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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby Piecemaker » Jul 24th, 2017, 1:59 pm

You need a job to live in Prince Rupert. There are other higher costs associated with living there. It may or may not be beneficial for someone from Kelowna to move there. If your family and social supports are strong in the Okanagan, moving that far away to save a couple hundred bucks a month simply wouldn't be worth it for most.
Beaverdell does not have many rentals. It also has very limited amenities and would require one to own a vehicle.
Yes, sadly the smaller communities are continuing to shrink in BC and the rest of Canada. Lack of employment and amenities such as medical care are factors. This is happening in the US as well.
It's possible to do all the right things and still get a bad result.

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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby jimmy4321 » Jul 24th, 2017, 2:07 pm

Look outside of BC.

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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby Piecemaker » Jul 24th, 2017, 2:19 pm

Same issues outside BC.
Affordable housing is only one need or aspect of life quality.
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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby jimmy4321 » Jul 24th, 2017, 3:02 pm

It's not the same outside of BC.
Life's to short to not explore your options.
Buy a good tent in the meantime.

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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby Piecemaker » Jul 24th, 2017, 3:17 pm

A young, healthy, single, childless person has many more options than say a couple with children, or a senior with medical issues. It costs money to move a household and you still need to have a source of income.
Ideally people should be able to live and work in communities near where they were raised, if they wish.
The main reason small communities are dying is because the young have needed to move to find work or because of their work.
I agree that people have options to explore and there is lots of life to experience. (Living in a tent is great fun...for less than a week in good weather!)
It's possible to do all the right things and still get a bad result.

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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby Because_They_Lie » Jul 24th, 2017, 4:38 pm

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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby TylerM4 » Jul 24th, 2017, 4:42 pm

Glacier wrote:You can rent a 3 bedroom house in Prince Rupert for under 1000 per month. I'd guess Beaverdell would be similar. Basically, when I hear someone say we should transfer land from Beaverdell to Kelowna, they are essentially say that we need to make everyone else in the province smart enough to live where housing is affordable pay the insane prices people in Kelowna pay, further gutting the rural areas of BC.


Sure, you can rent a house in Beaverdell for cheap. Where are you going to get the money to pay the rent tho? A job in Beaverdell? Good luck!
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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby jimmy4321 » Jul 24th, 2017, 4:44 pm

Lmao!!
Why is Beaverdell the option ? If you don't wanna move stay.
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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby Bnoel » Jul 24th, 2017, 4:47 pm

Markets have a nasty way of correcting themselves. Today's housing market will be no different.
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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby ecoforce » Aug 6th, 2017, 12:59 am

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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby TylerM4 » Aug 6th, 2017, 7:39 am

Thanks ecoforce. Sure does a great job of showing just how much crown land is out there still.

The big blotch of purple in the north/central - east portion of the province jumps out at me tho. Anyone know why there's so much private land in that location? Appears to be around the Fort Saint John area? That's a lot of land for such a small populace.
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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby Bnoel » Aug 6th, 2017, 7:54 am

Commercial property probably. Logging, mining, natural gas etc.
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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby Lady tehMa » Aug 8th, 2017, 7:19 am

There is another thread in this section of the forum entitled
More Canadians Living alone: 2016 census

https://forums.castanet.net/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=73801&view=unread#unread

Wondering if the two are related :132:
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Re: Housing Crisis

Postby Glacier » Aug 8th, 2017, 2:25 pm

TylerM4 wrote:Thanks ecoforce. Sure does a great job of showing just how much crown land is out there still.

The big blotch of purple in the north/central - east portion of the province jumps out at me tho. Anyone know why there's so much private land in that location? Appears to be around the Fort Saint John area? That's a lot of land for such a small populace.

Because most of the arable land in BC is in the Peace. Basically, the purple represents all of the land in BC with a growing season greater than 100 days. The grey is basically the uninhabitable land due to harsh climate.

What the Peace loses in latitude, it gains because of lower elevation. Once you got north of the Peace, say like up at Fort Nelson, you're too far north to have long enough summers to grow grain crops no matter what your elevation. In other words, Fort Nelson has a hot July (warmer than many places in the south like Vancouver), but Fall starts in August while Fort St. John still has summer until September (usually), so even though July is cooler than it is in Fort Nelson, August and especially September are warmer.

Elevation map of BC: http://pics.uvic.ca/sites/default/files ... 100_14.png

EDIT: This map shows the average maximum temperatures in July. The average minimums are much closer north to south (longer hours of light in the north keep temperatures warmer at night). eg. Fort Nelson is the same as Kelowna.

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