, contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtor Tracy Fogtmann at tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca, Phone 250.331.1544


Aug 12, 2019

Enjoy an Active Lifetstyle Year Round in Ladysmith

Home buyers looking to relocate to BC are considering smaller communities on Vancouver Island and real estate sales in locations such as Ladysmith are seeing the benefits. Active retirees especially are making up a large portion of new residents in smaller Vancouver Island communities, and builders are developing homes designed to take advantage of what the Island lifestyle has to offer.

Many people are relocating from the expensive Vancouver and Victoria real estate markets to Ladysmith for a break from both big city life and big city real estate prices. People are also moving from Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Ontario. Buyers tend to be active and want to live in Ladysmith to enjoy the warmer weather and lifestyle.

With year-round outdoor activities and adventures to be enjoyed in one of Canada's most temperate climates, Ladysmith offers a host of things to do. From a walk on one of the many local beaches to leisurely strolls through pristine forest right at your back door, nature is easy to find. Meanwhile, the town of Ladysmith offers convenience without the fast pace of a large urban centre. The relaxed and friendly lifestyle in Ladysmith will leave you as refreshed as you are after a walk in one of the many local parks.

Nestled between the sea and the mountains is The Gales in Ladysmith - a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Here you can relax surrounded by nature, in a home and community where the great outdoors is in harmony with the great indoors. This place is The Gales, a luxury new-home development in Ladysmith with ocean and mountain views.

Contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko to learn about available new homes in this ocean-view community.

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Office Phone: 250-338-5466

Courtenay, British Columbia