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by dot com refugee
Sun Apr 27, 2014 1:28 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Metrotown and Brentwood developments
Replies: 18
Views: 7534

Re: Metrotown and Brentwood developments

...she might spend all her equity paying for a decade or two in a high end retirement home.
I've seen exactly that happen. Only a greedy lazy fool counts on getting anything from elders.
by dot com refugee
Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: CMHC Cracks The Whip Again (sorry Whipmaster, u still rule).
Replies: 16
Views: 5086

Re: CMHC Cracks The Whip Again (sorry Whipmaster, u still ru

will require self-employed Canadians to have third party income income validation
They didn't before!?! Jesus F%*@ing Christ. No sub-prime in Canada, not at all, nothing to see here, move along.
by dot com refugee
Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:35 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?
Replies: 65
Views: 32210

Re: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?

I think I'll take break from this place. Peace out.
by dot com refugee
Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:50 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?
Replies: 65
Views: 32210

Re: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?

I checked with my friends in the business....over the past decade they were not writing any significant amount of deals that went to CMHC. Also, hasn't CMHC toughened up on it's lending requirements? But the market prices are still going up. So the CMHC argument is definitely out. I'll just leave t...
by dot com refugee
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?
Replies: 65
Views: 32210

Re: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?

Dimtan: this is a thread about CANADA'S housing bubble. Not the American housing bubble. But here's a participation medal for you.
by dot com refugee
Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?
Replies: 65
Views: 32210

Re: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?

What are you talking about? The primary cause of the Canadian housing bubble is obvious: cheap and easy credit via the CMHC. There may be exacerbating factors such as poorly run immigration programs, no foreign ownership restrictions and the lowest interest rates in recorded history. I've got a coup...
by dot com refugee
Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:01 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver Vanishes
Replies: 2
Views: 1936

Vancouver Vanishes

A Facebook site lamenting the loss of traditional Vancouver homes.

https://www.facebook.com/VancouverVanishes
by dot com refugee
Wed Mar 19, 2014 2:20 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Guess Who
Replies: 14
Views: 4605

Re: Guess Who

Welcome back and nice ride.

The feds cancelled the Immigrant Investor Program a couple weeks back. Jim Flaherty resigned today.
by dot com refugee
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?
Replies: 65
Views: 32210

Re: Why have your conclusions been so wrong for so long?

Massive manipulation of the housing market courtesy the CMHC of course. Government-backed zero down 40 year mortgages, fog-a-mirror lending standards, etc. It's time for the government to get out of the mortgage insurance business and let the private sector handle it. They aren't needed here. Let th...
by dot com refugee
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Garth Turner deserves his own Thread (thx Geyser).
Replies: 24
Views: 8014

Re: Garth Turner deserves his own Thread (thx Geyser).

Thanks Geyser. I haven't read him for long enough to know if he's been a broken record all along or not. His blog is pretty broken-recordish now. He hammers away at the message to keep portfolios diversified and fees low. This is pretty sound advice, and shouldn't be surprising now that his day-job ...
by dot com refugee
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:07 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: How is the market doing?
Replies: 28
Views: 18263

How is the market doing?

Anyone with boots on ground want to give a mid-month update?
by dot com refugee
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Realtors - remember there's always spell check!!!
Replies: 13
Views: 4133

Re: Realtors - remember there's always spell check!!!

I'll take a realtor who can't spell over one who can't sell any day.
by dot com refugee
Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:28 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Poll: Deal of the Century? or a dog?
Replies: 12
Views: 3250

Re: Poll: Deal of the Century? or a dog?

Oh God won't somebody please make an offer on something.
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