During Covid, I was not able to come up from the states (I live in PA) and the real estate market changed incredibly as you are probably well aware. Something like 60 lots were sold, or resold, and many new owners began to build.
Shutterfly has been marketing me heavily this fall and winter all of a sudden with all kinds of great offers. When they offered photo books with Unlimited Free Extra Pages, it was time to get off my ass, or actually to sit my ass down in front of my computer, and edit and select photos and then stuff them into a 2021 Annual Nova Scotia, Abbecombec Photo book.
I finally was able to cross the border this past fall and came up for the month of September.
A lot has happened up there in the meantime. Over 50 lots have changed hands. Prices have soared. New owners have started building, others have clear cut lots, much to my horror and in violation of the restrictive covenants, and left the muddy mess to rot and erode.
I fear for the future of our little quiet community. I expect it won’t be much longer until it becomes part of suburban sprawl. I thought we’d have a decade or more before it overcame us…but a worldwide pandemic was not envisioned, nor its impact on population movement and growth.
Counting my blessings
Nevertheless, here are some photos of the peace and beauty we still live amongst.
But sales and resales have exploded. Close to 50 lots have changed hands and maybe a dozen more are pending sales.
This means lots of new owners and potentially lots of new homes being built.
The introverts among us may not be too happy about the masses flooding in, and although I am one of those types, I remain optimistic that the new owners will be more actively engaged in preserving and protecting the qualities of our special place while working together to improve and enhance existing infrastructure and amenities.
On September 27, I discovered on Viewpoint.com that a lot containing the green building was subdivided from the common lands and now has its own PID. Upon further research, I found that this lot is still owned by HarbourEdge.
In order to make it as easy as possible for lot owners at Abbecombec to indicate their opposition to any potential abrogation by HarbourEdge of our license agreement regarding the common lands, such as subdividing and selling a portion to anyone, I’ve posted a form below for you to fill in and submit.
The most urgent and current important issue is the potential subdivision and sale of the portion containing the green building. This simply cannot be allowed.
Note: If you are already familiar with the issue and want to show your support quickly, there is now a more direct way to indicate your opposition to the subdivision and sale of a piece of the common land here: A Simple Request
An urgent message to all Abbecombec Lot Owners
Emailed March 17, 2020
My fellow Abbecombec lot owners, it is with deep concern and urgency that I reach out to all of you today.
It was announced some time ago, via the Facebook Group, that HarbourEdge is considering subdividing off a portion of our common lands, specifically a parcel containing the green building, aka the Rec building (the building is specifically mentioned in our License Agreement as part of the common lands.) They allegedly plan on conveying ownership to Mr. Ralph Bayers, together with the nearby parcel which contains the brown building. (HarbourEdge owns this lot, PID 40580094, separately. It is not common land.)