Category Archives: Open Topic

Friday Free-for-all! April 21, 2017

It’s the end of another glorious work-week in the ‘couve and that means it’s time for another fabulous Friday free-for-all!

This is our standard run-on-the-mill end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend, here are a few links to kick off the chat:

Richmond Air BnB RIP
Vancouver sees first price increase in 8 months
Should first-timers rethink buying in a hot market?
Canada shadow banking half the size of banks
Ontario starts tracking residency for RE purchases
Define ‘foreign buyer denier’
Site C losses up to $1 billion?
Who would benefit from a crash?
44% like idea of 30% tax on foreign buyers

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments section below and have a superb weekend!

Friday Free-for-all! April 14 2017

It’s the end of another week and that means it’s time for another Friday Free-for-all! 

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend. Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

taming the CMHC

Home Capital Group at 52 week low

The case for taxing foreign buyers

gas station sold for 75 million

Bank of Canada bubble

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend! 

Friday Free-for-all! April 7th 2017

It’s the end of another work week and that means it’s time for another Friday Free-for-all! This is our regularly scheduled end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.  Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

Hot housing market could drag down Canada
A 2% tax for owners who don’t file income tax
REBGV stats for March
Wide open for money laundering
Sales down 31% over previous March
BMO: the solution isn’t more tulips
RCMP reviews swap of $130m land for $15m

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments section below and have an excellent weekend!

Saturday Free-for-all! 

Normally this post would happen on a Friday, but somebody went amiss.

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend. 

So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend!

Friday Free-for-all! March 24th 2017

Slacker edition!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend. It’s Friday Free-for-all time! 

Normally we post links here, but we’re doing the bare minimum at the moment- may add those later. Meanwhile, what are you seeing out there? 

Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes in the comments below and have an excellent weekend!