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Patiently Waiting
Patiently Waiting
9 years ago

@Anonymous: The green area you are seeing is Sea Island (one of Richmond's last mostly European-Canadian enclaves of Burkeville). The area around No. 3 road is very orange. Take a closer look at Google map.

BTW the low math scores in new immigrant areas is apparently because of ESL problems, not because one population is naturally better or worse at math.

Anonymous
Anonymous
9 years ago

"The two booming neighborhoods in Vancouver show a remarkable discrepancy in math skills. The West side ranks highly, but surprisingly Richmond ranks very low in math skills."

You mistook Surrey (orange & yellow) for Richmond (green).

Your map only shows the eastern end of Richmond + Queensborough that's part of New-West.

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LY
LY
9 years ago

"priceoutsofar: They will have to go to the suburbs” to which she responded “But Richmond IS a suburb!” And the realtor giggled and said “Ya well I meant the EASTERN suburbs”"

I left Richmond and move to Toronto last year. It is cheaper here.

Westside Hag
Westside Hag
9 years ago

It's all about HAM now.

This is what it's like up on the Westside these days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQI87lYz1Vs

asalvari1
asalvari1
9 years ago

@paulb.:

Yes that is great idea. You will have a lineup of customers from this blog.

Renting
Renting
9 years ago

@jesse:

What makes you think that “Troll” is bullish on real estate? Some of his comments are sharp but neither are they bullish. Just saying

He is a cheerleader and pumper. Which blog have you been reading?

YLTNboomerang
9 years ago

@Troll: Please lump me in with that group of "retarded buddies" as I value their opinions 10x over yours!

BTW, long live HAM!!! Let them be the ones left holding the bag

HAM Sham
HAM Sham
9 years ago

No numbers???

I will be plunging myself off a bridge tonight… Good bye cruel world, hopefully this whole "bubble" thing works itself out… or not… whatever

paulb.
paulb.
9 years ago

Re: numbers

Hey guys, I am SOL on the numbers till May. I know it blows but I don't feel like chasing my exisiting number dealers. Hopefully someone consistent will step up.

I am considering getting my license back up and running by May but am only 50/50 as I will not be pursuing RE sales fulltime.

Bring on the 18th. Epic party night!

pb

Best place on meth
Best place on meth
9 years ago

CBC online poll: "How do you feel about Christie Clark becoming Premier?

Good. 17.12% (1,829 votes)

Bad. 63.09% (6,739 votes)

Not sure. 19.79% (2,114 votes)

Surprisingly, nauseous was not on the list of options.

asalvari1
asalvari1
9 years ago

@Troll:

YO!!

Yes you!

Real Paul have not posted here for a while. "troll" sig is recent.

Vansanity
Vansanity
9 years ago

No numbers tonight?

jesse
9 years ago

@Renting: What makes you think that "Troll" is bullish on real estate? Some of his comments are sharp but neither are they bullish. Just saying.

Best place on meth
Best place on meth
9 years ago

@Troll:

>>>What the hell have I been taunting you with? What agenda do I have?<<<

Don't play dumb you little shit.

You come here every single day to shove HAM in our faces. You talk about HAM incessantly. Your entire existence is HAM, HAM, HAM.

The more we ignore your silly pumping of offshore money and try to discuss real issues, the louder you get. You just don't have anything else to say other than HAM!

And why the hell are you asking me what your agenda is?

fixie guy
fixie guy
9 years ago

@116 Troll: That's one large burr up yer butt. You should deal with it. Trust me.

Renting
Renting
9 years ago

@pricedoutfornow:

So according to this message, I should basically get out of town

No, the message is buy now in the burbs before prices rise. Propaganda by the worthless real estate industry who are scared shitless. Remember 99% of the realtor's in the lower mainland have not sold one house in Richmond or the Westside. They are living off Kraft dinner. That is why they spend their days on this blog pumping. Nothing better to do.

painted turtle
painted turtle
9 years ago

I am done wondering about this real estate market after what I overheard today:

Person A (20 something): I bought a house last week

Person B: !!! *silence* Do you like it?

A: oh yes. It is in Kits and 1400 sqft!

B: ….. Did you win the lottery?

A, laughing: Oh, no! I am just in debt for "60" years.

Well, I guess it means I should better get a job once my education is completed.

I almost chocked.

Renting
Renting
9 years ago

@Troll:

What agenda do I have?

To pump real estate.

Renting
Renting
9 years ago

@Remove Your Head:

What is wrong no open houses today?

pricedoutfornow
pricedoutfornow
9 years ago

On CBC radio this afternoon they interviewed a realtor to talk about the HAM phenomenon in Richmond and Vancouver-westside. The radio host sounded downright sad when she said "But this means that young people basically won't be able to buy houses in Vancouver or Richmond anymore?" And the realtor said "Yes, that's about right. They will have to go to the suburbs" to which she responded "But Richmond IS a suburb!" And the realtor giggled and said "Ya well I meant the EASTERN suburbs" So according to this message, I should basically get out of town, along with everyone else who makes a decent dual-income salary. And great, let's blame the Chinese! This is bad for Vancouver, when us Canadians are basically told outright to leave if we want a house, and blame the Chinese. Of course there's no talk… Read more »

REIC is watching us
REIC is watching us
9 years ago

I swear this whole city is immersed in a layer of moist fetid bovine farts right now. I hope the air clears before I suffocate.

patient renter
patient renter
9 years ago

@ Best place on meth

Exactly. People SHOULD be getting angry. How can we sit back and watch the news night after night and see that foreign money is driving up our market.

Whether it is or not, with more pressure from people, the government will have to do something to make it less of a steal to buy here for wealthy foreigners.

If they are driving up the market, this will stop them.

If they aren't driving up the market, the RE pushers will no longer be able to use them as a scare tactic.

So, everyone after me:

"Stop giving away our country!!!!!!!!!!'

AG Sage
9 years ago

>Everyone is prepared for that. It’s called a government bailout.

BC's entire housing valuation is $1 trillion dollars. It is ripe for a 40% correction (including minor knock-on recessionary impacts). That's $400 billion, or more than double the entire BC GDP for two years, or $100 billion more than the total Canadian Federal Budget Expenditures for 2010.

Bailout? Not a chance, because it's impossible.

Hot Money? Take it while you can. Buy your house back in 3 years for a fraction of the price.