Blame it on the fruit stand

We all know you can Blame Canada and obviously you can also blame it on the rain, but did you know you can blame it on a fruit stand? That’s what one west van wannaseller is doing. He claims his house is not selling due to the fact that fresh fruit and vegetables have been available just down the street for the last seven years:

Paul Marshall, whose home is selling for about $6.5 million, has filed documents in BC Supreme Court arguing the city cannot issue a permit to sell fruit on a residential street.

He says the stand is scaring away potential buyers from the roughly 7,400-square-foot home, which has five bedrooms and six full bathrooms.

Typo in that first line.. Shouldnt it be “whose home is not selling..”. I guess it’s a slippery slope, first it’s apples, then its crack cocaine and nobody wants to buy a mansion near a crack cocaine stand. For the love of all things holy, can’t we just leave the produce in Safeway where the good lord intended it to be sold?

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victoria
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victoria

What a fool. Can you imagine if some kids started a lemonade stand. That would be death of RE on that street!

space889
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space889

@Victoria: Well you know what they say, people who buy $6.5 million dollar houses are very discerning buyers who appreciates the fine thing in life. Obviously a fresh produce stand or lemonade stand just isn't part of their fine life style, unless off course it's their own kids or fruit stand in which case I'm sure they feel everyone should be rushing to buy, buy, buy from them at any price.

jesse
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I feel for the guy. The fruits this year aren't the best quality and are overpriced. That doesn't send the right message.

rp1
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rp1

Heard in and around Vancouver:

"My house won't sell or the price is falling because of…"

1) old and dying people – potential ghosts!

2) fresh fruit

…to be continued. Somehow, I suspect this is going to get good.

jesse
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@rp1: "Somehow, I suspect this is going to get good"

There have always been selfish idiots setting up shop in West Van. It's a shame this fruit stand has to put up with them.

registered
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registered

@4 rp1:

3) Haunted fruit stands.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

@rp1:

We need to set up hospices that sell fruit all over town.

Kill two birds with one stone.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

A classic example of too much money + too much time + too much doucheness. I wonder if he is a RE agent.

terminalcitygirl
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terminalcitygirl

That last comment was me FYI. It was an important one so I wouldn't want anyone else taking credit for it… 😉

Brittany
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Brittany

6 full bathrooms! That seller has a bladder problem. Maybe a "toilet paper stand" would be more agreeable to him.I dont think he is getting enough fruit fiber.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
Mr Marshall, maybe you should simply buy out the fruit stand business and be done with it. LOL. This won't matter. This d-bag is so arrogant and full of himself it's laughable. Sure, the house is lovely (like many others all over W. Vanc, Van West side etc), but the location is questionable at best with train tracks running right in front of the house, accessibility problems in winter and the potential for land/rock slides and/or a tree collapsing on your roof at any given moment. Those uber wealthy Persians (and Asians) looking for a premium West Vanc home, will not settle for this. This guy broke the two most important rules of all when he decided to cough up millions to build this over the top palace: 1) Never over spend on a home in a marginal location. 2)… Read more »
900kCrackHouse
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900kCrackHouse

I'm liking the idea of fruit throwing flash mob. Meet one evening, buy a caseload of tomatoes from the fruit stand, and cream the side of this guys house…

Whatever the case I'm thinking of making a trip out there to support this fruit stand. 🙂

Li Kai Shing
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Li Kai Shing

See….

This is exactly why I kick out West Van renters and put West Van on Craiglist.

I tell you, these peepluz from another planet.

I not sure what part of Bible says assholes were given a Promised Land.

Mostly full of Cougars that hunt pool cleaners….see ever wonder why Ravishing Rick is AWOL ?

patriotz
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I notice the CTV report didn't show the CN/ex-BCR tracks running 200 feet from his front door.

http://maps.google.com/maps?client=ubuntu&cha

Troll
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Troll

He should probably also be upset with his neighbor who has the nerve to try and sell his mansion for $2.5M less. That neighborhood has gone to shit.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

There are 63 properties for sale in West Van over $5 million.

Maybe the fruit stand isn't to blame.

Troll
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Troll
M-
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I used to live in a house near railroad tracks. Much farther away from railroad tracks than this mansion. I was about 200m from the tracks.

Whenever a train came by, you could feel the place rumble lightly, and hear it a little too. My bedroom was at the far side of the house from the tracks, so my room was the quietest… At the front of the house, you could clearly hear the train. My room also had a light fixture that would buzz whenever a train went by. The only way to stop the buzz was to hold the fixture.

I'd think very carefully before dropping $6.5M on a house nestled up with the tracks.

Many Franks
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Many Franks
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@Many Franks: LOL… "so as you can see, my students' english is poor and they are very bad at math".

Yes, anybody can become a Realtor and earn hot money now!

Girlbear
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Girlbear

@Many Franks: LOL, LOL ! "Earning lots of HOT MONEY NOW!"

Jesus. Move to Canada, so you can flip real estate and earn hot money. Great.

Many Franks
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Many Franks

I liked the accidental "So why not wait?"

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

@Many Franks:

The UBC textbook is so big and thick and….wordy, too many details and too complicated.

Luckily Benson just tells me the key points and shows me small charts so I can go out and make lots of hot money right now.

And he's the cheapest!

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Here's one of Benson's disciples out on the street hustling to make some of that hot money.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBtE3wecrA4&fe

Troll
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Troll

@Many Franks: English subtitles while you are speaking English? Really Benson? I think you're selling to the wrong crowd.

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