Small Town Charms and Natural Beauty Highlight Life at The Gales in Ladysmith

Posted on Feb 12, 2018

Photo Credit: Great Places in Canada

Tourists from around the world flock to Vancouver Island to appreciate the natural beauty of the Island, and charm of the communities, but lucky residents of The Gales in Ladysmith have the best of Vancouver Island living at their doorstep. Earlier this month a pod of Orcas was spotted hunting in Ladysmith Harbour, while downtown Ladysmith’s First Avenue, was honoured as Canada’s Great Street for 2017.

The Gales in Ladysmith boasts an enviable location, providing ocean views from the expansive decks and patios of these new luxury homes. Out the back door are forest trails, and all of this natural beauty is just a few minutes from downtown Ladysmith and all of its historic charms.

The Gales is a community of nearly 70 patio homes and condominium units. Currently there is one new three-bedroom townhome for sale and two more under construction. New Homes at The Gales are priced from $649,900.

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“Canada’s Great Street 2017” is First Avenue in Ladysmith

Posted on Nov 16, 2017

 

Photo Credit: Great Places in Canada

The community of Ladysmith has been honoured by the Canadian Institute of Planners with the title of Canada’s 2017 Great Street, in recognition of the Town’s historic First Avenue.

First Avenue is a defining area of this charming community on Vancouver Island, and was recognized based on criteria that included social, economic and accessibility and safety factors, as well as elements including design, culture, history and landscape. First Avenue beat out 16 other submissions from across Canada.

You could be enjoying this and many of the other amenities of this lovely Vancouver Island waterfront town from your home at The Gales.

The Gales is a new luxury ocean view home community in Ladysmith on Vancouver Island. Currently there are two patio homes under construction. These new patio homes are 1,820 sq. ft, and offer stunning ocean views.

The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This new home is offered for sale at $649,900.

For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Office: (250) 245-0545
Toll-Free: 1-877-252-2252
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2 New Bungalow-Style Ocean View Homes Under Construction at The Gales in Ladysmith

Posted on Oct 30, 2017

The Gales in Ladysmith continues to construct additional luxury homes for their beautiful ocean view community.

Currently, two more patio homes are under construction, with framing now underway on these new bungalow-style homes, #18 and #19. These new patio homes are very spacious, each offering 1,820 sq. ft. plus a large crawl space with plenty of room for storage.

The Gales has one new luxury ocean view home completely finished and ready for occupancy, featuring 1,000 sq. ft. on the top floor and 1,555 sq. ft. on the ground floor. This stunning new home is being offered for sale at $649,900.

Come and take a look at this award winning development, located in the charming community of Ladysmith on Vancouver Island.

For more information contact Realtor Keith Mazurenko of Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

Office: (250) 245-0545
Toll-Free: 1-877-252-2252

 

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Lower Homes Sales Due to Less Inventory, Not A Cooling Market: VIREB

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

The Vancouver Island Real Estate Board (VIREB) reports that single-family home sales dipped in August, down to 540 from last year’s 622, a decrease of 13 per cent. Although fewer units are moving, the board attributes it to lack of inventory, not a cooling market.

In its 2017 Third-Quarter Housing Forecast, the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that the B.C. economy has expanded at above-trend growth for over three years, with 2017 expected to be the fourth consecutive year of three per cent or higher economic growth. Multiple offers continue to be the norm, and realtors are now receiving them on condominiums and townhouses, which is virtually unprecedented for the VIREB area.

The August 2017 benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $367,000, an increase of 21 per cent over August 2016. In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price hit $454,900, up 21 per cent from last year. Duncan reported a benchmark price of $408,300, an increase of 15 per cent compared to August 2016. Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose 18 per cent to $492,900 while the Parksville-Qualicum area saw its benchmark price increase by 15 per cent to $508,200. The price of a benchmark home in Port Alberni was $248,300, up 19 per cent from one year ago.

Excerpted from the VIREB Monthly Statistics Report.

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New Townhome Development for Courtenay, BC

Posted on Aug 12, 2017

Road construction is underway for a new townhouse project in Courtenay, BC. These new townhomes are located in a park-like setting and are surrounded by mature trees. There are a number of trails that will run through the property, connecting residents to nearby Tarling Park. This project is also located close to downtown Courtenay.

These units will be a minimum of 1,350 sq. ft. in size and some of the larger units will include 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms. Construction on the new townhomes is expected to begin in Fall, 2017 and introductory pre-construction pricing is now available. These new townhomes are located at the end of 13th Street in Courtenay.

Parkside Lifestyle Townhomes are located in the Comox Valley on beautiful Vancouver Island.

For more information, contact Art Meyers or Michael Emerson at Royal LePage in the Comox Valley at 250.334.3124.

Art Meyers: Cell 250.207.1879

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Vancouver Island Real Estate Board Reports Brisk Sellers’ Market

Posted on Aug 12, 2017

“Total active listings on the market this spring were down 21 per cent in Victoria and 30 per cent across the rest of Vancouver Island,” says BCREA economist Brendon Ogmundson. “This imbalance will result in rising home prices until the supply of homes for sale increases, consumer demand declines, or a combination of both factors occurs.”

The July 2017 benchmark price of a single-family home in the Campbell River area was $361,800, an increase of 20 per cent over July 2016. In the Comox Valley, the benchmark price hit $453,300, up 23 per cent from last year. Duncan reported a benchmark price of $407,700, an increase of 18 per cent compared to July 2016.

Nanaimo’s benchmark price rose 19 per cent to $490,500 while the Parksville-Qualicum area saw its benchmark price break the $500,000 mark, rising by 14 per cent to $506,700. The price of a benchmark home in Port Alberni hit $250,000, up 19 per cent from one year ago.

Excerpt from July 2017 VIREB news release.
Website: www.vireb.com

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