Gena Smith Belanger

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The following letter was issued to The Vancouver Sun for publication earlier today:

 

Letter to the editor:

 

I am concerned about information presented in Lori Culbert’s March 19 article “Flipping on the rise, but still a small portion of sales.” The article listed the “top 10 most lucrative house flips.” Our analysis through the MLS® system found that seven of these ten homes were not “flipped,” but instead rebuilt and re-sold. In some cases, a laneway house was also added to the property.

 

The implication that these homes were re-sold as-is for a quick profit is false and it misleads your readers.

 

The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver, and the 12,500 REALTORS® we represent, encourage an open public discussion about today’s real estate market. We believe, however, that the information that informs this discussion must be presented factually and in proper context.

 

Yours truly,

 

Darcy McLeod

President

Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver

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