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Friday Free-for-all! November 29th 2019

Well hello there!

If you’ve come to this site you may be looking for info on the local real estate market – what’s going on with house prices in Vancouver? Are they going up? down? permanent plateau?

Should you buy now? Move to the states? Invest in gold? Buy beanie babies?

Beats us! But we bet you have an opinion.

Now let’s see if you can discuss the local economy without devolving into angry racist screeds.

How’s the local job market? Where are prices going? What are you seeing out there?

Good citizens keep their homes empty

Vancouvers empty home tax is bringing in some decent coin – almost $40 million in 2018.

If you believe in a vibrant vancouver and want to do your part to support it, you can own a home here and keep it empty – that extra tax income goes to support affordable housing and rent protections.

If you really want to go the extra mile, don’t report your empty home: Audits raises $22.1 million in taxes and fines from empty home owners.

Read more here.

Friday Free-for-all! October 18th 2019

It’s the end of another work week and that means more news in the local economy and real estate world.

Let’s do our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread, here are a few links to kick off the chat:

CRA looks to credit card receipts to find cash cheats
No return of $2mil in money laundering case
Burnaby tax on landlords
Your real estate agent hates you
Real estate market returning to equilibrium

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend!