Is An Anus A Patent Defect?

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This post was to highlight the latest numbers for Vancouver real estate’s now flushed market showing the 2008 Residential benchmark price in decline at -10.9%.

Seeking relief from the task at hand, the original post was unplugged in favor of opening an email that revealed this picture.

Clean Laundry

Reflecting on the picture, it was concluded that words in the picture were not spiffy clean and might offend some people. However, the message within offered something more important than sterile reporting of Vancouver real estate statistics and pushed to be presented. As a real estate blog where things such as disclosure are discussed, the sign’s appeal rests in it’s unfettered directness. For the buyers of Vancouver homes who seek transparency, the message is clearly unsoiled.


Buyers inevitably ask why the sellers are moving. Providing an answer for that question is not always possible. Many sellers consider their reasons private and choose not to disclose that information to their Realtor.

Telling All

Contrary to the above, this seller is all about full disclosure. The question is answered with a message that candidly declares their reason for selling.

The unanswered question – would buyers consider the reason a patent defect?


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*Disclaimer: Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believed to be accurate they are not guaranteed. **Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

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*Disclaimer: Statistics Courtesy REBGV. While believed to be accurate they are not guaranteed.
**Numbers provided may vary as they are dynamically posted by the REBGV.

Reader Comments:

January 6th, 2009 at 7:00 am

Of the millions (or is it billions?) of houses I’ve sold over the years, I’ve often wondered how many sold because the neighbour was an asshole. Smart sellers aren’t inclined to share this knowledge until well after the fact and besides, one man’s asshole is another man’s best friend.

January 6th, 2009 at 11:25 am

Okay now! This discussion is getting filthy! 🙂

January 6th, 2009 at 11:36 am

@ Duncan,

I’m just not going there! 🙂

@ Norm

How does one respond other than to say – I think in his band Duncan plays the banjo.


January 6th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

If he intentionally crafted that comment with the double meaning in mind he is wittier than you.

Hey, good news Larry! You’re number one on Google for “Vancouver real estate anus.” 🙂

January 6th, 2009 at 5:39 pm


Mr. D is known for plucking a few sharp notes.

#1 – It’s a new low for the beginning of the year, but is in keeping with the credo of not passing RE gas. 🙂

January 7th, 2009 at 6:45 am

No one is wittier than Larry. I know because I asked my wife.

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