It’s the end of another work week and that means it’s time for our regular Friday Free-for-all!
This is our usual end of the week news roundup and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.
Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:
–Balancing Retirement & mortgage
–27% don’t count mortgage as debt
–Vancouver closet for rent
–Longest interest rate pause
–Higher tax for empty houses?
–Millionaire visa for only 50 people?
–Dipping under a million on the coast
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!
The house of Vito Corleone from the film “The Godfather” is for sale on Staten Island, New York.
Every so often it’s interesting to see what sort of premium you pay for being within walking distance of 14 different coffee shops and a handful of grow ops here in Vancouver.
We’re not sure how many grow ops are within walking distance on Staten Island, but we know there aren’t 14 different coffee shops nearby, so the asking price is ‘only’ $2.9 million.
For that much here on the west coast you’d probably still get the ‘man cave’, gym and maybe even the ‘english pub’, but probably not the saltwater pool.
Any film history fans thinking of moving to the east coast?
Oneangryslav wrote this in the comments:
Crazy bull anecdote of the day (week?):
My brother lives in North Burnaby in the area bounded by Hastings and Parker, Willingdon and Gilmore. His neigbhour a couple of doors down (whom both he and I know as we played soccer on the same youth team) many years ago) tore down a nondescript bungalow and built himself a large house. Almost to the day of the one-year anniversary of the place having been completed this friend is sitting at home watching television early in the evening (this happened a couple of weeks ago), when he hears the doorbell ring. He opens it to find a gentleman standing there asking if the house was for sale. The friend asks sarcastically “do you see a for sale sign?” “No”, responds to (as it turns out) real estate agent. The real estate agent continues, “would you be willing to sell it, anyway?”
The friend thinks about it for a second and says “sure, the price is $1.3 million dollars” thinking that would scare the real estate agent away. Anyway, long story short, the real estate guy goes to his car to call someone, comes back and says “okay!” Now my brother thinks that his home is worth about a million dollars.
Crazy! I’m going to get in touch with our friend to find out more of the details.