It’s Friday and that means it’s time for our regular end of the week news round-up and open topic discussion thread! Here are a few links to kick off the chat:
–Business feels pinched by property tax
–Anecdotes from the bubble
–Inventory graph update
–The contractor for the best price?
–Housing bubble in a nutshell
–Mayors report on affordable housing
–Burnabonian porny construction query
–After 6 years in US at bottom?
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent summer weekend!
Growing weary of watching the slow-as-paint daily moves of the real estate market?
Tired of hearing the back-and-forth prognostications of experts proclaiming endless riches / impending collapse?
How about some humor to pass the time?
Some great lines if you click through the slideshow
“Never imagined you’d be 35, married with two kids, and working a job you can’t stand in a town you once vowed to leave? Then this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath suburban monument to averageness is for you! Easy access to strip malls, chain restaurants, and charming walking trails for quiet sobbing. Reference number 4JF389”
…. and so on.
Welcome to the summer of 25 year amortizations!
You’ve made it to the end of another weekend and that means it’s time for our regular end of the week news round up and open topic discussion thread.
Lots of ink spilled over the new mortgage regulations released yesterday.
Here are a few links to kick off the chat:
–New rules in effect July 9th
–How rules effect mortgage numbers
–How new rules will sink houses prices
–Final OSFI guidlines released
–Brokers not so happy
–Inventory growth takes a breather
–Be very afraid of the Canadian bubble
–Falling prices, no more home ATMs
–Moody’s downgrades RBC 2 notches
–USA 2006 “I’m not giving it away”
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!
It’s that time of the week again! Friday is here and the weekend draws nigh!
So lets do 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:
–19,000 Listings Party!
–Vancouver home sales hit 10 year low
–Updated inventory graph, next leg up!
–OSFI Relent on tougher rules
–Your own private BC island?
–Investors shy away from Genworth
–US prices down 42% from peak?
–Sales great in interior says BCREA
–The moving-to-America experiment
–Boomers double-down on real estate
–Canadas mobility problem
–VCI comment signal to noise graph
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend.
Also! For a short time we tried opening up registration on the VancouverPeak forums, but were immediately inundated with spam registrations. So we’re back to invite only for now. There are ten invite codes at the end of this post if you’re interested in registering for an account there. The main advantages of a VancouverPeak account are that you can upload images, xls files, etc to share data or analysis.
Here are those codes, you can use them at this registration link, first come first served.
Used codes removed and replaced with fresh codes Saturday Morning 9:19 am: