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12 years ago

GOOD shot again and that makes a centuary for this friday.

solipsist
solipsist
12 years ago

(my wife's not mine)Whose is she then? I hope she's not mine!

freako
freako
12 years ago

$1695 / 2br – New Spectacular Two Bed Room With Views!!!The wannabe gangster who posts as pwr_x5 claims that he rented his yet to be completed two bedroom condo in Whalley for $1400+. In light of the above, that must be complete BS.

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12 years ago

Yeah Ultersman good shot.

Ulsterman
Ulsterman
12 years ago

Re: The San Marino strata fee hike…condo owner Lorrie Williams said she didn’t read the purchase agreement…"…I’m dismayed that a contract doesn’t seem to be a contract anymore,” she said. “You have to read the fine print…”Hellooo Lorrie, the fine print IS part of the contract.

BC Buds
BC Buds
12 years ago

the rents at Spectrum are getting cheap, and they haven't even opened all of the towers!$1695 / 2br – New Spectacular Two Bed Room With Views!!!——————————————————————————–Reply to: see belowDate: 2007-11-18, 12:15PM PSTFor rent is a bright spacious two bedroom and den in "Spectrum 1" development located at 111 West Georgia Street,with open floor plan, floor to ceiling windows looking out GM Place,BC Stadium,Science World and water views.Kitchen with contempory Euro-style appliances, in Suite Laundry, one Parking in the building. NO pets and NO smoking. Please call Gloria at 604-307-5317. This building is close to GM Place, BC Stadium,Costco,Tinseltown,Supermarket, Skytrain Station,Library and Park. The amenities include 80 foot indoor pool,whirlpool,steam room,sauna,full equipped exercise gym,social lounge with kitchen,playground,hollywood style theatre,meeting room,concierge and security.

Re-diculous
Re-diculous
12 years ago

Scullboy,Absolutely!! I've been following this via the Province (my wife's not mine)for the last 12-18 months. I think the media is quite clearly distancing itself from this so that they are not culpable when it pops…a rather tough act since, they must be careful not to bite the hand that feeds them.Actually, I've seen more articles arguing the bear case – such as the one today re: "Americans leaving…" and others which report things like: "Sales up, despite all predictions" …sort of "good news but heed the warning attached.

Strataman
Strataman
12 years ago

Scullboy; "And is it me or does anyone else perceive a slight change in the coverage of the housing market? Quite a bit less exhuberant, and quite a lot more cautious….?" Yeh actually even thumbsuckersatv seems to be arguing more to persuade herself/himself..could SATV being having sleepless nights? 🙂

Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting
12 years ago

More on the San Marinohttp://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_vancouver/burnabynewsleader/news/11094006.htmlLorrie Williams is a New West city councillor, and she didn't even read her pre-sale contract. I wonder if she reads what she votes on?She is well connected in the NDP so expect more opposition focus on condo rip-offs.From the article:She considers herself lucky because she can afford the added costs. But Williams worries about those who can barely afford to pay their condo mortgages.“For those having to scrape together the money to pay for the mortgage, this will probably put them over the edge. They’ll have to walk away.”Those purchasing units will have difficulties selling them because of the high strata fee, said New Westminster MLA Chuck Puchmayr.Along with NDP housing critic Diane Thorne, Puchmayr plans to speak about the San Marino situation in the Legislature, recommending changes to protect consumers.“Developers would have to be… Read more »

Scullboy
Scullboy
12 years ago

Drachen,I'm right there with you, buddy. :)It won't just be SatV though.And is it me or does anyone else perceive a slight change in the coverage of the housing market? Quite a bit less exhuberant, and quite a lot more cautious….?

Drachen
Drachen
12 years ago

Is it just me or does anyone else get the impression that when prices are dropping at devastating rates we'll be seeing messages from Satv saying things like: "You see, the fact that things falling are proof they not bubble! Bubble float, brick drop. Housing situation therefore solid like brick!"

Scullboy
Scullboy
12 years ago

Patriotz and thumbsup:I meant Rich Asians selling and moving AWAY FROM VAN! Sorry for the ambiguity.

freako
freako
12 years ago

Minor correction: it was a Gypsy village in Romania.And my opinion: what they were really offended about was that they had been suckered into being paid peanuts to appear in a hit movie. I don't think they gave a rat's behind about any purported damage to anyone's image,I stand corrected. As for reason for being offended, I think it may be a bit of both. From an online article (too lazy for tinyurl):"Mr Tudorache, a deeply religious grandfather who lost his arm in an accident, was one of those who feels most humiliated. For one scene, a rubber sex toy in the shape of a fist was attached to the stump of his missing arm – but he had no idea what it was. Only when The Mail on Sunday visited him did he find out. He said he was… Read more »

Strataman
Strataman
12 years ago

"hat line's been around since 1980 or so, and we've seen one major crash and another bear market since then."Yeh I remember that well everywhere you looked there were Japanese" asians, bus loads of tourists from there as well. Pretty soon their inflation will climb outa site, unless they let the Yuan float, before they do that they will want to liquidate to get as much as possible. Also imagine UBC is getting really expensive for them as they depreciate against Cdn! Currency control, always has led to a disaster for all economies, Russia, Mexico to name a couple!

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12 years ago

K,You back buddy nice to see ya,so how do you feel Vancouver is up by another 10.About American buying tick tock was in sense,if there was no news about buying.

patriotz
patriotz
12 years ago

Next up: Rich Asians selling and moving! 🙂You just thought this one up?That line's been around since 1980 or so, and we've seen one major crash and another bear market since then.

kfinancials
kfinancials
12 years ago

thumbsup,dude, what are you saying? of course the americans who are buying are saying they have confidence in the bc r/e. it wouldn't be logic if they didn't say that. hellloooooo!!!!what did you expect them to say? i bought because i have no confidence in the market!

kfinancials
kfinancials
12 years ago

thumbsup,dude, what are you saying? of course the americans who are buying are saying they have confidence in the bc r/e. it wouldn't be logic if they didn't say that. hellloooooo!!!!what did you expect them to say? i bought because i have no confidence in the market!

patriotz
patriotz
12 years ago

The Czech village that stood in for Kazakhstan was offended because they didn't realize he was using them to create his stereotype.Minor correction: it was a Gypsy village in Romania.And my opinion: what they were really offended about was that they had been suckered into being paid peanuts to appear in a hit movie. I don't think they gave a rat's behind about any purported damage to anyone's image, whether "Kazakhs" or their own for that matter. I say this as someone who has visited Romania.

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12 years ago

Next up: Rich Asians selling and moving! :)Aha baby,Application process takes from 5 to 7 year to come to Canada.Cancada is a dream for them to be here,they will move easly for few bucks?..

Scullboy
Scullboy
12 years ago

Re-diculous,I think I mentioned in the last couple of weeks that is the "Rich foreigners are buying everything" mere were true, we'd soon see them selling off in Vancouver.Next up: Rich Asians selling and moving! 🙂

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12 years ago

Rediculas,Good artical,atleast we have ancedotes evidence that americans were buying here and still buying here.Once i have mention that Washington and California took over whistler,squamish,blackomb.However, Nielsen added that the Americans who are buying are still confident about investing in B.C. real estate.that's the most important part inventory is going down,buying and selling is a custom.

Re-diculous
Re-diculous
12 years ago

Wow!I didn't know my last comment would have so much influence….check this out!Vancouver Sun (even!): "Americans leaving the B.C. Housing Market" http://tinyurl.com/24u58k

Strataman
Strataman
12 years ago

Michael Levy;"If property owners could just keep swapping houses amongst themselves and pocket the profits all would be well. But … there is a very big 'But' … there is a significant proportion of the population that does not own property and they are on the outside looking in…The trouble is, they cannot afford to get into the housing markets…there is no room at the inn (to get in). Therefore they have to rent.The first sign of trouble begins when rental values start to fall because renters just cannot afford large increases in rent. This has begun in many coastal towns and it will not be long before the decline in rents are transported to big citiesAnd that has already started, condo vacancies are begging!

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12 years ago

Strataman,that was to cash in or after math of olympics,but healthy economy I have already explain lots of time.