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  1. #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnieMo View Post
    Agreed. If I could find work in Shuswap I would be there. But lakefront with things like a road and power would be $1M plus. Oh and the lake is only useable from April to October.

    It really makes you wonder though. Canadians earn less, we have tons of lakes, and there is fewer of us. Why is it so expensive?
    It's crazy! my city has a population under 40k, a beautiful lake and all the houses on it are 2million dollars. My aunt bought a house on wizard lake in Alberta not quite ten years ago and sold it for 400k more.
    I would honestly consider moving to NC if the realistic pieces weren't so bad.

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    Just a thought...if you are on a lake, do you need that big of a yard? Our little piece of heaven is in a state park on a big traffic lake. The traffic is lower in the state park and while condo fees never go down, the neighbors are all nice, I never have to mow the lawn or do exterior maintenance, everybody watches each other's stuff and I have a fairly big amount of interior space plus a garage. At the very busiest the building is 50% full. Most off season weekends there are 20% or less of the units occupied. To each there own, but if you are on a plane alot...

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    All great suggestions, keep them coming. Will definitely add Possum Kingdom to the list of potentials, and will take a trip out to the Charlotte area to check it out; didn't realize it stayed that warm there.

    We've actually considered north of the border before; costs were definitely higher, esp. in the Vancouver-ish area we scoped out, and at least her salary wouldn't be much better (she's a clinical research nurse, I'm a clinical strategy nurse).

    @elevatedconcept -- just doing the Google Earth views, I haven't seen many decent sized lakes in Arizona that have dock-able property, any recommendations?

    @007 -- definitely want a big yard. I grew up country and like having a little elbow room, mowing the grass is part zen connection/part Hank Hill for me, and will want to build a shop on the property if it doesn't come with one. I'm only on a plane once or twice a month, just have to be close to a big airport to keep the ticket costs down, that was a requirement from my VP to consider becoming fully remote.

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    I Don't have much personal experience in the Austin, TX area, but i have heard lots of good things from Horseshoe Bay (I think it might be expensive but so are most lakefronts) or Lake LBJ. Both near Austin TX. Have to second Lewisville near Dallas. Big Lake but very busy on weekends.

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    If you’re considering Vancouver area. Vancouver Island is definitely the place to be. Victoria is great, tons of amazing lakes within a short drive. US dollar would definitely be in your favour.

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    Central Texas is limited with the criteria that you gave. The chain of lakes that feeds Austin allows docks but the closer you get to Austin the smaller the lots and greater the price. Medina Lake west of San Antonio allows docks but is always the hardest hit on water levels during droughts. If you don't mind a wide spot in the river, there is parts of the Guadalupe river South of New Braunfels (East of San Antonio) that allow docks.

    If you want remote, there is Lake Limestone which is at least an hour from civilization but even on the 4th of July is not busy and land cost is dirt cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnieMo View Post
    Agreed. If I could find work in Shuswap I would be there. But lakefront with things like a road and power would be $1M plus. Oh and the lake is only useable from April to October.

    It really makes you wonder though. Canadians earn less, we have tons of lakes, and there is fewer of us. Why is it so expensive?
    Yeah its not cheap to get a nice house on the lake in BC. Almost everything is over $1M, but there are a few bargains here or there. The biggest reason is there is such a small number of lakefront given the high number of millionaires/want to be millionaires who have no problem dropping big bucks on property that is almost certain to keep increasing in value. Look at people from Calgary for example. When O+G is going crazy people are making big money, and people want to squeeze the most out of summer since its so short.

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    What about in the Washington State or Oregon area? I don't know much about it, but that's where I would probably start looking.
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  9. Horseshoe Bay, Lake LBJ, is a constant level lake and good properties can be had there within your budget. And the added bonus is Marble Falls is a super cool little town and you have a ton of wineries and distilleries close by. We have thought long and hard about retiring there.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamAllen View Post
    What about in the Washington State or Oregon area? I don't know much about it, but that's where I would probably start looking.
    I grew up in Western WA. We only had jet skis as kids and wasn't as into boating as we are now. I would say knowing what I know about WA and OR though is you will only get the mild temps for year round West of the Cascades. East side gets much colder for longer periods in the Winter. If looking on Westside then you are limited to basically South of PDX and North of SEA and most points near I-5 in between. You could look further south on I5 but youd likely have to hop a commuter flight to get to larger airports for travel requirement. Summit Lake in Washington is really awesome. Not huge and a bit congensted on weekends but has lots of lakefront homes. Close to Olympia. Lake Tapps is up North, a few guys repping Tapps are here on the forum. Theres the obvious Lake Washington and Union, haven't looked but I imagine that the 500k number is going to fall well short of home prices, but you never know until ya look.

    Its also rains a lot

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    ya ya all it does is rain here in Washington so no one should ever mover here Lake tapps is where I am at I am not on the lake but neighborhood has our own boat launch and there is a dock to it up for the day with a nice park. My boating is Strong May into October. You won't find a home on the lake for under 500K at Tapps or lake Washington or Lake Samamish which are all around Seattle.

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    @hcooperrn - I totally get the needing space, I grew up with a lot of elbow room too. Living in suburbia is taxing on me. What I didn't do a good job of explaining is that we found a condo surrounded by 17,626.55 acres of state park. Good luck on your search, it sounds like I would love what you are looking for!

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    Quote Originally Posted by outkastmunkey View Post
    ya ya all it does is rain here in Washington so no one should ever mover here .
    Always joke that you see the sun twice a day in Western WA. When it comes up between the horizon and the cloud ceiling and when it drops out in the western sky and drops to the horizon

    Its only really bad Thanksgiving to Easter
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    I've lived in Denver my entire life and have always said I can't see myself living anywhere else. That was pre 2012. Fast forward 6 years and I need to leave. I don't think I need to say why.
    We've talked about Arizona. Thought about grand junction (weekends at Powell ). And we have a very strong push from the Mrs. Family in NC and SC.
    Sometimes you have to do what feels good, rather than what feels right.

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    @jmcclain01 -- Marble Falls is actually at the top of my list at the moment, hoping to take a trip to that area for a few days in Feb/Mar. Anyone else with intel on Lake LBJ?

    @alwayssummer -- I hear you 110%, I've only been in the Denver metro for 14 years, but thought I would never leave. Trying to time it right at when our home values will max out from the 'green rush'. Developers have started going crazy, so inventory will ease up next spring and we may have reached our peak.

    I wouldn't be opposed to the Northwest, just not sure the average temps are quite were my wife is hoping they will be, she's definitely pushing for warm.

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