If you’re a fan of browsing unique real estate listings, this is for you. An older three-bedroom house in Likely, BC is currently for sale for just over $1M – but it’s not the 1,148-square-foot home that’s catching people’s attention. It’s the 3.2 acres of land it sits on, and the gold that comes with it.
Built in 1979, the house itself is situated on one of two private lots and boasts incredible views of the Cariboo Mountains. The real kicker? The selling price of $1,285,000 includes all the permits and licenses you’d need to mine for gold on about 1,000 acres of surrounding land. Oh, and the equipment currently being used to mine the gold!
So essentially, you’d be set for life! And since the average price of a detached home in Metro Vancouver is $1,813,100 (as of February 2023), you’re getting quite a lot of land and resources for considerably less money.
According to the listing, there’s been a “consistent return of one ounce of gold per 80-100 yards mined,” which means you’re pretty much guaranteed to hit the jackpot.
“The three largest nuggets mined so far were 13.35, 11.9 and 9 grams,” the listing says. “The current owner has been selling to the refinery at $2,100 per ounce,” says the listing by 3A Group – Re/Max Nyda Realty of Chilliwack.
As for living quarters, the house is move-in ready and recently renovated, located 6 km from the town of Likely. New appliances and updates to the property include the hot water tank, a new washer and dryer, new plumbing, and all new flooring.