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The Cowichan Valley 

Sandy Stinson of Team Stinson, Re/max Lake Cowichan recently conducted an in depth study of the afford ability of homes throughout the Province of BC and determined that the Cowichan Valley offers the best bang for your buck...and here is why!

The combination of a stable economy, low unemployment rates and fairly low mortgage rates serve to make the Cowichan Valley an excellent choice when considering your next real estate purchase.  From newly constructed homes, existing homes and condos, to building lots, there's an abundance of affordable real estate available in the Cowichan Valley.  As the demand for housing in some areas is declining, the market in the Cowichan Valley is holding its own.  As with anything, real estate prices have increased in the last few years, but, when compared to market prices for homes in Victoria and surrounding areas, homes in the Cowichan Valley are generally  offered at over $100,000 in savings for comparable properties!  The savings would be double that from Vancouver prices.

Whether you're a lifetime resident or considering making the Cowichan Valley your new home, there are numerous choices for real estate. Although, the enormous wealth of opportunities for affordable real estate in the Cowichan Valley might just make your choice of ownership a hard decision!

With the many gorgeous locations available, it will be hard to choose where to live.  The Cowichan Valley communities offer one of the most diverse selections of locations and settings that you can find anywhere.  But, no matter what your preferences and tastes are, you'll be able to find the perfect living environment to call home, and you'll be able to find some of the most affordable real estate prices in the area.

If you love the ocean and water activities such as scuba diving, sailing, wind surfing or fishing and have always dreamed of an ocean view from your front porch, the Cowichan Valley has it.  There are many existing homes and lots available that are in close proximity to some of the most beautiful shorelines in the world.

There's also the choice of living along the Cowichan River area.  The river is known as the fly fishing capital of the world and hosts tourists that travel from all around the world just to take advantage of the fishing opportunities.  The river is home to rainbow, brown and cutthroat trout, steel head and three different species of Pacific salmon.

The Cowichan River offers an abundance of water activities as well. From a serene day of canoing to an exciting day of riding the rapids, swimming, skiing and boating there's something for everyone!  The area is also the natural habitat for numerous species of wildlife and has some of the most beautiful walking and hiking trails on the island.

Scenic ocean views, lakefronts and the river life aren't by any means the only options available in the valley.  The forest areas offer some of the most amazing locations for housing.  The forests are dense with Western Hemlocks and Douglas fir and make a wonderful secluded living areas.  If you like the town life, there are quaint harbour villages and friendly people.

The Cowichan Valley is not only full of history and beauty, it's one of the best places to find affordable real estate.  Situation within a 50 minute drive from both Nanaimo and Victoria, it's an ideal location even if you work in one of those cities.  The enormous savings on real estate properties gives living in the Cowichan Valley a huge advantage over living in either Victoria or Nanaimo.

Although the Cowichan Valley has all the conveniences of the modern day world, it's managed to retain it's old world feel and provides a peaceful, serene lifestyle.  The valley has a uniquely intertwined peacefulness of small town living with all the modern amenities provided by living in a big city.

The beautiful rural settings, numerous family activities and great schools make it the perfect place to raise a family and it's quickly becoming a island paradise for many who just want to spend their retirement doing the sports and activities that they love or just relaxing doing nothing but walking or golfing.

The name Cowichan means land warmed by the Sun, a fitting name that was derived from the valley's temperatures.  The region boasts the only Maritime Mediterranean climate zone in Canada which results in the warmest year round temperatures in the country.  Annual averages range from 65 degrees in June to 37 degrees in January, although various location for its advantages to farming.

For most people a home is the biggest investment they make during their lifetime.  There are numerous things to consider when shopping for the right house and the right place to live.  The Cowichan Valley is truly a region that has it all.  The unlimited offerings of affordable real estate in the Cowichan Valley make it the obvious choice for your next move.

When considering purchasing real estate in the Cowichan Valley, Sandy Stinson of Team Stinson, Re/max Lake Cowichan has the experience and expertise required to find that special dream property for you and your family

ImageAuthor: Sandy Stinson, Managing Broker/Owner RE/MX Lake Cowichan

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