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#41 LJ

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 02:50 PM

You do know that there is spell check available don't you.

Might want to give it and grammar check a shot.
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#42 Caramia

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:40 PM

Sounds like a beautiful estate. It must be fun to take care of.
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#43 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 11:00 PM

You do know that there is spell check available don't you.

Might want to give it and grammar check a shot.


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#44 steamer401

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:11 AM

Sounds like a beautiful estate. It must be fun to take care of.




Yes Caramia it is beautiful ...Emily Carr painted the Gary oaks out on the property and there is 10 native carns on sight as well so there is a lot of history out there ...as for the comment about the cost of the property 24 million its worth every sent and they will get it, as it stands right now a family from another part of the world is looking at it as there retreat. I can send you some pictures if you like so you can see what I have to put up with on a dayly basis ...its ruff but someone has to do it ...

#45 steamer401

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 05:17 AM

I will macke shure too check out the speling and gramer option for yuo nex time cuz thats all yuo seem to be woried about !?

#46 Mike K.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:20 AM

Do you have those photos, steamer? I'd really like to see the property.

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 11:19 AM

Yes Caramia it is beautiful ...Emily Carr painted the Gary oaks out on the property and there is 10 native carns on sight as well so there is a lot of history out there


... & I thought it was just a small(ish) house on 60 acres. It also won a national design award

#48 steamer401

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:11 PM

Hi there give your email addy and I will send you the last summer pictures of the property



Do you have those photos, steamer? I'd really like to see the property.



#49 Savannah

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 12:12 PM

Do you have those photos, steamer? I'd really like to see the property.


I found some pictures. It is not my preferred style of architecture, but I'd tour it in a heartbeat.

#50 victorian fan

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Posted 23 November 2008 - 03:50 PM

The homeowner grant is nice.

But I feel the first time home buyers program thresholds are a joke.
I challenge you to find a sfd in Victoria that would qualify.


When we bought our house in the early '70s, first time homeowners recieved a second mortgage from the BC government. This allowed for a larger down payment.

$2,500 on older homes
$5,000 on new homes

#51 Holden West

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 08:52 PM

James Island tops list of highest assessments

Four Oak Bay properties round out the top five valuations in the region

THE REGION'S TOP PROPERTY ASSESSMENTS: ASSESSED PROPERTY JURISDICTION value

1. $75,785,000 James Island Gulf Islands

2. $14,338,000 3195 Humber Road Oak Bay

3. $12,856,000 3125 Beach Drive Oak Bay

4. $11,397,000 3160 Humber Road Oak Bay

5. $11,351,000 3150 Rutland Road Oak Bay

6. $10,873,000 Domville Island Gulf Islands

7. $10,781,000 9344 Ardmore Drive North Saanich

8. $10,387,000 670 Lands End Road North Saanich

9. $10,350,000 Forrest Island Gulf Islands

10. $10,088,300 Brethour Island Gulf Islands

11. $9,884,000 8408 Lawrence Road Central Saanich

12. $9,590,000 Goudge Island Gulf Islands

13. $9,272,000 3155 Beach Drive Oak Bay

14. $9,140,000 1069 Beach Drive Oak Bay

15. $8,455,000 1850 Lands End Road North Saanich

16. $8,403,000 Gooch Island Gulf Islands

17. $8,238,000 2985 Beach Drive Oak Bay

18. $8,145,000 10814 Beach Road North Saanich

19. $8,065,000 466 Scott Point Dr. Saltspring Island

20. $7,965,600 340 Moses Point Rd North Saanich

Source: B.C. Assessment Authority

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#52 G-Man

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:31 PM

So this is just SFD's right? Because surely there are commercial holdings worth far more.

#53 Holden West

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:40 PM

^Must be.

What is the most expensive properties in other categories?

Legislature? Bay Centre? RBCM? Empress?
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#54 Ginger Snap

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Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:23 PM

^^ Good question... although the RBCM and Leg don't pay property taxes, so I wonder if they would even bother with an yearly assessment for those properties. I do know that the property taxes for the Empress are an absolutely staggering sum... no idea about The Bay Centre.

#55 Phil McAvity

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Posted 10 January 2009 - 12:24 PM

^Must be.

What is the most expensive properties in other categories?

Legislature? Bay Centre? RBCM? Empress?



You can add Shoal Point to that list of what are the most expensive properties in other categories. It's fun pointing out that little grammatical error you made Holden because it's so rare. :D

It's hardly just SFD's when James Island is at the top of the list guys. It's just a list of privately-owned properties that for some reason James Island was exempt from in previous years. The weird thing about James island is that I could have sworn it was owned by Paul Allen, not Craig McCaw.

The BC assessment authority used to evaluate all properties (they still may) because I remember the Empress was assessed at $132,000,000 although I can't imagine how they came up with that figure.-

#56 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 05:57 AM

Uplands home a Caribbean consulate

By Kim Westad, Times Colonist June 2, 2010

One of the most expensive houses in Canada -- a waterfront Uplands home listed for sale a year ago at more than $28 million -- is now a consulate for St. Kitts and Nevis, two lush Caribbean Islands.

The 15,900-square-foot house, called Sweet Pea, is set on a hectare of land with more than 450 metres of waterfront. The house at 3195 Humber Rd. has seven bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool and spa, doors covered in gold leaf, manicured grounds, a desalination plant and an enhanced security system that slides shutters over windows at the touch of a button. When it was listed by Sotheby's International, it was advertised as having a media room that would suit the likes of movie mogul Steven Spielberg.


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#57 AnonAnnie2

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:26 AM



seven-bedroom, five-bath oceanfront estate called “Sweet Pea” sits on 2.4 acres of gated property with over 1,400 feet of ocean frontage and its own private pond.

#58 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 06:57 AM

Where's the pond? Round thing near the shoreline?


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#59 victorian fan

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:11 AM

It even flies the national flag.

http://maps.google.c...03.63,,1,-29.43

#60 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 02 June 2010 - 07:19 AM

Hmmm, that country has a population of only 42,696 (209th in the world, and down from a height 51,000 in 1960) and only a GDP of $13,429 per capita. Seems like an odd expenditure. I suppose many banana republics operate in this manner.

http://en.wikipedia....Kitts_and_Nevis

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