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Mar 18, 2021

The Ridge in Booming in a Busy Real Estate Market

If you have been considering building a new home in Courtenay, BC, it's time to start making decisions! These are extremely busy times in the local real estate market and building costs are increasing. Recent numbers show that the cost of a new home is up 15% compared to the same time period last year and the housing market is expected to continue to rise, as economists forecast increases into 2022.

Build a New Home at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

At The Ridge in Courtenay, on beautiful Vancouver Island, they are currently selling new residential lots in Phase 3B. Their preferred builders have reserved these lots to build custom homes and are available to guide you through the process of choosing a lot and designing the right home for your family. 

The Ridge offers a variety of home designs that are customizable for any ifestyle. Are you working from home? Are you looking for a larger home for your family? Is a home with a secondary or in-law suite something that appeals to you? Are you retiring? 

Types of Homes Available at The Ridge

Rancher/Bungalow Style Homes –  These homes are one-storey homes with an open interior design. Floor plans generally include access from the kitchen/dining area to a patio. Primary bedrooms offer ensuites and walk in clostes, and typically two more bedrooms and an additional bathroom are included in the main floor plan. These homes appeal to growing families and older homeowners who would like to age in place. 

Two-Storey Homes offer space and flexibility. Typically the primary bedroom is built on the first floor to accommodates those who like to enjoy their day-to-day living on the main floor of the home, while the upper floor provides a separate living area, bedrooms and bathroom for family members or guests. Large decks provide additional outdoor space.

Homes with Walk-Out Basements – These homes create a unique space that allows the basement to be used as a living area usually associated with an outdoor patio. The basement can be finished to expand the living space or a secondary suite can be added for extended family or rental income. A separate entrance provides direct access to this area of the home.

Secondary Suites – All of the lots at The Ridge have been zoned to allow for secondary suites to be built as part of your new home. Create a comfortable and separate space for your guests, in-laws, adult children, or use the suite as a mortgage helper. 

Mountain and Ocean Views

This residential community features mountain and ocean views from everywhere in the subdivision. The Ridge is one of the most desirable and most scenic subdivisions in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. 

Close Proximity to Outdoor Activities

This community is located very close to Comox Valley parks, walkways, beaches and other outdoor recreational activities. Mount Washington is only a 30 minute drive from there. This is your new home base for all of your Vancouver Island adventures. The many current residents “Love living at The Ridge”.

To find out more about this friendly and welcoming community at The Ridge, contact their preferred builders for more information about custom home building in Phase 3B.

Mar 13, 2021

Courtenay, BC Ranks High Among Canada's Best Communities

A survey conducted in March, 2021 by Rate.ca, ranked Courtenay, BC in the Comox Valley as the 11th best spot in Canada for livability. The key factors that the survey measured, among people who decided to relocate during COVID, included scenery, affordability, economic and job growth, the size of the city or town and outdoor activities.

For those of us living here, this comes as no surprise. Courtenay is located in a naturally stunning, verdant valley surrounded the Beaufort Mountain range with it's Comox Glacier to the west and the shorelines of Comox Bay to the east. It is truly one of the most scenic and liveable communities on Vancouver Island.

Seeking to Relocate? 

Have you considered moving to Courtenay on beautiful Vancouver Island? This culturally diverse community is easily accessible by land, sea or air. Do you enjoy outdoor activities and recreation? This is one of the very few places in the world where you can enjoy ocean kayaking or fishing, alpine skiing and golfing all on the same day! Cap off that day with a 100-mile diet meal at one of many great restaurants or enjoy a picnic lunch at your favourite beach or provincial park.

Choose a Lot and Select a Builder

The Ridge is one of few master-planned communities with available lots and new homes in Courtenay. More than 120 homes have already been built there in previous phases, and their preferred builders have lots available to build custom homes in Phases 3B. These carefully selected custom builders are availble to guide you through the process of choosing a lot and designing a home to meet your goals and expectations. You can go to The Ridge's site plan to choose a lot and a builder. 

If you have looked at the possibility of living at The Ridge we encourage you to reach out to one of their preferred builders now to move forward with the customized home of your dreams. The real estate market is very busy in the Comox Valley and homes and lots are being sold at a record pace.

Preferred Builder, Grand Legacy Homes

Currently, Grand Legacy Homes has a 1,620 sq. ft. bungalow under construction located at 3381 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay, BC. This home is scheduled to be completed by early July 2021.

This rancher/bungalow style of home has been designed with an open concept and features a gas fireplace, large windows and 9 ft ceilings throughout. The modern kitchen has quartz counters with an under-mount sink and an over-sized island which is perfect for the chefs in your family. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, and the ensuite has a tiled shower. There are lots of storage options, with a full crawl space, and a large garage. This home is energy efficient as it has been built with an ICF foundation and includes a heat pump and a back-up furnace.

This home is being sold directly by the builder, Wayne Schick at Grand Legacy Homes.
Email: wayne@grandlegacy.ca
Cell: 250.702.2251
Price: $750,000 + GST

Note: Prices, availability and conditions are subject to change without notice.

Mar 07, 2021

Budget Blinds Biggest Sale of the Year is on Now

Budget Blinds is ushering in spring on Vancouver Island with their biggest sale of the year. This March enjoy 50% off your order (some exclusion apply).

Now is the time to update your home with new window coverings. The sale includes blinds, shutters, curtains and more, so no matter your needs or style, Budget Blinds has savings for you.

And as always, Budget Blinds design experts are available for free in-home or virtual consultations to make sure you’re getting the right products for your home. They’ll make suggestions that match your budget and your space. And with professional measuring, you know your new window coverings will fit right the first time. Choose Budget Blinds professional installation and you can simply sit back and enjoy your new look.

Budget Blinds offers exclusive brands at a variety of price points, so no matter how luxurious or budget-conscious your project is, they have the products that will work for you.

Budget Blinds is locally owned and operated on Vancouver Island. Call them today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:

Cowichan Valley

Call: 250.924.0249


Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay



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