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Bowen Island/Gulf Islands - help please?
06-01-2014, 04:39 AM, (This post was last modified: 06-01-2014, 04:41 AM by JimmyWW.)
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RE: Bowen Island/Gulf Islands - help please?
Dear Skook,

Thanks so much for your selflessness in undertaking this task at such a difficult time for you. If it's of interest to others, I'd be pleased to take on this charting for Bowen. The thing is, I don't know how to do it! If you could PM me some hints and tips, I'd be pleased to give it a whirl.

Anecdotally, we're seeing very much the same stock coming back on the market one year on - still priced at 30-40% above assessment.

As you've said elsewhere, I think 2014 could just be the year in which some owners get the memo about prices needing to be readjusted downwards. One thing I think a lot of owners are pinning their hopes on is an impulse purchase by someone from Toronto or Vancouver. A friend of mine is retiring to Bowen and paid 20%+ over assessment (5% under asking) for a property that then needed 50K of work doing to it.. still a lot cheaper than the home he'd sold in Lawrence Park, Toronto!

Anyway, sir - thank you again and I'll be sure to keep folks updated on our search when we come out in 11 weeks time. Hope you are doing OK - the offer of a Drambuie still stands if you feel up to it at the end of August...


Jimmy

(05-30-2014, 08:24 PM)Alexcanuck Wrote: I spent about 8 years total on Texada Island as a child and teenager in three separate periods so I really get island life. Car journeys should be rare, it's absolutely ridiculous to put a car on a boat frequently. Especially on the southern gulfs/Bowen etc accessing Vancouver or Victoria where transit options are great.

Commit to island life with only rare off-island journeys, or travel sans car, then it is cheap, easy, no waits, just bring a book/computer/paperwork/whatever makes the time pleasant and/or productive.
Thanks Alex, indeed - this very much confirms how I see it working, too - OK, public transport is slower but who cares if you can work/listen to music/read while you're doing it? Interesting insight - appreciated! Cheers - 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
RE: Bowen Island/Gulf Islands - help please? - by JimmyWW - 06-01-2014, 04:39 AM

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