Selling and buying a home

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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby Glacier » Mar 2nd, 2018, 10:59 am

alanjh595 wrote:I am looking to do the same thing and spent most of last summer traveling around looking at different areas. I did go to Greenwood and IT IS SMALL. I too am a woodworker and have the same goal as you. The supply of materials is a problem when it comes to getting things like dimensional lumber, specialty hardware, tools/equipment, sharpening, sheet goods, paint......etc.

If you plan on selling your woodwork, getting them to market is not going to be easy.

Another thing you should be aware of what side of a mountain you are on and sunshine vs shade hours/day. The North slopes will have more snow lasting longer and the South slopes are dry and unsuitable for growing. (You don't want to run your well dry watering the plants).

Emergency medical attention is another issue, especially in the Winter time. Good luck, feel free to PM me about this subject.

I have family that lives 3 hours west of Williams Lake. The community is aging, with something like half the population over the age of 60, and they have no problem with medical care. One 85 year old had a heart beat of 25 beats per minute. He was in Kamloops getting ready for a pacemaker in under an hour because the helicopters are everywhere in BC. I cannot think of a single person out there who had died because of the distance from emergency medical care.

As for supplies, in rural areas everyone heads to the city (Williams Lake for them, Kelowna for people living in Greenwood). Some people travel several times per week while others might make the trip every month or so. It sounds daunting, but when you live that way, it becomes normal in short order.

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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby Hassel99 » Mar 2nd, 2018, 11:25 am

Amazon still ships to Greenwood =D

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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby gsc » Mar 2nd, 2018, 11:55 am

Yeah if we moved I'm sure we would be doing big Costco runs every month or so not just for us but friends as well.
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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby Jflem1983 » Mar 2nd, 2018, 12:51 pm

Lots of meth in greenwood. Other than that. It is beautiful. Tons of old buildings. Really nice town . The down town is a movie set pretty well
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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby normaM » Mar 2nd, 2018, 1:24 pm

If you like the idea of a quiet, smaller or rural Life go for it.
I'm with Steven and find K Town too small, but I could move to AB and with the money saved ( PST, Title Tax, MSP, blah blah vacay here for a month in the Smokeummer.
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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby W105 » Mar 2nd, 2018, 2:13 pm

saw this on FB this morning, it's in Princeton...there's 2 homes included (one is a mobile that has a renter)

https://www.forsalebyowner.ca/listing/f ... -BC/969520

$475K (taxes are a hot $350 per yr)

btw, congrats on making the move GSC :)

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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby gsc » Mar 2nd, 2018, 2:40 pm

W105 wrote:saw this on FB this morning, it's in Princeton...there's 2 homes included (one is a mobile that has a renter)

https://www.forsalebyowner.ca/listing/f ... -BC/969520

$475K (taxes are a hot $350 per yr)

btw, congrats on making the move GSC :)


Nothing is set in stone yet but I'm looking at all options lol.
That property is amazing and I might just be inquiring about it. The price is not to bad and the taxes look cheep lol.
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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby Glacier » Mar 2nd, 2018, 2:44 pm

gsc wrote:Nothing is set in stone yet but I'm looking at all options lol.
That property is amazing and I might just be inquiring about it. The price is not to bad and the taxes look cheep lol.

Taxes are super cheap in Dease Lake.

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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby normaM » Mar 2nd, 2018, 4:07 pm

pop 400 in Dease Lake.. yikes.
Quite sure I wouldn't get along with 399 of them LOL, that is just really really tiny.
What about Grand Forks?
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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby Glacier » Mar 2nd, 2018, 4:14 pm

normaM wrote:pop 400 in Dease Lake.. yikes.
Quite sure I wouldn't get along with 399 of them LOL, that is just really really tiny.
What about Grand Forks?

Dease Lake is the only town in Canada and the USA that's located on the continental divide! How cool is that!?
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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby alanjh595 » Mar 2nd, 2018, 4:42 pm

Glacier wrote:Dease Lake is the only town in Canada and the USA that's located on the continental divide! How cool is that!?


SO, everything is downhill from there.
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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby gsc » Mar 2nd, 2018, 6:14 pm

If im not mistaken Ross lake is also US and Canada.. I don't think you can liver there but camping is aloud.
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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby gsc » Mar 2nd, 2018, 6:27 pm

normaM wrote:pop 400 in Dease Lake.. yikes.
Quite sure I wouldn't get along with 399 of them LOL, that is just really really tiny.
What about Grand Forks?


I try to get along with everyone haha I really don't mind people and try to find common interests. As for tiny 400 is small but im ok with that. The smaller the community is you find they all help each other and everyone for the most part all get along.

Grand Forks is not to bad either my sons grandfather lives there. I have been there a few times and didn't really mind it.
I just want to get out of the "rat race" in Kelowna where it seams like everyone is in a hurry to go no where and it is very clickey. I want to live in a community where people help people most are friendly and don't mind to smile or say hi or good morning.

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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby GenesisGT » Mar 2nd, 2018, 6:40 pm

According to this article the friendliest town in BC is Malahat which is on the island.

https://www.expedia.ca/travelblog/travelblog/friendliest-towns-canada/

And according to this article BC has six of the top ten worst places to live (note this is an old list)

The entire list of the 10 worst places to live, according to MoneySense:
Terrace, B.C.
La Tuque, Que.
Summerside, P.E.I.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Campbell River, B.C.
Port Alberni, B.C.
Quesnel, B.C.
New Glasgow, N.S.
Williams Lake, B.C.
Bay Roberts, Nfld.


https://bc.ctvnews.ca/six-b-c-towns-among-10-worst-places-to-live-1.509150

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Re: Selling and buying a home

Postby gsc » Mar 2nd, 2018, 7:05 pm

GenesisGT wrote:According to this article the friendliest town in BC is Malahat which is on the island.

https://www.expedia.ca/travelblog/travelblog/friendliest-towns-canada/

And according to this article BC has six of the top ten worst places to live (note this is an old list)

The entire list of the 10 worst places to live, according to MoneySense:
Terrace, B.C.
La Tuque, Que.
Summerside, P.E.I.
Prince Rupert, B.C.
Campbell River, B.C.
Port Alberni, B.C.
Quesnel, B.C.
New Glasgow, N.S.
Williams Lake, B.C.
Bay Roberts, Nfld.


https://bc.ctvnews.ca/six-b-c-towns-among-10-worst-places-to-live-1.509150

Choose wisely Grasshopper.


I feel like kelowna and Surry should be on that list too.
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