Category Archives: Vancouver Island Waterfront

October 2018 Real Estate Market Update

October 2018 Real Estate Market Update

Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait provides you with his October 2018 Real Estate Market Update.   Lorne is a long term professional realtor who can help you find your place.  Helping you is what we do.  Let’s get in touch  . . . Lorne at 250-618-0680.


Here are the stats for Nanaimo – 09-Sep 18 Nanaimo Graphstats

Here are the stats for Cowichan –  09-Sep 18 Cowichan Valley Graphstats

 

 

Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Update Fall 2018
Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher.

Market Update Fall 2018

Market Update Fall 2018

Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait provides you with his Market Update Fall 2018.   Lorne is a long term professional realtor who can help you find your place.  Helping you is what we do.  Let’s get in touch  . . . Lorne at 250-618-0680.

 

Here are the stats for Nanaimo — 08-Aug 18 Nanaimo Graphstats

Here are the stats for Cowichan — 08-Aug 18 Cowichan Valley Graphstats

Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Update Fall 2018
Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher.

Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Update

Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Update

Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty gives his July 2018 Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Update.

Lorne has much experience with Vancouver Island properties.  He

Lorne Gait provides a Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Update for July 2018
Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Update

has assisted many folks to find their Vancouver Island Oceanfront and ocean view properties.  It could be a condo, townhome or single family home.  It could be a piece of land to build a dream home.  Let’s get in touch and get you started finding your best future on Vancouver Island.   Visit Lorne at www.lornegait.com

July 2018 Market Update

Saltair Oceanfront Home

Saltair Oceanfront Home

Check out this Saltair oceanfront home.  If you like Walk on "<yoastmarkWaterfront, you will find this property is a beautiful and makes your home renovations and updates completely worthwhile.

 

Enjoy gorgeous Ocean Views from this 3 bed, 2 bath home in Sunny Saltair.   Upon entry, you will find that the main level takes full advantage of the views from the living room, kitchen and dining room. When you step outside the main floor you will discover that the oversized deck on this level is great for entertaining or sitting and drinking in the view.

Once you go down stairs, you will find the lower level boasts a living room and a bedroom with an ocean view. Cozy kitchen, 4 piece bath, laundry and loads of extra storage round

Saltair Waterfront Home
Fantastic Saltair Boathouse

out this floor.   And a large workshop on the lawn level would be suitable for all kinds of projects. Plenty of fruit grows here, grapes and raspberries and peach, pear and plum trees. Access out to a covered and closed in patio leads to a fully fenced yard, with a gated path leading directly to the ocean front. Bonus is a boat house on the property.  This Boat house is grandfathered into the property.  Therefore, an owner is allowed excellent access to the riparian zone.  This is a huge plus.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to own a dream waterfront location in a beautiful neighbourhood!  It will be worth the look.

For more information or to book a viewing call or text Lorne Gait at (250) 618-0680 or Email lorne [at] lornegait [dot] com.

Video of the Home  . . .

Pictures of the Home . . .

If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful  Saltair waterfront Home  . . .

Guiding you home . . .  to an ocean view home on Vancouver Island at 286 Bayview Ave., Ladysmith, BC Home . . .

Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher are professional realtors who can help you find your Vancouver Island Waterfront or Waterview  home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.

Chemainus Ocean View Home

Chemainus Ocean View Home

Relax and enjoy a stunning Chemainus ocean view Home  This is a beautiful 3 Bed and 2 Bathroom level entry basement walk out home and it could be your perfect retirement place to be.

The area is quiet, and the homes are near new. There is an easy pathway to the Beach a hundred yards or so from the front door of this home. This home offers great ocean views from the open floor plan kitchen/nook/family room area, from the third bedroom and from the master bedroom. The master bedroom

Want a home in Chemainus? How about this Chemainus Ocean View Home?
This beautiful Chemainus Ocean View Home located at 3089 Seahaven Road, Chemainus, BC is a perfect place to call home near the ocean

offers a large walk-in closet and an en-suite with double sinks and shower. The living room and dining room areas are open but divided by an attractive double-sided gas fireplace. These rooms together with the kitchen and family room areas will be perfect for entertaining guests. The double door garage will give you ample room for two cars or for a car and storage. The downstairs of the home offers lots of crawl space storage together with a great workshop area. A spacious deck at the back of the home gives great summer time recreational space for BBQ times. A side driveway area could be great for storing your boat or an RV. Call or text Lorne Gait at 250-618-0680 or Jill Dashwood at 250-616-1184 for more information or a viewing today. Check out the slide show by clicking on the media link.

Video of the Home  . . .

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If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful  Chemainus Ocean View Home  . . .

Guiding you home . . .  to an ocean view home on Vancouver Island at 286 Bayview Ave., Ladysmith, BC Home . . .

Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher are professional realtors who can help you find your Vancouver Island Waterfront or Waterview  home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.

Ladysmith Ocean View Home at 103 Gifford Road

Ladysmith Ocean View Home at 103 Gifford Road

This  great Ladysmith ocean view home needs a new owner.  Enjoy the amazing wide ocean views in this spacious 2404 Sq. Ft. half

A great Ladysmith Ocean View Home
Beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View Home

duplex with five bedrooms and three bathrooms. It is a mere ten-   minute walk from your door to ocean front activities at Ladysmith’s Transfer Beach and to shopping in Ladysmith’s historic downtown.  

This home has the feel of a single family home. A quick drive past will explain why, as you see only this home fronting onto Gifford Road. The other half fronts onto an alley. The main floor treats you to

ocean views in the living room, dining room and kitchen. A master bedroom and ensuite with two more bedrooms finish the upstairs area. Downstairs you will find an in-law suite boasting two bedrooms, a second kitchen, bathroom and living room. A bonus is lots of parking including a 21’3″ by 13’11” garage and outside area for three additional parking spots.

This home has three decks–two up and one down on the ocean view side. The yard has room for gardening and offers some privacy with a picket fence. Heat pumps are located up and down. Quick occupancy is possible. Call Lorne Gait at 250-618-0680 of more information or a viewing today.

A video Tour of the home . . .

Pictures of the Home and View . . .

 

If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful  Ladysmith Ocean View Home  . . .

Guiding you home . . .  to an ocean view home at 103 Gifford Road, Ladysmith, BC Home . . .

Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher are professional realtors who can help you find your Vancouver Island Waterfront or Waterview  home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.

Ladysmith Lifestyle in the Winter

Ladysmith Lifestyle in the Winter

Ladysmith Rainy Winter Day
A Rainy day in Ladysmith, BC.

Ok . . . I know . . . I know, it is a rainy day. How can I enjoy the Ladysmith lifestyle on a day like this?  You can see that from the fence at the back of my yard.   But it is a good day moderate temperature day compared to much of Canada.  And unlike most of Canada we do not have snow.  Therefore, yesterday I decided to travel around my town looking for reasons why someone would want to live here.

For most of my life I have lived on Vancouver Island.  Most winters are quite moderate.  There was almost no snow for the past three winters.  This current winter of 2016-2017 gave us more snow than average.  But it is likely that for every five or six years, there will be at least one winter cooler than others.  But still, we have it better than most every other part of Canada.  Vancouver Island is truly the Hawaii of Canada.  Our Ladysmith Lifestyle is amazing.

Ladysmith Waterfront

So then . . . reasons why I like the Ladysmith lifestyle.  Here are some:  The first is waterfront for all to enjoy.  I enjoy an ocean view from my home.  Many of my clients enjoy waterfront.  But for everyone, there are lots of beaches and water play areas.  Check out Transfer Beach.   This morning which was again overcast, I had opportunity to walk to the beach and back home.  It was great winter time exercise.  These can be your views December through February.

Imagine the Ladysmith Lifestyle | Get in touch with Ladysmith Realtor Lorne Gait for more information
Ladysmith Maritime Society. Can you imagine the Ladysmith lifestyle?

But then there are also other water Ladysmith lifestyle possibilities for you.   Several of my friends own a boat.  Some choose moorage at places like the Ladysmith Maritime Society.  Some choose to keep their boat at home and launch it from time to time.  From Kayaks to Large Sailboats and Motor Yachts.  You can pick your pleasure.

Ladysmith Parks

If you are not into boating . . . how about parks and hikes.  There are some great parks like the Kinsmen Park.  Take the kids if you have them.  Back several years ago,  I used to climb on the park amenities with my children.  They are grown up and gone now.  But recently the park has been upgraded for a new generation of children and parents.  This is a cool family place.

The Holland Creek Trail | Get in touch with Lorne Gait to help you with this kind of Ladysmith Lifestyle
The Holland Creek Trail is a great Ladysmith Lifestyle option

For those who want more exercise out of their Ladysmith lifestyle there is the Holland Creek Trail.  Find a trail starting place and launch out to a morning or afternoon adventure.  You can go for miles and miles.

Can you see yourself on this trail?  This is a good one for taking a friend or your favourite pet.   If you are very adventurous, you can even head up to Heart Lake.  Take hiking polls or you will wish you did.

Ladysmith Amenities

If it is too rainy or if it does happen to snow, there is still something to do.  How about the Frank Jameson Recreation Centre?  Swimming, spinning, yoga, pickleball, free weights, exercise machine and so much more.

The white haired among us, might choose to go to the Seniors Centre.  This is a great place for indoor activities cards, dining, clubs and more.   Beyond that, this Ladysmith Resources Centre building offers great support for folks of many ages and needs.  It is a great town amenity.  It is a great place for volunteers.

Ladysmith Shopping

Of course, some of us are not into exercise or outdoor recreation.  For those folks, there is the Coronation Mall and the historic downtown First Avenue Business corridor.    Shopping, bakery time, a coffee shop, a restaurant or pub might be the part of the Ladysmith Lifestyle you will enjoy the most.
Occasionally you might want to check out the events in town.  This the Aggie Hall.  Concerts, dances, home shows and much more take place here.  Other gathering places include: The Little Theatre, the Eagles Hall, the Legion and more. You can pic your place to hang out in the late afternoons and evenings.

The Ladysmith lifestyle allows opportunity for all levels of education from Preschool through grade twelve.  The Vancouver Island University is up the road in Nanaimo and is hardly a 25-minute drive.  There are many great educational venues.

If you get enjoying the Ladysmith live with too much exuberance such that an accident happens or if time passes and you have long term health needs.  There are great amenities in the area.  Feel secure because there is the hospital clinic.  Know you can get a ride with the ambulance service.  Trust that there are greater care facilities in Duncan and Nanaimo.

So, there you go.   This is the Ladysmith lifestyle on a rainy Saturday afternoon in the middle of Winter.  Sure, it might be better to be in Mexico or Hawaii.  But if you need to be in Canada.  It is a very good option.

If you want to talk more about the Ladysmith lifestyle or if you are considering a move to Ladysmith.  Let’s get in touch and find a way to help you be here.

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Chemainus Ocean View Home– 9039 Driftwood Drive

Chemainus Ocean View Home– 9039 Driftwood Drive — NOW SOLD AT FULL PRICE

 

Give us a call, because we know of more homes in the same neighbourhood coming for sale. . .

Own a spectacular Chemainus Ocean View home.

Relax and enjoy awesome ocean and mainland views from your tranquil, covered deck of this stunning custom-designed home. This home is situated in an area of newer, attractive homes and is within walking distance of groceries, pharmacy and a Brew Pub.

Custom Home

This 3 bed/3 bath home has soaring ceilings with west coast Fir beams, stained Arbutus flooring, hot water zonal heating on both floors and wired for security. The home’s already low heating bill is the envy of all and is also fully plumbed for Solar Panels, for future savings. The partially covered upper deck has its own outdoor
kitchen, perfect for outdoor entertaining. The Open Plan of this home enjoys the fabulous views from every angle.

The custom designed interior kitchen is a baker’s dream, with plenty of granite counters and an area specifically for
rolling pastry and making culinary dreams come true. Cooking is made easy with a beautiful gas and electric Aga Cooker. Cabinets have loads of pull out shelves and deep drawers, all finished in beautiful Fir. The master suite has a
wonderful en-suite with soaker tub and custom walk in shower, as well as stacking laundry. Downstairs are two further bedrooms, one with its own custom en-suite, plus a large family room.

Great Lifestyle

This home would be ideal as a B and B and has separate entrance for friends, family and guests. Overlooking a grassed park towards the ocean and mountains, you will enjoy never ending views, not to mention the convenient beach access right in the subdivision. This is truly a home to be savoured and enjoyed.

Call or text Lorne Gait 250-618-0680 or Jill Dashwood 250-616-1184 for appointment and check out www.lornegait.com for more photos and video. You won’t be disappointed.   You can email us at lorne [at] lornegait [dot] com

Follow this link to a short Video Tour on this Chemainus Ocean View Home . . .

If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful Chemainus Ocean View Home  . . .

 

Lorne Gait is a professional realtor who can help you with your Vancouver Island Waterfront or Waterview  home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.

Gabriola Island Waterfront — 21 Malaspina Drive

NOW SOLD . . . . Gabriola Island Waterfront — 21 Malaspina Drive

 

Own spectacular ocean views in this quiet and private Gabriola Island Waterfront 3 Bed and 2 Bath custom built home.  This property offers a rare combination of ocean vistas and secluded gardens together with the WALK ON WATERFRONT beach.

The property boasts a detached double garage and workshop; wired greenhouse; PRIVATE BOAT RAMP and winch; a boat room for motors, kayaks, fishing gear and beach furniture; covered RV parking; sought-after privacy with easy access from a quiet street.  Imagine taking in amazing views from the large sun room and solarium areas. An outdoor deck off the sun room, overlooking the beach, is great for al fresco dining.  Additional ocean views abound from the large open floor plan kitchen, dining room and living room areas.  Check out the oak flooring in the dining room and living room.

As if this were not enough, the master bedroom also boasts a private deck overlooking the water.  A guest room, with its own private deck, overlooks the garden.

The home also has a full basement bedroom or office, with wine cellar, walk in pantry and beach access.  This area could be an office or in law suite for a family member.  The home allows you the lifestyle you want and desire.

This Gabriola Island Waterfront property is a truly unique and sought-after, one-of-a-kind property.  If you want more information or a viewing of this spectacular property please call or text Lorne Gait or Jill Dashwood at 250-618-0680.  You can email us at lorne [at] lornegait [dot] com

 

 

Follow this link to a short Video Tour on this Gabriola Island Waterfront home

If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Downtown to 21 Malaspina Drive on Gabriola Island . . .

 

Lorne Gait is a professional realtor who can help you with your Gabriola Island Waterfront home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.

Ladysmith Rancher — 205 Lions Way

Ladysmith Character Home Sale — 205 Lions Way, Ladysmith, BC — NOW SOLD

 

Check out this beautiful Ladysmith Rancher.  Situated on a quiet cul de sac street, this 3 bedroom/2 bath rancher shows like a dream! Totally redone; beautifully maintained with the

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205 Lions Way, Ladysmith, BC Lorne Gait and Jill Dashwood are experts in Ladysmith Real Estate

utmost of care with additions for larger laundry room/mud room and separate workshop. This level property is beautifully sunny with loads of areas for garden. The ample carport is overheight to suit a full size truck and there is plenty of room for RV or boat parking. Easy walk into town from this home and only 2 blocks to Ladysmith’s popular Holland Creek Trail. Many updates include roof, windows, crown moulding, kitchen, updated bathrooms, laundry addition, RV parking, workshop, hardwood flooring, blinds, electrical.Call Jill Dashwood at 250-616-1184 or Lorne Gait 250-618-0680 or view or check out website and photos at www.lornegait.com

Here are some pictures of 205 Lions Way, Ladysmith, BC.  We have more pictures if you want to view them, Let’s get in touch . . .

Call or text Lorne Gait 250-618-0680 or Jill Dashwood 250-616-1184 for appointment and check out www.lornegait.com for more photos and video. You won’t be disappointed.   You can email us at lorne [at] lornegait [dot] com

Tour this Beautiful Ladysmith Rancher . . .

Follow this link to a short Video Tour on this Chemainus Ocean View Home . . .

Find this Beautiful Ladysmith Rancher . . .

If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from the Duke Point Ferry Terminal Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful Ladysmith Rancher . . .

 

 

Lorne Gait is a professional realtor who can help you with your Vancouver Island Waterfront or Waterview  home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.