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Kabloona pointed out this article: “dramatic drop in home sales makes B.C. an outlier among provinces”

“VANCOUVER—B.C.’s real-estate market has gone from being one of the strongest in the country to the weakest as the number of sales drops sharply in comparison to other provinces.

The B.C. Real Estate Association (BCREA) is forecasting a 21 per cent drop in sales in 2018. Meanwhile, the number of sales in July was 24 per cent lower than the previous July, according to Douglas Porter, chief economist and managing director of BMO Financial Group….

“…..Compared to the rest of the country we are noticing that it’s especially weak, which is quite a turnaround from what we’ve seen over much of the past 10 to 15 years,” Porter said. “It’s quite unusual for Vancouver to stick out.”

Read the full article here.

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bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

one car crash and all of Vanc Island shuts down…

Commuters demand improved route to Victoria after another Malahat Hwy closure
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/malahat-highway-closures-new-route-1.4796304

kabloona
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kabloona

It was more like a sewage truck and an SUV, but okay…..

😉

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

SCMP: Will banning Chinese and other foreign buyers solve homelessness in New Zealand?
https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/australasia/article/2160970/will-banning-chinese-and-other-foreign-buyers-solve

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Six months after the New Democrats announced a new tax on real estate speculation, they continue to withhold key details about the rationale for the measure and how it would actually be applied
https://vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/vaughn-palmer-secrecy-over-details-of-new-speculation-tax-almost-rivals-hst-hubbub

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Illegal hotel operating in Richmond home shut down by city
https://www.vancouverisawesome.com/2018/08/23/illegal-hotel-richmond-bc/

>>> LOL, I wonder if this is the only one of these being operated by a Caucasian? it is also amusing how the city steps right in when a “concerned” neighbour like Joyce Wang speaks up about all the shenanigans, illegal activity, loud noise and various other indiscretions that might be bothering her. Totally brutal imho…

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Richmond Mayoral candidate Hong Guo chimes in once again to dispel the trash talk and other criticism regarding her baffling decision to get involved in politics (when in fact she should have done the smart thing and skipped town like Ethan Sun and Julia Lau)
https://www.richmond-news.com/opinion/letters/letter-mayoral-candidate-hong-guo-said-urging-voting-doesn-t-mean-race-baiting-1.23409433

Ralph
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Ralph

Her audacity knows no bounds.

Lost...but not Leased
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Lost...but not Leased

Check out South Africa and how well that turned out….

PS hard to believe its less than 2 months to civic elections (OCT. 20 )

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

A bus stop billboard at No.3 and Blundell roads is turning heads, not because of any product it’s selling but because of the politics it’s advocating for
https://www.richmond-news.com/news/richmond-bus-stop-billboard-calls-for-ending-one-party-dictatorship-in-china-1.23409277

>>> I guess all paying customers are free to do whatever the F%$K they like in this Crazy Rich town

Just me
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Just me

“What also concerns the group is Chinese officials’ influence on local Chinese organizations, which is at “a level that should be brought to the attention of Canadian politicians,” said Huang.”

Meddling into our politics. PRC plays the long game.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Why isn’t Turd being investigated for chinese collusion?

Oh, right.

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

If he were under investigation do you think he’d bleat about it every fucking day like a petulant child?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

More like every hour.

In this case the collusion is real, not made up.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again
What many establishment Conservatives seem to be forgetting is that #BernierNation is not just about appealing to the Conservative base. There are loads of people like me who are walking away from the left right now because we are disgusted with the extreme identity politics and shouting down of speech one disagrees with. We actually believe in standing up for Canada, Canadians, and Canadian values. #BernierNation is pretty much Centre Right, but it’s also a Big Tent party because it includes people coming from the left and gay/LGBT and also includes people coming from what is often characterized as the far right. It even includes trans Canadians — so the stereotypes in the media are just so off base. And you can be guaranteed they will be ramping that ‘Alt Right’ propaganda up now. If 50% of Canadians are on… Read more »
Oracle
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Oracle

I agree. Get ready for war with msm and the internet police.

Selective Memory
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Selective Memory

Big tent. Lotta clowns.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

There is a lively discussion going on right now on Twitter about these issues. If you wish, you may follow me on Twitter: Polar Bear Diaries #BernierNation @PolarBearDiarie

Oracle
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Oracle

Things to do:

1) People here need to get the Bernier message out! Lower immigration rates will mean lower housing costs.

2) Vote YES in ProRef

3). Start provincial version of Bernier party and get > 5% of vote.

And there it is!!

Dave
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5% will be easy. The crazy thing is that this Province is so divided, you’ll only need a couple seats to hold the balance of power.

On the flip side, the wackos on the other side have just as much of a chance.

Should be amazing watching a game of musical chairs being played between extremists.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again
One of the funniest ironies in this thing is that I initially posted my gay 90s coming out diaries on Youtube because SIDA and others on here did not believe I am real. They did not believe it could be possible to be gay and a Trump supporter. So I posted my diaries to try to prove I’m real. Didn’t get much reception here. So I promoted it on Twitter — to a Conservative audience of initially just Trump supporters– and got about 180 views. Through that I started communicating with #BernierNation and realized I’ve really been a Red Tory all my life. I finally found my political home. And now this is a big political movement with a charismatic leader who can stand up for Canadians and actually become the Prime Minister. I’ve never had a political figure to… Read more »
Selective Memory
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Selective Memory

Nobody on this forum believes you’re real. Conservatives on twitter are clearly more gullible.

And gay republicans are hardly a new thing. Some of them even get elected:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Craig_scandal

Specuskeptic
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The desperation for adulation and attention from strangers on the internet is one of the most bizarre things. That need is shared by another poster. That too is weird.

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

It’s Oracle. He’s pretended to be just about everything and everybody on here except he’s never managed to pull off a good impersonation of a decent person.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again

And one more tidbit from today that reminded me of VCI jargon: Manitoba MP James Bezan said: “He and his Minions need to get on side, or you know, get out of the way.” Minions!!! Some people in the #BernierNation base have already embraced the term “Minions” just like how the right wing embraced the word “Deplorables” when Hilary Clinton threw that one out!!!

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

Hush now, Oracle.

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KickThemOut

Pathetic how low this blog has sunk with majority of spam links posts coming from fakers bullwhip and the guy who can’t stop shouting he is gay. The world moved on while majority of posters here are still stuck like its 2008/09 and chanting Garth’s doom and gloom predictions. So sad….

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

LOL…and yet you are still here (as is your pathetic profile on PoF). why the eff is that?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Another home in Kitsilano located 2 blocks from the infamous $4M rubble pile mysteriously burns down; Property currently on market for $2.588 and being rented out on AirBnB
https://bc.ctvnews.ca/flames-pour-from-roof-of-burning-house-up-for-sale-in-kitsilano-1.4065633

>>> something stinks to high heaven here. anyway, let your imaginations run wild…

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Lost...but not Leased

Interesting….

Wonder about insurance…vacant homes can’t be insured/ or insurance is void.

realist
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realist

Insurance can be obtained for unoccupied dwellings, at additional cost, of course.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

question is whether they will pay if they find any discrepancy in the disclosure provided by homeowner and how exactly this fire started in the first place. it is pretty clear this home had extensive renos but who knows if they were done properly. if fire a result of deficiency in some shape or form then homeowner might be up the creek on this. i don’t know…do the math…massive mortgage, must rent out bulk of home on airbnb, property listed at maybe not the most ideal time, has been on market for quite a while, listing price has been dropped but owners might just get a massive gift at precisely the right moment…phew…lucky them. well, i don’t believe in luck. authorities should investigate this BS to the fullest extent.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

if they did not disclose to the insurance company they were operating a hotel they will have issues….

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

i think this was originally intended to be a quick flip with rental as a backstop. now we know, owner is a cheat and liar as some clever fellow out there noticed BOTH units were being rented out on airbnb under the same licence (one with W 3rd address, the other with MacD address…sneaky prick) now with cash flow issues, the owner opted to hit the EASY button (or so he thinks) and torch it to the ground. insurance co could easily see if suites are “legal” and up to code. take a wild guess what they will find?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

edit: make that both suites being rented out on airbnb illegally using a single licence.

Patiently Waiting
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Patiently Waiting

From the story: ” Listed at $325 a night, the home has a private two-level suite, and the owners live in a separate section, the listing suggests.”

Oracle
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Oracle

Who’s with me on BernierNation!

Time to Make Canada Great Again!

I’m betting he will win a significant share of the vote. Battle ms coming up with CNN errrr CBC, CTV, Global ……the elitists and their minion followers.

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

The guy who can’t stop talking about coming out, like he’s the only guy to ever do it.

Bernier will never get the support to field 338 candidates.

Make Vancouver Canadian Again
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Make Vancouver Canadian Again
Do NOT belittle my coming out story. I’ve never met another gay person who has a coming out story like me. I came out in 1995 at the age of 16 in high school. It was a time of extreme homophobia – I can’t remember his name, but someone in a similar situation as me in Texas was brutally murdered. You should listen to the second half of my autoethnography, the part that deals with my coming out and what I faced. It’s because of people like me that today and over the past 10 years, more and more young gay teens are coming out in high school and now they have gay-straight alliances in schools. I had none of that – but I was part of an initial cohort of gay teens in the 90s who led the way… Read more »
MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN
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MAKE TRUDEAU A DRAMA TEACHER AGAIN

You guys haven’t figured out that for the right wing to even have a chance their vote can’t be a split.

This stunt will ensure we get 4 more fucking years of Trudeau and Beriner gets 1% of the vote.

YVR
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YVR

Problem is all politics in Canada have moved too far left. The Federal NDP under Jagmeet are full on commie, the Liberals under Mr Dress up are gender neutral Marxists and Scheer is all over the map. We need someone who is going to bring up immigration, the open borders to “regugies” and the dairy cartel. Bernier may never govern but at least he will pull back some sanity into Canadian politics. Scheer was trying to silence him. We need Bernier speaking up for the good of Canadians.

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

At less than 4 people per square kilometre the country is truly full!

YVR
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YVR

How many people live in you home? Can you fit in one more? Good then you won’t mind a random person you don’t know and didn’t invite to move in illegally and you can pay his living expenses.

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

The morons bleating about immigration arent being asked to share their actual home involuntarily. And, yes, I’ll gladly welcome dozens of immigrants to my neighbourhood. Would you?

YVR
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YVR

I have no problem with immigration, but like anything you can have too much of it. I like eating, but if I eat too much I get fat and the enjoyment of the eating is offset by many negatives of being fat. We need to eat, like we need immigration, but there is a limit to what is benefit. We are over that limit.

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

Tell us what the limit is then.

Ralph
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Ralph

50,000 LEGAL immigrants a year is the limit. And we need to build a fence to keep out the thousands of ILLEGAL immigrants crossing into Canada.
Help to protect the Canadian border unlike Turdeau who is okay with undocumented aliens flooding in.

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

Can you provide some basis to justify that limit?

How long should the fence be, and of what sort of construction must it be to be effective?

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YVR
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YVR

Ulrike Rodrigues said her 60-unit Fairfax building in Mount Pleasant had been “infested” with Airbnb listings owned by realtor Zul Jiwa, who has nine listings at the Fairfax, making up 15 per cent of all the building’s suites.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/airbnb-story

YVR
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YVR

From the comments section:

How come it’s never someone named Smith or Jones doing this? Like the lady on Global said, “Park your car in the wrong spot for 5 minutes and the city will have a ticket on it but turn an apartment block or residence into a hotel for years and good luck getting the city to do anything about it”. Makes me sick every time I read about another selfish scam.

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

I love it how some people waste their entire lives miserable, thinking that they’re hard done by and others are at some sort of advatage. “Life is so unfair” they bleat for decades. It’s fucking hilarious.

This idiot had probably just received a parking ticket, too, because they thought that the rules don’t apply to them.

YVR
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YVR

He didn’t say others had some sort of advantage. He was asking why it always seems the same people cause all the problems. Then wonders why the City seems to enforce the minor bylaw violations with no citizen complaint that occur over 5 minutes but can let 15% of a building be run as an illegal hotel with regular citizen complaints for more than 4 years and do nothing.

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

It not the same people who cause problems. It’s observation bias, which is generally a consequence of stupidity.

And obviously the differences in enforcement are due to differences in the resources applied. Surely you’re aware that for decades now millions of people have had careers enforcing traffic law?

YVR
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YVR

“It’s observation bias”

Not when it involves real estate.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

read the article about airbnb hotel located on railway that the city of richmond trying to shut down at the behest of annoyed chinese neighbor who finds this sort of activity unacceptable. LOL…seriously, this is probably the only non-chinese owned one too…what a world…

YVR
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YVR

PETITION TO JUSTIN TRUDEAU

We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon Justin Trudeau to be held to the same standards as he has set for his caucus.

https://petitions.ourcommons.ca/en/Petition/Details?Petition=e-1787

SilentBob
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SilentBob

Signed.

M-
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Signed.

Specuskeptic
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Home sales to go public: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJpOUfpaVXk

1) How long before we get it?
2) What will the effect be on prices?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

i would imagine that certain parties will drag their feet on this in BC. don’t hold your breath…

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

more on the mysterious fire at 1848 MacDonald…
https://twitter.com/mortimer_1/status/1031262845701251072