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by tapioca
Sat Apr 30, 2011 11:15 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: I will be happy with a house like this
Replies: 13
Views: 7459

Re: I will be happy with a house like this

Nice house stuck out in the middle of freakin nowhere. You're welcome to it.
word. stepford, much? Yes it's nice but it's obvious there is no life around there. Put in closer in to a city...now you're talking :D
by tapioca
Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:56 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Had lunch with Semven, Thompson & Horton.
Replies: 140
Views: 65683

Re: Had lunch with Semven, Thompson & Horton.

Hey! I'm not I hope! :lol:
by tapioca
Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1368771

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Absolutely a few do, esp. new immigrants who don't have inside knowledge like the locals do. However I think the FI report is way overstated as a way to really tell what a school is like.
by tapioca
Fri Apr 08, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1368771

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

"thinktom"] I've read thousands of Vancouver MLS listing decsriptions - rarely do I see any mention about the school the property is close to If the terms 'Lord Byng'. 'St Georges', 'Point Grey Secondary', etc...hasn't crossed your west side MLS path, you've certainly never read 'thousands'. Said w...
by tapioca
Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1368771

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

but the schools are really pretty much the same - again, there is a perceived cachet to west side schools based on old biases (imo). There are plenty of good choice schools outside of the westside, but you don't hear about them because of previously mentioned van myopia. And once you get into the re...
by tapioca
Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:46 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1368771

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

I agree with etb and thinktom. As a foreigner who arrived in the city relatively recently, it's really hard to see much difference between east and west, but it's funny watching people twist themselves in knots trying to hang onto their imaginary westside specialness. I'm glad I'm an immigrant becau...