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December 2018

Oz Buzz #14 – The Numbers

By |2018-12-13T20:22:47+00:00December 3rd, 2018|Oz Buzz|

“If the facts are contrary to any predictions, then the hypothesis is wrong no matter how appealing.”  

Major Point: Podcasts and OzBuzz blog now can be listened together or separately.

Hot Properties (details below):

  • Surreyinvestment property: Side x Side duplex, 2 separate titles. Reduced to $1,300,000
  • Surrey. 638 sq. ft, one bdrm/den, granite counters. $330,000
  • Langford: least expensive half duplex in greater Victoria, Price: $424,900
  • Kitsilano: 3-bedroom 2-bath townhome, 1 block from beach. Reduced by another $100,000 – now $1,225,000!
  • Richmond: $1,090,000, 5 BR, 3 bath home.1890 sq. ft, Ironwood area, south facing deck
  • Hemlock Valley: 1-bedroom condo $179,900
  • Langley: $495,000 3 […]

November 2018

Oz Buzz #13 – New HELOC Stress Test is Ridiculous

By |2018-11-19T08:45:27+00:00November 18th, 2018|Oz Buzz|


OZ BUZZ #13 PLUS HOT PROPERTIES

Major Point: The new HELOC (stress test) changes will knock out thousands of buyers. The qualification has gone from onerous to ridiculous. READ IT AND WEEP!

Hot Properties:

  • Pemberton: $329,000
  • Victoria: $179,000
  • Oliver, Brand new $386,500
  • Kimberley: $109,900
  • Kimberley: Duplex, $449,000

Podcast interview with mortgage ace Kyle Green:

#OZBUZZ #STRESSTESTHELOC #HOTPROPERTY #LUXURYMRKETDOWN #RENTALSDOWN #PETERNEWMANBOOK #WORLDVIEW #NOCANNABISGROWINGINYOURHOUSE #RECESSIONAHEAD #ANNOYINGWORDS #LIVELIFELARGE #EYEBROWRAISER #PERSONALPLAN

Today’s issue:

  • Thank you for taking the time and sending us back the Survey. A massive response! We are evaluating it and report back the results. Some suggestions we have already incorporated. Thanks. 
  • Podcasts are now featured on a separate […]

Oz Buzz #12 – VOTE NO! Vote No on BC Proportional Representation

By |2018-11-20T20:01:31+00:00November 3rd, 2018|Oz Buzz|

“There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.”

OZ BUZZ #12 plus Hot Properties

  • West Van: $300,000 price reduction
  • Edmonton: $950,000 assessed, pay $780,000 – only $50,000 down
  • Chilliwack: Better than new -could be rent to own

“There are two kinds of statistics, the kind you look up and the kind you make up.”  ― Rex Stout, Death of a Doxy

#OZBUZZ #HOTPROPERTIES #REALESTATENUMBERS #MORTGAGERATES #LIVELIFELARGE #HABITSHAVETHEHUMAN #YOUTUBEJUROCKVIDEO

Today’s issue:

Vote NO. Bring ridesharing NOW. The Numbers tell  the story like nothing else. New Binge show. Ozzie on air. 

OZZIE SAYS: 
VOTE NO
! Vote No on BC proportional representation.
RIDESHARING (IN BC). Bring in ride […]

October 2018

Oz Buzz #11 – Government is the Problem: Taxes, Taxes – a 26% Tax Increase on a New House!

By |2018-11-20T20:04:16+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Oz Buzz|

“Congress can raise taxes because it can persuade a sizable fraction of the populace that somebody else will pay.”

OZBUZZ #11 plus Hot Properties

#OZBUZZ #REALESTATEMARKET #AUDIOBOOK #MORTGAGERATES #WORLDVIEW #ITALY #TEDTALKS #LIVELIFELARGE #QEANDQT #CANADIANDOLLAR #DIDO #YOUTUBEJUROCKVIDEO

Today’s issue: Italy won’t listen. QT shakes markets? Interest rates. Taxes add 26% to condo cost. New Binge shows. Listen to TED TALK show on millennials. Ozzie on air. People don’t do what you expect; they do what you inspect with respect.

Comments From You

  • ‘Behzat’ is back on Netflix. Great show.
  • I just loved the book “Never fight with a pig” by Peter Thomas.
  • I was curious on the shotgun […]

Oz Buzz #10 – Introducing the Oz Buzz Podcast

By |2018-11-20T20:07:51+00:00October 10th, 2018|Oz Buzz|

“There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.” 

Today’s ‘Mover and Shaker’ interview/podcast features a fabulous lady that accumulated 10,000 condos and over $1 billion in real estate – all in under 5 years. How she did it and her down to earth advice!
The September numbers need study.
3 Vancouver Hot Properties

#OZBUZZ #MOVERANDSHAKERPODCAST #QUESTIONSQUESTIONS #HOTPROPERTY #REALESTATEMARKET #SWINGTHEBAT #BOOK #LIVELIFELARGE #INTERESTRATES #CANADIANDOLLAR #ITALY #CHINA #NOMOREDIESEL

  • If you are swinging the bat – there will be strike outs. Don’t beat yourself up
  • The biggest […]

Oz Buzz #9 – British Columbia Gets an LNG plant

By |2018-11-20T20:10:08+00:00October 1st, 2018|Oz Buzz|

#OZBUZZ #QUESTIONSQUESTIONS #HOTPROPERTY #UNRESERVEDAUCTION #REALESTATEMARKET #BOOK #OUTLOOKCONFERENCE #LIVELIFELARGE #INTERESTRATES #CANADIANDOLLAR #DUPLEXONALLLOTS #VANCOUVERBUBBLE #LNGKITIMAT

Questions, Questions

Ok, ok … I already have an elevated opinion of myself…but the flood of friendly congratulatory remarks about our OUTLOOK conference made my week! Thank you. Also, the Q and A section got 19 positive replies. You may think that with over 7,500 subscribers, 19 replies aren’t much … but actually in this ‘age of always wanting to do something, but not doing it’ – 19 actual replies is massive. In any case we have another Q and A today.

Q: I understand that the competition bureau has won a battle […]

September 2018

Oz Buzz #8 – COME TO REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK 2019

By |2018-11-20T20:12:13+00:00September 17th, 2018|Oz Buzz|

#OZBUZZ #HOTPROPERTY #REALESTATEMARKET #BOOK #WORLDVIEWROMP #OUTLOOKCONFERENCE #LIVELIFELARGE #REOUTLOOK.CA

COME TO REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK 2019…The quintessential conference!
This week September 22 – all day at the Pinnacle
Vancouver Harbourfront
Look below for speakers and sponsors

Q & A

Q: Ozzie: In the former newsletter you had a question and answer column. Can you bring that back?
A: From time to time. Yes.

Q: How do I get a list of assignments of pre-sales?
A: Go to craigslist.com or kijiji.com and sometimes at realestatetalks.com and look under ‘assignments’ or ‘assignment’. Then look for by owner and by realtor. As of today, there are 72 offered. There are some offers I know of, […]

Oz Buzz #7

By |2018-09-04T20:28:22+00:00September 4th, 2018|Oz Buzz|

“We’re all born under the same sky, but we don’t all have the same horizon”

#OZBUZZ #THENUMBERS #REALESTATEMARKET #BOOK #SONG #WORLDVIEW #WORDSIHATE #LIVELIFELARGE #THEBESTTIMETOBUY #EYEBROWRAISER

Today’s issue: Several comments: Lots of responses on all things real estateA doer’s book – how to trigger a $27 million shotgun clause. Ozzie on air. Real Estate tidbits. Because we let them-We are a kiss-ass generation-Interest rates-Canada dollar. Eyebrow raiser – Clint Eastwood

CORRECTION

Jamie Diamond – who we quoted in regards to the Bitcoin issue – is Chairman and CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase, not Goldman Sachs (Lloyd Blankfein is the Chairman of Goldman Sachs). Sorry!

HOT PROPERTY – […]

August 2018

Oz Buzz #6

By |2018-08-26T09:49:44+00:00August 17th, 2018|Oz Buzz|

#OZBUZZ #REALESTATEMARKETS #BOOK #WORLDVIEW #REALESTATE#NORTHWESTEXEMPTION #LIVELIFELARGE #TURKISHDELIGHT #YESTERDAYSDREAMS

Today’s issue: Several comments: Do more on the world view/Do more details on real estate/ Love Behzat/Do it weekly. Lots of responses on all things real estate.

A thinkers book. Ozzie on air. Bitcoin. Tesla. Inflation. Turkish Delight. Investment tip. Real Estate tidbits. US slowing. NZ may do it. Because we let them. False news. Yesterday’s dreams are today’s reality.

WORLDVIEW

TURKISH DELIGHT?Ok, not funny. Already at an ALL TIME low, Turkey’s currency collapsed by a further 30% in the last two weeks. The world’s news was full of ‘contagion’, banks to worry about, etc. […]

July 2018

Oz Buzz #5

By |2018-07-31T16:56:52+00:00July 31st, 2018|Oz Buzz|

#OZBUZZ #REALESTATEMARKET #BOOK #AUDIOBOOKS #MUSIC #CANADAECONOMY  #ISLANDBUYING #WORDSIHATE #LIVELIFELARGE#TARIFFS#SUCCESSISINTERNAL

Today’s issue: Responses. A whimsical book. Ozzie on air. Tariffs. Bitcoin. Q1 and more. Trudeau’s trillion. Investment tip. Island buying. Real Estate tidbits. Because we let them. Read the fine print. Success is internal.

RESPONSES

Several comments: 1. BINGE WATCHING: I could not find “The Bridge” on Netflix. So, sorry. It was on for 2 years and then Netflix took it off the air on June 28. Another one that got us hooked is “Behzat C.” – a – believe it or not – Turkish show. An irreverent police inspector with a motley crew that fights with everybody […]