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Old 02-03-2016, 09:03 AM   #4726
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any one use True North?

saw them online, creditable?
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Well 3 years later we are moving back to Van in April/May, damn rental market is tight lol Even with my generous budget it's tough to find anything decent DT/North Van.
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Old 02-03-2016, 11:27 AM   #4728
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Well 3 years later we are moving back to Van in April/May, damn rental market is tight lol Even with my generous budget it's tough to find anything decent DT/North Van.

Come join our R cruises/meetups this summer! (If you can tear yourself away from the NSX!)
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Find me a place to live and it's a deal lol

Downtown (Yaletown/Beach Ave/Kits) or North Van (Lonsdale/Lynn Valley)
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Dogs permitted (two small gay purse dogs)
Max price roughly 3K/month

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Dude why not just buy in my building at that price? My place is about 150 square feet less than that, but my mortgage is literally less than half of your max.
We can piss off the strata regularly working on our cars in the underground parking.
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Find me a place to live and it's a deal lol

Downtown (Yaletown/Beach Ave/Kits) or North Van (Lonsdale/Lynn Valley)
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Max price roughly 3K/month

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Gastown cost that much, places in The Woodwards building for two bedrooms are going for more than $3K per month.....you have to thank Air B & B for skyrocketing rent.....
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any one use True North?

saw them online, creditable?
I used True North for my mortgage. I didn't go to them initially, they just had the lowest rate at the time from Rate supermarket or rate hub.

They were a bit incompetent and I had to eventually talk to a supervisor. I knew I had to supply a lot of information, but the person was just asking me piecemeal instead of listing it out in one e-mail.

They are just a broker, so the mortgage was actually through ING (now Tangerine).

No issues going forward, I got a variable mortgage with prime -0.9% mortgage with 10% payment options per year so I'm happy. 3 years ago, the rate was 2.1%. I'm at 1.85% now.
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Well 3 years later we are moving back to Van in April/May, damn rental market is tight lol Even with my generous budget it's tough to find anything decent DT/North Van.
Finally moving back to the "World Class Best Place on Earth" City?

For a 3K budget, a 1bed + den unfurnished is plenty... though paying over 2K feels like a ripoff. I guess it's the pet dogs that limit your availability.
I'm curious how you are going to find parking stalls?
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why not find a condo in burnaby in the 1.5k range?
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So Realtor informed me today that I basically got a unit at the Arc, going tomorrow or Saturday to pick the floorplan.
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sweet, congrats. i've always liked that side of downtown for living the most. close enough to walk to almost everything, and far enough from the granville drunktards and yaletown yups.
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does anyone have any problems with noise transfers in condos with the newer ones build in 2015???....i use like to watch movies on fridays with the home theater system on and im wonder if above or bottom would hear it???
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Bump~ Oh boy!! Price drop for real estate??? Like when? 2040?? when we will all have digital Homes with a push of a button?? Just joking, wouldn't that be nice if we can afford a home in Vancouver.
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does anyone have any problems with noise transfers in condos with the newer ones build in 2015???....i use like to watch movies on fridays with the home theater system on and im wonder if above or bottom would hear it???
depends on the sound insulation. I believe hondaracer and another user posted it in this thread dozen or so pages back some time ago.

Concrete high-rises tend to be better for above and below as theres a slab of concrete, but wood-frame homes usually have poor sound insulation. Unless there's good sound insulation, you might get neighbours asking you to keep it down. I know this is common with having loud Base. You can usually hear the base vibrations and neighbours tend to get angry over it. Just turn down your subwoofers perhaps? Base usually travels through walls/floors easier. Friend lives in a wood-frame and he would always get complaints whenever we watch movies / listen to music with subwoofer on.
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So 4 hours later and I got a unit at Arc. Thank god I was just getting a unit as an investment because the place was a zoo and poorly coordinated by the staff. The building was basically sold out by 3pm and only two bedrooms and higher priced 1 bedrooms remained.
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depends on the sound insulation. I believe hondaracer and another user posted it in this thread dozen or so pages back some time ago.

Concrete high-rises tend to be better for above and below as theres a slab of concrete, but wood-frame homes usually have poor sound insulation. Unless there's good sound insulation, you might get neighbours asking you to keep it down. I know this is common with having loud Base. You can usually hear the base vibrations and neighbours tend to get angry over it. Just turn down your subwoofers perhaps? Base usually travels through walls/floors easier. Friend lives in a wood-frame and he would always get complaints whenever we watch movies / listen to music with subwoofer on.
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does anyone have any problems with noise transfers in condos with the newer ones build in 2015???....i use like to watch movies on fridays with the home theater system on and im wonder if above or bottom would hear it???
Even if your building is concrete, don't count on the concrete preventing noise transfer. If your building has 9 feet high ceilings in the suites, chances are that the concrete between floors has to be thinner to accommodate the overall limit on the building's height. You may hear everything from toilets flushing to moving objects. The walls will not shake though, as is the case with wood-frame buildings.

This is my experience living in a concrete building that was built about 10 years ago.
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I live in a 10 year old low rise with concrete between floors with the standard 8 ft ceilings.
We can hear the upstairs peeing and flushing the toilers.
When the lady walks around in her hard sole shoes, we can hear the clack clack clack sound on the laminate flooring.
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Dude why not just buy in my building at that price? My place is about 150 square feet less than that, but my mortgage is literally less than half of your max.
We can piss off the strata regularly working on our cars in the underground parking.
Where is this place? I feel I've pissed my neighbours off enough, and need to piss off some new ones.
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This is a good Globe and Mail article about how some realtors
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The real estate technique fuelling Vancouver's housing market - The Globe and Mail
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Here I thought my realtor friend was bs'ing about new coast taking half the commission Lol
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thanks for the replies guys....i was just wondering how it was...because i do love the luxury condo's downtown but i knew there would be some sort of complaint if listened to music or even action movies with the subwoofer on :/....i guess if it comes down to it a house if preferred for more "Freedom"..but i do love me some Novus Fiber optic internet...Hmmm..
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thanks for the replies guys....i was just wondering how it was...because i do love the luxury condo's downtown but i knew there would be some sort of complaint if listened to music or even action movies with the subwoofer on :/....i guess if it comes down to it a house if preferred for more "Freedom"..but i do love me some Novus Fiber optic internet...Hmmm..
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