Village Incentives

Untimely mentioned at a time of increased global uncertainty, the Great Sweatered One Bob Rennie has unleashed a new salvo in his Millennium Water Village at False Creek marketing campaign:

We’re kicking off a brand new promotion tomorrow—an amazing move-in package of essentials for every buyer—it’s everything you’ll need for life at The Village!* The package includes:
  • A hybrid bicycle – for your 5KM ride along the seawall to Stanley Park
  • A portable BBQ – for Saturday’s BBQ with the in-law’s, on your balcony or at Hinge Park
  • A one-year Aquabus ferry pass – for a last minute trip to Granville Island or Yaletown
  • A single person kayak – get to know the neighbourhood sea life
  • A year’s worth of one-zone Translink FareCards – the skytrain is only 5 minutes away
  • A coffee per day for a year at Terra Breads Café – just downstairs
  • A pair of running shoes – run the seawall in style
  • A year’s worth of groceries from Urban Fare – an elevator ride away
  • A year’s membership to Modo Car Co-op – for your day trip to Seattle
  • A set of All-Clad cookware – for your Miele kitchen
Village at False Creek Incentives Picture August 2011
Village at False Creek Incentives Picture August 2011
Come and visit us at the sales centre for your pricing, floorplans, and full details on our new promotion! We’re open daily 12-5PM, closed Fridays or by appointment at 1693 Manitoba Street at 1st Avenue.

*Homeowner may choose this package OR cash value of $5,000. Photos are representational only, actual prizes may not be exactly as shown. Ernst & Young Inc. reserves the right to end this promotionat any time without notice. For more details please speak with a sales representative from The Village on False Creek.
Untimely, too, since more uncertainty surrounding the removal of the maligned HST won’t help matters on higher-priced properties. This blogger is also a taxpayer and wishes Mr. Rennie all the best in recouping my money, but man we ain’t making it easy for the poor fellow, are we!
$5,000 sounds nice but seeing all the great stuff $5,000 buys, it kind of puts spending $750,000 $745,000 into perspective. As a bit of inspiration when you’re feeling down, I offer Mr. Rennie a quote from a Realtor operating in Southern California: “It’s nothing a lower price can’t fix.”
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Anonymous
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“It’s nothing a lower price can’t fix.”

Absolute agreed. Only price matters; everything else is nonsense.

$5,000……need to do a better than that to convince me to even think about this project.

Boombust
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Boombust

How many of those chicken coops hve actually sold? Anyone know?

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

If I had a choice, I'd go for the "great stuff" over the cash.

This alone must be worth over $5000: "A year’s worth of groceries from Urban Fare"

Maverick
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Maverick

@Patiently Waiting:

No shit….you could spend $5000 doing Thanksgiving shopping at Urban Fare. I'm sure there are limits involved.

You have to wonder how much of a waste this is for the city to find, negotiate, approve and pay for these deals with local vendors – but of course those expenses will be accounted for differently and won't show up as an actual "loss" with respect to the OV sales itself.

The way our governments run is total bullshit, if you ask me.

vreaa
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@Patiently Waiting: "If I had a choice, I’d go for the “great stuff” over the cash."

…but where would you store it?

Juice
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Juice

Wow. Free coffee! Free bike! This is a list of stuff that anyone spending 3/4 of a mill on a poorly laid out apartment really wants to get their hands on!

This reminds me of 'Arrested Development' when Job does his magic trick and throws handfulls of pennies on the table.

"it's the final countdown.."

pricedoutfornow
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pricedoutfornow

Not good news for people who bought presale and are trying to sell their own Olympic condos (including some I know). How much worse could it get?

PS-Where are the Chinese?

specialfx3000
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specialfx3000
A hybrid bicycle – Good choice cause you have to sell your car to make your mortgage payments A portable BBQ – Sell hot dogs on weekends and weeknights to help make mortgage payments A one-year Aquabus ferry pass – for a last minute trip to Granville Island or Yaletown A single person kayak – get to know the neighbourhood sea life A year’s worth of one-zone Translink FareCards – the skytrain is only 5 minutes away A coffee per day for a year at Terra Breads Café – Need the caffeine to keep your 2 jobs A pair of running shoes – push your BBQ around the seawall to improve hotdog sales A year’s worth of groceries from Urban Fare – get lots of hotdogs A year’s membership to Modo Car Co-op – sell hotdogs in Seattle A set… Read more »
Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

This amounts to a 0.6% price reduction.

Fuck you, Rennie.

specialfx3000
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specialfx3000

Oopps, missed these ones.

A one-year Aquabus ferry pass – sell your hotdogs in Granville Island or Yaletown

A single person kayak – Sell this on craigslist. No time for fun.

A year’s worth of one-zone Translink FareCards – 1 zone pass? Crap, can't sell hotdogs in Surrey.

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite

Hybrid bikes are just a cross between a mountain bike and a speed bike. They basically take the handle bars of a mountain bike with larger wheels of a speed bike (but less narrow), which make them ideal for commuting or for casual cyclists.

There's no intention of any "Green" or elitist cachet to the name, it's just an example of unfortunate coincidence.

Troll
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Troll

New Teranet numbers for June:

http://www.housepriceindex.ca/Default.aspx

Vancouver up very sharply 1.7% MOM, showing even greater increases than REBGV HPI for June.

Boombust
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Boombust

"…get to know the neighbourhood sea life…"

Would that be floating poop?

exx
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exx

Fatal mistake not including an iPad or iPhone in the package…

registered
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14 Troll Says: "Vancouver up very sharply 1.7%"

Calgary up very sharply 1.65%

Toronto up more very sharply 1.97%

Ottawa up very sharply 1.70%

Montreal up smartly 1.07%

Even Halifax up smartly 0.99%

So what's special about Vancouver, and what national, common factors cause a rise in all markets?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

@exx:

A 30 year supply of Kraft Dinner and Sunny Delight would have sparked some interest.

Or $5000 in slot tokens at the Edgewater to entice the Chinese to come in and browse.

Troll
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Troll

@fixie guy: Well, you can be smarmy and patronizing all you want, doesn't make you appear any smarter. Especially when you are so spectacularly wrong time after time.

Point is, these are surprisingly strong numbers. By all bear accounts we were at the top, since we were at 70% ownership, wages were flat, CMHC was tightening rules, and low rates would do nothing to keep things afloat. And here we are with prices continuing to rise.

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

@Troll: Yeah well that was back in June. Too bad we don't have current data after this bearish Summer.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

@Troll: Unforch for you we're talking about June here, and we all know the market started to tanking since then.

Troll
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Troll

@Anonymous:

Unforch for you we’re talking about June here, and we all know the market started to tanking since then.

Squawk. You parrots are so predictable.

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

@Troll: and so are you…

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