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Focusing on real estate in Canada

Looking at real estate in Canada My blog looks at a number of aspects of real estate in Canada. From prices to mortgages to interest rates and general economic conditions. As you can imagine, the amount of information available is considerable. I’ll try to provide information that is relevant and timely as relates to informed decision making on real estate related matters. In addition, I’ll be reviewing some books that I find interesting which are relevant to the topic […]

Drop in housing prices would still leave Canadians with equity

Here is an article from the Financial Post quoting a recent study prepared by DBRS, the Canadian bond rating agency: Massive drop in housing prices would still leave Canadian households with more equity than debt. I find this one of the hardest articles to read that I have come across in a very long time. Here is a presentation by DBRS on the Canadian housing market. It summarizes their view on where things are. The numbers […]

The Motley Fool and Toronto real estate

I have been bearish on Toronto real estate for a while. The moon and the stars are lining up against the market. Affordability, new mortgage rules and the insane amount of debt that Torontonians carry. Here is an article that makes me wonder from the Motley Fool: Will 2017 Finally Be the Year Toronto’s Real Estate Bubble Bursts? Now I am not so sure. The Motley Fool is a tip sheet, in my opinion, selling products […]

When you involve China, things get complicated

Here is an interesting read on a lawyer who is under investigation with respect to BC real estate transactions and Chinese investors. It’s a bit complicated, but it’s worth a read. B.C. Law Society takes over part of Richmond real estate lawyer’s practice. There is a lot going on here, but here is one of the points that I find most fascinating: In a B.C. Supreme Court civil suit, Guo has accused two former employees of […]

Tweaking the market

The Province of British Columbia has implemented a program to assist first time home buyers in the BC real estate market: Real estate pros see risks and opportunities in B.C.’s no-interest loan scheme. The form of assistance that the government has decided to adopt is a slow amortization interest-free loan. You can see from the article that I have linked that there are mixed reviews of the program out in Shangri-la. I don’t get it. Really, […]

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