With much of the readily accessible waterfront property in B.C. being bought up at any and every price point, consider the last frontier: properties with water-access-only. When you’re saving as much as a few hundred thousand dollars on a property, the cost of owning and operating a boat becomes as logical as a comfortable ride for a daily urban commute. For water-access homeowners, “getting there” is already part of the weekend or vacation, which starts when you hit the water. While building becomes a bit more challenging, many packaged-home companies and builders are well schooled in helping with materials, transport and logistics.
Buy here: 2021 assessed value of a single-family home in the Gulf Islands: $585,000 (+7%).