Category Archives: Open Topic

Friday Free-for-all!

It’s the end of another work week and that means it’s a good friday to have an open topic discussion thread for the weekend!

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

VREB president unaware of own stats?
Updated inventory graph
Growing majority plan no home buying
Blaming Chinese for high prices racist
Line of credit rules to be tightened
Bank executives don’t follow policy?
Rules cool condo market
Real estate sales continue to cool
Hottest boomtown, Regina?
US Banks neglect seized homes 

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

PS: you’ll find a new link above the comment section that will enable you to view all comments in chronological order.

Friday Free-for-all!

It’s Friday!  Take off your pants and do the happy dance!

Agh! No, wait!  Metaphorically.  Please sir, put your pants back on, this is a family restaurant.

Anyways, it IS the end of the week and do you know what that means? It’s time for another end-of-the-week news round-up and open topic discussion thread.  A little thing we like to refer to as the Friday Free-for-all!  Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

Canada prices up, Vancouver falls again
Inventory graph (March 29th 2012)
The boomer trigger
New budget slashes $5.2 billion
Ottawa to toughen CMHC oversight
This rant brought to you by Gordholio
TD: don’t worry about the banks
Banks tighten condo lending on bubble fears
The 3-inch condo is here
Vancouver seeks more market housing
Storm clouds form over Vancouver market

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

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Friday Free-for-all!

Hey, it’s springtime in paradise!  It’s also the end of another work week and that means it’s time for another news roundup and open topic discussion thread for the weekend.  Here are a few recent links to kick off the chat:

It’s looking like a day for a 16k party
RE/Max: Housing off to a strong start
Who’s in charge of regulation?
Expect no housing moves in budget
CMHC to dramatically curtail growth
Risks of CMHC mortgage cover
What now Mr. Flaherty?
Affordable housing, why bother?
10 story wooden condo tower
UBC housing action plan (VIDEO)
People don’t like a driving tax
No springtime for chinese property market

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