Tag Archive 'real estate'

Appeared in the North Shore News – December 2, 2016 Premier Christy Clark of Banana Columbia – no misprint – is cruisin’ for a bruisin’ in May’s election if she doesn’t straighten up and fly right dealing with the multi-layered housing scandal. Enough of the 1940s slang. If New Democrat leader John Horgan plays his […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – February 12, 2016 Who didn’t know that Vancouver real estate prices are outrageous – even possibly inciting future civil violence by young generations shut out of ever owning a home in the city of their birth? What’s new – what’s news, thanks to a print reporter who proved […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – May 22, 2015 The $7.5-billion transit plebiscite coffin should have so many nails in it that it may require a second coffin. There’s a note of desperation in the Yessirs’ plea-cum-threat to Metro Vancouverites to lend approval to the 10-year plan, funded by a half-percentage-point lift in the […]

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Appeared in the North Shore News – February 27, 2015 Self-interest (aka money) rules. The real estate industry expertly knows how to twist the monster home issue: Divide the neighbours. There’s no end of chat about prospective monster home property buyers. Almost none about the other side of the deal: the sellers. It takes two […]

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Appeared in Business in Vancouver – February 26, 2013 The cost of the roof over one’s head in Vancouver is almost as gripping as a Roberto Luongo interview. Grasping two suitcases, I moved here – greater population then about 800,000 – 50 years ago this month, long before the (Rich) People’s Republic of China invasion. […]

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