Friday Free-for-all! October 26th, 2018

It’s FRIDAY and that means it’s time for another Free-for-all!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

So what are you seeing out there?

Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend!

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southseacompany
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southseacompany

“House prices ‘falling by $1000 a week’”, news.com.au

https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/house-prices-falling-by-1000-a-week/news-story/b5474808fa5fc12e6b72c71128c63324

“IT has now been confirmed that house prices in Sydney and Melbourne are falling by $1000 a week as “gravity catches up with stupidity”.”

Bubble
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Bubble
Oracle
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Oracle

And the no parking spot family condos are coming here. At least they have good weather and can get away with it.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

That’s nothing, only 50K per year.

In Vancouver prices are falling at 3 times that rate.

YVR
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YVR

Not for 90% of the housing stock. Only tare down SFHs sold as mainly lot value.

Jesus
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Jesus

So are you implying that a building (but not land) will appreciate over time? Wow with that logic, there’s a bridge I’d like to sell you.

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

He could be implying that other property types are falling at a slower rate or even staying the same. It’s cute you bring up logic when you’ve no idea how to apply it.

Oracle
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Oracle

Sometimes I cringe at the intellect here. They keep thinking prices will keep going down to zero.

As soon as this market turns, we will make new highs.

The NDP purposely extended this and should have advocated for an abrupt correction.

Notice rents are still rising.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“As soon as this market turns, we will make new highs.”

You’ll never see these insane prices again in your lifetime.

Oracle
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Oracle

Want to bet?

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite

If he wins the bet how does he collect?

Bonus points if you figure out what I mean.

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite

For 5+ years you were bearish as prices kept on going up. Just last year you said nothing can stop prices from coming down. Now sales are stalling and prices of SFH and even townhomes are coming down from all time highs, and you’re going to start arguing prices are … going to stay elevated indefinitely?

Looks like all it took to make you a bull was for the NDP to come into power. Go figure.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Brexit Deal or No Deal, London’s Housing Slump Is Here to Stay”, Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-22/brexit-deal-or-no-deal-london-s-housing-slump-is-here-to-stay

“Home prices may fall further because so few can afford to buy. Realtors say weakness is worse than official statistics”

Oracle
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Oracle

It’s because immigration was cut.

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

Another lie. Oracle you really need to fuck off.

Oracle
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Oracle

You need to go around and see what rental prices are just in case you have to move.

Maybe that will straighten you out.

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

Oracle, how much should a 2 bedroom apartment which rents for $3000/month sell for?

Slava
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Slava

As per the last post, Non Chinese, including Caucasians should officially be declared minorities in Richmond and many parts of the lower mainland and receive help to create the “mandated diversity”, as Richmond for example, is in NO way diverse today. This includes the outright Racism and ANTI-diversity in not hiring non Chinese including Caucasians, in banks, real estate firms, restaurants and other institutions in these parts, because they do not speak Mandarin.

At the same time there should be something done about these self serving Anglo-Saxons/Irish, like local mafioso Malcolm Brodie elected as mayor of Richmond for two decades now. It is true that these types have been clinging on for far two long, and do not represent their populations.

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

Please provide a link to the “mandated diversity” you’re quoting.

Oh, right, you just made it up so you could play the victim.

Laibach
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Laibach

Playing dumb as usually, prick. Slava quoted “mandated diversity” peddled by those two asshole racists Huang and Catungal who are lamenting about the lack of Chinese in the city council.

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4873892

patriotz
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” Slava quoted “mandated diversity””

That phrase does not appear in the article.

Laibach
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Laibach

How about some sarcasm where sarcasm is due?

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

You make no sense.

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

So there is no mandate then? Thanks for confirming.

Oracle
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Oracle

NDP had major announcement. They have introduced a new Temporary Foreign worker program.

This is a provincial version. Federal one also exists.

Here come more people and lower wages….

Is this what you wanted?

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

“NDP had major announcement. They have introduced a new Temporary Foreign worker program.”

False. Yet another lie by you….

provide a valid link or any concrete proof of this.

Laibach
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Laibach

Probably Oracle accidentally confused a temporary foreign worker program with the temporary foreign worker registry?

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/bc-plans-temporary-foreign-worker-registry/article35891838/

CRA221
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CRA221

A relative of mine just sold her house in Surrey for only $10k under asking (1.070M sale in Surrey). They cancelled the open house because one person looked and made a ca$h offer. They were shocked and expected it would be much more difficult to sell. Mind you, last year at this time they could have gotten about $250k more.

Indo-Canadian investor. Seems things are still hot in certain demographics

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

You said they got 20% less than they would have last year.

How is that “hot”? It sounds like a meltdown.

Oracle
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Oracle

What world you living in? Fraser Valley detached has yet to fall to any significant degree.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

Zolo shows otherwise. Stop lying.

Oracle
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Oracle

Me going to open houses and putting in offers tell me otherwise.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

And yet another lie …

Oracle
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Oracle

You need to go out and check rent prices just in case you have to move. That will straighten you out so you don’t live in a fantasy land.

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

Yay! Way to move the goalposts!

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

Rent prices are dropping as well.

Oracle
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Oracle

Sure they are. Lol

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

Your anecdote trumps reliable data by a wide margin!

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

FV sellers are accepting cows, chickens and various produce as downpayments.

CRA is aware and investigating.

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

Surrey is its own micro-economic climate.

I doubt the Indo’s are tuned into the real world RE stats. That said, exclude them from the discussion till SHTF.

Bubble
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Bubble

Lucky owner sold his lot for $2.5 millions.
4615 W 7TH AVENUE, Vancouver, Point Grey V6R 1X4
Assessed $3,007,000, sold for $2,490,000, October 11, 2018

Bubble
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Bubble

Another “must sell”:
4469 W. 7th Ave, Point Grey: listed $3,623,000
Bought 03-May-2016 $3,900,000
Assessed (2017) $3,993,000

Oracle
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Oracle

Some disadvantages of ProRep.

Right now, the Libs have 0% power with 40% of the vote.

Under ProRep, they will have 40% of the power. All they would need is 10% more to block any legislation. Weaver may just do it all the time on housing action. The equity!!!!

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

No party will ever get 50% of the vote under PR, is why I will vote for it.

No party will ever get 100% of power with only 39% of the vote under PR, which is why I will vote for it.

Oracle
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Oracle

No party ever? Cmon now.

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

PR in BC will be a disaster….

Simply look at the civic elections, turnover of politicians and new parties gaining ground simply on protest vote.

NDP will be the biggest loser with PR. Classic infighting will increasingly create new parties and ultimately intriguing combinations and permutations . If and when a new party or parties have the balance of power and offers from other parties dangled so as to form gov’t..watch them do 180 degree turns and sell out their supporters. bwhahahahahah

Upcoming Nanaimo by-election has major influence of BC’s future.

Suggest watch classic Monty Python election skit.

PS Wherrrrrre’s EBY ???

Ultra Bear
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Ultra Bear

Aren’t you a bear? PR would bring more political instability and by ricochet instability in the RE market.

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

A bear ? WTF ?

I just want a fair game and that majority wake the F*ck up
……..otherwise WE all L-O-S-E.

What do you think the Great Depression was all about….(as well as FDR’s confiscation of private Gold during the Depression ? )

Oracle
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Oracle

This guy knows what’s going on.

Parties will do backroom deals after getting in power.

I predict housing and ridesharing will never be fixed if PR happens. The 70% of homeowners will never want housing to fall.

It’s the 30% that need it to. The 30% need to gain 100% of the power. Otherwise doomed.

This is why I post the way I do. To most, it’s distasteful to the max and I get called names. But I for one understand that the time for action was over the last 18 months. To me, the opportunity was lost because we were lied to.

And for those that think this housing downturn is going to last much longer, you are wrong.

Oracle
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Oracle

Housing has gotten to these levels because the 40% of the people who voted Liberal (both prov and fed) for 100% of power.

Only way to undo is for the flip side 40% to get 100% of the power. But the GreeNDP didn’t do anything. And now they want to share power with BC Libs under PR?

Really?? Why?? Housing will never be fixed because of ‘compromises’. No wonder the there Are still so many MLA with investment properties. And even Eby bought.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth
Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

Where Poloz really want wrong was dropping rates to 1/2 percent when oil prices crashed. He dug himself too deeply into a hole where now he can’t get out.

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

+1

xyz
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xyz

The FED is on a tightening cycle as well.
See chart below:

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.4839094

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“”Really, what hurts is if consumers are borrowing heavily and doing so … against an asset that can fall in value,” he said. “That’s a really serious matter, when you have a housing bubble and highly leveraged consumers and housing values fall.
“We know that’s a really bad situation.”

Yeah, we get it. Powell is far more intelligent than the clown we have, I could never imagine Poloz saying anything like that.

So how is it that a guy with such a massive cranium can be so incredibly stupid?

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4839351.1538011586!/cpImage/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/original_620/boc-rates-20180711.jpg

Is that thing filled with styrofoam chips?

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

Guy who can’t do a buy vs rent correctly thinks he could do better than the Bank of Canada?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Why are you lying again?

Oh right, it’s because your a compulsive liar.

Please show where I couldn’t do a buy vs rent correctly.

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

If you knew how you’d have bought a long time ago.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Back up your lies or fuck off and die.

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

As I said, if you knew how you’d have bought a long time ago. Instead you spent a decade bleating and gambling on weed stocks. No wonder you’re angry.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

It seems like the commentators are just chirping the bull case anyways, so who cares if they think Poloz was too hawkish. Most economists are going to ignore the systemic risk to the credit market until it’s too late. They seem to be saying that massive debts Canadians have aren’t so bad because debt serviceability is good. Lets see how debt serviceability looks after another 3 interest rate hikes, and a good chunk of workers in real estate or collateral industries have gotten laid off (it’s beginning to happen already in Vancouver). The residential construction industry will become more and more toxic until it breaks the spine of Canada’s economy.

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

Agree…..

An Albertan in-law ( mechanic in oil industry…..frakking company) got his lay-off notice…he’s almost 60). Alberta economy is diving even amidst higher oil prices.

BC CONstruction industry must be starting to implode….correlation with higher interest rates…..those numbers should be appearing soon ( anyone able to provide any data ? )

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Housing starts for October are the lowest they’ve been in 2 years for Canada (189k, vs. ~220k last October). I expect housing starts will fall before there’s a full-blown panic in the resale market. The developers are generally the “smarter money” and they’ll kill all their projects as the inventory keeps piling up. This may be a good leading indicator before the big collapse happens. I am interested to see what November looks like for housing starts.

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

See Boob Rennie has yet another Richmond strata on market….South west corner of Cooney and Cook Rd.

Wonder if the 80/20 ratio will be challenged in court ?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

95 42ND AVE E

Assessed 1.925, listed 1.899, reduced 1.699. reduced 1.599, reduced 1.499. sold 1.340

Days on market, 76

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

Isn’t access to information nice?

I am in Whistler this weekend and a quick look at the local newspaper shows a lot of ‘new prices’ . Things are def softening here in the above $1 mil range.

Oracle
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Oracle

Who cares about the “above $1 million range” ?

Seriously only the sub $1 million concerns me. The working class.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

I care about it.

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite

Price pressure on the higher price ranges will cause price pressure on the lower priced homes eventually. Here’s a simplified scenario of how things can look as prices decline in the $1M+ market:

$2.0M homes => $1.5M
$1.5M homes => $1.0M
$1.0M homes => $800k

What do you think happens to the $800k homes Oracle, once all the $1M homes are selling for $800k?

What do you think happens if someone shopping for a $1M home finds out the $1.25M home he would prefer is slowly coming down in price?

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

We have access to information on Zolo. Far more meaningful than cherry picked examples.

Stand up for canada
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Stand up for canada

Use Zealty. Zolo only gives “average” prices.
Zealty gives you access to all sold data dating back 5 years. All re-lists and expiry. Just sign up with your email.

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

Stats covering the entire market over time is exactly what’s needed.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Because specific examples showing what’s happening in the market are stupid.

You’re just a miserable prick who likes to argue for no reason.

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

Keep on fooling yourself that digging up a dozen examples is somehow representative.

It’s hardly my fault that you still fail to grasp the absolute fundamentals. You’d think that after a decade you’d be asking yourself what’s wrong with your method.

Stand up for canada
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Stand up for canada

Cherry picked examples are ok if the sell is below assessed. For above assessed sales, you have to make sure there hasn’t been some major reno or even a new house built. This can make the market seem hotter than it really is.

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

Feel free to cherry pick if you want to draw the wrong conclusions.

Stand up for Canada
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Stand up for Canada

Just sent in my PR ballot. Voted NO. Not that it would make much difference.

Dave
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Thank you.

I don’t this is really a choice if you care about Democracy. If we’re going to change it, it has to be done credibly. The NDP rigged the whole process. It’s political. This isn’t Russia, we have to do things credibly.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

How is it rigged?

They gave you a choice to keep it or change it.

If you want to change it they give you 3 choices to change to.

Dave
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The architect, Weaver, showed his disdain for democracy by trying to bring it in without a vote. Then the NDP go against their promise to provide a single option. They create a non-partisan committte to develop the options. They came up with a ballot that Elections BC wouldn’t endorse. They’ve seemingly whipped their members to vote for it. The details are left for after the vote and a stacked committee. If we wanted this vote to be apolitical, it should have been done during the next Provincial election because people are not voting to either support or vote out the party in power, which is current situation. People are just voting along party lines. None of this is credible. The first question the NDP should have asked is how do we make this process as credible as possible. Instead, they… Read more »
Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Last time we tried this referendum there was only one option to choose from, and nobody could figure out what the fuck a Single Transferable Vote was, or how it worked.

I like being given 3 types of PR options, and the ballot gave examples of countries where each system is used.

Weaver is a weasel for trying to change the system we’ve always used without asking the electorate, but if this referendum is as bad as you say then it will fail.

YVR
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YVR

“I like being given 3 types of PR options”

Yes that is awesome 3 bad options that nobody can understand 2 which have never been used before anywhere in the world.

YVR
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YVR

B,C,’s Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Melanie Mark: ‘I’m not an expert’ says B.C. minister quizzed on proportional representation

While Mark said Proportional Representation would be a positive change for British Columbians, she was unable to explain in detail the mechanics of how any of the three proposed systems would work if implemented. Mark said. “I do have a degree in political science, but I’m not an expert in electoral representation” she added.

https://globalnews.ca/news/4603711/im-not-an-expert-says-b-c-minister-quizzed-on-proportional-representation/

YVR
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YVR

Same old flunky NDP. They try to change our democracy to something they can’t explain and do not understand. Only a fool would vote for PR.

Oracle
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Oracle

Another benefit of a NO vote would be the NDP better come brought with their election promises or else done for another 16 years.

With a Yes vote, nothing will be done on housing.

Dave
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So simple but true. When you have a majority, you don’t get excuses. Under PR you’re less accountable, especially these appointed MLAs.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

“2 which have never been used before anywhere in the world”

Wrong, you haven’t even looked at the ballot.

Oracle
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Oracle

Results in 40% unelected MLAs!

Party insiders will hold total control as opposed to elected officials. When they break a campaign promise, who you going to blame? An appointee??

This is all about GreeNDP power. Not democracy. They’re as crooked as the last bunch.

YVR
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YVR

Obviously you can’t read. The first choice states it was created in Canada and never used before. The other 2 give examples of but only one has actually been used.

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

Not quite.

From Elections BC website:

Rural-Urban Proportional (RUP) combines two different proportional voting systems: Single Transferable Vote (STV) and Mixed Member Proportional (MMP). RUP is not used anywhere as a single system, though MMP and STV are used in several countries at the national or sub-national level. MMP is used in Germany, New Zealand, and Scotland. STV is used in Ireland, Australia and Malta.

DMP was recently developed in Canada and is not currently in use.

MMP is used in a number of countries at the national or sub-national level, including Germany, New Zealand and Scotland.

Oracle
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Oracle

If he’s a weasel, then send him packing.

And no, I’m not a BC liberal.

We need a reset after this Fuck up of the last 16 months.

Maybe a new party.

Dave
Member

I hope it fails, but there is a lot of misinformation and they’ve rigged the whole process to get the outcome they want.

Oracle
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Oracle

Why appoint 40% of MLAs??

Elect 100% via PR. Not 60%.

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

Me too.

Oracle
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Oracle

I haven’t got my ballot but right now I’m thinking of abstaining.

The Greens never really pressured the NDP nor did the NDP keep all it’s promises. Feel sick for abstaining or voting NO but this GreeNDP really pissed me off. No way letting them get away with this after supporting them so much 2 years ago.

nom nom nom
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nom nom nom

Oracle, I think that the greatest gift to society and civically responsible thing you can do is to abstain from casting your vote…. in any election for any level of government. Bravo to you!

Ultra Bear
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Ultra Bear

Why are bears voting No on PR? It’s the best way for long term price declines.

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased
I will likely NOT vote on PR issue…I don’t trust the system…though The Tyee does have a series on the issue. ==================================================================== Re: Price declines ? Harken back to early 1980’s…. prices increased dramatically…then 20+ % interest rates…..then had major haircuts…..around 50%…and the economy sucked….till Expo 86 and invasion of Hong Kong money( coincidence ???) Prior to this…we had early 1970’s and Petro dollar and massive inflation. Point? = for the last approx. 40 years…..there is no real opportunity for majority to buy after a correction as they face the double edged sword of bad economy and interest rate hikes. In my neighbourhood… around year 2000….a SFH on a large lot( over 8000 sq.ft.) was approx $ 220,0000. That has increased at least 10 fold, Do BEARS think this will ever collapse to this price again? The bitter reality is… Read more »
Ultra Bear
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Ultra Bear

If you adjust 220,000$ to inflation from 2000, it’ll give you close to 450,000$. We could see this in East Van in a few years.

Oracle
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Oracle

Costs more than $500K just to build a small house in Vancouver. So…no.

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

What makes you think that $220K was a reasonable price back then? It sounds to me like they were massively undervalued.

YVR
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YVR

That is kind of like saying the quickest way to get to Vancouver is to shoot yourself in the stomach so a BC ambulance helijet flies you to Vancouver General Hospital.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“‘A buyer’s market’: The sub-million dollar detached house returns to Vancouver”, Global BC

https://globalnews.ca/news/4601772/million-dollar-house-vancouver/

” It’s another sign that Metro Vancouver’s hot real estate market is cooling off. The number of single family homes in the city listed for less than a million dollars has increased substantially in the past year.”

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

Been noticing a lot of” FOR SALE “signs but predominantly those NON mainstream agents and agencies ( many I’ve never heard of before…)

Wonder if the sellers are being bullshited to get the listing and/or the bigger agencies are being more blunt and upfront re the market ……aka telling the sellers things they either don’t want to hear and/or in denial of.

YVR
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YVR

Proportional-Representation electoral systems make parties more powerful than people

https://nationalpost.com/opinion/proportional-representation-electoral-systems-make-parties-more-powerful-than-people

Oracle
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Oracle

That’s why all MLAs should be elected. It’s wrong that parties should be able to appoint MLAs.

40% of the appointed ones will keep the other 60% “in line”.

Do we really want that?

Joe Charter
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Joe Charter

The Charter of Rights states that :

“Every citizen of Canada has the right to vote in an election of the members of the House of Commons or of a legislative assembly”

That’s “members of the legislature” – not “parties of the legislature’

The use of party lists that don’t allow direct election of a member could be a subject Charter Rights challenge. Maybe an unsuccessful challenge, but it could give opponents of PR a loophole to cause delay and irritation.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Stats Canada requesting banking information of 500,000 Canadians without their knowledge

https://globalnews.ca/news/4599953/exclusive-stats-canada-requesting-banking-information-of-500000-canadians-without-their-knowledge/

Looks like Turdeau is slowing turning our country into his beloved china.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

“The data gathered will be used to track household spending and consumer trends, like how often Canadians spend money outside the country”

“We were told that this kind of information is used to gain insight into various consumer trends, such as tourism and travel. It also helps in validating other necessary information such as household addresses and residential occupancy…”

StupidityCheck
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StupidityCheck

Great call on the “obvious false flag.” Stop embarrassing yourself.

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

I bet he still believes that far-right conspiracy theory garbage. Either way he’s not decent enough a person to admit a mistake.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

You idiots already have all the facts?

Do tell, where can I find them? CNN commentator panel?

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

You still think it was a false flag? What planet are you on?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

No, I don’t think so now , it appears to be a nutcase who was doing this sort of shit years before Trump “incited him to violence” , but it could easily have been an anti-Trump operative sending out those packages.

However, you’re willing to wait 2 fucking years for Mueller to come up with nothing because you need all the facts first, but in this case you’ve made up your mind in less than a week before we know much of anything.

Hypocrite. Fucking lowlife hypocrite.

YVR
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YVR

Maybe they are tracking those that spend huge sums of money and pay no income taxes. Of course there would be easier way to do this. Just cross reference poverty level income filers who own and purchased houses over $3 million in the past 10 years. You would get 90% of the tax cheats right there.

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

Making things up sure is fun!

Oracle
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Oracle

If just 20% of NDP supporters and a 1/10th of Greens vote NO, then PR done like dinner.

Basing it on what this blog’s posters are voting and extrapolating.

Wow. We shall know in little over 35 days whether the last 2 years were a big waste of everyone’s time.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/240447/Homeless-campers-on-rise

‘Darryl says he hopes to save enough money to drive the van to Ontario, where housing is more affordable. “You can get houses down there cheaper than you can get up here,” he explained. “For $700 you can get a nice two-bedroom house on its own property.” But with having lost his job due to the exit of Greyhound, he’s not sure how long that will take.’

Imagine what it will be like when realturds and construction workers are living out of their car. It’s going to happen, just watch.

Oracle
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Oracle

Why you being such a troll? Have mercy. Lol

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

Holy smokes, you are the King of the trolls here and you accuse someone else of being a troll ???

Oracle
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Oracle

Joke is on you. Lol

Canada is for Canadians
Guest
Canada is for Canadians

You are the joke here.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
Oracle
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Oracle

Based on Reddit posts, the PR vote is going to be a monumental failure. Many NDP supporters are voting NO because they say the systems are too confusing. For example, should have just had STV.

Even here, just a few people have effectively cancelled BPOM and Just mes YES votes with NO votes.

Don’t kid yourself, Weaver and Horgan could have made this better but chose not to. Still wondering what weaver got in addition to allowing him to keep the hard earned equity in his investment homes that he earned through hard work. Lol

Harry Wang
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Harry Wang

Muslims forced to drink alcohol and eat pork in China’s ‘re-education’ camps, former inmate claims

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/china-re-education-muslims-ramadan-xinjiang-eat-pork-alcohol-communist-xi-jinping-a8357966.html

YVR
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YVR

Bacon and beer as re-education? Sounds good to me.

Mick Murphy
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Mick Murphy

China permits trade of rhino, tiger goods

Beijing (AFP) – China on Monday announced it was authorising the trade of rhinoceros and tiger parts for scientific, medical and cultural purposes, a move wildlife conservationists fear could have “devastating consequences” globally.

The trade of rhinos, tigers, and their related products will be allowed under “special” circumstances, the State Council, or cabinet, said in a statement.

Those include scientific research, sales of cultural relics, and “medical research or in healing”.

Only doctors at hospitals recognised by the State Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine will be allowed to use powdered forms of rhino horn and tiger bones.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/china-permits-limited-trade-rhino-tiger-goods-161504281.html

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

Totally relevant to real estate.

Prick.

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Don’t hate the truth.

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

You’re also a prick.

Get back to Gab. Oh wait.

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LOL this guy only posts to defend crimes and disgusting practices purpetrated by a dictstorship.

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

I think we can safely say you’ve never set foot in a university.

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

That wasn’t much of a comeback.

Can’t you see that everybody here hates you?

You add nothing, provide no useful information and simply defend China and the outlandish behaviour of the Chinese with religious fervour.

You are neither bear or bull and have seemingly little interest in Vancouver RE.

I have often requested further information about you which you never provided.

If you are not paid to defend China, why exactly are you here?

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

Actually I think you’ll find I’m about the only person here interested in real estate. It’s a shame the topic doesn’t come up more often here.

And what information about me precisely are you requesting, creep?

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

1. Renter or owner?
2. What area of town?

Lets start with that?

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Don’t bother.

AIDS won’t even answer male of female.

Carbon based or robotic.

YVR
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YVR

Friday Free for All

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

You’re so smart.

Oracle
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Oracle
Got my ballot this morning and filled/sealed it. Voted FPTP. I know I know it may bring back in the Liberals but here are my reasons that take precedence over that. 1) This is a housing blog and many people here want to see lower prices I presume within the next 1-2 years. Who wants to wait 10 years like Carole James was implying? By having the current system remain, the NDP will have accountability and their feet will be held to the fire to get things done NOW. Not later! If they have PR, they will indefinitely keep kicking the can down the road knowing they will keep manipulating the sheep in the near to medium term. 2) The Greens have failed big time. They held the balance of power so could have negotiated anything in their coalition. If… Read more »
Dave
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Thank you for voting No and keeping our Democracy credible.

StupidityCheck
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StupidityCheck

What’s your take on the 2011 federal election? Conservatives won a majority with only 37.6% of the vote. FPTP is not very democratic, IMO.

Oracle
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Oracle

True.

But this is a housing blog. If you want housing action, then FPTP is the way to go. Not PR.

PR gives the Liberals 40% of the power. Right now they have ZERO.

Think about that.

Selective Memory
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Selective Memory

More like it gives the Liberals 40% of the seats — but no power unless they can co-operate with other parties. Although, to be more accurate, it will likely give a Liberal party 25% of the seats, with the other 15% going to a Conservative party.

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