Category Archives: Open Topic

Friday Free-for-all! August 26th 2016

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:

Royal Bank ‘closely monitoring’ housing
CIBC can weather housing crash up to 30%
Pumping Tax Free Zones
Metro house sales plummet
Home sales down 63% in first weeks of August
Foreign buyer tax in four charts
How can Vancouverites afford to buy?

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

Friday Free-for-all! August 19th 2016

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 to deal with 200+ comments
Canada a real estate nation waiting to crash
Industrial market nothing like residential market
Housing Action for Local Taxpayers
Auditor warnings on real estate ignored for 20 years
Subprime lending is booming
Working for free in Vancouver
Is real estate market in free fall?
Agent: best time to buy in 2 years
Absorption rate at 25%
Sold as percent of inventory by day
Vancouver moves ahead with affordable housing

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

Friday Free-for-all! August 12th 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:

What record low rates mean for savers & economy
Repeal foreign buyer tax
Housing intervention could sideswipe economy
Vancouver drop in building permits is countrys biggest
How the market could affect banks
Realtors mix business with condolences
The crackdown on smurfing

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

Friday Free-for-all! August 5th 2016

It’s the end of another summer work week and that means it’s time for another one our regular end-of-the-week news round-ups and open topic discussion threads.

It’s Friday Free-for-all time!

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

Return to normal mortgage rates would crush Canadians
Prices driven by lending, not foreign investors
Sales drop, prices rise
Media runs big headlines around buyer tax
Will tax work-arounds lead to lost property?
Will collapsed deals end up in court?
Anecdotal panic
The google docs data spreadsheet
Eby seeks inquiry into tax info leak
Government will intervene

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

Friday Free-for-all! July 29th 2016

It’s a new day! The end of another week! The start of a long weekend! The dawn of a new tax!

It’s Friday and that means it’s time for another Friday Free-for-all post, our standard end-of-the-week news roundup and open topic discussion thread.

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

Foreign buyer tax a NAFTA violation?
Housing crash a bigger woe than oil for Canada?
Tax draws criticism from housing experts
Ontario considering BC style foreign buyer tax
Buying property all-cash via shell companies suspicious
Tax affecting presales?
Toxic debate
Reporters suck at math
Encouraging loopholes discouraged
CMHC warns of overheated market

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