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.