No More Doorknobs

Have you struggled with doorknobs?

Then you will be delighted with this story.

City Hall is doing away with doorknobs in the building code and starting next march no new building will be permitted to install doorknobs.

But what about freedom we hear you say!

Fear not, you’ll be able to put those knobs back on if you so desire:

Will Johnston, the former Vancouver chief building inspector who wrote the changes in consultation with the building industry, doesn’t see this as the inevitable death of the doorknob because the rules aren’t retroactive. People can also still buy doorknobs and put them back on lever handle-equipped houses.

Read the full article over in the Vancouver Sun.

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webáruház farmer
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Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

Expired/cancelled: 65

Don Lapre
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Don Lapre
paulb
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New Listings 130
Price Changes 55
Sold Listings 100
TI:15441

http://www.paulboenisch.com

RealityCheck
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RealityCheck

Wow…. Getting downvoted for saying a lower dollar sucks.

It just breached the 94.99, cent support. Note at 94.80. Next support at 91 cents.

Enjoy the increase in prices.

YVR
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YVR

Who needs a yellow helicopter / fake buyers / a paid for (preferably asian) line up when you can have a carnival?

If you’re in the ‘hood might as well take advantage of this fiasco this saturday:

http://www.biv.com/article/20131119/BIV0111/131119913/-1/BIV/carnival-planned-to-help-sell-kingsway-condos

It looks like even a Chinese marketer is targeting local East Van residents to buy their condos. I guess nobody told him all buyers are from China.

George Wong, principal of Magnum Projects, said the firm has targeted people living within a five-kilometre radius of the property — 40,000 mailers were sent out. Magnum also held an event last Thursday for realtors who sell in East Vancouver and Burnaby.

Maybe Magnum Projects knows something the guys flying around in yellow helicopters don’t.

In the past 18 months, Magnum has sold over $1.2 billion in products; this puts Magnum solidly in the leader position in the industry.

https://vancouver.tie.org/speaker/57/george-wong

teddy
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teddy

Doc Zone on CBC : Condo Game on now. Watch it seems good so far. Shows how bad our bubble is.

Son of Ponzi
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Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Gregor has an account on China’s version of Twitter.

That’s all I need to know about that asshole.

Frank
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Frank

I will never for Gregor Robertson again
He has sold out

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“RE will be on sale to foreigners when our currency is lower.”

Yeah, because Vancouver real estate was on fire in the 90’s when our dollar was at 65 cents US.

RealityCheck
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RealityCheck

Admin…fix voting button on android devices. Does not work.

Thx in advance.

RealityCheck
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RealityCheck

Patriots:

A lower dollar will mean imported goods will skyrocket in price. RE will be on sale to foreigners when our currency is lower.

And you think your going to win in this scenario?

Snake
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Snake

RealityCheck Says:
November 21st, 2013 at 2:13 pm 62
Immigration floodgates are open…read the reaction in the comments section of this article.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/parent-grandparent-immigration-rules-could-cost-taxpayers-21-181659979.html

I’m going to email all my overseas friends and tell them to apply to Canada…why not? It’s a free for all.
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Your comment was based on right-wing Fraser institute report
who take make money from Koch Brothers that’s speak real volume.

stop you fear ‎ about immigrants going to cost $21 billion. i am worried about immigrants who will bring $21(billion)to buy property and drove the price more insane than already is

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/04/26/koch-brothers-fraser-institute_n_1456223.html

condo_day_ftw
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condo_day_ftw

In the past day or so the local blog Vancity Buzz posted a story called “OPINION: WHY VANCOUVER REAL ESTATE IS NOT GOING TO CRASH”

http://www.vancitybuzz.com/2013/11/why-vancouver-real-estate-is-not-going-to-crash/

Comments are now closed, which based on a quick search of other stories on their site is an unusual action for them to take.

Snake
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Softy Says:

foreign income from an economy growing 10% a year
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What you are smoking crack with ROB FORD ?

Math is your friend
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Math is your friend

#66 – Stats Canada shows median family income in Vancouver to be 68,970. If you are saying doctors and HAM are all that is needed to sustain the housing market, then I guess you have a point.

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/tables-tableaux/sum-som/l01/cst01/famil107a-eng.htm

Softy
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A lot of people have a lot of money. Look up the “MSP Blue book” and see the thousands of doctors making hudreds of thousands a year, some even millions. Yes, those are gross figures but they have other billings that are not reported in the Blue Book. The average GP at a walk-in who works 30 hours a week brings home around $200,000 a year. It won’t take him long to save that.

Then you have other high paid jobs in this city.

Then add to that foreign income from an economy growing 10% a year with no tax paid in Canada or anywhere else- – those guys probably have 2 or 3 of those downpayments every year.

patriotz
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@61: “He is concerned with his exporter friends and big business.”

I assume you mean Poloz is trying to keep the CAD too low.

The CAD is WAY too high. And exporters and big business hire lots of ordinary people. We need more people working in the real economy, i.e. export sectors, and fewer in RE and consumer sectors.

Poloz is totally full of it on RE, but the last thing Canada needs is higher interest rates.

Manna from heaven
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Manna from heaven

Browsed through the Sun today and looked at their affordability index for Lower Mainland housing.

What really caught my eye was that they estimated mortgage payments of $4,219 a month and a required income of $158,218 (32% of income) for the average $1.4 million SFH in Vancouver.

How is that possible I thought? I looked at their assumptions. A 35% down payment for a SFH! Or a $490,000 down payment on a $1.4 million SFH in Vancouver.

Are you joking me!

Melba
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Melba

Who needs a yellow helicopter / fake buyers / a paid for (preferably asian) line up when you can have a carnival?

Only clowns will show up.

RealityCheck
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RealityCheck

Immigration floodgates are open…read the reaction in the comments section of this article.

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/canada-politics/parent-grandparent-immigration-rules-could-cost-taxpayers-21-181659979.html

I’m going to email all my overseas friends and tell them to apply to Canada…why not? It’s a free for all.

RealityCheck
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RealityCheck

Anyone with a brain can tell by the words that come out of his mouth that Poloz doesn’t represent the interests of renters/low income workers.

He is concerned with his exporter friends and big business.

Even Poloz admitted the connection between high Immigration and high house prices.

BWilson
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Who needs a yellow helicopter / fake buyers / a paid for (preferably asian) line up when you can have a carnival?

If you’re in the ‘hood might as well take advantage of this fiasco this saturday:

http://www.biv.com/article/20131119/BIV0111/131119913/-1/BIV/carnival-planned-to-help-sell-kingsway-condos