Are you f*%#ing kidding me?

ab·surd  (ab-sûrd, -zûrd)

adj.

1. Ridiculously incongruous or unreasonable. See Synonyms at foolish.
2. Of, relating to, or manifesting the view that there is no order or value in human life or in the universe.
3. Of or relating to absurdism or the absurd.
n.

The condition or state in which humans exist in a meaningless, irrational universe wherein people’s lives have no purpose or meaning. Used chiefly with the.

[Latin absurdus, out of tune, absurd : ab-, intensive pref.; see ab-1 + surdus, deaf, muffled.]

ab·surdi·ty (-sûrd-t, -zûr-), ab·surdness n.
ab·surdly adv.

 

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Are we all lying to each other…how the f*%# are people affording to live in Vancouver?

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48 Comments

  1. My question is why aren’t young families/people making an issue out of this? Politicians should be fearing for their jobs from the under-35 crowd.

  2. Under 35 crowd only care about the next iPhone. Those that currently own think it’s good that their property went up. Idiots don’t get that the place they want to upgrade to, has also gone up. Wake up people!!! We need families and jobs other then real estate/construction !!

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  7. Melissa, I didnt know it was you until I saw the kids pic!!! Its Daniela’s mom from Preschool. Thank you for writing such great blog, even though we are passing trough Vancouver, we see and feel this too! Its great to read you!
    Loved the “first day of school pic” she is adorable, and I am so happy to hear you are satisfied with your decision! Take care, hope we cross paths again ! Giovanna.

    • Hi Giovanna! Thank you! I am glad you like the blog. I hope Daniella loves school as much as Cait! It would be great to see you guys again…we should definitely try to make that happen!

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  12. My personal favourite right now:
    Realtor David Richardson of ReMax describes his property listed for 988,000 as a Kitsilano starter home. I feel either his math has let him down here, or his vocabulary has let him down.
    Let’s start with the math.
    Let’s assume the family looking for a starter home is a young family entering the market and has the median canadian family income of 67,000. Let’s also assume they don’t have equity from a previous house or large savings for a down payment. So let’s assume they would have a mortgage of close to the asking price. A million dollar mortgage at 3.9% at 20 years will cost you 6,000/month. I recall when I used to make 67,000 a year my take home was roughly 3,000/month.
    Now let’s assume that by some miracle, this young family has a 20% downpayment of 200,000. That starter home mortgage will still cost them 4700/month at 3.9% over 20 years.

    Now let’s look at the vocabulary. Maybe his definition of starter home is different than mine. A starter home to me is a first home that gets you into the market because it is affordable for a young family starting out. Hence, starter home.

    I find it reprehensible that a realtor would say such a thing.

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  14. I don’t have any issue with the term “starter home”. Different people have different incomes and therefore different starting points. I take issue with the assumption that everyone should be able to afford to live in Kits.

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  18. Excellent website, it exemplifies the culture of greed that has become so prevalent in Vancouver. People in the rest the country are simply shaking their heads these days. Your sense of “entitlement” is becoming a notion that generates pity more than anything else. Sodom and Gomorrah anyone?

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  22. Really more sour grapes than anything…as with all prices, supply and demand dictates what is “reasonable” in the marketplace. The reality is that Vancouver has become more of a destination city, similar to San Francisco and Miami… When compared against those cities, Vancouver’s prices are pretty similar. Comparing prices to Winnipeg is silly. I mean, for $60,000, I can own a city block in certain parts of Detroit….

    • To Cecelia:
      Have you ever been to Miami and SF? You have no clue and your comparison of vancouver to SF and Miami is ridiculous to the best. How many googles, apples and facebooks are based in Vancouver?? As I said somewhere before on this Forum- comparing Vancouver to NY, SF, Paris, Tokyo is like comparing Whitehorse, Yokon to Vancouver. Justifying rediclous prices with these non sense comparisons is retard….

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  29. Funny blog! I decided a few months ago to move from Vancouver to Saint John NB due to the crazy prices. It’s a big decision but it’s better to move and rebuild your life than stay a slave forever. Paying a massive mortgage for an old, run down place an hours drive from the city isn’t worth it to me.

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  36. Great blog! Your design is great, and your content is to the point. I am completely polar opposite to your views, but still… great blog.

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