Although it is sweet to be in your situation, rising real estate prices will probably eventually be the reason you leave Vancouver as well.
If you aren't living in Vancouver for employment reasons, you are wasting your money. If you telecommute or are retired, you would live somewhere cheaper.
No biggie, they only found issues in 55 of the 80 offices they visited…
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), which leads industry training on anti-money-laundering compliance, says it understands there is a problem but it blames the federal agency. It calls FinTRACs training webinar clearly insufficient, while it says the industry invested heavily in two staffers plus outside firms to bring members up to speed.
Translation: "We airhead realtors are too stupid to learn the laws of our profession. So its not our fault … We put a lot of time and money into training - as a matter-of-fact, I'm off right now to attend a Webinar on how to tie my shoelaces and wave "bye-bye""