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by vancouverowner
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Gold down in 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3565

Re: Gold down in 2013

You get more leverage (up and down) with the miners.
by vancouverowner
Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Doug Casey's Vancouver prediction
Replies: 13
Views: 5460

Re: Doug Casey predicts 2014 real estate crash in Vancouver

No...no....NOOOOOOOOOO! AHHHHHH!!!! Not Doug Casey!!! Really?? Doug CASEY said that?? No way!! Say it ain't so, Doug??!!!! Sorry......................... Doug who?? :wink: Tom, you don't know who "legendary investor and economic analyst" Doug Casey is? For shame, he's the guy selling grossly over-p...
by vancouverowner
Thu Jan 02, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Gold down in 2013
Replies: 14
Views: 3565

Re: Gold down in 2013

I was overweight precious metals in 2012. However, I saw the writing on the wall and scaled out of gold and into US equities into 2013 and ended up about 13% for the year. Not bad considering a slow start but I'm sure a lot of indexers did better. I'm also sure I did better than most in 2010/11. Any...
by vancouverowner
Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Fact: Renters who put mortgage into stocks are winners
Replies: 52
Views: 10971

Re: Fact: Renters who put mortgage into stocks are winners

Landlords who put their rental income into the stock market are double-winners.
by vancouverowner
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:37 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Invest in Farmland?
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Re: Invest in Farmland?

by vancouverowner
Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Why Canada and the U.S. Should Merge, Eh?
Replies: 55
Views: 14960

Re: Why Canada and the U.S. Should Merge, Eh?

Net-net, for the last 10+ yrs more Americans have been emigrating from California than migrating to. Don't know why I'm responding to the troll but there you go. I receive a fair-chunk of my income from the US but I don't aspire to live there, even if I do store my earnings in USD. If this merger we...
by vancouverowner
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:39 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: 10 Years plus...
Replies: 30
Views: 15746

Re: 10 Years plus...

1000 more nerds required in Vancouver:

http://www.geekwire.com/2013/amazon-pla ... 0-workers/
by vancouverowner
Fri Oct 18, 2013 7:53 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: HVAC
Replies: 6
Views: 2283

Re: HVAC

Radiant all the way. Warm floors, no dust. High efficient boilers.
by vancouverowner
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:00 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: The Economist has Canada owning top 3 of 5 cities worldwide.
Replies: 83
Views: 22712

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

Nice looking fish. I'm going to say that's a Coho.

My freezer is still full of salmon even after giving a bunch away. Learned how to smoke this year, my favourite way to eat the pinks.
by vancouverowner
Mon Sep 16, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: To reach out to developers in the area ....
Replies: 9
Views: 3087

Re: To reach out to developers in the area ....

If you stay, you get to live beside a construction site for a year plus. Not ideal. If you sell, you get the easy money of selling subdividable land but you miss out on all the fun. And stress. The upside is, you can move to Abbotsford. Joint venture with the builder/buyer and you could maintain an ...
by vancouverowner
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Exit strategies
Replies: 21
Views: 8433

Re: Exit strategies for Vancouver real estate market

Here is why you don't want to be a landlord in Abbotsford: http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/rds/apa/4064034252.html A quick perusal of CL shows that this place has been available for going on a month now. $1550 dropped to $1400 and still has not been rented. It's about risk-rated return. Whether it...
by vancouverowner
Thu Aug 29, 2013 7:21 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: CBC predicts Vancouver housing correction
Replies: 11
Views: 3618

Re: CBC admits Vancouver housing collapse!

gpEjV-mk-bQ http://youtu.be/gpEjV-mk-bQ CBC and public perception begin to sense weakness in Vancouver's real estate market. It is no coincidence the media has always put a positive spin on the housing market news until now. This is a remarkable moment, as we are seeing the divergence of opinion be...
by vancouverowner
Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Broke in deed
Replies: 13
Views: 3827

Re: Broke in deed

Ahhhh yes... the old savings rate argument feigning ethno-moral superiority. I remember when the Japanese moral superiority backed by long work hours and concentration on engineering over lawyers, or something to that effect, somehow made their economy superior to that of the Americans. That was aw...
by vancouverowner
Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:14 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: THINK YOU GOT IT BAD HERE, THERE IS FAR WORSE NOT FAR AWAY
Replies: 16
Views: 5063

Re: THINK YOU GOT IT BAD HERE, THERE IS FAR WORSE NOT FAR AW

What saved Pittsburg from a similar fate? Krugman posits that sub-urban sprawl killed Motor City:

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/0 ... lt-cities/


Regardless, diversity is essential for a healthy city.
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