Saturday Free-for-all!

Hey why not? It’s Saturday so let’s kick off our weekend open topic discussion thread!

Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

Fraser Valley sales drop 50%
Public input on Real Estate dirty money
CMHC forecasts 11% drop in buying power
Free mortgage deal in Langley
Regulators take aim at HELOC growth

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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patriotz
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Why the Housing Market Is Slumping Despite a Booming Economy

When you look closely at the data, it appears this paradox of a strong economy and a weak housing market is, at its core, an illustration of a fundamental rule in economics: If something can’t go on forever, it won’t. Home prices in a given location are ultimately tethered to the incomes of the people who either live there or want to. But for much of the last six years, that relationship has come undone.

“The last six years” refers to the time since the bottom of the US housing market in 2012. But how long has it been since prices in Canada have been as low as that?

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

This is because the economy hasn’t started to be affected by reduced housing activity as a percentage of GDP. Eventually both the housing market and the economy will falter at the same time, we just have to wait for the systemic impacts to propagate.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

good question. how long have you been predicting the market would correct? a very long time. if you had a kid when you first started making predictions i would say they would be past their bar mitzvah now.

kabloona
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kabloona

“Falling Home Prices Mean Canadians Will Feel Poorer. That Could Be Bad For The Economy”

https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2018/11/17/wealth-effect-canada-consumption_a_23591882/

“As Canadians’ home values grew and grew in recent years, many people became intoxicated with the idea that they were now paper millionaires.

Even as their children complained they would never be able to buy a house, many older Canadians with comfy suburban homes cheered on the housing boom — and went shopping….

…..And now, with Canada’s housing market moving into cooling mode, this debt-fuelled “wealth effect” could quickly come to an end, economists at NBF said in a client note this week.

“We’re not there yet, but the present trend has caught our attention,” Paquet and fellow economist Stefane Marion wrote. “If things don’t stabilize soon, an eroding wealth effect for consumers will become a headwind to growth in 2019.”

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Was this article written by Captain Obvious?

kabloona
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kabloona

Yeah, he was the co-author……

😉

xyz
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xyz

“Falling Home Prices Mean Canadians Will Feel Poorer”

….and the average young family looking for affordable shelter in Canada said collectively:
Cry me a river…. :-/

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Greedy boomers in Eby’s riding will have less money to spend on lawn signs whining about the horribly unfair 0.01% school tax.

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

Thats a bullshit envy tax.

For my landlord it means his taxes go up over 40% all becuase he owns a home ‘worth’ $5 mil (of which 4.85 is land value)

How is this tax fair ? Its typical NDP eat the rich crap.

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

No one with $5 mil in stocks has to pay it.

patriotz
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“No one with $5 mil in stocks has to pay it.”

That is exactly the point. It’s not a tax on wealth, it’s a tax on ridiculous RE valuations that encourage speculation in RE rather than investing in productive business. My own view is that property taxes should be higher and income taxes lower across the board.

Specuskeptic
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Ditto on value-added (sales) taxes vs. income taxes….

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

It’s simply a money grab that attempts to exploit economic division and pitch the 99% against the 1%. If they were bothered about speculation then their “speculation tax” would have targeted, you know, speculation.

patriotz
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“It’s simply a money grab that attempts to exploit economic division and pitch the 99% against the 1%. ”

As if the government-engineered housing crisis hasn’t been creating economic division for the last decade and a half and enriching some existing homeowners and the RE industry at the expense of everyone else. It’s only when a new government tries to turn things around, just a tiny bit, that you hear complaints about a “money grab” or “class warfare”.

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

They’re not trying to turn it around, they’re trying to appear to be trying to turn it around. Big difference.

As I said, if they wanted to curb speculation they could have introduced a tax which targeted speculation.

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

I agree ppty taxes should be higher and income taxes lower but I think targeting an easy group ‘the rich’ is poor policy.

SilentBob
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SilentBob

My heart bleeds for you and your plight.

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

My plight?

I’m a dirt bag renter. It doesn’t affect me in any way.

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite

Like YVR, you whine and complain about things that don’t even affect you. People should focus on productive criticism, not just nit pick at policies that have no effect on them.

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

Its bad policy plain and simple. Attacking the ‘rich’ has never worked and it won’t now. As a voter and a tax payer I have a right to voice my opinion.

The positive thing is the NDP can’t keep their hands out of the cookie jar and stuff like this will eventually earn them another 15 years in Siberia.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

The Lib Creds stole all the cookies including the jar.

YVR
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YVR

The NDPs lack of keeping their election promise of making things more affordable effects pretty much everyone. Higher housing prices, higher rents, higher taxes, higher hydro rates, higher icbc rates covers everyone.

Oracle
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Oracle

Renton from his Dad. Hahaha.

Troll ousted.

I knew it but this guys been playing you people.

PS. Beware of Doomcouver.

YVR
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YVR

“My own view is that property taxes should be higher and income taxes lower across the board.”

The NDP forgot the part about the lower income taxes. They increased those as well.

Royce McC
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Royce McC

“No one with $5 mil in stocks has to pay it.

[Checks primary residence capital gains exemption.]

[Checks the property tax rates on places in Point Grey vs. many other places.]

[Remembers the long history of tax and real estate policy machinations that lead to hyper-inflation of real estate values.]

Yes, we should all shed many tears for the poor souls of Point Grey and the way the system has truly worked AGAINST them.

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

I’m not saying we should shed any tears but lets call this ‘school tax’ what it is, a blantant tax grab by a socialist govt!

Dyugle
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Dyugle

If you turn residential real estate into the biggest business in BC why should you not pay the business tax rate on all property except your principal residence?
How is the current tax system fair to all industries?

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite

When the value of those $3M+ homes all fall below $3M the owners can be happy knowing that they no longer have to pay the unfair School Tax. At that point I hope they celebrate no longer being the target of this “envy tax”.

YVR
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YVR

Don’t worry if that happens the NDP will have a new tax to replace it. That is why people are so pissed. They know this is just the beginning. Same old NDP. If the NDP were trying to lower housing prices with these taxes they would be lowering other taxes by an equal amount. Otherwise it is just a tax grab in guise of helping housing affordability. The tax is far too small and only impacts such a small amount of the housing stock it is not going to do anything other than hurt the few cash strapped local seniors that still live in Van West.

Oracle
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Oracle

Only a fool would think that they are doing all they can for housing.

Prices could have been down by 25% by now from election levels.

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite

To SIDA, who posted this:

“I know how you clowns love this sort of thing.

3401-499 Pacific, sold for $8.888m (asking price) on Nov 3rd after 100 dom. That’s $2400/sqft.”

That’s a very impressive sale for sure. I know you keep complaining about cherry picking and use this as a counter example, however, how many examples like this can you find, versus the dozens going the other way per month? In the past couple of weeks alone 3 detached houses in Richmond are listed at 25% below last sold price (not assessed value). it took me 2 minutes to find that. How many counter examples can you find in 2minutes?

Bear Vancouverite
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Bear Vancouverite
Sorry, above should have said “at up to 25% last sold price”. I might as well list some of them since I’ll be asked for proof: All below are listed or relisted in the past 10 days. All are asking prices: 5020 Hollymount Gate – $999k – last sold $1.35M in May 2017 11540 Seaton Road – $999k – last sold $1.15M Nov 2016 12331 Greenland Drive – $999k – last sold $1.075M Mar 2018 7200 Belair Drive – $2.43M – last sold $2.6M Sep 2016 I took a minute to look at Vancouver and found the following listed/relisted in Vancouver the past week, all are asking prices: 7491 Laburnum Street – $2.68M, last sold for $2.838M in 2017, sold in 2016 for $2.658M 1909 Parker Street – $2.198M, last sold for $2.4M Feb 2018 and $2.4M Dec 2017. In… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

I’m wasnt using it as a counter example, neither am I trying to suggest that the market isn’t softening. Of course it’s an outlier – it’s a penthouse unit occupying the entire floor of a luxury development.

I was just hilighting all the 8s in both the asking price and the sale price, because the clowns here love that sort of thing.

Keep Canada for Canadians
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Keep Canada for Canadians

Good backpedaling there sida

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

You’re welcome to read my original post again, you toxic piece of shit racist.

What position exactly do you think I hold when it comes to real estate prices?

YVR
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YVR

The vast majority of housing stock is still selling at higher prices than when the NDP took office. There is more to the market than tare downs in HAM areas.

Specuskeptic
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Waaaaree EEEEbeeeee…?!!!
“Tip portal launched for reporting dirty money in horse racing, real estate, luxury cars”
https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2018AG0096-002215?fbclid=IwAR1yHdflHuFhWOJrV2hL33iCG-rSUCJIepyVVgJ6f90iRcSIjPajCn53kyY

Oracle
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Oracle

I coulda done this in my first month. Not 20th….

And has anyone gone to jail yet? Lol

YVR
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YVR

Gone to jail? Not even a charge laid since the NDP took office. Not one. Like they need tips to figure out what is going on. It would be like setting up a tip line for drug use on Hastings Street as a crack down on fentanyl.

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

How’s the NDP promise on ride sharing going?

Its a year late but watch them add so many rules and road blocks that its a useless program that simply protects the useless taxi mafia.

Oracle
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Oracle

The rules are going to do in the NDP. Watch the anger build.

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

Your cousins will be happy. I think I met one, he refused to get out of his cab to get my bags on the way back from the airport. He just popped the trunk . (This after I tipped him $5 on a $20 fare)

Uber will utterly destroy these losers.

Oracle
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Oracle

Most Indians hate the cabbies. It’s the kickbacks the politicians love.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

That’s because the cabbies are all Indians too, but of a lower caste.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

my globetrotting chinese neighbours just got back from china yesterday and appeared to get out of a rideshare Honda van (probably an illegal Richmond chinese rideshare from the airport) and the driver just dumped all their luggage on the street and they had to lug everything up the sidewalk and front stairs to their mansion. The driver immediately gets on his phone to see where the next ride is and how much he can make.

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Such a blatant lie.

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

My over 100 Uber rides in a dozen cities tell a very different story.

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

I always tip the taxi driver and carry my own bags. I’ve paid for the ride, not a fucking porter. If you’re able-bodied then carry your own shit rather than trying to pretend that you’re something special.

Specuskeptic
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Contrary to the bleating of a certain chronically lying douchebag on this board…

“Vancouver rental prices increasing by less than inflation”

https://www.vancourier.com/real-estate/vancouver-rental-prices-increasing-by-less-than-inflation-infographic-1.23499241?fbclid=IwAR2cmyJGclW6lqpBRXiNftFjsLfcVqGDItxEpSQkWRJQd7BXtlUO9JZqL68

YVR
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YVR

PadMapper said that Burnaby was the third most-expensive market in the country for both one-bedroom and two-bedroom rents, at $1,580 and $2,250 respectively. Unlike Vancouver, Burnaby’s one-bedroom price was a 5.3 per cent increase over November 2017.

That is more affordable?

YVR
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YVR

Dinh’s report also found that three-bedroom rents in Vancouver increased a whopping 6.7 per cent, to a median of $3,200

Thanks NDP!

Oracle
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Oracle

The people cheering the NDP the most here will one day regret it.

Wait until 3 bdrm in Langley are $3200/month.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Yeah maybe in 2050.

StupidityCheck
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StupidityCheck

1 bedroom rents only up 1.4%
2 bedroom rents down 1.3%

Rent increases were much higher before the NDP took over.

Canada is for Canadians
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Canada is for Canadians

My sister in law is looking for an apartment in the West End and she says there are a TON of vacancies there now.

Time to go
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Time to go

Can confirm this. We had a bunch of options under 1900/mo. That’s not cheap mind you, but like the overpriced homes on the market, anything over a certain threshold in the rental market just languishes.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

a lot of sublet airbnb suites back on the long-term market.

Oracle
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Oracle

To minions:

Just because we are blasting the NDP for their flip flops, it doesn’t mean we like the BC Libs or Greens.

What a concept! Lol

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Oracle, you loved the Liberals. I bet you call Krusty Clarke every day and ask her to come back to politics.

Royce McC
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Royce McC

Oracle, you should speak for yourself. (Well, perhaps you should post less. But whatever.)

Other hyper-posters here have repeatedly asserted that the BC Liberals would be doing a better job than the current government, and repeatedly said that the BC Liberals are actually the “legitimate” government. It’s a farce.

You need to stand your nonsense on its head: just because a lot of people supported the NDP in the last election, it doesn’t mean they love them. It means that 16 years of fetid BC Liberal governance left them with no choice but to support their opponents.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Mounties seeking suspect after Richmond officer dragged by dark coloured, late model Mercedes Benz
https://www.richmond-news.com/news/mounties-seeking-suspect-after-richmond-officer-dragged-by-vehicle-1.23502075

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

how is it possible they don’t have a plate number? Usually they have a dash cam and register the plate prior to approaching the vehicle so have as much info as possible prior to approach.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

B.C. seeking tips on money laundering with luxury cars, real estate, horse racing
https://globalnews.ca/news/4675402/money-laundering-tip-portal/

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

FP: Canadians appear to have dodged that housing crash everybody’s been so afraid of for 10 years
https://business.financialpost.com/real-estate/canadas-housing-market-shows-increasing-signs-of-soft-landing

>>> LOL…

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Yes homeowners, just plug your ears, close your eyes, and shout it’s a “soft landing” to anyone who will believe you. There has been no “landing” this is just MSM propaganda.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Hong Kong reports the worst sales weekend in years as private launches fail to keep up with government’s discounted housing
https://www.scmp.com/property/hong-kong-china/article/2173742/hong-kong-reports-worst-sales-weekend-years-private

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

So many dominoes tipping at the same time. Makes you wonder if China or Canada will crash first.

Best place on meth
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Best place on meth

Chinese investors turn to property markets in Southeast Asia, as western markets impose capital curbs
Chinese investors make a strategy U-turn as markets such as Vancouver and London are no longer so welcoming

https://www.scmp.com/property/article/2172994/chinese-investors-turn-property-markets-southeast-asia-western-markets

“Cashed up Chinese homebuyers are shifting their attention to emerging markets in the search for property bargains, reflecting a strategy U-turn as traditional western markets have initiated foreign investment curbs.
The change comes after the introduction of various measures in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, and the UK aimed at curbing foreign inflows of capital, as a way to cool runaway property prices, analysts said.”

Hooray! The swarm has been repelled, hopefully forever!!

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Like I’ve always said, international speculators are fickle will drain nearly all their capital out of our economy if the global reputation of Vancouver real estate as a “safe investment” is damaged. It’s already starting and we could easily see a tsunami of foreign capital fleeing Vancouver in the next few years. Eventually Vancouverites will be so poor we’ll be begging for the Chinese to come back and inflate our asset prices again, but they’ll likely be gone for a long time. The demographic and credit bubble in China will guarantee there is no “second wave” of new millionaires to come and scoop up our crack shacks for millions of dollars.

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

How exactly do foreigners drain their money from the economy if there are no local buyers? Keep in mind sales are extremely low right now, even taking seasonality into account. If you’re saying that they’ll sell at a loss then how does that make locals poor? Locals will be net beneficiaries if foreigners are spending their money here then leaving with less than they started with.

Nothing you say makes sense, you’re just looking to blame those nasty foreigners for anything.

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Locust will find a way. Laws and morals have no meaning to them. They will drain Vancouver into an empty wasteland if it suited their purpose.

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29
bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Canada Post has asked its international partners to halt mail and parcel shipments to Canada as it reels under the weight of a 30-day delivery backlog resulting from a labour dispute with its employees
https://business.financialpost.com/news/retail-marketing/canada-post-asks-for-halt-to-international-shipments-to-canada-royal-mail

Oracle
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Oracle

Privatize it and close shop.

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

I don’t think privatization is necessarily the answer. Getting rid of the union would be a good idea though.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

Can’t get rid of the union without privatization

Ultra Bear
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Ultra Bear

Agree. Japan and the Netherlands have private posts and they aren’t Third World.

kabloona
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kabloona

“B.C. housing experts say high-end house prices in B.C. seeing a drop, but no relief at lower levels”

Yet….? 🙂

https://www.thestar.com/vancouver/2018/11/18/bc-housing-experts-say-high-end-house-prices-in-bc-seeing-a-drop-but-no-relief-at-lower-levels.html

Doomcouver
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Doomcouver

Yeah, “yet” is the key commentary here. The high end led the way up and it’s now leading the way down. Seeing lower end prices lag price action at the top is the behavior you would expect in the beginning stages of a bubble collapse, this is still going according to my expectations.

Oracle
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Oracle

Throw away the ProRep ballots people.

Hahaha. I told you so.

Ridesharing is DEAD. Another NDP fail. Fuck them!

Will require a commercial class 4 drivers licence to operate. ICBC website already updated. Basically only place in world to do this.

And I get bet anyone now that ProRep fails big time. I’m advising the whole extended family to throw out their ballots or vote FPTP. Fuck the NDP and Greens.

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

Calgary requires a Class 4 to drive for Uber.

Another lie.

Simple Solution
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Simple Solution

OK… so any Uber driver will have to pass a test and get a medical certificate, and cant have a shitty driving record. Why would this be bad????

bullwhip29
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bullwhip29

Nine out of the top twenty spots on Maclean’s 2018 list of Canada’s Most Dangerous Places located in BC
Langley, placing 6th overall, ranked most dangerous place in BC
https://www.macleans.ca/canadas-most-dangerous-places/

southseacompany
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southseacompany

“Six charts that show what killed Australia’s property boom”, Sydney Morning Herald

https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/six-charts-that-show-what-killed-australia-s-property-boom-20181115-p50g44.html

“A potent combination of nervous buyers, cautious lenders and retreating investors has turned the nation’s housing boom to dust.”

“With the downturn now in its second year, the question for homeowners, house hunters and property investors is how much further there is to go. Prices in Sydney, which was the epicentre of the boom, are falling at an annualised pace of about 8 per cent.”

Dave
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Most effects don’t have lots of causes. Usually things have one big cause and a smaller contributing factor. I think for real estate, rising rates and the retreat of foreign money explains 80% of what is happening.

southseacompany
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southseacompany

Don’t forget the power of psychology.

“The global financial crisis has made it painfully clear that powerful psychological forces are imperiling the wealth of nations today. From blind faith in ever-rising housing prices to plummeting confidence in capital markets, “animal spirits” are driving financial events worldwide”

“Animal Spirits”, Robert Shiller *& George Akerlof

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

Most of the buyers here were local fools who believed they were on an easy path to riches. After all, all their friends were doing it and real estate always goes up! You can’t live in stocks!

Dave
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It looks like the US economy is seeing signs of a slowdown. Rising rates are having a greater effect on growth than would have been thought. The real estate market is slowing down there, which will have knock on effects.

There is good and bad news for bears in our market. It looks like the central banks are going to slow down on the rate tightening cycle, which will help real estate of course. But, the reason for their caution will be a slower economy which is bearish.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull
KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Trump isn’t the master negotiator for nothing. He knows exactly how to hurt his opponents the most and then just stand back and watch the victim in writhing pain and suffering before going for the jugular. How did you think he went from a nobody to President of US with no political experience and backing?

Dave
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It’s a dangerous game, but Trump has been proven right to this point in time. This risk here is that this could also cause the whole economy to turn over and bring a global recession.

I’m not convinced Trump even wants a deal with China. It’s possible his end game is to end offshoring of manufacturing to China.

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

I’m sure American consumers would just love those prices as would international importers.

Manufacturing is a 20th century economy, a hurdle that any developed country has to overcome – not cling on to.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

manufacturing will just move to some other low cost country. one that doesn’t steal intellectual property, spy, enable rouge nations like north korea, commit mass murder by shipping illegal drugs world wide.

and it will be a big improvement.

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

Re ORACLE , PR and Ridesharing…

I wasn’t going to even vote on PR…but decided to..but wonder how the mail strike will affect things.

Ridesharing?….I think Oracle us right….the taxi lobby is very powerful….for a number of reasons and the NDP fear them = no UBER.

More in next post.

Bag it and tag it
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Bag it and tag it

I would think taxi lobby less powerful now with the limit on political contributions.

Lost...but not leased
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Lost...but not leased
Re: Mansions in ALR.. I usually don’t give NDP much credit for intelligence ….. but I think they are pulling a fast one on the ALR and Mansions issue. With few ….if any…. exceptions, the NDP has historically been a disaster for BC. They use their small window of power to implement pet projects. ie ICBC……Fast Ferries etc. The ALR is and always has been a disaster…if you have done your homework..which few do..hence brainwashed what is certifiably a plank in the communist agenda.(abolishment of private property rights) NDP have already screwed up the RE market by interfering with natural market forces…BUT WHY DID THEY LEAVE OPEN A BIG WINDOW FOR ALR LAND AND LARGE MANSIONS until recently ???? I submit they actually wanted to funnel offshore dollars into building large homes in ALR….especially in HAM (and Liberal)hotbed in Richmond…….create… Read more »
Shut It Down Already (original)
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Shut It Down Already (original)

Do you honestly think that ALR mansions in Richmond are a significant proportion of the market? Focus on something that actually matters.

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Just 1 mansion sold to locust is too much! We should seize these “mansions” from locusts as a proceeds from money laundering and turn them into hostels for those in needs. This could easily results in thousands of good housing units with minimum cost to taxpayers and almost immediate occupancy.

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

KTO….

You are falling for the NDP rhetoric…like their other backfiring ploys…..
Richmond has placed a moratorium on new applications…which means other jurisdictions will be flooded with applications……which then lets the NDP justify a province wide restriction.

Their stated goal is to crash land prices so new farmers can buy land? WTF? Just like the speculation tax is aimed at crashing other RE classes.

The sad if not so pathetic thing is when ALR was created in 1973….ALL property classes experienced massive inflation…even ALR land.

NDP does not want to admit the ALR has always been a failure….simply a communistic confiscation of private property …they put lipstick on this pig under “saving farmland”…” food security.”…blah blah blah….

Nothing worse than incompetent gov’ts desperate to hide and ignore past mistakes and using divide and conquer tactics where everybody loses…..classic NDP.

Oracle
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Oracle

Apparently 800 yet to be built homes got grandfathered with plans for plate only.

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

SIDA…free advice…..don’t continue to hold the telescope face first into fat end.

Of course ALR mansions are NOT a significant proportion of the overall RE market. The NDP , as I stated, are desperate for
both deflection from their poor record and another divide and conquer strategy.

Oracle
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Oracle

They are a corrupt bunch. Look at the ridesharing debacle.

Only way out is we need direct democracy. Where thencitizebs vote on issues online or every 6 months.

To oppose that the powers that be need media NDP schools for brainwashing the 50% of the electorate that is below average intelligence.

Hyper-mega-Bull
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Hyper-mega-Bull

>BUT WHY DID THEY LEAVE OPEN A BIG WINDOW FOR ALR LAND AND LARGE MANSIONS until recently ????

the closed the loophole as soon as they were elected. the liberals are the ones that left open a big window for alr land and large mansions.

KickThemOut
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KickThemOut

Locust scums can’t get a date, so they gang up and rape their fellow students while pretending to be devout Catholics. Absolutely sick and disgusting! Worse is they are not being considered to be expelled from the country – https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2174045/six-boys-arrested-gang-sex-attack-torontos-st

Oracle
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No UBER.

Very expensive ICBC insurance; taxis get fleet insurance while ridehailing drivers get personal insurance. Bullshit!

Caps on number of cars. Bullshit!

To those that want this BS of a GreeNDP to continue, think again. Get these idiots out.

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