Friday Free-for-all! April 29th 2016

You made it to the end of another work week!

And most of you are still living in Vancouver, which means you love it and find it worth the price. Good job!

With the weekend here it’s time for another Friday Free-for-all, our regular end of the week news link round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.  Here are a few links to kick off the chat:

CMHC: Many markets overvalued
Fed leaves rate flat
Donors top up Clarks’ salary
US Ownership rate falls to 48 year low
Who’s at the open house?
How is Comox?
How is Kelowna?
Danger in the bond market

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

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Whistler or Bust?
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Whistler or Bust?

Wow and you think we are Bears???

Worth 5 mins!

http://www.bnn.ca/Video/player.aspx?vid=859440scussion

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

and this one is right up gregor’s alley… (no joking)

http://www.businessinsider.com/new-sidewalk-lights-for-texting-addicts-2016-4

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Irrational exuberance in Gastown
http://renx.ca/irrational-exuberance-gastown/

ostritch
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ostritch
“An overheated market like Vancouver is being driven by the top 25 per cent of income earners.”. There’s always a fatal logical flaw in all these outsider articles. I’m sure he had a good time in his hotel, visiting Stanley Park and going to dinner at Il Giardino but he never stood at the corner of No 3 Road and Westminster Highway counting the proportion of Asians to whites knowing that it was 8% in the 80s Now the same process is underway in Vancouver only he couldn’t see it on his Lynn Canyon tour. This time it’s faster and with bigger money coming from the world’s no 1 manufacturer of everything. What he doesn’t know is that most of the developable land is being bought up by Chinese firms for prices so high they exclude our local developers. Units… Read more »
space889
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space889

So once a white city, always a white city? Is that what you are saying? And if the local white people aren’t having kids then no immigration should be allowed and non-whites shouldn’t be allowed to have kids either, so not to upset the balance???

Bizon
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Bizon

You are total idiot.

8888888
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8888888

Lets hope this happens in time for the next election ,goodbye Christy and Crew.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

and here’s one right up space’s alley…

‘A roomie with benefits’: Craigslist ads in Vancouver ask for sex in exchange for accommodation
http://www.24news.ca/the-news/canada-news/220377-a-roomie-with-benefits-craigslist-ads-in-vancouver-ask-for-sex-in-exchange-for-accommodation

space889
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space889

All the local white guys who either can’t get any, or just want to sleep around and help spread some STD, and exploit women. Definitely models the new Chinese immigrants should copy. But then you would be complaining about Chinese being sick perverts copying local customs. There is just no pleasing you people. Complain when immigrants don’t follow local customs and then complain when they do.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Local customs?

You think that a handful of sleazebags trying to take advantage of women means it’s a local custom? These guys may not even be local, they could be recent immigrants.

No, a local custom is the lying cheating and stealing that goes on all over china, that garbage country that spawned shit like you.

space889
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space889

If a few Chinese criminals can come to represent all of China and it’s entire population, I don’t see why a bunch of local sleazy bags can’t represent all of local non-Chinese Vancourites like you. Same standards and stereotyping rules apply.

patriotz
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Combat roach
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Combat roach

When are you going to start shooting white people on the street?

space889
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space889

I’m not violent like you guys. I know your team leader BPOM has repeatedly he wants to nuke China and kills hundreds of millions of innocent people, and starts a war with China. But interestingly he does not say he would volunteer to join the army at first opportunity.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

If he does, it’s likely to be white women.

This fucker is a mysogonist first and a racist second, a loner angry at women and hateful of western society.

space889
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space889

I love women, just not fat ugly ones with really bad sun burned skins who looks to be 40 when they are really 30.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

“..a loner…”

Says the poster celebrating almost 10 years of spouting garbage here.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
Vancouver still the greatest place on earth??? -disgruntled transit workers set to strike for the umpteenth time -dysfunctional VSB reject budget cuts -fly by night pot businesses running amok all over Gr Vanc -bottom 99% pushing, shoving and doing whatever it takes to secure whatever table scraps remaining in this RE mkt gone awry with some even resorting to the flipping of funeral plots and parking spaces to get a foot in the door -road closures, upgrades, bike lane installations etc keep city in persistant state of gridlock all in an effort to appease homeowners in carefully selected neighborhoods -$200M and counting and the compass card system still not working properly; program losing even more money as stations have to be manned with attendants and bus riders pay cheaper fares than they used to -today’s youth who arent either smart… Read more »
bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

SCMP: Housing eats up record 34pc of spending by Hongkongers
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/economy/article/1940105/housing-eats-record-34pc-spending-hongkongers

>>> and in Vancouver it is double this…

patriotz
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Come on, how could the average in Vancouver be 68%? Do you or anyone you know spend anything near that? The actual average for Vancouver is about 25%, and I spent a lot less than that.

space889
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space889

Most people I know who had to pay things out of their own pockets spends 1 pay cheque on rent or mortgage and property tax & condo fees, etc, and the remaining cheque on rest. So that is 50% after tax.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

and the bizarre (but not surprising) news story of the day…

A Chinese sportswear brand called Uncle Martian just launched, and it appears to be openly ripping off Under Armour
http://static6.businessinsider.com/image/572330ca52bcd01d7b8bf98f-889-667/under%20armour%202.jpg

Combat roach
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Combat roach

What fucks can do if not to steal?

space889
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space889

Hmm. ..interesting you are bitching about this story and yet totally silent on Realtors cheating on exam. I guess local born non-Chinese cheating is OK right?

Didn’t a lot of shows like Dragon Den, American Got Talent, etc were all copies by Americans from shows in UK and Canada? But I guess that is OK too since it’s US company not Chinese companies doing the copying?

ostritch
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ostritch

Licensed copies no?

space889
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space889

Not if Under Armour and it’s logo is not a registered trademark in China.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Legal franchises.

Much different from the outright theft the chinaman do on a daily basis.

Royce McCutcheon
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Royce McCutcheon

Yup.

Not exactly a subtle difference, but maybe I’ve set the bar too high?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
ostritch
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ostritch

I’m gonna have to try that chines In nOut burger rip off. Love that chain but it’s not here.

wwwww
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wwwww

Developers and property owners see an opportunity as white people flee Vancouver.

‘Abbotsforward’ plan to curb urban sprawl and improve walkability

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/abbotsforward-plan-to-curb-urban-sprawl-and-improve-walkability-1.3520875

ostritch
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ostritch

I think this is really underway now.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Living the dream: Real estate refugees thrive in rural B.C.
http://www.theprovince.com/business/local+business/living+dream+real+estate+refugees+thrive+rural/11883814/story.html

http://www.theprovince.com/business/local+business/cms/binary/11883815.jpg

>>>when in doubt, whip out the bikini clad girls to flog your product. works all the time

Bullishit
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Bullishit

you got my attention and vote !

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Vancouver housing a hit on Chinese-language app WeChat
http://www.theprovince.com/business/vancouver+housing+chinese+language+wechat/11884267/story.html

“Here, you can see any listings, get on exclusive listings (that are not on the market), ask questions. It’s a more direct approach,”

http://www.theprovince.com/business/cms/binary/11884268.jpg

patriotz
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Bizon
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Bizon

The other guy must be dumb as shit if he couldn’t pass exam and had the other do it instead.

patriotz
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NewLandlord
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NewLandlord

So much easier to be first here than over at Garth’s blog. I’m in the process of becoming a landlord. I already wish I could undo things and go back to having cash in the bank instead of sunk into this house. The monthly costs just keep going up and up.

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

and you are complaining or trolling? all you have to do is hire a realtor, put a sign in your front lawn, and your home will be sold in a week. many people will be gladly take the problem off your hands.

ostritch
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ostritch

That’s very true except for the fact that he has just decided on real estate as his financial strategy. I suspect if he bought stocks and they went down he’d be in the same mood. Welcome to investing. It’s nerve wracking if you look at it every day/week or month. So don’t.