Friday, September 7, 2007

The Crush of Reality`

Sigh. The house is on the market and I fear that we've failed in our quest. How disappointing.

So, if you want to buy a 3BR upstairs half-duplex for about $550,000 or a downstairs 2BR half-duplex for about $450,000, there may be one on the market next spring.

As for where we'll be living, who knows. We're sad, and especially guilt-ridden over wasting all that time -- not only for us, but for Eric and Patti, who we've let waste prime house-hunting season. I'm so sorry.

I just don't know about Vancouver -- the city pays lip service to "eco-density" but the planning board won't give variances for exceeding .60 FSR and they insist on demanding that houses be designed to look like 18th century New England, and not 21st century Vancouver. Hypocritical morons, if you ask me.

So who's going to live in Vancouver when it costs $700,000 for a house? And who's going to clean those people's houses, teach their kids, sell their groceries, deliver their mail, fight their fires, police their streets, pick up their garbage, staff their nursing homes... none of those jobs get you $150,000 a year, which is what you need to buy a house.

So, Mayor Sam Sullivan and your Board of Variances, you're turning Vancouver into a millionaires-only city. Pick up your own garbage. I guess young families aren't welcome.

1 comment:

Dread Pirate Robert said...

Just to update, it's going to be 2 side-by-side duplexes, about 1100 square feet each, for about $650,000. Enjoy!