TD: Toronto & Vancouver face 15% decline

It seems like one of these bank economist forecasts come out every week, but TD is calling for a 15% decline in house prices here and in Toronto over the next couple of years.

“There have been growing signs that the markets have been tilting towards excess supply of new multiples,” the bank said.

Indeed, condo prices in both cities have shown signs of slowing down much more than the price of single-family homes, the usual benchmark of a market’s overall health.

“In fact, looking at the trend in condo prices, you can see there has been essentially no increase in prices since the federal government first began tightening mortgage rules in mid-2008,” the economists said.

So if the average selling price on a Vancouver single family home is already down 12% year over year and the outlook for condos looks worse… maybe not the best time to buy a presale condo eh?

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I’ve been quiet for a while on various statistics. One reason is that basically everythinig is bad no matter how you look at it. Well – almost everything. Perhaps someone can shed some light. Just like last month, Van-East Attached is doing pretty good. Sales up, listings down, MOI decreasing. Everything else is showing decreases of sales and increases of MOI. Market wide we should hit just under 8 at end of June. Even the ever strong North Vancouver is having large sales slowdowns and rising inventory. Richmond may end the month with MOI of 14-16 – crazy. Read the Garth post tonight about the supposed Realtor with 17 listings and really nobody buying. Anyhow– not much to say because the message is constant – – it’s terrible, things are down a lot. We are almost on track to have… Read more »
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I’m not thrilled with today’s and yesterday’s number. I sleep better when they are below 45% S/L.

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Copied from PaulB’s number. Thank you PaulB. http://www.laurenandpaul.ca http://tinyurl.com/paulsfacebookpage Using good-format’s format. Date List Price+- Sold Xpired Inv+- Inv S/L(%) 12.05.31 258 160 64 196 -2 18881 25 12.06.01 288 130 147 447 -306 18575 51 12.06.04 340 219 87 145 108 18683 26 12.06.05* 309 173 86 82 141 18824 28 12.06.06* 281 163 82 102 97 18921 29 12.06.07 240 136 97 140 3 18924 40 12.06.08 269 134 96 76 97 19021 36 12.06.11 294 241 113 120 61 19082 38 12.06.12 283 188 162 82 39 19121 57 Total-Cur 2304 1384 870 1194 240 June-Avg 288 173 109 149 30 38 List Price+- Sold Xpired Inv+- Inv S/L(%) *It appears more sales were reported after PaulB published his numbers on this day.
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@Arthur Fonzarelli: 162 sales is not strong for this time of year. The healthy growth of listings is something to watch a bit more closely.

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Wow 162 sales posted today. Knowing the mentality of this city, realtors are probably convincing people to “Buy now before the market starts to drop!”

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“Many of the “austerity hawks” suffer from a major flaw (or blind-spot) in their economic thinking about austerity. ”

The most obvious one is that no countries except for maybe Estonia is actually practising austerity. A slowdown in spending growth – and continued accumulation of debt – is what passes for austerity these days.

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@Mick Murphy:
“TD lends 80 per cent loan-to-value up to $900,000, but after that only lends 50 per cent, to protect itself against inflated values on expensive homes.”

These are uninsured mortgages for which the bank is holding the bag.

As for insured mortgages, the message between the lines is that the banks expect to be making a lot of claims against CMHC and they don’t want them to be dishonoured due to sloppy appraisals.

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@oneangryslav2:

Many of the “austerity hawks” suffer from a major flaw (or blind-spot) in their economic thinking about austerity. As Paul Krugman has succinctly put it: “your spending is my income.” Multiply that by tens of millions and you have an economy.

And yet most Keynseyans, especially Krugman, suffer from their own blind spot, namely the assumption that all spending promotes economic growth equally. In other words they assume that a dollar spent on consumption is equivalent to a dollar spent on productive capacity.

As an entrepreneur, I’ve seen businesses that spent most of their capital on product development, and I’ve seen businesses that spent most of their capital on fancy offices and expensive lunches. Guess which ones succeeded and which ones failed?

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@patriotz: 80% think there’s a bubble in Van. I’m sure if you did that poll in the streets of Van only 20% would think there is. Most in this city have their head in the sand.

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“We always talk about how many listings there are in Richmond, but seeing it in pictures is much different”

http://vreaa.wordpress.com/2012/06/12/richmond-listings-iphone-images/

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@patriotz:

G&M poll question today: Do bears shit in the woods?

46% Yes.

11% No. We are running out of land.

34% Bears will soon shit in houses that they bought for a sizable discount.

9% I’m not sure. I have been in a coma for the last 10 years.

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@Anonymous: “what about boasting about “laminate flooring”, really? is that a good thing?”

Better than carpet, in my opinion, but still laminate isn’t exactly quality.

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New Listings 283
Price Changes 188
Sold Listings 162

TI:19121

http://www.laurenandpaul.ca

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“I’m always baffled when people take photos of their place with the blinds closed. Or at night. Makes me wonder what’s outside the window that they don’t want us to see.”

what about boasting about “laminate flooring”, really? is that a good thing? again WTF

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@Anonymous: “wtf talk about a greedy private seller. That’s like asking $500,000 if they’d used a realtor to sell that piece of crap. Can’t wait till those shitty apartments are worth $140,000 again http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/reo/3072403197.html

I’m always baffled when people take photos of their place with the blinds closed. Or at night. Makes me wonder what’s outside the window that they don’t want us to see.

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@Anonymous
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did you even understand his comment? To me it means ppl here are way more educated than those covered by g&m.

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@patriotz: “Now like all online polls it’s not scientific, but the people who read the G&M web site are a lot more representative of the educated public than the people on this blog.”
agree! finally someone is brave enough to admit of stupidity.

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@patriotz: armchair economist, how the heck do you know they are paying 2x rent? let me guess, your cracked crystal ball that you brought from van to ottawa with you?

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@Anonymous:
You’re quite right that a change in market price – either up or down – is only a paper gain or loss.

But the 2x rent that they’re paying every month isn’t.

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@oneangryslav2: how do you know that they have lost 80k? stupid bears are funny; when the owners have equities in their places, stupid bears say that it’s only paper gain. when nothing happens to the market, stupid bears can estimate the loss. you must be jealous of your in-law! and one angry slav.

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“Several Canadian banks have been quietly re-evaluating their appraisal strategies amid increased worries about the accuracy of property values
in a market deemed at risk of overheating.”

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/banks-go-on-appraisal-alert-in-a-volatile-housing-market/article4253999/

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@jesse:

Those are interesting points. Have made predictions in the past which have been wrong? If so, what makes these predictions better? Why are these reasons better than the reasons given in the past?

“Three reasons (in order of importance) why this year is different from recent past years:
– Population growth is down 40% from 2008;
– Completed units will start increasing in Q3 and Q4 of this year;
– People who prematurely took the plunge into home ownership (as occupiers or amateur landlords) in the past few years will increasingly feel the unexpected pains of property management and have fewer avenues to exit safely.”

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@Anonymous: wtf talk about a greedy private seller. That’s like asking $500,000 if they’d used a realtor to sell that piece of crap. Can’t wait till those shitty apartments are worth $140,000 again

Did you see the irony in the posting? The building is called “The Black Swan”…