FFFA! Election Time

Hey! It’s the end of another work week!

That means it’s Friday Free-for-all time here on VCI. This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

Depending on when you read this, you may already know who’s mayor.

Alrighty, let’s get to the links to kick off the chat!

BC leads decline in starts
Mayor race neck and neck
All about geography and weather
BC vs Ontario economy
Former city planner says..
Ready to move to an island?

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

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UnagiDon
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UnagiDon

Westside Realtor’s vitriol has reached a new level. Admin, can we consider an IP ban?

Westside Realtor
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Westside Realtor

Lurker: “but there’s no crash coming”…

You go from being convinced that it’s a recipe (buying now) for disaster to there is no crash coming.

Wholly fuck, what a dumb things to write. You must be bi polar.

Westside Realtor
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Westside Realtor

Lurker: “I’ve been convinced buying is a re I’ve for disaster”…your bang on, motherfucker.

You’re going to buy anyways because your wife keeps dragging you to open houses?

Dude, you deserve what awaits you.

Stupid is as Stupid does…

Lurker
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Lurker

I’ve been lurking this site for months while the wife drags me to open houses as I’ve been convinced buying is a recipe for disaster. At first I thought the pessimism in these comments was insight. After the election I’ve realized it’s mostly just pathetic, bitter ramblings. I mean, it’s the internet so I’m not surprised. I’m probably going to buy. It’ll be depressing because the price to square foot ratio is absurd but there’s no crash coming. Maybe a soft landing/plateau but I’m not looking to move soon so I can weather it. I hope you find happiness.

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

>Give the guy a break, he lives in Ottawa.

which is something everyone should keep in mind when they weigh his opinion on vancouver real estate.

The Man
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The Man

Re: #80

Since Mayor Moonbeam and his Vision Council declared that the City of Vancouver is on “unceded Aboriginal territory”, he too does not live within the boundaries of the City of Vancouver, since the incorporation of the City on unceded land was illegal, and therefor null and void, the CoV does not legally exist.

Good news is, Many Sorries Moonbeam can now be elected chief of K’emk’emelá´y (formerly Vancouver), and get paid $1 million/yr, while the rest of us have no water or sewer.

But, we can still keep chickens.

Westside Realtor
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Westside Realtor

So glad Oracle shares all of his thoughts with us including his forecast for higher and higher prices ahead with no rationale for why incomes don’t matter for fuck, etc etc.

That dude is a fuck in imbecile. So glad he is leaving us aline for the remainder of the year.

Praise small miracles.

food binding
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food binding

I never really knew what chinese food binding was. then i saw this picture. wow…

http://upscdiaries.in/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Foot-binding.jpg

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Give the guy a break, he lives in Ottawa. Hardly surprising that he’d not know what about a billion TV ads had been telling us over the last few weeks.

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

>Learned something new from the G&M today. LaPointe doesn’t live in the City of Vancouver. And not somewhere cheaper either – he lives in the University Endowment Lands.

oh, good for you. you’re only about a couple of months behind the general population of vancouver when it comes to current events.

patriotz
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@71: “Like living in Point Grey where Gregor was living until his wife kicked him out is so much different?”

Well yes, because Point Grey is a part of Vancouver, the city where he was running for mayor and the area where he lives isn’t.

Is it too much to ask that someone who wants to be mayor of Vancouver actually live in the city?

I think Gregor had been living in Kits, not Point Grey BTW.

rocknrolla
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rocknrolla

Grrreat.

Gregor.

**Shakes head and looks out window to see if bike lanes are going in….

CMHC + Real Estate Cartel
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CMHC + Real Estate Cartel

@#76 He’s looking in the wrong place. but, go ahead and look. Scares the locals into buying before their priced out by foreigners. Keeps the borrowing and sales going.

444
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444

guys don’t worry. moon beam promised to look into foriegn ownership after he’s elected.

@74
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@74

“Good Luck and make sure to not get caught in the group think. It will lead you economically astray.”

If people around here got caught up in ‘group think’ they would be buying like the rest of the group in Canada. You are correct this group think will lead us economically astray.

Oracle
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Oracle

Oracle signing off until the new year.

Good Luck and make sure to not get caught in the group think. It will lead you economically astray.

PS. Patriots, how is your new home and neighbourhood?

Oracle
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Oracle
I have settled into my SFD home in North Delta. Nice neighbourhood. My advice for those who want to live in SFD homes is buy now if you can afford the monthly. Rates can’t go up in Canada. And they won’t. Even if they do, some principal will be paid off and SFD are already detached from incomes. Now if you can’t afford a SFD, you have 3 choices. Buy a townhouse which is a deprecating asset (you don’t own the land), rent (rents will keep going up over the medium and long term), or move away (easier said than done). It has really become tough living in this part of the world. But judging by voter turnout, the vast majority are content as they did not vote. Those that did and won were homeowners. The future of the region… Read more »
CMHC + Real Estate Cartel
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CMHC + Real Estate Cartel

We’ll keep handing out more mortgage money and you NIMBYs keep restricting supply, together we’ll make Real Estate prices in the CoV soar! Thanks for your help.

@68
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@68

“he lives in the University Endowment Lands. This the kind of “let them eat Brie” attitude that is going to keep the NPA losing elections.”

Like living in Point Grey where Gregor was living until his wife kicked him out is so much different?

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

#68
This is the kind of “let them eat Brie” attitude that is going to keep the NPA losing elections.
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I advised them to go with the “let them eat Camembert” attitude, but they would not listen.

Son of Ponzi
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Son of Ponzi

#48
Thats over 18000 people within 30 minutes. The Grey Cup will do the same with 60000 people in 2 weeks.
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Wow, a 2 week line up!
Better stared lining up now.
Or get a TFW do it for you.

patriotz
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Learned something new from the G&M today. LaPointe doesn’t live in the City of Vancouver. And not somewhere cheaper either – he lives in the University Endowment Lands.

This is the kind of “let them eat Brie” attitude that is going to keep the NPA losing elections.

West Coast Woman
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West Coast Woman

Westside Realtor @65:

I hope you’re right because I really want this continued destruction/construction to stop. We feel like we’ve lived in a construction zone for the last 5 years and we’re tired of it.

Election
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Election

Evil has prevailed in Vancouver. These Vision losers will continue to ruin what was once a well run city. That can’t be good for property values.

I guess I shouldn’t complain since Gregor is not as bad as Putin or Kim Jon Un. As long as our civic leader is better than those two we should be thankful.

Westside Realtor
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Westside Realtor

Westcoast Woman,

They are not selling as quickly nor for as mu h as they were six months ago.

Ergo the prices have fallen.

Anyways, believe what you want I don’t give a flying fuck.