Read em and weep, Lake Cowichan. This real estate page is from June 1977. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

Read em and weep, Lake Cowichan. This real estate page is from June 1977. (Lexi Bainas/Gazette)

House for sale for $27,400?

A nice house in the Hundred Houses for $27,400?

A 10-acre farm with a five year old 2,000 square foot home and your own swimming pool. Two good playhouses for children. Barn, irrigation system, garden and fruit trees.

How much? Try $87,500.

Ah, it was the end of June, “another dirty, dusty, Delta day…”

Oops, wrong song, but pretty close to the right year.

These prices are taken from the real estate section of The Lake News in June 1977.

Hoo boy. The idea of Youbou lakeview at $29,900 is enough to make you cry but then, remember wages were a whole lot less then and so were the prices of everything.

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