Poltergeist 2018

Vancouver’s ‘most haunted house’ is getting an upgrade:

A legendary home often dubbed “Vancouver’s most haunted house,” on a property rumoured to be an Indigenous burial ground, is the subject of a rezoning application for a new condo building.

Pennyfarthing Development, the developer of a number of high-end condos along the Cambie Corridor, is applying for rezoning on the site, which is diagonally opposite the King Edward Canada Line station.

Read the full article here.

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kabloona
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“Your Airbnb could be used for sex work, police say.” 🙂 https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/02/your-vancouver-airbnb-could-be-used-for-sex-work-police-say.html “There’s been a “trend” of short-term rentals being used by sex workers unbeknownst to owners, police said, especially in downtown Vancouver. VANCOUVER—Three years ago, Sgt. Glenn Burchart rarely investigated Airbnb homes being rented by pimps and sex workers in downtown Vancouver. Now, roughly 70 per cent of cases he examines take place in condo suites. The owners of these condos, he said, don’t even know. Burchart, who’s part of the Vancouver Police Department’s counter exploitation unit, estimates he receives up to six referrals a month of suspicious activities in homes being used to facilitate sex work, the majority of which are “exclusively” entire Airbnb apartments, located close to transit hubs for convenience. They are also in high traffic areas where people going in and out of buildings won’t… Read more »
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Dropping in Toronto…what abut here?

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/toronto-area-home-sales-prices-104733934.html

TORONTO — The Toronto Real Estate Board says home sales in April were down 32.1 per cent compared with a year ago.

The board says there were 7,792 homes sold through its MLS system last month compared with 11,468 a year ago.

The average selling price was $804,584, down 12.4 per cent compared with the same month last year.

However, the MLS home price index composite benchmark, which strips out the impact of changes in the mix of home sales, was down 5.2 per cent compared with a year ago.

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“Homeowners wanted UBC professor Tom Davidoff to stop talking about property tax increase” Toronto Star

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/02/homeowners-wanted-ubc-professor-tom-davidoff-to-stop-talking-about-property-tax-increase.html

“The university is defending the economist’s academic freedom after several people with homes worth more than $3 million sent complaints about him supporting the tax.”

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“Calls to interfere with the communication of scholarly opinions amount to a request to violate University policy. Respectfully, we cannot accede to such requests.”

Davidoff said he thinks his primary job is to be a good researcher and teacher, but “I do think that part of that is informing public discussion,” he said.

“My job is not to be political. The whole point of academic freedom is that I shouldn’t be swayed by incentives to say things that aren’t supported by research.”

Gotta love Tom Davidoff!

Specuskeptic
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Their protectors were finally tossed out on their asses. I also love how the lawn sign talks of protecting the “middle class”. Can’t make this stuff up either…

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“Advertisements from two real estate offices and a letter from the leader of the Opposition had encouraged people to enter the event even if the hall was full or if they didn’t have a ticket.”

Andrew Wilkinson is such a douchebag. Inciting civil disobedience and gate crashing.
Great leader he is!

Whistler or Bust?
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Whistler or Bust?

Inciting civil disobedience? That is a bit of a stretch for showing up to an event without a ticket.

What isn’t is, Keg Waiter John’s and the Trans mountain.

Get your perspective correct.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

He wanted violence at the event.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Gentle interest rate increases are expected, but not for home owners”, Globe & Mail

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/investing/personal-finance/household-finances/article-gentle-interest-rate-increases-are-expected-but-not-for-home-owners/

“The Bank of Canada wants to be gentle in raising interest rates to minimize the jolt to heavily indebted households and the economy, but it doesn’t directly control the full range of borrowing costs. Fixed rate mortgages, the kind most people have, take their cue from a bond market that cares nothing about the difficulties some families might have if rates climb.”

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“Fixed rate mortgages, the kind most people have, take their cue from a bond market that cares nothing about the difficulties some families might have if rates climb.”

These families should have thought twice before loading up on debt. No sympathy.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

They were too busy listening to morons who persuaded them that rich Chinese were buying everything and that they needed to buy before it was too late. And yet now you have no sympathy?

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Just me

I have even less sympathy for the many Chinese money launderers that call Vancouver home. Sadly we have welcome the families of several thousands such criminals.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Great way to avoid answering the point, imbecile.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Homeowners wanted UBC professor Tom Davidoff to stop talking about property tax increase
https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/05/02/homeowners-wanted-ubc-professor-tom-davidoff-to-stop-talking-about-property-tax-increase.html

>>> gotta love the photo…

Laibach
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A sign at the photo has the same vocabulary used here by Byron/bacteria. It sounds like they come from the same “kitchen”.

bullwhip29
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i also love how the english to chinese ratio on these signs is the inverse of what is seen in Richmond AND that deliberate consideration was involved when doing so

Specuskeptic
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It seems to me they’re using a rather broad definition of “middle class” LOL.

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In Vancouver 2018 you must apparently have a net worth of at least 3.5 million (in housing or other instruments) to qualify as middle class.

These residents who put out signs have no shame whatsoever. None at all. Hope they pay through their nose for their selfishness and insulting ways.

Specuskeptic
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Love the iconography of it all too. These images stick in peoples’ minds. There will be many more “let them eat cake” moments to come.

Just me
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Just me

The more they do this, the more public opinion will turn against them.

Specuskeptic
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Exactly.

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they should just put up a big middle finger .

bullwhip29
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but no income required or even a plausible explanation on how these riches end up in the hands of poor unemplyed housewives or students living on ramen

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Those signs are all over the Westside. The NDP are freaking out. It was so easy in opposition. Any day now we should see them retreat on the tax.

Best place on meth
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I propose a new celebration for Pt. Grey to take place every Monday.

Call it the “Pt. Grey Molotov Cocktail Festival”.

Homeowners will love it.

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the people of point grey got exactly what they voted for. taking Eby instead of homeowners advocate Christy in effect caused a two seat swing and a change of government. that riding will be interesting next time; no doubt Eby has a great work ethic but now his constituents are starting to connect the dots that he’s costing them money.

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Just me

Eby will win it again. With an even bigger majority.

YVR
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YVR

Eby is done in Point Gray. Even after the NDP renege on the tax he is damaged goods. Maybe that is why he bought the house on Vancouver Island?

Oracle
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He would have never bought if he was serious about housing action.

Just me
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Just me

Time will tell. But I think you are full of it.

Go ask Wilkinson what he plans to do about housing…..

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

He’ll keep winning that seat.

$3 million dollar houses will become rarer with each passing day, producing fewer and fewer entitled whiner boomers who are also thankfully dying in bunches each and every day.

Did you see west side prices drop in April by 45K to $3,404,000?

Those drops are going to get much steeper.

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you have to live in point grey to vote for him. a lot of crusty homeowners, ham and even icbc injury lawyers live there. a lot of those people have short arms and long pockets.

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Whistler or Bust?
Chinese investments in oil patch behind RCMP, CRA tax probe in Alberta Published 2 hours ago Updated May 3, 2018 A sweeping criminal probe into offshore tax evasion has ensnared the director of a failed Chinese-backed natural gas producer whose bankruptcy has exposed major regulatory lapses in Alberta’s oil patch. Court documents show a trio of properties in Calgary, West Vancouver and north Toronto owned by, or affiliated with, Wentao Yang and his wife, Rong Catherine Lu, were targeted in February raids by the Canada Revenue Agency, the RCMP and West Vancouver Police. CRA investigators allege that Mr. Yang and Ms. Lu received payments totaling $2,666,865 through a series of transfers involving foreign corporations that he is either directly or indirectly involved with, and that Mr. Yang did not report income tied to the transactions on his 2016 personal returns.… Read more »
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This is probably more common than previously thought:

“CRA investigators allege that Mr. Yang and Ms. Lu received payments totaling $2,666,865 through a series of transfers involving foreign corporations that he is either directly or indirectly involved with, and that Mr. Yang did not report income tied to the transactions on his 2016 personal returns. As a result, it says he evaded income tax totaling $736,562. Mr. Yang also failed to report and remit $126,993, according to the court documents filed in Calgary.”

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“Mr. Yang is one of two named directors of Sequoia Resources Corp., which filed for bankruptcy in March and has left behind hundreds of millions of dollars in environmental liabilities and other claims. “

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

More chinese fraud.

Don’t let them “invest” in our country anymore.

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Come on down

Four seasons to shut down as landlord files lawsuit saying they are not luxurious enough.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/british-columbia/article-four-seasons-luxury-hotel-in-vancouver-to-close-amid-complaints-of/

Shut It Down Already (original)
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It’s one of the crappiest “luxury” hotels I’ve ever seen.

Come on down
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Come on down
Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

More chinese fraud.

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The northeastern border city of Dandong — the main artery for China’s trade with North Korea — has been in the doldrums since the United Nations punished Pyongyang for its nuclear and long-range missile tests last year. But property prices in the city surged in the weeks leading up to the historic summit between the two Koreas, with speculators snapping up homes expecting prices to rise further…
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/asia-pacific-business/property-boom-in-china-border-town-as-world-warms-to-n-korea-1.23289588

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Strange, the chinese aren’t really known for speculating.

bullwhip29
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The selection of John Ahern as a ‘financial crime special adviser’ comes at a time of heightened concern that illicit money is being funnelled through the province’s casinos http://vancouversun.com/news/canada/a-special-adviser-will-help-rcmp-tackle-b-c-s-infamous-industry-money-laundering/wcm/b24a9972-75b8-450f-9557-56373510e9bb The special adviser will be expected to give advice to investigators, review case files, serve as an expert witness in court, assist in the preparation of search warrants, and provide training on financial crime topics, according to details posted on the federal government’s tendering website. The one-year, $217,000 contract could be extended for up to four years. Though members of the public still have a couple of weeks to submit their names for the job, the public notice states that Ahern, who is a former RCMP member and spent years prosecuting serious financial crimes, “is believed to be the only known consultant capable of performing the duties outlined” and the government… Read more »
Specuskeptic
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He’s a dedicated public servant who values important things. Next time folks feel compelled to disparage “snivel servant swine”, consider this individual and his sacrifice of more lucrative opportunities for this one vital public interest. Respect to citizen Ahern.

Just me
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The end of the article is very worrying. We need to change the system asap. “But Eby testified that he is concerned the reports FINTRAC sends to police or the Canada Revenue Agency for follow-up investigation end up “gathering dust,” as there have been so few prosecutions. “FINTRAC does a very good job of collecting reports and entering them into a database that’s available to law enforcement. However, FINTRAC, the RCMP and Revenue Canada need the resources to follow up on these reports. There is no question there has been a massive failure here,” Eby said in his statement to the Post. People naturally ask: where’s the money coming from? A FINTRAC spokeswoman said this week the agency has seen a 180 per cent increase in suspicious transaction reporting from the real estate sector and a 127 per cent increase… Read more »
Specuskeptic
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The explanation for the increased reportage is likely twofold: 1) honourable people want to see an end to the bullshit and feel that their time is not going to be wasted in reporting the problems and 2) folks want to separate themselves from the spray for when the shit hits the fan – they’re covering heir own asses by throwing others under the bus.

Specuskeptic
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It’s not Teranet, but it’s an indicator. https://thinkpol.ca/2018/05/03/vancouver-houses-sold-assessment-april/
“Most Vancouver houses sold below assessment in April”

Laibach
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Shut It Down Already (original)
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You can’t get a 5yr fixed under 3% today, according to ratehub. Two weeks ago you could.

Specuskeptic
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Irrespective of measures taken locally, provincially, and federally, this trend is probably the single biggest factor in putting downward pressure on pricing. The rest pales in comparison…. not to discount the power of perception – ill-founded as it may be.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Quite. Increased rates will impact existing owners when they renew in the future and might pressure a few into listing, but they impact current buyers/sellers (and the stats) today.

Oracle
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Oracle

We need more policy from NDP.

Flipping tax (investment property sold within 1.5 years)

hoarding annual real estate tax (multiple properties), 4 properties and you owe 5%.

ban corps from owning unless identity

Renters tax credit plus CRA linked registry to out landlords not declaring rental income and cap gains

Whistler or Bust?
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Whistler or Bust?

I am told these numbers are horrifically bad:

“2400 new multi-family completions coming on market this month (incl 7 high rise towers) , last month saw only a 40% absorption rate with 900 coming on…holy hell …this is tragic, developers must be shitting their pants.”

Laibach
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Is that LM Vancouver or else? I noticed huge highrises the other day when I went to West Burnaby. It looked like SF movie, Blade Runner and such.

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Metrotown area has six massive highrises under construction in addition to the new ones already completed. And there are another three waiting for approval from Burnaby City council. Also where the old Sears store is there will also probably be a high rise condo there as well.

Laibach
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This was Brentwood Town Centre just checked the map where I was. It was huge, scary huge like a small island full of colossal skyscrapers but nothing else.

Laibach
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Laibach

Speaking of “massive highrises” they are certainly massive but condos are small, ridiculously small. I don’t know how they even qualify as livable spaces. The trend over all these years of housing craziness was to constantly reduce square footage in favor of the number of units, resulting in a shitty product that many bought through their noses. Probably it will go to the history of a “selling” real estate as one of the best-executed swindles of all times.

A good example of how those 1BR and 2 BR storages (a.ka. condos) sizes in “modern, luxurious buildings” is a new rental building at Pendrell – floorplans.

http://bosa4rent.com/1108-pendrell-rentals/

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They are not intended to be lived in. They are for speculating and flipping only.

Just me
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Just me

1 bedroom at 403 SQFT
2 bedroom at 650 SQFT
Penthouses for millionaires at 1500SQFT

Anybody worried about “square footage inequality”?

Isn’t it time the city starts to mandate minimum square footage?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

The city has already helped finance 320sqft suites.

So now you know what they think is a livable amount of space.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Pretty much anything under construction is already sold.

Specuskeptic
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Doesn’t it have to be near 80% sold before shovels hit he ground? (or something high like that?)

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Exactly. 70% to get Canadian financing.

So chances are if it’s already a highrise it’s about 2-3 years since it was 70% sold.

But you can’t really expect anybody here to know anything about real estate. That’s not their thing.

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Come on down

Realtors will continue to lie and say the market is hot when it’s clearly dying. The last of the greater fools are piling in now. The greatest Ponzi scheme in the world is collapsing.

Laibach
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Laibach

Perhaps time for the gold to go up, just kidding.

Oracle
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Oracle

Let’s hope you’re right. We need a policy straw that breaks the camels back.

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Just me

The way West Side millionaires are harassing Tom Davidoff is truly shameful. Apparently, these losers have been putting signage outside his home, disturbing his privacy and his family’s privacy.

This gives you an idea how far vested interests and real estate agents are ready to go in order to stop any free discussion of the root causes of our real estate crisis. And how much they oppose the very important changes introduced by the NDP.

Anyone considering to vote for Andrew Wilkinson next round should think really hard about what we are witnessing. There is a degree of violence in the way David Eby’s office has been attacked and how Davidoff is being targeted.

Protesters are behaving with sheer violence.

Oracle
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Oracle

Then why don’t those that want bold housing action do similar actions?

Because they will be targeted by the real estate developer cartel.

Be careful folks. Especially those on this site.

Laibach
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Laibach

David Eby should get 24/7 armed protection, bodyguards, as housing shitshow escalates.

Oracle
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Oracle

Yes.

Hopefully the police forces haven’t been paid off.

Just me
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Just me

No kidding. This stuff is getting out of hand. His constituency office is being visited by fairly aggressive characters, who scream and then run away.

Specuskeptic
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I wonder if the library lady kicker is offering his services as a mercenary?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Did any of these greedy boomer geezers/media hacks leave a flaming bag of poo in front of his office?

I would do security there for free, people will get hurt.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

It’d be a pretty long commute for you, but you do have the time on your hands.

bullwhip29
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you mean kick and scream, then run away…

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

We’re going to need camps for hostile boomers as well.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Like Just Me?

Specuskeptic
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School tax upset doesn’t really hold up to scrutiny. https://doodles.mountainmath.ca/blog/2018/05/01/a-modest-school-tax-proposal/ The quick version: “If you don’t want to pay the extra school tax, how about partnering up with someone who will pay the extra school tax for you for the next 10 years in exchange for the past 10 years of inflation-adjusted land value gains? If you are over the age of 55 there is of course also the option of simply deferring your taxes. At 1.2% simple interest. Which sounds like a deal too good to be true. Yet it is. Not over 55? You can still get a similar deal as a family with children, at a somewhat higher interest rate of 3.2%. Don’t qualify for that either? Try the hardship program! That won’t work for you either? You can leverage some of those past value gains by… Read more »
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Great article by Jens von Bergmann.
Strongly recommended read!

Oracle
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Oracle

We need more policy from NDP.

Flipping tax (investment property sold within 1.5 years)

hoarding annual real estate tax (multiple properties), 4 properties and you owe 5%.

ban corps from owning unless identity

Renters tax credit plus CRA linked registry to out landlords not declaring rental income and cap gains

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

They fucked up the “speculation tax”, remember?

Oracle
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Oracle

Most worrisome: Eby bought a house after being elected. Why would he do that unless he knew he would water down the housing promises?

Can someone answer me that?

Laibach
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It could be hard to understand it in Vancouver but perhaps he needed a place to live?

Just me
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Eby bought a (smallish) apartment in Victoria after realizing that he would spend a hell of a lot of time there, being AG.
Our elected officials get help to buy through their relocation packages. He did not buy a house, he bought a small apartment. It makes total sense, I would have done the same.

If I were you I would:
1) stop spreading misinformation;
2) spend most of my efforts focusing on the multimillionaires living on the west side, who are violently attacking Eby, Davidoff and whoever else tries to introduce a modicum of reform in our corrupt housing market.

Genuine violence is being directed to Eby and whoever else gets in the way of the multi-million dollars being made in RE.

Oracle
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Fair enough. You sure it’s not a detached home?

Link?

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Boracle why do you ask for a link which you never supply in your own posts?

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

You think he’ll claim he lives there for 182 days a year or 183?

Just me
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Why don’t you ask him. Not everyone is trying to evade and avoid taxes, some people are actually honest. I know that might sound strange to you, but it is actually true.

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New
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TI:10503

http://www.clivestevepaul.com

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Thanks Paul. Just barely over 100 sales in may. Nice.

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40 extra listing per day should take us to 11k by mid may or so.

Specuskeptic
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Refresh my memory please. Who was doing the Realtor starvation index and where are we with that now?

YVR
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Mike Smyth: What happened to David Eby, the guy who never backed down from a fight?

I suspect Eby is worried about the local politics of this one, as the tax disproportionally hits voters in his own riding. Now he has fallen short of the standard of accountability that he himself demanded back when he was B.C.’s most vocal political agitator.

http://theprovince.com/news/bc-politics/mike-smyth-what-happened-to-david-eby-the-guy-who-never-backed-down-from-a-fight

Specuskeptic
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Perhaps you could throw in some articles by Stephen Harper, Christy Clark, and Gordon Campbell while you’re at it? (You know, for balance…)

YVR
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From activist to Artful Dodger, Eby defends dysfunctional status quo

A once-celebrated activist speaking truth to power, since taking office B.C. Attorney-General David Eby has performed more like the Artful Dodger, tap-dancing around the dysfunctional status quo. His tactic is to concede there’s a problem, insist he’s working on it, and plead that it just takes time…As for money laundering and the absence of a single conviction…

http://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/ian-mulgrew-from-activist-to-artful-dodger-eby-defends-dysfunctional-status-quo

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Fake news media had a meeting, they want to get rid of Eby to protect their hard earned equity.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Douglas Todd is now fake news, you say?

Whister or Bust?
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Whister or Bust?

Its easy to be in the opposition. The longer the G-NDP is in power the harder it will be for them to blame everything on the Liberals.

YVR
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YVR

Eby’s ‘security concerns’ are an insult to his constituents

Gutless. That seems to be the prevailing public sentiment concerning Vancouver-Point Grey MLA David Eby and his decision to cancel a public meeting

http://theprovince.com/opinion/columnists/gordon-clark-ebys-security-concerns-are-an-insult-to-his-constituents

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The backlash continues.
I also noticed that a full blown character assassination is in the process.
Eby has got too close to the entrenched privilege in the city of Vancouver, and he is getting hit from multiple sides.

You gotta love David Eby! Nobody has quite done what he dared to do, and look at the backlash!

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Just me

Wow. Having Gordon Clark against you should be a mark of honor. Thanks for sharing!

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Gordon Clark, greedy home owning boomer.

He’s written a lot of articles in the past intended to “protect his equity”, and has played the race card liberally.

Specuskeptic
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Does he advocate for the sweaty, red-faced, wheezing, winded folk? (Can’t see what other race he’d be advocating for…)

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He’s part of the “greedy fat fuck” demographic who had it good back in the 70’s, and he defends the money laundering chinese with the usual shrieks of “racism” and “xenophobia”.

Nobody will miss him when he expires.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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I don’t get it. Aren’t there genuine concerns if 20,000 people show up to a venue capable of safely holding 200?

But when we see such a piece penned by Douglas Todd (which we surely will, as it clearly fits the Postmedia narrative) I imagine Just Me will implode in a puff of nonsense and clowns. I’d pay for a ticket to that.

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Your point was lost in your convoluted dialectic.

In any event…..you gotta love David Eby! The guy is the best politicians of the last 30 years in BC and probably Canada.

Oracle
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Oracle

Where is Horgan and James ??? Why aren’t they defending EBy??

They need to come out and say bold action will be taken on housing and his school tax is a start.

Fucking cowards need to step up. Or shut up.

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Carole James was on the CBC On the Coast this evening. perhaps you can listen to the podcast.

She said it clearly and unambiguously: there is not going to be any changes to the additional school tax for spoiled millionaires.

By the way, after the theatrics of the past few days I am confident of one thing: if an election was held tomorrow, the NDP would clear the house. The silent majority supports these measures. And David Eby would get a plebiscite. Not a single one of those protesters voted for him last May, not one. But everyone else will be supporting him.

Specuskeptic
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Semi-current polling has them pretty close and I believe another more recent one had the BCLibs slightly ahead.

http://www.news1130.com/2018/03/19/bc-ndp-support-liberals/

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I suppose this is good news. Remember the polls last May. NDP was way down at the end. In fact, it got fewer seats than the BC Libs in the election.

Check again in the next few months: if house prices go start to go down, they will gain incrementally.

Specuskeptic
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The red flag for the NDP in the recent mainstreet poll is that the BCLIBS have a slight lead greater van. The NDs need greater Van in order to win.

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Just me

Again, check the polls from last May. Nothing much changed.

The people protesting the housing taxes did not vote NDP. Those who voted for them are happy the6 took action.

Keep in mind that proportional representation would wipe out the BC Libs.

Specuskeptic
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Those protestors who paid for professionally printed signs and expensive, wood-framed lawn signs didn’t vote NDP?! 😉

PR would wipe out a lot of problems. Fingers crossed.

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Whister or Bust?

And create many more. PR would be a disaster.

This blog is populated by jealous whiners who expect the NDP to solve all their problems. Why don’t you ask the NDP to institute a 100% tax on earnings over $500K and give it all you guys?

Oracle
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Oracle

Nope. I’m voting PR.

You will then quickly see the rise of a nationalist party.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Finally a genuine explanation for all your bleating about PR.

Oracle
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Oracle

Wealth and real estate taxes needed to be upped tremendously.

Income taxes need to go down.

Just me
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Just me

Actually, the guys who want higher taxes on labor income are the homeowners.

Mr Rubinstein of Shayghnessy made it clear: raise taxes from high earners, not from homeowners.

By supporting the BC Libs you will support high tax on income, low tax on property. Wilkinson has stateD clearly that homes are a sacred cow.

We need to shuffle taxes away from income and towards houses. Especially the mansion kind.

Whister or Bust?
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Whister or Bust?

Why are you so jealous? “Spoiled Millionaires” you say? Why are they spoiled? They pay property taxes. Just because they were fortunate to own an asset that appreciated and you don’t? Why should they be singled out for extra taxation based on the value of the property? The NDP should balance the budget.

Same old NDP. No end to the taxes. They just don’t learn. This will end badly for them.

Oracle
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Oracle

Wealth needs to be taxed. That’s why!!!

I’m sick and tired of income being taxed at a much higher rate than wealth and wealth accumulation!!

And we have a majority bitch!

Just me
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Just me

Even after the extra tax, property taxes will be way lower than the rate paid in mist US cities.

These homeo2ners have rigged the system to their advantage over the past decades. Now that the scam is being revealed, they scream and kick. But there is no support for them in society at large.

The silent majority is with the NDP on this issue.