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by thompson2
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:59 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Home ownership poll
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Home ownership poll

Oh, forgot to say,

"hoo~cudda~not~fawkin~node? "

:mrgreen:
by thompson2
Sat Jan 25, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Home ownership poll
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Home ownership poll

A similar story like Geyser, I arrived in Vancouver in 1980's with only $100 in my pocket, ..... bought my first property in early 90's, the whole block thought I'm craze because the price has been just doubled. Thanks Vancouver and RE, now I own dozens. I guess I don't mind to "be stuck in Vancouve...
by thompson2
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Home ownership poll
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Home ownership poll

And just remember, the market doesn't always go down. :mrgreen:
haha...
by thompson2
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:43 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Party at VREAA...fawk, and we weren't invited.
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: Party at VREAA...fawk, and we weren't invited.

:lol: :mrgreen: :P

But you still need blank, gun, ammunition, etc
by thompson2
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Home ownership poll
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Home ownership poll

Actually 2009 was a good year to buy, especially for a SFH.
You had to be determined in that kind of environment, good for you rofina.
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: 3 Million Dollar Teardown
Replies: 63
Views: 13806

Re: 3 Million Dollar Teardown

the best place on earth!!!!!!!!!!!!! mountain views, 4 hours of daylight in winter, short chilly summers. food carts, mountain views, highest taxes in North America, economy anchored by 1-800 got junk...the biggest company in vancity
hahaha... :mrgreen:
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Home ownership poll
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Home ownership poll

Happy I bought in 2009, not a money maker but a comfortable home at equal price to rent. So far so good.

See how I feel if the mortgage is worth more than the assessed. Though 5 years in + prepayments its unlikely that will happen. But, never say never.
Wow, 2009 was a tough year for a buyer.
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:49 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Home ownership poll
Replies: 36
Views: 4183

Re: Home ownership poll

I wish I have more money to buy real estate of Vancouver all the way back to 1990.
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Party at VREAA...fawk, and we weren't invited.
Replies: 8
Views: 2328

Re: Party at VREAA...fawk, and we weren't invited.

Hahahaha....Hey, Whip, you will be hanged by the neck until dead when house market start to go down. :lol:
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:35 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: 3 Million Dollar Teardown
Replies: 63
Views: 13806

Re: 3 Million Dollar Teardown

I miss the pleasure of having such a reliable and simple-minded punching bag. :mrgreen:
That's all your fault, :lol: and now we have a problem, where can we find amusement for ourselves, especially for free?
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:26 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Rates dropping, prime - 0.65 available
Replies: 21
Views: 3937

Re: Rates dropping, prime - 0.65 available

Where are you seeing 3.19?
Go to True North Mortgage to get a quote, and pass it to your bank asking for matching.
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:50 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver real estate is the second least affordable...
Replies: 14
Views: 2473

Re: Vancouver real estate is the second least affordable...

"Foreigner"....is there really such a thing?
Is the name for who travels around. :mrgreen:
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Rates dropping, prime - 0.65 available
Replies: 21
Views: 3937

Re: Rates dropping, prime - 0.65 available

I keep flipping over my preapproval.
5 year fixed is now at 3.19%
3.19 is the best rate you can get now, 3.29 is the "everyday rate". Cost of money is still nothing.
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:51 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver real estate is the second least affordable...
Replies: 14
Views: 2473

Re: Vancouver real estate is the second least affordable...

Two words when greeting a foreign property investor "Fuk Loo" Ho-Lee-Fuk come to my land and mess with my housing dwiving up costs.
Nice words, eh? :) Chinese investors are wondering. ... " I spent tons of cash for their shit holes, ...is it a good deal for me, or for them?"
by thompson2
Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:12 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver real estate is the second least affordable...
Replies: 14
Views: 2473

Re: Vancouver real estate is the second least affordable...

Two words when greeting a foreign property investor "Fuk Loo" Ho-Lee-Fuk come to my land and mess with my housing dwiving up costs. Houses and condos sitting empty on a fliday night. Wad dat? Come to Vancouva, stay for a week to learn Chinglish buy a few property then go back to China? Well Fuk ya ...