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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

Wow just Wow! A new thread!

Just me
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Just me
Major candidates for Vancouver mayor short on new ideas for housing woes. Everyone agrees the situation is a crisis, but Vision and NPA are thin on details. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-mayoral-race-housing-analysis-1.4696777 1. Ian Campbell. When asked at a news conference if those claims were contradictory to the idea of a city in crisis, Campbell responded by talking about his other priorities. 2. Ken Sim. “I’m saddened and kind of disgusted when I hear people can’t afford to rent in this city. But it’s also disgusting when people are forced out of their homes … because they can’t afford the property taxes on their homes anymore, in some cases, more than what they paid for their homes. And that’s not right.” Both these candidates are happy with the status quo. If only there was a viable third option to disrupt the housing status quo… Read more »
patriotz
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It doesn’t matter much who wins because the City doesn’t have the power to take any action that would really make a difference. Sim is obviously going for the greedy homeowner vote and it may be good enough to win with 30% or so (as in the byelection), if there are several left of centre candidates. But clearly he is really running against Eby and the provincial government.

Just me
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Just me

“It doesn’t matter much who wins because the City doesn’t have the power to take any action that would really make a difference. ”

I very much disagree. The city would make a big difference if it enforced Airbnb regulations.
The city would make a big difference if it forced reasoning of some areas, no matter the nimbly protests.
Same for the development of areas like Oakridge, little mountain and so on.
The city could lobby the Province to make house taxes more progressive.

The truth is that the city does not want lower house prices. Vision and NPA are corrupt to the bone and in cahoot with developers. It will be difficult to find someone to vote for. I would rather have an extremist to break the impasse.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

How dumb are you!
55% capital budget will be coming from developmers, you can’t thank them enough.
65k saving and west Cambie? Bhahahaha!

patriotz
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“The truth is that the city does not want lower house prices.”

It makes no difference to CoV or any other city fiscally what house prices are. It’s the owners who don’t want lower prices. And I don’t think there’s much cities can to do lower prices anyway.

I should say there are things the City can do to increase rental availability. The province has now authorized rental-only zoning. There’s a lot that can be done with that. The new enforcement regime with $1000/day fines for unauthorized short rentals, which goes into effect Sep 1, will make a difference if enforced. The City has already committed a good deal of land for affordable housing.

Just me
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Just me

Utter nonsense.
Where there is a will, there us a way.

The current parties (NPA and Vision) want high house prices. That is clear to all.

Even simple enforcement is lacking.

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

You mean the will to lower the price so you can buy a home in west Cambie with $65k in savings? The man made sense and you just dismissed it. How fail are you! Bhahahahaha!

Just me
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Just me

Keep ranting.

We need politicians who I have the guts to say it: we want lower house prices. If only someone said that, they would haul in a massive amount of votes.

We need policies geared to lower house prices.

Oracle
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Oracle

Window to effect change is closing fast. Are you the only one that doesn’t see

patriotz
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“The current parties (NPA and Vision) want high house prices. That is clear to all.”

Pretty clear the NPA wants high prices. Vision may well want high prices but at least they have taken measures such as the vacancy tax and homeless housing which opponents claim will bring about lower prices. Robertson is also on record favouring a tax similar to the provincial school surtax prior to last year’s election.

And no, having the will does not mean you have the way when you are municipality with only the powers that the province chooses to grant.

Just me
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Just me

As a municipality you do have ways to make life hard for speculators and house gamblers. You in fact could make their life hell, with many small things.

They chose not to. They do not deserve re-election. And the NPA is even worse.

I am keeping my eyes open for alternatives. NPA and Vision are equally bad.

YVR
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YVR

The NDP under the Vision name have been running Vancouver for the past 10 years. It has been an unmitigated disaster. Only an NDP hack could claim the city has no power to make changes to improve the housing situation. Time to throw Vision out.

Just me
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Just me

I agree with you on this. I also think that the NPA is at least as bad, and a guarantee that things will not get better.

We need a third way, Both Vision and NPS represent interests that want high house prices.

Oracle
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Oracle

Look at Tieleman leading the NO campaign.

Look at Meggs getting rich of taxi owners and developers.

Dyugle
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Dyugle

They could campaign on the promise to ask the Province to amend the assessment act to split up residential real estate into multiple classes giving them the ability to tackle the problem. Simple solution that puts the ball in the city’s court. Won’t happen as the Province would give up too much power and it would pit city against city. But the fall out from such a decision, the Balkanization of residential real estate, would really have a profound effect on housing.

patriotz
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“A quintet of left-wing parties in Vancouver have reached agreements-in-principle, brokered by a labour group, that would see them work together to avoid vote splitting in the October municipal election.”

There you go. OK you-know-who, tell us why the NPA is a better choice.

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/left-wing-parties-reach-agreements-in-principle-to-avoid-vote-splitting

Just me
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Just me

What is your point? That, since the left slate is marginally less pro-housing than the NPA, we should vote for them?
So far they have been reluctant to take serious action to penalize homeowners and home gamblers. Why should I believe they will do so in the future?

We need change that is real. And we need detailed plans about housing policies and housing taxes/regulations. We are in a massive crisis, where even the rich cannot afford decent accommodation.

patriotz
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“What is your point? ”

For the record, I didn’t mean you. I know you’re not a supporter of the NPA or their major league partners the BC Liberals.

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

“Even the rich cannot afford decent accommodation”.

I want to stick my neck out here and say that you’re full of shit again but it’d be awesome to hear your definitions of “rich” and “decent” first.

Just me
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Just me

Income rich. Not wealth rich.

In Vancouver they mean two different things.

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

Do I have to ask you everything twice? How do you define “rich” and “decent” in the context of your earlier statement?

Just me
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Just me

Wealth rich in Vancouver: arguably more than 3 million CAD in housing or other assets.

Decent: your wealth was acquired through legal and verifiable means. And any income from all your wealth (wherever it may be) is visible and taxable according to the law.

Dyugle
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Dyugle

Where can you report empty houses?
Could we put a link to it on this web page?
Thanks

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

I just used it to report a $6 mil house a street away from me. The lawn has not been cut in 2018 and the blinds have been down forever and mail is piling up. It looks like shit I’m glad I don’t have to look at it everyday.

When reporting they give you a file number and they follow up and report back to you (according to the site) It appears you can also report illegal short term rentals here.

Every little bit we can do to make it less comfortable for the rule breakers is progress I say.

Just me
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Just me

Agree 100%. Good job.

Complaining without doing anything is frustrating. Every little helps.

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

Jealousy to the max…bhahahaha!

bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

You did not even have a pair to show up to support your Eby! and here you said “Complaining without doing anything is frustrating. Every little helps.” Bhahahahaha!

Just me
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Just me

You kare more stupid than I thought.
How do you know I was not there?

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

Kick them out asked you so many times, and you just ignored the question.
And if you are so smart, why are you still landless or condoless. Bhahahaha…

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

He knows that if he says he was there somebody who did attend will be able to determine he’s lying quite easily.

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

Because you were reporting the tweets you saw rather than what was actually happening?

Just me
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Just me

Because you know where I was as well? You must be psychic then.
The amount of nonsense that comes out of you and BPOE is amazing. And you even judge others.

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

Again you come up with some pointless diversion when you could have just said you were there. You’re pathetic.

Just me
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Just me

The only pathetic person here are you and the other assortment of liars and troubled psychotic individuals like KTO and BPOE.

Oracle
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Oracle

Probably a single foreign student.

He’s probably away 90% of he time but that is probably his ‘home’ address. City won’t do shit to this demographic.

Specuskeptic
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Everyone’s favourite Realtor outfit in court over Coquitlam project. Developers, verbal contracts, oh my… http://vancouversun.com/business/real-estate/realtors-ordered-by-court-to-drop-legal-action-against-coquitlam-condo-project

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

The vermin have a tendency to make sneaky verbal agreements, then tie up our court system with their sleazy lawsuits.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

A Richmond daycare is being forced to close its doors after 20 years in business
https://globalnews.ca/video/4264299/another-daycare-forced-out-by-church-landlord

>>> offspring of HAM 2.0 being renovicted by HAM 3.0 investors…

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Sold to a foreign buyer who will turn the building into an “international school”.

Scum.

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This “international school” BS has to stop. It’s ridiculous.

Just me
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Just me

Yet another legal way to fabricate immigration papers for rich Chinese kids.

Can any politician call the scam? Are we so dependent on this cash that we have to prostitute our whole immigration system?

Leaving some money on the table sometimes is the smartest choice.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Yoga and cheesecake for new mums in plush Chinese ‘sitting centres’
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/asia-pacific-business/yoga-and-cheesecake-for-new-mums-in-plush-chinese-sitting-centres-1.23329288

>>> only a matter of days/weeks before similar operations sprout up all over the lower mainland (of BC that is…)

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The precious delicate snowflakes need extra help. Just a generation ago they where giving birth in a rice paddy.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

We already have these and have had them for a long while. I haven’t heard of any as fancy as that however.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Daniel Kar-Yan Kwong, a Vancouver lawyer has lost the right to practice for at least two years after admitting to mistakes he made with several immigration files because he was “overwhelmed with the workload”…
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/immigration-lawyer-admits-to-mishandling-files-resigns-from-law-society-1.4696966

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In one case, a Swiss couple who bought a lodge in B.C. hired Kwong to assist them with immigrating to Canada.

Kwong told them repeatedly he had filled applications but he had not.

In another case, Kwong was working with a client to sponsor a man’s wife and son. When the man’s wife delivered a baby in a B.C. hospital, it turned out she did not have health coverage due to Kwong’s misrepresentations and she had to pay for the hospital services.

First case: don’t do business with locusts.
Second case: boo hoo nice try to skirt the healthcare system, now PAY UP.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Zhijian (Anna) Zhang and Nevin L. Low of NuStream Realty tried to sue developers Xiao Hong Huang, Ze Wen Zong and two numbered companies for a piece of a Coquitlam condo project
http://vancouversun.com/business/real-estate/realtors-ordered-by-court-to-drop-legal-action-against-coquitlam-condo-project

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Daughter of man killed by excessive speeder says she won’t stop seeking justice
https://globalnews.ca/news/4261814/daughter-of-man-killed-by-excessive-speeder-says-she-wont-stop-seeking-justice/

>>> and life goes on the banana republic of Vancouver… Ob la di, ob-la-da…

Oracle
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Oracle

That’s the benefit of being a temp visa holder. Worst case scenario is deportation. A local gets locked up and a criminal record.

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

Obviously a deportation is instantly forgotten and never ever ends up on your travel history. You’ll certainly never be asked about it again when entering another country, and they’re sure to let you in either way.

Oracle
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Oracle

Why you always against any solutions to close loopholes that People may exploit?

You’re always refuting thinking it means closing a loophole for a Chinese person.

It means closing the loophole for everyone.

And I’m long done with attitudes like yours. They are not welcome at all in Canada.

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

I never said I was against anything. I merely implied that you’re a fucking idiot.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

Actually you did.

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

Fuck off, liar.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

Close all loop holes unless they affect Mainland Chinese.

But you never said the right?

Laibach
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Laibach

…but it is good for economy!

“The Vancouver Dynamic Auto Club has 440 members, 90 percent of whom are from China, said the group’s 27-year-old founder, David Dai. To join, a member must have a car that costs over 100,000 Canadian dollars, or about $77,000. “They don’t work,” Mr. Dai said of Vancouver’s fuerdai. “They just spend their parents’ money.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/world/americas/canada-vancouver-chinese-immigrant-wealth.html?smid=tw-share&_r=1

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“And in Canada, Chinese immigrants said, people are far less likely to question how they obtained their wealth.”

Yes because we already know how they obtained their wealth; they stole it….

Just me
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Just me

That is exactly the problem. With the excuse of privacy and political correctness, we condone money laundering and crazy house prices.

A few profit from it. The vast majority loses out, and silently accepts the status quo.

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

Crazy house prices are tolerated because so many greedy greedy locals have gone all-in and think it’s a sure-thing retirement plan.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

They either stole it, had it given to them in the form of bribes, or made it “legally” by chinese standards using slave labour.

Just me
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Just me

Jenny Kwan says it is culturally insensitive to ask Chinese people about their wealth. They are very private that way.

But not so much in mainland China, it seems.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

If they are so private about it why do they drive Supercars and Rolls Royces? You would think a ‘private’ person would be more low key?

At the very least not drive a $300k car with a bright green “N” on it.

Just me
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Just me

Great for car detailers and luxury dealerships, as well as house marketers and other luxury service providers.
The remaining 90% of the population? Not so much. The trickle down does not even make up for a month of increased rent.

People need to wake up and start demanding the millionaire migrants are taxed and made uncomfortable. They cannot be allowed to transform Vancouver in a resort city like Monaco.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Xueming Chen, Zi Qi Fan, Jiacheng Huo and Zhuo Ran Li have all been charged with kidnapping without the use of a firearm, assault with a weapon or causing harm and robbery following a confrontation at the University of British Columbia over the sale of a computer allegedly containing child pornography
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/2-people-assaulted-robbed-at-ubc-over-computer-containing-child-porn-1.3965824

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Best immigrant group ever!!!

Let’s bring in another 100,000 of them!!!

Just me
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Just me

The Federal government seems hard at work to do just that.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

Let change the blog name to “anything Chinese” instead of Vancouvercondo info. Bhahahaha!

Laibach
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Laibach

Fuck off idiot, cockroaches are slowly but surly killing local civilization while few bastards benefit from it. Not sure what you got out of it but it doesn’t matter anyway, you’re to stupid to understand it.

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

You are so smart, why are you still paying rent instead of mortgage? You have so much hatred in you, it blinds you ability to make sound decisions…hence here you are! Bhahahaha!

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Bhahahaha!

why do you sound like a sheep?

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

Why are you miserable? bhahahaha!

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Why are you such a troll?
No life?

Just me
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Just me

When he posts in this way, it means the tension is building up.

Just me
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Just me

I would be OK with the title: “mostly about criminals, regardless of race”.

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

Except that would be a lie, and you know it.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Why aren’t home prices falling? Home sellers won’t have it”, Global BC

https://globalnews.ca/news/4257118/home-prices-canada/

“One reason why home prices are holding up despite plunging sales in some markets has to do with home sellers, said Penelope Graham, managing editor at real estate website Zoocasa.”

““A lot of this is psychological,” she told Global News. “A seller who is intent on making a profit on their home sale is more likely to pull their listing off the market and wait out softer market conditions, rather than sell for less than their neighbours got six months prior.””

Just me
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Just me

“In fact, this is why the volume of home sales has taken a dive in some markets. Some people who would have otherwise been selling their home are staying put. Others pull their homes off the market after failing to get the price they wanted only to re-list the property a few weeks later.

But the new home price isn’t necessarily lower. In fact, sometimes it’s higher in the second listing, Graham said.”

This is definitely true in some cases, especially on Van west side. The listings consist often of re-list at a similar price. I noticed that as well.

Sellers believe that madness will start anew in the Fall or Spring. I think this time they might lose their shirt (for the first time in 15 years). Unless Poloz bails them out again.

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Ultimately it is the buyers who set the price because a house is worth what a buyer will pay not what the seller thinks it’s worth.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“New jobs data cement the case for an interest rate hike next month”, Financial Post

http://business.financialpost.com/news/economy/new-jobs-data-cement-the-case-for-an-interest-rate-hike-next-month

“Jobless numbers, hiring rate, wage growth seem to have Canada ready for a hike — just not a big one”

Oracle
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Oracle

To all the warriors on here.

There is a guy begging for some money at corner of Fraser Hwy and Highway 10.

Go give him some money. Poor guy has no legs and is in rags.

Allowing the rid raf culture in from the Asian countries and the changing of attitudes amongst locals means we have failed.

We have failed because we allow crooks to rule us.

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‘China’s Amazon’ to start selling Canadian real estate

http://www.burnabynow.com/real-estate/china-s-amazon-to-start-selling-canadian-real-estate-1.23252624

“Carrie Law, CEO of Juwai.com said it allows Juwai.com to “continue to fulfill its core mission of helping Chinese become global residents and investors.”

Yay, more chineeze …

patriotz
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Courtesy Andy7 at HHV:

3358 W 8th, Vancouver
Assessed – $2,265,800
Listed – 2M
Sold June 6 – $1,850,000
https://faithwilsongroup.com/listings/3358-west-8th-avenue/
* Sold under list and under assessed.

3388 West King Edward
https://sothebysrealty.ca/en/property/british-columbia/greater-vancouver-real-estate/vancouver-west/282808/
Assessed – $3.4M
Initial list – $3,788,000
Relisted – $3,388,000
Reduced- $3,080,000
Just sold – $2,952,381
Previous sale May 2015 – $3,050,000
* Sold for a 50k+ LOSS – under assessed, under list and below previous 2015 sale price.

2006 Whyte Ave, Vancouver
https://faithwilsongroup.com/listings/2006-whyte-avenue/
Assessed $4,317,000
Bought Jan 2016 $4,050,000
Just sold for $3,800,000
* Sold for a 250 k LOSS (from 2016 sale price)

patriotz
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3358 W 8th, Vancouver
Assessed – $2,265,800
Listed – 2M
Sold June 6 – $1,850,000
* Sold under list and under assessed.

3388 West King Edward
Assessed – $3.4M
Initial list – $3,788,000
Relisted – $3,388,000
Reduced- $3,080,000
Just sold – $2,952,381
Previous sale May 2015 – $3,050,000
* Sold for a 50k+ LOSS – under assessed, under list and below previous 2015 sale price.

2006 Whyte Ave, Vancouver
Assessed $4,317,000
Bought Jan 2016 $4,050,000
Just sold for $3,800,000
* Sold for a 250 k LOSS (from 2016 sale price)

patriotz
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Above courtesy Andy7 at HHV.

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Those are some pretty good losses. I heard real estate only ever goes up… nope.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

5791 DUNBAR ST
Current Price $2,580,000
Sale Price $2,180,000

Well maintained 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom family home on a 50 x 136.6 ft property

Dave
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That’s a good price actually for a lot of that size in that location.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

For now…

Dave
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It’s a bearish observation because if you can buy that in Dunbar, what does it say for a lot half the size in East Vancouver?

Just me
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Just me

True. The stunning thing is that East Side owners are still valuing a naked standard plot at 1.5 or 1.6 mil. This is pretty much the same as people are asking on the west side kately.

Compression of asking prices.

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

Who’d have thought $500,000 was worth so much?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

6536 WILTSHIRE ST
Original Price $4,250,000
Current Price $3,588,000
Sale Price $3,300,000

Bestplaceonearth
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Bestplaceonearth

Wow, market is crashing hard. Are you buying?

Oracle
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Prices only goes up. Proof: https://www.myrealtycheck.ca/
Hahaha… The NDP can’t do nothing, have done jack. Millions of 10 year visa chineses buying everything. They will be offering me free services & paying rent to live with me. Life is good. My developer friend told me that the chineses are flying helicopters to his place and buying all the land. Yesterday, he sold about $15 million. This morning, another $8 million. Tomorrow, he is closing a $26 million deal. Ah, life is good.

Next, the Indians & Russians are coming. Prices only go up. The best place in earth.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

10 year visa holders must pay 20% furriner tax.

Also, you’re full of shit in every respect.

Helicopters…funny…

Oracle
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I love winning. Winning yet? Me win all the time. You lose. Hahahah. Sales only go up. Prices go up much higher. Winning !!!!!

Oracle
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Oracle

Go away….

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

He’s better than the real you. I say he stays.

Oracle Sockpuppet Doppelganger III
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Oracle Sockpuppet Doppelganger III

He is not better than me. I’m better.

Oracle
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Me.. go away… Winning !!!!
Not.

Oracle
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Oracle

Your avatar gives you away loser. I stick to one now ever since you started posting trash under my name.

Specuskeptic
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Master of puppets excoriating someone else for impersonation. That’s rich…

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Live by the sock, die by the sock.

Oracle
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Oracle

I’m guessing it’s Kick Me Out posting as me…

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

Why dont you just register for an account… instead of posting as ‘Guest’..

Laibach
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Laibach

Oracle, as much as I respect your contributions here I need to ask you are you tonight sarcastic or drunk? Seriously…

Oracle
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Oracle

That’s not my post. A fake Oracle.

An imposter.

Guess I hit a nerve somewhere.

Specuskeptic
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You hit nerves all the time but you’re clueless as to why. (Hint: It’s all the lying and stupidity.)

patriotz
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bestplaceonearth
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bestplaceonearth

Work harder – I mean by sweat – taxing people the Robinhood way will not stand!

The Most Interesting Bear in the World
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The Most Interesting Bear in the World

Yes, but who is being robbed?

Vancouver has as 4.5 X commercial to business property tax ratio, the highest in North America. That means that businesses subsidize homeowners.

Which means that if you want to park money in real estate = low tax.

If you want to set up a business and work hard and sweat and actually employ people = high tax ( and you are subsidizing the real estate speculators with your risk and hard work)

Stay informed, my friends.

YVR
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YVR

Looks like the Canadian dollar will be gaping down on Monday. The drama teacher flunked again. White House Director of Trade Policy Peter Navarro:

“And I’ll tell you this, to my friends in Canada, that was one of the worst political miscalculations of a Canadian leader in modern Canadian history,” Navarro continued. “All Justin Trudeau had to do was take the win. President Trump did the courtesy to Justin Trudeau to travel up to Quebec for that summit. He had other things, bigger things on his plate in Singapore. “And what did Trudeau did — do as soon as — as soon as the plane took off from Canadian airspace, Trudeau stuck our president in the back. That will not stand.”

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/06/10/theres-special-place-in-hell-for-trudeau-after-his-g7-stunt-top-wh-trade-adviser-peter-navarro-says.html

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

What do you expect from a drama teacher, a feminist, a coward, a sellout and a china apologist?

Nice hair though, douchebag.

Oracle
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Oracle

Trudeau will end up making Canada the Mexico of the North if he isn’t stopped.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN!

You know where I stand on the guy. I cannot wait for the election.

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

Canada is waking up to the commie turds….turfing them on election day…..Wynne gone…Notley Next……Keg Waiter and Dr. Luke Sky WALKER next.

…..PR will not get off the ground…..Keg Waiter knows it Walker made a bad move….so its who blinks first ?!?

….people don’t seem to get it that the status- quo is currently quasi- PR…..

Specuskeptic
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https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/06/10/architecture-professor-patrick-condon-plans-run-for-mayor-to-fix-vancouvers-completely-broken-housing-market.html

“In a news release, Condon said he doesn’t believe simply adding more housing supply will be enough to combat the city’s extreme housing unaffordability, adding Vancouver’s high home prices have been “driven by the escalating price of land and fuelled by international flows of money.”

“This city is fast becoming a pretty place to park your cash and to visit on vacation once or twice, the Monaco of North America,” he said.”

While to say that the ‘Couv is the “Monaco of North America” is probably an inaccurate depiction, there are shades of truth to it. Does he have a shot?

Specuskeptic
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Same topic, but this time from The Sun. http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/ubc-urban-design-professor-to-seek-mayoral-nomination-for-cope Article concludes: ““Many of these issues, lack of transparency, destruction of neighbourhoods through spot zoning, lack of affordable housing, and an irrational transportation policy can be fixed, but not without a plan,” he said, and called for Vancouver to follow what other communities in the region have done and develop a proper city plan. “Everything is done through discretion, increasing the costs and conflict for both builder and the city and creating opportunities to game the system. We need a city plan to show where and how we are going to solve the problems that threaten this city – housing for our wage earners foremost among them. In the end it comes down to this question: who is the city for. Is it for the people who live and work here?… Read more »
Laibach
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Laibach

“Our local wage earners are powerless to fight against these unbridled market forces,” he said in a media release. “This city needs a complete change of direction.”

“This city is fast becoming a pretty place to park your cash and to visit on vacation once or twice, the Monaco of North America. This is not the city we want for our sons and daughters, a city for the 1 percent while the 99 percent have to leave’ town.”

Enough said. Condone should be the next mayor.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“Condon wants to increase the share of non-market housing to 50 per cent, saying non-market facilities like social housing and co-operatives currently represent 15 per cent of the city’s share of housing.

He said Vienna, where 60 per cent of the city’s population lives in social housing, should be a model for Vancouver.”

I’ve mentioned Vienna as a model for social housing in Vancouver before, this guy gets it.

He has my vote if he gets the nomination.

YVR
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YVR

Laughable. Cope = NDP. Same as Vision. Didn’t the NPD say they were going to build 115, 000 affordable housing units? Were there not going to be special areas designated for those who work here? Condos would only be sold to locals who work here. What happened to all that? In year 2 and not a peep. The problem is all this costs money the politicians don’t have so all the non-market housing promises are moot. How do you convert privately owned land to non-market pubic land? The NDP can’t even ban foreign buyers from presales which would be easy and cost nothing. All we get is slight tax increases which are about a tax grab not fixing housing or making it more affordable. The stuff the guy is promising is not possible.

YVR
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YVR

“Currently 15 per cent of Vancouver’s housing supply is non-market; his target is to increase non-market supply to 50 per cent.”

Who is going to pay for 35% of Vancouver land (and buildings on it) and convert it to non-market? What happens to the people who are already living in that 35%? Where do they go? Who are the lucky ones who get to move into the new non-market which now 50% of Vancouver?

YVR
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YVR

“He would also like to see a freeze on rents — 55 per cent of the city’s residents are renters”

And how will that help with rental stock? Will there be more or less rentals?

YVR
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YVR

“He would also like to see the city “utilize and expand its powers to tax development.” ”

That will get us more supply. Good idea.

MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

Fair points. So who do you plan on voting for?

YVR
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YVR

I will wait to see who is running and their policies first. There is more to my vote consideration than housing. I will not vote for people that come up with unrealistic policies. Anything that cost money is not going to happen. Realistically the best thing we can hope for in the City of Vancouver is someone who comes up with bold rezoning for higher density. I like the plan to rezone a large section of Point Grey for all rental multifamily. Easily done at the City level and would create a lot of new housing.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/west-point-grey-rezoning-1.4442289

Just me
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Just me

“There is more to my vote consideration than housing. ”

No other policies matter if housing costs stay this way. We should all vote based on housing issues first. Time is running out.

If you disagree with Congdon, please indicate better alternative.

YVR
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YVR

You have voted for all the parties in power today. Federal Liberals, BC NDP, Vision Vancouver. How has that worked out for you and housing so far? Your problem is you believe what the politicians tell you during their campaign. It is almost like you like being lied to. Those that tell the biggest lies get your vote. As I said before anything that cost a lot of money is a lie. The governments at all levels are already broke. There is no money to build government housing just like there is no money for $10 daycare.

patriotz
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” In year 2 and not a peep. ”

I’ll just pick the most obvious falsehood – the NDP took office in July 2017. Take it easy, you’re getting difficult to distinguish from Oracle.

YVR
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YVR

I think year 2 starts after the first anniversary. You are getting desperate.

“A year into deal, Greens, NDP still together despite differences”

The two leaders recently celebrated the first anniversary of their May 29, 2017 confidence and supply agreement

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/b-c/a-year-into-deal-greens-ndp-still-together-despite-differences-1.23329317

YVR
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YVR

There are only two parts to the solution. Is if supply and demand. Yes more supply will help. If they build enough market housing it will bring the market down with too much supply. Simple economics. But reducing demand is quicker. Foreign buyers ban on presales seems to be an easy one and can be done with the stroke of a pen. Adding B20 to credit unions another easy one. Making a significant change from income taxes to property taxes for those that don’t pay income taxes is another. It must be a combination of increased property taxes for all properties coupled with reduced income taxes. Not just a token tax to small part of the housing stock with no income tax reduction.

Just me
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Just me

I like what he says. I might waste my vote on him.

patriotz
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If you have several left of centre mayoral candidates (Condon, Kennedy Stewart, and one or two others who have already declared I think) and a single right of centre (Sim) the latter will win.

In any case the mayor only has one vote on council. Many if not most people don’t understand this.

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southseacompany

“Higher rates, tighter mortgage rules cool Canadian home prices”, Business Times, Singapore

https://www.businesstimes.com.sg/real-estate/higher-rates-tighter-mortgage-rules-cool-canadian-home-prices

“Regulators trying to ensure a soft landing for a market propelled by years of low rates”

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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
As most of you know I am “Whistler or Bust?” but have changed my handle until Trudeau is thrown out of office. Here is some interesting stats up there. The market for detached has slowed considerably. Even with the Frankinnumber they cannot hide the weakness: Detached Average Price $1,675,900 212.5 – 6 months -0.9% 1 year 8.4% 3 year 63.3% 5 year 89.4% Townhouses and condos have done better but they tend to be in the village and ski in ski out areas buy they have slowed as well. I am not sure what this says but at least the froth is off in this market. The gains are slowing like a double binding release ! I would expect in a few months to see YOY negative returns. I think Whistler like other markets is simply being crushed under the… Read more »