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by robert james
Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:53 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Here's What's Happening In North America's #1 Housing Bubble
Replies: 25
Views: 6925

Re: Here's What's Happening In North America's #1 Housing Bu

The thing about Canada is we have these well understood spigots we can turn on and off depending on our desire to control housing prices. CMHC and Immigration are the two major faucets that will be used when prices get too cold too fast. CMHC is very effective because it's so finally wired into all...
by robert james
Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:05 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Relocate to Vancouver and need help!!!
Replies: 147
Views: 52648

Re: Relocate to Vancouver and need help!!!

it seems lots of people value a home more than money. a home can bring happiness that money alone cannot. I do not think this home gave the seller much happiness.. I think he would probably have taken the money instead. 6159 dunsmuir cr 1.51M assessed BRAND NEW. includes HST 2351sq on 4300sq~ lot. ...
by robert james
Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: how many people heard about city of vancouver
Replies: 4
Views: 1900

Re: how many people heard about city of vancouver

Actaully,, after the Stanley Cup riot a couple years ago there was a lot more people that heard of Vancouver.. One of my dog walking buddies is from Cape Town and she had 2 e-mails from South Africa the day after the riot asking what the H*ll is going on and was she safe.. One letter came from her s...
by robert james
Wed Nov 21, 2012 5:20 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: So you think interest rates won’t rise? The final insult!
Replies: 65
Views: 28276

Re: So you think interest rates won’t rise? The final nail!

You wont get 17%. But a 1% increase will smash people. 3% will just destroy the market totally. Because so many people maxed themselves out at max terms and minimum interest rates - there is a really really nasty world of pain coming out there. If the governments know this, they would do whatever p...
by robert james
Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1385485

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Just an observation based on the sales that ETB had previously listed, all of which were always over list with multiple bids. That's why I asked the question. That's how market works. In week 1, seller put his property on the market with an asking price little bit higher than assessed value, and it...
by robert james
Sat Nov 10, 2012 6:27 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Future of Robson Street no longer a certainty
Replies: 9
Views: 3659

Re: Future of Robson Street no longer a certainty

Someone needs to tel the rich Mainland Chinese about Robson Street. That would help retailer sales. Maybe they are really not all that rich and shop at Costco. It might be the same "rich Chinese " :wink: :wink: that were flying around in yellow helicopters buying up real estate,,and WTF happened to ...
by robert james
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:51 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Pre sale condos.. A scam you SAY !!!
Replies: 23
Views: 6744

Re: Pre sale condos.. A scam you SAY !!!

I wouldn't call them all "scams", just high risk! Is it the developer's fault money for these things is so plentiful? Ian Watt called it a scam. Frankly I couldn`t care less,, but for a well known realtor to publicly refer to pre sales as scams is pretty interesting.. Kind of what happened in the U...
by robert james
Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:30 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Richmond individual property sales details
Replies: 59
Views: 30182

Re: Richmond individual property details

By your logic Manhattan too then?
That sounds more like your logic.. Somehow comparing Manhattan to Richmond is hilarious.. Is that the best you can do?? :roll:
by robert james
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Richmond individual property sales details
Replies: 59
Views: 30182

Re: Richmond individual property details

There may be a few more "For Sale" signs go up after the 7.7 shaker night.. Richmond would not fare well in a Tsunami ..A bit of a wake-up I should think..
by robert james
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:58 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Which is better investment for $1.5 mil
Replies: 22
Views: 6344

Re: Which is better investment for $1.5 mil

What are the current rental rates for decent Saskatchewan farmland these days? Can one be cash flow positive by investing in farmland at present? Cash rents vary with how productive the land is..I rent my land for a one third crop share so it varies as well on the size of the crop and the price per...
by robert james
Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Which is better investment for $1.5 mil
Replies: 22
Views: 6344

Re: Which is better investment for $1.5 mil

Well I can pretty much guarantee they wouldnt like my price for the surface portion of my land they had their equipment sitting on. Thats not even thinking about service roads or anything else they might want that isnt underground.
Where is your land located ???
by robert james
Sun Oct 14, 2012 10:16 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Which is better investment for $1.5 mil
Replies: 22
Views: 6344

Re: Which is better investment for $1.5 mil

What about ROWs on the surface portion of the Land? Does anyone exercising their mineral rights to land have to harvest/retrieve them without disturbing the quiet enjoyment of the property with regards to the Fee Simple owner? The oil company usually gives you time to harvest the crop.. After it is...
by robert james
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:33 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Which is better investment for $1.5 mil
Replies: 22
Views: 6344

Re: Which is better investment for $1.5 mil

All the best to the guy but Canada's past is littered with people who couldn't make it as farmers, either as labourers or in this guy's case as a landowner. Pierre Berton wrote about them in Promised Land, though at that time speculating on mineral rights was no consideration, and on a first pass t...
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