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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:20 pm

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I love it when you post Geyser because you just can't help showing what an elitist snob you are
I admit that I don't subscribe to your "eat the rich" philosophy. When smart people work hard to build businesses and acquire wealth in an honest way, I believe they are entitled to enjoy their rewards of their efforts, even if it does cause lazy people of lower intellect to burn with resentment and envy. :D

Sadly, the obsessive loathing of success is pretty standard behaviour for losers. Next time you march in a socialist demonstration on a workday afternoon, please remember which group creates a disproportional amount of the money in your welfare check.
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Thu Dec 03, 2015 2:44 pm

I know some "successful" people who are lumped with HMOs. And let's not forget the endless paperwork and bureaucracy set up around their healthcare. But so what?

If all you (general you) care about is money and a very narrow definition of success then have at her, the US will fit your values. But I know many people, including myself, who don't wish to bring up kids in the US or live there. Hell, I was just talking to one last night who insisted her successful husband take them back to Canada. Their political culture is toxic, there's a general lack of empathy for the poor and a lack of community feeling, and so on. IF you're happy living in a gated commiunity and pretending none of that matters, like South Africa, then it is a great fit. IT's just not a world I want to live in or want my children growing up in. LUckily for me I've lived outside north america so I know there's lots of great places to live.
I've had the choice between HMO's and PP0's and much preferred the HMO's: excellent care / service and hardly any paperwork. HMO only allows in network care, so you don't have to worry about coverage being denied.

The health care industry is broken in the states from a billing standpoint. However, the care is far, far superior IF you have good health care. Example: tear your ACL and try and schedule surgery. You'll wait 9 months in Canada and be able to have it done within 9 days in the U.S.

Maybe I do have a lack of empathy (or sympathy is probably a more correct word). I work hard and have made sacrifices to get where I am and what I have. Been incredibly lucky too.

You can WANT whatever your heart wishes for the world. I'm just pointing out simple facts. Young professionals can do better financially down south and usually have very good medical benefits included on their compensation package.

Your (or ETB's) choice to not pursue that opportunity is certainly valid. However, it doesn't change the facts.
 
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Fri Dec 04, 2015 2:45 pm

Vanreal wrote:
I love it when you post Geyser because you just can't help showing what an elitist snob you are
I admit that I don't subscribe to your "eat the rich" philosophy. When smart people work hard to build businesses and acquire wealth in an honest way, I believe they are entitled to enjoy their rewards of their efforts, even if it does cause lazy people of lower intellect to burn with resentment and envy. :D

Sadly, the obsessive loathing of success is pretty standard behaviour for losers. Next time you march in a socialist demonstration on a workday afternoon, please remember which group creates a disproportional amount of the money in your welfare check.
And it continues. You have no idea about my circumstances but you assume that because I don't share your elitist philosophy, then I can't be anything other than your self-described "lazy person of lower intellect". The interesting thing is that you are only making yourself look even more sad and pathetic. Please do reply. Your intrigue me.
 
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:17 pm

I know some "successful" people who are lumped with HMOs. And let's not forget the endless paperwork and bureaucracy set up around their healthcare. But so what?

If all you (general you) care about is money and a very narrow definition of success then have at her, the US will fit your values. But I know many people, including myself, who don't wish to bring up kids in the US or live there. Hell, I was just talking to one last night who insisted her successful husband take them back to Canada. Their political culture is toxic, there's a general lack of empathy for the poor and a lack of community feeling, and so on. IF you're happy living in a gated commiunity and pretending none of that matters, like South Africa, then it is a great fit. IT's just not a world I want to live in or want my children growing up in. LUckily for me I've lived outside north america so I know there's lots of great places to live.
I've had the choice between HMO's and PP0's and much preferred the HMO's: excellent care / service and hardly any paperwork. HMO only allows in network care, so you don't have to worry about coverage being denied.

The health care industry is broken in the states from a billing standpoint. However, the care is far, far superior IF you have good health care. Example: tear your ACL and try and schedule surgery. You'll wait 9 months in Canada and be able to have it done within 9 days in the U.S.

Maybe I do have a lack of empathy (or sympathy is probably a more correct word). I work hard and have made sacrifices to get where I am and what I have. Been incredibly lucky too.

You can WANT whatever your heart wishes for the world. I'm just pointing out simple facts. Young professionals can do better financially down south and usually have very good medical benefits included on their compensation package.

Your (or ETB's) choice to not pursue that opportunity is certainly valid. However, it doesn't change the facts.
+1

Correct on all points.
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Fri Dec 04, 2015 3:44 pm

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And it continues. You have no idea about my circumstances but you assume that because I don't share your elitist philosophy, then I can't be anything other than your self-described "lazy person of lower intellect". The interesting thing is that you are only making yourself look even more sad and pathetic. Please do reply. Your intrigue me.
Your statements strongly suggest that you fit the unemployable, malcontent demonstrator profile but I concede that you might just be a young, idealistic person who hasn't yet figured out how human nature works.

Here is an old quote from a French politician whose name I forget, but it nicely describes my current views and might explain your current view too:

"Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head."

I remain unconvinced that my lack of resentment about highly successful people makes me an elitist snob. :D
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:47 am

the bank of canada rate could drop below 0
http://www.bankofcanada.ca/2015/12/bank ... -measures/
 
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Tue Dec 08, 2015 1:58 pm

How about relocating to Montreal for young families? More tax breaks, daycare subsidies and other misc benefits for being in Quebec... plus maybe the kids can pickup some French too.

http://www.theprovince.com/business/ami ... story.html
 
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:19 pm

Vanreal wrote:
And it continues. You have no idea about my circumstances but you assume that because I don't share your elitist philosophy, then I can't be anything other than your self-described "lazy person of lower intellect". The interesting thing is that you are only making yourself look even more sad and pathetic. Please do reply. Your intrigue me.
Your statements strongly suggest that you fit the unemployable, malcontent demonstrator profile but I concede that you might just be a young, idealistic person who hasn't yet figured out how human nature works.

Here is an old quote from a French politician whose name I forget, but it nicely describes my current views and might explain your current view too:

"Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head."

I remain unconvinced that my lack of resentment about highly successful people makes me an elitist snob. :D
Omg. You just don't get it do you. It's not your lack of resentment that's so obnoxious, it's your tendency to generalize and judge others because of the area of the city they live in.
 
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:06 pm

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Omg. You just don't get it do you. It's not your lack of resentment that's so obnoxious, it's your tendency to generalize and judge others because of the area of the city they live in.
Wrong yet again! I prefer to try and judge people by their actions rather than by their appearance or postal code. Many of the down and out types we see in this city are pleasant enough people if you get to talk to them. Some have made some bad choices which cost them dearly in terms of their spot on the social ladder, but they remain basically good people.

Unfortunately, poverty often breeds desperation, and desperate people can be unpleasant and/or unsafe to be around, especially when they congregate in large numbers.

So tell me Vanreal, would you expect to find a higher percentage of desperate and potentially dangerous people on the Westside or the Estside? Simple question but before you answer it, Google "Vancouver Eastside pictures" then Google "Vancouver Westside pictures". It's a simple excercise which should help you see my point.

Once again, lots of decent people live on the Eastside, and it even has some small areas that look like older parts of the Westside, but overall that part of town does have a disproportionately high number of unpleasant, potentially dangerous folks wandering the streets, shooting up in SROs or crowded into vast neighbourhoods of basement suites. The Eastside is also home to Canada's poorest postal code, Vancouver's only "safe injection site" and the highest rate of HIV infection in North America.

If none of that bothers you feel free to live their, but try to understand why it does not suite everybody's tastes or lifestyle. Their are numerous good reasons for the huge and ever growing price gap for homes in East Van versus the Westside, and a lot of it has to do with demographics and incomes.
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:53 am

Vanreal wrote:
And it continues. You have no idea about my circumstances but you assume that because I don't share your elitist philosophy, then I can't be anything other than your self-described "lazy person of lower intellect". The interesting thing is that you are only making yourself look even more sad and pathetic. Please do reply. Your intrigue me.
Your statements strongly suggest that you fit the unemployable, malcontent demonstrator profile but I concede that you might just be a young, idealistic person who hasn't yet figured out how human nature works.

Here is an old quote from a French politician whose name I forget, but it nicely describes my current views and might explain your current view too:

"Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head."

I remain unconvinced that my lack of resentment about highly successful people makes me an elitist snob. :D
Omg. You just don't get it do you. It's not your lack of resentment that's so obnoxious, it's your tendency to generalize and judge others because of the area of the city they live in.
Vancouver looks okay
 
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:03 am

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Vancouver looks okay
Agreed. Vancouver is definitely an "okay" city with lots of nice areas and, like most cities, a few undesirable neighbourhoods. Apparently, some folks feel it is elitist and politically incorrect to mention the latter.

Ah! If only it was true and the entire city was all rainbows and unicorns. I would love it even more. :D
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Wed Dec 30, 2015 6:38 am

Does anyone know the selling price of 2032 Charles st Vancouver?
 
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Fri May 06, 2016 10:11 am

I think it would be very nice if guys like this would come back and tell us "what is happening now"
ETB has no comment because he/she is waiting for stupid buyers dumber than him to by at crazy prices. He's so dumb that he thinks his home will be worth west side prices soon. He's so dumb that he turned down a million $ offer. Why would you comment and explain your idiocy when you are that wrong and dumb? You can't, because it's to embarrasing :mrgreen:

HAM, it's worth west side price now.
And we've turned down a lot more than 1M...nearly double
 
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Fri May 06, 2016 5:23 pm


ETB has no comment because he/she is waiting for stupid buyers dumber than him to by at crazy prices. He's so dumb that he thinks his home will be worth west side prices soon. He's so dumb that he turned down a million $ offer. Why would you comment and explain your idiocy when you are that wrong and dumb? You can't, because it's to embarrasing :mrgreen:

HAM, it's worth west side price now.
And we've turned down a lot more than 1M...nearly double
:lol: :lol: :lol: Reality check!!!

According to Barrie Vattoy's latest numbers the gap between the Eastside and the Westside is now even bigger than ever.

Eastside SDH, March 2016 - $1,288,400

Westside SDH, March 2016 - $3,072,000

When you bought your distant Eastside teardown, quite liveable SDHs on the Westside were selling for only about $600K more. Those days are long gone but, if and when the big bust hits, the huge gap could decrease again as prices tumble.
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Re: Vancouver indvidual property sales details

Fri May 06, 2016 5:39 pm

I think it would be very nice if guys like this would come back and tell us "what is happening now"
ETB has no comment because he/she is waiting for stupid buyers dumber than him to by at crazy prices. He's so dumb that he thinks his home will be worth west side prices soon. He's so dumb that he turned down a million $ offer. Why would you comment and explain your idiocy when you are that wrong and dumb? You can't, because it's to embarrasing :mrgreen:

HAM, it's worth west side price now.
And we've turned down a lot more than 1M...nearly double
Every time I drive to the US it looks really sad when you see those homes in Seattle/Bellevue and think damn, look at the high taxes they are paying yearly and when they sell as well they are getting gouged up the (for lack of a better word) yin yang

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