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Nov 14, 2019

Stay Warm This Winter With New Window Coverings From Budget Blinds - On Sale Now!

As temperatures drop, have you considered how your window treatments affect the energy efficiency of your home? The right window coverings can save you money on your heating bills this winter, and Budget Blinds of the North Island has all of the options your home needs.

Research shows that as much as 50 per cent of a home's heating energy can be lost through its windows. So rather than cranking up your heat (and your bills), let Budget Blinds help with a versatile selection of blinds, shades, shutters, and window film that are both practical and energy efficient, while also stylish.

Many experts agree that an average house with 15 windows, properly equipped with energy efficient window coverings, can achieve an annual energy savings of approximately $150.

With Budget Blinds of the North Island now offering a $350 rebate for every $1,000 spent on custom window coverings, now is the time to ensure your home both looks great and is cozy over the chilly winter months.

Contact them today to set up an in-home consultation with a design expert: 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.

Nov 12, 2019

Take a Look At Two of The 15 New Homes Now Under Construction at The Ridge in Courtenay

Currently more than 15 new homes are being built at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC. These new designer homes vary in size and design, with some ready for quick possession. 

These homes are under construction in Phase 3A - with 48 new lots available in this phase, our preferred builders are keeping busy. These Comox Valley homes for sale feature stunning ocean and mountain views. Enjoy views of the Coast Mountain Range, Comox Bay and the Comox Marina from your new home. Regardless of the size of your family, there is something for everyone at The Ridge!

There are five preferred builders at The Ridge to choose from, or bring your builder of choice. One of these preferred builders, Lawmar Contracting Ltd. currently has two new constuction homes for sale at The Ridge:

3309 Harbourview Blvd. is a 1,614 sq. ft. rancher/-style home with three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. Highlights include heated flooring, quartz countertops, heat pump and heat recovery ventilation (HRV), Hardi-plank siding, a double car garage and more.
Price: $669,900

3322 Harbourview Blvd. is a 3,190 sq. ft. home with a main level entry floor plan offering a full walk-out basement. This home will feature a separate one-bedroom legal suite. There is a two-car garage and additional space for parking in the driveway.
Price: $799,900

To arrange for a viewing and to find out more about occupancy dates for these Lawmar Contracting homes for sale on Vancouver Island contact RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realtor Tracy Fogtmann at tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca or phone 250.331.1544

Or, contact the developer directly regarding available lots and homes in Phase 3A of The Ridge.
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

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 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


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 25, 2019

Two New Ranchers for Sale in Courtenay BC

Two new homes are under construction, both built in a rancher style in this new Courtenay subdivision called The Ridge at RiversEdge. The homes are approximately 1,800 sq. ft. in size and are being built on extra-large lots of up to 70 feet wide by 280 feet long. This large lot size allows for a detached garage or workshop to be built on the property.

All of the homes built in this subdivision are by Southwind Development Corporation, an experienced Comox Valley builder with over 25 years of experience. This small subdivision, located on a cul-de-sac will contain 20 new rancher-style homes when completed.

This desirable Courtenay neighbourhood backs onto the Ruth Masters Greenway, part of an extensive trail network along the south shore of the Puntledge River. Located just steps away from your home, you can enjoy the natural forest and scenic views. You can take a dip in the river in the summer or see the salmon spawning in the fall!

The location of these new rancher style homes is perfect! Residents are five minutes away from the downtown area and local area schools are within walking distance.

These homes are under construction and will be ready for occupancy in October, 2019.

Located in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island. 

Price $549,000 for 90 GreyHawk Place

Price $559,900 for 61 Greyhawk Place

Note: GST is additional.

For more information or for a personal tour, contact Realtor Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley
Cell: 250-207-1879
Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca  

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.

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 18, 2019

You'll Appreciate the Value of the Spacious 3-Bedroom Homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes in Courtenay

Courtenay new townhomes for saleThe new homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes offer tremendous value to their owners, as they are well-priced, spacious and ideally located in the city of Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

Visit an open house at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes or schedule a private tour, and see for yourself the value that these new homes will bring your family for years to come. 

Here are just some of the highlights of these affordable, family-friendly townhomes in West Courtenay:

  • Location! Situated next to Tarling Park at the end of a no-through road, close to schools and downtown Courtenay
  • ​Built Green Certification protects the environment and your investement
  • ​3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and 1,220 sq. ft.
  • Gas furnace
  • Open concept floor plan throughout the main floor kitchen, dining and living rooms
  • Private outdoor deck with a natural gas BBQ hookup 
  • Six appliances included
  • Window coverings included throughout the home
  • A front-entry garage and private driveway with room for additional parking
  • An extra large crawl space, ideal for storage

These new townhomes in Courtenay are selling quickly. Phase 3 has just three townhomes left for sale! Prices start at $364,840.

Living so close to the forest helps to improve the area's air quality, reduces temperatures and provides a sense of well being. Living next to the park is also perfect for dog owners, and families with children, who want to get out and explore.

Built Green Silver certification means that you will have lower heating and electrical costs every year.

Also keeeping costs low, the strata fee is only $135 per month. 

Location, quality and energy efficiency are three of the top reasons make one the few remaining homes at Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes your own.

The show home is located at 2109-13th Street, Unit #16  in Courtenay, BC. Hours: 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday

Or, for a personal tour, contact Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley, Cell: 250-207-1879, Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca  


Note: Prices and availability subject to change without notice.

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


Jul 26, 2019

Keep Cool this Summer With the Right Window Coverings From Budget Blinds

As the summer heats up, consider what your window coverings are doing to keep you cool. Windows are a key component of the energy efficiency of your home, and the right window treatments from Budget Blinds of the North Island can be a great way to improve the heating or cooling of your home. Blinds, shades, shutters and drapes all provide effective insulation to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.

Budget Blinds has a variety of window treatment options to choose from, to ensure your home is both comfortable and looks great! One popular option is cellular shades, with their honeycomb-shaped pockets which keep air from escaping or entering your home, protecting you from the elements.

Window film is also a great way to deflect nearly all of the damaging UV rays that fade and damage flooring and furniture, while also keeping the heat out of your home. Optional motorization on blinds lets you set your blinds on a timer, meaning even while you're away at work or on vacation, your blinds will open and close at the best time to keep the heat in or out.

Not sure what blinds, shades, shutters, or drapes might work best for your home? Schedule a free consultation with a Budget Blinds designer, who can help you choose the window treatments that work best with your home to create a comfortable environment for your family and guests while also providing you with long-term energy savings.

Contact them today to get started!

Jul 25, 2019

This Family Has So Many Reasons to Love Living at The Ridge

Residents of The Ridge in Courtenay have many reasons to "Love living at The Ridge."

One couple, Brianna and Jeremy, told 1stView about many of the benefits their family enjoys in their new home at The Ridge. They moved into their new custom home at The Ridge in March, 2019.

The couple said they looking for a safe and quiet neighbourhood for their family and their two young children. They bought a home built by one of The Ridge's preferred builders, Brando Construction. 

“We were looking at quite a few homes in different locations and 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."

The family enjoys the easy access to outdoor activities, and have noticed their neighbours are also busy exploring the Comox Valley.

“We love being outdoors! Most of the places we like to go to - like Comox Lake and Cumberland - are only a 15 minute drive away. We often see like-minded neighbours getting ready to pursue their favorite outdoor activities on the weekends."

Additionally their new home is close to all of the day-to-day needs:

“The Ridge is also close to grocery stores, shopping and the airport is only 20 minutes away. I travel frequently for work and easy and quick access to the Comox Valley Airport is important," Brianna explained.

And the community has quickly become home for the entire family, thanks to friendly neighbours and community amenities.

“There is a relaxed atmosphere in the neighbourhood, and strong sense of community. Last night we went to the local park here, only a few minutes from our home and there were four other families at the park. The kids ran towards each other and played together and we had a visit with the neighbours. Even though we have only been here a few months, we all know each other’s names, the childrens’ names and we even know the dogs’ names! Our children feel very comfortable going to the park, and we know that they are safe in our neighbourhood. We visit the park daily and sometimes multiple times in the same day.

“Soccer, lacrosse and frisbee activities are frequently played in the park and it is also a great area to play with our dog. We often see celebrations being held in the park as well. We feel a great sense of community here. 

“Life at The Ridge is very family-friendly, there is a nice mix of young families who interact with each other, retirees and other residents of all ages. There are very few vehicles on the roads - only neighbourhood traffic - and the roundabouts help calm the traffic. 

“When I walk the dog, even early in the morning, I say ‘hi’ to at least 10 people. We have the best neighbours and we have quickly become friends."

Brianna & Jeremy, residents at THE RIDGE.





Jul 17, 2019

Four Townhomes for Sale in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island

Looking to purchase a new town home in a perfect Courtenay location? Parkside Lifestyle Homes is located at the end of a no-through street with no drive-through traffic. Located adjacent to Tarling Park, a natural forest, this location also offers homeowners scenic views from the property. These new townhomes for sale are located very close to downtown, many amenities and to the schools in the area.

They have one unit left in the fourplex which backs onto Tarling Park, which will give the homeowner a quiet, peaceful view from their backyard. There are also three duplex style units left. The floorplans are spacious and feature three bedrooms, three baths, six appliances, window coverings, a large crawl space and a garage. 

Parkside Lifestyle Homes, a new townhome project in Courtenay BC has received BUILT GREEN CANADA® certification. These energy efficient townhomes offer the benefit of long term cost savings on water, electricity and gas bills saving between $300 - $500 per year. As the new homeowner of this BUILT GREEN CERTIFIED® townhome, you will enjoy a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact and lower maintenance costs.

These townhomes/duplexes are available to purchase for your primary residence or you can purchase it as an investment and rent it out.

The strata fee for a home in Parkside Lifestyle Homes is an affordable $135 per month! Guest parking and a private small park with picnic tables for residents only are also located within the property. Proudly built by award winning Nicon Developments Ltd.

Prices range from $364,900 to $369,900. A show home is open from 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday, located at 2109 13th Street in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island.

Or, for a personal tour, contact  Art Meyers, Royal LePage in the Comox Valley   
Cell: 250-207-1879   Email: artmeyers@shaw.ca  

Note: prices and availability subject to change without notice
Posted on July 17, 2019

Jul 07, 2019

The Ridge in Courtenay Has Mountain and Ocean View Lots for Sale

Are you thinking of moving to Vancouver Island in Beautiful British Columbia? Consider making your new home in the community of The Ridge in Courtenay, in the beautiful Comox Valley. This quiet and scenic neighbourhood is located close to community amenities, shopping and access to outdoor activities. The community offers panoramic mountain and ocean views, with new homes being built to take best advantage of these amazing views.

The Ridge is a residential community where you can choose your ideal building lot, the perfect home design and your own builder! You may choose from one of the community's preferred builders or choose a different builder. The devleopers and builders will help your family find the right lot for the type of home that you want to build. You may choose to build a rancher or bungalow-style home, a two-storey home or a home with a walk-out basement. The Ridge is zoned to accommodate secondary suites, great for extended family, guests or rentals as a mortgage helper.

Phase 3 has recently been released and there are many new available lots to choose from.

The developers would be happy to send you information regarding location, lot sizes and dimensions. If you are in the neighbourhood, they would love to give you a tour!

Residents “Love living at The Ridge”. To find out more about the friendly and welcoming community at The Ridge, contact them today.

Contact: Bruce Clapham
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Jun 27, 2019

Summer Means Festival Season in The Comox Valley

Vancouver Island MusicfestLiving at The Ridge in Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island offers residents a large variety of summer music festivals to keep you entertained close to home. You will be delighted to attend one of these popular events to hear a variety of music from local, Canadian and international artists, including:

  • Vancouver Island Musicfest in Courtenay from July 12 to 14, one of the biggest music festivals on Vancouver Island;
  • The Filberg Festival in Comox from August 2 to 4, combines a music festival featuring exceptional Canadian talent and handcrafted products by 135 talented artisans;
  • The Hornby Festival is on Hornby Island from August 1 to 10 and features world-class and classical music.

All of these festivals take place in close proximity to The Ridge. Imagine living here and having just a quick drive to any of these amazing music events. Take in a single day of a festival or attend for the weekend. Whatever venue you choose, you will love the experience!

Residents at the Ridge in Courtenay enjoy an outstanding opportunity to enjoy the lifestyle that makes Vancouver Island so popular. From outdoor pursuits to arts and culture, you will find it all in the Comox Valley. The Ridge is one of Courtenay’s most popular neighbourhoods and is located in south Courtenay featuring views of the ocean, mountains and the Comox Glacier.

We have recently released new lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge. For more information, Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588 or Email:theridge.bruce@mail.com

Jun 20, 2019

New Home Construction Starts in Phase 3 of The Ridge

The five preferred builders at The Ridge in Courtenay are getting ready to begin construction on new homes in Phase 3. This phase of 48 new lots is situated on higher on the property, which means that most of these new building lots offer spectacular views of the surrounding area, including the Comox Glacier, Comox Bay, the mainland mountains and the local Beaufort Mountain range in the Comox Valley.

New homes in this community come in many designs, including ranchers/bungalows, two-storey homes, homes with secondary suites and homes with walkout basements. Interested in building at The Ridge? Contact their preferred builders to find out more about building a custom home at The Ridge.

Preferred Builders at The Ridge:

Lawmar Contracting: Email: lawrie@lawmar.ca

Brando Construction: ℅ Realtor Bill Anglin, Email: bill@courtneyanglin.com

Candor Developments Inc.: Email: info@candordevelopments.ca

Coastal Custom Homes: Email: dean@coastalcustomhomes.ca

Grand Legacy Homes:  Email: wayne@grandlegacy.ca

There are a few completed homes available for sale in Phase 2, contact the builders directly to arrange a private tour or for information on occupancy dates.

Residents “Love living at The Ridge”. To find out more about the amazing, friendly and welcoming community at The Ridge, contact the developer. They would be happy to send you information on “lot availability” and pricing on the new residential lots for sale in Phase 3 at The Ridge.  

Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588  
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com


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