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by Austin
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Chinese going to come down hard on Vancouver
Replies: 1
Views: 2594

Chinese going to come down hard on Vancouver

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/chin ... 14692.html

If they're going to punish us, why not pulling back on Vancouver investment? We just sent out a signal that we're going to arrest Chinese folks with grey money.
by Austin
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Speculation tax ! Finally
Replies: 75
Views: 19593

Re: Speculation tax ! Finally

 Metro Vancouver, Fraser Valley, Capital and Nanaimo Regional Districts and Kelowna and West Kelowna

I wonder what impact this tax will have on markets outside these areas.
by Austin
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BC Assessment - building value appreciation?
Replies: 3
Views: 2608

Re: BC Assessment - building value appreciation?

Yeah, we've done nothing.  If anything, we've let things slide!
Still, construction costs have increased apparently so maybe not that far off.  Maybe our arch style has come back in vogue..
by Austin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BC Assessment - building value appreciation?
Replies: 3
Views: 2608

BC Assessment - building value appreciation?

I have an assessment on a detached house that went from 215K to 315K in building value.    That's just crazy, especially considering our building should be depreciating in value. Did building costs really increase that much?  Talk about insane inflation.. I'm thinking about appealing, as I don't rel...
by Austin
Tue May 23, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Selling a house in surrey- how much real estate commission?
Replies: 19
Views: 7709

Re: Selling a house in surrey- how much real estate commission?

It's all very context dependent.  If the seller agent isn't going to much involved beyond putting up a sign and listing on the mls, than yeah, I can see where you might want to save on commission.  Especially if your equity is particularly low.
by Austin
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:19 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Anyone buying around port mellon / sunshine coast?
Replies: 1
Views: 2099

Anyone buying around port mellon / sunshine coast?

I was wondering, any sales on the other side of where the fixed link to the sunshine coast is being proposed?  (Anvil Island, etc)

Sales would indicate land speculators that might know something.   Lack of sales would indicate something as well.
by Austin
Wed Jul 27, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Should the government intervene?
Replies: 490
Views: 82532

Re: Should the government intervene?

Agreed, beyond moronic. Lordy, how stupid can they be.
by Austin
Tue May 24, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Poll shows complex Vancouver real estate market
Replies: 59
Views: 13509

Re: Poll shows complex Vancouver real estate market

Sydney, Melbourne, Perth .. they're all pretty similar to Vancouver, market wise.
by Austin
Thu May 12, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: April Sales Remain @ Record Levels Across Metro Vancouver
Replies: 63
Views: 16713

Re: April Sales Remain @ Record Levels Across Metro Vancouve

Whats even more interesting is all those bubble callers if they focused on the real culprit (foreign money) they might have been able to start a political movement to stop it. However, by saying it was all local money nobody tried to do anything.

Two of the worst actors, IMHO - VHB and Freako.
by Austin
Tue May 10, 2016 7:04 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1224167

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

In the world of money dude, value is all relative.
by Austin
Tue May 10, 2016 12:44 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Vancouver indvidual property sales details
Replies: 4691
Views: 1224167

Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Lordy, Geyser, you are horrible at math.

Do the calc again and you'll see that the price gap hasn't changed at all.

Congrats to ETB.
by Austin
Sun May 01, 2016 10:56 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: How much to pay realtor?
Replies: 50
Views: 16341

Re: How much to pay realtor?

yeah baby, only about 20 years late. oh well. this should help open up new tools to be built.
by Austin
Sat Apr 30, 2016 7:59 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Thriftville is buying Squanderville's land
Replies: 0
Views: 4968

Thriftville is buying Squanderville's land

Warren Buffett wrote this article, originally titled “America’s Growing Trade Deficit Is Selling The Nation Out From Under Us. Here’s A Way To Fix The Problem–And We Need To Do It Now” for Fortune in November 2003. At the time, few were talking about free trade as an issue. But free trade and whethe...
by Austin
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: How much to pay realtor?
Replies: 50
Views: 16341

Re: How much to pay realtor?

hey jimtan, what did you pay for the condo again?
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