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Jan 28, 2016

Regulate the Temperature of Your Home With a Variety of Window Covering Choices From Budget Blinds

Budget BlindsWhen the cold winter winds blow, it's important to remember that window coverings can help both heat and cool your home. Windows are an important part of the energy efficiency of your home, and stylish window treatments from Budget Blinds can be a great way to regulate temperatures in your home. Blinds, shades, shutters and drapes provide effective insulation to keep you from losing as much as 50% of your heating and cooling energy through your windows.

A popular option is honeycomb shades, with a honeycomb-shaped pocket designed to keep air from escaping or entering your home. That means the rooms of your home will feel warmer in winter and cooler in summer.

Window film is also a great way to deflect 99% of damaging UV rays that fade and damage flooring and furniture, while keeping the heat out of your home. Another great option is adding motorization to your blinds. This lets you set your blinds on a timer, meaning even if you aren't home all day, 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 style consultant. Their consultants can help you choose window treatments that work with your home, create comfortable environment for family and guests, and create long-term energy savings.

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Service Area: CourtenayComoxCampbell RiverNanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum
Phone: 250-338-8564 in Courtenay and 250-287-8564 in Campbell River
Website: www.budgetblinds.com
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Jan 27, 2016

View the BC Children's Lottery Prize Home at Crown Isle Starting Feb. 6

Crown Isle Lottery HomeThe Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is offering up one of the Grand Prize choices for the lucky winner of this year’s BC Children's Hospital Lottery.

Win and you could be enjoying your very own home set along the 17th Fariway in the Crown Isle community in Courtenay!

The showstopper "Malahat" features 3,120 sq ft loaded with features. The lottery prize include $40,000 for furnishings, a 2016 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum and $1.2M in cash!

The show home will be open starting Feb. 6 for viewing Fri-Sun from 1-4 pm at 1184 Crown Isle Drive.

Living at Crown Isle means enjoying much more than just your new home. Golf course living, with a resort centre just steps away means easy access to outdoor activities, restaurants and more. Crown Isle is just minutes from beaches, ahs easy access to Mount Washington, and all of the amenities of city living, with major retailers, North Island College, an Aquatic Centre and new hospital all in the surrounding area.

Learn more about the Crown Isle Community, Real Estate at Crown Isle, and purchase your BC Children’s Hospital Lottery tickets today!

Jan 25, 2016

Own a New Crown Isle Rancher/Bungalow for only $469,900

Crown Isle new bungalow homesLot 27, 1023 Crown Isle Boulevard - This new home is priced at $469,900 - a new lower entry-level price point for Crown Isle living on Vancouver Island. This home is ideal for any stage of life, whether you are just starting out or you are downsizing or retiring.

The Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community is a master-planned community in the Comox Valley. Home to an 18-hole championship golf course, the neighbourhood is surrounded by fabulous amenities and natural beauty. Minutes from sandy beaches and skiing at Mount Washington, retirees are flocking to the Comox Valley to enjoy the active Vancouver Island lifestyle. The Comox Valley is also home to a thriving arts community and many festivals, a new hospital, North Island College and much more.

This new bungalow/rancher style new home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a two-car garage and the first class finishing throughout that builder Homes by Crown Isle is known for.      

This new home will start construction in February and will be finished in a few months. This desirable new Crown Isle subdivision is called The Rise. The subdivision will consist of 27 new homes, and only seven lots are still available.

If you are thinking of moving to the Crown Isle Resort and Golf Community, contact builder Homes by Crown Isle to discuss this home or the construction of your own custom home. Homes by Crown Isle is the builder who knows the Crown Isle Community!

Contact Homes by Crown Isle, the experts at building new homes in Crown Isle. Also, be sure to ask them about their K-90 programs, as they have four new homes built to lock-up, beautifully situated on the Crown Isle fairways. You get to choose your finishings and colours, and the home will be ready to move in to in 90 days!

For  more information contact:

Jayson Welsh,
Construction Manager
250-703-5057
jwelsh@crownisle.com
 

Homes by Crown Isle Show Home (Crown Isle Real Estate Information Available)
Show Home and office: 1184 Crown Isle Drive, Courtenay, BC
250-703-5054
realestate@crownisle.com

Office hours are Monday to Friday 11 am – 5 pmSaturday 10 am – 3 pm

Jan 18, 2016

Escape Canadian Winters to Your New Home at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

Mount Washington near The Ridge in CourtenayWhen the snow and cold of a typical Canadian winter start to wear on you, imagine retiring to your custom-built Vancouver Island home, where the snow stays on the mountains and golf courses are open year-round. 

It is easy to explore the natural beauty of the Comox Valley when you live at The Ridge. Whether you enjoy the beach or the mountains, there are many year-round activities available on both land and sea. Hit the slopes in the morning and the golf course in the afternoon. Winter fishing is at its best in the clear waters off the East Coast of Vancouver Island and skiing at Mount Washington is only one of the outdoor pursuits you can enjoy minutes from home. Hop in a kayak or comb your favourite beaches or forest trails.

The Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is a master-planned community with many homes offering ocean and mountain views. Living here provides easy access to nature, as well as to all of the resources of city living. Residents of The Ridge really enjoy the best of both worlds - a spectacular rural setting close to the many outdoor activities that make the Comox Valley an outdoor enthusiast's dream, only minutes away from everything you need in the city of Courtenay.

Courtenay, the Town of Comox and the Village of Cumberland offer unique boutiques and local eateries, as well as major commercial shopping centres. Theatres, North Island College and a new hospital are just some of the amenities the Valley offers. Itching for the big city? Hop on a float plane from the Comox Marina and be in downtown Vancouver in 30 minutes!

For more information, or to inquire about financing options:

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Location: Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Show Home: Eagleview Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Websitetheridgebc.com
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Jan 11, 2016

Own Your Own Vancouver Island Ocean View Luxury Home at The Gales

Vancouver Island ocean view luxury condoWith ocean views, luxury finishes and a commitment to the environment, homeowners at The Gales are living the ultimate Vancouver Island lifestyle. Now is your chance to own your own luxury ocean view bungalow or condo on central Vancouver Island.

The Gales in Ladysmith is now showcasing its latest luxury show home. This 3,000 sq. ft. Built Green® custom patio home offers the best in modern environmentally-friendly materials and construction techniques, offering a spectacular home in a spectacular location.

Situated overlooking the Georgia Strait on the east coast of Vancouver Island, The Gales offers residents sweeping ocean and mountain views. Life at The Gales gives you the opportunity to enjoy outdoor pursuits year-round - from a walk on one of the many local beaches to leisurely strolls through pristine forest right at your back door. The town of Ladysmith also offers more urban pursuits without the hustle and bustle of a large urban centre. And the Nanaimo airport is only 10 minutes away, offering daily flights to Calgary.

When you're at home enjoy the stunning kitchen featuring custom floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, granite countertops, and island with built-in sink and eating bar. The master bedroom is situated on the main floor and features an ensuite and walk-in closet. Another bedroom is on the main floor, and the third on the lower level. Enjoy the views from the formal living and dining rooms upstairs, or the casual family room on the lower level.

A Carrier Infinity heat pump, HRV ventilation, Rheem Marathon Limited Lifetime hot water tank, and Milgard windows are just some of the environmentally-friendly features in this home by award-winning GNB Builders, designed to reduce your energy costs by up to 30% over a typical home of the same size.

This new luxury patio home for sale takes full advantage of these views with an open floor plan and extensive wrap-around decks. The decks also provide plenty of room for outdoor entertaining.

The show home is open for viewing Mon-Fri from 11-3.

For more information on this luxury patio home for sale, contact:

Phone: Keith Mazurenko, REALTOR® 1.866.315.0545
Location: Ladysmith, on Vancouver Island
Address: 410a 1st Ave, Ladysmith, BC V9G 1A9
Website: www.thegales.ca
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Jan 07, 2016

Year-Round Recreation Options Surround You at Your New Home at The Ridge on Vancouver Island

Ocean View building lots Vancovuer IslandThe Ridge in Courtenay on Vancouver Island is a master-planned, environmentally-friendly community, offering ocean and mountain views, and easy access to both, as well as to all of the resources of city living. Residents of The Ridge really enjoy the best of both worlds - a spectacular rural setting close to the many outdoor activities that make the Comox Valley an outdoor enthusiast's dream, only minutes away from urban amenities.

Looking to connect with nature right outside your front door? The Ridge is surrounded by park land and walking trails. Take the dog and head to Millard Creek Nature Park or enjoy the Estuary and Airpark walks. 

Enjoy year-round outdoor recreation from your new home in one the most beautiful spots on Vancouver Island. It is easy to explore the natural beauty of the Comox Valley when you live at The Ridge. Whether you enjoy the beach or the mountains, there are many year-round activities available on both land and sea. With golf courses open year round, and winter fishing at its best on the East Coast of Vancouver Island, skiing at Mount Washington is only one of the outdoor pursuits you can enjoy minutes from home.

If it's urban amenities you're looking for the City of Courtenay, Town of Comox and Village of Cumberland offer unique boutiques and local eateries, as well as major commercial shopping centres. Theatres, North Island College and a new hospital are just some of the amenities the Valley offers. Itching for the big city? Hop on a float plane from the Comox Marina and be in downtown Vancouver in 30 minutes!

For more information, or to inquire about financing options:

Contact

Location: Courtenay, in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island
Show Home: Eagleview Crescent, Courtenay, BC
Phone: Bruce Clapham 250.650.8588
Websitetheridgebc.com
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