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by thinktom
Wed Apr 06, 2011 8:18 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Real Estate Commissions
Replies: 193
Views: 54482

Re: Real Estate Commissions

Truthfully, DS, there are many valid points on this thread. If there is any way you can find a Realtor through a referral from friends or family who can literally show you what a great job this particular Realtor has done in your area, this is also an excellent way to find a Realtor. Trust and hones...
by thinktom
Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1189092

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

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 with all due ...
by thinktom
Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1189092

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

(anything b/w Main and Cambie should be called central). Actually, anything east of Ontario St should be called East Vancouver and anything west should be called..... :wink: I see zero reason for a 'central'. I guess if central is where you live you probably want your home grouped with more expensi...
by thinktom
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1189092

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

(anything b/w Main and Cambie should be called central).
Actually, anything east of Ontario St should be called East Vancouver and anything west should be called..... :wink: I see zero reason for a 'central'.
by thinktom
Fri Apr 01, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1189092

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Funny how a friend of mine actively looking to buy in Vancouver has started to take his time now. He said there was definite frenzy in March, now he's comfortable spending only a few hours a week looking at new listings. He's looking for "non-teardowns" and his family easily earns $500K+ a year, so...
by thinktom
Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1189092

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

thinktom, do you think it's owner-occupiers who are contracting the build, investors who are building on spec, or investors who have an owner-occupier "lined up" who will take title once the property is built? I've heard of all 3 but don't know if one is massively dominating the others. It also pro...
by thinktom
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:42 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1189092

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

several builders were obviously bidding on it Do you think it was builders or an owner-occupier? I don't know how common either types are in purchasing these days. Is it mostly investors outbidding everyone else these days? Just wondering. The majority, if not ALL, of 50' lots being sold these days...
by thinktom
Wed Mar 30, 2011 4:36 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1189092

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

...even less so. :D Come. On. It's south east side across from a mall. What drives that land value, easy access to shopping? I don't begrudge you skinning these sheep but save the Goldilocks tales for 'savvy investors'. 48 by 115 is a desirable lot to build. Do I think it's worth $965? Hell no. But...
by thinktom
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1189092

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

The house is irrelevant... the land however...
by thinktom
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:09 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: RE Anecdotes - Post them here!
Replies: 61
Views: 23176

Re: RE Anecdotes - Post them here!

I heard from an agent that last week there was a lot on the west side, something like 43 x 109 asking $1.495. 22 multiple offers presented and then it sells for $2M. :shock: There are many examples of 15-25 west side offers per lot going on right now. Dunbar, UBC, Arbutus, etc.. is hot, Point Grey ...
by thinktom
Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Introduce Yourself to the Forum!
Replies: 291
Views: 267732

Re: Introduce Yourself to the Forum!

Hello folks. I'm new here but a long time realtor and worshipper of all things BC.

Just an outstanding amount of information here and no shortage of people willing to, shall we say, express themselves? LOL!

Hope you all are well,

Tom