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#2361 Sparky

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Posted 31 July 2021 - 04:46 AM

I am picking this up from a Facebook page that there are a number of shrink wrapped items at Ogden point.

 

One poster suggests that these are modular housing units slated for seniors in Sooke.

 

Anyone else with intel on this?

 

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#2362 sebberry

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Posted 01 August 2021 - 08:34 PM

I am picking this up from a Facebook page that there are a number of shrink wrapped items at Ogden point.

 

One poster suggests that these are modular housing units slated for seniors in Sooke.

 

Anyone else with intel on this?

 

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I saw that photo.  No idea what they are but the photo's colours and sun angles make it all look CG.


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Posted 01 August 2021 - 08:43 PM

1008 Pandora 

 

Minimum wage, you get to live steps from downtown in one of the most expensive cities in Canada with fewer restrictions on your lifestyle than in many stratas. 

 

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I think I'll change jobs, take a pay cut for this luxury living. 


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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:07 AM

1008 Pandora

Minimum wage, you get to live steps from downtown in one of the most expensive cities in Canada with fewer restrictions on your lifestyle than in many stratas.

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I think I'll change jobs, take a pay cut for this luxury living.



#2365 spanky123

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 09:08 AM

^ You got a buddy at BC Housing? You don’t think that just anyone gets a cheap place to live do you? I know single parent families who have been waiting years.
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#2366 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 August 2021 - 05:09 PM

Lumber prices are going through some unusual volatility since the onset of the pandemic. The price per 1,000 board feet of lumber initially fell in March of 2020 to below $200. It swung between $500 and $900 through the rest of 2000 before shooting up to over $1,600 per 1,000 board feet in early May 2021. The peak price of $1,686 reached in May of this year likely caused some consumers to pass on projects because of the sticker shock.

 

The crash in the price of lumber since that peak will certainly benefit consumers, as it now sits at $466 per 1,000 board feet. That's sure to make some home-improvement projects more affordable.

 

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#2367 Nparker

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Posted 24 August 2021 - 05:23 PM

I hope the figures are more accurate than the proofreading.

...The price per 1,000 board feet of lumber initially fell in March of 2020 to below $200. It swung between $500 and $900 through the rest of 2000 before shooting up to over $1,600 per 1,000 board feet in early May 2021...

 



#2368 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:27 AM

Rishi Maharaj: Our housing problem isn't money. It's cities not wanting more houses.

 

Municipalities largely do not want new homes, at least not in the form that would be necessary to build them at significantly lower prices than our current stock of housing.

 

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The trouble here is that municipalities largely do not want new homes, at least not in the form that would be necessary to build them at significantly lower prices than our current stock of housing. Homes are very expensive in large part because municipalities have erected a litany of barriers to where they can go, how much of a lot they can occupy, how tall they can be, where they can cast shadows, how many doors can face the street, etc. — all while demanding that new residents pay up front for public infrastructure to service them. The million-dollar homes we’re building today are the cheapest homes we can build under current planning rules.

 

Federal money doesn’t change municipal politics, which is often dominated by the loudest, most reactionary home-owning voices in the room. As John Michael McGrath wrote in an excellent piece for TVO, “our cities are as exclusionary as they are because municipal voters value that exclusion and vote with that in mind.” This isn’t just a small roadblock, this is the crux of our housing crisis — and no party has articulated a way to address it.


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#2369 Mike K.

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Posted 31 August 2021 - 08:42 AM

The elephants in the room are the millions of acres sitting idle around our cities prohibited from being developed.
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Posted 31 August 2021 - 09:01 AM

yes, and it is measured in millions of acres.



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Posted 01 September 2021 - 11:15 PM

On chek news tonight TAPS is calling for vacancy rent controls which would limit owners from being able to raise rents above a certain amount after tenants move out . My question wouldn’t landlords who own older buildings sell off the buildings for  new build condos instead of moving forward with costly upkeep and renovations. Didn’t this happen in some rent controlled cities  in the U.S. What are your thoughts on this . 


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#2372 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 02:58 AM

you would have to rezone most properties. No guarantees that would happen.

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#2373 Mike K.

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 05:48 AM

The end game is de-comodification of housing and to instead have all rental housing controlled by the state.
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#2374 A Girl is No one

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 05:52 AM

TAPS are a bunch of radicals paid for by our tax payer money. IMO they are among the worst/most radicals.
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Posted 02 September 2021 - 07:30 AM

On chek news tonight TAPS is calling for vacancy rent controls which would limit owners from being able to raise rents above a certain amount after tenants move out . My question wouldn’t landlords who own older buildings sell off the buildings for  new build condos instead of moving forward with costly upkeep and renovations. Didn’t this happen in some rent controlled cities  in the U.S. What are your thoughts on this . 

 

I could actually see a policy of this sort brought in by the BC NDP.

Glad I got out of the landlord game. I'll stick to the less volatile stock market.



 



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