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real estate in Canada

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Jan-78FJ40, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. Jan-78FJ40

    Jan-78FJ40

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    does anyone know what taxes are to be paid when buying real estate (house not new) in Canada (British Columbia)? I am not a canadian citizen...

    thank you,
    J
     
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    Jan,
    are you planning a move from the Republic of Kalifornia to the Replublic of Kolumbia?
     
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    not moving-I like my job here too much. but the draw of seasons, mountains, green trees and water is strong, so I think I will try to purchase a few acres somewhere, maybe in Kootenays...

    Jan
     
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    you are going to love the land but the goverment will ruin it for yah...

    (the people are a bit weird as well)

    LOL!!
     
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    Many people mistakenly believe that B.C. is abbr. for British Columbia, Not so, it is short for Bring Cash. You have been warned!
     
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    How about N.E. Washington or N. Idaho?

    I grew up in Newport, WA.... my wife in Priest River, ID. Has all the things you listed.
     
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    Nelson, BC comes to mind as a great little town that is an attractive place to get away from it all in the Kootenay area. Osoyoos is another good city...and closer to the Lower Mainland, Kelowna is beautiful, has all the conveniences, and real estate prices are appreciating like crazy.

    Plus, I know of at least one Cruiserhead in Nelson who has around thirty diesel Cruisers sitting around in his yard. :D
     
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    ye be warned
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    Nelson rocks, absolute beauty at its best.

    Mountain biking is at the top of the list.

    Not cheap to live thier.

     
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    Been to Gig Harbour a few times and met Landpimp (John), it is a really pretty place from my brief exposure.


     
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    Not to brag toooo much....


    Vancouver island was voted second most beautiful island in the world, it boasts many small isalnds that rock.

    White sandy beachs that look like Hawaii in certain areas, second biggest waterfall in the world.


    I was at the nanaimo river last week, all I can say is its something you will never see in your life.

    Perfectly round pools deep in rock with round bolders weighing a couple hundred maybe a thousand pounds lifted by the current at certain timesof the year and laying them in these pools.


    I will take pictures and post them before the end of this summer.

    Lakes, ocean, salmon, halibut, prawns, crab fishing at your front door.
     
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    Ahhh Nelson. Many great underage drinking times were had in this little hamlet.


    Great place.
     
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    bring cash, literally, because no american bank will give you a loan for foreign property, and no canadian bank will give a yankee a loan.
     
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    ha! so it's true.... a great white north hippie.
     
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    Jan-78FJ40,

    Preparing to be a draft dodger? :rolleyes: LOL. :D

    If you don't have a stack of money, best way to do it is refinance your U.S. residence, use that cash to buy the Canadian one. Everything else is a headache.

    Good luck, beautiful area. My sis used to live in Vancouver, I tried to visit every six months. Vancouver Island is indeed wild, too. Except you have to get used to driving down highways with tall trees on one side and nothing but stumps on the other. :rolleyes:
     
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