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Lorne Gait is a Vancouver Island Realtor who is ready to serve you with a high degree of skill and integity

Nanaimo Home for Sale

Nanaimo Home For Sale

Nanaimo Home for Sale.  Welcome to this near-new immaculately kept 3 Bed and 3 BathNanaimo Home for Sale family home in a vibrant, newer neighbourhood. This 2-year-old West Coast Contemporary detached duplex features a bright open concept on the main with 9-foot ceilings.

The Kitchen features white shaker style cabinets, loads of counter space and a large island with breakfast seating. The appliances are stainless steel with a natural gas stove. The kitchen opens to the Living Room, featuring a cozy natural gas fireplace. A family size Dining Room, with access to your lovely patio and fenced back yard, rounds out this level.

Upstairs you will enter a large Family Room area, with built-in computer station. The Master Bedroom features a walk-in closet and en-suite bath. There are two more spacious bedrooms, a 4-piece Bath and a Laundry area on this level. The fully fenced private back yard is perfect for family fun and entertaining. This home is close to shopping, schools and many city amenities.

For more information or to schedule a viewing call or text Lorne Gait at 250-618-0680 or email at lorne [at] lornegait [dot] com

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If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful  Nanaimo Home for Sale

Guiding you  . . .  to a beautiful Nanaimo home on Vancouver Island at 523 Steeves Road, Nanaimo BC — A Beautiful Family Home.

 

Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher are professional realtors who can help you find your perfect Nanaimo Area Home. To start the conversation follow this link — Get in touch.

Ladysmith Creek Front Home

Ladysmith Creek Front Home

Ladysmith Creek Front Home giving you a luxurious lifestyle.  Enjoy this top floor updated two bed and two bath

310 - 1244 - 4th Ave Ladysmith, BC
Enjoy Vancouver Island Waterfront at this luxury Town home at the Executive at the Creek.

townhome at the Executive at the Creek.

This home is located on the far end of the building and offers a quiet and private area with excellent views of the landscaped lawn area and creek, from the Deck, Master Bedroom and Second Bedroom.

The appliances have been replaced with new washer/dryer and black stainless-steel kitchen appliances. The carpets and the lighting have been upgraded. Fresh paint adorns the walls. This home has a gas fireplace with fan. Gas is included in the strata fee. The bedrooms are large and spacious, and the master has a large walk in closet and en-suite bathroom.

A storage locker and underground parking spot are available for your exclusive use. A bike storage area is shared by the residents. The Complex has some excellent facilities including a resistance pool, a hot tub and a gym. Recent landscaping upgrades have been done to the property and provide great Rock Creek views.

For more information or a viewing, let’s get in touch. Lorne or Morgan at 250-618-0680. Click on the multimedia tab for a slide presentation.

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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 Creek Front Town Home  . . .

Guiding you home . . .  to an ocean view home on Vancouver Island at 310 – 1244 – 4th Ave — a Ladysmith Creek Front 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.

September 2019 Real Estate Market Update

September 2019 Real Estate Market Update 

Realtor and Associate Broker Lorne Gait has just prepared for you this Vancouver Island September 2019 Real Estate Update market update for the central Vancouver Island area. Lorne is a professional working in the mid Vancouver Island are based out of the Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty office in Ladysmith, BC.

VIREB (Real Estate Board) Real Estate Market Update

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board also has its own Vancouver Island market Update. Check it out: VIREB ANALYSIS

Summary Thoughts

The Vancouver Island Real Estate market is hanging in there.  There are approximately 20% or so less sales this year over last.  This depends on the kind of property and price of the home.  This is likely a result of provincial government rule changes for foreign buyers and for owning secondary properties in the urban areas of Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna and Nanaimo.  As well the Canadian Federal Government ongoing rule changes regarding mortgages for Buyers is continuing to have impact.

In spite of these taxes, there has been so much pent up demand for housing.  Buyers are still wanting reasonably priced homes, condos and town homes.  This is helping to keep prices steady.  Likely affordable homes are at historic highs even to this day.  

Higher priced homes need to be priced competitively.  Look at what has sold and price reasonably in light of past sales.  

If you are selling, we can help you get the best possible price in this market.  If you are Buying, we can help you find a deal for the home of your choosing.

Lorne and Morgan would love to help you with your real estate needs. Let’s get in touch . . . at 250-618-0680.

 

Here are the stats for Nanaimo – Nanaimo Graphstats to the end of August 2019

And here are the stats for Cowichan – Cowichan Valley Graphstats to the end of August 2019

Finally, here is a link to the VIREB Stats:  VIREB

Seasons Greetings from Vancouver Island Real Estate
Happy Fall from Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher.

New BC Real Estate Taxes

New BC Real Estate Taxes

Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait helps Buyers from Vancouver and Alberta to understand the new BC Real Estate Taxes

Here are links to BC Government Web sites for the new taxes . . .

BC Speculation Tax

BC Foreign Buyer Tax

The Speculation Tax is a new tax which is designed to make housing affordable in the province’s downtown core areas.  This affects Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island.  If you want to own a second property in BC and you are thinking about Vancouver Island, these areas might be ones to avoid if you would be frustrated with an additional tax rate each tax year.

The Foreign Buyer tax is a new tax which is a one time tax to foreign Buyers which which to Buy in BC’s higher density areas.  In this case it includes much of Victoria’s Capital Regional District and the Nanaimo Regional District.  This tax is a hefty 20% extra on the purchase price.  There are lots of fine details which we can drill down into — especially for rural properties.

Lorne and his team can help you find the right property which will meet your real estate needs.  Let’s get in touch  — LINK

Real Estate Market Update – June 2019

Mid Year 2019

Realtor and Associate Broker Lorne Gait has just prepared for you this mid year Vancouver Island Real Estate Update market update for the central Vancouver Island area. Lorne is a professional working in the mid Vancouver Island are based out of the Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty office in Ladysmith, BC.

VIREB (Real Estate Board) Real Estate Market Update

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board also has its own Vancouver Island market Update. Check it out HERE

Summary Thoughts

The gist of the market is that there is still not a piling up of unsold properties. There is still less available properties than Buyers would like. However, the demand has slowed a bit by modest amounts.t

The demand is still active as Buyers find the mid Vancouver Island area fairly affordable compared to Victoria and Vancouver. As a result there is not any huge drop in pricing. Prices are stable, but hot rising like they were in the last number of years. It is still a good time to Sell –though at the prices you have seen — not higher. It is a good time to Buy because there are a few motivated Sellers who want to achieve a sale.

Lorne and Morgan would love to help you with your real estate needs. Let’s get in touch . . . at 250-618-0680.

Here are the stats for Nanaimo – Nanaimo Graph Stats for the end of May 2019

Here are the stats for Cowichan – Cowichan Valley Graph Stats for the end of May 2019

Seasons Greetings from Vancouver Island Real Estate
Seasons Greetings from Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait and Morgan Fisher.

Lake Front Home in Youbou

Lakefront Home in Youbou

Here is your chance to own an affordable 1.1 Acre Lake Front Home in Youbou.  Enjoy approximately 100 ft of Lakefront on beautiful enjoy Lake front in YoubouLake Cowichan. Enjoy beautiful views from the windows and balcony of this 2-3 bed and 1.5 bath home. A large master bedroom with a generous balcony is possible by using the bonus room over the garage as a third bed-room. The home is older but may well be worth your renovation efforts as the views are spectacular. The home is on Youbou water and a septic field. A single garage would be great for your car or for storage. Approximately .2 of an acre of the property is on the waterfront side of Youbou Road. There may well be opportunity build a second home/cottage-up to 76 Sq. M on the waterfront side. Make your own inquiries with the Cowichan Valley

Regional District regarding a second home and potential for subdivision. This Youbou home could be a good year-round home or a property for recreational purposes offering you a great place to retire or to raise a family. The home has additional water rites to Ashburn Creek. Call or text Lorne Gait or Morgan Fisher for more information or a viewing today at 250-618-0680. *** Check out this home on a great Lakefront Property!

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If you want to find your way to this property, here is a map from Nanaimo Airport to this beautiful Lake Cowichan property in Youbou.

Guiding you home . . .  to a Lakefront Home home on Vancouver Island at 10265 Youbou Road, 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.

Victoria Ocean View Investment Property

Victoria Ocean View Investment Property

Check out this Victoria Ocean View Investment property, because, it gives you great financial opportunity.  As well, it promises you splendid ocean views! Regarding location, there is no doubt this property is first rate.    Certainly, you will enjoy reliable income in this mixed use ocean investment property.

This Brentwood Bay six plex located at 822 Verdier Ave is a great Victoria ocean view investment property.

Vancouver Island Real Estate at its finest down by the Bay -- Brentwood Bay
Vancouver Island Realtor Lorne Gait can help you with your Vancouver Island Waterfront Real Estate Needs

Note that this investment property is located near the Mill Bay Ferry Dock in beautiful Brentwood Bay.   It is right across from the world renowned “Brentwood Bay Lodge.”

In Addition, you will find that the property  has great long range development potential. Furthermore, it is a going concern revenue property with 100% occupancy.

There are four strata titles-representing six rentals.  Most noteworthy is that at this time all are owned by the Sellers.   In terms of layout, there are two residential units upstairs.  As well, there are two large commercial units and two additional residential units on ground level.  At this time, the rents are presently under market.  However, you could upgrade and all tenants are stable.

Currently, this building is zoned C-3 and allows for mixed use residential and commercial.  If needed, more documents and financials are available upon request.   At your convenience, call or text Lorne Gait at 250-618-0680 for more information or a viewing today.

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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 Townhome.

Guiding you home . . .  to a beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View townhome on Vancouver Island  . . .

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

Ladysmith Ocean View Townhome

Beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View Townhome

Enjoy amazing ocean views in this beautifully renovated 1287 Sq. Ft.

Vancouver Island waterfront property located in Ladysmith, BC

town-home with 2 large bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. This home has many upgrades to please you which have been done this past year. These include Floors; Trim; Paint; Lighting; Hot water tank; Stainless-steel kitchen appliances and front-loading washer/dryer; New kitchen island; High end Quartz on all counters and island; Shaker style cupboard faces and brushed nickel handles. In addition, the strata has allowed the installation of a mini split heat pump to give you efficient heat and air conditioning year-round. One covered parking spot and one storage locker are available to you. There is visitor parking and street parking nearby. This home gives you massive ocean views year-round to watch the harbour comings and goings.

The biggest bonus is the easy seven-minute walk to Ladysmith’s beautiful Transfer Beach Park. This home will allow a great active ocean-side lifestyle for you, at a reasonable price. All ages welcome. Small pets with approval. Rentals limited. For more information or a viewing call Lorne or Morgan at 250-618-0680.

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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 Townhome.

Guiding you home . . .  to a beautiful Ladysmith Ocean View townhome on Vancouver Island  . . .

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.

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.

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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.