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Bank of Canada holds the line; Royal LePage releases ‘research report’; “Canadian 30 year olds are screwed!”

Bank of Canada holds the line Those with variable rate mortgages can breathe a sigh of relief as the Bank of Canada held the line on interest rates today, as expected, keeping the overnight rate at a paltry 1%. Despite … Continue reading

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Is a Canadian first time home buyer’s strike in the works?

RBC releases first time home buyer survey As Australia wrestles with a housing bubble that dwarfs our own, home buyers in Australia have wisely clued in to the dangers of buying at such inflated prices and have been busy organizing a … Continue reading

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So much for the ‘conservative’ Canadian consumer: Another look at Canada’s credit bubble

The ‘conservative’ Canadian consumer has been often cited as one of the primary reasons for Canada’s miraculous escape from the depths of the Great Recession.  In fact, earlier this week, the deputy governor of the Bank of Canada attributed our … Continue reading

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Don Coxe on the Canadian real estate market and implications for investors

Coxe on the Real Estate Bubble If you’re not familiar with Don Coxe, he is a respected Canadian money manager with 35 years of experience as an institutional investor.  He is an outspoken commodity bull and noted inflationist. The latest … Continue reading

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More media nonsense: “Our housing market to side step U.S. style bubble”

More media nonsense Another “we’re different from the US therefore we have no housing issues” article has hit the media, this time on the Moneyville website, which is associated with the Toronto Star. Our housing market to side step U.S. … Continue reading

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The Great Mortgage Amortization Debate

The Amortization Debate You’ll recall that bank CEOs of all people are now putting pressure on Flaherty and Harper to curb debt levels by, among other things, raising down payment requirements and/or shortening maximum mortgage amortization lengths. With mortgages representing … Continue reading

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Video Primer: Does Canada have a housing bubble?

My brother has finished his second video using information contained in the primers on this site.  This one explores whether or not the Canadian housing market on aggregate is supported by measures of fundamental value.  While some of the data … Continue reading

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Housing and the future of Canada’s economy

Why are you here? This is far from a philosophical question.  This lowly blog is not yet three months old, yet readership continues to grow at a rate that has me pleasantly surprised.  This site now frequently receives 2500 daily … Continue reading

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Chinese investors in Vancouver: Is the HAM story more than just hogwash?

The Hot Asian Money (HAM) story just won’t go away.  I’ve already addressed this issue twice in prior posts.  But it’s like a bad fart….it just seems to linger. As I have said before, I don’t disagree that there are … Continue reading

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Teranet House Price Index shows widespread declines in September

The Teranet House Price index recorded broad month-over-month declines in September.  This index calculates price changes by tracking the observed or registered home prices over time.  Properties with at least two sales are required in the calculations. Such a “sales … Continue reading

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