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by westcoastfella
Sun May 07, 2017 12:20 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BC Election and effect on RE
Replies: 211
Views: 2365

Re: BC Election and effect on RE

Fair enough, my bad.  I don't particularly have a problem with the lack of transparency for a program like this - there are lots of similar investment programs available to BC and Canadian industries with varying levels of participation and payouts.  Similar to SR&ED, which I've had to be invol...
by westcoastfella
Sat May 06, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BC Election and effect on RE
Replies: 211
Views: 2365

Re: BC Election and effect on RE

There will be enough money if we eliminate freebies for the rich. Here's why we need a change of regime. Eliminate enough of the "freebies" for the rich, and you may find yourself eliminating all the rich.  Which in turn will eliminate all the freebies. What people seem to not realize is,...
by westcoastfella
Sat May 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BC Election and effect on RE
Replies: 211
Views: 2365

Re: BC Election and effect on RE

There will be enough money if we eliminate freebies for the rich. Here's why we need a change of regime. Eliminate enough of the "freebies" for the rich, and you may find yourself eliminating all the rich.  Which in turn will eliminate all the freebies. What people seem to not realize is,...
by westcoastfella
Sat May 06, 2017 10:14 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4512
Views: 693909

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Wow - falling apart. Seems like those selling homes at $2.8+ are going to be begging for offers soon.  LOL.  And then you have amateurs buying land for $1.6m.  LOL. If you are selling for $2m or leas there are buyers- but why are they buying those houses when they can purchase a quality new home bu...
by westcoastfella
Fri May 05, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4512
Views: 693909

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Wow - falling apart. Seems like those selling homes at $2.8+ are going to be begging for offers soon.  LOL.  And then you have amateurs buying land for $1.6m.  LOL. If you are selling for $2m or leas there are buyers- but why are they buying those houses when they can purchase a quality new home bu...
by westcoastfella
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4512
Views: 693909

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

reallyreal2 wrote:
Looks like your realtor isn't getting a gold star -  :D

does anyone care about your gold star?  why the games - if you have a sale just post it, otherwise we all assume it doesn't exist and move on...
by westcoastfella
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:12 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BC Election and effect on RE
Replies: 211
Views: 2365

Re: BC Election and effect on RE

This pretty much sums it up.  The NDP have been waiting to take a crack at all things liberal, and are simply trying to appeal to younger voters with quick "solutions" on hot topics.  This is similar to the route that Trudeau took (now that reality has set in and he realizes the world is ...
by westcoastfella
Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BC Election and effect on RE
Replies: 211
Views: 2365

Re: BC Election and effect on RE

It sounds about as doable as all the other NDP promises... Strange that you should say that. Gordon Campbell's long-serving chief of staff, Martyn Brown... "Martyn Brown: On balance, John Horgan's platform works for me" http://www.straight.com/news/895691/martyn-brown-balance-john-horgans...
by westcoastfella
Sun Apr 16, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BC Election and effect on RE
Replies: 211
Views: 2365

Re: BC Election and effect on RE

Did anyone notice? "B.C. NDP platform promises 114,000 new rental, co-op, social, and owner-purchase homes" http://www.straight.com/news/895446/bc-ndp-platform-promises-114000-new-rental-co-op-social-and-owner-purchase-homes Sounds doable? It sounds about as doable as all the other NDP pr...
by westcoastfella
Tue Apr 11, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Jimtan tracker
Replies: 27
Views: 719

Re: Jimtan tracker

as far as this board knows, Jim had a condo, and is only interested in the condo market.  The SFH market means little to him, other than as a measure of social injustice, so tracking how much he is up or down based on that metric means little. If he invests in the stock market he will be bankrupt fr...
by westcoastfella
Sat Apr 01, 2017 12:35 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4512
Views: 693909

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

If you guys can recall, I called this rebound about 3 or 4 weeks ago when I saw the raw data in the field (homes selling or under contract).  Doesn't matter how you spin the numbers we are at peak or above it.  I still think we will see an increase of house prices this year of about 10% to 15%.  Co...
by westcoastfella
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Should we get rid of Jimtan and TDMA
Replies: 30
Views: 938

Re: Should we get rid of Jimtan and TDMA

In any real forum, both of them would have been banned by now. I agree with vanlord - jim has some pretty ridiculous ideas, but at least he puts them out there and defends them.  unfortuantly its come to a point where I'll probably need to put him on ignore like tdma.  who the hell engages trolls ho...
by westcoastfella
Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: New affordable housing policies for the young
Replies: 166
Views: 1776

Re: New affordable housing policies for the young

There is equality before the law; in the justice system and for access to education. Then, there is the cultural empathy of equity.  That people deserve a fair break. Everyone should be treated as individuals. That birth circumstances don't matter. We are brothers and sisters. This is a Christian i...
by westcoastfella
Sat Mar 25, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: What do you see out there in March?
Replies: 88
Views: 998

Re: What do you see out there in March?

There are different kinds of trolls. The most common is the mischievous troll. They just want to get a rise of you. Ignore them, and they will fade away. The other kind of troll is the one who wants to dominate the cyberspace, They're the kind who will bully and threaten the vulnerable. Think of Am...
by westcoastfella
Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: What do you see out there in March?
Replies: 88
Views: 998

Re: What do you see out there in March?

It would actually help more if you just ignore the troll.  By definition, they will troll anything you post here, including actual facts , to goad you into replying... and then repeat cycle.  Its why they call them "trolls" The troll won't last long if you guys took turns to trash him eve...
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