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The Liberal's new budget wants to put in place several changes to help first time home buyers get into the housing market. These proposals are only going to make matters worse in the lower mainland as a whole bunch of buyers will enter the market. All this will serve is to make housing more expensive and difficult to obtain. We need affordable rental housing and affordable condos and not luxury condos and rentals that only the 1% can afford.

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This post is right on the money

Mar 20, 2019 at 1:47pm

Giving first time homeowners a 10% interest free loan will cause the housing developers to raise their prices up more than 10% as people swarm for this so-called "assistance".

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Mar 20, 2019 at 2:22pm

What is the motivation for broadcasting your political opinion?

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Raoul

Mar 20, 2019 at 3:04pm

No one is going to give you a free house...move to Chilliwack like thousands of others have done.

@Raoul

Mar 20, 2019 at 7:10pm

I'm not expecting a free anything. I work for a living and make decent money. Not everyone is going to move to Chilliwack to be able to afford to buy a home. I might as well move to Calgary by your logic. What the lower mainland needs is decent and affordable housing that working people can afford. People shouldn't have to spend every last cent to put a roof over their heads. It's not as if that is good for the overall economy and the negative effects can already be seen in the difficulty business owners have finding employees.

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@OP

Mar 21, 2019 at 1:54am

Bang on. The rental situation is a living nightmare. But hey thank god they're building affordable housing at like 1800/1 BR. My ex-husband was right.... the growth of this city has made it staggeringly impossible for 99%. New home buyers included. And oversees buyers........... fuck you. If I ever meet you I will tell you to your face.

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Wonder what percent

Mar 21, 2019 at 7:15am

Of them will be "newcomers" getting preferential lending treatment by the banks,and laundering money anyways? Bet its a majority.
But at the end of the day it's Justin trying to buy votes,at the expense of the working person.....

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@@OP

Mar 22, 2019 at 1:52pm

You will never meet one face to face because they don't go to the places you go.

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