Category Archives: Open Topic

The story submission page is back!

Those of you who regularly submit news stories here have noticed that the submission page has been out of commission since we rebuilt the site. Well it’s now back in operation.

If you want to post an article simply go to http://vancouvercondo.info/submit and add it there.

The story submission form is only visible to registered and logged in users. Stories are moderated and may be edited before publishing. As always, posts must not be copy and paste stories. If you link to a published news story, please only quote a portion with a link to the original story and add your own comments to put it in context.

Contributors who have had a certain number of approved story submissions gain the ability to publish stories directly without moderation. Spam story submissions are obviously not welcome, but opinions and analysis are appreciated.

Please post any issues you have with the story submission feature in the comments below.

Thanks for being a part of the community here and helping to make this site a more interesting forum!

Friday Free-for-all!

Hey, it’s springtime in paradise!  It’s also the end of another work week and that means it’s time for another news roundup and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.  Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

It’s looking like a day for a 16k party
RE/Max: Housing off to a strong start
Who’s in charge of regulation?
Expect no housing moves in budget
CMHC to dramatically curtail growth
Risks of CMHC mortgage cover
What now Mr. Flaherty?
Affordable housing, why bother?
10 story wooden condo tower
UBC housing action plan (VIDEO)
People don’t like a driving tax
No springtime for chinese property market

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

Friday Free-for-all!

Hey everyone, it’s FRIDAY!  Do you know what that means?  That means it’s time for our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread.  Let’s hop to the links, here are a few recent stories to kick off the chat:

Immigrants flee cities due to affordability
Vancouver affordability task force has recommendations
Vancouver youth exodus
If you don’t use a REALTOR you might die
Encouraging a rush to the exits?
40 min Australian housing bubble documentary (ht DeanBC)
Canada’s dirty little sub-prime secret

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

Friday Free-for-all Spring Break edition!

Spring Break! And it’s that time of the week again, time to do our regular news roundup and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.  Here are a few stories to kick off the chat:

CREA predicts sharp price drop in BC
Canadian prices to ease this year
Vancouver to push down national avg.
Should you sell your condo today?
Inventory rocket still rising
Is there a Dr. Kevorkian for condos?
Economists warn of overheating market
Van sales jump 61.4% in February 2012
Toronto has highest condo asking price
Casey Serin
Big Discount Mortgage Blow-out sale!
Buy Britney Spears house for $4 mil off
Possible Condo Glut coming
Buy a nice house, forget about retiring
Vancouvers demographic timebomb

And of course it’s spring break time!  Is this the week to get out of town and explore the world or are you sticking close to home?  Is it vacation time lounging by a pool or is it just a hassle to find childcare and another week of office drudgery?  At least the sun occasionally shines, spring is in the air!

So what are you seeing out there?  Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend, week and spring kick-off!

Friday Free-for-all!

It’s the end of another work week and that means it’s time for our regular weekend news roundup and open topic discussion thread.  Here are a few links to kick off the chat:

Time to panic on the housing market
Very few expiries means a quick return to the 15k party.
We’re at the highest inventory for this time of year in years
Tighter mortgage regulations expected
Do banks need to boost risk?
Housing prices flat or falling
House prices drive away staff
Alarming rise in homeless families
Here’s the fake GVREB press release
Seattle (down 32%) was supposed to be immune to price drops
Irish tiger left lots of empty homes

 

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Thanks, and let us know what are you seeing out there.  Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!