Virtual Consultations And More Safety Measures From Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

Posted on Apr 23, 2020

Budget Blinds has re-opened to serve its customers on Vancouver Island, with a variety of safety measures now implemented to keep you and their staff safe.

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.

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Update Your Home With The Latest Tech From Budget Blinds

Posted on Mar 22, 2020

Have you been taking the time to start spring cleaning? Are you finding some things around the house in need of a refresh or 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.

While Budget Blinds has window coverings for every budget, with the largest selection in North America, including a new partnership with Hunter Douglas, their many Vancouver Island locations also offer so much more for your home.

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island offers a wide variety of home automation options from Lutron sure to spark the interest of the techie in your home. And if you don’t have a techie at home? Not to worry, their staff can guide you through the newest options to give your home a modern update and make day-to-day life at home even easier. 

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You Can Now Find Hunter Douglas Products at Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island

Posted on Feb 27, 2020

Two of Vancouver Island’s best-known brands in window coverings have come together to provide customers with an expanded selection of blinds, drapes and more. Budget Blinds has teamed up with Hunter Douglas to provide their clients with easy access to the catalogue of Hunter Douglas’s world-famous offerings. 

Now Budget Blinds’ free in-home consultations include the opportunity to choose from Hunter Douglas’ hundreds of window-covering products including sheers, shades, blinds and shutters plus PowerView® motorization and other advanced operating systems. Budget Blinds’ designers can still offer any of their own in-house brands as well.

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Lifestyle Enjoyment is a Priority for Residents at The Gales Patio Homes and Condos in Ladysmith

Posted on Feb 2, 2013

The Views at The GalesThe Gales is a real estate development in Ladysmith offering ocean view bungalows and condos. These new homes offer an amazing location, surrounded by nature and featuring ocean views. Inside, these new patio homes and condos offers top quality finishing, with remarkable attention to detail.
Homes at The Gales are designed and built in West Coast contemporary architectural style and floor plans are open, ideal for entertaining. Warm earth tones through out the homes complement the coastal landscape. Wide sunny decks give you plenty of room to take in the views outdoors.
Ownership at The Gales offers residents the opportunity to enjoy an idyllic Island lifestyle. Living at The Gales means enjoying year-round walks on the many local beaches and leisurely strolls through the pristine forest right at your back door. And owners at The Gales can relax, knowing the that their landscaping and yard maintenance are taken care of.
One couple told 1stView that they are constantly amazed by the ever-changing views and their Vancouver Island lifestyle.
“We never tire of watching the world go by from our bedroom, kitchen, dining or living room windows. You never know what you may see from resident eagles, to killer whales visiting the harbour. All of these scenes are beautifully framed in large picture windows in rooms with soaring ceilings. There is so much to do in our small town, and on the island. We are also within a short commuting distance of two major city centres. We feel very lucky to call this wonderful place home.”
This development is located in Ladysmith, a community with year-round outdoor activities and adventures, along with one of Canada’s most temperate climates.
New homes at The Gales are priced from $499,000-$599,000.

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Vancouver Island Real Estate Sales Numbers Steady In July

Posted on Aug 4, 2011

Multiple Listing Service sales summary data released by the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board for July 2011, shows a two per cent decline in single family home sales compared to July 2010. July saw a drop of 70 fewer homes sold on Vancouver Island north of the Malahat than June 2011.
The average price of a single family home sold in July 2011 through the VIREB MLS system was $344,783, up one per cent from the $342,982 posted in July 2010, and almost mirroring June 2011’s $343,422.
“We are continuing to see stable market conditions, but as the selection of homes increases it is important that sellers price their home competitively, said VIREB president Jim Stewart.
There were 785 single family homes listed in July, bringing the active single family homes available through VIREB 3,239 up from 3,094 this time last year.
For the 12-month period from the end of July 2010 to July 2011, average sale prices across VIREB’s six zones saw: Campbell River down 3 % (to $293,370), the Comox Valley up 1% (to $351,959), Nanaimo was down 7% (to $354,077), Parksville/Qualicum was up 4% (to $393,230), Port Alberni slipped 13% (to $219,759) and the Cowichan Valley jumped 7% (to $351,725).
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