If I had a Million Dollars....I'd Buy........?

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  1. Remember the song.....?.If Ihad a Million Dollars. Just a few years ago.....$1,000,000 seemed like a phenomenal amount of money....I mean it still is ..but certainly not even in the realm of what it used to me........To be a 'millionaire' used to be a rarity.......almost out of reach...and as kids I remember on our more boring playdays dreaming up the answers to that question. Well yesterday I heard the song on the radio again....I'm talking the Bare Naked Ladies Version... .

    But the part of the jingle that stuck in my mind - was the........If I had a million dollars.........I would " buy you a house".......And being a Realtor......well of course...it's a catchy tune! lol....

    I think we all know.....that it doesn't take a 'million dollars' to make us 'rich!'.........You can't put a dollar value on what it means to be rich in love, friendhsip, faith.... 

    But just for fun...I thought it might be fun.....to play the game again..."If you had a Million Dollars"....what would you buy? If you or someone you know is thinking of Buying or Selling property in Chilliwack, Hope, Abbotsford, Langley or anywhere in the Fraser Valley Area of B.C. - or if you would like more information please give Liz Moras of Landmark Realty Chilliwack a call at- 604-799-0459 or e-mail at lizmoras@gmail.com. Copyright © 2009 By Liz Moras, All Rights Reserved. All photos by Liz Moras(except the one of Claire). All information provided by this author is only an opinion, it is not guaranteed, may be based on information collected from several sources, and may be time sensitive. It is not necessarily representative of the opinions of Landmark Realty Chwk. Ltd..

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Rainmaker
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Liz Moras
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Chilliwack Realtor, Garrison Crossing,Chilliwack, Abbotsford

Todd:  I wanna know how you add the signature!  tried with no luck...lol hmmm would you do the same with 3 teenagers?  grin

Erby:  Only spend 50K....wonder where some of those special places might be?  But now thats cool - that you would keep doing what you're doing because you enjoy it!

Chuck: College funds are big in the States aren't they?  I don't find that Canadians for the most part prioritize saving money for their kids college.....to that same extent!  And Chuck........if I were Oprah....I might make the question a bit more challenging, lol.......but yes..........you'd All Win! lol.......Oprahwannabe

March 29, 2008 01:21 PM #10
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Matthew:  Money can do that can't it - buy us 'some' peace of mind.........:  I didn't see any 'fun' in that equation though......but then 'fun' is a pretty subjective term isn't it?

Mark:  I have to say travel would be big on my itinerary too..........And Seattle my Sister city......(Vancouver) definitely has a lot of 'room's with a view!" :-)

Rachel:  Buy a house for your sister too!  How sweet!  I spent a year in Australia...but I've never been to New Zealand........they say its a lot like British Columbia......you have family there....or is it just one of those 'i've always wanted to go there!? places.....?

 

 

March 29, 2008 01:27 PM #11
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Liz Moras
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As for me - like for most people.......definitely paying off my debts...including have a mortgage free home.........but as my last child is almost ready to leave home -i'm thinking it might be nice to trade up that country home for a little apartment in Vancouver - I think I've been missing the city life a bit for the last 25 years! lol........you know theatre, plays, restaurants.........gallaries...........or maybe i should just take a 2 week vacation in my own big city!   Of course watching Oprah's 'the big give..' starts you thinking about how creative one can be in helping others out.......and how you can make those gifts grow exponentially by enrolling other people to help out as well in a mutual cause........that would be exciting..........And then I'm thinking - I always wanted to do an 'around the world' trip.....maybe not in 80 days.........but something like that...........pick my top destinations then do a whirlwind........!  :-).....
March 29, 2008 01:33 PM #12
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Gary J. Rocks
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Liz

If I had a Million dollars to spend I would give it all to Shrinners Hospital in Philadelphia PA, those folks do some amazing stuff for the kids.

There are presently 80419 members here if we all made a donation of just $12.43 cents it would total 1 million dollars, just think what that could do for the kids?

March 29, 2008 01:36 PM #13
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Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
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Buy my mom a new home and both my kids homes. Invest, donate to a couple of charities to help abused women/kids.
March 29, 2008 02:00 PM #14
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Chad Baird
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I'd go scouting out various Real Estate investments.  A week in Vegas, a week at various beaches and resorts, fine dining, etc.  I would then send back all my data to my wife and kids to showcase my travels.  Then when the next million came, we would be ready to invest.  It would be a tough job, but somebody has to do it. 

I guess I could spend a little on the family though.  I would let them Supersize their meals at McDonalds one time. 

March 29, 2008 02:59 PM #15
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Hugh Krone
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$100,000 to my church.$300,000 to by my daughter and her children a place and leave them at least 2 yrs. of basic expenses.$200,000 to pay off debt, three new cars, 1 for me , 1 for my wife, 1 for my daughter, Leaves $400,000 in safe investments. With no bills and my wifes disability checks I,d be quite happy finishing my Biblical degree and volunteering in various ministries.
March 29, 2008 03:40 PM #16
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Liz Moras
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Gary: Shriner's hmmm interesting..i'll have to check them out - they must have touched your life in a special way to donate ALL of it to them! :-) 

Sally: Yes it would be so wonderful to help out our kids/parents in that way - and personally?  I'm all for donating to Women's Shelters!

Chad: You funny guy you....:-)

Hugh:  I see you've been giving it some thought!  cool.......biblical degree...thats interesting ..:-)

March 29, 2008 04:21 PM #17
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Gary J. Rocks
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Liz

The way I see it is that I would only blow it, might as well blow it on something worthy. And yes they have touched my family and I in a special way. My daughter was born without a hand and they help with prosthetics and we are the lucky ones there are kids in  there without arms and legs and broken backs and they fix them all and help the kids live normal lives with dignity.

March 29, 2008 04:38 PM #18
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April Hayden-Munson
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Liz,

I'm not sure what I would do with it.  I would first take a trip to the Islands - ya know - St. Thomas, St. Kitts, and after having a few tropical drinks and a little relaxing......  I'd decide. A million doesn't go that far anymore, so you'd have t be careful.  And don't forget how much ya gotta pay the taxman.... Did you buy a lottery ticket??

March 29, 2008 04:42 PM #19
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My first thing would be to donate to abused women and create more shelters. Other than that I am on one heck of a shopping frenzy for family and friends...but would also invest !
March 30, 2008 08:56 AM #20
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Melissa

Many Many moons ago I  taught self defense classes at a batter womens shelter and although it gave the women a sense of confidence, I think that kind of money needs to go towards educating the women in the homes so that they could support their new lives.

March 30, 2008 10:34 AM #21
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Liz Moras
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Gary - Thats amazing......!  The average person  probably wouldn't have any idea - how they provide that type of support........and what a blessing to your daughter and family they have been!....I like your idea about self-defence classes being taught to women in women's shelters......I think they do in some.......what was that Jennifer Lopez movie....where she trained for something like that?

Mellisa:  Yes, I see this is a common threat.......sad to say........but the shopping part  - is fun to say! lol

April:  Smile -I didn't buy a lottery ticket....or win.........it was just a random thought triggered by the song I heard on the radio that day!  Here in Canada - the taxman does not take his share on lottery winnings..! yahoo..........now you just have to win it!  

March 30, 2008 01:43 PM #22
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Michael I. Pulskamp
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I would look at how to buy myself "OUT." Pay off everything, by setting up a interest baring account to pay down outstanding debt, except the tax write off mortgage on the 'off grid sustainable farm." If there was enough left over I would like to be a majority but silent partner in a nice B&B in Ireland. Ok, so one mil might not do it...

Great question! 

March 30, 2008 03:24 PM #23
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Liz

I have no idea about that movie with Jennifer Lopez. and yes we do feel blessed with the opportunity the have afforded us.

March 30, 2008 04:45 PM #24
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Jessica Bigger
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Hmmm.  If I had a million dollars?  I'd buy one of those round the world tickets and take a year off and just explore the WORLD :-)
April 04, 2008 11:54 AM #25
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Jessica

That sounds nice, If I were to go I would want to take a cruise to Alaska and perhaps spend a month or two exploring in the summer time.

April 04, 2008 12:13 PM #26
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Michael:  Buy yourself out !  What a concept! :-) I'd go for the B&B in Ireland too - but yes it might have to be a wee bit more then a million!o

Jessica! I'm with you- I'd do an around the World trip too!

Gary:  Alaskan cruise sounds great - my girls went with their dad last summer and loved it!

April 04, 2008 12:35 PM #27
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Ok, I'm going to start visualizing myself on a plane headinig to...Hmmm?  Start with something exotic like  India.

April 04, 2008 02:34 PM #28
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Jessica;  india has always been on my list too!
April 04, 2008 03:26 PM #29
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