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PostPosted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 7:18 pm
 


Heard a good one. Trudeau made housing prices go up because he no longer has to buy one living rent free all the time.
Rates right up there with "I'll never go to a Pot Store because you never know what the government is putting in the weed".

AirBNB is a bigger problem than anyone will admit. Have a friend who like me could buy something and rent it out, but renters are simply too big a PITA to consider. She decided to retire and remodelled her basement for an AirBNB as $200+ a night is worth her effort. After umpteen years managing social services and housing issues here, she's gone WTF if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2023 6:03 pm
 




PP runs on defunding CBC and media in general yet he selectively pick clips from media he says is failing.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 07, 2023 6:39 pm
 


herbie herbie:
AirBNB is a bigger problem than anyone will admit. Have a friend who like me could buy something and rent it out, but renters are simply too big a PITA to consider. She decided to retire and remodelled her basement for an AirBNB as $200+ a night is worth her effort. After umpteen years managing social services and housing issues here, she's gone WTF if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Someone in the complex I live in listed their place on airbnb for $149/night but the problem is short-term rentals aren't technically allowed here (strata rule) but I believe there was an allowance made because of, you know, a likely kickback made to the previous property manager and maybe the council as well. That's $4500/month FFS, which is a hell of a lot more than they'd get renting it on an annual lease.

I totally agree that renters can be a PITA. The biggest problem creators here, since I've lived here anyway, have been renters and that dumbfuck in my hall still hasn't been evicted despite the amount of vandalism he's caused when his mental health issues get the better of him.

When a friend of mine sold her house after split with ex she opted to rent and used me as a reference and wow, but the questions her landlord asked me about her! It was ridiculous but I get their apprehension although with her there was no reason to have concerns.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2023 4:44 pm
 


Liberals to revive ‘war-time housing’ blueprints in bid to speed up builds

This is progress. Late, and needs a lot more but it is the right direction at least.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2023 6:03 pm
 


Ever see Mike Holmes in war era housing? "Take it all down!"


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2024 10:00 am
 


Or you could pay a minimum wage so a young family could survive with one adult earning the minimum, and still pay for housing, utilities, and food.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2024 3:47 pm
 


UBI is inevitable at this point. Government policy is just too slow to address the seismic change on a social level that is coming from mass unemployment and an anemic social safety net for the disabled and elderly.

The next wave of AI and automation will purge the low skill job market. We still need skilled labour so closing the doors to immigrants is cutting for your nose to spit your face but we need pre-fab houses rolled out en mass for decades to catch up to the huge gap in the housing market that was created by the boomer generation policies. Thanks HARPER! The Grits are just as responsible but at least under Martin they didn't let inflation spiral. JT is getting hit on all sides but is not the catalyst of the current dilemma as much as PP wants to will it into being. It has been and always has been the decades of neglect domestically.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2024 6:09 pm
 


UBI is not inevitable.
Not when everyone refuses to see what it is, a single benefit instead of dozens of bureaucracies. Conservatives insist in believing it's another added on new benefit.

So they build 10,000 new subsidized home in your town and sell them for $200K each.
You already own one valued at $1.5 million worse you just got it a couple years ago and still owe 1.3 million on your mortgage.
Are you going to run out and vote to build those 10,000 new homes?
Just sayin'... from the other side of the argument.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2024 7:08 pm
 


herbie herbie:
UBI is not inevitable.


Like Scape, I think it is. Business has convinced us that minimum wage is meant for peoples' first jobs, but the original intent was what I describe above. So one man could earn enough to support a wife, kid, and home. So business isn't willing to pay that amount any longer. So we have to havw a basic income, and tax commerce to pay for it.

The trend of companies making more and more every quarter, at the cost to society and the environment will end when one of them finally collapses. Might as well end it before then.


herbie herbie:
Not when everyone refuses to see what it is, a single benefit instead of dozens of bureaucracies. Conservatives insist in believing it's another added on new benefit.

So they build 10,000 new subsidized home in your town and sell them for $200K each.
You already own one valued at $1.5 million worse you just got it a couple years ago and still owe 1.3 million on your mortgage.
Are you going to run out and vote to build those 10,000 new homes?
Just sayin'... from the other side of the argument.


Homes for 1.5 million is absurd. As home prices rose to insane amounts, the homeless crisis has as well. Someone has to be left holding the bag. Might as well rip that bandaid off. A finite resource cannot expand forever.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2024 8:20 pm
 


UBI would make up for the leaky sieve of a social safety net we have now and make it egalitarian regardless of status while streamlining the bureaucracy. It's a win win and at this point do we have another choice?


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2024 1:37 pm
 


Not disagreeing, just stating it makes too much sense for most people to understand.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2024 3:46 pm
 


Opinion: Pointe-Claire demonstrates the nonsense in Poilievre’s housing formula

TLDR: Make it hardest for those municipalities that built the most in 2023 and easiest for those that build the least.

Low hanging fruit isn't a policy it's a stopgap.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2024 3:49 pm
 


Liberals to give low-cost loans for new B.C. rental housing program

It's a start but there needs to be buy in by the very people fighting every step of the way to making housing affordable, the Premiers.


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