Digi pointed out this commentary on risks in the Vancouver ‘real’ estate market from this weekends Globe and Mail. Its an entertaining read as well as some food for thought:
Nature is logical, but people are not. They seem to think that the laws of physics won’t apply if they spend enough money. Sometimes this works for a while, but you can hold back the tide or suspend the forces of gravity for only so long, before they boomerang and thwack you in the puss.
When imaginary value meets real water and real mud, all that pretend money washes away. You can build on the supposition that nothing bad will happen, even put your house on a sandbar in the middle of a river, thinking the river won’t ever rise, but that’s what rivers do, always have done. Why should they spare you and your big-screen TV?