New Zealand bans foreign home buyers

Just me shared this story from the BBC.

Prime minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said the ban only applied to non-residents.

The country is facing a housing affordability crisis which has left home ownership out of reach for many.

Low interest rates, limited housing stock and immigration have driven up prices in recent years.

Foreign ownership and a housing shortage in New Zealand’s bigger cities were prominent issues in the run-up to the September election, which saw the end of nine years of rule by the conservative National Party.

Read the full article here.

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Dude Chilling
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“Canada bans foreign home buyers”

Now there is a headline I’d like to see.

Screwed
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Never gonna happen with T2

Diadora
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Maybe we should get rid of T2 and put someone else that will.

patriotz
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That someone else is not going to be Andrew Scheer, Jasmeet Singh or Elizabeth May because they don’t support such restrictions at the Federal level either. Good luck starting your own party that does.

Just me
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Well, then they should not campaign by giving the impression that they will do something.
This misleading behavior is the worst.
At the Provincial level, the NDP fanned the flame of housing rage, reaped the rewards and then dropped the whole issue.
I would never vote for them again. I will hold my nose and vote for the corrupt BC Libs. At least I won’t have to fork out extra taxes, being preached at and yet see no benefit whatsoever.

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“Canada bans domestic home buyers”

Seems like this is just as likely.

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Chinese construction firm CCCI to buy Canada’s Aecon for $1.5B
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/aecon-ccci-takeover-1.4372766

>>>> CCCI is controlled by the Chinese central government who holds a 63.84% stake

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Given past precedent, my guess is this sale will result in China bidding on Canadian contracts and if successful using Chinese workers on the projects.

Recommend checking out the $7 Billion San Francisco -Oakland Bay Bridge project . Cut corners by having a lot of the fabrication done in the China…where workers get $12 /day. This saved approx. $400 Million

The finished project is a nightmare re quality or lack thereof.

Best way to look at China is the hive mentality….central hive that exports its worker bees to attack foreign bodies and conquer them using economic warfare.

bullwhip29
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when money is no object, then end result will only mean more controversial “make work” projects conceived and approved (but not necessarily completed) solely for the benefit of the jurisdictions where the work is being done not to mention the hiring of existing and newly hired foreign workers

bullwhip29
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Last week, members of Vancouver’s real estate and development community squeezed into a crowded downtown hotel ballroom to hear some astounding statistics about housing affordability around Metro Vancouver
http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/development-community-shocked-by-new-normal-1.23074903

Time to go
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Time to go

So, more supply under the guise of “affordable housing” then…. Got it!

Time to go
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Oh and government meddling is bad, except for when it’s a 35k grant to first time homebuyers…. Got it!

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Yabut don’t worry, Selina has a P-L-A-N

history
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history

live in your vehicle, park it in front of my Vic house?

Just me
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I completely agree with Time to go.
These are industry groups and vested interests organizing workshops in which they rehearse old stories about demand outstripping supply,
The question is whether the demand consists of genuine residents who live and work here. Or whether there is a component of demand (perhaps large) that is simply motivated by speculation about future appreciation.

If we remove and restrict this unhealthy type of demand, you might see that supply is more than enough to accommodate new residents.

The problem is that the industry groups have their own agendas. More unbridled supply means billions of dollars for the industry. I would do the same if I was them. It is up to our politicians to stand up to this madness.

Dude Chilling
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Most of what this guy says (parents help, immigration, etc.) has been occurring for years. Bob Rennie was trotting out the parents equity as a price driver almost 10 years ago. In the case of Metrotown the zoning was changed to densify the area which drove up prices and attracted speculators to the area. What explains the overall exorbitant increases in the condo market is rampant speculation plain and simple. And it will end as quickly as it started.

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when anyone on the planet can scoop up presales right from their phone with basically no money down or other red tape, taxes etc to deal with, is it any surprise we are where we are today?

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The price gains aren’t sustainable, and the price support is only there because market participants are expecting double digit percentage gains every year. Vancouver real estate is 100% commodified at this point. Real estate will be revealed to be the dead money asset it is soon enough.

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>>> not surprisingly locals have been resisting as the small town undergoes a sweeping transformation. recently Eton College bought up a whole bunch of the waterfront and a new large scale chinese backed seafood farm went into production a couple of years ago. it is rather comical that the photo used in this article does not include “chinese” students and locals who are onboard with this movement are even making suggestions that 100’s of chinese students may not be included in the program…yeah, sure. now all it would take if for some unknown entity to buy out the papermill, revamp the entire waterfront and grease the required folks in victoria in the hopes the squamish to powell river fixed link gets the green light or ferry service is ramped up dramatically. folks, we’re all worried about activity in gr vanc,… Read more »
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Exactly….hijacking of small towns is their next likely move. What is interesting is many people move there to retire…and to get away from the foreign invasion occurring in the larger cities.

In my experience, they do not tend to go to smaller mainland towns, ie Hope, Chilliwack etc. However, the gov’t should put limits on foreign students…we currently have over 100,000 in BC. Why?…

Dave
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Because they pay higher tuition fees, so it keeps the Universities looking good financially. The Province likes it because they inflate the housing bubble. Are you sure we have that many? The US has 1 million foreign students. If BC has 1/10th of their amount, that’s insane, considering by population is should be only 1%, the equivalent should be about 10,000 students.

If true, it shows you how active our leaders have been at pushing this scam.

Dude Chilling
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if the high schools are included in those enrollment figures then it’s around 100,000 students.

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BC News 2014 ” Record number of International Students choose BC ” In 2012-2013 ……..112,800 international students attended public and private post secondary, institutions, elementary and secondary schools, and private language training schools in BC, up from 94,000 in 2009 -2010. Pretty good guess its much higher now in 2017 . IMHO, Private Schools are one thing…but I resent International students coming here in such large numbers. Our tax dollars are subsidizing the infrastructure costs of public education…they are intended for OUR children……not job security and being co-opted for whats now become the education industry. After several attempts, I still can’t get a straight answer re: IF AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GETS THEIR ‘DOGWOOD” aka GRADE 12 DIPLOMA IN BC…THEY HAVE THE SAME ACCESS TO POST SECONDARY AS SOMEONE BORN HERE. ..in other words….if they come from China to take their… Read more »
Oracle
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I sure hope the locals don’t have kids in portables. If they do, they are the ultimate suckers.

Oracle
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It’s 130,000 in BC.

Oracle
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Oracle

Plus their moms who are 10 yr visa holders.

Oracle
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Oracle

They pay for their instruction, not the infrastructure.

Sole purpose of having foreign students is real estate.

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Lost...but not leased

How can you say that?….

These are not tourists, they are here for months…years..and impact the same infrastrucuture as normal citizens. By some estimates, 1 in 5 “students” are international students..that’s 20% greater impact than if they were not here.

100,000 plus international students has “wear and tear” on roads, ICBC ,,public transit, health care, almost everything we deem “public”..let alone the other sectors,

realist
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realist

Yes indeed, but those costs of international students are picked up by Janie & Joe Taxpayer. The profit is picked up by Mr. Rennie & Friends.

realist
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“B.C. currently hosts 130,000 international students, compared to 90,000 in 2010, said Wylie, citing the B.C. Council for International Education. Four out of five are housed in Metro Vancouver. Two of five now come from China…B.C. is home to 31 per cent of all foreign students in Canada, while B.C.’s population makes up 13 per cent of the nation, said the council…24% of UBC Vancouver’s 54,238 students this year were foreign nationals, say Wylie and Campbell, citing UBC’s annual enrolment report.”

Douglas Todd, Vancouver Sun, May 8 2017
http://vancouversun.com/news/politics/foreign-students-at-ubc-squeezing-out-domestic-applicants-profs-paper-argues

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Best place on meth

“B.C. currently hosts 130,000 international students, compared to 90,000 in 2010”

Gee, I wonder why we have a massive rental shortage?

Krusty was bragging about these increases and promising even more.

Thanks for another pathetic and shortsighted grab at communist money, you fucking Liberal traitors.

Dude Chilling
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We continue to sell out Canada at all levels.

Combat roach
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Are Canadians either confused or a bunch of opportunistic greedy “masochists”? Other people managed to bring the wall down, oust Ceaușescu, set Mandela free, defeat communism in EU and yet Canadians sit and watch how locust with blessing and help of Chinese and Canadian governments have stolen the country and made them not only homeless but countryless.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

Drama queen.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis a ‘Public Health Emergency’

interesting that there is no mention of china… the major source of fentanyl.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/us/politics/trump-opioid-crisis.html

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Percentage of immigrants settling in B.C. still falling, census says
https://beta.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/percentage-of-immigrants-settling-in-bc-still-falling-census-says/article36722586/?ref=http://www.theglobeandmail.com&cmpid=rss1
Because our housing are too high and we are getting too many “Immigrants of Convenience”

Diadora
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And don’t forget about the 10 year visa, don’t have to pay income tax.

Oracle
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That’s a lie. They base stats on provincial PNP programs. Most coming into Sask for example end up here. Same for Quebec IIP. Etc.

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Re New Zealand…ban foreign buyers?. Political theatre…??? Close the barn door? Suffice it to say that foreigner have bought a fair bit of real estate….and the way I look at it they set the benchmark prices…..THEN the natives get restless and the Central Banks are literally forced to lower rates so the locals can dive in head first into a Bull(inflated) market. You will have a lot of offshore speculators who now do what…forced to sell to locals ? In the law of (un)intended consequences, does this create a bear market..if the catalyst for the bull market is removed, what takes up the slack. Then….the locals will be pissed off cause they can’t sell unless drop price…aka lose money The classic lesson is once the barn door was opened ….the horses have not only left, there is a huge pile… Read more »
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Canada’s housing market ‘highly vulnerable,’ CMHC warns
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cmhc-housing-outlook-1.4373251

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FULL TEXT: STEVEN CHASE AND ROBERT FIFE OTTAWA 24 MINUTES AGO The Chinese state-owned firm that is buying Canada’s largest publicly traded construction firm helped Beijing build artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea and was barred until recently from bidding on World Bank projects over “fraudulent practices.” China Communications Construction Co. Ltd., which announced it is buying Aecon Group Inc. in a deal valued at $1.51-billion, is making the acquisition through its overseas investment arm: CCC International Holding Ltd. The transaction must still undergo one, and possibly two, reviews by the Trudeau government. Karl Sasseville, a spokesman for Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains, said the takeover will be scrutinized to determine if it is of “net benefit” to Canada. Asked if the deal will also be subject to a national-security review, because China Communications Construction Co. is a state-owned… Read more »
Time to go
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Time to go

Yeah, no red flags here! These guys seem legit!

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Lost...but not leased

Translation:

The $1 /day waged coolie built tunnel from China to Canada (under Vancouver City Hall ) is almost complete…..Justin Trudeau , Gregor Robertson and John Horgan are booking a photo opp in the Ribbon cutting ceremony.

Tunnel will then be directed horizontally to access the rest of Canada.

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A family member lives in one of those retirement homes. company called .”Retirement Concepts”.
They have a LOT of real estate in BC…especially White Rock/ South Surrey area…..10 locations…( 5 in Alberta and interior.)

They have a deal with the Province,, whereby 20% of the cost of the the.rooms are paid for by the Province. (BTW..not cheap..cost is $6,000+ /month)

Now..if this company decides to convert their land holdings to other uses..you have no idea of what a HUGE shitstorm this will result in…aka could the Province, or local gov’ts stop them,???? and where would HUNDREDS of displaced seniors go ?

Stay Tuned…….this could be a huge mess

Diadora
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Diadora

The Canadian politicians sure like dirty money, selling our country and soul so they can make a couple of bucks under the table.

Raincity
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The NDP is against the policy of the New Zealand govt’s policy of banning foreign home buyers. Horgan made the statement this morning.

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“ECB to halve bond buying as it plans to scale back quantitative easing”, The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/oct/26/ecb-to-halve-bond-buying-as-it-plans-to-scale-back-quantitative-easing

“The European Central Bank (ECB) is to begin weaning the eurozone countries off billions of euros of monetary stimulus, edging back to normality following the recovery from the depths of the sovereign debt crisis nearly a decade ago.”

Dave
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I’m not sure how many people here follow the bond market, but we had a big jump in yields the last couple days. Long rates are starting to go up and that will affect rates here at home.

Good time to short German bonds IMO… 5 year bunds are negative. They’ll pay you to short them.

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Isn’t this what QE was all about?
….. buryine the junk bonds and derivates , etc. in other exotic financial vehicles
…kicking the can down the road. = simply delaying the next ticking bomb?

What’s next..options on vital organs?

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With China’s top committee members set, it looks increasingly that Xi is gunning for to be the next Mao. China is going to be increasingly belligerent and chasing after glory. It’s up to Japan to stand up and assist US in ensuring a peaceful Asia. Good thing Abe just won a decisive election with a super majority. Japan is now finally in position to stand up for the weak countries in Asia, reunite 2 Koreas and make Korea great again, and join the Asian countries into a new coalition for a new golden age. Look for foreign money to accelerate and then taper off as China finds itself increasing cut off under a egotistic leader looking to be next Mao. How will Van RE react? Short term flipping are still likely to be viable, especially as the last push to… Read more »
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Pearl Harbour 2.0 The irony of the Far East was the Japanese are historically demonized as it suits the propaganda mill. The USA effectively stole Hawaii from the natives….but the long term agenda,as Britain’s bitches at the time was a Pacific Base and a pending “false flag”. What the gullible don’t realize is the USA was itching to get Japan into a WW2, via a tripartate agreement that would force Germany into WW2 as an Axis(Japan) ally. Resource poor Japan was blockaded by the US fleet to near starvation,, and the US ..under FDR knew of the pending Pearl Harbour attack. They purposely left junk ships in Pearl Harbour..more modern ones were in the Pacific. Japan was, historically , always a superpower in the Far East, much more advanced than say Mainland China. Korea etc. Taking out Japan was the… Read more »
ostritch
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ostritch

That was wacky.

kabloona
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kabloona

This headline belongs in the Beaverton or the Onion, methinks….but instead it’s on CBC News.

😉

“Canada’s housing market ‘highly vulnerable,’ CMHC warns
Overvaluation detected in some markets, overbuilding in others”

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/cmhc-housing-outlook-1.4373251

“The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation singled out housing markets in Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver, Victoria and Saskatoon for being “highly vulnerable” for a combination of factors….”

Saskatoon…? I can understand, everybody wants to live in Saskatoon….

😉

None of this is the fault of CMHC, though….

🙂

As the motto for Fake_CMHC explains:

@FakeCMHC – Loading Canadians up with debt and having the tax payer on the hook since 1946.

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Lost...but not leased

Is it a coincidence that her(useless) Majesty’s “Commonwealth countries'”are collectively and concurrently being economically invaded by these mainland communists?…aka common thread ? were we set up ?…

KickThemOut
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Boring!

Wake me up when they have a Hiroshima moment.

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Comment from there…

https://globalnews.ca/news/3823410/new-zealand-ban-on-foreign-home-ownership-gains-attention-in-b-c/

Harp White

I think is time to apply for residence in New Zealand and move there since the country cares for its citizens.
I tried it all I could with school and working hard but I guess Vancouver wants to push average Joes like me out of here. I went recently to a new development at Lynn Valley by Bosa where the cheapest 2 bedroom condo shoebox starts from $875,000 to 1 million…yes for a condo which is not waterfront or anything fancy….
I am 100% that BC government will NOT change anything to influence negatively the real estate market….It took me 10 years to get that but I am a slow learner and not a hater.

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Shut It Down Already

He should apply, if only to find out that he’s ineligible.

Just me
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And here is the punchline from the article (or better, the punch in the guts of the voters who trusted the NDP to do something):

That push-back stops at the provincial government, which said foreign ownership of homes is not being considered as part of the budget 2018 planning.

“The province is going to have to act,” Davidoff said. “We have a new government that was elected largely on a platform of ‘do something about high housing costs.’”

Tom, do you really believe they will do anything that can seriously harm the lofty price valuations? The NDP is a turning out to be a joke. And a bad one at that.

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Spaceshit in action at the other site. 50c party strikes back… https://globalnews.ca/news/3823410/new-zealand-ban-on-foreign-home-ownership-gains-attention-in-b-c/ Robert Neville I love seeing comments by asians bragging about how much money they have. The more Vancouverites that see who they’ve sold their city out to, the faster we’ll start to do something about it. No matter how rich you are you still have to look at your faces and runty little bodies in the mirror every morning. Do you really think we’re envious of you when you drive down the street in your sports cars that you’re little heads can barely see over the dash of! All the money in the world isn’t worth being you. Like · Reply · 4 · Oct 25, 2017 9:10am Libertarian Safe Space Racists like Robert are why everyone NEEDS to vote Liberal in 2019. Eliminate this white supremacist scum.… Read more »
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A press conference to announce two modular housing sites to house homeless people in Vancouver’s Marpole neighbourhood was met by residents who were angry there has been no consultation with the community on the project
http://www.metronews.ca/news/vancouver/2017/10/26/marpole-site-for-vancouver-s-second-modular-housing.html

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Good scoop…..

Reading into the article I came across this “gem”.

QUOTE” ” City Council recently approved a bylaw change to allow temporary modular housing to be built without having to go through the long public hearing process,as long as the land in question does not have to be rezoned”.

WTF?

What about due process….???
Seems ilke Gregor and comrades have a new tool that what effectively is stealth zoning on Marxist demand…coming soon to a neighbourhood near you?!? How do you define” temporary.”..6 months….one year…12 years?

The COV has already f*cked up Marpole with those towers at Cambie/Marine and Granville /57th.

patriotz
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As the article (but not the inaccurate headline) states, the NZ ban applies only to existing properties. This is the same restriction as Australia has, and their policy has been proven to be ineffective in controlling prices.

Dave
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At the very least it would be a symbolic gesture.

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

A symbol of stupidity.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

Banning artificially created money would be the substantive gesture.

But, then again, it’s much easier to blame the scapegoat while your trying to figure out how the heck to get out of a liquidity trap.

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Here is patriotz being his nerdy self. Pointing out technical details , estimating price/rent ratios, meanwhile housing prices have quadrupled since he stared making his astute predictions. Haha. Go away. You have nothing to contribute here.

YVR
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“their policy has been proven to be ineffective in controlling prices.”

Who knows what prices would be without this measure. Clearly Australia needs more measures to cool housing but certainly banning foreigners from buying existing housing is better than doing nothing.

patriotz
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It’s worse than doing nothing, because it provides an incentive to tear down perfectly good and attractive housing and build an ugly new house which can be sold to foreigners. This is exactly what is happening in Australia.

Unless you’re in the construction business, of course.

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http://www.baldingsworld.com/2017/10/26/technical-follow-up-to-hidden-chinese-debt/

“We are literally talking about a nearly $40 trillion USD pile that the PBOC dropped into conversation.”

StupidityCheck
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Get out if you can! Vancouver is only good if you’re a Chinese kleptocrat!

history
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sorry, cant leave the Gulag, not possible.. you try , go ahead, 1000 might survive, One person write the Vancouver Debtipelago in a few years, he will have beard, no mustache and be heterosexual, and drive out in van

history
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deptipelago, Debtipellago and DEBTIPELAGO, trademarket, copywrite and is MINE, history, VCI… no pigger media use, or write distractive story like CORRELATION blah blah, when it is Mortgage Refinancing collapse 0.82, so will house prices, like Pigger media sportscastor setup Bullsheit lie and forge Refinance application, so he can house in his truck bedroom and have gasoline,….. when it is really Caribbean snowbirds idiots refinance mort every year.

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Yikes

That Making Life Affordable sign in front of Selina speech today on closing the renter loophole. Apparently the company that makes them is working on a few more… my buddy who works there tells me shit about to hit the fan

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Just me

They should do something about buyers, not just renters and/or homeless with mental and addiction issues.

And the only thing to help buyers is to introduce legislation that has the effect to lower house prices.
As simple as that. Anything else is useless, and voters will see it for what it is.

As Tom Davidoff said today:
“The province is going to have to act,” Davidoff said. “We have a new government that was elected largely on a platform of ‘do something about high housing costs.’”

Will they act?

Shut It Down Already
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Shut It Down Already

They could also remove existing legislation aimed at keeping prices high.

Just me
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Just me

For once I agree with you. But will they even do that?
(1) reduce homeowner grant?
(2) make tax delay less convenient for rich people: make them pay interest?
(3) make house taxes more progressive?
(4) link house taxes to income taxes, as proposed by the UBC/SFU economists?
….
The list goes on. The options are virtually infinite. Will they do anything? Is there any possible circumstance in which they will enact something that has actually any bite?
I am frankly sick and tired of our provincial politicians repeating that ” we have to research the issue, and we have to proceed gradually to see the consequences of our incremental baby steps…”. Prices are actually going up again, just look at Zolo. And we need a drop of at least 25% to make things look insane (rather than totally deranged like now).

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“For once I agree with you.”

The asshole should print that out and put it in a solid gold frame.

Oracle
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You need to take power or have leverage for fuck sakes. When will the renter minions get it????

Tell weaver it’s a NO unless significant housing action is taken.

FFS people think what happens if you vote yes. No housing action ever. !!!

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Wrong…change to proportional will open the door for a niche party whose platform is based solely on bringing down prices by measures such as banning foreign purchases, etc. If they get enough votes, they will be able to create coalitions with parties under the condition their housing demands are met.

Combat roach
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Bravo, looks like you are familiar with the shit but in the meantime just enjoying getting on people’s nerves.

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they will not taking any step for buyers, as seventy percent people are very happy with fake high prices of housing and they may not want to disappoint them in order to helping remaining 30% renters.

Oracle
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BS. Let’s see proof. Don’t play with the minions here who believe anything.

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“BS. Let’s see proof. Don’t play with the minions here who believe anything.”

LOL. Not only does bOracle post with no sense of shame, they also evidently lack a sense of irony. Good god….

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Vaughn Palmer: Horgan’s work as premier tops first 100 days for NDP. http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-horgans-work-as-premier-tops-first-100-days-for-ndp Then there’s Selina Robinson, minister of municipal affairs and housing. She seemed to know her stuff in Opposition, but has scrambled to keep up with expectations on the NDP commitments to make housing more affordable. One of her worst performances came this week, during an interview on the Jon McComb show on CKNW when she repeatedly showed that she had nothing to say on the file. Even government insiders were asking why she granted an interview only to demonstrate how far behind the curve she was on what was arguably the No. 1 issue in the party election platform. —————- Even Vaughn Palmer acknowledges what we all have known for a long time: the housing file is the most important file for the NDP government. And affordability… Read more »
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Selina is merely acting out the cluenessess exhibited by her demographic and gender on the housing issue. It’s a big secret and rarely discussed problem. Who owns the houses in our society after you look past the Immigrant clysterfck? Its the Mothers.. DaddyO is long gone, yknow divorced and livin in his truck somwhere robbing banks.. ok, enuf… back to the women. i dont have stats but who, guys or gals, doin the refinance/reno/travel Cha-Cha?

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It’s been 100 days already?

I can’t believe they haven’t fixed everything yet.

Oracle
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Oracle

You can’t be that stupid?! Can you?

For fuck sakes they could have implemented everything by now. Or even the Greens housing platform and say it wasn’t theirs. Are you that dull you don’t see this?

YVR
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YVR

You say they haven’t “fixed everything” as if they had even started to fix anything. They have done nothing in the first 100 days except evade on housing issues.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

You missed the announcement today on fixed leases?

That’s a housing issue.

YVR
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Ok correction. They have done nothing but thrown a few crumbs to the naive. Yay I only get a 4% rent increase if my landlord doesn’t evict me.

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Best place on meth

I hear you, Oracle.

I hear you loud and clear.

Whistler or bust
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Whistler or bust

Yes one that is going to DECREASE the supply of rental units.

Well done!

Workers of the world unite!

Oracle
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Oracle

BPOM just thinks defending the NDP inaction and down voting posts here is going to cause his wishes to come true.

If this is a sign of bear intellect, we are doomed

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You have to wonder why Eby wasn’t made Housing Minister……all I saw at those town hall meetings was Eby, Horgan and UBC’s Davidoff.

While no big fan of the Liberals,…at least we know what to expect. Methinks Horgan is chumming the political waters with Svend’s wife.Selena Robinson…and I “almost” feel sorry for her…as they have not provided her with any real concrete talking points . More and more people are awakening to what is going on concurrently with less patience for inaction. At this rate, I give her tilll Spring 2018.

I almost wonder if the NDP is letting COV Vision party test the policy waters with their Vacancy Tax, and Temporary Housing Bylaw…etc.

Also..where’s Weaver????..sure quiet lately.

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Tell Davidoff that you will vote NO on PR. Libs get back in and Davidoff probably fired.

Leverage the PR people. Now or never. You chose.

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Leveraging growth or value?

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Wtf??? Sven Robinson is was gay?

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Eby was not picked for housing as he can not fulfill the promise made on housing affordability , the liberal taken a right decision on foreign tax but later on diluted to appease builders. Green promise foreign tax on whole province, did nothing to pressure the NDP to fix the problem, the result is housing market is hot again.

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Put pressure on Weaver and Greens to make housing platform a confidence issue.

If he doesn’t listen, vote NO for PR and his party is destroyed.

It’s now or never people. Fight back hard!

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