Happy Holidays!

Whatever your religion happens to be.

Be you a bear, bull or agnostic.

Whether you’re an internet millionaire or a carrying a debt load of 165%.

You might be a real estate salesperson, a bearish economist or a somebody just trying to get by.

The most important things in life don’t tend to end up on a financial statement or notice of assessment.

Whatever your situation is, thanks for visiting VCI and taking part in the conversation.

You deserve a holiday, and we hope you have a good one!

 

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Well said, Pope. Happy Holidays to all.

Newcomer
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Newcomer

Oh, that’s right. It’s traditional to have a Christmas message from the Pope.

(Thanks for doing this all year!)

crikey
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crikey

Happy Christmas and Merry Holidays to everybody!!

Kato kaelin
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Kato kaelin

Seasons greetings

don’t wan’t to offend anybody in vancouver

rp1
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rp1

“Happy Holidays?” The Pope of all people should be saying “Merry Christmas” 🙂

Softy
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Softy

Soft landing to all and to all a good night.

RealityCheck
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RealityCheck

My new years resolution is to not post anymore …but to observe.

Must have willpower.

Loon
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Loon

Have a cool Kwanzaa and Festivus for the rest of us !

crikey
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crikey

I hope Santa gets his testosterone levels and prostate checked, given his only-once-a-year problem and all that. Or maybe he and Mrs. Claus need to get some counseling?

Also: *Baby Jesus is proud of you today!*
Please take that comment as either guilt-inducing or warm, depending on what you’ve really done to honor that other fictional character that this day is about!

Now get back to enjoying the fruits of slave labour from other parts of the world, everybody! And God Bless 😉

UBC in crisis mode
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UBC in crisis mode

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Thanks to HAM, Vancouver’s 2 million dollar + housing market (a market of its own!) will be strong for the next few years, e.g. 5-10% increase yearly.

crikey
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crikey

@#6 Softy said: “Soft landing to all and to all a good night.”

Be careful what you wish for! A long drawn out period of no exciting momentum in the Vancouver real estate market will more strongly solidify into the psyche of everybody, and make it that much harder for everybody to be suckered again in the future. If you don’t believe me, just ask Japan.

A quick, large, abrupt drop in prices works much more in the favor of people like yourself that make a living based on fast-moving hype and brainwashing.

RC
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RC

Crikey, can we put Japan comparisons to rest once and for all? They have a DECLINING population. That is why they ‘suck’ economically the last 20 years….

But the Big Corps have you brainwashed into thinking Japan is in a bad situation…they’re not! Life is great there for living (people) and not so great for (Growing Corporations).

crikey
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crikey
@RC #12: Japan’s real estate has been in decline or flat for decades. I *never* said anything about the Japanese economy, only about their real estate prices. I know very well, and from firsthand experience, that life in Japan is great for living, thank you very much. Canada’s population would be shrinking too, if it were not for immigration. Check out these facts from Statistics Canada’s 2011 Census: “Record high proportion of people aged 45 to 64 in the working-age population” “In 2011, the proportion of people aged 45 to 64 among the working-age population reached 42.4%, a record proportion. This was well above the proportion of 28.6% observed in 1991.” … … “Fewer young people about to enter the labour force than those about to leave it” “In 2011, census data showed for the first time that there were… Read more »
RC
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RC

All I’m saying Crikey is those who make policies are a small minority…yet they make the decisions that affect t us all. Until everyone gets educated, expect more of the same.

RC
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RC

And Crikey, Canada’s population would not be shrinking if we had zero immigration. This is the type of education I talk about.

noname
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noname

wow, even just a simple message thread also contained all the sourness and jealousy from every one of you during this very festive days. It’s sad to be you all.
You dont have to buy RE, just give any homeless man a muffin, you would feel good already.
Oh well, May next year be more forturnate for you all!

alexcanuck
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alexcanuck
“And Crikey, Canada’s population would not be shrinking if we had zero immigration. This is the type of education I talk about.” I guess Statistics Canada staffers have that type of education then. The total fertility rate refers to the number of children that a woman would have over the course of her reproductive life if she experienced the age-specific fertility rates observed in a particular calendar year. It is based on a compilation of the fertility experiences of many different cohorts of women in a given year. An advantage of the total fertility rate is that it is easily calculated and is not affected by variations in population size or age structure, thus it allows for annual as well as provincial/territorial and international comparisons. The total fertility rate in Canada was 1.61 children per woman in 2011, continuing a… Read more »
tedeastside
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tedeastside

Vancouver is so dull and small, it’s better living in New York’s worst slum than vancouver’s best neighborhood

everywhereyougo
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everywhereyougo

@tedeastside: Do you know what ‘trolling’ is?

So do we.

RC
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RC

Crikey, you are wrong.

Canada’s natural increase in population per year is presently a little over +110,000 (births minus deaths).

Permanent immigration adds another 280,000 PR so.

Then you have the Temporary classes of immigration like workers and students.

what is your agenda?

RC
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RC

Crikey,

Please educate yourself on the stats you provided and their relation to present natural population growth. Below replacement fertility rate does not mean the population is declining (without immigration of course).

Wonder how many down votes I will get on this. Hmmm.

RC
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RC

Everywhere you go:

I’m more concerned about the people who upvoted post 18 after having read that comment.

Snake
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Snake
T
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T

RC,

You’re right, below replacement birth rate does not mean population decline. In the immediate time being that is.

“Please educate yourself”, births take 16-18 years to enter the work force, and 45-100 years (simplified) to die off. So the immediate affect of a below replacement birthrate won’t be felt until they enter the work force to replace the retiring seniors.

Comparing births to deaths has a different kind of lag, affected by advances in medicine and end of life care. Right now that mean looking at pre-boomer and early boomer births vs current births. Nothing to do with rates.

“What is your agenda?”

noname
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noname

“I’m more concerned about the people who upvoted post 18 after having read that comment.”

any trash comment about vancouver is being voted up. it’s very common in this blog. that told you the brain size of 11 who voted up.

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