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Sep 29, 2020

Create a Cozy Space With Help from Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

As we settle into fall on the West Coast, it's time to think about creating cozy indoor spaces for months ahead. New window coverings might be just the refresh your home needs. And did you know, the right window coverings can even help reduce your heating costs through the winter.

Talk to a Budget Blinds of Vancouver Island expert today to discover the latest trends in window fashions, home automation and more. Their designers can come to you, with Covid safety protocols in place, or meet remotely to view your home and assess your window covering needs. With their expert advice, making the right choice for your home is easy. 

And with Budget Blinds’ professional installation, your new curtains or blinds will be installed right! No need to stress about it - their experts are on the job.

Contact your closest Budget Blinds on vancouver Island today to get started on creating your cozy space this season:

Cowichan Valley

Call: 250.924.0249


Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay



Sep 21, 2020

New Phase of Lots to be Released at The Ridge in Courtenay

View lots at The RidgeBuilding lots in Phase 3B are about to be released at The Ridge in Courtenay, B.C. Wth only limited lots and new homes available in Phase 3A, and phases 1 and 2 comletely sold out, now is the time to secure your new home or lot. Phase 3A is 80% sold and the remaining lots are expected to be sold by the end of 2020.

Lots in Phase 3B at The Ridge are located on a higher elevation on the south side of the development. This elevation provides panoramic views of Comox Bay and the mainland mountains. You'll wake up to stunning sunrise views. This is truly Vancouver Island living at its finest.

Phase 3B includes 61 new home sites for sale. All of the lots at The Ridge have been zoned to allow for secondary suites - you can choose to add a carriage house above the garage or a legal basement suite as part of your new home build. Create a comfortable and separate space for a nanny, an older child, or your in-laws, or use the suite as a mortgage helper. 

Homes at The Ridge can be built in a variety of styles including:

  • A rancher or bungalow style home
  • A two-storey walk-up home
  • A two-level home with a walk-out basement.

The Ridge has five preferred builders who have worked on the develpment for several years. They have the experience and professional credentials to build a home that will create happy memories for you family years to come. These builders have helped many satisifed homeowners build their dream homes at The Ridge. 

The preferred builders at The Ridge are: 

Lawmar Contracting | lawmar.ca
Lawrie McIntyre  Phone: 250.338.7637  Email:lawrie@lawmar.ca

Brando Construction | brandoconstruction.com
Realtor: Bill Anglin  Cell: 250.703.6119  Email:info@courtneyanglin.com

Coastal Custom Homes | coastalcustomhomes.ca
Dean Vershuur  Cell: 250.465.2205  Email:dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Candor Developments Inc. | candordevelopments.ca
Isaac Bale  Cell: 778.995.2529  Email: info@candordevelopments.ca

Grand Legacy Homes
Wayne Schick  Cell: 250.702.2251  Email: wayne@grandlegacy.ca

Contact any one of these preferred builders to inquire about choosing a lot and building your new custom home, or work with a builder of your choice. 

If you are interested in choosing a lot in Phase 3A or 3B contact the developer directly:

Bruce Clapham | Developer of The Ridge
Phone: 250.650.8588 Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


Sep 10, 2020

BC Homes Sales Forecast to Be Strong in 2021

According to the BC Real Estate Association's third-quarter housing forecast, MLS residential sales are set to increase by 6.5 percent by the end of 2020, and even more for 2021, with predicted increase of 17.6 percent next year.

In the Comox Valley, real estate appraiser Chris Kutyn said in his monthly market update for September 2020 that the Comox Valley area will continue to see upward pressure home prices: “The single-family statistics for August point to a rising average price in the Comox Valley. The market is quite active and even aggressive at times.”

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board, the average price of a home in the Comox Valley in August 2020 was $601,913 up 5% from the average sale price compared to the same time period last year.

Some of this imapct is due to Coivd-19. Families are looking at their homes in a different light - needing a dedicated home office to accommodate working from home, or a separate area for schooling from home as well. As people spend more time at home, many families want more space, both indoors and outdoors. The Ridge community in south Courtenay has recently welcomed several new residents to The Ridge who are relocating to the Comox Valley from larger, more urban cities, perhaps to reduce exposure to a larger population. With interest rates at an all-time low, more people are making the move to get into the market or to move into a bigger home.

What does this mean for you, if you are looking to purchse or build a new home? If you have been thinking of building a new home in Courtenay on Vancouver Island, now is the time to shift into action. The sales activity of new homes and lots has increased significantly during the past few months at The Ridge. Homes and new lots are selling at a brisker pace than at any other time since they started building this development six years ago. Nearly all of the existing new homes by their preferred builders have been sold. Our existing inventory of lots and homes in Phase 3A is 80% sold and the remaining lots will likely be sold in the next few months. To meet market demand, The Ridge will be introducing their newest and final phase - 61 new lots in Phase 3B - in the fall of this year. 

Get started by contacting one of their preferred builders to arrange a consultation regarding a custom home build or to view one of the homes that is under construction. Our inventory of new lots is getting lower every month. Contact us for more information about the remaining lots in Phase 3A or about the upcoming 61 lots in Phase 3B.

Contact Bruce Clapham | Developer of The Ridge
Phone: 250.650.8588 Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


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