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Golden Circles

Rudy Nielsen, Cottage Magazine, July/August, 2006

For many years I’ve said that one of the key things to consider when purchasing recreational land is the driving distance from your house. Prior to the boom in the Albertan oil fields, this was based on the drive from Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to the recreational properties.

I found that several circles were formed due to this driving time.

When calculating these circles,

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Real Estate Realities

Cottage Magazine,  May/June 2006

It’s a cornerstone of economics, really: when demand outstrips supply, prices go up and up. And up. This maxim is particularly true of recreational property, where demand is driven by a generation with unprecedented affluence. According to Landcor, a subsidiary of the Niho group of companies, whose business it is to analyze the real estate market in British Columbia, only six per cent of the province’s land area is privately titled.

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New Old Towns

Janet Collins, Cottage Magazine – September – October  2003

A century ago, Trout Lake City was a boisterous mining town. Today, it’s a quiet backwater, frequented by cottagers and fisherman. Similarly, until 1950, the value of nearby Ferguson was beneath the ground. Now, its value is a lot easier to reach.

Trout Lake City and Ferguson are both found in the Lardeau district of the West Kootenay region of south-eastern BC.

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Rudy Nielsen – The Heart of a Country Boy

Duart Snow, Cottage Magazine, Fall 1994

Rudy Nielsen has this John Wayne replica Bowie knife. The president of Niho Land & Cattle Company- among the leading players on BC’s booming recreational property market- keeps it as a reminder that his family firm became a winner by being different.

He takes the ornate, foot-long knife from a case in his office and stabs it into a well-used nick in the top of his rustic wooden desk: “It reminds me how it all works… It reminds me to be different.

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