ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SURVEY; THE ‘YEAH BUT’ STORY – BEING POSITIVE ON BC?; QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, & QUESTIONS; THE NEW FIRST TIME BUYER LOAN – GOOD OR BAD?; INTEREST RATES – UP OR DOWN?; IT WOULD BE FUNNY IF IT WASN’T SO SAD; WHY DO WE LET THEM?; A LAWYER’S THOUGHTS ON REAL ESTATE – NEW PODCAST
The new mortgage rules just announced by the Federal Government could well be – in our view – the straw that breaks the camel’s back. An early Christmas present for the 6 big banks. A kick in the teeth for all other lenders. Knock out to mortgage competition in Canada.
SEATTLE NOW AS HOT AS VANCOUVER? ARE YOU PLAYING WITH THE "HOUSE’S" MONEY? LAND RUSH: IN THE EYE OF CANADA’S HOUSING HURRICANE LANDLORDS SEE GREEN IN IRISH HOUSING RECOVERY CHINA NOW 42% OF FOREIGN REAL ESTATE INVESTORS IN CANADA BANKS DON’T WANT THE RISK; LEAVE THAT TO THE PUBLIC U.S. SHARKS SHORTING BOARDWALK EAST VAN CONDO: 5% DOWN AND A 27% EQUITY RETURN CLOSE UP: KITSILANO RENTAL APARTMENT MARKET REALTORS REPORT FROM DAWSON CREEK
1. With our central banker, lowering rates - even planning to go negative - in