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by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: How far can it drop? 20% or 30%?
Replies: 363
Views: 69565

Re: How far can it drop? 20% or 30%?

if you own your home and it's your principal residence you're not sweating. For those who bought to flip, Air B&B, etc. I bet there could be some sleepless nights I would agree that mortgage free owners who do not intend to sell and are relatively secure in their jobs, job locations, health and mar...
by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Chinese people built Canada, They built Vancouver, It's what makes it Great
Replies: 48
Views: 16009

Re: Chinese people built Canada, They built Vancouver, It's what makes it Great

no i fully read and understood what you said. i was not accusing you of anything, i was agreeing with you. i wasn't directing it towards you. i don't think you are one of "those guys" i was directing it at your typical donald trumpeter and white supremacist. who do believe that everyone else is a "...
by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Van detached house building costs
Replies: 65
Views: 15659

Re: Van detached house building costs

i don't know much about container homes but i'm also not a builder.  Surprised that the builder knows so little.  Actually not  because many builders in Vancouver build fourth rate homes and call them "craftsmen" - like they know what that even means. And to think someone thinks you can build for $...
by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Chinese people built Canada, They built Vancouver, It's what makes it Great
Replies: 48
Views: 16009

Re: Chinese people built Canada, They built Vancouver, It's what makes it Great

^^ "white" people won't admit that the lowly arabs developed the foundations for these things like computer chips and mathematics. it's always a western mainstream culture taking ownership of ideas type of situation.  and the young ones don't know enough to challenge these false beliefs and they go...
by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Chinese people built Canada, They built Vancouver, It's what makes it Great
Replies: 48
Views: 16009

Re: Chinese people built Canada, They built Vancouver, It's what makes it Great

I'm an old white guy from Britain who was around to see the end of the British Empire. Many nations have had their time in the sun and contrubuted greatly to science and culture before slipping back into mediocrity, and they certainly weren't all Caucasian. I previously mentioned just a few of the ...
by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:56 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: How far can it drop? 20% or 30%?
Replies: 363
Views: 69565

Re: How far can it drop? 20% or 30%?

if you own your home and it's your principal residence you're not sweating. For those who bought to flip, Air B&B, etc. I bet there could be some sleepless nights I would agree that mortgage free owners who do not intend to sell and are relatively secure in their jobs, job locations, health and mar...
by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:46 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Basement suite tax bomb explodes
Replies: 29
Views: 7500

Re: Basement suite tax bomb explodes

Um.... the "house" that is the subject of this court case is a duplex.  The unit is completely self contained (and was built that way), has no access from inside the main house at all, and has a separate municipal address.  This is not a run-of-the-mill basement suite, so I'm not sure what its a pr...
by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Van detached house building costs
Replies: 65
Views: 15659

Re: Van detached house building costs

i agree with hara homes with regards to the cost.  container homes may be perceived as cheaper and easier to quickly provide some type of temporary and simple albeit uncomfortable housing  in order to make it as comfortable as a real home would cost more to retro the containers from boxes into actu...
by Geyser
Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Van detached house building costs
Replies: 65
Views: 15659

Re: Van detached house building costs

http://www.ikeadecoration.com/home-designing/31-containers-into-one-shattering-beautiful-shipping-container-homes-by-zeigler-build.html I followed the link and love the homes shown, I've been a big fan of these homes for a long time.  Not sure how feasible it really is, but if I were building I'd l...
by Geyser
Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Basement suite tax bomb explodes
Replies: 29
Views: 7500

Re: Basement suite tax bomb explodes

Um.... the "house" that is the subject of this court case is a duplex.  The unit is completely self contained (and was built that way), has no access from inside the main house at all, and has a separate municipal address.  This is not a run-of-the-mill basement suite, so I'm not sure what its a pr...
by Geyser
Sun Oct 16, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Van detached house building costs
Replies: 65
Views: 15659

Re: Van detached house building costs

I'm not sure many people would want to live in a container home.  Anyways I'm done being trolled.  If you think container homes are better than regular homes that's fine.  Lets agree to disagree. So you are "not sure many people would want to live in a container home", but you build laneway homes, ...
by Geyser
Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Van detached house building costs
Replies: 65
Views: 15659

Re: Van detached house building costs

The link that you sent shows bare shipping containers.  There is no drywall, insulation, heating, kitchens or any sort of finishing on the inside.  Once you add that all in the space would get owfully tight.  You wouldn't be able to live in that for very long.  Also, they way they are stacked looks...
by Geyser
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Van detached house building costs
Replies: 65
Views: 15659

Re: Van detached house building costs

The link that you sent shows bare shipping containers.  There is no drywall, insulation, heating, kitchens or any sort of finishing on the inside.  Once you add that all in the space would get owfully tight.  You wouldn't be able to live in that for very long.  Also, they way they are stacked looks...
by Geyser
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:19 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Basement suite tax bomb explodes
Replies: 29
Views: 7500

Re: Basement suite tax bomb explodes

The CRA has the courts on its side. Capital Gaind Tax is payable on rental basement suites. How long before they start looking for the rental income cheats too? http://househuntvictoria.ca/2016/10/07/do-you-have-to-pay-capital-gains-tax-on-your-suite/ Um.... the "house" that is the subject of this ...
by Geyser
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:03 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Chinese people built Canada, They built Vancouver, It's what makes it Great
Replies: 48
Views: 16009

Re: Chinese people built Canada, They built Vancouver, It's what makes it Great

Printing press is German. We all know you want an argument Vanpro. The most important of the day to day items you use are caucasian inventions.  The phone, electricity, television, mobile phones, computers, photography etc. Even medical technologies like imaging, aesthetics, insulin, birth control,...