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Oct 28, 2019

Add Home Technology From Budget Blinds to Make Your Home More Comfortable and Secure

While most of us know about smart speakers and thermostats for updating our home technology, we often forget that window coverings can also be automated to enhance the comfort and security of your home.

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island is a leader in automation for window coverings as well as other home technology.

The Smart Home Collection by Budget Blinds includes brands like Somfy®, SONOS, and other top tech brands to offer homeowners a suite of state-of-the-art, intuitive solutions for today’s modern home. You can control your window coverings, lighting, climate, home security and entertainment systems, with the push of a button from your smart device, handheld remote control, or keypad. 

And of course Budget Blinds can work with your existing window coverings to retrofit them with new technology. Motorized retrofit solutions offer significant savings compared to an all-new motorized system, and allow you to program window coverings on timers to open and close at specific times during the day to help save on energy costs. You can even select from several control options- from wireless wall switches to hand-held remotes!

Motorized window treatments allow you to control and schedule the positioning of your window coverings for enhanced, on-demand privacy, and since they are cordless, they provide a safer environment for children and pets. Motorized window treatments also include unique sensors that allow you to increase energy efficiency by automatically adjusting your window coverings with rising temperatures. 

Find the technology you want at your locally-owned Vancouver Island Budget Blinds store. Budget Blinds of the North Island is located in Courtenay and serves Campbell River, The Comox Valley and surrounding communities.

Contact them today at 250.338.8564, visit their showroom at 8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue, Courtenay, or request a free in-home consultation online.


Oct 25, 2019

The Gales in Ladysmith Has Two New Luxury Homes for Sale

There are currently two new luxury homes for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith. Realtor Keith Mazurenko has two newly built oceanview homes for sale in this community of luxury homes in Ladysmith on central Vancouver Island. 

Unit #19 is listed at $629,900. This luxury 1,820 sq ft single storey home offers ocean views. Enter into the grand foyer of this 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom home, 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. 

Recently completed, Unit #21 is now listed for sale at $649,900. This new home offers 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 with a natural gas fireplace, a king-sized master suite with a five-piece ensuite and much more. The chef's kitchen offers plenty of space for storage, food prep and entertaining.

Located at 626 Farrell Drive in Ladysmith, these homes are built to "Built Green Platinum" standard ensuring air quality, livability, low energy costs and high quality construction. All homes at The Gales are built by award-winning GNB Builders. The master-planned residential community of The Gales is just minutes from forested trails, beaches, and a number of golf courses. This real estate development is located 10 minutes from the Nanaimo airport and an hour from the city of 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

Oct 23, 2019

Custom Builder Brando Construction Has Many New Homes For Sale at The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge community in Courtenay has new homes under construction and for sale by many of their preferred builders. One of these builders, Brando Construction Ltd., has been building new homes in The Ridge neighbourhood for the past six years. 

Here are just four of the new homes that they are currently building in Phase 3A of this master-planned ocean view community:

4088 Chancellor Crescent in Courtenay, B.C. 
This two-storey floorplan has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,678 sq. ft. of space. The kitchen features a family-friendly eating bar combined with a large island. This home features impressive ocean views of Comox Bay.
Price: $829,900

4100 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C. Price: $799,900
This floorplan features 2,400 sq. ft. and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms on two floors. It has a large master bedroom with spa-like ensuite and walk-in closet. This home will be ready for occupancy soon.
Price: $799,900

4124 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C. 
This main floor level home with walk-out basement features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main floor includes 1,755 sq. ft. and the floor area below the main level features 865 sq. ft. Expansive views of Comox Bay are available from the upper deck.
Price: $749,900

4130 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C. 
This main floor entry home with walk-out basement has five bedrooms and three bathrooms. The main floor features an open concept kitchen and dining area with access to a large covered deck featuring views of the ocean and Coast Mountains. 
Price: $769,900

For more information about these new homes for sale on Vancouver Island contact Bill Anglin and Michele Courtney, Realtors at Re/Max, OCEAN PACIFIC REALTY at:
Bill’s Cell: 250-703-6119
Michele’s Cell: 250-703-1571

Or, contact the developer of The Ridge for information about newly available lots in Phase 3A of The Ridge. Choose a lot or contact one of their preferred builders to discuss your ideal floor plan. Come by and drive through the neighbourhood. They would love to give you a tour! 

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

Oct 18, 2019

New Home for Sale Features Solar Panels in Courtenay, B.C.

Coastal Custom Homes, a custom home builder in Courtenay, B.C. has a rancher-style home under construction which has solar panels installed on the roof. This is one of the first new homes in the Comox Valley to feature solar panels and it is for sale!  

Solar panels produce 5 to 10 times less carbon emissions per unit of energy relative to natural gas. These solar panels will provide a free renewable source of energy for years to come. Energy bills will be significantly reduced from the moment you move into this beautiful new home. 

This 1,551 sq. ft. home has been designed in a transitional style and features an open concept floor plan. The kitchen features custom shaker cabinets, a large island with eating bar and has granite countertops throughout. White oak engineered flooring provides a timeless and beautiful look in the living room, dining room and kitchen.

The master bedroom area of this home features a large walk-in closet and ensuite which includes a stand alone soaker bathtub, a separate tiled shower, double sinks, quartz countertops and heated tile floors. 

A see-through gas fireplace is one of the highlights of this home, as it can be enjoyed from both the master bedroom and the living room. 

A very large separate storage area has been built into this home, with access from the garage. It offers 1,551 sq. ft. of unfinished space beneath the house with a six-foot ceiling. This type of storage area is perfect for storing seasonal items or recreational items, and is also suitable as a wine cellar.

This new home for sale will be completed in December 2019. Coastal Custom Homes is one of the premier custom home builders in the Comox Valley and is quickly becoming known for their “high-end” finishes and for their classic, West Coast design. 

This home is located at 3409 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, B.C.

Price: $670,000.

Contact: Coastal Custom Homes, Dean Verschuur
Cell: 250-465-2205


Oct 15, 2019

The Ridge in Courtenay Has New Homes Under Construction, Ready for You to Customize

The developer of The Ridge has partnered with a number of premier custom builders to ensure that new residents have access to reputable, professional builders. New homeowners can choose to work with these preferred builders or select an accredited builder of their choice.

All of the preferred builders at The Ridge currently have homes under construction in Phase 3A. Some of these new homes are available for quick possession - currently in various stages of construction, these homes still allow for purchasers to customize colours, materials and finishes.

At The Ridge, you can choose from a variety of floorplans, including ranchers, two-storey homes and homes with walk-out basements. All of the lots at The Ridge are zoned to accomodate a secondary suite. Consider this as a mortgage helper, in-law suite, or a private space for adult childnre living at home.

Located in South Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, The Ridge is a scenic neighbourhood which already has 125 occupied, new homes in Phases 1 and 2. This master-planned community features its own trail and park, and connects to the trails in Millard Nature Parks and Conservation Area. 

Living at The Ridge means you have easy access to nature, spectacular scenery, and the local shopping centres only five minutes away. 

The Ridge currently has lots to choose from in Phase 3A of various sizes. Choose a lot and contact a preferred builders to discuss your ideal floor plan. Find out why our residents “Love Living at The Ridge.”

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


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