This great Ladysmith ocean view home needs a new owner. Enjoy the amazing wide ocean views in this spacious 2404 Sq. Ft. half
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 . . .
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If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View Home . . .
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Lot 20 Trans Canada Highway, 670 Farrell Road and 674 Farrell Road
Here is a great opportunity to own Vancouver Island Lots and Land. Lot 20 Trans Canada Highway, 670 Farrell Road and 674 Farrell Road are beautiful Ocean View Properties. Lot 20 is 5.767 acres. 670 Farrell Road is 5.63 Acres and 674 Farrell Road is .47 Acres. Property.
The highest and best use is for a high end single family lot
development or possibly higher density. The Town of Ladysmith is very willing to assist you to create a PLA to develop this prime land. The Town Director of Development services will be happy to discuss her ideas of what you can do with this property and with the one adjacent to it at Lot 20 Trans Canada Hwy. Together these three properties make up an 11.87 Acre area for new Town of Ladysmith stunning ocean view homes. This land has quick access to town services, marinas, shopping and highway.This land has quick access to town services, marinas, shopping and highway. It will be a welcome development in the Town and Region.
Lot 20 Priced at $895,000.00
Lot 20 is currently in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. However, an Application has been made to bring it into the Town of Ladysmith. The process is currently before the Province of British Columbia. As is, this property could be used in its current zoning for a single family home with suite. The highest and best use is likely to develop a Preliminary Land Assembly (PLA) with the Town of Ladysmith for a subdivision of ocean view homes.
670 Farrell Road is in the Town of Ladysmith. This property has a drilled well and could also be used as is to build a beautiful ocean view home on acreage. The highest and best use is likely to develop a Preliminary Land Assembly (PLA) with the Town of Ladysmith for a subdivision of ocean view homes.
674 Farrell Road is a smaller property owned by the Town of Ladysmith. It is their purpose to sell it together with the other two properties as a part of a Preliminary Land Assembly (PLA) to develop the lands behind this property for future Town of Ladysmith housing.
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Vancouver Island Real Estate and New 2018 Canadian Mortgage Rules
Are you ready for new Canadian Mortgage rules? If you applied for a new mortgage after January 1, 2018, would you qualify.
Check out this interesting news release . . . CLICK HERE
If you have any mortgage questions, Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait or Morgan Fisher can help you. Further, they can help you find a great Vancouver Island Mortgage Broker who can assist you with your mortgage needs.
In the past the mortgage stress test was used only for those who were putting a small amount of money down on their purchase and as as result needed CMHC financing. As of January 1, 2018 all Buyers who need a mortgage will need to pass the stress test. CLICK HERE for more information on the stress test.
Cumulative Residential Average Single Family Sale Price
Single Family Units Reported Sold
Comparative Activity by Property Type
MLS® Single Family Sales Analysis
Cowichan Valley – Single Family Sales by Subarea
Nanaimo – Single Family Sales by Subarea
Contained in these stats is information on the Average House Price for the region, the amount of homes sold and much more. In this update, we are considering two Real Estate Board areas. These are the Cowichan Valley Region which goes from Mill Bay through to Ladysmith and the Nanaimo Board area which goes from Cedar up to North Nanaimo.
In many ways, these statistics form a great way to look at the market that has past and to predict the market that will come in 2018.
A quick look at the stats shows that prices are upward as there is less supply in relation to the amount of demand. In the Nanaimo, the average home went up from $472,137 in November 2016 to $531,307 in November 2017. In the Cowichan Valley, the average home went up from $375,683 in November 2016 to $463,912 in November 2017. This upward trend took place in Apartments, patio homes and townhomes for both regions.
Looking forward, the best indication of the immediate future is what has taken place in the recent past. When we look at the statistical facts, this is still a Seller’s market. There is less supply and more demand which continues to put upward pressure on the housing industry.
Vancouver Island Real Estate Threats and Opportunities
Threats . . .
However, there are some threats to the market. The first is the global downturn in real estate. In many areas of the planet, higher taxes and costs related to owning real estate have caused real estate values to drop. So far, the exception has been niche / exclusive high end real estate. The exceptions are mostly in North America. Already there have been reversals for the worse. Examples are Australia, Toronto, and London. To this time, the market is still good in Hong Kong, New York and Vancouver. However, there are warning signs ahead.
Other threats include new mortgage rules which create mortgage stress tests for all who require mortgages; more provincial and local taxes; more and increased foreign buyer taxes for those who wish to invest in the local market.
Opportunities . . .
At the same time as there are threats, there are also opportunities. First, this is a great time to downsize from larger single family homes to townhomes and condos. It is a great time to buy a new home–especially with the BC Government new home rebate on Property Transfer Tax. Furthermore, it is a great time to relocate to one of the best places in the world to live. Vancouver Island Real Estate offers, arguably, one of the most exclusive real estate opportunities in the world and in one of the best countries in the planet.
Vancouver Island Real Estate Market Video . . .
Hopefully this Forecast has helped you to gain insight to current conditions in the Vancouver Island Real Estate market for 2018. If you have questions about the data detailed in this post or in the reports, or if you would like to discuss the stats in detail with Lorne, please get in touch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Chemainus Ocean View Home– 9039 Driftwood Drive — NOW SOLD AT FULL PRICE
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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.
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.
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.
Ladysmith Home Sale — Affordable / Guest Suite — Now Sold
Check out this Ladysmith Home Sale: Be the owner of this updated three bed and two bath character home in the heart of Ladysmith, BC. Enjoy the refinished hardwood floors, crown molding, and large comfortable front porch with views of nearby trees and distant mountains. Save money with modern and economical features such as all new vinyl windows, a near new roof, and efficient heat pump. Rest on your quiet and private patio surrounded by beautiful mature landscaping, and many annual flowers. There is plenty of parking: in your own detached garage on cement foundation with electric opener; on a paved RV site–suitable for up to 25-foot-long vehicle; and in several extra parking places out front of the home. The property also boasts a large garden/storage shed and privacy fencing around most of the yard.
Ladysmith Home Sale Extras . . .
This home is located close to historical downtown Ladysmith. Schools, recreational facilities including recreation center, seniors center and marinas are nearby. There is room for your own small to medium size boat on the property. This home has a guest accommodation area that can be used as part of the main home or separated as needed. All that is needed is for you to see yourself in an affordable West Coast lifestyle.
Ladysmith Home Sale Pics
These are a few quick pics of the home. We do have a few more. Email us for more pictures. We will be happy to send them to you.
If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo’s Duke Point Ferry t to this Ladysmith Home Sale . . .
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 . . .
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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
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 . . .
Chemainus Home Sale — 3170 Channel Blvd priced at $349,900
Check out this Chemainus Home Sale: Renovate for your own use . . .
Chemainus Home Sale: Renovate this 3 bedroom and 2 bathroom Channel View Estates family home to your liking. The roof was recently done and the bones are good. This home is located on a spacious, landscaped lot, close to newer high-end homes, in picturesque Chemainus, BC! Drive up to this home with good curb appeal and a backyard that has plenty of room for your warm weather activities. The inside of this home is bright and cheery, with lots of windows and a sky
light in the kitchen. The living room offers a cozy wood fireplace and a bay window. The kitchen and nook area open to a dining room on one side and a family room on the other. All three bedrooms are on the top floor, as well as the main bathroom and an ensuite bathroom off the master, making it great for family living. Find yourself living in a wonderful, peaceful neighbourhood with attractive homes surrounding yours. Hiking trails, schools, shopping, theatre and other town amenities are nearby.
Chemainus Home Sale Pics
These are a few quick pics of the home. We do have a few more. Email us for more pictures. We will be happy to send them to you.
If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this Chemainus Family Home . . .