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Friday Free-for-all!

Do like traditions?  Well every friday we have a tradition of rounding up the news and running an open topic discussion thread for the weekend.

It’s that time again!

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

Tsur: 10% drop next year
Bottom call thread
Another rate hold another warning
Lets not pay off the debt
Inventory chart updated
Don says no to bubble burst
Toronto leads in hirise construction
Why don’t we do it in the road?
The all-leverage plan
Commodities to collapse?

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!

It’s that time of the week again!

lets do our regular end of the week news roundup and open topic discussion post for the weekend!

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

Vancouver sales decline 32%
Vancouver drags down national numbers
Time to panic
Vancouver market cooling too quickly?
Last September was a different season
Realtors forced to change jobs
What did Billy do wrong?
HPI vs the San Diego bubble graph
Policies will not make housing affordable
House rich, lifestyle poor
Condos best rented, not owned

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

Friday Free-for-all!

You made it to the end of another work week!

… And that means it’s time for 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:

Toronto Bankers put squeeze on Van RE
Flawed data bumps up home prices?
Depressing homes outlook for Canadians
Personal debt creeps higher
Vancouver: no fun city?
Spain foreclosures hit wealthy

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

The first one’s free

Joe checked the screen on his phone one more time and nervously glanced from side to side. He should be here by now. Joe needed his fix and he needed it bad.

A truck rolled by belching blue exhaust under the streetlamps and Joe spotted movement in the doorway across the street.

Could it be?

Yes!

Carney stepped out from the shadows and strolled across the road, his hands pushed deep in the pockets of his merino wool trench coat.

“Looking for something Joe?”

Joe fidgeted with the cell phone in his hand and his eyes dropped to the sidewalk. “Come on man, you know what I need”

A small smile played on the corner of Carneys mouth. “Ok Joe, this week we have a two for one deal, but don’t take too much, this stuff can be dangerous and any day now I’m going to up the potency.”

Joe eagerly held out his hand “yeah ok”

Carney raised an eyebrow “yeah ok?”

Joes hand shook. “yeah, you say that everytime”

Carney shook his head in disgust. “yeah, I guess I do but that doesn’t make it any less true. An OD on credit isn’t a pretty thing Joe”

Joe looked up with a glare “just give me the stuff man”

Carney passed the bag over and shook his head. “one of these days this stuff is gonna kill you, but there’s nothing I can do about that. All I can do is warn you. Good luck Joe.”

Friday Free-for-all!

It’s that time of the week again.. Free-for-all time!

This is our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread for the first weekend of October 2012.

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

Everything about Canadas bubble
Sales plunge: normal or bursting bubble?
Industry tries to paint positive picture
They always say the same thing
Buy one get one free
A sad day for data
High end homes take a hit
A guarantee against price drops?
Gen Y renting?
Not in My Back Yard 

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