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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
250.650.8588 
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

 

Jun 17, 2019

Vancouver Island | Comox Valley | Townhomes & Duplexes Starting at $364,900

Phase 3 of Parkside Liftestyle Townhomes in Courtenay, BC is selling fast, with three townhomes sold in the past month! The same floor plan is still available in all of the four remaining units available ranging in price from $364,900 to $369,900. Each unit is approximately 1,220 sq.ft. and includes 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, six appliances, window coverings, a large crawl space and a garage. All of the remaining units in Phase 3 are ready for occupancy!

The Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes development is Built Green Certified. This means lower heating and electrical costs due to the efficiency of the construction of these new homes, as well as cleaner air and long term protection for your investment.

The new townhomes in this Courtenay development can be purchased as your primary residence or as an investment/rental property.

The strata fee for a home in Parkside Lifestyle Homes is an affordable $135 per month. Guest parking and a private small park are also located within the property. Located adjacent to Tarling Park in Courtenay at the end of a no-through road, Parkside Lifestyle Homes provides the perfect and quiet location for your new residence. This development is proudly built by award-winning Nicon Developments Ltd.

The 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 Realtor 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

 

Jun 07, 2019

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

Up to 50% of a home's heating and cooling energy can be lost through its windows. So rather than cranking up your heat or air conditioning to avoid uncomfortable temperatures this summer, let Budget Blinds help with an array of versatile blinds, shades, shutters, and window film that are practical and energy efficient, and also on-trend.

This June Budget Blinds of the North Island is offering $150 off Cellular and Solar shades, and 20% off Window Film to help beat the heat.

These energy efficient window coverings will keep you feeling cool and your home looking great this summer, and can also keep the heat in during the cold winter months.

As well, window film deflects up to 99% of damaging UV rays, protecting your furniture, floors and artwork against harmful UV damage, while helping to keep temperatures cool.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island at the Courtenay showroom (8 - 2663 Kilpatrick Avenue) or online to book a complimentary in-home consultation.

Enjoy expert advice and choose from the latest styles and custom options such as motorization to make the most of your window treatments.

May 29, 2019

Phase 3 Lots Now Available at The Ridge in Courtenay

The Ridge in Courtenay has just completed work on Phase 3, bringing 48 new lots to this master-planned community. Located in South Courtenay, BC, The Ridge is a neighbourhood set in quiet and scenic surroundings and it is located in close proximity to amenities and shopping.

All lots at The Ridge have been zoned to accommodate secondary suites which can be used as a separate suite for family members or guests and it can also be used to generate rental income.

When deciding on building your dream home at The Ridge, you can choose to work with one of their preferred custom builders, or bring your own builder.

Many of the residents living here have relocated to The Ridge in Courtenay, BC from other areas of Vancouver Island, BC and Canada. Wherever they come from, they are given a warm welcome from their neighbours. Once settled, all residents talk about how they love living at The Ridge!

Find out more about the open houses and the new custom homes for sale at The Ridge by contacting their preferred builders.

Contact the developer to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information 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

May 16, 2019

Buy More Save More at Budget Blinds This May

Spring is a great time to freshen up your home’s window coverings, and this month, buy more and save more with Budget Blinds of Central and Northern Vancouver Island. Enjoy 30-40% off selected styles this May - the more you buy, the more you'll save.

Budget Blinds designers can provide a free in-home consultation to guide you through the latest choices and ensure you receive window treatments that suit your decor, lifestyle and your family’s needs.

The right window coverings will not only change the look of your home, but can help with heating and cooling, enhance privacy, as well as protect furniture, flooring and artwork from damage.

Contact Budget Blinds of the North Island to arrange an in-home consultation 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.

May 15, 2019

Tour the Showhomes by Preferred Builders at The Ridge This Weekend

The Ridge is a scenic residential community in Courtenay, BC in its seventh year of development. There are already more than 100 new homes completed and many more under construction.

The community and developers are proud of their preferred builders and the new custom homes that they have built for the residents who have rmoved to The Ridge.

Four of their preferred builders are holding “open houses” in their new homes for sale. Tour these beautiful new homes on the weekends, the show home addresses and hours are listed below. If you are thinking of building a new custom home on one of the new lots coming available soon in Phase 3, contact the developer, who can assist you in choosing a lot.

The Ridge's preferred builders have the experience of building homes that match the lot you choose, some of which feature spectacular views of the mountains and the ocean.

The following open house times were accurate at the time of posting:

Custom Home Builders at The Ridge:
Lawmar Contracting 4190 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Contact Realtor Tracy Fotgmann, Remax Ocean Pacific Realty for current open house days and times
Email: tracy@tracyfogtmann.ca  Cell: 250.331.1544

Brando Construction, 4161 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays, starting May 4, from 12pm to 2pm
Realtor: Courtney & Anglin Real Estate Group
Email: bill@courtneyanglin.com  Cell:250.703.6119

Coastal Custom Homes, 4166 Chancellor Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Saturdays and Sundays from 11am until 2pm
Realtor: Dean Thompson, Remax Ocean Pacific Realty 
Email: dean@deanthompson.ca  Cell: 250.898.4777

Candor Developments 3404 Harbourview Blvd., Courtenay, BC
Saturdays,  from 12pm to 2pm
Isaac Bale Email: info@candordevelopments.ca  Cell: 778.995.2529

Contact the developer to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information 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

 

May 14, 2019

New 1,750 sq. ft. Rancher/Bungalow for Sale in Courtenay BC

Looking for a new spacious rancher in Courtenay, BC? We have started construction on a beautiful home which backs onto the Ruth Masters Greenway, part of an extensive trail network along the south shore of the Puntledge River. Imagine having a protected greenway steps away from your home, where you can see the natural forest and enjoy the trails, scenic views, the forested trials, the rare plants and the birds. You can even see the hundreds of salmon spawning from this location in the fall!

You will love the quiet location and the layout of this rancher/bungalow style of home, which includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Walk in through the front door and you can see the modern white kitchen finished off with quartz countertops. The 9 ft ceilings add elegance to the entryway, great room and dining room. This home will be finished with an upscale laminate, a hardy flooring material that keeps its colour and shape even when you have pets in the home. Part of the appeal of this rancher for sale is the covered outside deck, where you can enjoy your morning coffee in privacy, as there are no homes built behind you. The gas fireplace offers efficiency and cost savings. This home is located on Lot 5 on Grayhawk Place in Courtenay, B.C.

All of the homes built in this subdivision are by Southwind Development Corporation, an experienced builder with more than 25 years of experience, known for their quality construction. This project will contain 20 new rancher style homes when completed. This desirable location is also within walking distance to Courtenay Elementary School, Ecole Puntledge Park Elementary School, Lake Trail Middle School and downtown Courtenay.

These new homes for sale are located on Grayhawk Place at 1st Street in Courtenay, BC on Vancouver Island.

Price $589,000 + GST

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

(Note: Availability and prices are subject to change without notice)

Apr 26, 2019

Find Your Family's New Home at The Ridge in Courtenay

THe RidgeMany families living at The Ridge in Courtenay, BC have moved from other areas of Vancouver Island, BC and Canada. Wherever they come from, they are given a warm welcome from their neighbours. People of all ages live at The Ridge, including families with young children, retirees, and extended families living in the legal secondary suites the community is zoned for. This is the perfect way to be close to older or young adult family members while giving them privacy and independence.

Residents of The Ridge have shared many reasons why they love living in this community. Here are just a few:
“We are minutes from town, yet it feels like we are living in a rural setting. There is no thru traffic here and no overhead wires to spoil our great views. If you’re lucky enough to find The Ridge you will feel like you have lived here your entire life.”

“The area surrounding The Ridge is so beautiful, and we love walking around the many trails here and seeing the mountains and the ocean. We see trumpeter swans, Canadian geese and eagles flying right over our house. We really appreciate the multi-generational aspect of our neighbourhood, the neighbours are friendly and welcoming. As an added bonus, my husband loves being in such close proximity to many top-rated golf courses.”

“I was looking for a home where my mom could move in with me and we learned that The Ridge allowed legal suites to be built within the subdivision. We went to see The Ridge and fell in love with it. This is a quiet neighbourhood with beautiful views and pathways and parkways for walking. There are excellent trails for biking and we are located within walking distance to the ocean.”

There are new homes for sale and ready for occupancy at The Ridge. Find out more by contacting any of the preferred builders who have new homes for sale.

Contact the developer to register as a “prospective client” and receive up-to-date information on the new residential lots for sale coming soon in Phase 3 at The Ridge.
Contact: Bruce Clapham at 250.650.8588  
Email: theridge.bruce@mail.com

 

Apr 22, 2019

Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes in Courtenay are Built Green Certified to a Gold Standard

If you are looking for a brand new, energy efficient townhome for sale in a quiet area of a desirable community on Vancouver Island, consider Parkside Lifestyle Homes. This new townhome project in Courtenay, BC has received Gold Certification through BUILT GREEN CANADA®.

These energy efficient townhomes offer the benefit of long term cost savings on water, electricity and gas bill savings of between $300 - $500 per year. As the the new homeowner of this BUILT GREEN GOLD CERTIFIED® townhome, you will enjoy a healthier, more durable home with a lower environmental impact and lower maintenance costs.

According to the Canadian Home Builders Association, homes with green certification will sell for close to 10% more on average, protecting your investment for the long term. Built by Nicon Developments, an award winning builder of new homes on Vancouver Island for 40 years, these townhomes are built with quality workmanship.

Phases 1 and 2 have sold out and construction is now underway on Phase 3. These new 1,220 sq. ft. townhomes include 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, six appliances, window coverings throughout, a large accessible crawl space, an enclosed garage, guest parking and a private playground within the property.

Located adjacent to Tarling Park in Courtenay at the end of a no-through road, these new townhomes for sale will be completed and ready for occupancy at the end of May. Four duplexes will be completed and ready for occupancy at the end of June. Prices of the homes range from $359,900 and $368,400 and the monthly strata fee is only $135 per month. For a limited time, there is a cash bonus of $10,000 available to buyers upon completion.

These townhomes can be purchased as your primary home or can also be purchased as an investment and rented to tenants.

The show home is open from 2 pm to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday for Parkside Lifestyle Homes, located at 2109 13th Street in Courtenay, BC on beautiful Vancouver Island.

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

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