Hey Vancouver! Why so miserable?

You’d think that living in a great city would make you happy, but apparently that’s not true for everyone.  Southseacompany points out this article about why people in Vancouver and Toronto are so unhappy.

Vancouver is now a place you try to survive as much as enjoy. All the problems are well known, the greatest being the high cost of housing. When you, as a young person, have little hope of making a comfortable life in a city that you love, of course it’s going to cause unhappiness. There is a sense that Vancouver is being yanked away from those who love it most, taken over by mercantilists and arrivistes from around the world who care little about a city’s “soul” so long as the skiing’s good and there’s a place that sells beluga caviar. And then there are those sitting on a lottery ticket with the house they bought years ago, waiting to cash out, and those sitting on a mountain of debt, praying interest rates don’t go up. It doesn’t sound like the kind of environment that would engender a cool community vibe, a place where relationships between people can flourish. And that, I think, is what the survey on happiness has tapped into.

Read the full article here.

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paulb
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Diadora
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Happy 13,000. Looking forward to 14,000 and beyond.

Oracle
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You really don’t believe that’s going to happen do you?

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backwardsevolution

Oracle – of course it’s going to happen.

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Bag it and tag it

15K seems to be more of a question than 14K at this point…

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Boom!
Here comes the Boom !
Ready or not
How you like me now?

With thanks to Limp Bizkit

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Well I’ll be damned.

July wasn’t the peak after all.

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

Inventory is less than 1% higher than it was earlier in the year. I’m glad you think that’s consequential.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Who cares? It’s still going to go higher and higher.

You and whoracle are morons, liars and smug pricks who are always wrong but spew your belligerence regardless because there are no consequences to being morons, liars and smug pricks who are always wrong.

Let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we?

http://vancouvercondo.info/2018/07/luxury-condo-tower-pulled-on-weak-demand.html#comment-337075

Ok, prick?

Oracle
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Oracle

You wouldn’t understand but is it statistically significant? Lol

Balanced arguments
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Balanced arguments

You’re using it wrong again. Please learn how you calculate statistical significance before you use the term in a sentence. I know you’re sour from being wrong but learn from it. Bond yield curve has inverted. It’s going to be a baaaad 16-18 months.

Oracle
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Recessions don’t affect foreign money trying to park itself.

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Balanced arguments

Falling prices do affect investor behaviour though, foreign or local, agreed?

Imagine you were one of the “lucky” people (Chinese, Russian, etc) who were able to get in early and take advantage of our cheap immigration program earlier this decade. You parked your money and watched your money double during the bull cycle and are now seeing a 30% price decline, would you not want to cash out now and liquidate your laundered money to find a better investment opportunity? They are investors with no ties to our community, so they have little reason to ride out a recession.

xhistory
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xhistory

The Fly part of Flip and Flop

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

The guy who called “heads” tens times in a row is now taking a victory lap and declaring that others are always wrong? Hilarious.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Asshole, you’re wrong about everything you spout off about.

Hillary victory, Harper majority, peak inventory, the list goes on forever.

You’ve never been right about a single thing. Why do you even exist?

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

It’s cute how you sit in your $1400/month East Van shithole telling everybody how clever you are.

Predicting elections is fun, and I never suspected that there were so many racist dickheads in the world. But now I know, and I don’t have a problem admitting that I called it wrong.

But I’ve consistently called this market for years. Knowing how to do a buy vs rent calculation properly really helps, as does trying to consider factors other than those nasty foreigners. But if it gives you pleasure that inventory is a touch higher than it was earlier in summer yet still ridiculously low then please enjoy your little moment. You need this, and I’m really happy for you.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Fucking loser, I’m not even reading past the first sentence when I see the first thing you do is pathetically mock where I live like the low life piece of shit you are.

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+10

You hit a nerve on AIDS.

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https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trend
trend
1 a : a prevailing tendency or inclination : drift
current trends in education
b : a general movement : swing
the trend toward suburban living
c : a current style or preference : vogue
new fashion trends
d : a line of development : approach
new trends in cancer research
2 : the general movement over time of a statistically detectable change; also : a statistical curve reflecting such a change
3 : a line of general direction or movement
the trend of the coast turned toward the west

YVR
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Actually the trend is down over the last 10 years. No question about that. We are still at historically low levels of inventory for this time of year.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

As for the thread story about happiness…why is it that the 2 most diverse cities are the unhappiest….seems improbable with all the strength that diversity brings…

Laibach
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Laibach
Posted on the previous thread for the other reason but perfectly applicable here when talking about “reasons to be cheerful” and “diversity” (when it comes to earning money and paying taxes). Sarah • 6 hours ago I am a retired professional who would not be able to purchase anything more than a condo even if I was still working full time. Even that would put my debt to a rather uncomfortable level, even if I had purchased at the former rock-bottom interest rates. Even two wage earners working to pay the mortgage makes them slaves to their homes. Just because someone owns a home that is worth a million or more doesn’t make them rich anymore. All that “wealth” is locked up in property, even if they own it free and clear (which is highly unlikely), and then your now… Read more »
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Sarah thinks the bottom of the interest cycle might have been an opportune time to buy, so clearly doesn’t get how this whole thing works.

But overall it’s baffling how people define their happinesss by what they own. Everybody craves their own little empire. Let’s see how quickly that perspective changes when prices are falling.

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There’s a theory about the basic hierarchy of needs humans require to be happy. At the base are things like food and shelter. Remove the possibility of secure and comfortable shelter away from people and it’s like kicking a leg out from under a stool. A sense of belonging is also in the hierarchy of needs. Introduce large and diverse groups of people with no intention or interest in integrating or contributing to the larger society and that’s like kicking another leg out.

It’s no wonder people here are miserable.

Dave
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I think a lot of people feel trapped here. If you grew up in BC, you don’t really have another ‘big city’ option in Canada. Most BC people won’t move east, purely because of Winter. Other people are stuck here because of family. And then to make it work in this City, you sacrifice disposal income because everything is so expensive. So, it’s Netflix and take out on Friday night in your tiny apartment. Over time, people get sick of it. I’ll say it again, if you’re under 30, move south. You’ll do better in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, LA or San Diego. Vancouver is done more or less. We sold the City out and it’s never going to be affordable. As time goes on, I think it just gets worse because that’s how we do politics here. Governments will… Read more »
patriotz
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” If you grew up in BC, you don’t really have another ‘big city’ option in Canada. ”

Most of BC has cold winters you know. There are lots of people who grew in in interior BC living in Calgary.

Dave
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I’m talking about 95% of BC. Sure, some guy from Prince George will think Edmonton’s great.

Victoria is the second biggest city and it’s mild, so take those people out.

Kelowna has a colder Winter, but it’s still mild compared to the rest of the country. It’s also a short Winter in Kelowna. I have a house there, so I’ve lived it. People from Calgary and Edmonton fly to the Okanagan in February and March to go golfing, while you can still get snow in Alberta in May. 6 months of hell, versus 2 is a big difference.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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You can have secure and comfortable shelter without buying it. Half of the people in the city do exactly this.

bullwhip29
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i doubt all renters feel secure and comfortable about their housing situation among other things…

YVR
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Secure rentals used to be available. Now most landlords have turned into greedy scum bags.

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backwardsevolution

SilentBob – excellent post and perfect description. Diversity is not really beneficial to a society at all.

patriotz
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“what she was actively trying to encourage, the influx of Asian money into our real estate sector.”

That should be the influx of money, period. No other jurisdiction in North America had so many government policies promoting home ownership, and thus promoting higher prices.

“It really is unfortunate that our former premier had no understanding”

Oh she understood just fine. Right from her campaign for leadership of the BC Liberals, Christy enjoyed unprecedented financial support from the RE industry.

Ralph
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Harper and his merry band had a hand in it too.

YVR
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We know David Eby understands exempting presales from the foreign buyers tax brings in foreign money. And we know Horgan knows exempting credit unions from B20 brings in more money foreign and domestic to RE. And we know Carol James knows legitimizing Airbnb brings in foreign money to RE and displaces local renters.

Ralph
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Horgan has nothing to do with B20.

YVR
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Horgan choose to exempt the BC credit unions from B20. It was his decision. BC credit unions are still qualifying mortgages under the old rules essentially making B20 useless in BC. Other provinces have required their credit unions to adopt the same B20 rules for mortgage lending. Horgan did not. Get what he has to do with it? He essentially neutered B20 in BC which is why condos are up 15% over the past year.

Ralph
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Ralph

All credit unions in Canada are exempt from B20.
B20 is a federal regulation for the chartered banks.

YVR
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It is up to the provinces to implement or not. It is normal practice to for the provincial governments to implement the same regulations on credit unions. Hogan chose not to in order to keep the bubble going.

Selective Memory
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Selective Memory

News flash: NDP regulation of credit unions is unchanged from 16 years of Liberal rule.

And the numbers don’t support your fantasy of credit union’s picking up banks B20 discards:
https://betterdwelling.com/experts-predicted-a-mortgage-boom-at-canadian-credit-unions-that-isnt-happening/

You post the same lies over and over. You’re almost as boring as the racists.

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

Diverse cities are generally also amongst the largest cities. Large cities are often those with the most inequality and highest prices. Vancouver and Toronto are noteworthy for their cost of housing. But by all means cherry-pick other attributes which suit you.

patriotz
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“why is it that the 2 most diverse cities are the unhappiest…”

Montreal is just as diverse as Vancouver IMHO, and it’s denser. Yet it’s much happier. Cultural values have a lot to do with it – which includes less aspiration to home ownership, which in turn means much lower prices for those who do want to own.

Getting outside Quebec, the answer is right in the article – “It seems that those who are the happiest in this country live in smaller, often rural areas. The most dissatisfied inhabit denser, urban centres, where there is not the same sense of togetherness and community that you often find in small towns. “

YVR
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Realistically Montreal will never be a first choice of immigrants. Toronto and Vancouver will always be the most attractive.

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

Explain why.

YVR
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YVR

1. Because most immigrants don’t speak French and don’t want to.
2. There are huge immigrant communities, often including family, in Vancouver and Toronto already.

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And as usual, when confronted with a creditable answer AIDS goes silent.

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Richmond mayor hopeful Hong Guo accused of professional misconduct by Law Society
https://www.richmond-news.com/news/richmond-mayor-hopeful-hong-guo-accused-of-professional-misconduct-by-law-society-1.23427997

>>> what i could never figure out was why she seemed so willing to repay the money with her own personal funds (or so it was structured to appear) when she claimed no wrong doing. since we are talking about more than loose change here, some $7.5M or so, there is definitely a funny odour to all this and it is no wonder the matter is being given a closer look. my guess is they got in the midst of some sketchy dealings without ample time to re-stage everything

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

She’ll probably win because locusts respect someone who commits fraud and theft and has no shame about doing so.

Stand up for Canada
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Stand up for Canada

Remember everything is about money and status and driving German cars in this sad pathetic culture.

The more stealing you can do the happier you’ll be. I’m sure she’s got the money stashed in some offshore account.

bullwhip29
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she was only providing various “services” for her anonymous clients. i’m sure one of them moved a few million around in the hope that this would all go away quietly. this is usually what happens one develops a smug attitude, gets complacent and maybe even down right sloppy thinking that no one will ever notice or care about all the sketchy activity that has been going on.

Shut It Down Already (original)
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The have-nots always try and justify their own economic position by trying to persuade themselves that others who are perhaps better educated or harder working or more entrepreneurial are merely cheats.

Life is, like, so unfair.

Laibach
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Laibach

Ms. Hong Guo is the exactly an outmost example to support your conclusion.

YVR
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Better educated? That is why they all come here to go to school.
Harder working? The few that work here are in real estate. Hardly considered hard working.
Entrepreneurial? Yes like a drug dealer is entrepreneurial. They only do what they can cheat at.

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

Think harder, then reply. That’s my advice to you.

All immigrants come to Canada to study? Those who don’t are RE agents or drug dealers? Get real.

Clown.

Laibach
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Laibach

Ralph didn’t say “all immigrants” he was very specific and within the context.

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

I was replying to YVR. I thought that was made obvious by the fact I used the “reply” button under the post I was replying to.

YVR
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I was not referring to all immigrants either. You know which ones I was referring to. The ones without jobs who live in multi-million homes, the ones who drive Lambos with N stickers to UBC and the ones that work for New Coast. Maybe you fit in there?

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AIDS?

Crickets….

Oracle
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Oracle

NDP will rescue the housing market.

I’m abstaining from voting in the PR ref. Hope Horgan and Weaver get a forced retirement. They’ve lied too much and are leading the minions on. They could have completed their election promises by now.

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Good.

You voted for the NDP you tool.

We are better off without you in the gene pool.

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-0.36%

Vancouver Terranet number for August

patriotz
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“-0.36% Vancouver Terranet number for August”

The price declines we’ve been seeing here for the last few months are now working their way past Teranet’s built-in delay. Expect continuing declines for the rest of the year.

kabloona
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kabloona

Phase delay only….

😀

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Average-house price drops 95K”, Kelowna Daily Courier

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/business_news/article_4fc0e910-b605-11e8-b4e5-e7bdd1bf44d2.html

“How did the Central Okanagan’s average house price nose-dive $95,000 in just one month?”

“That’s the shocking question being asked as the average selling price of a single-family home plunged from a record-high of $782,400 in July to $687,400 in August.”

“That represents 12 per cent of value disappearing in just 30 days.”

Ralph
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Ralph

its called a real estate crash…

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Yeah they’re acting like they’ve never seen a real estate implosion before. We had a front-row seat for one of the biggest real estate crashes ever in 2008 and all the moron bulls will probably still be totally flabbergasted once our crash kicks into high gear. Going to have to try not to laugh when all my coworkers and friends start complaining about their underwater mortgages.

bullwhip29
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Severe gap between income and house prices in all Metro Vancouver markets: report
https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/severe-gap-between-income-and-house-prices-in-all-metro-vancouver-markets-report

>>> and there’s quaint little Richmond sitting in 3rd place on list of least affordable, yet the median (declared) household income there is the lowest of the 21 areas making up the Metro Vanc region

Laibach
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Laibach

Yeah, that is odd given that Richmond is famous about the people who are better educated, harder working and more entrepreneurial.

Doomcouver
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I’m pretty sure it’s all the Chinese satellite families declaring no income that are dragging down the average. Our tax system is laughably easy to cheat. Hopefully China’s willingness to share tax data with other countries will help to crack down on all the scumbags.

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KickThemOut

Surprise, surprise, in a city populated by grumpy bears and pessimists who are too lazy to do anything beyond being keyboard warriors, we are told the city is miserable and losing its soul. Well duh!

Ralph
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Ralph

Then it’s a good thing you are here, sunshine….

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

Why did you change your handle again?

Diadora
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Diadora

Breaking News: Citing concerns, P.E.I. shutting down PNP’s immigrant entrepreneur program
Following complaints and federal investigations, the P.E.I. government will no longer accept applications from immigrants looking to set up a business in the province in exchange for immediate permanent residency.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/p-e-i-shutting-down-major-piece-of-pnp-immigration-program-1.4820072
Quebec’s IIP, you are next, do the right thing!

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Another nail

Ralph
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Ralph

Over 1,000 locusts have abused this program.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Vermin from PRC ruin everything in this country.

Another program monopolized and abused by the worst “people” on earth.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Lawrence Chen, part-time realtor, firearms trainer and now Richmond mayoral candidate says he can’t afford to live here anymore
https://www.richmond-news.com/election-2018/race-for-richmond-mayor-realtor-singles-out-brodie-s-campaign-clout-1.23427831

“Compared with Malcolm Brodie’s huge assets, I am just a poor man; I do not have a lot of money to spend on the campaign,”

“Chen claims he still has a lot of cultural connections in the city and knows what a lot of residents are thinking, given his roots of being born in Beijing, China…”

“(Residents) have a language barrier; they need (to be able to communicate) with the mayor,”

“In the past, Richmond has had too many burglaries and car thefts. Residents have complained…”

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Three Chinese tourists have issued an apology after they were publicly shamed by mainland media for leaving an Airbnb rental in Japan in a filthy condition
https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2163930/chinese-tourists-apologise-after-being-publicly-shamed-leaving

“We paid money to stay here, not to clean it … This isn’t our home so we don’t need to clean it for you.”

Ralph
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Ralph

Oink-oink

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Naturally the mainland pigs were at first belligerent, until the publicity became too much to bear and they issued a fake apology.

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AIDS?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Richmond author, Moreah Sinclaire, has released a new book for kids that follows an alien’s journey to earth on a quest to solve his planet’s climate change crisis, when he unexpectedly gets sidetracked by our planet’s penchant for chocolate
https://www.richmond-news.com/arts/richmond-author-releases-kids-book-about-aliens-climate-change-and-chocolate-1.23429051

“[Tuc] has been sent to save his planet from ruin since climate change started happening there,” Sinclaire said. “But he finds himself in trouble when he arrives on Earth and tries to steal all of Earth’s chocolate.”

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Oracle
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Inventory has broken out from the 12,900 level. Needs to hit 15,000 before it become significant. Will the NDP push it there with a surprise housing announcement?

Not a chance.

They are secretly hoping the vote fails.

40 days left till voting starts. 75 days until we know whether and election will be called or not.

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And you were 100% wrong

Specuskeptic
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Trend’s looking good.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

+90

Whoreacle, you want to take another crack at predicting when inventory will peak this year?

You can take another 10 cracks at it if you want, there’s no penalty for being wrong all the time.

Oracle
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Oracle

Big stuff happening on Whistler.

Weaver showing his true colours. He is threatening to bring down the NDP over he Speculation Tax.

Wowowowo.

He wants to give municipalities the right to opt out.

What the fuck. Makes me want to vote No in ProRep vote.

All over twitter.

Oracle
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Oracle

What’s Weaver doing. He doesn’t want his equity to go down.

Showing his true colours in Whistler.

Threatening to bring down the NDP.

Notanam
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Notanam
Oracle
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Oracle

Not reasonable at all! Weaver just wants to protect his equity. His suggestions wouldn’t do anything to effect prices.

We all know it’s foreign money brought in by recent immigrants buying multiple properties that is the cause.

Foreign buyers nowadays is a small fraction.

In any case, looks like Weaver paid off to have Referendum fail by forcing a vote before the referdum.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

I haven’t heard a damn thing out of Weaver for the last 6 months, it’s as if he doesn’t exist.

Meanwhile Eby’s been everywhere, getting shit done from Victoria to Ottawa.

WEAR WEEEVAR???!!!

YVR
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Aug 15, 2018: “Andrew Weaver wants B.C. to follow New Zealand ban on foreign homebuyers”

“We know what the problem is. We know the source of the problem,” Weaver said. “There’s been a lot of offshore money flowing into Metro Vancouver … what that has done is driven up speculation. “It isn’t like we haven’t seen this coming, but what it requires is bold leadership and strong public policy.”

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-foreign-homebuyers-1.4787079

YVR
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YVR

July 23, 2018 “B.C. Greens frustrated at NDP’s ride-hailing and union-only construction announcements”

Weaver said he does not support the government’s delaying of ride-hailing for another year nor its new policy that workers on major government projects like the Pattullo Bridge replacement must join unions to be eligible.

https://vancouversun.com/news/politics/b-c-greens-frustrated-at-ndps-ride-hailing-and-union-only-construction-announcements

YVR
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YVR

MAY 15, 2018: “B.C. Greens and Richmond residents call for provincial action following council vote on ALR”

“Mega mansions on ALR land are imperiling our food security, destroying agricultural land and driving up prices well beyond the reach of young farmers,” said Andrew Weaver, leader of the B.C. Greens in a press release.“ The provincial government has a number of tools at its disposal that it should immediately use to address the issue of speculation on ALR land. These include restricting foreign ownership of ALR land, applying the speculation tax and foreign buyers tax to the ALR or creating legally binding house size limits.

https://www.richmond-news.com/real-estate/b-c-greens-and-richmond-residents-call-for-provincial-action-following-council-vote-on-alr-1.23303534

YVR
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YVR

“Andrew Weaver chastises NDP government for not closing housing-investment loophole”

Weaver demanded to know why the NDP hadn’t closed this “loophole”, which he alleged was “so big you could drive a bus through it”. “Please let me remind you that when the attorney general [David Eby] was in opposition, he was a very fierce critic of the B.C. Liberal housing policy or lack of a policy on affordability,” Weaver said. “Indeed, a year ago he told Reddit, the readers of Reddit: ‘We need to eliminate what’s called the bare trust loophole in the property transfer tax where these properties can transfer without property transfer tax paid. It’s costing us literally hundreds of millions of dollars, hundreds of millions that could be used for affordable housing initiatives.’ ”

YVR
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YVR

“Greens push tough housing policies”

extending the foreign buyer tax to apply to presales and agricultural land

regulating and restricting short-term rentals;

https://www.westerninvestor.com/news/british-columbia/greens-push-tough-housing-policies-ahead-of-bc-budget-1.23161934

YVR
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YVR

And Eby has done what exactly?

Oracle
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Oracle

Increased the FBT by 5%. And talked a lot of talk.

Ralph
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Ralph

For your answer, use Google like you did to find those other links…

Oracle
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Oracle

Enjoy your $1000/year after tax rent hike courtesy of the NDP.

Do the math you minion. How has the NDP helped you?

Oracle
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Oracle

And Eby hasn’t done anything. What policy is in effect? Who has been charged/jailed?

You minions are so out of touch with reality.

Laibach
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Laibach
bullwhip29
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Toronto Real Estate Board Reminds Agents They Shouldn’t Give Fake Sold Info
https://betterdwelling.com/toronto-real-estate-board-reminds-agents-they-shouldnt-give-fake-sold-info/

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Just a friendly reminder not to lie…because they’ll find out about it….not like before when it was perfectly fine to lie.

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

Check out the comments – they actually discuss RE there rather than peddling far-right crap.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

You wouldn’t last 5 seconds there.

COMMENT POLICY:
We encourage you to have a civil discussion. Note that reads “civil,” which means don’t act like jerks to each other. Still unclear? No name-calling, racism, or hate speech. Seriously, you’re adults – act like it.

Don’t act like a jerk to other people? FAIL

No name calling? That’s like saying no breathing

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Shut It Down Already (original)

You clearly approve of racism and hate speech.

But yes, moderation works. Well done for noticing, genius. I bet you’ve already been banned.

Oracle
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Oracle

The NDP rent increase is going to cost youbiver $1000/year. Before you Minions babble on about this was law, NDP could have changed it after almost 1.5 years.

Keep rooting for them. Hahaha

And keep rooting for Weaver who is going to bring down the Spec tax. Hahaha

At least Christy brought in a tax that stopped the market in its tracks. These guys have been all talk and not one significant policy is in effect yet.

What a bunch of liars. No wonder they haven’t sold their own investment properties.

Will be happy to see the referendum fail. Kick these guys out. #failure

Hope you can see that minions.

Balanced arguments
Guest
Balanced arguments

You’re blowing your cover Oracle. Keep cool buddy. You have to keep up the act that you’re a renter that wants lower house prices; not a real estate mole that secretly wants the Liberals to come back in to power and bring back money laundering through our Real Estate.

Oracle
Guest
Oracle

Have you been here long enough to realize I’m the guy that wants a 50% crash?

Don’t buy the BS of trolls here. I atta k their positions because they are too timid. You have to force the Greens and NDP to take action. Not get complacent.

I need to see results before I give the NDP a pat on the back. So far nothing.

Balanced arguments
Guest
Balanced arguments

That’s the character that you play. In this movie, your character wants a crash but preaches policies that re-inflate housing. You are the BS troll.

Dave
Member

The NDP have failed big time in making YVR more affordable.

Taxes are up, gas prices are up, car insurance is up, condos are up, rent is up. The only thing more affordable is MSP, but that came off everybody’s pay raise for the year, so it’s a wash.

YVR
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YVR

You forgot Hydro and child care. Yup, one term wonders. There is a reason they lost 5 elections in a row and desperately want PR. Flunkies.

Ralph
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Ralph

Child care?

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-pilot-for-200-a-month-child-care-gets-overwhelming-response-says-government-1.4740854

B.C. pilot for $200-a-month child care gets ‘overwhelming’ response, says government.

YVR
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YVR

LOL, They promised $10 a day child care for all kids. Not a few hundred kids in an 18 month pilot program. You seem to like being lied to.

oncebittwiceshy
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oncebittwiceshy

Apparently, those rich homeowners are finding out that rents can only go so high. I wouldn’t worry too much about further rent increases.

http://vancitycondoguide.com/rent-price-growth-flatlined/

Rent Prices in Vancouver have Flatlined

“However, as the real estate market begins to slow, while simultaneously new construction ramps up (currently at all time highs in Vancouver), vacancy rates increase and rent prices begin to fall as an abundance of new supply overwhelms the market.”

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

Don’t tell Oracle. He believes that rents have detached from incomes. The can only go up at 15%!a year.

“Haven’t you heard? Its $2700 for a 2 bedroom basement suite in Abbotsford and you have to give the landlord sexual favours!”

Shadow Inventory
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Shadow Inventory

Good News! It seems that the CoV did in fact clamp down on illegal Airbnbs. Sadly, there are still some. Here’s one: https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/27939406

Quote: “Professionally managed with a vacation rental company.”
Question: Is this “vacation rental company” a legit business or a triad-managed operation?

Shadow Inventory
Guest
Shadow Inventory

Another illegal hotel found: https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/24972517

Quote: “Eaton Management & the Stafford West Group, professionally monitors this property to guarantee guests have an unforgettable experience.”

Ralph
Guest
Ralph

Driver caught going over twice the speed limit in Richmond

https://www.citynews1130.com/2018/09/13/richmond-speeder/

Richmond drivers again.
The usual suspects?

Bag it and tag it
Member
Bag it and tag it

My sources tell me he was late for a strata meeting where they were voting on whether all future meetings should be held in mandarin.

Best place on meth
Member
Best place on meth

No, just trying not to miss the beginning of Crazy Rich Asians.

Laibach
Member
Laibach

Confusing, the reason for speed matches the mindset of a typical locust but on the other side, they don’t drive such “cheap” cars?

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
paulb
Member

New
225
Price Change
76
Sold
58
TI:13240

http://www.clivestevepaul.com

BubbleTea
Guest
BubbleTea

Lowest sold number of the year?

Best place on meth
Member
Best place on meth

Lower on Jan 4/5/8/10/15 and Sept 4.

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

The slope increases…

Doomcouver
Guest
Doomcouver

Yeah the verticality is likely going to start accelerating to the downside. First the sales will run nearly dry (right about now), then the listings tsunami arrives.

Best place on meth
Member
Best place on meth

+93

8 of the last 9 days price changes have exceeded sales.

Last time there was a day of sales this low in Sept was 2012, but at least there was a 100+ sales day by Sept 10th. We haven’t had one this year.

Next week’s sales numbers are important because of the lag in reporting, much of what we’ve seen so far was sold in August.

If there isn’t a sales day over 100 next week, she’s cooked.

Best place on meth
Member
Best place on meth

I don’t know how many years Cameron Muir has been entertaining us, but he’s still as funny as ever.

“B.C. residential real estate downturn “largely behind us” – despite actual sales dropping
Demand for homes is gradually recovering and expected to pick up this fall, asserts BCREA”

https://westerninvestor.com/news/british-columbia/b-c-residential-real-estate-downturn-largely-behind-us-despite-actual-sales-dropping-1.23430172

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

Every the optimst, Expected by who?

Ralph
Guest
Ralph

up, down, or sideways. It is always a good time to buy a house according to a realtor.

DaMann
Member
DaMann

Downturn? What fucking downturn? Jesus this city and this market is bloody perverse. Aside from westside high high end not much has been “down”.

God I hate the RE attitude in this city. If it’s not going up 20% a year it’s a downturn. God how I wish for a crash and to let Rome burn.

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

If Vancouver 1 bed condo prices stay where they are then pretty soon they’ll be showing a 10% drop over the preceding year, at least according to Zolo.

Bag it and tag it
Member
Bag it and tag it

They’ll do whatever they can to get on the fence sellers to wait another 6 months and on the fence buyers to jump in. One of their favourites is saying our forecast is for a drop in prices of 2.34578% in 2018 following by an increase of 5.38463% in 2019.

Oracle
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Oracle

People’s Party of Canada. Please support.

Please donate $100+. You will get a 75% refund when you file taxes so only costing you $25. If we can get everyone to support, we will have a war chest against the elite.

Why support?

Housing; lower immigration numbers will ease rents and prices.

Check out the platform.

and please ignore the comments from the trolls here…

Oracle
Guest
Oracle

And please follow the party on twitter. United we prevail, divided we fail. Canada’s future is at stake.

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

It is. And support Max is a sure fire way to hand Trudeau another majority!

Oracle
Guest
Oracle

Troll.

CPC is another Trudeau.

Bag it and tag it
Member
Bag it and tag it

I don’t like the Liberals and I’d hate to see them win another election, but really, the conservative party is pretty much same when it comes to immigration, which is the reason why Max left the party in the first place. We need to vote for Max in order to get the attention of the other parties that Canadians wants less immigration. Hopefully he’ll get enough seats to be a power broker in terms of creating a coalition government.

Ralph
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Ralph

Oracle wants to split the vote to keep Trudeau in power and keep the immigrant stream flowing.