Vancouver Speculation Map

All the candidates are talking about “tackling speculation”, but what exactly is the state of speculation in our market right now? Here’s a map of single family homes that came on the market in the last 12 months that were bought in the three years prior. I have been tracking the market for the last […]

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Landbanking hurting housing affordability in Vancouver

The numbered company 1161137 B. C. LTD bought 7239 Oak Street in May 2015 for $1.9M. The company held onto the land the city upzoned the neighbourhood under the Cambie Corridor Project. Once that was done, they assembled it with another nearby property, and have relisted the properties at $5.7M each. This is just one […]

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Dear young people of Britain: Do the unexpected

So there we have it, we are heading into an election or, as Theresa May calls it, a dangerous and unnecessary exercise. Because as we all know, United Kingdom is one of the world’s greatest democracies and the greatest threat to that democracy is that we get to vote. But vote we will. So that […]

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Definition of leitch

leitch /lēCH/ v. Divide people along racial or religious lines by whipping up fear and hatred, often through the use of propaganda and misinformation, in order to gain or remain in political power. Adolf Hitler became the Chancellor of Germany in 1933 by leitching. Donald Trump leitched his way to the White House in 2016. […]

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