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by Thompson
Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Homing in on Japan
Replies: 29
Views: 7821

Re: Homing in on Japan

Marijuana is the awesomest! :mrgreen:
exactly, ... better than radioactive water.
by Thompson
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Exit strategies
Replies: 21
Views: 7408

Re: Exit strategies for Vancouver real estate market

Definitely will see a shift in wealth from Vancouver to Surrey over the next 20 years.
just change a little bit: "Definitely will see a shift in wealth from China to Surrey over the next 20 years."(after Vancouver was fully occupied by ...)". :lol:
by Thompson
Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:09 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Best deals in the lower mainland
Replies: 21
Views: 5656

Re: Best deal in the lower mainland

and finally the funeral homes. I'm a little bit ahead of them so I probably won't be around to see if my predictions are accurate.
...and people intend to live longer today, so Geyser, don't say goodbye to us so soon. :lol:
by Thompson
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldwide.
Replies: 83
Views: 20339

Re: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldw

famous people do not live in Vancouver, name a single one,
We all know one, maybe not in Vancouver, but close enough...Sun Peaks. :P
by Thompson
Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Climate Warming is coming to BC
Replies: 1478
Views: 427029

Re: Climate Warming is coming to BC

oh well, soon governments will send us refund for c-tax they collected... maybe one day you will be taxed if you don't burn trees or used car tires.

Good Time! :mrgreen:
by Thompson
Thu Aug 22, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver mayor sells home
Replies: 40
Views: 12885

Re: Vancouver mayor sells home, exits at top of bubble! Sell

even though I cannot imagine anyone ever paying list price on oneo your listings after discovering you guaranteed a price drop. Not only that, it will cause tons of problem, one of them is that his ethics as a realtor is doubtful now if he guaranteed a price drop. ....He didn't realize that he just...
by Thompson
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: More Money Coming
Replies: 11
Views: 5942

Re: More Money Coming

She is caught in New Zealand, not Canada.

market will crash tomorrow?
by Thompson
Mon Aug 19, 2013 9:30 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver debt crisis
Replies: 47
Views: 14256

Re: Vancouver debt crisis - Your home is a liability!

I think all realtors have a choice, they can either be sales machines and treat people the way sleazy men treat a lady, or they can follow the market, learn its history, and offer genuine advice. The way I figure it I can focus on buyers or sellers. And, if I genuinely believe (which I do) that Van...
by Thompson
Sun Aug 18, 2013 4:16 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Chinese Real Estate Down 65% on Credit Crunch
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Chinese Real Estate Down 65% on Credit Crunch

that's pretty normal to me Doesn't mean it's the right decision. Doing the same in BC would raise eyebrows even in the NDP camp. But I'm sure they know what they're doing. No, "normal"isn't necessary to be "right", Jesse. However I lost a criteria for determining what is right or wrong to China lon...
by Thompson
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Is the Chinese economy linked to Vancouver housing prices?
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Re: Chinese economy drives Vancouver housing! But for how lo

Exactly what Thompson said... It isn't overseas investors driving the housing market, but the Chinese "economy" does have a strong link to the Vancouver housing market.
must be my bad chinglish.... to let each and every side likes me. Sorry. :P
by Thompson
Sun Aug 18, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Chinese Real Estate Down 65% on Credit Crunch
Replies: 32
Views: 8177

Re: Chinese Real Estate Down 65% on Credit Crunch

"ghost town"? You guys should put it under rest. :mrgreen: China has own way to develop city. Chinese like to design and build whole new city from a bare land. Say, my home town which is the capital of one province, when a new town was built beside old I thought it was absolute craze because of mile...
by Thompson
Sun Aug 18, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Is the Chinese economy linked to Vancouver housing prices?
Replies: 9
Views: 2653

Re: Chinese economy drives Vancouver housing! But for how lo

....so what is it that you are saying? :
Oh, maybe he try to say it's "Chinese economy", not "Chinese investors" to drive our housing :lol: which is the exact opposite view of mine.
by Thompson
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:30 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Gold down, down. Yields, up, up.
Replies: 87
Views: 25106

Re: Gold down, down. Yields, up, up.

Caught by U.F.O.
by Thompson
Sat Aug 10, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Flippers in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 10044

Re: Flippers in trouble

Robert Schiller demonstrated that average US property prices exceeded inflation by 0.5% over the very long term. We can argue about why Vancouver has performed so much more strongly but I think there is a more salient point to be made. Schiller is a big crying baby in real estate, he always like to...
by Thompson
Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:06 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Flippers in trouble
Replies: 36
Views: 10044

Re: Flippers in trouble

History has shown that, in desirable places like Vancouver, property prices tend to slightly outpace inflation over the long term. Sauder newly reports that average nominal housing growth rate of Vancouver is 8.09% between 1975 to 2013 (It confirms what I claimed "RE prices of Vancouver double ever...
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