So are we ‘world class’ yet?
Despite not making it onto lists of the worlds most economically powerful cities, Vancouver is finally being compared to London, Stockholm & New York and we come out on top!
Swiss bank UBS has named Vancouver the city with the worlds riskiest housing bubble:
UBS said Vancouver prices were unaffected by the financial crisis in 2008 and continue to rise despite weakening commodity prices.
“Over the last two years, the housing market has gone into overdrive due to strong demand for local properties among foreign investors and a loose monetary policy,” the report said.
“Currently, house prices in Vancouver seem clearly out of step with economic fundamentals, and are in bubble risk territory.”
Hot on the heels of Vancouver are London and the Swedish capital, Stockholm. The report stated that, with the exception of Milan, low interest rates in the euro zone have pushed all the European cities reviewed into bubble territory.
Read the full article over at CNBC.