Well that’s about it for 2017.
Let’s do one last open topic discussion thread for the year.
What are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend and a happy New Year!
Well that’s about it for 2017.
Let’s do one last open topic discussion thread for the year.
What are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend and a happy New Year!
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Homeowners can now see property assessments as of July 1 online
You can now see property assessments as of July 1, 2017 online at bcassessment.ca. Highlights of assessment changes in local communities will be made available on Tuesday.
2017 Review by VCG: 25% decline Vancouver Detached Dollar Volume.
Average sales price of a detached home fell 6.5%.
Detached sales plunged by 20% for the year.
“Detached sales haven’t been this low since 2008. This has ultimately led to downwards pressure on prices and you can see that reflected in the average and median sales price. I’ll be very curious to see how a tightening of mortgage credit impacts detached sales in 2018.”
“Vancouver Detached Summary. Despite new listings stuck at very low levels, inventory has still climbed substantially. This is largely due to Vancouver detached sales weakening for nearly two full years now. Detached sales haven’t been this low since 2008. This has ultimately led to downwards pressure on prices and you can see that reflected in the average and median sales price. I’ll be very curious to see how a tightening of mortgage credit impacts detached sales in 2018.”
“Vancouver Condo Summary. The big story here is new listings and overall inventory levels. Both are near record low levels. Nobody wants to sell as prices reach new record highs each month. With 40,000 units under construction in Greater Vancouver I suspect this should help ease inventory constraints in 2018. I think the largest price increases are behind us but time will tell.”
SFH is a dead issue..its really a non entity…
Suckers are being lured baited and groomed for “Condo Bull Trap” ****WARNING****** WARNING *****WARNING…*****
Told ya so. And, SFDs always set the market direction. Always. Both Up and then DOWN.
Talked to some SFD developers in East Van and they said a 25% of all transactions now “Off Market”. Implying that they are not on MLS and harder for CRA and other authorities to track. So the sales are happening…just not on MLS. Looks like the government will leave this loophole open until the sheep figure it out in a few years time.
That;s interesting..but highly doubtful.
My understanding is RE transactions have to be duly noted and recorded.
CRA is on high alert…
In addition, I think we are entering a bear market of such a zeitgeist people will start to rat each other out.
Yeah, I don’t know. The guy is building several homes with laneway homes and 2 suites each.
No garages or driveways. Lol. Don’t know how city would pass those.
….either that or have an imposter
I think the VPN does it automatically.
The antitheseis, if you think about it, is ever more quality areas to park your live-in vehicle overnight.
Hard to get top dollars now for high end properties:
Bought: May, 2013, $3,728,000.
Built a new house, then listed for $13,380,000 for two years, no takers.
The assessed value of the land doubled in 5 years.
My understanding was the “spek builders” rule of thumb was if the land cost is “X”…the cost to build a new house was “X”….therefore final price is 2X.
…….otherwise you end up with property out of fiscal touch with the neighbourhood aka non -desireable. This one seems like the builder was a rookie or___?????
Feeling of ‘stuckflation prevalent in B.C., says CEO of the B.C. Non-Profit Housing Association.
Everyone has gotten stuck in their current housing type. If you owned a condo and wanted to buy a townhome, the cost has increased between (the two), more than you have been able to afford, so you feel stuck in a condo. If you are a renter and you wanted to buy, well, that gap has risen faster.
The top end keeps getting richer, but not in cash, only in equity, which it can’t access unless it sells. The whole chain feels stuck.
I worked in politics for basically 20 years and never saw housing as a top-five issue. To see it be, by far, the top one (now) means the public is keenly aware there is an issue. It may have started for some people around rental or homelessness or the cost of purchasing a home, but I think as people got talking about it more, they realized that, this is something that plays out differently for my child or my parent or grandparent, or my sister. Everybody understands there is a problem, but it’s affecting everybody a little differently.
Ok, so you didn’t work in politics for 20 years. This is just another example of your poor copy/paste habit.
Municipalities were left to deal with allowing for rentals on their own, and they did so with laneway housing and suites, but there hasn’t been enough and now more of these are being used for home offices, listed (for short-term rentals on sites such as) on Airbnb or left empty. It’s all been a real strain.
And yet, you have over 50 per cent of people in Vancouver living in rental.
Eventually, that is going to cause a crush. It caused a crush for everyone, and left a lot of people homeless.
We need to talk more about the role of municipal governments in the monitizarion of commonwealth assets into bonds, at the behest of Hedge Fund synthetic QE. These bonds pay enormous salaries, thus used as ShutUp money controling sacred Beauracracy. With QE synthetics you hear “We need to protect hard earned equity”, which is laughable, as you point out… The statement about protecting equity is Proof of out right theft from the Commons, the social wealth, robbed from Canafians by Satan himself.
One thing I know for sure: the solution to our problems is not ever rising house prices.
I dont have a problem with high house prices. I’ll never go into a persons house if i can help it. Living in my vehicle is way more efficient, releases more money for the real economy.
Real Estate Confusion – Bull Traps – Where are we Now?
Good discussion of BULL TRAP (in any investment)….
QUESTION: Are we in the midst of one ?
The bull trap was in the FV after the Prov Election. The data is out there. Confirmed by the Gretzky Saretzky, who passed the China puck to pak/India, who funnelled it along up the ice to SuBpRiMe HeloC, deaked the Fujians goaltenders legs… GOooooooaaaaaaalllll
http://www.richmond-news.com/news/top-5-richmond-stories-of-2017-1.23132034 Top-5 Richmond stories of 2017 Here are some of the top issues and matters that helped transform Richmond this year 2. Money laundering – A Postmedia investigation uncovered serious allegations of drug-fuelled money laundering emanating from China and ending in Richmond’s real estate market. B.C.’s Attorney General David Eby called for a review of gaming policies, with River Rock Casino and Resort at the centre of controversy. Reports indicate public safety is at risk. 3. Chinese enclave – Richmond became the first city in Canada to have a visible minority become a majority, when ethnic Chinese folks tallied 54 per cent of the population, per the 2016 census — which also revealed the city’s population nearing 200,000, at the same time families are shown to be exiting while residents are ageing overall 4. Passport babies – Richmond is the… Read more »
Mandarin language strata councils.
Actually…talked to a senior recently who lives in a Richmond strata.
Same problem…Chinese taken over strata council and conducting meetings in Mandarin.
As is becoming so predictable..they are cutting back on such things as basic landscaping and reducing strata fees…all in the hive mentality this will make the units more marketable.
The Human Rights council will hear a complaint made by another Richmond strata owner(since moved )on the same issue..
It’s should be clear to any potential strata buyer that this is..or will be… THE NORM……”.no round eyes”
Round eyes get out of fixed housing and into your luxury micro living van. 7 or 8 years, you’ll love it. The message that Slant eyes have taken over Strata councils, operating from a position of a thousand tiny cuts, and last hour deadlines…. well, this is written into Our Age, plus alot of other funky shit Dyonisis plans to Do to homes, houses and families.
BC assessments are now out. Most prices have significantly increased since last year. The train keeps running……
Check it out. Surprising since I thought prices were easing a bit as of last July.
BC Assessments are based on July 1st valuations. So, whatever has happened since July would not be taken into account.
I love the quotation in this article and how these assessments are being spun… “Assessments are based on values as of July 1, so price INCREASES in the LATTER HALF of the year won’t have a bearing on upcoming assessment notices” [emphasis added].
How I read that is they are basically arguing that prices have gone up even more since July 1st…..not what I’m seeing on “the street,” but I have a feeling there will be a lot of listings in the spring that are even higher now because owners will have seen their properties rise so much on paper. Of course if the market doesn’t come back they will sit…and sit…until someone gets their price.
Yeah…why do they((BC Assessment) pick JULY ????
Likely has the highest prices during this month YOY.
2016 tax assessed $2,755,00
2017 tax assessed $2,591,000
Just sold $2,245,000
Also Steve Saretzky:
Total Dollar Volume for the Vancouver Detached housing market falls from $8.6B in 2016 to $6.4B in 2017.
A 25% decline year over year.
how much of the decline related to the disappearing of single lots due to land assembly?
Late spring and early summer was a SFD dead cat bounce. It’s all over and done with now.
Unless prices adjust down by 1/3 or more, any decline will be felt minimally by buyers. Valuations are too much out of whack.
Prices higher. As much as 25% of sales off market now.
Canadian citizenship applications surge after government relaxes language, residency rules http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-citizenship-increase-changes-1.4456879 QUOTE; There was a spike in applications for Canadian citizenship after the government relaxed the rules around residency requirements and language proficiency this fall. Figures from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship provided to CBC News show there was an average of 3,653 applications a week in the six months before changes were brought in Oct. 11. The number shot up to 17,500 applications the week after the new requirements kicked in. There were 12,530 applications submitted the week after that, but data for subsequent weeks is not yet available. ——————————————————————————————- QUOTE: ‘Integration journey’ “We want people to become citizens because we believe that’s part of the integration journey,” he said. “That helps them feel part of Canada and ultimately should improve all the economic, social and political outcomes of the… Read more »
To me the best example of integration, was when 39 people in Sante Fe back in 1997, caught a fast ride to the outer solar system on the Hale-Bopp comet.
The above example of integration is more like Interface, when a forest fire comes up your drive way and burns your house down.
GT latest post with predictions for 2018…..
—NDP will bring in a speculation tax and double the one on foreign buyers.
—Detached Real Estate collapse will accelerate
IMHO….I see the NDP sitting on the sidelines..at least via trying to dampen the RE market. They do not want to be perceived as equity destroyers. Instead, they will try some token moves….ie some sort of social housing, …credits…rebates…
A speculation tax ? Can’t see it. The system is so infiltrated that many “innocent” parties will be impacted….ie that 70 year old couple that bought 50 years ago for say $30,000 and whose home is now worth $2 Million. How do you separate them in a practical fashion ? I’ve previously outlined how EI’s have made an industry of buying/building/flipping primary residences in short time frames.
Seems CONDOS are continually ignored..ignorance is bliss?
What do you mean about the older couple? Is there some rule that we all have to retire as housing millionaires? They have a home, to start with. Something not many older people in Vancouver can say in 2017.
You are being ridiculous: we should be honest and fair. Tax housing wealth to restore some sanity, that is the on;y way out. The rest is more transfers to the already wealthy.
We have tried to go slowly and see where we have ended up.
is there also rule that the hard workings and good savers have to look after the freeloaders? people are being taxed to death, and you are calling for more taxes! if you want honest and fair, work harder.
I work very hard. I save very hard. I cannot afford a home in Vancouver.
Many of the people who got these massive tax free capital gains were simply lucky (or worse gambling that the Chinese would keep coming and that our government would remain idle).
Shame on you for even suggesting that those who are not homeowners in Vancouver are lazy or worse. Many hard-working people are effectively priced out of this place because our former government decided that homeowners should win and others should lose.
Nobody is debating the fact that the RE metrics are screwed up and have been for decades,
Do you not think Boomers and older generations do not have younger family members, friends etc. affected to the same degree(or worse ) than you are ?
WE are A-L-L victims of failed and incompetent political leadership
“Nobody is debating the fact that the RE metrics are screwed up and have been for decades,”
Oh, please. There have been many instances over these “decades” when Vancouver RE has been more than fairly priced using whatever metrics you choose.
The general public seems to be historically gun- shy to pull the trigger on RE when subjected to boom – bust cycles.
Check the prime rates in link below…from 1935 onward.
Duly note the biggest spike in 35 years was in the 1969/1970 period …when inflation began to take off.
The rate did not go below 5% till 2002….then again in 2008 and plateau’d at around 3% since then.
People , as a rule, don’t jump in during bear markets,( ie when opportunities present themselves)…… when SHTF they tend to assume the worst and hibernate.
QUESTION: when, not if, the RE market t-a-n-k-s, does anyone think human nature will change? aka lots of “buying” opportunities but will many dare take the plunge ?
Of course. Everybody rushing in will quickly transform into everybody wanting to stay away (including many of those who have been waiting for 10+ years). But that’s the best time to buy.
Is there ever a bad time to buy in your opinion?
You sound like a broken record: now is always a great time to get into the market.
“Shame on you for even suggesting that those who are not homeowners in Vancouver are lazy or worse”. Where did I suggest this? The problem with you, you are reading too much of what is not there. And if I call out the freeloaders, they know who they are. I am sorry to disappoint you, but no one is entitled a home in Vancouver. Shame on you to call for more taxes to the elderly who just happened to own a home for many decades; last time I check, it’s not a crime to have a million dollar on paper for these elderly. Shame on your to call for more taxes on the homeowners, who already pay taxes on taxes to feed the addict habit and free needles. And it’s a shame for any capable individuals relying on the government… Read more »
Much is said of taxing wealth in the public debate. But homes are a sacred cow. We need to start changing that, bit by bit. Idle investments in RE are the most deleterious to society. Land taxes are some of the most efficient and less distortive taxes available to governments, it is a well-known fact.
You are simply venting….and flailing..and drowning in your own rhetoric.
The principal residence exemption was likely based on trying to attract Canadians into Home Ownership like CMHC. intent…but not to allow foreigners in to exploit. Go to the Emergency Room in your nearest hospital….or observe schools when classes dismissed….wheres Whitey?
You and others lose BIG TIME when you get sucked into Tax the Rich bullshite and paper millionaires…..such views simply let Gov’ts off the hook for effectively keeping classic Canadian Citizens as tax cows as foreigner hordes flood in and skew/screw up everything.
By allowing all these foreigners in, we are “taxing” everything…..schools, hospitals..welfare etc..
Suggest review the Clowen Piven strategy…
The tax exemption of capital gains for the first residence was meant as an incentive to entice people into home ownership. This was done in a time period when homes were considered as a safety net and something to live in. The exemption was never meant to give unlimited tax-free capital returns to investors, local or foreign.
You are also missing another key point: we are already taxing some of the rich a lot. However, not those who hold their wealth in housing. What I propose is to spread taxes more evenly: tax equity returns less, tax house appreciation more (or at least something at all!)
My old neighborhood is a good case study. Over 100 SFH lots..original selling price $ 2,000…..early 1960’s. All in, the whole house would cost around$15-$20,000. Homes were of 3 basic styles. ..Rancher(bungalow), …2 story or … split level or . ..majority built under CMHC. Neighborhood solid middle class…..mainly young families……mostly white. We knew property investors…who would buy, hold and rent…long term… ….NOT flip. They would build up an RE portfolio for 20+ years……even multi-generational. NOTE: Many people chose not to buy, though they likely could afford to..ownership was not their thing. In those days, the landlord/investor metrics would be a downpayment and rent covered the mortgage. Inflation existed, but nowhere near the degree we have had over last 30 HAM years Now, in my old neighbourhood, properties with 50+ year old homes sell around $2 Million …..almost all HAM driven.… Read more »
Obviously they got the policy wrong. Now we have a total wall, rather than a barrier, to inward mobility. And even people who own are stuck in their accommodation, as they cannot upgrade.
Brilliant public policy?
Re Capital Gains..
Canada once had a ” $100,000 ” LIFETIME EXEMPTION for investments etc….aka one was able to claim this besides PR housing…the Chretien Liberals cancelled it in the early 1990’s.
There is no need to tax housing gains… This is not something we want the government putting their sticky little fingers into… There are much better ways to chill the housing market.
A speculation tax…. A tax on secondary home ownership. A ban on corporate ownership from purchasing single-family properties unless the home is to be demolished and a new property built. Only allow foreigners to buy lease-hold properties… Increase minimum down payment size. Decrease Max amortization periods…
Can someone explain to me why capital gains above 1.5 million dollars are acceptable, in the spirit of the original law? That law was meant to help families put together a nest egg, not meant to help people become multimillionaires on the back of strong RE markets?
Put simply: why do I have to pay 30% on capital gains for my equity investments? And why people with even more wealth held in housing should go tax-free?
Encouraging home ownership to create a more stable society? There is a million reasons on Google. You like government policy; so there it is. Why did you not invest into your housing first before putting the your money into equity market? You made a wrong calculation, and now you whine for more taxes to the homeowners, just because it’s not fair to you. In case you did not notice, Moonbeam and the Vision goons treat the homeowners like a money tree to feed his pathetic greenest bike lanes on earth.
Is that the best response you can come up with? Heavens help us if these are the new rich in our society…..
Only You need help from heaven. The rest are doing just fine.
The government is currently encouraging speculation and get-rich-quick schemes, while penalizing hard working Canadians who cannot realistically purchase abides appropriate for their families.
Great public policy. Really fantastic.
and you can leverage a house purchase at 100% try doing that with a stock portfolio.
Robson Street store closing after 93 per cent property tax increase
Scroll to the audio interview starting @ 6:40 mark. HIGHLIGHTS are property owned for 40 years……owner proposed rental housing..denied by Mayor Moonbeam and Vision cult members..forced to sell via OCP change.
What’s the difference between a house appreciating versus a stock ?
You buy/ invest……. then see what happens.
With principal residence, you own a building..a real thing,which you choose to live in. Stocks are not homes….they are investment- speculation vehicles..you buy because you expect their to be future gains.
With a stock….(and IMHO that market is crookeder than RE)…if it goes from say $1/share to $100 share…that actually requires work ?
History is littered with stock shares that end up as @ss-wipe…whereas in an RE collapse the dwelling unit still exists…. a “REAL” as in REAL ESTATE.
You clearly do not understand stock markets or investing. Companies exist to make money and houses exist as shelter. Housing has become a speculative investment but it is a non-performing asset that costs money to own. Shares in a good company should generate earnings and dividends for cash flow or reinvestment and will not be “@sswipe” as you so eloquently state. There are lots of great companies out there to invest in. You think the stock market is crookeder than real estate? With R/E there is no transparency and a lying agent to deal with. At least with stocks there is transparency and everyone can see the trades and the prices and who is bidding at what price. The company’s audited earnings are out there for all to see. There are all kinds of metrics to accurately value a company.… Read more »
The point was question the fairness issue..Principal Residence(PR) exempted…all else subject to capital gains tax.
A small % of the population is vested in the stock market.
Alleged stats claim majority of Canadians own a ” home “, which, right of wrong, will often be their retirement nest egg. By virtue of inflation almost guaranteed appreciation.
That’s likely one reason the Feds won’t touch this “RE nest egg ” to any major degree…perhaps the OSFI stress tests etc are being brought forward to minimize the negative effect on RE as a retirement nest egg.
Otherwise, if into stocks..go for it..tend to be more winners than losers…otherwise regale us with your wins and perhaps share some tips.
If you’re paying capital gains that must mean you’ve maxed your TFSA. Yet you say you cannot afford a home. Perhaps instead of “home” you meant to say “Westside SFH”?
Answer the simple question: why tax investments in productive firms and equity heavily, while giving idle RE a free ride?
And yes, 5500 tax free per year does not make you rich. Having a TFSA is not the way to buy RE in Vancouver, does not even pay you RE agent fees any longer.
Um, agent fees are paid by the seller. Of course the costs are passed onto the buyer but that means they’re lumped in with the mortgage rather than paid upfront. Your costs as a buyer (aside from the downpayment) will be legal expenses of only $1000-2000 and that’s on the pessimistic side.
If you’ve maxed out your TFSA and have done so over the last few years rather than recently (ie it had also experienced growth) then you should have more than enough for a downpayment in it.
Capital gains are not taxed “heavily” either. But they probably will be next spring due to the idiot have-nots and their twisted definition of “fairness”.
What is your definition of a downpayment in Vancouver? 60K?
Come on, you must be kidding. You almost sound like a realtor trying to convince people they can make it.
Prices are so out of whack that a 60k downpayment is not even enough for a two bed condo in Port Moody.
who said you are entitled a place in Vancouver by the way? Many others have made it worked, but not you. Ask yourself!
Reading your posts is bevoming increasingly difficult.
Learn English. Then we can try and chat.
So now it’s the English problem. I am not trying to chat with you by the way. I just don’t like the sense of entitlement you possess, and your tax the rich attitude.
I’m not a realtor. A realtor would have remembered Property Transfer Tax.
I’d also wager that 60K is significant compared to what many first timers put down.
Wager what you want. 60k is peanuts, even in the burbs.
I have $60k lost in my sofa cushions …
Had you not sit there whining for the past years, you could have had your own condo. Unfortunately, you just wanted a house on the West side.
60K is 5% down on $1.2m. Easily enough for a 2 bed condo pretty much anywhere you choose. You’d also get a house in many places – just ask Oracle. But I guess you’re entitled to a Shaughnessy mansion as your first home.
Many diehard NDPrs are going to be severely disappointed in a little over a month.
They are not even trying to talk down the market.
The Greens are crooks in this too. Wait until the referendum fails.
They are still studying how to create a panel of professionals to investigate of how to come up with the term of references. It might be a while.
I agree with Ulsterman… This has been an incredibly frustrating 15 years. Watching the government drop interest rates, extend amortization periods, reduce down payments, introduce first time home buyer programs… It’s enough to make me want to see a politician get burned at a stake… They should never have allowed the housing market to get this out of control! This whole thing has made hard-earned down payment money worthless… Even if you saved a half a million dollars you can’t get a decent house in the lowermainland without a massive mortgage!! Outrageous! It’s a disgusting mess and the NDP better announce something major in February. If they chicken out under the ‘gotta be responsible/don’t want to hurt the economy’ bull crap they’re going to get booted by the first person who promises to shake s*** up… News flash to the… Read more »
One thing that I really do not wish for 2018 is to hear our elected government come up with more lame excuses like: “We need to be responsible and do not want to put in place measures that might damage the hard-earned equity of homeowners”. It is unavoidable that lower house prices would have a feedback effect, but it is short-term pain for long-term gain. The city will be better off down the line.
You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs.
You mean you hope the NDP don’t follow through with their most recent promise of protecting home owners equity (keeping prices high).
Of the 40% popular vote the NDP got, only 10% would have to raise a ruckus to get their attention. Those 10% can decimate the party for decades unless they take drastic action.
Unfortunately, the apologists keep believing their delaying tactics.
Re Boomers: The early wedge of the Boomers(born 1940’s-early 1950’s) are members of the lucky sperm club…but not all Boomers. When Gold was decoupled from USD(and then Petrodollar) in early 1970’s, inflation took off. Early boomers who bought RE in the 1960’s did very well. Many simply kept leveraging their equity and building up their RE portfolio.However, a lot of Boomers , who say graduated in the mid- late 1970’s, got caught up in the pre -Chinese Boom Bust,.when interests rates were 20%+. So…late Boomers, in early- mid 1980’s, (within 5 years)went from high interest rates to Hong Kong Invasion.The later Boomers had first hand experience on how an economy could turn on a dime. Then we get Douglas Coupland types continually defining generations and setting off pissing matches.Yeah..Gen X..Millenials etc. , may have some reason to bitch, but really… Read more »
I agree, but without organization, nothing happens. No NDP insiders have been selling RE. They have been buying. That is telling.
Hopefully 2018 will be the year of locust extermination. It is sickening what these creeps have done to Vancouver.
My cousin buy 4 Canada Goose. sorrwy wrong blog.
Flipper Special: listed for $3,800,000
Sale Date: March 31, 2017
Sale Price $3,330,000
December 1, 2010
March 27, 2010
May 1, 2001
May 27, 1994
Intriguing is the May 27, 1994 sale of $820,000 VS May 1, 2001 sale price of $850,000….an appreciation of only $30,000 in 7 years.
Likely due to the Hong Kong money drying up (1997)and before Mainland China geared up .
I can recall SFH on the west side of Vancouver, 49th and Granville area , going for about $250K in mid 1980’s.
So……where were the buyers?
The following numbers are from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) as of the end of the 2nd quarter, 2017:
Total credit to the non-financial sector (core debt), % of GDP
Canada – 296.0
Greece – 294.1
Honk Kong is off their charts. Debt/GDP almost at 400% in 16Q2.
How much of that credit is spent in Vancouver?
Because Hong Kong’s GDP is relatively small owing to its small population. In absolute dollar terms (the table below) you’ll see that Canada is 4x higher, and Hong Kong comes in below Belgium, Switzerland, and Sweden.
(1) I am comparing the ratios.
(2) Even in absolute values like HK’s, it would have an effect.
(3) What is your point? One has to wonder what you are trying to imply.
I don’t think anyone would be surprised to find that mainland Chinese borrow out of HK when moving funds to the West.
I know you’re comparing ratios. The ratio isn’t the relevant number if it’s foreign influence on our real estate that you’re interested in.
The HK credit bubble is a microchasm of the greater China credit bubble. By many measures it’s the largest credit bubble the world has ever seen, and I personally believe it will pop in our lifetimes. I also think that a good portion of the foreign buyers in Vancouver are buying with borrowed money from Chinese banks and shadow lenders. This was not an isolated case: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/06/28/chinese-bank-seize-vancouver-homes_n_10722392.html
Youve explained in a nutshell, the New Age on the West Coast
Predominant Aquarius country on the planet, using Secret financing to alleviate their housing insecurity. It’s further leveragec by a Shitload of skull and bones types.
Happy New Year to ALL VCI posters
Thanks for the insight,… links….. debates…and other numerous contributions.
*****2018 is shaping up to be an intriguing year
2017 was the intrigue, 2018 is the knife fight.
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