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Sep 30, 2019

Residents are Celebrating Living at The Ridge in Courtenay BC

Residents at The Ridge recently celebrated at their 3rd annual neighbourhood party. Nearly 200 residents, family and friends enjoyed the afternoon and evening festivities. This yearly event is a highlight in this growing Courtenay neighbourhood. Residents of all ages enjoy gathering together to see old friends and meet new neighbours. 

The children enjoyed an inflatable bounce house, face painting and games in the park. Volleyball, frisbee and croquet kept all ages active. And the highlight of the event was the live band - the crowd was up and dancing to live music. 

A barbeque and buffet kept everyone fed and smiling.

 Living at The Ridge is truly a unique experience. Neighbours become friends and welcome all new residents to the area. 

One couple, Brianna and Jeremy recently shared how much their family enjoys living at The Ridge.

“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. We feel a great sense of community here.”

Visit and find out for yourself  - construction of new homes is now underway in Phase 3A.

Contact developer Bruce Clapham for more information about new homes at The Ridge.
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Sep 17, 2019

Tour Available Homes at The Gales in Ladysmith

Choose from three homes now for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith. Realtor Keith Mazurenko has three oceanview homes - two new construction homes, and one resale home - for sale in this community of luxury homes in Ladysmith on central Vancouver Island. 

Located at 626 Farrell Drive in Ladysmith, all three homes are built to "Built Green Platinum" ensuring air quality, livability, low energy costs and high quality construction. All homes at The Gales are built by award-winning GNB Builders and are certified Built Green.

Built in 2007, Unit #5 is listed at $769,900. This spacious home offers an expansive 3,093 sq ft of space with a level-entry main floor and walkout basement. With 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, this luxury home is impeccably finished. Offering expansive ocean views, a large deck, patio and a yard, you have plenty of outdoor space to enjoy a morning coffee, and warm summer evenings outdoors. This home offers a double attached garage.

A new-construction home, Unit #19 is listed at $609,900. This luxury 1,820 sq ft single storey home offers ocean views. Enter into the grand foyer of this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom homes, and you'll immediately appreciate the high-end finishings. Highlights in this new Ladysmith home include hardwood and tile flooring, 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. This new home will offer 1,818 sq ft of living space including 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Designed with an open layout, Unit 21 at The Gales 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.

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.

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

Sep 13, 2019

Window Covering Trends From the Budget Blinds Designer Rebeccah Kurucz

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island offers in-home consultations with designers who can help you find the perfect window coverings for your home. This month we feature a spotlight on designer Rebeccah Kurucz.

Rebeccah is an “old soul” with a very cheerful and enthusiastic disposition.

She grew up working in her family’s business in Port Alberni, before pursuing her passion attending school for interior design. She worked for several years at a design firm before making the transition to Budget Blinds. 

“Window coverings play such an important role in the overall look and feel of your home,” says Rebeccah. “I wanted to work more closely with my customers and assist them to put those finishing touches into their homes. Helping my clients to make their homes look beautiful is truly rewarding, and I love being a part of the whole process.”

Rebeccah says her favorite window covering look currently is roller shades with drapery. 

“The simplistic, hard lines of a quality roller shade coupled with soft, flowing, cascades of drapery can transform a space. Of course, every home is different so it’s fun to play with colour and texture to make it unique.”

The biggest trend she is seeing is a return to soft window coverings.

“Many of my clients are moving back to soft treatments. They have been pairing traditional blinds with a Roman Shade in the kitchen as well as adding decorative panels to soften their windows. Soft fashions are back!”

Outside of work, Rebeccah loves to spend her time outdoors.

“Basically, if it is outdoors I’m into it! I really love camping and hiking! I love being around the water. I love the ocean, the rivers and the lakes that are all so close. The Island allows you to enjoy nature all year round.

“I also am a huge sports fan and am very passionate about interior design!”

Book an appointment today to meet with Rebeccah and review the latest trends and design options for your home and lifestyle.

How does it work? A design consultant will come to you and bring samples that you can view in the comfort of your home. They will help you choose your window coverings, and professionally measure. Once ordered, your window coverings will be installed by one of Budget Blinds’ experienced on-staff installers.

Budget Blinds of Nanaimo and Oceanside is locally owned and operated. The staff is a close-knit group of people, who live locally, have a passion for Vancouver Island living and look forward to making your experience the best it can be.


Sep 08, 2019

New Homes And Lots Available in Phase 3A at The Ridge in Courtenay

Phase 3A has brought 48 residential lots to the market at The Ridge, a popular neighbourhood in Courtenay. Phases 1 and 2 are sold out with more than 100 new homes now in the community. The preferred builders at The Ridge are working hard to keep up with demand, and currenlty have many new homes under construction for custom clients and as spec homes. With a broad a variety of floorplans, there are many distinctive homestyles to choose from at The Ridge.

Both rancher/bungalow and two-storey homes are popular at The Ridge, for retirees and young families, who want open space to entertain or spend time together, and enough privacy for guests or kids.

Homes with a walk-out basement are a popular option at The Ridge, as all lots are zoned to accommodate secondary suites. The basement can be finished to create extra living space for your family, or create a secondary suite that can be rented or occupied by extended family. A separate entrance can provide direct access to this area of the home.

Many of the new homes being built in this new phase at The Ridge will feature beautiful mountain and ocean views. You'll see the Mainland mountains, Comox Bay and the Comox Marina while you drive down the aptly-named Harbourview Boulevard, a wide, gently curved road that runs through Phase 3A. Lots on the southside of Harbourview Blvd. feature a forested park as a backdrop, providing natural green space for homeowners.

Contact these or their other preferred builders to find out more about their homes under construction:

Lawmar Contracting
Two new homes are under construction:
A 1,595 sq. ft. rancher is being built at 3309 Harbourview Blvd. Price: $669,900.
A large 2,980 sq. ft.home with a secondary suite is located at 3322 Harbourview Blvd. Price: $799,900.
For a tour, contact: Lawrie McIntyre, Lawmar Contracting
Phone: 250.338.7637  Email: lawrie@lawmar.ca

Coastal Custom Homes
A 1,551 sq. ft. rancher is under construction at 3409 Marygrove Crescent. Price: $670,000.
For more information, contact Dean Vershuur, Coastal Custom Homes
Phone: 250.465.2205  Email: dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Prices and availability of homes subject to change without notice.

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