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Jul 30, 2020

Enjoy The Great Outdoors From Your Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

Vancouver Island is truly a special place to live. Tourists come from around the world to enjoy what residents experience every day. Outdoor lovers have easy access to expansive beaches, alpine meadows, ancient rain forests, championship golf courses, world class wildlife spotting and fishing and much more. The Ridge, a subdivision in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is in the heart of all of the action.

From retirees to young families, residents of The Ridge are exploring the many outdoor opportunities that await in the surrounding Comox Valley region.

Mount Washington offers year-round recreational opportunities, and the Comox Valley's easy access to biking and hiking trails, rivers and beaches, golf courses and fishing hubs keep residents and tourists alike busy!

When choosing a new community to call home, amenities and services are always an important consideration. Living at The Ridge in Courtenay, you’ll enjoy easy access to the busy Comox Airport (YQQ), the modern Comox Valley Hospital, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, North Island College, shopping, restaurants, and more. Courtenay also offers a vibrant year-round Farmer’s Market and a lively arts and music scene. Life in the Comox Valley offers a friendly and relaxed lifestyle in an incredibly beautiful setting. 

New homeowners at The Ridge are enjoying the ocean and mountain views. Are you ready to join them?

Candor Developments, one of the preferred builders at The Ridge has a home for sale 3372 Marygrove Drive in Courtenay (MLS# 467526).

This two-storey home is 3,024 sq. ft. and has a walk-out secondary suite on the ground level with its own entrance and patio. Stunning views of the ocean and mountains are available from the top floor. This home comes complete with a two-car garage, appliances, landscaping, and fencing. Price: $799,000
Contact: Realtor Richelle Newson
Email: hello@realestatebyrichelle.com
Cell: 778-977-2029  

Contact the developer to find out more about The Ridge lots for sale in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.
Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Developments
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com  

Jul 27, 2020

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island is Getting 5-star Reviews

Budget Blinds locations in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo-Oceanside and the Cowichan Valley are all owned by the same local family and are all garnering great reviews from their customers. Some of their happy clients have shared the following Google reviews:

“Fantastic company! Great quality blinds and staff!  Would definitely deal with them again.”

“The sales staff was knowledgeable, and installation of 4 sets of blinds was completed in under 30 minutes. Plan to call them again.”

“We have dealt with Stu and the team at Budget Blinds several times, both for our business, and our home. The level of service we have received from Stu's team is unparalleled in the industry. The products that Budget Blinds offers are top quality and the pricing is extremely competitive. Thanks for all the great work!”

“Michelle Norris of Budget Blinds is an amazing woman! Michelle and her team have efficiently added window film and replaced the window coverings within two of my homes. She did expertly help me to select the best window coverings for various scenarios. Michelle Norris with Budget Blinds was prompt, highly skilled, a great communicator and very professional. Great Value too!”

“We needed to replace our bedroom curtain for one that gave a complete black out as we both love sleeping in the dark. A quick search on Google and we contacted Michelle, she offered to come and give us a free consultation. Michelle knows her blinds, being a bit of a techy nerd we went with blinds that connect to Google home (pressing button is so 2016). Our whole experience with the team was excellent. I would highly recommend both Michelle and the Google blackout blinds. Very pleased and so glad we went with Budget Blinds.”

Regardless of your needs for home or commercial window coverings, Budget Blinds can deliver on time and on budget. Contact your closest location today:

Cowichan Valley
Call: 250.924.0249

Nanaimo-Oceanside
Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay
250.338.8564

 

Jul 14, 2020

Monterra Projects Building Tanglewood - New Patio Homes at The Ridge in Courtenay

Monterra Projects, known for building high quality custom homes and multi-family projects in the Comox Valley, has started construction on a new patio home project called Tanglewood, at The Ridge in South Courtenay.

The Ridge is a master-planned neighbourhood of new homes located just minutes away from the downtown core of Courtenay, shopping centres, major amenities and the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ).

Known for its panoramic views of Comox Bay, the mainland mountains and the Comox Glacier, there are now more than 100 families calling this community home. Many of the new homeowners have relocated from across BC and the country.

Tanglewood will feature 32 patio homes when completed. A community clubhouse in the centre of the development will include a great room, sitting area, kitchen and bathrooms. This private building will be accessible to all Tanglewood residents and their guests and is the perfect place to meet the neighbours and host family gatherings. The clubhouse will be completed in the fall of 2020.

Six new patio homes will be ready for occupancy in the fall of 2020. Phase 1 offers three floor plans, ranging from 1,338 to 1,542 sq. ft built in an open concept design. The outdoor patio flows seamlessly from the great room.

Well-appointed finishes throughout the patio homes include hardwood flooring, a gas fireplace and modern lighting. The five-piece master ensuite includes a separate walk-in shower, double sinks and a stand-alone soaker bathtub. 

Prices in Phase 1 start at $599,000. These homes will be built to Step Code 4 specifications, improving energy efficiency and comfort.

For more information, contact:
Stephanie Renkema, Realtor
RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
Office: 250-334-9900 Cell: 250-465-0168
Email: stephanierenkema@gmail.com

Jun 27, 2020

Find Your New Home At The Ridge in Courtenay, B.C.

The Ridge new home development on Vancouver Island offers new residents an opportunity to enjoy the supernatural beauty of Vancouver Island just steps from their front door. 

Located just minutes from the heart of Courtenay on Vancouver Island, BC, The Ridge is a residential community, offering building lots and new homes for sale. Phases 1 and 2 have sold out and more than 125 new homes have been built. New residents from BC, Alberta and beyond are thoroughly enjoying living at The Ridge.

The preferred builders at The Ridge currently have many new homes to choose from in Courtenay, B.C. Brando Construction is one of the original builders working in this community. They have built more than 60 homes in The Ridge and currently have the following homes for sale:

4088 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC

Impressive ocean and mountain views are stunning from this 2,675 sq. ft., 4 bedrooms, 3 bathroom home. This is truly a family-friendly home, offering a great room on the main floor and an additional family room on the upper floor.  This home comes with a two-car garage and it is completely landscaped and ready for occupancy. Price: $799,000

3360 Harbourview Blvd, Courtenay, BC

This 2,159 sq. ft. two-storey home has 3 bedrooms and 3 baths and it has the perfect floorplan for a family. Highlights include a tiled gas fireplace in the great room, quartz countertops throughout the home and all of the kitchen appliances are included in the purchase price. Enjoy your two-car garage and fully landscaped yard, complete with underground sprinklers. This home will be ready for occupancy in July of 2020. Price: 649,900

For more information on these two homes for sale by Brando Construction, contact:
Courtney & Anglin Real Estate Group, REMAX/OCEAN PACIFIC REALTY
Email:info@courtneyanglin.com
Realtor: Bill Anglin Cell: 250.703.6119
Realtor: Michele Courtney Cell: 250-703-1571

Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about available lots and other homes for sale in Phase 3A. 
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588 
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

 

Jun 26, 2020

Keep Cool This Summer With Help From Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

Summer is heating up on Vancouver Island and if you’re staying close to home you may have found your indoor spaces getting a little too warm and bright.

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island is open, with Covid-19 safety protocols in place, and ready to help you find cool comfort with the help of new window coverings.

Whether your new home office needs new shades, or the nursery is too bright at nap time, Budget Blinds has the solution for your unique needs that will match your decor and your budget.

With 3 locations on Vancouver Island Budget Blinds is close wherever you are. Their interior designers can come to you or work with you remotely to select window coverings for any room in your home. They’ll provide professional installation and the entire process is quick and easy!

Enjoy cooler indoor temperatures, protect your furniture and artwork from UV rays and add a stylish touch to your home with the help of Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island.

Call Budget Blinds today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:

Cowichan Valley

Call: 250.924.0249

Nanaimo-Oceanside

Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay

250.338.8564

 

Jun 22, 2020

New Homes for Sale in the Crown Isle Golf Community by Custom Home Builder Integra Homes

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is a destination golf resort in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. Opened in 1992, this award-winning championship golf course offers iconic views of the Comox Glacier and Beaufort Mountain Range. A Par 72, 18-hole course is playable for golfers at all levels and offers a superb driving range, practice bunkers and chipping and putting greens. The stunning Crown Isle Clubhouse is the central hub of the resort, and The Timber Room Bar & Grill serves up a wide range of food and features ceiling height windows and a cozy fireplace. The wrap-around patio overlooks the 18th green, with some of the best views in the Comox Valley.

Daily life in the Crown Isle community is appealing thanks to its close proximity to the new Comox Valley Regional Hospital, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, elementary and secondary schools, North Island College, the Crown Isle Shopping Centre and many local restaurants & retail outlets. Crown Isle is located just a ten minute drive from the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ). Once there, you are a 30 minute flight from Vancouver and an hour’s flight from Calgary or Edmonton which connects you with other worldwide destinations.  

Crown Isle has been a popular destination for retirees and for families seeking to relocate from an urban area to a quieter community. The Comox Valley is known for its year-round outdoor lifestyle with activities for all ages. This area of Canada has a temperate climate allowing for a variety of recreational opportunities such as golf, hiking, cycling, boating, fishing, mountain biking, tennis and more 12 months of the year.

Custom home builder Integra Homes has been constructing new homes in the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community on Vancouver Island for many years. 

New Homes for Sale in the Crown Isle Community in Courtenay, B.C.

2463 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC | Vancouver Island

This beautiful 1,730 sq. ft. rancher/bungalow style home is located in Cambridge Park Estates, one of the most beautiful neighbourhoods in the Crown Isle Community. It offers a master bedroom with a large walk-in closet and spa-like ensuite. The kitchen is finished in a white colour palette with custom ceiling height cabinets, white quartz countertops and a large island. It has two additional bedrooms, a covered backyard patio and a double car garage. This home is fully landscaped and fenced and is ready for occupancy! Take a virtual tour of this home here. Price: $825,000

1341 Crown Isle Boulevard, Courtenay, BC | Vancouver Island

This 2,870 sq. ft home for sale is under construction in THE RISE, a popular neighbourhood in the Crown Isle Community. This home exemplifies the modern West-Coast style in design features and finishes. Built in a walk-up design, this home has a spacious floor plan which includes 3 bedrooms and 2 baths on the upper floor, and 1,170 sq. ft. on the lower floor. The main upper floor features the great room, dining room and kitchen area. A wrap-around deck at the front of the home showcases stunning ocean and mountain views. This is the only area of Crown Isle where the homeowners can enjoy both mainland mountain and ocean views. Price: $775,000

During the COVID-19 situation, Integra Homes will be showing these homes and other homes for sale by private appointments. For more information, contact:
Debra Barnie, Integra Homes Office Manager at debrabarnie@gmail.com 

Note: Prices and availability subject to change without notice

Jun 17, 2020

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Releases Their 2019 Buyer Profile

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) has released its 2019 Buyer Profile, which provides the data of who, what, and where of residential property purchases made north of Victoria on Vancouver Island.
 
The report is based on the survey responses of 1,378 VIREB home buyers, and includes details such as where they moved from, what they bought, and why they purchased. The report also summarizes home characteristics for VIREB’s overall board area and the various sub-areas within its boundaries. These include Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Parksville-Qualicum, Port Alberni-West Coast, North Island, and the Gulf Islands.
 
According to the press release from VIREB, the 2019 demographic trends are similar to past years. Owner-occupiers continue to be the primary buyers in the VIREB area, with 83 per cent of those who bought last year intending to live in the home. Downsizing accounted for 12 per cent of home sales, while two per cent of purchases were investment properties and recreation homes.
 
Single-family detached homes represented the majority of sales in 2019, at 54 per cent, with apartments accounting for 13 per cent of purchases and townhouses garnering eight per cent of total home sales.
 
Despite a weaker housing market last year, home prices posted gains throughout the VIREB area. In 2019, 20 per cent of homes purchased were under $300,000, 49 per cent were under $450,000, 76 per cent were under $600,000, and nearly 90 per cent sold for under $750,000. Only three per cent of properties in the VIREB area sold for more than $1,000,000.
 
The percentage of first-time buyers in 2019 was 19 per cent in Campbell River, 13 per cent in the Comox Valley, 12 per cent in the Cowichan Valley, 19 per cent in Nanaimo, and 22 per cent in Port Alberni-West Coast. Among the Gulf Islands, first-time buyers accounted for 23 per cent. Just five per cent of purchasers in the Parksville-Qualicum area were first-time buyers, not surprising due to the region’s popularity among retirees. Overall home purchases for retirement purposes came in at 57 per cent, down two per cent from 2018 but virtually the same as in 2016 and 2017.
 
VIREB’s complete 2019 Buyer Profile includes many other insights and is available here on VIREB.com. The accompanying infographic is here.

Jun 12, 2020

New Homes for Sale by Preferred Builders at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

Lawmar Contracting is one of the preferred builders in The Ridge and has been building new homes in the Comox Valley for over 30 years. A family-run business, Lawmar has built more than 35 homes in The Ridge during the past seven years. Currently, they have two new homes for sale.

3368 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC 

This spacious two-storey home features 2,382 sq. ft. and has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a bonus room that can be used as a fourth bedroom. The luxurious ensuite adjacent to the master bedroom includes a large stand-alone soaker tub, separate walk-in shower and double sinks. Plus this home has a covered outdoor patio that you can enjoy all year.

Price: $739,900

3322 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC 

This home has a main level entry floor plan with a full walk-out basement and features a total of 3,190 sq. ft on both levels. This home for sale will include a separate one-bedroom suite and features ocean and mountain views. The suite can be rented to provide extra income. This home is ready for occupancy and is fully landscaped. 

Price $799,900 

The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is one of the best places to buy new real estate for active retirees and for families looking to relocate from an urban centre to a smaller community. The Comox Valley, comprising the communities of Courtenay, Comox and Cumberland is being recognized as a top destination for families of all ages. Located minutes from downtown Courtenay, The Ridge is a welcoming community featuring spectacular mountain and ocean views. There are a variety of trails accessible within The Ridge which include beach and park walks and pathways built within the neighbourhood which many residents enjoy for a morning walk or evening stroll. 

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

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

Jun 03, 2020

Vancouver Island Real Estate Board May 2020 Market Highlights

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Baord has relaeased their market highlights for May 2020. VIREB covers the region of Vancouver Island outside of Victoria and some Gulf Islands. For more details visit vireb.com.

 

May 27, 2020

Build The Home That Suites You Best At The Ridge in Courtenay

Are you looking to build a new home in a welcoming, master-planned oceanview community? Would you like to live in a patio home, do you need a secondary suite or lots of space for a growing family? All of these options are available at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC, on beautiful Vancouver Island. More than 100 new homes have been built in the past few years and many families are enjoying this Comox Valley neighbourhood. Phases 1 and 2 have sold out and numerous new homes are now under construction in Phase 3.

If you're ready to build a new home The Ridge offers a variety of lots, many with fabulous ocean and mountain views. The average size lot at The Ridge is approximately 7,400 sq. ft. – signifcantly larger than a typical city lot. At The Ridge, you'll enjoy the peaceful privacy of your yard while still being part of a friendly community. 

New Homes for Sale

Many homes at The Ridge offer spectacular ocean and mountain views. New homes are under construction now by their preferred builders and many are for sale and will be ready for occupancy soon. These builders have helped many happy homeowners build their dream homes at The Ridge. These homes can be built in a variety of styles, depending on your preferences and family needs.

Rancher/Bungalow Style Homes –  These homes are one-storey homes with an open interior design. The floor plan typically includes access from the kitchen/dining area to an outdoor patio. These homes appeal to growing families and older homeowners who would like to age in place.

Two-Storey Homes – These homes offer space and flexibility. This design 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 bathrooms.

Homes with Walk-Out Basements – The basement can be finished to expand the living space or a secondary suite can be added that can be rented or occupied by a family member. 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. A few homes are under construction now with secondary suites. Contact any of their preferred builders to ask about designing a custom home with a secondary suite.

New Patio Homes at The Ridge 

Monterra Projects are moving forward with modern patio home development at The Ridge called Tanglewood. There are six available units at this time, with prices starting at $599,000. The floor plans in the first phase range in size from 1,338 to 1,542 sq.ft. Completion of Phase 1 is scheduled for the fall of 2020. 

Are you interested in building a custom home at The Ridge? Find out more information about available homes and lots in Phase 3A.
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

May 20, 2020

Budget Blinds Is Ready to Help You Update Your Home

If you’ve been spending extra time at home over the past few months, you’ve probably noticed a few areas that could use updating, or might be wondering about ways to make your home more energy efficient. Maybe your work from home space is getting a little too warm on these sunny spring days. 

Budget Blinds is open and ready to help with all of these concerns. Their designers can suggest fresh new updates for your window coverings, provide shades that help regulate the temperature in your house year-round, and even automate them for you, so you can stay focused on other tasks.

Budget Blinds has implemented a variety of measures to keep you and their staff safe, including options for virtual consultations, wearing masks and gloves as required, additional cleaning and sanitizing routines, practicing social distancing during all appointments and paperless consultations to avoid passing paperwork back and forth.

While some of the day-to-day business activities have changed because of Covid-19 protocols, Budget Blinds is still offering the same friendly professional service and great prices they always have. You can still order from Budget Blinds and also choose to have their in-home consultations and professional installation done with your and the employees safety in mind.

Budget Blinds is locally owned and operated on Vancouver Island. Your support of local small businesses makes a difference to their employees throughout Vancouver Island.

Call Budget Blinds today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:
Cowichan Valley
Call: 250.924.0249

Nanaimo-Oceanside
Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay
250.338.8564

 

May 15, 2020

The Comox Valley Offers Great Lifestyle Options For Actives Retirees

The Comox Valley is seeing an influx of retireees, as active seniors have recognized the benefits of its year-round moderate weather, community amenities and variety of available outdoor activities. Among these amenities and attractions are the Comox Valley Airport (YQQ), Mount Washington and the recreational opportunities provided by golf courses, outdoor sites, festivals, community groups and more.

The Comox Valley is one of the best places on Vancouver Island to enjoy hiking trails for all levels and the region has multiple, easy access points to oceans, lakes and rivers providing a number of choices for nature lovers, families and hikers. Stunning scenery surrounds the Comox Valley with the Comox Glacier majestically situated over the Beaufort Mountain Range to the west and the calm waters of the Salish Sea to the east.

Access to health care has been an important consideration for residents retiring to the Comox Valley and Courtenay. Vancouver Island has an ageing population and health care is a major concern for residents and for those considering retiring to the Island. A new Comox Valley Hospital was recently opened in Courtenay and has 24-hour emergency care. There are family doctors and other medical professionals available who are taking on new patients.

New communities in Courtenay, such as The Ridge have additional benefits that appeal to many baby boomers large lots, spacious garages, and zoning for secondary suites that could be suitable for in-laws, adult children or renters.

The city of Courtenay is the main commercial hub in the Comox Valley. Located only minutes from downtown, The Ridge offers large building lots for sale in Courtenay. Many of these lots offer ocean and mountain views. Lots at the Ridge are priced from $235,000 with new homes available from around $649,900. Their preferred builders also have homes for sale and ready for occupancy. 

Once complete, The Ridge subdivision will have about 300 homes. Many of the lots in this new community enjoy ocean and mountain views, and homes can be designed to take advantage of the stunning views. The community includes an extensive network of walking trails, a large park and a small lake. The community is located adjacent to Millard Creek Nature Park, and only minutes from the city centre or the ocean’s edge.

Find out more about our new available homes and lots in Phase 3A.
Contact Bruce Clapham
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

Apr 28, 2020

Spring has Sprung on Vancouver Island

Spring has sprung on Vancouver Island. Flowers have been out for months already and the cherry and plum blossoms are now lighting up the streets with their pink glow.

One of the primary reasons people relocate to Vancouver Island is because of the temperate, year-round climate - an added benefit of this is the area's long gardening season. Early signs of spring like crocuses and daffodils typically pop up in February with a rainbow of tulips close behind. These flowers start to appear in March and April along with the helleborus and camellias.

The streets look beautiful when the cherry and plum trees bloom, showing off their magnificent canopies in a variety of shades of pink. 

Once April and May warm up, the colourful rhododendrons (which can grow to size of trees here!) and native dogwoods show off their spectacular blooms. 

Relocating to The Ridge on Vancouver Island

Families and retirees are looking to relocate where they can enjoy a temperate climate and live in a vibrant community. In Courtenay, the recreation opportunities are endless - at The Ridge, you'll live just 20 minutes from numerous golf courses, hiking, snow sports, world class mountain biking, water sports, fishing, beach walks and other outside activities.

The Ridge in the Courtenay offers easy access to an active, outdoor lifestyle, with a variety of new homes to choose from. This friendly community is also just a 20 minute drive to the Comox Airport (YQQ).

Current homeowners at The Ridge have come from across BC and Canada to discover the beauty of our ocean and mountain view neighbourhood. The Ridge is located in the city of Courtenay in the Comox Valley, an outdoor lover’s paradise.

Contact their preferred builders for more information on homes for sale at The Ridge.

Are you interested in choosing a lot and building a custom home? Contact the developer to find out more about our beautiful ocean and mountain view lots for sale in Courtenay on Vancouver Island.

Contact Bruce Clapham, Buckstone Developments
Phone 250.650.8588
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

 

Apr 23, 2020

Budget Blinds Is Open to Serve You on Vancouver Island - With Safety in Mind

After being closed for three weeks to do their part to stop the spread of Covid-19, Budget Blinds is once again open to serve customers on Vancouver Island, having implemented a variety of measures to keep you and their staff safe.

These measures include:

  • Options for virtual consulations
  • Limiting the number of homes their staff goes into daily
  • Asking health and safety screening questions before all installations and consultations
  • Wearing masks and gloves as required
  • Additional cleaning and sanitizing routines
  • Practicing social distancing during all appointments
  • Paperless consultations so avoid passing paperwork back and forth

Spring is often a time for people to renew and refresh their homes. New window coverings from Budget Blinds might be the perfect finishing touch to your updates, or a one-step solution to create a new look in your home. Now you can safely order from Budget Blinds and also choose to have their in-home consultations and professional installation done with your and the employees' safety in mind.

Budget Blinds is locally owned and operated on Vancouver Island. Your support of local small businesses during this hard time makes a difference to their employees throughout Vancouver Island.

Contact Budget Blinds today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:

Cowichan Valley
Call: 250.924.0249

Nanaimo-Oceanside
Call 250.751.8564

North Island - Courtenay
250.338.8564

 

Apr 17, 2020

New Patio Home Development by Monterra Projects at The Ridge in Courtenay

Comox Valley Builder Monterra Projects have been building custom-desgned homes and multi-family projects in this Vancouver Island community for many years. The Monterra team focuses on building relationships with their new home owners from the design process through to completion. They are now starting development of a modern patio home project at The Ridge called Tanglewood. 

Monterra Projects are now conducting a soft launch of Tanglewood and pre-sales are being offered on the Phase 1 patio homes.

There are now six available units, with prices starting at $599,000. These first phase homes will range from 1,338 to 1,542 sq.ft. Completion of Phase 1 is scheduled for the fall of 2020. Each home has been designed with a spacious main-floor area to optimize the square footage.

The kitchens will feature quartz counters, tiled backsplash, custom cabinetry, designer lighting, a walk-in pantry and all homes can accommodate a gas range/stove. The kitchen flows into the dining and living room with large windows offering plenty of natural light and views onto the patio and backyard. Engineered hardwood runs throughout the house. The living room has a coffered ceiling and a fireplace with a custom mantle. 

In some floor plans, the master bedroom is located at the back of the home, overlooking the landscaped backyard. Large ensuites feature cabinet lighting, heated tile flooring, and custom tiled walls in the shower. These homes also offer a laundry room that will accomodate a side by side washer and dryer. A large single-car garage and additional parking for two cars in the driveway round out the space.

Monterra Projects has chosen to build each home to Step Code 4 specifications, which means the homes have more insulation and be more energy efficient. Every home comes with a heat pump, air conditioning and a heat recovery ventilation system (HRV).

The Ridge is a new home development in South Courtenay on Vancouver island. The community is now building into Phase 3, and many of the home sites offer mountain and ocean views. Tanglewood will be the first multi-family project in this community.

If you would like more information and detailed floor plans, please contact Stephanie Renkema. Due to Covid-19 health and safety precautions, communication will be over the phone or by email at this time. Brochures with pertinent information can also be delivered to you.

Contact:
Stephanie Renkema, RE/MAX Ocean Pacific Realty
2230 Cliffe Ave, Courtenay BC, V9N2L4
Office: 250-334-9900  Cell: 250-465-0168
Email: stephanierenkema@remax.net

 

Mar 25, 2020

Budget Blinds Has the Home Automation Options and Window Coverings You're Looking For

Have you been finding time for spring cleaning, and finding some things around the house in need of an update? This is a great time of year to refresh your home and Budget Blinds of Vancouver Island is ready to help with more than just blinds.

Budget Blinds has styles for every budget and the largest selection of window coverings in North America, including a new partnership with Hunter Douglas. You’ll find window coverings for every room of your home, in any style, colour or price point you need!

Backed by the best warranty in the industry, Budget Blinds has the solution for your window covering needs.

Their many Vancouver Island locations also offer a wide variety of home automation options from Lutron sure to spark the interest of the techie in your home. Not a techie? Not to worry, their staff can guide you through the options to give your home a modern update and make day to day life at home even easier. 

Contact one of the Budget Blinds locations in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo or the Cowichan Valley to see how they can help. Click here to view their product selection online

Call Budget Blinds today at any one of their three Vancouver Island locations:

Cowichan Valley

Call: 250.924.0249

Nanaimo-Oceanside

Call 250.751.8564

North Island

250.338.8564

 

Mar 18, 2020

Preferred Builder Lawmar Contracting Has New Homes for Sale at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC

As spring takes hold on Vancouver Island, Phase 3 at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC is now seeing a number of new homes under construction by their preferred builders. This week we feature new homes by Lawmar Contracting, who has built homes in this planned community since the beginning.

The Ridge is an ocean and mountain view community in south Courtenay in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island. This friendly neighbourhood already has more than 100 new homes built, with neighbours ready to welcome you! They “Love Living at The Ridge!” 

Lawmar Contracting is a family-run business that has been building new homes in the Comox Valley for the past 25 years. They were one of the first builders in The Ridge. 

Current Homes for Sale at The Ridge by Builder Lawmar Contracting

3309 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1,619 sq. ft.
Price: $669,900

3368 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.
3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2020 sq. ft.
Price: $739,900

3322 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.
4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,190 sq. ft. This home includes a secondary suite.
Price: $799,900

4142 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
4 bedrooms,3 baths, 3,742 sq. ft.
Price: $899,900

Imagine looking east towards the Strait of Georgia, the mainland mountains and the Comox Marina while watching the sunrise from your new home, or sitting on your deck or patio and watching the sun set over the Comox Glacier and the Beaufort Mountains. The views, the lifestyle, the enjoyment are yours when you live at The Ridge! 

For more information about finding your perfect home at The Ridge:

Visit the open house at 3322 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC from 12-2 pm
Or contact Tracy Fotgmann, Realtor for more information and for a tour of the homes for sale. 
Email: tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca
Cell: 250.331.1544

Note: Times of the open houses may change, please check with the realtors for more information. Prices and availability may change without notice.

 

Posted March 18, 2020

 

Mar 13, 2020

Tour New Homes By Preferred Builder Brando Construction at The Ridge BC

The Ridge in Courtenay is ready to welcome more new homeowners this spring. Take a tour of the community and the many homes that are nearing completion in Phase 3 by all their preferred builders. This month we're highlighting Brando Construction and five of their new homes in this Vancouver Island community.

Brando Construction is one of the original builders at The Ridge and is well-known and respected in the community. They have been building new homes in The Ridge for the past seven years. They have homes for sale starting from $649,900.

Brando Construction’s Homes for Sale in Courtenay, B.C.

The following homes have been completed and are ready for occupancy.

3378 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, B.C.
Three bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,089 sq. ft.
Price:  $649,900

4124 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Four bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,620 sq. ft.
Price:  $749,900

4130 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Four bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,833 sq. ft.
Price:  $769,900

4100 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Four bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,450 sq. ft.
Price: $799,900

4088 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.
Three bedrooms, 3 bath, 2,678 sq. ft.
Price: 829,900

Contact the Realtors Bill Anglin and Michele Courtney for more information and for a tour of the homes for sale. Some homes feature stunning views of the ocean and the mountains. 

Open House: Every Saturday from noon until 2 pm at 4100 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, B.C.

Realtors:
Bill Anglin, bill@courtneyanglin.com, 250-703-6119
Michelle Courtney, michele@courtneyanglin.com, 250-703-1571

Note: Times of the open houses may change, please check with the realtors for more information. Prices and availability may change without notice.

Mar 13, 2020

New Homes in Crown Isle for Sale by Builder Integra Homes

Bill Larson has been building custom homes in the Comox Valley for over 20 years. He seems to be the “go-to builder” in the Crown Isle area as he has gained a reputation for designing and building high quality West-Coast style custom homes. With his team at Integra Homes he provides his custom home clients with a step by step process from design to construction to deliver beautiful homes built to suit their lifestyle.

Currently, Integra Homes has five premier lots to choose from in the new residential area of Cambridge Park Estates located on Crown Isle Drive in Courtenay, B.C. This area is one of the prettiest in Crown Isle as numerous homes are located along the 13th and 14th Fairways and other homes back onto the natural forest. Stunning views of the Crown Isle Golf Course and the spectacular Comox Glacier are available from this location.

Cambridge Park Estates - Choose a Lot and Build Your Custom Home

Integra Homes is taking reservations for building new custom homes in this popular 67 lot subdivision. You can choose from one of the five lots remaining that Integra Homes has reserved or you can choose one of the new homes under construction. These spacious homes for sale are in the perfect location - close the Crown Isle shopping centre, the Comox Valley Aquatic Centre, North Island College, the new Comox Valley Hospital, schools, the Comox Valley (YQQ) airport and more.

New Homes for Sale in Crown Isle

New Rancher located at 2463 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, B.C.

This three bedroom, two bath rancher features 1,730 sq. ft.
Price: $825,000
Ready for occupancy in April 2020

New 1½ Storey Home at 2487 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, B.C. 

Take a virtual tour here
This 1½ storey floor plan features 2,432 sq. ft.
Call for pricing details
Ready for occupancy in April 2020

New Rancher located at 2525 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, B.C.

This three bedroom, two bath rancher features 2,000 sq. ft.
Call for pricing details
Note: Under construction

Contact Integra Homes to view one of these homes for sale or visit them at their Sales Centre, located at:
710 Birkdale Place, Courtenay, BC
Open House Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 1 to 4pm 
Integra Homes, Bill Larson
Cell: 250.331.1877  Email: bill@integrahomescv.ca

Feb 27, 2020

Hunter Douglas and Budget Blinds Join Forces on Vancouver Island

Two of the biggest names in window coverings have come together to provide customers on Vancouver Island with an expanded selection of window coverings. Budget Blinds and Hunter Douglas have teamed up to provide clients with greater access to Hunter Douglas’s world famous offerings. 

Now Budget Blinds’ free in-home consultations include the opportunity to choose from Hunter Douglas’s hundreds of window-covering products including sheers, shades, blinds and shutters plus PowerView® motorization and other advanced operating systems. 

“Like any other small business who finally gains a supplier they have been wanting for a while, we are beyond excited,” says David Anderson, the franchisee for three Vancouver Island Budget Blinds locations. 

“Offering our Vancouver Island clients this vast selection is something we are very proud of and are looking forward to seeing the final design outcomes of our first few Hunter Douglas projects.”

Call any one of the Budget Blinds locations in the Comox Valley, Nanaimo or the Cowichan Valley and set up your free in-home consultation today. Budget Blinds' designers will work with your budget and lifestyle needs to create the perfect look for your home. With professional measuring and installation options, your new window coverings will be a highlight in your home for years to come.

 

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Office Phone: 250-338-5466
Email:clarice@1stview.ca

Courtenay, British Columbia
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