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Friday Free-for-all!

It’s the end of another work week and that means its time for another free-for-all post.  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:

Why falling house prices aren’t bad
What impact from the new rules?
OSFI Credit Union loop-hole
Absurd property of the week
‘Just under a million’ price drops
Expert rips Mayors housing report
Fellow realtors complain to Keith Roy
What does Cameron Muir think?
Canada house prices not sustainable
Affordable housing needs replacement
Will we always have leaky condos?
We ain’t Paris

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!

Let’s 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:

Experts perplexed at decline in sales
Vancouver too tiny to count?
CTV video on squeezed families
Downtown Vancouvers Dead Zone
Toronto condo sales plunge
Offering 90k over ask on single bid?
Expanding the seawall past Kits
tougher credit cheaper houses

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

 

Friday Free-for-all!

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
Radical downsizing
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!

Friday Free-for-all! New Rules Edition

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!