Anyone got any data?

Many Franks says:

With the “Give Us The Data” rally upcoming, I think it would be useful to collect past unanswered calls for data. I’ve started a thread for this:

http://vancouverpeak.com/showthread.php?tid=5329

If the speakers at that rally can say that consistent, clear calls for data have gone unanswered for half a decade, rather than “hey, does anyone have data?” I think it’ll be much tougher for the old “we shouldn’t do anything until we know more” line to prevail.

177 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
tính bmi
tính bmi
5 years ago

Hey there, just simply turned into conscious of your web site by Google, determined that it’s really helpful. I will be cautious regarding belgium’s capital. My business is gracious for individuals who proceed this particular in future.. tính bmi Many other people will likely be took advantage of your current creating. All the best!

Confucius
Confucius
5 years ago

I have heard many people say the market has slowed down. Seasonally the market usually slows down in the summer. I’ve noticed in my neigbourhood that there were some very high priced bidding war sales during the spring. New listings are now asking these high prices or even higher, but they are sitting on the market much longer and with many more options.

Could the irrational exuberance of the spring followed by a seasonal summer top lead to a panic of listings in the fall combined with buyer exhaustion? This could play out like a classic bubble starting with the blow off top in the spring.

Royce McCutcheon
Royce McCutcheon
5 years ago

@172: Well yeah. I meant BESIDES that.

Cat in the hat
Cat in the hat
5 years ago

171,

The Act is to buy very tight pants from Lululemon on sales, or 2-for-1 high tea.

Royce McCutcheon
Royce McCutcheon
5 years ago

@168: I had this conversation recently. Expectation of further increases could definitely drive low inventory. Look at the spike this year after so many years of gains already. Why not, right? If I were an owner considering selling, this possibility would probably occur to me. I have no idea how this plays out in the near-term, but 2015 is clearly the year where the battle lines on this topic went public and were drawn brightly. Those on the 1) outside of the property market or 2) holding condos that aren’t appreciating quickly enough to participate (i.e. on the low rungs of a busted property ladder) are vocal, angry, and looking for solutions. Those on the other side reaping benefits from the status quo – and the politicians who support them – are nakedly saying that these other people don’t matter… Read more »

Oracle
Oracle
5 years ago

@vanFlippers.

Nice try.

Some of my extended relatives immigrated via Winnipeg through their PNP ‘blood’ program and another family via Quebec. Stats show Winnipeg and Montreal as destinations. Guess where they are now.

Nice try though.

Westside Realtor
Westside Realtor
5 years ago

Loon, that is my premise exactly.

Buzz is gone from our mkt, it has just fizzled out.

Wait for true rate hikes and watch the rats run for the exits.

Classic herd mentality at play, now during the mania phase, and soon as we move to Fear.

WSR

Loon
Loon
5 years ago

What does a low inventory really mean ?
Perhaps that more people are holding back from selling, suggesting they are waiting for higher gains in the future ?

This withholding of inventory could lead to a potential tidal wave of inventory at a later date, what happens if that combines with a higher interest rate – bingo, lower sale prices.

This is speculation of course, but an entirely possible scenario.

patriotz
5 years ago

More Americans Are Renting, and Paying More, as Homeownership Falls

Here is the house pictured in the article:

http://www.zillow.com/homes/339-Livingston-Street-,-westfield-nj_rb/

Note the railway on the map. This house is walking distance to the station. It’s a 55 minute ride to Manhatten. Zillow estimates the house would sell for $257K and rent for $1,653/mo.

The article gives the main reason why housing is so much cheaper in the US – there are so many people who can’t buy or don’t want to buy.

Loon
Loon
5 years ago

The rally made the news! VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – People were holding signs reading “No more bogus data” and “Ignorance is not bliss” at an affordable housing rally. The event called the “Give Us Data” rally was aimed to put pressure on all three levels of governments to research who is buying homes in Metro Vancouver. People want to know things like the percentage of homes bought by foreign investors, how many are purchased just get flipped as well as left empty. UBC Planning professor Penny Gurstein who was one of the speakers says it’ll help bring solutions to what many call a “crisis.” “[By getting the data] It makes it very obvious what the issue is, so you identify the issues, and you try and actually make policies and programs that address those issues. Dana also feels it’ll get… Read more »

VanFlippers
5 years ago

@Oracle – Tidal wave of immigrants? Then why is population growth in Metro Vancouver less than the national average?

http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/150211/cg-a001-eng.htm

As to your statement that “High prices are a result of the highest per capita immigration rate in the world.” Here are the actual per-capita immigration rates for Canadian CMAs:

Regina – 1.83%
Saskatoon – 1.79%
Winnipeg – 1.67%
Calgary – 1.44%
Toronto – 1.31%
Vancouver – 1.30%

patriotz
5 years ago

@142: “One hell of a lot of people would be prepared to take a hit in equity in order to restore some sanity and prevent this part social unhappiness. You have no evidence to suggest otherwise” The evidence is that not one politician is willing to advocate direct policies to bring down RE prices. Including this one: People who already own homes would be unfairly hurt by a policy that would lead to a drop in real-estate values. If the current homeowner has taken out a mortgage for say 90% of the worth of their home, and values then drop by 10%, the homeowner has lost 100% of her or his equity. @142: “However if you’d like to explain why boomer riddled, SFH dominated, Point Grey voted Christ Clark out” Because it’s an academic dominated riding (it includes UBC) which… Read more »

gah
gah
5 years ago

#153 – Gee WSR, I keep noticing these cussing similarities with someone else who for years posted lame cheerleading posts.
Romeo Jordan Says:
June 30th, 2011 at 9:46 am 42
cico – go f yourself!!

Oracle
Oracle
5 years ago

@sclomo

Then keep blowing hot air for all I care. Maybe the naive are meant to suffer.

Shlomo
Shlomo
5 years ago

#159

Oracle, you persist with your race-baiting. Immigration is one tiny aspect of the problem, but you relentlessly try to reduce it to simple entities like “black” and “white”. Sort of like religious nuts who try to reduce the complex nuances of life to simple entities like “heaven” and “hell”.

In any case, if you think there are too many “brown” immigrants, and you are “brown”, as you claim to be, then am I the only one missing the obvious next step for you?

Oracle
Oracle
5 years ago

Education is key.

Got to get word across that massively reducing immigration is not racist.

The haves will have made so much money that private schools and private healthcare will be welcomed. The have nots will continue to blow hot air on blogs like these.

Survival of the fittest. make sure you don’t get brainwashed growing up. Nothing has changed in a thousand years.

Oracle
Oracle
5 years ago

Rally won’t solve anything.

High prices are a result of the highest per capita immigration rate in the world. To complicate matters further, this tidal wave of immigrants wants to settle in either Toronto or Vamcouver.

The only thing that is going to bring this down is if There is a white backlash against these immigrants. Since I’m brown, I guess I’ll be on he other side.

If it continues, Vancouver (and BC) will be more Asian centred than British and with governments to match because of a simple majority.

profit from the chaos.

joe
joe
5 years ago

Keep saving.
Follow the right woman.
Keep saving.
Forget Christy.
Keep saving.
Watch Janet and the FED.
Keep saving.

Shlomo
Shlomo
5 years ago

Was at the rally. Paltry turnout, around 120 people at best.

Pete Fry was best orator, some good lines and in the right direction.

Eveline was there, she said it was her last planned event for the summer. It must be a lot of work to organize this and then be so demoralizing when a lot of people don’t show up. Kudos to her for persevering and I was grateful for the chance to participate.

Someone else needs to step up to the plate and carry on her good work IRL. In the meantime, we can continue circlejerking each other off in here.

Garth
Garth
5 years ago

Hehe. The people that email me never ever post in the comment section. Hope my followers don’t figure that out. Hehe. Sell sell sell and invest with me. I accept HAM even tho it not exist you bigots. Hehe. Oh, just got another 2 emails for the weekend. Hehe. Betcha they’ll never post in the comment section. Hehe.

Troll
Troll
5 years ago

Folks, 2007 just called, they want their blog back.

Give you credit for perseverance, Patriotz must be up to 100,000 posts by now. Hey, where’s Drachen?

Shut It Down Already
Shut It Down Already
5 years ago

WSR, your post wouldn’t have been so comical had you not immediately followed paulb’s 140% sell/list stats.

Well done.

Westside Realtor
Westside Realtor
5 years ago

The Top…like your name. We’ve Topped might also be a good one.

Yes, it is slowing and it’s starting to be noticeable. Admittedly it’s a modest shift thus far, but without a further interest rate drop to act as a catalyst I’m hard pressed to think of what will stop the market from continuing to slow.

SIDA, go F yourself you suckhole.

WSR

paulb
5 years ago

New Listings 221
Price Changes 85
Sold Listings 309
TI:13234

http://www.paulboenisch.com

TheTop
TheTop
5 years ago

2 realtors have publicly stated this week that detached market is slowing!

Could we finally be there?

What are Paul’s stats for? Condos, houses, all of Vancouver?