FFFA! Holiday weekend for the neighbors

It’s that time of the week again!

Free – for – all time!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

school enrolment declines
Squamish data
less interest in condos
banker anecdote
Realtor hunger index
coastal millions decline
growing a mortgage

So what are you seeing out there?  Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

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We just made a slight adjustment to our comment system. You will now need to type a name in the name field to comment. Anonymous comments are still accepted, you will not need to log in to comment, but you will need to pick a name to minimize confusion.

We’ve also removed the website URL field for comment names to try to cut back on link spam.

Bailing in BC
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Anonymous #140

“My mobile platform does not easily allow logging in”

Here is a classic example of the confusion caused by (one assumes) multiple people posting under the same name. Is this the same person who has their posts rejected when they get a name or another poster who also has trouble logging in. It would be nice to know if this is a problem for a number of people (or just one guy who likes to go on about it). You have my sympathy if you can’t log on from your mobile platform – Unless of course you are also Anonymous #137 in which case screw you 😉

Anonymous
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My mobile platform does not easily allow logging in.

Reality Bites
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Reality Bites
Bailing in BC
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Anonymous #136

“Every time I pick a non-anonymous name my comment gets refused. I’m not going to bother writing a long rebuttal to some (good) comment and have it consumed by a spam filter. Posting as anonymous doesn’t have that problem.”

Now this is a valid reason to post “Anonymous”. Are you logged in?

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Frankly it’s not too hard to follow the discourse, the replies to comments are quoted so it’s easy to follow the conversation. If you have a problem needing to attach a personality to the argument so be it.

The consequence is, for those opening up the hidden comments, there are some good “bearish” rebuttals in there. The guy running the dislike campaign is drowning them out. It’s obvious to me many anonymous posters are not trolls, and you’re making this blog look the laughingstock by making so many comments go hidden. Not being trolls methinks they will be harder to ward away with disliking.

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Every time I pick a non-anonymous name my comment gets refused. I’m not going to bother writing a long rebuttal to some (good) comment and have it consumed by a spam filter. Posting as anonymous doesn’t have that problem.

Bailing in BC
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Anonymous #106

Bailing in BC #105 – all Anonymous postings have been voted down. Time to get a name. Really, it’s not that hard.

Umm every person posting here is Anonymous with exception of Paul B. Maybe time to use your real name?

You don’t seem to get it so I’ll explain it to you slowly. No one needs to know your social insurance number, as to your real identity no one is interested. For the purposes of effective dialog it would be nice to know if Anonymous a number of people discussing different points with different people or one excessive compulsive wack job with multiple personalities who is constantly on line. Just pick a name might I suggest “I’m a bit slow”

Anonymous
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Friends just got 10% off from list on presale completing in 2014. Don’t believe the hype, things are weak.

Now… dislike because I’m anonymous.

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nufio Says:
July 6th, 2013 at 10:45 am 79

I am renter in Vancouver and our lease ends at the end of this month.
Our landlord sold the condo we are living in and we have been asked to move. We had given post dated cheques that have already been cashed for this month. Reading the tenancy act I interpreted it as we are eligible for the last month’s rent. Are we eligible to recoup the last months rent from out landlord?

The landlord for the apartment we are interested in is asking for First + last months rent + security deposit. Is this legal?

I would appreciate some insight on these issues from someone who is knowledgable and will send good karma your way.

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http://lmgtfy.com/?q=bc+landlord+and+tenancy+legislation

AnonNoMore
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AnonNoMore

Plus they can’t give you the notice until after they have an accepted offer.

It’s got nothing to do with offers. The landlord cannot evict you unless he’s moving in himself. Selling to someone else is not the same as the landlord moving. The new owner can move in but then the notice clauses and penalties apply to the new owner same as they did to the old owner.

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“Come on off it people, you’re comparing whole countries with an incorporated core city in Canada? People in Afghanistan or Egypt do not have the option of simply and legally moving to the other side of Boundary Road.” True. And it does not take a rocket scientist to figure out Vancouver and parts of the North Shore are the most attractive places to live. It is little to do with planning and more to do with geography i.e. the ocean and mountains combined with proximity to good restaurants, events, and employment of the city core. Having said that I would say $ invested would tell a better tale of what people prefer. For example New West population growing at a larger percentage than Vancouver is less meaningful than comparing total $ invested in New West vs Vancouver. New West would… Read more »
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““Canada is not, and will not be seen as, a safe haven for the proceeds of crime,” said Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in a news release about the pact.”

Sure John, I’ll believe that when I see it.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Plus they can’t give you the notice until after they have an accepted offer.

It’s got nothing to do with offers. The landlord cannot evict you unless he’s moving in himself. Selling to someone else is not the same as the landlord moving. The new owner can move in but then the notice clauses and penalties apply to the new owner same as they did to the old owner.

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Anonymous

Something going on with the site. Recent Pro bear comment’s voted down by 14 votes in seconds?

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Anonymous

“Something going on with the site. Recent Pro bear comment’s voted down by 14 votes in seconds?”

Pope someone has hacked the site and is manipulating the votes. Pretty obvious when you see like 30 down votes for every 1 up vote in a matter of a minute. Some loser has obviously figured out how to vote as many times as they like. Fix it before we all disappear.

IP Ban
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IP Ban

Pope: IP Ban the manipulator.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

“Something going on with the site. Recent Pro bear comment’s voted down by 14 votes in seconds?”

Pope someone has hacked the site and is manipulating the votes. Pretty obvious when you see like 30 down votes for every 1 up vote in a matter of a minute. Some loser has obviously figured out how to vote as many times as they like. Fix it before we all disappear.

Bin Laden lives!
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Bin Laden lives!

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/BC/ID/2395958059/

Forget Tora Bora, we can plainly see he has finally come out of hiding from the mountains of Coquitlam, BC.

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Plus they can’t give you the notice until after they have an accepted offer.

It’s got nothing to do with offers. The landlord cannot evict you unless he’s moving in himself. Selling to someone else is not the same as the landlord moving. The new owner can move in but then the notice clauses and penalties apply to the new owner same as they did to the old owner.

Dunbar
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““Canada is not, and will not be seen as, a safe haven for the proceeds of crime,” said Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird in a news release about the pact.”

Sure John, I’ll believe that when I see it.

Dunbar
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“Canada became the first country to reach a deal with China to share forfeited assets in an effort to target international organized crime, according to the official Xinhua News Agency. Once the pact is signed, one country will be able to get money back if a fugitive transfers illegal assets to the other, according to Xinhua.”

Would the last one leaving Dunbar please turn off the Water, power, and gas.

Notice
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Notice

Comments by Anonymous are automatically being voted down. What Gives?

Anonymous
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Something going on with the site. Recent Pro bear comment’s voted down by 14 votes in seconds?