It’s the end of another week and that means it’s 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:
–Ignorance not bliss?
–Conrad Black, renter
–Not a good renter
–500 imaginary sq. feet
–Fed keeps rate steady
–How FTBs are doing it
So what are you seeing out there? Post your news links, thoughts and anecdotes here and have an excellent weekend!
A recent petition seems to have gotten enough attention to get the Premier to comment on the issue of limits to foreign buyers of BC real estate. This article say’s she’s sitting on the fence, but her quote seems to pretty clearly have a message for struggling first time buyers in BC:
“By trying to move foreign buyers out of the market, housing prices overall will drop. That’s good for first time home buyers, but not for anybody who’s depending on the equity in their home to maybe get a loan or use that to finance some other projects.”
Which category do you think holds about 70% of the voting population?