Learn From the Expertise of Budget Blinds’ Designers on Vancouver Island

Posted on Sep 7, 2019

Budget Blinds on Vancouver Island provides complimentary in-home consultations with designers to guide you through the choices to find the perfect window coverings for your home. This month meet designer Rebeccah Kurucz.

She grew up working in her family’s business in Port Alberni, before attending school for interior design to pursue her passion. She worked at a design firm for several years before making the transition to Budget Blinds.

“Helping my clients to make their homes look beautiful is truly rewarding, and I love being a part of the whole process,” says Rebeccah. “Window coverings play such an important role in the overall look and feel of your home. I wanted to work more closely with my customers and assist them in putting finishing touches into their homes.”

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Building Permit Values Up on Vancouver Island

Posted on Jun 7, 2019

Vancouver Island Construction Association

The Vancouver Island Construction Association (VICA) has released their first quarter report for building permits on Vancouver Island and Powell River.  Total building permits issued in the region during the first quarter of 2019 totalled $610.0 million, up 26 per cent from the fourth quarter of 2018.

Building permits were higher in most regional districts except in Alberni-Clayoquot and the Comox Valley. Large gains over the prior quarter occurred in the Nanaimo and Strathcona Regional districts. 

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The Gales in Ladysmith – Minutes From Island Golf and Beaches

Posted on Apr 10, 2019

Tour the newest home for sale at The Gales in Ladysmith.

From the moment you enter the grand foyer you’ll appreciate the high-end finishings. Hardwood and tile, heated bathroom floors, amazing cabinetry and granite/quartz counters, gorgeous ensuite and beautiful fireplace feature wall make for stylish living. Tech wiring, a heat pump, HRV unit (for fantastic air quality and efficiency) and other Built Green Platinum features create a comfortable home.

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Update Your Home and Give Back With Budget Blinds on Central Vancouver Island This December

Posted on Dec 17, 2018

December is the time for giving and Budget Blinds is giving back to you, and to others on your behalf.

This month receive a 25% instant rebate on all orders, and Budget Blinds will pay the GST. Additionally, Budget Blinds will donate 5% of your product total to the Vancouver Island charity of your choice: YANA (You Are Not Alone); the BCSPCA; or VIMHS (Vancouver Island Mental Health Society)

Give your home a facelift this holiday season, save yourself some money and give back to others, with just one call to Budget Blinds on the Central Island.

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Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Releases 2016 Buyer Profile

Posted on Jun 26, 2017

The 2016 Buyer Profile provides statistical information summarizing “home characteristics” for VIREB’s overall board area within its boundaries. These include Duncan-Cowichan Valley, Nanaimo, Port Alberni-West Coast, Parksville- Qualicum, Comox Valley, Campbell River, North Island, and the Islands.

At 81.5 per cent, owner-occupiers continue to be the primary buyers in the VIREB area.

In 2016, 26 per cent of homes that sold were under $250,000, 51 per cent were under $350,000, and 68 per cent sold for under $500,000, Only 1.4 per cent of homes in the VIREB area sold for more than $1 million dollars.

At 58 per cent, single-family detached homes represented the majority of purchases in 2016, with condominium apartments accounting for 10 per cent of purchases and townhomes garnering 7.2 per cent of total home sales.

In terms of aggregated buyer origin, home purchasers break down as follows:

  • 31.6 per cent from Vancouver Island;
  • 41.6 per cent from elsewhere in British Columbia (Vancouver and the Fraser Valley make up 27.8 per cent of that figure);
  • 24.2 per cent from elsewhere in Canada; and
  • 2.6 per cent from outside of Canada.

Receive up-to-date information on building permits, tenders, proposed developments and construction news for the Comox Valley, Campbell River, Port Hardy, Powell River and more locations on the North Island at BuildingLinks.ca.

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