For a Rennie Day.

Remember the 70s?

Well back in 1978 Vancouvers own Condo King was a Real Estate agent with a proven sales record, big hair and a beard.

Here’s a bit of ephemera from the Rennie Vancouver photo stream:

Let Bob Sell YOUR home!

Remember, the costume isn’t complete until you have the glasses and the striped tie.

Happy Halloween!

 

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Chaddywack
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Chaddywack

How were full beards ever popular?!

patriotz
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Ottawa investigating permits for Chinese miners in B.C.

Seems the “economic action plan” has a twist. Comment say it all:

I had not realized that Canada suffered from a shortage of miners.
Or are we just a little short on miners who will work for minimum wage, with little concern for such things as safety?

Keeping An Eye On The Pimps
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Keeping An Eye On The Pimps

Now that’s scary, not as scary as Angela in a witch oufit with garters, but scary nonetheless.

No Money Down
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No Money Down

Call Bob, specializing in East Van and Burnaby!

Bull! Bull! Bull!
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Bull! Bull! Bull!

Hitch your wagon to Vancouver real estate, and 30 years later you will be a multi-millionaire.

Hitch your wagon to vancouvercondo.info and 6 years later you’ll be where you started, except that you would have wasted a lot of time on-line.

specialfx3000
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specialfx3000

Brother from another mother but all within the Shill Family.

http://strategy.sauder.ubc.ca/somerville/

YLTNboomerang
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Boomers warned using home sale to fund retirement could backfire:

http://business.financialpost.com/2012/10/31/boomers-warned-using-home-sale-to-fund-retirement-could-backfire/

Then the obligatory douche of the day comment from a vested party @ Century 21:

Don Lawby, chief executive of Century 21 Canada, has heard warnings about a lack of buyers for Boomer homes before. “I don’t buy it; I think it’s just talk,” he says.

For starters, he says, there is little indication immigration is going to slow and, increasingly in places like the Vancouver area, where he resides, immigrants have more money to buy the single-family homes of the Boomers.

“I think single-family detached are becoming a bit of a luxury,” says Mr. Lawby. But he says even townhouses and condos will continue to rise in price because of rising land costs. “They are not making any more land.”

Seriously, do realtors ever use facts?

Crikey
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Crikey

@YLTNboomerang:
“Seriously, do realtors ever use facts?”

You must be referring to “Used House Salesmen”?

Apart from being a shiny contrived title meant to try and make everybody forget what it is those people really do, “realtor” has the added bonus of having the element of oxymoron — since there is most often very little “real” said in their cheerleading of the housing market.

It is just as ridiculous, by the way, as having a rain-soaked city like Vancouver have a major newspaper named the “Vancouver Sun”.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“Hitch your wagon to vancouvercondo.info and 6 years later you’ll be where you started, except that you would have wasted a lot of time on-line.”

hahaha, this is so true!

boogeybear
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boogeybear

I look at Bob’s picture and I hear Disco Inferno!

Burn baby, burn

rp1
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rp1

“Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited.” ~ George Soros

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

@YLTNboomerang: “there is little indication immigration is going to slow”

He is confusing the trend for all of Canada with that of Vancouver. Kenney just announced we will be have to same number of immigrants as we’ve had over the last several years (roughly a quarter million per year).

What the realwhore doesn’t understand is its a zero-sum game. When Alberta/Sask/Manitoba gain immigrants, it means places like Vancouver and Toronto aren’t getting them. There is less immigration to BC. Even Surrey is now seeing declining school enrollment.

Anura Femur
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Anura Femur

@YLTNboomerang: CaucasiansOC pray for HAM to save them.

mac
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mac

@Chaddywack: Look around Main St. They are back, big time.

Many Franks
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Many Franks

RED ARISTOCRATS (22): Vancouver provides a ‘heaven’ for high-ranking Chinese officials

Vancouver is now considered the major symbol of “heaven” for high-ranking Chinese Communist Party officials seeking an overseas location to move their families.

In my opinion the case is overstated that corrupt overseas money is a driving factor in the Vancouver bubble. However, interesting article for the inside perspective it offers on that subgroup.

Makes me wonder what contacts the author made here in Vancouver — the demographic he actually describes, who use Vancouver as a haven? Or the helicopter renters who love to play that element up?

Anonymous
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Anonymous

@No Money Down: “Call Bob, specializing in East Van and Burnaby!”

East Van, the new Shaughnessy, right Bobth?

painted turtle
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painted turtle

@many franks

“many high-ranking party officials and their families who have built up their fortunes through a skillful use of their authority have moved to Canada”

skillful use of their authority?

what a great euphemism…

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

@Patiently Waiting: http://www.newstalk650.com/story/new-students-canada-immigration-changing-regina-classrooms/81536

I suspect these immigrant students are enjoying their lives better in Regina than they would in a cramped suburb of Vancouver. In Regina, flat land stretches to the horizon and family houses are 40% of the cost we have here.

Turkey
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Turkey

If you’re listing a condo, you might think it’s unfair to share map space with so many other red dots. No problem — just have your realtor botch the location so it shows up several hundred meters away on the map.

Here are two Strathcona examples: apparently Gastown is now East of Jackson Ave, and V6A (Main/Union) is now at Princess Ave. The second listing is one of a half-dozen active listings in the same building.

This may be a coincidence, but I have never seen listings pop up off-location in my search area. These two listings have both turned up in the last few months.

patriotz
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@Patiently Waiting:
“In Regina, flat land stretches to the horizon and family houses are 40% of the cost we have here.”

Which makes it about the same pricewise as Portland, Oregon.

40% of Vancouver’s prices for a city 1/10 the size in the middle of the prairie is no bargain.

clone
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clone

patriotz; “40% of Vancouver’s prices for a city 1/10 the size in the middle of the prairie is no bargain.”

So what if city is in the middle of the prairie? it’s not on the moon.

What is important is that they are plenty of JOBS in Regina and people are moving to the city in great numbers year over year. That you can not say about Portland.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

In 1976, average income was $51,100; by 2009, it was $59,700—an increase of 17 per cent over 33 years. In 1978, the price for a home in Vancouver is $90,000 and today, 1.1 million.

I wish I was back in 1978.

VMD
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Canada again on Mish’s spotlight
Canada GDP “Unexpectedly” Shrinks
“BMO and Scotia Capital analysts may be late to the recession party (or not, I do not know previous calls), but otherwise, Pollyannas like Jim Flaherty, Canada’s Finance Minister, and officials at the Bank of Canada and Statscan are still looking for growth.

Forget about it. This is not an anomaly as suggested by the Bank of Canada.

..the slowdown in Asia is going to hit Canadian commodity producers more than most think. Moreover, signs suggest Canada’s long overdue housing bust is finally underway”

YLTNboomerang
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@Many Franks: This just pisses me off so much, I don’t know how we can be contemplating any trade agreement with such a corrupt country. I’m a first generation Canadian born of immigrant parents and used to defend Canada whenever the folks waxed on about the old country but nowadays I’m actually starting to get embarrased about Canada as society has become so PC that the population is afraid to call anyone out that isn’t born here at risk of being called a racist (and I’m going to get called one just for saying this!!!). My year end review is coming up in a month and I’ve had it, I’m putting a transfer to our US division in my goals to stay there until Canada grows a pair. PS: Sorry for all those not living in BC, ON, and QC,… Read more »
Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

@patriotz: All prices are going to come down in Canada. But in some places it will be 10-20%, while in places like Vancouver probably over 50%.

Regina wages are higher (IIRC) and they have a much higher proportion of stable civil service jobs. Their rent isn’t that much lower either.

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