Those of you that are regular visitors know what this means. The ‘free for all’ post is a general news round-up and open topic discussion we do every weekend. Here are a few stories I’ve noticed this week:
-zero down mortgages ‘have been quite popular‘
–price drops on the outskirts and upper end
–cracks in housing market spur new rules?
-new rules won’t deflate market
–buy now, save later
–house sales slow across North Shore
-lower mainland house prices start to sag
–building still booms in Vancouver
–REBGV listings continue rapid growth
–leaky condo crisis far from over
-Bank of Canada urged to raise interest rates
-new Canadian bankruptcy laws
-six months, 343,000 lost homes
-Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, too big to fail?
–Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares plummet
So what are you seeing out there? Post your thoughts, news links and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!
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