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Old 02-01-2018, 02:08 AM
 
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Consumer confidence would go up along with the moral of the people in the trades.
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Old 02-01-2018, 07:09 AM
 
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Who would do the landscaping and cut the grass?

Most illegal aliens aren't cutting Joe and Mary Smith's lawn they have taken over commercial landscaping jobs that used to pay well for Americans.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: California
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A big problem in some cities right now isn't illegals, but wealthy foreigners from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, and China who buy up homes or multiple buildings to basically 'store' their wealth outside their own country in case something goes awry. Just look at what happened in Vancouver, BC, you have small, run-down bungalows going for a million bucks because foreign investors flooded the market.

Lots of people are either unaware of this, or just think it's great because it brings more wealth into this country, but the end result are vacant homes that an American family COULD have lived in, and a unaffordable market for American buyers because the wealthy foreigners pay huge sums up-front.

The most recent occurrence of this has been in Seattle. Vancouver, BC finally started laying taxes on foreign investors and they all suddenly shifted their sights south into Seattle. House prices skyrocketed in a small frame of time. This is a very REAL issue, but it's not going to receive any attention and will likely be only dealt with by a few aware governors on the state level.

Illegals are nigh-irrelevant to the unaffordability of homes. Stop the wealthy foreigners from gobbling up our houses in our cities.

This is also a huge problem in the Bay Area and we are aware of it.

Sadly, they only rent, or sell, to others from their own country, which is in violation of U.S. law, putting more pressure is on Americans for housing. Since American laws are irrelevant to them, it is difficult to enforce as they protect each other to detriment of our homeland.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas/SF Peninsula/South Lake Tahoe
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This is also a huge problem in the Bay Area and we are aware of it.

Sadly, they only rent, or sell, to others from their own country, which is in violation of U.S. law, putting more pressure is on Americans for housing. Since American laws are irrelevant to them, it is difficult to enforce as they protect each other to detriment of our homeland.
False . . . None of our San Francisco rental units nor SFHs are occupied by Chinese families.

All prospective tenants fill out the same application form. They are all treated equally.

Believe what you will.
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Not in Quebec
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This is also a huge problem in the Bay Area and we are aware of it.

Sadly, they only rent, or sell, to others from their own country, which is in violation of U.S. law, putting more pressure is on Americans for housing. Since American laws are irrelevant to them, it is difficult to enforce as they protect each other to detriment of our homeland.
I absolutely hate to sound like a dictator, but state or federal bodies have to step in and seize these properties. It's American land getting taking away from American people, only to be used as a money laundering scheme. They're only renting or selling to other foreign nationals? How is that even American land anymore lol?

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False . . . None of our San Francisco rental units nor SFHs are occupied by Chinese families.

All prospective tenants fill out the same application form. They are all treated equally.

Believe what you will.

So it's not that bad? Getting mixed signals here
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Old 02-03-2018, 03:58 PM
 
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I absolutely hate to sound like a dictator, but state or federal bodies have to step in and seize these properties. It's American land getting taking away from American people, only to be used as a money laundering scheme. They're only renting or selling to other foreign nationals? How is that even American land anymore lol?




So it's not that bad? Getting mixed signals here
The amount of Communist money laundered in the US by Chinese buying real estate is astronomical. There is no reason to let Chinese in here anyway.

Letting them in just because they buy a house is even more stupid.
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Old 02-04-2018, 12:15 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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Some moons past there was a teen killed in the Westlake/ TO area High School..

One male (Asian) was to be questioned but not found.

The house ( residence) was fully furnished and two New MB cars in the garage with no one around.

Parents and the boy split back to Taiwan.

Money is nice if you have plenty.
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Old 02-08-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: 57
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The amount of Communist money laundered in the US by Chinese buying real estate is astronomical. There is no reason to let Chinese in here anyway.

Letting them in just because they buy a house is even more stupid.
Hilarious! What is "Communist money?" Was it "Communist" when you handed it over for Chinese made junk at Walmart? You better get some of your money back for whatever it is you have to sell that "they" want to buy, like some good real estate. You DO have some San Francisco and NYC real estate for sale, don't you?
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Old 02-11-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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Hilarious! What is "Communist money?" Was it "Communist" when you handed it over for Chinese made junk at Walmart? You better get some of your money back for whatever it is you have to sell that "they" want to buy, like some good real estate. You DO have some San Francisco and NYC real estate for sale, don't you?
Communist money means tainted and accrued through the evil machinations of the PRC and their party control over the economy and resources.

I wouldn't live in SF if you paid me. Or NYC for that matter.
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