Tag Archives: price

Should everyone rent? When does it make sense to buy? A closer look at the price/rent ratio…

These are great questions.  I receive a couple emails each week from people looking for advice on this topic.  Some are potential first time buyers, but many are existing home owners.  My advice to those people may surprise my readers … Continue reading

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CREA releases final national resale numbers for January

CREA released their January Canadian resale numbers today. Not a whole lot in here for either the bear camp or the bull camp to get excited about. The strength in sales and listings were largely expected.  In total, sales have … Continue reading

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Food inflation in China skyrockets; Retailer margin squeeze coming; More thoughts on stock picking

Food inflation in China skyrockets Chinese inflation numbers are set to be released tomorrow, with the market expecting a sub-5% reading….lower than anticipated earlier in the year. Despite this, inflation in China is rumored to be running at a double-digit … Continue reading

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Housing: A bug in search of a windshield

Emotions… For some reason, most discussions about the future prospects of housing in Canada are emotionally charged.  We seem to have staked our collective national pride on the fact that we were able to stop a hemorrhaging real estate market … Continue reading

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