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Friday Free-for-all – February 5th 2016

It’s that time of the week again…

Friday Free-for-all time!

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:

Economic ghost town
Last chance to buy
First chance to Rolex
The inevitable drop?
The infinite job machine

So what are you seeing out there? Been to any open houses lately? Thinking about buying or moving away? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

Friday Free-For-All!

It’s that time of the week again…

Friday Free-for-all time!

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:

The bank will pay your mortgage
The illusion of equity
More cutting by Poloz?
Bubbles and crying wolf
The kids are all right
HSBC stops some china US mortgages
Prices up beyond wages

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

Friday Free-for-all! Spring Cleaning

It’s the end of another work week and you know what that means…

It’s time for some tidying up! Site looks a little different?

And of course it’s also Friday Free-for-all time!

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:

effects of the low dollar
good for boats
bulls right, bears wrong
legalize squatting
free markets

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

Friday Free-for-all!

It’s that time of the week again, 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:

Destroying Vancouver?
How to gloat gracefully
Define ‘bubble’
Zero down again please
CAD down the drain
Housing and oil, that enough?

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

Friday Free-for-all! Lucky January 8th 2016

You’re about a week into a brand new year, how does it feel?

It feels pretty good.

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

It’s that time of the year again
The ideal housing economy
China stocks down, prices up?
Taxes might limit house profits
Expect mortgage rate hikes
Lack of market regulation
Money flows like water
Benefits of a weak dollar

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

Happy New Year! Friday Free-for-all 2016!

Huh, will you look at that… Looks like another year has come and gone.

Here in Vancouver we wrapped up the the year with super-low inventory of 6993 and likely some happy realtors. For comparison 2014 ended with a total inventory of 11,242.

For those of you looking for larger friendly family condos at affordable prices there’s some good news, this one starts at right around $1000 per square foot.

Prices like those might not be helping Canadians with their first priority, which is apparently paying down debt.

So who’s buying and who’s leaving?

One thing you can count on in the new year, Ted will never move. That guy loves this city.

Happy New Year to all of you!

Happy Boxing Week

It used to be there was a time when shops had sales on the day after Christmas to get people out shopping again and to get rid of their unsold Christmas sweaters.

In recognition of the fist fights that would break out over parking spaces this was called ‘boxing day’.

Then someone noticed that suckers would buy anything that had a big enough sale sign on it so they stretched it out for the full week.

It’s now that time of year, may all your shopping dreams come true, go fill those condos!

Merry Christmas!

You made it to the end of another year!

Here’s hoping it finds you happy and healthy with appreciation for all the good in your life.

This will be our regular end of the week Friday free-for-all, but we won’t post links for this one… Too busy standing in line for pre-sales on next year’s candy canes.

Happy holidays to all and a very merry Christmas!

Friday Free-for-all!

Hi, how are you?

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:

Small tweak to downpayment
Illicit financial flows
Richmond HPI up 24% in 1 year
Free Rent! (in Calgary)
Tourism set to break records
New rules won’t cool Vancouver

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

(comment voting will be back in the new year)

Friday Free-for-all!

It’s that time of the week again…

It’s Friday Free-for-all time!

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:

no quick end to the boom
risk from heavy mortgage debt
Poloz tells Trudeau to spend
26% of Ontario struggles to afford homes
move to Austin?

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