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#61 LittleMagellan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 09:21 AM

Am I crazy to consider a float home? For some reason it intrigues me. I guess, though, being on a ship for weeks or months at a time, the last thing I will want to do is come home to a floating house! hehe.

#62 gumgum

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:06 AM

^You're home will probably not increase in value. You're looking at at least 600 a month in mooring fees. Privacy is pretty much non-existent.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:21 AM

^You're home will probably not increase in value. You're looking at at least 600 a month in mooring fees. Privacy is pretty much non-existent.


Plus the GVHA doesn't want them there anymore anyway.

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#64 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 10:26 AM

What's with the funky metal wall? haha.


Before a bit of a reno, it had polished concrete floors and a few more sort of industrial features. The steel wall is one of the last hold-outs from that era. You can remove it in 20 minutes and patch and paint the drywall behind it. Write that into the sales contract and I'll do it for your before possession, no charge.

#65 LittleMagellan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:32 AM

Where's Chinatown? I know roughly where it is, but I'm basically what streets border it. Someone just suggested either Cook Village, or Chinatown area as two places to look. Although he lived in Victoria five plus years ago, so things have probably changed since then.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:02 PM

Make sure you're aware of our "leaky" condo problem...it can be a minefield for purchasers. Contact the Homeowners Protection Office for further information at www.hpo.bc.ca/

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:39 PM

Where's Chinatown? I know roughly where it is, but I'm basically what streets border it. Someone just suggested either Cook Village, or Chinatown area as two places to look. Although he lived in Victoria five plus years ago, so things have probably changed since then.


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CSV is Cook and Oxford...

#68 Mike K.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 12:59 PM

The Chinatown area can be a little scuzzy, particularly at night. If you're not used to walking past groups of homeless people or drug addicts, you may want to look elsewhere.

Last night I was unfortunate enough to witness some street justice in the vicinity and according to folks who manned a bar in the area, that sort of stuff is a regular occurrence.

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#69 gumgum

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 01:22 PM

I would highly recommend Cook St. Village for obvious reasons. (see my locale)
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#70 Bob Fugger

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:19 PM

I would highly recommend Cook St. Village for obvious reasons. (see my locale)
Streetview is a great little tool you can use until you get here.


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#71 LittleMagellan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:30 PM

Thanks. Not a WHOLE lot in CSV in my price range, but I'll check some of them out.

On another note... Delta, Best Western Inner Harbour, or Hotel Grand Pacific for my trip there next week? They all have comparable ratings on tripadvisor.com

You guys have been great, thanks for the continual input.

#72 Hotel Mike

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:35 PM

Grand Pacific is the way to go Magellan.

#73 LittleMagellan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:45 PM

Grand Pacific is the way to go Magellan.


Do you have any reason to be biased? haha

#74 LittleMagellan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:46 PM

This place looks nice! http://www.realtor.c...pertyId=9550155

So does this one! http://www.realtor.c...pertyId=9515121

#75 yodsaker

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:46 PM

Thanks. Not a WHOLE lot in CSV in my price range, but I'll check some of them out.

On another note... Delta, Best Western Inner Harbour, or Hotel Grand Pacific for my trip there next week? They all have comparable ratings on tripadvisor.com

You guys have been great, thanks for the continual input.


Traveller's Inn? - room rates may be negotiable:D

#76 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:47 PM

Thanks. Not a WHOLE lot in CSV in my price range, but I'll check some of them out.

On another note... Delta, Best Western Inner Harbour, or Hotel Grand Pacific for my trip there next week? They all have comparable ratings on tripadvisor.com

You guys have been great, thanks for the continual input.


Delta or GP, I lean slightly toward Delta.

#77 LittleMagellan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:49 PM

Traveller's Inn? - room rates may be negotiable:D


I don't think it's on my approved list of places to stay. When my parents come to visit, which they undoubtedly will sometime, I'll mention it to them :-D

#78 LittleMagellan

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 02:51 PM

Delta or GP, I lean slightly toward Delta.


Hmm... maybe I should flip a coin haha, because it's pretty much between those two for me.

#79 jklymak

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:09 PM

http://www.realtor.c...pertyId=9263913

http://www.realtor.c...pertyId=9448001

#80 gumgum

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 04:13 PM

I've stayed at the Delta. Rip-off and grimy. I've seen some rooms at the Grand pacific. It's very nice.
Consider the Laurel Point inn As well.

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