February 29, 2012
Latis: Affordable Living
Cloverdale is constantly growing and has become one of the most desirable areas to call home in the Lower Mainland, so the affordable new Latis condo development is a welcome addition to the real estate market in the area.
Pilothouse Real Estate Inc. is marketing the properties and Partner Vince Taylor pointed out that Latis features one-bedroom plus den and two-bedroom plus den homes starting as low as $194,000. “This a fraction of what people would pay anywhere close to downtown Vancouver, so Latis is perfect for first-time buyers,” Taylor said. He added that despite these reasonable prices, Latis features the same construction quality, upscale contemporary finishing and amenities as far more expensive homes closer to the city.
Cloverdale was once a farming community but has now become a fascinating panorama of residential neighbourhoods which still retain a rural character. Said Taylor: “The area in which Latis is located features a wide range of recreational and educational amenities including the world-famous Cloverdale Rodeo (Latis is close to the Fairgrounds), Fraser Downs Racetrack and Casino and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.” The well-planned and comprehensive new Brick Yard Station Shopping Centre is close by, as are schools at every level.
Fittingly for a Fraser Valley country location, Latis features lots of space for outdoor living and top floor homes have the largest rooftop patios of any Cloverdale development. Ground floor patios are similarly generous in size. Storage facilities are spacious – both in-suite and in the building’s common areas. Other features include well-lit underground parking, professional landscaping, large accent windows, large exterior patios and wood balcony railings with tempered glass.
Several imaginative floor plans are available. The living space includes individually-planked laminate floors in the living room and designer broadloom carpet in the bedrooms. The kitchens feature high-end contemporary appliances and as an added bonus, all Latis owners get a Frigidaire one-piece stacked Energy Star rated washer and top-loading dryer. All windows use high quality faux wood horizontal blinds.
The exterior uses highly-durable HardiePanel with wood and stone accents, adding up to an architecturally impressive property. In addition to the landscaped amenity areas, each condo owner will have an individual garden plot for flowers and vegetables. Latis homes are being presented by experienced Kerkhoff Construction Development and all come with the standard home warranty.
Latis is located at 5811 – 177B Street in Cloverdale. A sales centre is open Monday to Saturday, noon until 5 p.m. (7 p.m. Fridays). Vince Taylor underlined that the developer has teamed with a major bank to offer some very attractive financing opportunities and details are available at the sales centre or on the website address below. Concluded Taylor: “The development includes just 34 homes so they’re expected to sell quickly as the project nears completion.”
Sales Centre: 5811 – 177B Street, Cloverdale
Number of units: 34
Size: 613 to 1,156 square feet
Prices: $194,000 to $299,000