Friday Free-for-all! September 8th 2017

It’s the end of another week and that means that it’s time for another Friday free-for-all! This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

BC Realtors to be banned from dual agency
Toronto sales plunge
Montreal on the rise
Loonie going up

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

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dyugle
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I want a 2% yearly tax on the portion of a homes purchase price that is over 3 times the current average income for the area. Additionally the tax can be reduced by 50% of the amount of taxable income that you declare to the government of BC. The reason for this is because housing cost reflects the amenities in the neighbourhood. The amenities however are mostly financed through income tax. The government does not collect enough tax to cover the billions of dollars that the university, sky-train, schools and hospitals cost the government to build and maintain. Nor does it cover the wages drawn by the professors, doctors, teachers, nurses and all the support staff. The small amount collected from property taxes, developer fees and land transfer taxes doesn’t even come close to covering the ongoing costs. P.S. Grandma’s… Read more »
dyugle
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dyugle
I want a 2% tax yearly tax on the portion of a homes purchase price that is over 3 times the current average income for the area. Additionally the tax can be reduced by 50% of the amount of taxable income that you declare to the government of BC. The reason for this is because housing cost reflects the amenities in the neighbourhood. The amenities however are mostly financed through income tax. The government does not collect enough tax to cover the billions of dollars that the university, sky-train, schools and hospitals cost the government to build and maintain nor the wages drawn by the professors, doctors, teachers, nurses and all the support staff. The small amount of taxes from property taxes, developer fees and land transfer taxes doesn’t even come close to covering the ongoing costs. P.S. Grandma’s purchase… Read more »
Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

Hands up; how many posters here post using multiple names….

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

I’m going to put up 2 hands for space and whoracle since they don’t have the guts to admit to their sockpuppetry.

There are probably others.

bullwhip29
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Chinese investors discover sleepy Point Roberts, Washington, on B.C. border
http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/chinese-investors-discover-sleepy-point-roberts-washington-on-b-c-border

>>> as mentioned numerous times…under every rock, nook and cranny…there they are. i wonder what their endgame is here? to create some isle of man type of hideout or a site for the monaco or macau of the pacific northwest? surely this uniquely situated parcel of US property presents some interesting “business opportunities” the authorities haven’t yet thought of….

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

It’s already being used as a means of avoiding import duties by so-called law-abiding Canadians.

Just me
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Just me

Reading this kind of articles, which present the ongoing colonization as a positive development, is deeply troubling.
Nothing good will come out of this. And people will come to regret everything in a few years.
Few sellers get rich, but society at large gets poorer in real terms (less land, less jobs for local people, more expensive life). Millionaires’ migration from China is different from standard foreign investment: a very redistributive process, in which the Chinese and people linked to them win, but everyone else loses.

Those properties have been permanently removed from the market. For any practical purposes, they might as well be located in China from now on.

Oracle
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Oracle

It is a certainty that Metro Vancouver will become a Chinese majority city within the next decade or two.

The city will take a hard right turn culturally as the voting demographic demands cultural changes such as language, holidays, school curriculum,…

It’s too late to stop it. You won’t be able to send 2 million ten year visa holders back. These 10 yr holders will all become PR one way or another after Trudeau increases immigration to 450,000 next year.

That’s why they opened so many NeW visa offices in China.

Oracle
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Oracle

And the Fraser Valley will become South Asian majority. Good for me as I’m well versed in the cultural changes to come.

I’m expecting about 30,000 south Asians per year (perm and “temp perm” ) to come to the valley every year.

That’s 600,000 in 20 years.

Majority.

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased
Re Communism and NYC Bankers Recommend video” In The Shadow Of Hermes” by Juri Lina..blow yer mind. Most of the history people have been taught is propoganda by the victors. History has laid out; (i) Rome as the center of Religion ….. VATICAN is its own nation state ..(ii) the “City of London” as the global financial center, again its own nations state separate from Britain (iii) Washington DC as the global military HQ and again nation state…. For centuries the worlds citizens have been played for suckers. Probably the biggest turning point was the US Civil War. The Northern states were economically exploiting the Southern states….and the USA was effectively a co-op of potential nation states, which had the inherent right to separate from the Union. The South was false flagged at Fort Sumter..the grand scheme was that the… Read more »
Yellow Beaver
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Yellow Beaver

Apparently they’ve made weed legal sooner than expected.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Either that or an Alex Jones fan.

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased
YOU nailed it……it is ongoing colonization. How many people are aware of WTF has been going on for centuries? The Russian Revolution was funded by NYC bankers. The goal was to then move the newly minted Communists westward into Europe, as Banksters detest nationalism…their goal is to have a central governing body…NWO It took (2) World Wars to set the global takeover in motion How many are aware that Chairman Mao went to Yale… ? Stalinesque Communism was based on military might Trostky style communism was based on infiltration and undermining nations and cultures…we see this moreso now. Berlin Wall coming down =end of communism?.I submit the opposite..that Trotsky style communism became increasingly unleashed on the so call western democracies. Within approx. 20 years of China going Communist in 1949….Nixon made overtures in early 1970’s Once Hong Kong was re-absorbed… Read more »
Oracle
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Oracle

Great commentary man.

Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

Point Roberts will come to regret these chineeze so-called “investors” who have shown time and time again that they ruin any area they come in contact with.

Combat roach
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Ehh Canada, Canada… if she were Norwegian with intent of buying condo or having baby born in Richmond maybe, decision would be different…

The Toronto International Film festival says the talent of two Iranian actresses denied entry to Canada is shining nonetheless as their film screens for audiences this weekend.
Sajadi’s letter specifically questions whether she has “sufficient funds, including income or assets” to support herself in Canada and ensure she returns to Iran.”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/tiff-iranian-actresses-denied-entry-1.4282740

Just me
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Just me

Only people bringing money to pay the golden retirement of our baby boomers will be allowed in from now on….

Oracle
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Oracle

Not even that. Just say it just me: We are a very corrupt province. Masses are schooled and being led to a lower standard of living.

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased
BC NDP and FEDERAL Liberals = ???? Not sure re BC NDP gov’t….( BTW I do NOT vote anymore..f*ck it ). I think the CURRENT BC NDP gov’t is smart enough to not repeat the mistakes of the last BC NDP gov’t. Some no-brainers were cancelling the Site C dam and the 10 lane Richmond bridge. They won’t dare touch the RE ponzi scheme…its both complex and vulnerable. .. a house of cards already at the brink. Its pretty sad that we are ultimately under the control of: (i) (3) Greens lead by a quack PhD who buys into the Global Warming scam..and (ii) another PhD Darryl Plecas who outright betrayed his party to become the Speaker and shift the NDP to a greater majority. Was Plecas some sort of a plant ? In my lifetime I have lived through… Read more »
Doomcouver
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Ah but you missed the dynamic of the tenuous hold on power the NDP have. If the NDP had a majority I would agree they would likely not touch the real estate bubble with a million foot pole, but the Greens will likely be willing to lean on the NDP to make sure the housing mess gets fixed. Collapsing the housing bubble and returning affordability to the province is great for the Greens because it destabilizes power for both the Liberals and the NDP at the same time, and the Greens would likely be able to swoop in and pick up even more seats. If I was Andrew Weaver I’d be putting the screws to the NDP until they enact their election promises on housing reform. Threatening a non-confidence vote is all that is necessary to get what he wants.
patriotz
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Here is what the NDP and Greens agreed to in their accord:

Make housing more affordable by increasing supply of affordable housing and take action to deal with the speculation and fraud that is driving up price

That’s it. Clearly neither party wanted to commit to taking radical action. And if you think Weaver is going to bring down the NDP before PR is in the bag, you just don’t get it. That’s what they’re in this accord for and they are going to keep this government going until PR becomes law, or until it’s clear it won’t happen, i.e. the referendum is lost.

Just me
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Just me

That’s it? If they enact legislation that halves speculation and overseas money laundering, the RE market in Vancouver collapses. Will they do it? That’s the question I want you to answer.

YVR
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“Clearly neither party wanted to commit to taking radical action.” Actually both parties did commit to take radical action during the election campaign. But the Greens could only ask for so much in the deal and PR and other issues were higher ranked. Clearly the NDP outright lied. I do think Weaver is going to put pressure on the NDP to implement some changes which will make him look good even if the NDP don’t do anything. I think this term will be a game changer for BC politics even if PR fails where the NDP are permanently put to third party status never to govern again in BC. That will be the good that will come of this. The Greens now have moved from a radical environmental party (as most viewed them prior) to a viable option with a… Read more »
Oracle
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Oracle

And the NDP are seriously lacking brain power. If the MLas can’t think for themselves, they are being led astray.

They are basically sealing their fate. I fornone will. It be voting PR as the NDP and Libs are basically the same party now.

Oracle
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Oracle

*Not be voting For PR

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased

IMHO…Greens will not risk an early election and perhaps get wiped out. Their accord is useless and toothless. PR is another pipe dream….simply a means for them to retain power. NDP is simply a protest vote…keeps the other parties in check when they are in too long. If PR actually is implimented, we may be stuck with Greens and NDP and watch BC become a have- not province in perpetuity.

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased

Pssst..need some development property?

Not sure if this has been discussed, but existing stratas may be the next wave of property owner vs developer.

The strata laws were amended that only 80% of a strata approval is required to sell out the entire strata to a developer. Some claim that older stratas may become a good investment, as developers apparently offer a premium above assessed value. The only problem is..where does one move?

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver
This is why I will NEVER buy into a strata, unless it becomes extremely cheap compared to renting to do so. People think their condo is their home, but in most cases it’s basically just an extremely expensive rental. At least if you own something freehold the house can rot into the ground, but you still own the land, and can do what you want to the house on it. In a strata you can get held hostage to massively expensive special assessments, skyrocketing strata fees, or a buyout like you mentioned where you basically get tossed out into the street, and hope your strata didn’t get ripped off on the pricing. Condos and townhouses are exceptionally poor investments from a fundamental standpoint. Stratospheric prices on them hasn’t changed my opinion. I will not be surprised if stratas lose the… Read more »
Abdul Lahazi
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Abdul Lahazi

And the leaky condo fiasco when you couldn’t give a condo away; and this was never really solved.

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased

Not sure why some VCI posters appear to want an outright crash as opposed to a correction.

A crash won’t leave anyone unscathed.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

If you want housing to reflect local income levels (like I do), then a crash is the only way to restore that kind of affordability. If you’re hoping for a so-called “soft landing” I don’t personally think it’s in the cards. There’s too many speculators that are banking on continuous price appreciation from now into infinity. Even 2 or 3 years of price stagnation will likely cause vast numbers of speculators to dump all their holdings, and that in itself would cause a massive crash.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Those are vague terms, crash and correction.

What’s your definition of both?

Just me
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Just me

This guy is the latest handle used by Space889. There are too many signatures. You are asking questions of a psychopath.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

It’s so obviously not Space, and it’s really about time that you got a clue.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

I wish space and shit it down were in Key West right now,….together on a tiny sailboat far from land….. wondering why there are no life jackets around.

Just me
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Just me

SIDA would probably blame the racist hurricanes….howling at the wind.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

By calling that piece of dogshit “SIDA”, you give it respect…as if it’s a human.

It’s not human, it’s a disease. It’s a cancer, like the invading chicoms that it aligns with against our very own country.

It deserves to die.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Why are the have-nots always so angry?

Is it because you spent another Fridya and Saturday night alone in your $1400/month shithole?

Just me
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Just me

You are such a slime bag, it is hard to even acknowledge what you write.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

But wishing death on other posters is acceptable? Your moral compass needs calibration.

Just me
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Just me

I tend to dislike slimeballs. And sycophants who want to look good even though they are crooked to the core.
Take the high moral ground if you wish. But you are not fooling anyone.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Your unwavering support of the toxic racists speaks volumes. Carry on.

Just me
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Just me

I support nothing, and certainly not racial slurs. But it is because of hypocritical race-gaiters like yourself that we find ourselves in the dramatic housing situation of today.
You should see that the problem is (illicit) money, not race. But you make debate impossible by accusing every posters here of racism.
Shame on you, whatever your motives. Slimeball.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

That’s right, it’s those who oppose hatred who are responsible for the city’s housing woes. Fucking moron.

Just me
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Just me

Again, race is not the issue. You never learn.
If it was race, there would be acrimony towards Koreans, Japanese and Taiwanese. There is none.
The problem is the behaviour of a large set of Chinese mainlanders. Let me stress: the problem is their behaviour, not their race. But you will never concede that, you are obsessed by race.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Just me, you seem to have the worthless HAM denying piece of dogshit frustrated.

It’s even coming up with idiotic “oppose hatred” nonsense….like those hateful counter protesters at city hall a couple of weeks ago who were screaming “die nazi scum” at anyone with a conservative viewpoint.

I thought your were wasting your time with it, but the more you toy with the scumbag the more it lashes out.

Interesting.

I’d still like to see it die, though.,

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Oh, I’m not frustrated. In fact I’m laughing at you right now. Weren’t you the one who insisted that the entire country should meet nuclear destruction? Do you think that’s a “conservative viewpoint”, troll boy?

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Actually, there are posters here that you agree with on a daily basis who say that it’s all Chinese, not just a few. But nice try, you dishonest prick. Or maybe you really are that fucking stupid?

Just me
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Just me

Does it bother you so much that a person with no racial bias is allowed to criticize an immigrant group like the Chinese mainlanders?
I suspect that in your imaginary world we should all shut up and pretend that the behaviour of Chinese mainlanders is fine, as it would be racist to argue otherwise.
Wel, it is not fine. They are ruining this city and the lives of its residents. It’s about time our politicians acknowledged that and put in place checks and restraints to the corrupt and illegal behaviour of these millionaire migrants. That would be a sign of a healthy society, not a racist one.
People like you will cry foul. But we are used to that anyway.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

But I thought you were just “following the money”? You seem to have broadened your position with this whole “ruining our city” drama queenery.

As for what defines a racist, should we give you a fucking dictionary again dumbass?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Keep it up Just me.

The vile pig who claims to be against racism supported the actions of the Richmond strata takeover by mainlanders who expelled everyone who was non-chinese.

This is the kind of hypocritical and traitorous garbage we will have to deal with at some point.

And don’t forget this asshole wants to shut down this blog BECAUSE we shine a light on the money laundererss from china destroying our city.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Nobody was expelled.

But who sounds frustrated now?

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

They need a crash because a correction would still leave prices higher than they were at the time they started posting here.

patriotz
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The early 80’s crash, which was worse than anything I expect to see going forward, not only left many if not most Vancouver residents unscathed, it provided many with the opportunity to acquire lifetime financial security. $100K house in Vancouver anyone?

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased
80’s crash was different…mostly greater- fool locals and the MURB program. I commented re: this on Garths blog yesterday. …..stating that BC economy required EXPO 86 as a catalyst, which IMHO was leveraged to attract HAM from Hong Kong before 1997 kicked in. After 1997….we relied on money from Mainland China. In hindsight..post early 1980’s, if we didn’t have HAM SINCE 1986….where would we be ? Since then, the BC economy…..moreso in GVRD has become addicted to this HAM which many think is endless. Early 1980’s we did not have an epic expansion in RE inventory when compared to today. NOW..We have so much ghost inventory in the RE Ponzi scheme that will ultimately flood the market at some time, as those foreign and domestic spekkers will have to unload at some time ..and there will not be the buyers… Read more »
Oracle
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Oracle

Realtors had a big win. Double ending allowed!!

They are happy.

Yikes
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Yikes

Wrongo only in special circumstances ie remote location, or pass the sale to a other realtor Ban starts Jan 2018 . Get a life oracle you live on this blog

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

B.C. lawyer suspended over $25 million in offshore transactions
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/donald-gurney-lawyer-suspended-1.4281461

>>> authorities barely scratching the surface and continue to ignore the elephant in the room

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

West Vancouver woman loses $275K deposit after backing out of Trump tower condo deal
http://www.nsnews.com/news/west-vancouver-woman-loses-275k-deposit-after-backing-out-of-trump-tower-condo-deal-1.22563432

patriotz
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“The judge noted under the Real Estate Development Marketing Act, Chen had seven days after signing the contract during which she could have changed her decision.”

This is the key. Since anyone has seven days to back out at will, it’s almost impossible to make a case later that they didn’t have time to understand the contract.

bullwhip29
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of course she knew. was only hedging her bets at the time. now with the election that has come and gone (likely not in the way she envisioned) and no change to naming rights (as is the case in toronto) she is $hit out of luck…cry me a river..

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
Oracle
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Oracle

And those who were hoping to vote for Porportional Rep. —> don’t.

The NDP/Libs are developer parties and PR would mean they stay in power forever. A true people’s party would never come to power.

Things have changed dramatically in the last month. The NDP has deserted their metro van base.

And people like BPOM who can’t see it yet…really sad man.

LazyCanadian
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LazyCanadian

What represents a true people’s party for you? How is it different than a government that is elected by the majority of voters?

Oracle
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Oracle

Parties that do what their platform says. Otherwise, all of society begins to lie to get ahead and you end up with a third world country.

Oracle
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Oracle

So what’s everyone’s plan now after we know prices aren’t going down and possibly up due to NDP complicity and the Trudeau gov opening up the immigration and 10 yr visa taps?

I’m gonna hedge. Maybe buy some condos and rent them out. If rents go up (as I expect they will dramatically), at least I’ll be hedged.

Maybe buy 2-3 condos and if rents go up 50%, that basically means my current rent gets cut in half.

Doomcouver
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You’re missing the possibility that condo prices may plummet, and rental demand could easily dry up. If that happens you’re left with a bunch of condos that are underwater, and empty. Also, the liberals still have not raised the 300k immigrant cap left by the conservatives, and haven’t signalled an intention to do so yet. Externalities like rising interest rates, and emigration flows from China can easily upset the current paradigm. I think a better hedge would be to make concrete plans to move away if housing becomes any more expensive. Perhaps buying a house in the USA is the smartest move right now.

LazyCanadian
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LazyCanadian

Wait… you’re going to buy a place and rent it to someone else so you can hedge the rent that you pay?

Oracle
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Oracle

Different locales it makes sense as rents vary.

history
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history

https://soccerstadiumdigest.com/2017-mls-attendance/

Soccer attendance. Big surprise is Atlanta and Seattle. Toronto is above average, no surprise. Vancouver is above average too.

In the future expect Twice the attendance at Whitecaps vs Lions games….. y’know its an immigrant volume and wealth thing.

So how many at the Lions game tonight? Above or below 22,000?

You guys know, or do I have to go to Equifax and scoure their database?

MarKoz
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bullwhip29
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presale buyers flipped on their heads and given their deposits + some hush money to go away. this sleazy developer will sell the property to another affiliate and they’ll do the whole song and dance again. of course, had the market dropped materially in the same time frame, some buyers might have walked away and teams of lawyers would be crawling up their a$$es to get them to complete.

1, 2, Pee
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1, 2, Pee

Nailed it.

YVR
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YVR

B.C. Premier attends cash-for-access dinner

CKNW has learned event goers – including well-known business people and developers – paid between $1,000 and $5,000 to attend the event

Then poses with convicts for a photo.

photos from the event show Horgan, Sims, Hepner, and Horgan Chief of Staff Geoff Meggs posing with a convicted shooter, former Radio India boss Maninder Gill. Gill was sentenced to four years behind bars for a 2010 shooting outside a Surrey temple that left one man injured.

history
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history

The photos with the pedophiles come next, ughhh

CKNW knows where the young boys are buried.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Disgraceful move by Horgan.

This is precisely why the top 2 priorities for the new government are

1. Banning all donations from groups – corporate, union or others

2. Proportional representation – because no party can EVER be trusted to govern alone, especially in super-corrupt BC where the scum always rises to the top.

Some day we need to go even further and ban political parties altogether, they’re just exclusive clubs, gangs really, that rip us off and enrich themselves. All representatives will be Independants.

But for now voters gave the NDP a mandate with training wheels for good reason, and Weaver can kick them off Horgan’s bike anytime he pleases.

history
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history

People are addicted to leverage. The vote is classic exAmple.

I VOted for you, yeah, You Horgan… Widen my hiway from Sooke to Langford so I can get to Victoria faster on my daily commute. (Said on twitter by crazy heloc lady)

You see where that put the pols with Fast Ferries? It was the same stupid shiet.

YVR
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YVR
YVR
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YVR

The comments in the article sum it up.

Ryan Sweetmeat Johnson · Okotoks, Alberta
#change hahahahahaha

Teri Rae · University of Guelph
Big surprise. Did anyone actually think they’d act ethically?

Edward Horne · North Island College
wanna play? gotta pay…..same old same old

Michael Li
Nothing more than a glorified bribe dinner. Politicians are scum.

Dave Cody · Crane op. Welder at Norjay Industries Inc
U idiots voted for this!!!!

Andrew Murray · Vancouver, British Columbia
Meet the new boss same as the old boss.

YVR
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YVR

Horgan’s response to the convicted criminals at his fundraiser:

“I’m certainly not in a position to tell people who they can and cannot invite in their home.

Of course not John. All you care about is they paid you $5K each to attend. Kind of sounds like a whore. The whore will sleep with who ever as long as they pay the fee. You are going to make a nice premier Whoregan.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-premier-john-horgan-surrey-mayor-linda-hepner-pose-in-photo-with-convicted-shooter-1.4281767

history
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history

I knew a Municipal New Westminster politician back, oh, 20 years ago… He said the future was Air Rights.. density. Bosa went hog wild and it was smart. Pushing the envelop on Elevation.

My kid was conceived in a high rise, but thats another Story.

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No more
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No more

This forum is going downhill…fast. It’s either some tirade of abuse or someone claiming they have ‘facts’ that dont exist. I come here to look for news bites on vancouver’s housing situation, but find nothing but a lot of garbage and conjecture.
The ndp is not going to allow anyone to front run their housing policy. So until theyve had a chance to piece together a plan to stop money laundering and rampant speculation, theyre not going to talk about it or give criminals a ‘heads up’. Sheesh.

Jwjs
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Market is doing very well so bears have nothing real to post about. Haven’t for years.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Truly epic bubbles don’t pop until the last bear capitulates. That’s the stage we’re in now. Only the crazy contrarians like me still believe the crash is coming. All the non-contrarians already gave up, joined the herd, and bought housing.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Between Oracle and space, it’s a complete sewer here.

50% of the posts are by those two, nothing but babbling nonsense and idiocy.

VCI logo should be a short bus with CNN on the front of it.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

You made it the sewer, dumbass. And you should be grateful every single day that admin gave you a platform for your toxic hate speech.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Oh, that reminds me.

Throw shit it down in with the other two, the HAM denying asshole who contributes nothing other than snide comments at other posters and a shitload of race baiting.

A lowlife and a traitor.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Racist calling others a lowlife. How cute!

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

didn’t you know you have been swimming in the sewer, and sucked in your mouth a few while you are in it?

YVR
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YVR

“So until theyve had a chance to piece together a plan”

Did you miss Eby’s 2000 press conferences with his plan that he went over and over again prior to the election? Did the dog eat the plan?

Oracle
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Oracle

Hahahaha. Blunt but can’t argue your response.

The big changes are coming in Feb/18 budget. /sarcasm

Oh NO
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Oh NO

NDP don’t need to announce changes to housing, its in a downward trend thanks to rates rising, the OFSI new rules will be the icing on cake.

FACT

Oracle
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Oracle

OFSI new rules?? LMAO

Just like the other game changer rules of the last decade. ?? Lmao.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

I don’t think any of the rule changes over the last decade were as potentially ground shattering as this one. Having to qualify based on a mortgage rate 2% higher is basically equivalent to jacking up interest rates by 2% overnight.

Burnabonian
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Burnabonian

Give the man a cigar.

AngloMan
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AngloMan

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-throne-speech-bc-ndp-1.4281010

“The NDP also promises to increase support to the Residential Tenancy Branch “to make sure tenants and landlords are treated fairly” and also will look at options to curb speculation in the housing market”

What were people expecting? A full on VCIesque rant on everything wrong with the BC housing market?

The “options” remain to be seen, but they are hardly going against any campaign promises here. At least not yet anyway

YVR
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YVR

They already put forward legislation when in opposition and Eby had a press conference twice per week on what he was going to do. Anyone who voted NDP for action on housing was scammed.

AngloMan
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AngloMan

Oh the Impatience!

Burnabonian
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Burnabonian

They promised action.

“Look at options” is the same as “no changes at this time”.

AngloMan
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AngloMan

Look at options is quite simply “Look at options”. Unless you are speaking Orwellian

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

All politicians speak Orwellian…how else are they going to fool the people into electing them?

AngloMan
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AngloMan

Better Grab your Tin Foil Hat & Shotgun and head to your compound in the mountains, if thats how little faith you have in Democracy.
Like i said above the options remain to be seen.

Oracle
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Oracle

Hopefully PR fails. Otherwise the NDP and Libs with developers will rule forever.

Only hope now is Greens calling an election and decimating NDP.

stagnate
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stagnate

oncebittwiceshy-? you think money is only made when prices are going up? I’m talking about opportunity, no one cares about our dreams of going back to 1982. just the fact that prices go up and down 100,000 a month should be telling you something about today’s world.

oncebittwiceshy
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oncebittwiceshy

Stagnate, when prices move like that, it is called volatility. Generally not what an investor is interested in unless you’re a hedge fund manager. However, if you have the bucks and the stones, gamble on, my friend and good luck.

Oracle
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Oracle

It’s official.

No 2% tax.

No repealing the first time home buyers loan.

No expanding FBT

No closing loopholes in FBT

No $400 renter credit.

But but but wait until the Feb budget.

Buy now before your rent prices out

Oracle
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Oracle

Fuckin morons downvoting.

Do you dimwits see housing action???

DaMann
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DaMann

LOL and they don’t even roll out the $400 rent credit ( stupid idea anyways) HAHAHA. Wow they sure lied their way in on a grand scale! The very very very minimum should be to scrap the first time home buyers loan. Sounds like the RE industry told them to leave it alone. So they are pandering to the RE industry too. I will be campaigning hard to get the Liberals back in. If I’m going to be screwed either way I choose to be screwed with less taxes and fees. NDP scum, I really should have known better.

Oracle
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Oracle

Here here. Maybe send Eby a link to this site. He is a one term MLA. Let’s try to make sure many NDP MLas are.

YVR
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YVR

“NDP scum, I really should have known better.”

LOL. I think someone around here tried to warn everyone.

Oracle
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Oracle

Who is the moron downvoting the facts?

Combat roach
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Combat roach

They had to promise something, otherwise how they would get elected. At least you don’t have to look CC face anymore the rest was just political marketing or BS.

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Why criminals love Canada – 25 years without parole for murder is unconstitutional!!! Canada loves to protect criminals! This is what soft lefties like NDP & Liberals have done to wreck this great country, and every NDP & Liberal supporter has a bloody hand in this.

http://www.calgarysun.com/2017/09/07/triple-killer-derek-saretzky-files-appeal