Olympic Visitor, Foreign Buyer? Part 1: “I was talking to a Swedish flight attendant at the Irish House last night. She was considering buying a condo in downtown Vancouver.”

Vancouver is looking glorious again today. Despite this, we don’t think there are going to be many Olympic visitors who decide to become foreign buyers of Vancouver RE. Our prices are simply too preposterously high, and those who live in other cities will be more aware of that than locals. We are, however, interested in any evidence that may prove us wrong. So far, we’ve had to be satisfied with the following insubstantial anecdotal snippet. Please send your stories, if there are any. -vreaa

This from vantownsucks at vancouvercondo.info 19 Feb 2010 10:02 am“I was talking to a Swedish flight attendant at the Irish House last night and, I’m not kidding, she was considering buying a condo in downtown Vancouver. She said she loves Vancouver. I was shocked I must say.”

5 responses to “Olympic Visitor, Foreign Buyer? Part 1: “I was talking to a Swedish flight attendant at the Irish House last night. She was considering buying a condo in downtown Vancouver.”

  1. It’s easy to like a place that one visits, especially while on vacation. How many would choose to live in a third world tropical paradise that they totally fell in love with during their honeymoon?
    She’s from Sweden so I’m guessing she’s blonde.

  2. Send her to the bank with her 50k salary and then let’s see how many downtown condos she has to choose from…

    If she did manage to buy one, she certainly won’t have the disposable income left over to pay $20 cover and $8-10 per drink at the Irish House. Either that or she won’t have the time to spend 4 hours in the line up cos she will be at her second job which is helping her pay for the condo in the best place on earth.

  3. I had ex-pat relatives visiting from California who told me that they were thinking of moving back here. We drove past a nice looking 4-plex in Kits that had a For Sale sign out front and they asked me to look up the price for them. I did and they thought it was pretty reasonable – until they understood that it was for only one unit. (They thought the price was for the whole building). Needless to say, they are reassessing their idea.

  4. I think we are missing the point of the story… there are Swedish flight attendants at Irish house! I was wondering why people were waiting so long and paying so much to get in there. This explains everything.

  5. Pingback: “My ex-pat relatives from California drove past a 4-plex in Kits that had a For Sale sign out front, and asked for the price. They thought it was pretty reasonable – until they realized it was for only one unit.” « Vancouver Real Estat

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