Early last year just as real estate values began to rise here in Tisdale, Saskatoon, Regina and many other Saskatchewan communities it was noticed that values of lots and properties at resort locations were going through the ceiling. Gerald Crawford in his Greenwater report several times mentioned that cabins were being purchased at Greenwater Lake Provincial Park and most were being demolished to make way for the building of houses, not cabins but houses.
The whole thing is interesting because at Greenwater and many other resort communities like those around Crooked Lake south of Melville you can't actually buy the property but only acquire the lease. Still the prices have amazed everyone as they zoom upward.
However, the process of acquiring and building on resort properties where you can actually buy the land has moved along at a remarkable rate. Various subdivisions around the vast Tobin Lake resort have become high value land as people decide to build elaborate houses on these acreages and lots.
Candle Lake is locate North and a little East of Prince Albert and has been a thriving cabin/resort community for many years and has about eight hundred permanent residents who live the whole year in the boreal forest only miles away from the Prince Albert National Park. There are a large number of new developments at this community including "BLUERIDGE". The Blue Ridge subdivision is about three miles south of the lake itself but only a kilometre from the connecting Torch Lake. A new web site displaying the available properties for sale and their values has just been completed and you might want to take a look and see what a development like this is like.