We’re going to try something new for this post; an antidote to the anarchy in the Friday Free-for-all thread. This is a round up of a few of the higher rated comments from the Friday free-for-all post, but this thread will be moderated. Off topic comments, trolls , insults and pissing contests will be removed from this thread. If you want freedom of speech, the previous open topic thread is still open and you can post there. Ok? Here goes:
That really was a bizarre article on the Tyee. People have said some strange things about Vancouver real estate over the last few years, but saying that supply and demand doesn’t apply to this market really takes the cake.
I don’t think I will ever grasp the defensiveness that some people exhibit against the idea of lower home prices. Reading that Sun article and then reading the comments beneath it… you’d think real estate was a religion and the real estate bulls were religious fanatics. At least the equivalent of it. It’s truly disturbing to me.
Comment by Fools Uncle on Craigslist presales listings. Currently rated +24
My nephew got caught up in a pre sale hype and purchased a condo in October 2007, it will complete in late 2009.There is still a sale’s centre and amazingly more than a few sales lately, proving Barnum’s fool theory. What I find ironic is that when he post’s an ad on Craigslist , offering his 15% deposit in an attempt to assign, it is flagged as inappropriate and removed. He does not mention the project or the developer, but obviously the real estate board or developers monitor these sites and flag anything competing with their product for removal. How low can they get in their desperation?
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