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

Mulnew homes vanoucver islandtiple 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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New Homes Going Up at Park Place in Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Bay

Posted on Apr 15, 2011

New Homes at Park Place Cowichan BayPark Place Cowichan Bay is presenting a new rancher plan, currently being built at this new real estate development on in Cowichan Bay on Southern Vancouver Island. Priced at $339,900 (incl HST), this new home comes complete with a full appliance package and landscaping including an underground irrigation system. View this new home, and other options for new family homes or downsizing empty nesters, at an Open House. Park Place Cowichan Bay open houses are held Saturday and Sundays from 1- 4 p.m. New Homes at Park Place Cowichan Bay are built by award winning builders Cadillac Homes and come with New Home Warranties.

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Cowichan Valley Real Estate Assessments Stay Steady

Posted on Jan 13, 2011

New Cowichan Valley HomesAbout 33,000 assessment notices have all been sent to Cowichan Valley property owners, who saw an average increase of five per cent over last year’s assessments, according to Bill MacGougan, Vancouver Island regional assessor.
“For the most part we’re not seeing big swings. It’s a pretty stable market. The average change that we’re seeing is less than five per cent,” MacGougan said.
The average increase for Duncan was about three per cent, while North Cowichan only was up three and a half per cent. “These are averages for the residential property class, of course. It’s a stable market. We know that sales volumes are still relatively low compared to historical numbers but the values are holding steady, neither up greatly or down.”
But while the market may be stable, interest in real estate here is quietly increasing, according to MacGougan.
“We have still a fair amount of development going on, relatively speaking. It’s hushed compared to some years but things are still growing and the developers are still in the area. Long term, there’s still going to be a lot of growth,” he said.
New real estate developments in the region include The Gales in Ladysmith, Park Place in Cowichan Bay and Trumpeter Pointe in Maple Bay.
The average single-family dwelling in North Cowichan was assessed at $360,000 in 2011; in Duncan at $275,000; and in Lake Cowichan at $254,000.

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Park Place at Cowichan Bay – Newest Housing Development Offered by Cadillac Homes

Posted on Oct 12, 2010

Vancouver Island’s Cowichan Bay- First Community to be Designated as a Cittaslow Community

Park Place at Cowichan Bay is the newest Vancouver Island real estate housing development being offerd by Cadillac Homes.

This new Vancouver Island community features 36 new single family homes and includes underground services.

The new Vancouver Island development of Park Place is a short walk to the Village of Cowichan Bay waterfront and is surrounded by farmland. Park Place is only a 45 minute drive to Victoria or a 20 minute drive to Duncan.

Cowichan Bay on Vancouver Island recently became designated as a Cittaslow community. A Cittaslow community is one that focuses on the quality of life for its residents and environment by supporting local growers and artisans and places the quality of life for all the people who live in it as a top priority.

The Vancouver Island developers Dave Slang and Cam Pringle of Cadillac Homes Inc., have won numerous gold and silver C.A.R.E. (Construction Achievements and Renovations Excellence) awards for their projects and designs.

These Vancouver Island homes are priced from $355,000 in either a one or two-storey floorplan. Two of the new show homes have been finished and all of the roads inside the Vancouver Island subdivision have been completed.

Excerpted from 1stView.ca.

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