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Recreational Properties Can Be Fun Investments

Business in Vancouver, May 12-18, 1998

On Wawn Lake four years ago, Jim Brown-John finally found the property he wanted. He had scoped out and walked away from at least 20 potential deals before deciding on this one. But now he was sure. This was the right chunk of land- at the right price. All he had to do was convince his wife, Heather Brown-John. Certainly, she had good reason to be cautious.

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How, Why to Recreational Land

Real Estate Weekly, August 28, 1998

We have asked Rudy Nielsen, of Niho Land and Cattle Company, the largest owner of recreational land in British Columbia, to report on why and how investors should consider rural acreage. This is Nielsen’s report:

In 1982 our family changed its focus from small town, commercial investments to recreational land, where there is less risk and a better return.

Sales of all unimproved rural properties in BC rose dramatically from 1989 to 1995.

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