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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teddy bear(formerly
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Will change name as the guy named ted doesn't post here anymore.

Anyways everytime I hear the village I think of the 1960's tv show the prisoner. I think its fitting the few people living there will feel like prisoners. Also the giant bubble that captures the prisoner everytime he tries to escape was a perfect metaphor for the real estate bubble. You can run but it will suck you in.

Tighty
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Tighty

Where will the poor clowns store the garbage gifts?

4SlicesofCheese
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Well looks like the tourist season is over, right in time cause the weather is gonna go downhill fast.

Went for a bike ride around seawall around lunch today and it was empty and the beaches were deserted.

Even the lifeguards were digging out the lifeguard towers with shovels to put into storage.

Last week the beaches were packed and seawall was very busy.

Lets see how the local economy copes with no tourists and everyone maxed out.

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@Best place on meth:

So it's possible Canada is already in recession, but we won't find out for sure until publication of the stats for the current quarter ending September.

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“I wonder how much longer F is going to let this go on until we see more rule tightening. I don’t see C doing anything with rates in the near future.”

Perhaps the almighty TO market is what we really should be watching. I have a hunch Vancouver is just a side show.

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I'm beginning to think the Conservative agenda is now to decrease immigration.

The "reserve army of labour" is now too big. Look at the consequences in Europe when it gets out of hand.

Its also bad news for centre-right parties as anti-immigration parties appear on their right flank. Not that we've ever had a populist conservative uprising in Canada lol.

See what I mean: http://www.canadaupdates.com/content/unemployment

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@jesse: A coffee per day for a year at Terra Breads Café? PUT THAT COFFEE DOWN. Coffee's for closers only. Tell that to Bob "Shelley Levene" Rennie, cuz he ain't closing for SHIT

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20 Troll Says: "@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."

Please explain how what I posted was 'wrong', Mr Wizard.

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@exx:

LOL also forgot overpriced pair of Lululemon pants

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Canada's economy shrinks for 1st time in 2 years.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/story/2011/08/31/

Bullish!

Benny Wang
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@Troll:

And here we are were up until last June with prices continuing to rise.

Fixed that for you.

rp1
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"A hybrid bicycle" – the pole goes right up your ass

"A portable BBQ" – a full size BBQ won't fit on the patio

"A one-year Aquabus ferry pass" – less like Venice more like Vietnam

"A single person kayak" – is False Creek still an open sewer?

"A year’s worth of one-zone Translink FareCards" – a parking space is an extra $50k

"A coffee per day for a year at Terra Breads Café" – until they go bankrupt

"A pair of running shoes" – not that you know when to use them

"A year’s worth of groceries from Urban Fare" – meat: $20

"A year’s membership to Modo Car Co-op" – you'll puke when you see prices there

"A set of All-Clad cookware" – not that you'll be able to accommodate guests

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@jesse:

Irrational market is irrational. I ain’t going to talk this one down.

It certainly is irrational. I wonder how much longer F is going to let this go on until we see more rule tightening. I don't see C doing anything with rates in the near future. That said, several bears I know that were sitting on the sidelines have finally thrown in the towel and bought in the past couple of months. Perhaps a contrarian indicator that a top is near?

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@Patiently Waiting:

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

So this data isn't a surprise since you were bullish in June? Didn't think so.

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@Troll: and so are you…

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@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.

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

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

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@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.

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@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.

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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?

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