Sold on March 25, 2020
from 4:00 PM to 4:00 PM UTC

Charlie Lake, BC
Sale Size
6 Parcels, 1 En Bloc
Starting Bids
$250K - $450K

Ten miles northwest of the City of Fort St. John, British Columbia, you will find 12 quarter sections of prime real estate rising up to the northeast from Charlie Lake. This land will be sold in 6 separate parcels with an 'en bloc' option.

Available Parcels

Map of Highpoint
Parcel Name Parcel 1Parcel Size Starting Bid $320,000View Parcel
Parcel Name Parcel 2Parcel Size Starting Bid $320,000View Parcel
Parcel Name Parcel 3Parcel Size Starting Bid $270,000View Parcel
Parcel Name Parcel 4Parcel Size Starting Bid $250,000View Parcel
Parcel Name Parcel 5Parcel Size Starting Bid $250,000View Parcel
Parcel Name Parcel 6Parcel Size Starting Bid $450,000View Parcel
En Bloc Name En BlocEn Bloc Size Starting Bid $170,000View En Bloc

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Sale Description

Think of Northeastern BC and you think of the land of unlimited opportunity! 

Ten miles northwest of the City of Fort St John, you find twelve quarter sections of prime real estate rising up to the northeast from Charlie Lake.  The ranch offers something for any potential buyer.  If you're just looking to escape to the country, 'Highpoint Unlimited' offers several quarters with spectacular views to build on.  Local ranchers will no doubt view the ranch as an opportunity to expand their existing land base.  Ranchers from other parts of Western Canada will see this turnkey ranch as the ideal opportunity to set up in an area not yet pressured by the high land prices in the south.

Parcel 1 is the home quarter and epicentre to the ranch itself.  The main house is set up high against a great shelterbelt, well protected from the westerly winds. The approximately 1600 square foot house, built in 1986, has a full wood basement with a walkout and covered patio for those hot summer days.  With 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, it is immaculately maintained. The energy-efficient home features a modern open concept with a kitchen island and an expansive east deck.  Enjoy your morning coffee on the deck as you look out over your livestock grazing the valley below. In the evening, from this same deck, you can see the glow of the city lights in the distance. There are other outbuildings on this farmstead including a 22’ x 26’ detached garage, a 12’ x 24’ storage shed, 24’ x 32’ machine shed, a greenhouse and a pumphouse for the well. The quarter has a hayfield below the farmstead and comes with significant Surface Lease Revenue.

Across the road to the east is Parcel 2, a half section currently used for pasture. The half section comes with well-maintained 4 wire fence, and cross fencing as well as plentiful water in the 3 dugouts.  Power and telephone are accessible from the high-grade gravel road on the west boundary. This entire half could be turned into cultivated acres with little work.

If you would like more pasture, then look at Parcel 3, the half-section just south of the main yard. The value of contiguous quarters is immense when dealing with livestock.  Hauling livestock for miles is replaced with only the opening of gates.   You best be sitting down before hearing the significant Surface Lease Revenue on this half-section.  This revenue itself will in short order pay to break the balance of the half-section.  These quarters are all well-drained, allowing for dry ground for livestock handling.

Parcel 4 is perhaps the hidden crown jewel. If you want to get away from the hectic pace, hike to the highest point and take in the views out across the valley below.  It takes little imagination to feel as if you are looking down onto the Rhine valley from the upper Black Forest in Germany.  All of this and you still can realize profits from the seventy-five acres of hay land.  Even more remarkable is the annual Surface Lease Revenue of over fifteen thousand dollars, which will go a long way to making all your mortgage payments on this Parcel. 

Parcel 5 is the west half directly to the east of Parcel 4.  It has perimeter fencing and approximately 30 arable acres.  The natural forest means this half is abundant in wildlife.  In addition, it offers over fourteen thousand in annual Surface Lease Revenue.  This half section could easily be converted into arable acres in short order with cutting, piling and tilling.

The last parcel, Parcel 6, is truly the Highpoint Unlimited.  Unlimited options to yield a tremendous return on your investment.  Much of the section has been recently logged, and there is some regrowth, but with the new tillers available the land could be brought into cultivation within months. The east side currently has approximately 170 acres of hay.  The sweet spot of this section is the SW portion which has numerous spectacular building spots or even the long-term potential of developing recreational lots overlooking the valley and Charlie Lake to the southwest. Power is to the property line.  Across the road is the Montney Centennial Park area bordering the Lake. On top of all these possibilities, there are Surface Lease Revenue of close to eight thousand dollars to help make any plans a reality.  ALC has granted subdivision approval for this parcel, dividing the east half from the west half, with same currently in for approval at Ministry of Transportation. 

The parcels will be sold using the CLHbid.com ‘en bloc’ platform such that at the end of the sale, if you meet specific requirements to bid ‘en bloc’, you may potentially purchase all 6 parcels.

'Highpoint Unlimited' will be offered for sale by CLHbid.com by way of online electronic tender.   Please check the CLHbid.com website for updates from time to time.

Viewing of Property:  To view the property, please contact us by email at info@clhbid.com.

Subdivision Information:  ALC has granted subdivision approval for Parcel 6, dividing the east half from the west half, with same currently in for approval at Ministry of Transportation.

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SLR Details:  Parcel 1   Parcel 3   Parcel 4     Parcel 5   Parcel 6

Highpoint is being offered for sale via online escalating tender by CLHbid.com. Check the website for updates from time to time. The property may be viewed by interested registered bidders. Please contact us by email at info@clhbid.com for an appointment. As a law firm, CLHbid never discloses bidder's names to any party, including the Seller. Only the successful buyer's name is ever disclosed to the Seller as part of the closing process.

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