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Friday free-for-all!

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

It’s that time again…

Friday free-for-all time!

It’s time for our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread.

Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

Friday free-for-all!

Friday, June 26th, 2015

It’s another Friday, and that means its 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 week end.

-links to come later

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

T.G.I.Friday Free-for-all!

Friday, June 19th, 2015

All hail the glorious weekend!

It’s the end of another work-week in paradise and that means it’s time for our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

Friday Free-for-all time!

Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

Don’t mess with the market
‘They’ve earned it’
pointing fingers
poverty in a $3 mil house
may as well get welfare
ready to give up?
so who’s happy?
time to buy?
Fed says watch out Canada

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

Friday Free-for-all! Outta-here edition.

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Hey! You made it to the end of another beautiful work-week!

Welcome to another Friday Free-for-all, 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:

FOR SALE: City Hall
Going?
Going.
Gone.
Is that an elephant?
Bogus Analysis
Dichotomy
Who wants data?
BC majority now expects drop?

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

Zoocasa shuts down

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Zoocasa was supposed to be the Canadian answer to Zillow – making real estate transaction information more available and driving down the cost of buying and selling a home.

Well, as space889 points out that experiment has ended. Rogers is shutting down Zoocasa.

The move by a multibillion-dollar telecommunications company into real estate sent shock waves through the industry, particularly once Zoocasa began offering buyers and sellers a 15-per-cent rebate on the commissions they paid to their agents, sparking ire among some in the industry and putting pressure on other brokerages to lower their fees to compete.

Read the full article here.

Friday Free-for-all!

Friday, June 5th, 2015

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

This is our standard 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:

Mayors letter to Premier on housing
Mayor pitches affordable housing idea
We lack the facts
Vancouver Realtor Hunger Index 38%
4 proposals for housing affordability
New West addresses affordability
Did it work in Toronto?

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

Friday Free-for-all!

Friday, May 29th, 2015

It’s the end of another glorious week here in paradise! Let’s enjoy another weekend of world class premium quality lifestyle in one of the most exciting places on earth!

This is the Friday Free-for-all, 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, Bon Appetite!

Totally not ‘mind-numbingly boring’
Nuanced debate.
Look who jumped on the bandwagon
Entitled to what?
The terror of a speculation tax
‘Free market’ means what?
Don’t need data. You’re racist.

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

Friday Free-for-all!

Friday, May 15th, 2015

It’s that time of the week again…

Friday Free-for-all time!

This is our standard 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:

How about more taxes?
Not all owners oppose lower prices
Equity Protection
What a realtor says
The premier wedge issue?
Lessons learned in the 80s?
Harper warns of high debt

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

 

Friday Free-for-all!

Friday, May 8th, 2015

It’s the end of another work week and that means 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:

CMHC: All is well in Vancouver
New Highrise to have ‘poor doors’ 
Alberta impact on BC Real Estate?
Ontario condo market a risk to economy
US Mortgage rates rising

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

Friday Free-for-all!

Friday, May 1st, 2015

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:

How much is Canada overvalued?
More on debt levels
CMHC rates correction risk low
Raise taxes?
Everyone wants to live in… LA?
Poloz: no risk of bubble
Developer is corruption suspect?
What if you could only get 5 mortgages?
Yellens’ zombie economy

So what are you seeing out there?

Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!

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