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Bowen Island/Gulf Islands - help please?
03-08-2014, 07:34 AM,
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RE: Gulf Islands - help please?
Jimmy,

We priced the cost to build a new house on the island and determined that the cost to build was much higher than the cost to buy used. Our architect saw the house we bought and said that we couldn't have built the house for that cost even excluding land costs. Although I still think prices are dropping I am happy with my purchase.

As for commuting, lots of people do it. When we moved to the island most people asked about how much you have to commute and what is your plan. When I said that I worked at home everyone said. "Well you will love it here!"

I would think that commuting three days per week would be good and four days would be reasonable. I end up going to town at least once a week anyway so as long as you bundle some errands on your commute days it won't be so bad.

(03-05-2014, 09:40 AM)JimmyWW Wrote: Thanks Navier that's awesome and extremely helpful. It also confirms everything I've heard about prices, and my own research; I'm actually very mildly irked at some of the pricing I see - people putting it on in the Spring (I've been following the market for 2 years) then again the next Spring, dropping by 10%. I also notice some sales right away - obviously because the place is fairly priced!

Thanks also for your comments about commuting. What about if one worked from home one/two days a week - would it be more bearable that way?

I appreciate you taking the time to reply to my enquiry.

All the best -


jimmy
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RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by Skook - 02-08-2014, 08:50 AM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by JimmyWW - 02-12-2014, 09:50 AM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by navier - 03-03-2014, 09:31 PM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by JimmyWW - 03-05-2014, 09:40 AM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by navier - 03-08-2014, 07:34 AM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by JimmyWW - 03-08-2014, 05:01 PM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by JimmyWW - 03-05-2014, 12:15 PM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by Skook - 03-05-2014, 01:32 PM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by JimmyWW - 03-06-2014, 03:28 AM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by Skook - 03-08-2014, 06:26 PM
Some more thinking... - by JimmyWW - 03-10-2014, 11:39 AM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by navier - 03-10-2014, 03:24 PM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by Skook - 03-10-2014, 03:55 PM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by JimmyWW - 03-10-2014, 04:19 PM
RE: Gulf Islands - help please? - by Skook - 03-20-2014, 01:36 PM

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