“Our discussions are not about when we are buying homes here, they are about when we will move back east. We were raised in large homes with lots of disposable income. We cannot imagine starting a family in a closet with little cash to spare.”

taylor192 at vancouvercondo.info 23 Mar 4:22 pm

“I’m 31 years old and new to Vancouver (since 2008) from Ottawa. Most of the friends I’ve made are in a similar spot:
– ~30years old
– have above average jobs
– want to settle down and start families soon
– moved here because of the lifestyle and Olympics
– moved from places where housing was 1/2 the price, yet salaries about the same (or higher)

Our discussions are not about when we are buying homes here. They are about when we will move back east. We were raised in large homes with lots of disposable income. We cannot imagine starting a family in a closet with little cash to spare. The catch-22 is that if the housing market collapses here, our above average jobs may go with it.”

5 responses to ““Our discussions are not about when we are buying homes here, they are about when we will move back east. We were raised in large homes with lots of disposable income. We cannot imagine starting a family in a closet with little cash to spare.”

  1. Sometimes I wonder, should I be getting attached to Vancouver? I mean, there’s a whole lot of cool people here – but then I’m sure that’s true of most cities. If real estate goes up, I won’t be able to afford to live here; if it goes down, there might not be any good jobs. For the next few years, I’m willing to wait it out, see what happens.

  2. Moved to here because of the olympics, a 2 week event??? That’s weird.

  3. Why is it so weird to think that people moved here for the olympics?
    There were a lot of big infrastructure projects built for these games…like the Canada line, the new rink at UBC, the Oval in richmond, the sea to sky highway upgrade…I am sure there were lots of tradepeople who came here for the work. Now, unless we are still building at the same frenzied pace that we were I am sure they will move to where the work is.

  4. I actually know a guy who came from Wales to work on the Canada Line as an engineer. Cool guy. Ended up staying in the area far longer than he expected.
    He’s back in Wales now, of course.

  5. Tanya – it was on the same line as “lifestyle” not “work opportunities”

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