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There are two types of properties I'm interested in; water parcels and parcels in snowbound regions.

First and foremost would be water parcels. I understand thoroughly the purchasing of mainland parcels and fees. I also know that residents buy water parcels, but this is where I'm stumped. How does one search for water parcels that are for sale, and how far off the shore might they be found?

Secondly, I'm interested in purchasing a parcel in a snowy region. A close friend of mine with much experience told me that he once owned a parcel in a snowbound region, though because of purchasing it randomly, he had no recollection how he found it. How does one search for a snowbound region with parcels for sale?

 

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Go to Websearch and land and search for "snow".   You might be able to do that in legacy search in another viewer but my search box isn't available in Firestorm. OR they may have fixed that in Firestorm.

 

Water won't work well with that search as you will get waterfront and water view and not necessarily a water open water. Probably the best way to find water land is the map. Note that most water land will be MUCH more expensive than regular mainland. Good luck. 

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5 minutes ago, Chic Aeon said:

Go to Websearch and land and search for "snowexcellent   You might be able to do that in legacy search in another viewer but my search box isn't available in Firestorm. OR they may have fixed that in Firestorm.

Water won't work well with that search as you will get waterfront and water view and not necessarily a water open water. Probably the best way to find water land is the map. Note that most water land will be MUCH more expensive than regular mainland. Good luck.

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Thanks for your excellent Idea, and general thought. I shall act on it immediately.

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I opened my Account, went to "Buy Land", then "Auctions", but nothing is listed or can be searched for. I just upgraded to premium, is there a waiting period before I'm able to view the Auction listings?

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9 minutes ago, Bram99 said:

I opened my Account, went to "Buy Land", then "Auctions", but nothing is listed or can be searched for. I just upgraded to premium, is there a waiting period before I'm able to view the Auction listings?

There is a waiting period before you can bid on auctions, but you should be able to see the lsitings right away.

But if you want snowland, open the big map (Ctrl+M), make sure the "Land Sale" checkbox is checked and search for Moritz. Then look for the parcels marked with yellow and a dollar sign tag in the Snowland sims around Moritz. There are los of them.

In addition to the Snowlands, there are also three snow/ice themed sims in the Northeast Islands. They are probably not very interesting but if you want to take a look, search for a sim named Icewater - that's the middle of the three.

You can look at the map for water parcels too of course but it's a bit trickier since they are spread out all over the mainland continents. The western part of Corsica might be the best place though - search for a sim named Anzac and look at the area around it.

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47 minutes ago, Bram99 said:

I opened my Account, went to "Buy Land", then "Auctions", but nothing is listed or can be searched for. I just upgraded to premium, is there a waiting period before I'm able to view the Auction listings?

Nobody can see the Auction listings. Auctions has been out of order for a couple months. Linden Lab was getting ready to start it up again soon, but found another problem. You can read about it on the Second Life Grid Status page.

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1 hour ago, ChinRey said:

There is a waiting period before you can bid on auctions, but you should be able to see the lsitings right away.

But if you want snowland, open the big map (Ctrl+M), make sure the "Land Sale" checkbox is checked and search for Moritz. Then look for the parcels marked with yellow and a dollar sign tag in the Snowland sims around Moritz. There are los of them.

In addition to the Snowlands, there are also three snow/ice themed sims in the Northeast Islands. They are probably not very interesting but if you want to take a look, search for a sim named Icewater - that's the middle of the three.

You can look at the map for water parcels too of course but it's a bit trickier since they are spread out all over the mainland continents. The western part of Corsica might be the best place though - search for a sim named Anzac and look at the area around it.

 

34 minutes ago, Parhelion Palou said:

Nobody can see the Auction listings. Auctions has been out of order for a couple months. Linden Lab was getting ready to start it up again soon, but found another problem. You can read about it on the Second Life Grid Status page.

Both of you guys are so awesome for helping me out. God bless you both. With your inputs, you have put me way ahead of what I was thinking would be a nightmare of a project.   

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3 hours ago, Chic Aeon said:

Go to Websearch and land and search for "snow".   You might be able to do that in legacy search in another viewer but my search box isn't available in Firestorm. OR they may have fixed that in Firestorm.

 

This has been working like a charm, though the best deal so far has been a 1024 sqm 3000L A rated, mostly flat and high parcel, that could be perfect for terraforming. 

omgawd, on second thought, NO!... The A's are sick. The best so far was another A-rated where 500 m away was a BDSM place in which 3 gals were blindfolded and hung by their necks, flailing about until gone limp as though they were dead.. NO thanks, I don't want that stuff happening around me.

Still upset. smh

I will stick with M because both G and A are extremes from what I'm looking for.

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There are so many nice places to live! Yes, have a good look around before you buy a parcel - keeping in mind too, that empty land could be filled with something awful any day (or maybe not....) and if there are nice builds around it already, they might go away.. that's just life. But if you look carefully, you will find nice places that you will enjoy. good luck!   oh, and be sure to check this forum on the Mainland for Sale page, too!

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9 hours ago, Parhelion Palou said:

Auctions has been out of order for a couple months.

Second Life Status: "Investigating - We will be undergoing maintenance to our Auctions - Second Life website on Wednesday, August 22nd"

That is 74 days from 08/22/18 till today 11/04/18 and running. What a situation. This is terrible!

SL residents have been at the mercy of scrupulous SL Realtors, who scavenge for below market value land sales, then jack-up prices 5, maybe 10 times(speculation) their "Fair Value", hoping to monopolize the abandoned land sales market the best they can. In real life, Realtors have no hope of doing such a thing due to market demands from natural competition. The only leverage we have against them here is the LL auctioning of their abandoned lands, where SL residents can better compete toe-to-toe against the SL Realtors, who may fold when residents keep them for stealing land sales below market value.

I know it's near impossible to make any amount of money here in SL due to profit margins, considering the artificial conversion rates among L$ and RL currencies. But in this virtual world, we need regulations installed in this area of SL commerce, giving SL residents a fighting chance.

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1 hour ago, Bram99 said:

 What a situation. This is terrible!

SL residents have been at the mercy of scrupulous SL Realtors,

what you say here is a bit to general. Because it's not complete.

You as resident can ask LL for any abandoned parcel, or even partial parcel to set for sale to you.
The price is not absurd, but only 1L$ a sqm in that case.
The only thing is, when there is more interest the parcel can be refused for direct sale and show up in auction later.

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It is absurd when a 1024 is selling for over 40,000L and that is not being general at all. And why ask them to do something at a time when they can't? Indeed, there are no auctions to offer anything to anyone. But your idea to ask for a direct sale is a valid suggestion, so I thank you for having raised that possibility.

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On 11/4/2018 at 1:50 PM, ChinRey said:

if you want snowland, open the big map (Ctrl+M), make sure the "Land Sale" checkbox is checked and search for Moritz. Then look for the parcels marked with yellow and a dollar sign tag in the Snowland sims around Moritz. There are lots of them.

 

Yes, ChinRey, that's what I wanted, Snow-Land, and I followed your instructions using the big map, though I didn't see any dollar signs, the yellow parcels were many as you said there would be. The first parcel I dropped in on, was around 7300L for a 1024. It looked good despite the high price, two ski lifts that I tested(lots of fun), a lake to moor my yachts, an ice skating pond, and everything in walking distance. All was good till someone else bought it out from under me. So, moving on, I looked at many others, rejecting them until I found a 1024 for 3000L, so I bought it, put one winter house on the ground, and a Christmas house at 4,080m altitude.

Thanks for the great idea. I'm now ready for Christmas! It is snowing like crazy, lol.

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3 hours ago, Bram99 said:

Thanks for the great idea. I'm now ready for Christmas! It is snowing like crazy, lol.

Congratulations! :)

 

3 hours ago, Bram99 said:

though I didn't see any dollar signs, the yellow parcels were many as you said there would be.

That's strange, they should always be marked both in yellow and with a tag. But it's not important, those tags only really matter when you've zoomed out too far to see the yellow markings anyway.

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Are the auctions broken again or just empty because of the weekend?  I haven't got the Ll announcement to hand but I seem to recall that no auction activity would take place over weekends.  @Bram99 try looking again this evening if you're still interested.

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5 hours ago, Garnet Psaltery said:

Are the auctions broken again or just empty because of the weekend?  I haven't got the Ll announcement to hand but I seem to recall that no auction activity would take place over weekends.  @Bram99 try looking again this evening if you're still interested.

Yes, Garnet, you're right, I should keep a vigil on that.

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