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by oli
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold prices)
Replies: 65
Views: 31962

Re: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold pri

get a free vow account then you can see that stuff in vancouver
Where do you do that? I thought VOWs were banned.
by oli
Wed Sep 23, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold prices)
Replies: 65
Views: 31962

TREB vs Competition Bureau on Real Estate Data (sold prices)

http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/competition-bureau-tribunal-treb-1.3238561 "A case over who controls coveted Toronto real estate data is back before the Federal Competition Tribunal" Who's gonna win this time? Will it drag on like the last few times? If the competition wins and the data is revealed ...
by oli
Tue Sep 22, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Too Good to be True? Rent-To-Own
Replies: 15
Views: 12333

Re: Too Good to be True? Rent-To-Own


fwiw, my father sold many many 'rent to own' properties (without going bankrupt).
Did your father see many tenant-wannabe-owners walk away during the renting part and lose alot of $? What about if housing prices crash - the lender would be vulnerable?
by oli
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: How much would you pay for this? 3br - 1800ft2 - Point Grey
Replies: 2
Views: 2808

How much would you pay for this? 3br - 1800ft2 - Point Grey

BC Assessment says $1.7M ***************************************************************************** http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/van/reo/5221580960.html 3br - 1800ft2 - Point Grey House --- 33 x 125 I am selling my Point Grey house by the end of the week. Possession Date anytime before the end ...
by oli
Mon Sep 14, 2015 5:22 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Is this gonna help protect Buyers?
Replies: 5
Views: 3740

Re: Is this gonna help protect Buyers?

Yea, not gonna work. What happens if I hold the "winning" bid, deal has already gone through (title changed hands) and I discover there were less offers than I was told? If RECO is anything like the Real Estate Council of BC, then the penalties handed out will probably be laughable. Realtors making ...
by oli
Wed Sep 09, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Too Good to be True? Rent-To-Own
Replies: 15
Views: 12333

Re: Too Good to be True? Rent-To-Own

Got an email reply... sounds like a reverse subprime? :twisted: Our program helps our clients to get ready for a mortgage from the banks to achieve home ownership. We prequalify you with a licensed mortgage broker for a budget and time line. Then we pair you up with a licensed realtor specialized in...
by oli
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:43 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: DIY Real Estate sale
Replies: 31
Views: 14423

Re: DIY Real Estate sale

The property could be sold, and it could be sold "incorrectly". Well then it's too late. The OP won't be calling an Agent to sell the property, the OP will be calling a lawyer to defend him against an action. Haw! Haw! Haw! :mrgreen: A multiple offer situation is extremely dangerous. :shock: If a l...
by oli
Sat Sep 05, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Too Good to be True? Rent-To-Own
Replies: 15
Views: 12333

Too Good to be True? Rent-To-Own

www.katlanproperties.com

Cheesy Ad on Craigslist: http://vancouver.craigslist.ca/pml/apa/5207861008.html

I think I will call them to get more details. My guess is that it'll be similar to those scams that get seniors to sell their homes through a takeback mortgage for a super high interest rate.
by oli
Sat Sep 05, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: DIY Real Estate sale
Replies: 31
Views: 14423

Re: DIY Real Estate sale

Yes, definitely try to sell on your own, especially if your in-laws aren't super rushed to sell. Actually, even if they are, there's no harm to DIY - because of the amount of $ you can save. (Assuming the 1 br+den yaletown condo is ~$500K @~1.5%... Seller Realtor's Commission to be saved = $7,500!) ...