Tag Archives: vancouver

Tour through the board stats: March 2011

It’s that time of the month again.  Time to turn our eyes to the month end sales data from the big real estate boards.  Frankly these numbers may well be meaningless until a clear trend can be established next month.  … Continue reading

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Tour through the board stats: February 2011

It’s that time of the month again.  Let’s once again turn our eyes to the stats released by the big real estate boards and look for developing trends. You may recall that finance minister Jim Flaherty announced new mortgage rule … Continue reading

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Public sector and their unions put on notice; Humourous commentary about ‘bubblebloggers’

Public sector and their unions put on notice I can’t help but think that the coming age of Canadian austerity will likely begin in Ontario.  After right-wing, union-busting Rob Ford captured the former liberal stronghold of Toronto with a ‘Stop … Continue reading

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Crunching the numbers: Fundamentals will eventually matter

Thanks to everyone for the fantastic responses to the last post on Vancouver data.  Almost 60 comments on a single post in 24 hours…..a record for this lowly blog. “Fundamentals eventually mattered…” I’ve been meaning to repost a portion of … Continue reading

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A call for data: Just how much of a role does Hot Asian Money play in the Vancouver real estate market?

Vancouver debate continues… I’m currently having an interesting discussion with a couple frequent commenters on this blog in the comment section of a previous post.  It’s a discussion that has been pitting the Vancouver housing bulls against the Vancouver housing … Continue reading

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BC real estate marketers getting desperate; Obama vows deficit cuts

BC real estate marketers getting desperate The city of Vancouver is still showing relative strength in sales with most recent data suggesting sales to new listings maintaining a steady 50% reading.  We won’t know how sales levels will be affected … Continue reading

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Shiller weighs in once again on Canadian real estate

Robert Shiller, the Yale economist, famed bubble expert, and co-creator of the Case-Shiller house price index in the US has once again added his thoughts to the Canadians housing miracle: Canada is ‘a purely random success story’: Shiller On the … Continue reading

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Quick tour through the board stats: January 2011

It’s that time of the month again.  Let’s dive into the monthly board stats and see how things are shaping up.  The board press releases can be found by clicking on the city name. Victoria Residential sales totaled 339, a … Continue reading

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Misleading averages: Where the economic pain of a housing bust would be felt

I’ve gotten my hands on the Capital Economics report and will be making another post about it later today.  Also, it’s that the time of the month when we disect the most recent board stats.  I’m hoping to get that … Continue reading

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Reader question: Renting in Vancouver

Ali posted this question in the comment section of a recent post.  She has given permission for me to repost it.  There are some very intelligent readers who may want to add their wisdom. “I live in Vancouver and I’ve … Continue reading

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