It’s Friday again and that means it’s time for our regular end of the week news roundup and open topic discussion thread! Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:
–Property investor, definitely keep your day job
–Mortgage pullback hints of housing crisis
–Ottawa leans on banks to tighten lending
–Canadas housing market: look out below
–Flaherty ‘concerned’ over mortgage lending
–Canada Gov exposure to mortgage lending raising alarm
–Is this what Januarys housing report looks like?
–Underused labour and pending housing bubble a problem for Canada
–US 30 year locked in mortgages hit new record low
–China limits foreigners housing mortgages
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!
On a side note we’re still beta testing VancouverPeak.com as a forum replacement. It will likely replace the old VCI forum soon, so you if you’re a forum user here you may want to take a look at how it works over there. That site is registration by invite only, but if you registered for an account here before the end of January you’re probably already registered there.
VancouverPeak.com has a lot of functionality that is lacking in the current forums including uploading of txt, xls and other file formats. In addition to the forums, you can create discussion groups and new forums there and edit documents in each group.. this is similar to a wiki functionality, but with a more user friendly editing interface.
Try it out, feedback is welcome.