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reallyreal2
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Mon Oct 17, 2016 2:33 pm

Harahomes wrote:
"So tell me, if you are so smart, why are the quality homes advertised as "Italian Built" or "European Built"?  I see some of the new homes built in Burnaby and wonder who would pay $3M for a home built without the badge of "Italian Built" or "European Built".  Crazy."
That's simple people like you think that if you pay more, or if you get a home built by a Caucasian it is better quality. 

Maybe because.... it is  :D
 
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:49 pm

Harahomes wrote:
Geyser wrote:
Harahomes wrote:
I don't think you know what it means.  When someone describes a "craftsmen"  house they are describing the style and look of the house not the skill level of the person who built it.  Just saying, might want to google it before you post it :roll:

I agree with Harahomes on that one. 

I also didn't realize what the term actually meant when I first heard it many years ago. Thinking it referred to the quality of construction rather than the style was an easy mistake for me to make.

As an aside, It's a shame that the high level of craftsmanship which used to be fairly common in higher end homes is rarely seen these days. I guess it's getting hard to justify the extra costs of really high quality workmanship.

I can't believe you agree with me.

Only when your right. :D
 
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:33 pm


Harahomes:"So tell me, if you are so smart, why are the quality homes advertised as "Italian Built" or "European Built"?  I see some of the new homes built in Burnaby and wonder who would pay $3M for a home built without the badge of "Italian Built" or "European Built".  Crazy."


That's simple people like you think that if you pay more, or if you get a home built by a Caucasian it is better quality.  


Oh dear, I'm agreeing with Harahomes again!

I suspect people who think that Caucasians are better builders have played too much "Mario Brothers" and never heard about the pyramids, the Great Wall of China, Alhambra, the Taj Mahal, Machu Pichu, China's Forbidden City, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the lighthouse at Alexandria, the temple complex at Borobudur, etc., etc., etc., ......

Sure, only Caucasians know how to build. :lol:
 
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:14 pm

Geyser wrote:

Harahomes:"So tell me, if you are so smart, why are the quality homes advertised as "Italian Built" or "European Built"?  I see some of the new homes built in Burnaby and wonder who would pay $3M for a home built without the badge of "Italian Built" or "European Built".  Crazy."


That's simple people like you think that if you pay more, or if you get a home built by a Caucasian it is better quality.  


Oh dear, I'm agreeing with Harahomes again!

I suspect people who think that Caucasians are better builders have played too much "Mario Brothers" and never heard about the pyramids, the Great Wall of China, Alhambra, the Taj Mahal, Machu Pichu, China's Forbidden City, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the lighthouse at Alexandria, the temple complex at Borobudur, etc., etc., etc., ......

Sure, only Caucasians know how to build. :lol:

Dear god, are we in the twilight zone?!?!
 
reallyreal2
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:24 pm

Reputations are earned - both good and bad.
 
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:22 pm

reallyreal2 wrote:
Reputations are earned - both good and bad.

When I build my pyramid I'm going to use an Egyptian contractor.
 
reallyreal2
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Fri Oct 21, 2016 2:05 pm

Geyser wrote:
reallyreal2 wrote:
Reputations are earned - both good and bad.

When I build my pyramid I'm going to use an Egyptian contractor.

Geyser - all you have to do is open your eyes.
Show me a new house in the lower mainland and I can tell you what nationality built it based on the quality of construction.  Can put lipstick on a pig, but it'll still oink.
 
reallyreal2
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:12 pm

House being built down the block from me - terrible construction.  Falling apart already and not even finished yet.

I wonder who the builders are?  LOL

I personally would never buy a home from a builder.  All they care about is making a profit on their cookie cutter but at the end of the day, the house is junk.  Lots of them remove insulation, electrical boxes, etc after inspection.  Others can't lay tile in a straight line because they give the work to their countryman who just came off the boat and has never seen a tile until yesterday.

Then you have clueless builders that think it's impossible for this stuff to happen - LOL 
 
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:24 pm

^-- whining and drooling about others making a profit that you didnt have
 
jimtan
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:14 pm

... need to read numbers in order to understand costs...
 
tdma800
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:43 pm

^--- lots of envy
 
jimtan
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:45 pm

... yes, envy of successful people who can read charts...
 
tdma800
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:46 pm

^-- drool at what others have and you dont have
 
jimtan
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:46 pm

... you have very little ...  :mrgreen:
 
tdma800
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Re: Van detached house building costs

Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:47 pm

drool and envy

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