Stories about Vancouver RE, and some around the 2010 Winter Olympics, at times get so bizarre that it can be challenging to differentiate fact from fiction. This ad on craigslist (vancouver > housing > apts/housing for rent) dated 7 Dec 2009 2:42 pm reads like any other homeowner making a Hail Mary pass for a big score from the Games, until you get to the last photo. This is probably just a good prank, but, in Vancouver, you never know. -vreaa
Here’s an excerpt -
$35,000 / 6br – Spacious Bright Hse by Olympic Venues (Vancouver Westside Central-Shaughnessy )
Furnished Character HOUSE in Beautiful Safe and Centrally located Shaughnessy Neighborhood, double lot property has is trees and greenery surrounded Available NOW for the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Wealthy safe neighbourhood is one of the most picturesque in Vancouver and boasts shopping, movie theatres, library, banks restaurants a short walk away. Home is conveniently located 15 minutes between Olympic venues both downtown and at UBC Thunderbird stadium.
Update 12 Dec 2009 (hat-tip to garth at vancouvercondo.info)
Still from craigslist, this rental now available as a 3BR, for $15,000.
Now with an apparent jaguar (the animal) climbing out of the fireplace, in addition to the previously-noted no-extra-charge corpse on the bed -