POINT ROBERTS, WASHINGTON--(Marketwired - Sept. 24, 2013) - They aren't for sale yet, but these waterfront cottages within just 50 kilometres of Vancouver are drawing hundreds of Lower Mainland residents to get an early look at the Cottages at Seabright Farm, on the south-eastern coast of Point Roberts.
"Waterfront prices continue to steadily rise in and around Metro Vancouver, making land on this tiny piece of America just south of Tsawwassen a bargain by comparison", says Wayne Lyle, marketing director.
"You simply can't find waterfront or ocean view property in Metro Vancouver for anywhere near the price of the Cottages at Seabright Farm, which we project will start from the high $300's for a cottage and lot", said Lyle. "It's an even better deal when you consider that new properties in BC are subject to GST plus PTT (Property Transfer Tax), and these taxes simply don't exist in Washington state."
Beyond price, Point Roberts has a lot of other pluses including quick access, (no ferries are required), a very low crime rate, cheaper prices for food and alcohol, an 18-hole golf course and a 900-boat marina. Point Roberts also has a more favourable climate than Vancouver's, with more sunshine and less annual rainfall. The rural community, home to about 1,300 permanent residents, has the relaxed country lifestyle feel that cottage owners look for, yet shopping and medical services are just a few minutes drive away in Tsawwassen.
It explains why, since July when Seabright Farm opened for preview tours, hundreds of Canadians have made the quick trip across the famously quiet Pt. Roberts international border crossing, located less than 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver.
Lyle says more than 100 people have pre-registered so far, and are waiting to commit to the sale of the lots and cottages, following approval from Whatcom County, which is expected this fall.
The environmentally harmonious properties include the option to engage the well-known and respected Whatcom County construction firm H. B. Hansen to build a beautiful customized cottage from Seabright-specific designs, starting from $200,000.
The 62-acre farm property, settled in the last century by Icelandic immigrants, will include on-site food farming and a new community barn that will serve as a neighbourhood centre for gatherings, arts and culture.
For more information, please visit the Cottages at Seabright Farm website- www.seabrightfarmcottages.com -or call 1-888-732-6915.