Apparently high gas prices are driving highway-side residents to move to the worst corner of Victoria, otherwise known as Victoria's Yaletown. Apparently, as in Yaletown, if you drop prices drastically (like from $360K to $299K and then accept a lowball offer) you can sell a condo in town. But only to people who had previously lived on a highway.
My nomination for the greatest quote ever on HHV found in the last thread goes to Patriotz's response to:
Why is it that when someone makes a comment critical of Victoria or certain citizens' attitudes they are either told that they "loathe" the city or are asked why they don't leave?Bearrorists! Wicked.
Because you're either with or against us. If you don't buy a house right now, you're letting the bearrorists win. :-)
I've never understood why when you believe RE is over-valued you're suddenly an enemy of the city. Victoria is a great city. It just has neighbourhoods that aren't as great as some RE marketers would have you believe. That said, I can compare the city to many, and I'd rather be here than there because I love my lifestyle. But I won't overpay for a crappy condo on a crappy corner just because a Realtor tells me it's our Yaletown. Not that I'd buy in Yaletown either... but you get my point.
Oh. Yah. Just one question for you Taylor: if the market is so hopping, how come you're wasting all those dollars on cheezy ads that make you look out of touch with reality? Couldn't you have stated the truth instead of the hype: "List with me and I'll price your place lower than anything else in the neighbourhood. Together, we'll get you a sale!"
Is it me, or is there a lot more real estate advertising on TV and the radio lately... must be all the sales.