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user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Nymphadora:</b>" ... [snip!] ... a luxury home. Your example with the tips bears only slight commonality with socialism and much more descriptive of communism."</blockquote>




Socialism and Communism share striking similarities. It's progressive.



I deal in real estate and have for the last 10 years so I'm pretty aware of the markets both in Canada and Mexico.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15349 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie ... [snip!] ... I deal in real estate and have for the last 10 years so I'm pretty aware of the markets both in Canada and Mexico."</blockquote>




You may be aware of the markets but so am I and that doesn't change that you're embellishing the average for the sake of making a point and I would hate for others in this thread to believe your statements of my country based on less than accurate information. Your point about socialism may very well be true but should be able to stand on its own merits rather than misleading tales of our real estate market. What city are you basing these costs on anyway? My guess would be Toronto.

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting A, ... [snip!] ... than misleading tales of our real estate market. What city are you basing these costs on anyway? My guess would be Toronto."</blockquote>



Toronto, among other cities.



As a matter of fact, housing prices are about ready to make a huge drop in major cities because the bubble is bursting there...possibly as much as 40%. Prices drop like that because demand is lowering. People have been priced out of the housing market.



Look at the US. The economy is still flailing and housing costs are dropping by as much as 2/3. Why? Because prices were artificially inflated to begin with. Interest rates are staggeringly low and STILL, housing prices are dropping. That is not the sign of a strong economy. There are many more factors, but housing is a very good indicator of economic health.



I live in one of the most expensive states in the US. I bought my house when it was a buyers market. I paid $289,000 for it 12 years ago. At it's peak, it was worth $512,000. That was in 2004-2005. Now, my house is only worth $210,000. 12 years later, I've lost money, still. I can't break even if I were to sell.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15349 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ~Julie ... [snip!] ... Now, my house is only worth $210,000. 12 years later, I've lost money, still. I can't break even if I were to sell."


What are the other cities?

user banned 1 child; Nunya, CA, United States 6369 posts
23rd Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" What are the other cities?"</blockquote>



Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary...

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 15349 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting ~Julie Blue Eyes~:" <blockquote><b>Quoting A, E & W's mommy:</b>" What are the other cities?"</blockquote> Vancouver, Montreal, Toronto, Calgary..."


True for Toronto and Calgary. But that would also be like me claiming that US prices are high and having my search results yielded from LA and DC. As for Montreal, the prices are not that bad and haven't been for some time. You can find a place like what you were referencing for closer to 350-400k and even you need to consider that you're looking at one of the top 4 cities in all of canada for population. As far as Vancouver goes, I'm not sure if you're familiar with the area but I lived there for a number of years and it's a little deceiving in terms of the results you would get from typing in 'Vancouver' into mls. The actual city of Vancouver is deceptively small in comparison with the 'greater Vancouver area' and has very, very little residential property left in it. The vast majority of places you'll find right in the city are going to be appartments. Now travel 15 minutes from the center of Vancouver into any of the greater vancouver areas and you'll find that you have some much more reasonably priced property that fits your description and is still considered by most vancouverites to still be vancouver since it has such close proximity to the city. However overall it's a little unfair to judge an entire countries real estaste price based on the 4 most populated (not to mention that they have been that way for the last 100 years or more) and 2 of the most highly priced real estate markets in the whole country. Try looking at anywhere in BC that isn't Vancouver or Victoria, try looking anywhere else in Alberta that isn't Calgary or Fort McMurray, or any other province that isn't Ontario and you'll find that you can find some nice houses fitting your description for anywhere from 60,000 - 300,000 in the vast majority of those places.

NICKEL☮POLIS 2 kids; Ontario 6263 posts
23rd Mar '13
Quoting A❤T=P&W:" thought?"


He's only half black. Just as much 'white blood' coursing through his veins as 'black blood'