Archive for the ‘Recreation Property’ Category

Phase 4 – Coming Soon!

Monday, June 17th, 2013

With the build out of the 4th and Final Phase well underway, The Cottages Team is gearing up to launch 18 new cottages in early July.

Construction crews are busy building up and finishing off a wide selection of floor plans, so take advantage of the opportunity to reserve your family cottage now, watch it be built and move in this Summer!

Check out the latest photo album on The Cottages at Cultus Lake Facebook page to see the progress.

Grand Opening – Update

Monday, May 27th, 2013

With the recent success of our Grand Opening weekend, the 2013 season is off to a great start!

We opened our doors with a limited selection of 7 completed, move in ready cottages that have been beautifully furnished and decorated. 3 have already sold leaving 4 to choose from.

The 4 remaining cottages have been outfitted with cottage inspired furniture and décor, including; custom log beds, matching living room sets, reclaimed wood furniture, TVs and other finer details.  Less we forget to mention that these 4 cottages are also equipped with all developer upgrades and finishes. With all the furniture, décor and upgrades included these cottages come with everything your family needs to begin living cottage life just in time for Summer!  Think of how easy it will be – there is no need to shop around for furniture or arrange for deliveries not to mention all the time and money you will save – it’s all been arranged for you!

This exclusive offer has created quite a buzz and is further evidence that The Cottages at Cultus Lake has set a precedence in BC’s recreational real estate market.  The Developer’s incentive saves you up to $20,000 and it’s early success tells us that families are quickly recognizing there is no time like the present to own a cottage. So what are you waiting for?

We encourage you to make today the day that you start building meaningful lasting family memories with your children and grandchildren, like the ones you have from growing up, and start living your legacy rather than leave it behind.

Discovery Centre & Display Cottages – Now Open Daily 12noon – 5pm (except Wednesdays).

To schedule an exclusive tour of the community and available cottages, please call or email us!


Another Cottage – SOLD!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012

1 More Cottage Sold!

With yet another cottage sold, bringing this season’s total to 19 so far, the real estate at The Cottages at Cultus Lake is cookin’!

With Fall’s subtle arrival and Summers desire to stick around for awhile longer offering +20 weather and sunshine, it makes for an ideal time to visit the community.  Warm air, leaves changing colors, the sight of families enjoying the great outdoors…perfection!

We welcome you to join in the fun and spirit of cottage life, so come out and visit our office today.  What are you waiting for?

Best of all, there is still time reap the benefits of the September Bonus Event and receive $10,000 on select Phase 3 Cottages.

Discovery Centre open 12pm-5pm daily (except on Wednesdays) until October 8th, 2012.

Back to an Earlier Time…..

Tuesday, August 21st, 2012

A recent article published in the Real Estate Weekly outlines the importance nostalgia in this non-stop, fast paced technical world we live in.  The story talks about the way it used to be and how we grew up as children in a much more simplistic world, and how The Cottages at Cultus Lake is the ideal place where it can all be re-lived and passed onto your kin.

Click HERE to read the full article.

Cottage Sales Progress Report

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Another 15 New Cottages Sold!

We have reached the midway mark of the season and things are starting to heat up.  15 new cottage owners have joined the community and have begun living the           cottage life at Cultus Lake.  With another 5 cottages sold this week and summer at its peak, it’s about time you plan a trip out to see The Cottages at Cultus Lake – you too can enjoy the rest of the year as cottagers.

Watch our new video!

Friday, July 20th, 2012

We had the privilege of hosting Arron Henn from the West Coast Homes of the Vancouver Sun who came out with her production crew and spent the afternoon touring our site.

With breath taking views of the mountains and the beautiful sunny day she interviewed the builder and spoke to a cottage specialist about this unique and vibrant community.

To get the full aspect of cottage living check out the video….


Recreational Property Sales Gain Traction in 2012

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Recent articles in The Vancouver Sun and the Times Colonist conclude that although some purchasers are still cautious about acquiring recreational property, a combination of lower prices and an upturn in market conditions, including lower interest rates and new rebates have placed families in the driver’s seat. Furthermore, with the pent-up demand building since the financial crisis 2008, purchasers are powering a large increase in cottage sales across the country.

There is a renewed post-recession interest in B.C.’s recreational property market and it’s largely from young families attracted by lower prices. According to a recent report, RE/MAX Recreational Property Report 2012, prices are not only down from 2009 but also generally down from 2011.  Here at The Cottages at Cultus Lake our 2012 prices are the best we have seen since launching in 2007, starting at $334,900!  We are seeing more confidence in those looking to purchase a family cottage this summer, and the success of sales this early on in the season is a true reflection of that.

The report also researched trends in 33 markets in 10 provinces.  In looking at British Columbia independently, the report concluded that although properties at Cultus Lake have slightly softened in 2012, their rise from $450,000 in 2009 to $800,000 to $1 million in 2011 proves the strength and stable values of the Cultus Lake recreational real estate market when comparing it to others in the province.

A deeper look at the Cultus Lake also reveals a number of differences in market values, respectful to the different areas.  The most significant factor supporting a steady increase of values here at The Cottages is the title of freehold land ownership, not to mention brand new quality construction and infrastructure as well as endless on-site amenities .

To read the full articles please find the links below:

Vancouver Sun Article

The Times Colonist

Cover Story – The Cottages at Cultus Lake

Monday, May 7th, 2012

The Cottages at Cultus Lake is featured on the front cover of the Homes & Land Metro Vancouver May 2012 Issue.

The cover story titled The Cottages at Cultus Lake – There Has Never Been a Better Time (Page 34 of the Resort, Recreational, and Out of Town Properties section ) speaks about the community, the cottages themselves and why now is the perfect time to purchase your very own Cottage at Cultus Lake

Pick up a free copy of the May 2012 Issue at your nearest news stand or click HERE to flip through the online version.

Country Cottage Revival – The Western Investor

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

The Western Investor gains an in depth look at BC’s recreational property and discovers that Spring sales surge as back-to-basic-buyers discover true value in small-town recreational markets.

“vacation buyers are looking for solid, simple value, not innovations such as the hotel condos, leased land or fractionals that defined the last boom.”

“Developers who are offering full ownership, however, have found stability sells.”

The Cottages at Cultus Lake is featured in this enlightening article, suggesting the development is “evidence of the search for value…where 165 freehold cottages a block from Cultus Lake have sold at prices of around $300 per square foot.”

Cultus Lake combines many of the features hard-nosed buyers are looking for:
• freehold land with detached cottages;
• close to the lake and next to a golf course; and
• a short (under two-hours) drive from the Lower Mainland.

Jon Van Geel, the Developer of The Cottages was interviewed by The Western Investor commenting that after the HST came into effect in 2010 – slapping the full 12 per cent tax onto secondary residences – “we had more people looking but less people buying.”  With the change this April, which allows vacation homes the same rebates as principal residences for the next year until the tax ends, “sales have shot up,” Van Geel said.

To read the full article, click Western Investor – Country Cottage Revival

Auction Mart – LAST DAY TO BID!

Saturday, April 28th, 2012

Going Once, Going Twice, Sold to the Lucky Cottage Bidder!

The Cottages at Cultus Lake is participating in the Lower Mainland Auction Mart, offering a $50,000 gift certificate to form a cash deposit towards the purchase of a brand new cottage!

Sunday May 6th is the LAST DAY TO BID!

Click AUCTION MART for bidding information.

Happy bidding!