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by outsider2k10
Wed May 21, 2014 12:59 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: SPECIAL STYLE Strata half duplex
Replies: 2
Views: 1446

SPECIAL STYLE Strata half duplex

Does anyone know what is this "Special Style Strata half duplex" (http://www.remax.ca/bc/burnaby-real-est ... 422041-lst)

It look like a house but it was listed as Condominiums on Remax.
by outsider2k10
Wed May 21, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Unicas.... I heard that there are new Chinese policies...
Replies: 18
Views: 6215

Re: Unicas.... I heard that there are new Chinese policies..

There is always talk about crash of Chinese real estate market and I have been hearing it like for past 2 or 3 years. There are so many people without property in China yet there are so many ghost towns. The week of May 1 is usually the hot week for Chinese real estate market, however I read this ye...
by outsider2k10
Fri May 09, 2014 11:57 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Cheap Condo Experiment Fails to Live up to Hype
Replies: 30
Views: 6275

Re: Cheap Condo Experiment Fails to Live up to Hype

I dunno about downtown Vancouver but one bed room near metrotown is around 1200 dollar. Min wage is 10 dollar 25 cents, assume you can get 40 hours a week as full time, that is about 410 a week and 1600 a month before tax. Rent will ate up majority of you income and since min wage is so low, they ca...
by outsider2k10
Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:09 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: If this is an omen, we are all screwed here in Vancouver
Replies: 16
Views: 5376

Re: If this is an omen, we are all screwed here in Vancouver

The food quality in Vancouver is superb. Actually the Chinese food quality in Vancouver is kind meh and no where close to the real Chinese/Japanese/Korean food in Asia, since you can't import every single ingredient and water. (NY style pizza taste nothing like pizza in NY because the water is diff...
by outsider2k10
Thu Apr 24, 2014 7:43 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Fancy a second home abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 4710

Re: Fancy a second home abroad

they will still go back to China or whatever with MBA title There may be family reasons to go back, but from my experience if the family ties are not strong and the student was capable, there is significant financial and lifestyle advantage to working in the US or Canada, at least in the technical ...
by outsider2k10
Thu Apr 24, 2014 4:24 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Fancy a second home abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 4710

Re: Fancy a second home abroad

Harsh reality of Vancouver, mostly agree with the comments except many of the rich parents don't expect their children to get a job in Vancouver anyway. They simply want their children to get "gold coated" by the tag of UBC. UBC or SFU.. Actually SFU uis like second class citizen compare to UBC. Pa...
by outsider2k10
Thu Apr 24, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Fancy a second home abroad
Replies: 25
Views: 4710

Re: Fancy a second home abroad

Vancouver is one of best place on the earth only for few type of people. 1 Students whom parents want them focus on study without distraction. 2. People whom is going to enjoy retirement. 3. People enjoy out door activity. All my friends have left Vancouver and Canada once they get their diploma/deg...
by outsider2k10
Sun Apr 20, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: What if I had bought in 2008....memory lane
Replies: 17
Views: 6717

Re: What if I had bought in 2008....memory lane

Sadly you can't know the future.

Come to think about it If I bought sfm house instead 2bed room condo back in 2003 when the price were about the same. I could have sell the house for million and move to other province.
by outsider2k10
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Are depreciation reports affecting condo sales in Vancouver?
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Re: Are depreciation reports affecting condo sales in Vancou

Modello units are very spacious and finishes are top notch. However a 3 bed unit is nearing a million dollars. Not sure at what demographic that is aimed at. I haven't visit the display centre but it is hard to tell unless you see the finish building. I don't see the point with extreme good finishe...
by outsider2k10
Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Will the prices go up or down
Replies: 15
Views: 4400

Re: Will the prices go up or down

I don't think condo price will go up consider how many condo are in construction or planed. (Townhouse might be on the same boat.) However.. House price may goes up. I rather know Lotto max numbers instead knowing future house pricing. Lets face it if I hit the jackpot i don't need to worry about if...
by outsider2k10
Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:06 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Are depreciation reports affecting condo sales in Vancouver?
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Re: Are depreciation reports affecting condo sales in Vancou

Let's use Metrotown as example Jewel 2 was completed in 2012 I went to the presentation center for Jewel several years ago. They were asking around mid $700k for a 2 bedroom! I thought it was way overpriced especially since it wasn't in the heart of metrotown but it sold out both towers. It goes to...
by outsider2k10
Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:45 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Are depreciation reports affecting condo sales in Vancouver?
Replies: 14
Views: 3301

Re: Are depreciation reports affecting condo sales in Vancou

I think so, however perhaps there are way too many condos as well? A unit listed in My condo has been on the market for few months.(so are several condos near by.) My condo is located on hazel street which is considered as good location as it is close to Metrotown. However when you consider how many...
by outsider2k10
Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Need some advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: Need some advice.

1. check with original strata rules on flooring. Some are mandated to have carpet for exactly this reason. It could be that it was changed against the rules over the years to laminate flooring 2. if #1 doesn't work try buying the upstairs family some foam tile flooring as an Easter gift. You might ...
by outsider2k10
Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:59 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Need some advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Re: Need some advice.

The problem is that this building is already 20 floor high raise concrete building build around 1994. I have lived in the building 2003 and we never have issue with upstairs neighbor until the new family moved in. (the previous owner installed the laminated floor.) As matter of fact we never hear an...
by outsider2k10
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Need some advice.
Replies: 12
Views: 2894

Need some advice.

H: I wonder if anyone familiar with the law/strata bylaw can help me to deal with this situation as a while ago I post the situation in another thread. English isn't my first language you have to bare with me. The situational is last year my upstairs neighbor sold his unit and a couple with a kid bo...