Affordable housing/living

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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by SKYO » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:23 pm

RoyalDude wrote:
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Is that a normal thing these days Dude?

Wouldn't it be wiser tear down/rebuild?
Well the square foot price to build isn't what it used to be, especially in Vancouver where hearing its $275 a square for a basic mid range finishings home to $400 a square for high end. So if he built new, lots down there are skinny - 33' footers even less. 33' foot lot new builds are around 3,000 sq ft homes so do the math. Taxes and insurancexcxnd permit costs civil work is more on new builds but renovations are very expensive, especially to older homes. It's a tough decision. If your reno quotes are coining in around $600,000!- $700,000 then you should tear down. That area everyone' is doing Laneway homes which cost around $250,000 to $300,000 yup build. The beauty in Vancouver is they allow you to have lanehome and a basement suite, so you get two legal mortgage helpers.
I read that laneway homes usually cost twice as much & take twice as long to build than the original quote, thanks to a variety of factors, plus the dedicated sewer/electrical etc the city has to do sometimes, unless they allow the laneway home to share the sewer pipes infrastructure.

But yeah Knight street seems to be poppin lately with new builds.

Duplex's is the new wave these days & townhomes, they will take over a lot of the shitty old detached houses in Vancouver eventually.
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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by rats19 » Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:48 pm

Sold my house in Arizona heading home tomorrow with all our shit.

Be in Victoria for a year while we look for something we can afford on the island

26 ft U-Haul towing a car on a trailer sounds fun kids
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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by SKYO » Fri Mar 09, 2018 11:54 am

Rats coming back to BC! :thumbs:
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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by Cornuck » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:07 pm

rats19 wrote:
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:48 pm
Sold my house in Arizona heading home tomorrow with all our shit.

Be in Victoria for a year while we look for something we can afford on the island

26 ft U-Haul towing a car on a trailer sounds fun kids
Good luck with your move, Rats - we took four those out from Vegas.
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Post by Topper » Fri Mar 09, 2018 12:11 pm

What became of the burned out Chilcotin ranch
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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by rats19 » Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:34 pm

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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by Uncle dans leg » Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:20 am

Alright if Rats is coming back so am I.

So i am selling this farm this spring and moving back to the land of MSP, PST and transfer tax. I'm looking at small acreages around Cranbrook as I will be working there.

Anyone there? What areas suck and where are the deals. I want a private piece without looky loo neighbours as i detest small talk and other people.

I also dont want to be stuffed up on the west side of the valley and have those shadowy evenings.
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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by RoyalDude » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:54 pm

I'm not an interior dude, UDL some I am no good in helping ya. I think of the interior as the land of drunk, inbreeding weirdo's, huffing scotch guard when broke on cash.
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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by Strangelove » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:43 pm

Uncle dans leg wrote:
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I also dont want to be stuffed up on the west side of the valley and have those shadowy evenings.
Oh you're gonna have some "shadowy evenings" out there in woodbooger country Danny.

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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by Meds » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:31 am

Uncle dans leg wrote:
Sun Mar 18, 2018 9:20 am
Alright if Rats is coming back so am I.

So i am selling this farm this spring and moving back to the land of MSP, PST and transfer tax. I'm looking at small acreages around Cranbrook as I will be working there.

Anyone there? What areas suck and where are the deals. I want a private piece without looky loo neighbours as i detest small talk and other people.

I also dont want to be stuffed up on the west side of the valley and have those shadowy evenings.
If you don’t mind being 15 minutes outside of town look at the Wasa Lake area.

Avoid anything in town on the west side of the tracks....not that you’ll find much in the way of acreages there anyhow.

Lemme know if you want the names of the more reliable real estate guys to chat with.

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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by Uncle dans leg » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:22 am

I dont mind 15 minutes at all...keeps the scotch guard huffers away.
I have noticed some deals around there(wasa lk) already on mls but thought it was farther than 15. Thats good if its so close. 15 is damn good.

Doc what are these woodboogers? Is that your patients' little trip again? The mini squatches?

Meds once I sell i think we will likely rent and take our time to shop. I will hit u up for a name at that point. Did u live there?
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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by SKYO » Mon Mar 26, 2018 4:35 pm

At least you'll get a fast electric charger out there in the boonies for your electric vehicles, PHEV etc. :mrgreen:

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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by Topper » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:02 pm

There is a silly campaign to electrify Hwy 3

I know someone who bought a used Volt, so no idea on battery life expectancy. he ca make it 1.5 hrs to Osoyoos, spend 4 hrs recharging and then drive home again.

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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by BladesofSteel » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:44 pm

This ridiculous speculation tax has got me furious. I have a place on Protection Island(Nanaimo district) that I may have to sell as there is no way I could rent it year round, even if I wanted to.

WTF!?!?!

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Re: Affordable housing/living

Post by Aaronp18 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:28 am

BladesofSteel wrote:
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:44 pm
This ridiculous speculation tax has got me furious. I have a place on Protection Island(Nanaimo district) that I may have to sell as there is no way I could rent it year round, even if I wanted to.

WTF!?!?!
They made some amendments, but I agree its a BS tax. Especially taxing British Columbians investing in BC. Da fuq

Either way, I have some ideas if the cabin is affected!! :wink:

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