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May 2017

Facts By Email #21 – Special Report: Chinese Buyers

By | 2017-06-04T10:50:29+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Facts By Email|

CALGARY COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE PICKS UP PACE – But sales of apartment buidings fall by 72% IN Q1 AUCTIONS TEST DEPTH OF ALBERTA REC MARKET SPECIAL REPORT: CHINESE BUYERS: 5 OF 22 [ALLEGED] CHINA FUGITIVES LIVING IN BC UOOLU: GET USED TO HEARING ABOUT IT - Wealthy hip Chinese buy overseas property with new app GOOD SCHOOLS KEY LURE FOR CHINESE BUYERS FRASER VALLEY REALTORS WARNED ON TRANSFERS SHORTING REITS? BE SELECTIVE Commercial REITs see pay off in residential plays NOT AN OIL GUY, BUT IT DOESN’T LOOK GOOD – OPEC production cut met with rise in U.S. shale surge CONDO ASSIGNMENTS FLOOD VANCOUVER CRAIGSLIST – Most prices much higher than they were at release

Facts By Email #19 – Capital Gains Tax: The Elephant In Your Basement Suite

By | 2017-05-16T20:49:04+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Facts By Email|

MESSY BC ELECTION COULD BE GOOD OR BAD NEWS FOR REAL ESTATE INVESTORS STRUGGLING OFFICES SWITCH TO HOTELS, RENTAL SUITES HOUSING START SLUMP A MYSTERY IN METRO Is there a condo cartel at play in Canada’s hottest market? LANTZVILLE: WHO KNEW? IS PORTLAND THE NEW PHOENIX?

April 2017

Facts By Email #14 – Poloz Is Entirely To Blame For Higher House Prices

By | 2017-04-12T19:11:45+00:00 April 10th, 2017|Facts By Email|

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS A NUMBERS ROMP – FROM TORONTO TO KELOWNA LANDLORDS SHOULD CHEER RISING CONDO PRICES PAPERWORK TO BE SENT FOR VANCOUVER VACANCY TAX CLOSE UP VANCOUVER DETACHED MARKET COMMERCIAL; PLAY HARDBALL IN LEASE TALKS OPTIONS WHEN SELLING BUSINESS WITH REAL ESTATE

March Market Report

By | 2017-04-08T12:39:43+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Hot Tip|

  • Sales higher in Toronto (+18%) Calgary (+20%) and Edmonton
  • Sales lower in Vancouver (-31%), Fraser Valley and Victoria (-17%)
  • Toronto sales of 12,077 are more than Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, Victoria and Kelowna (10,751) together
  • Average prices higher ALL CITIES, down in Vancouver
  • Alberta jobs higher in March (highest percentage increase in Canada)
  • SF homes and condo sales have decoupled in the Lower Mainland

Normal General rules

Sales higher, listings lower = prices higher later

Sales lower, listings higher = prices lower

NOW in Vancouver – THE NEW NORMAL:

Sales lower and listings lower … prices hanging in there

MAJOR POINT

  1. Last March/April sales were at all-time highs. Likely, we are […]

March 2017

Facts By Email #10 – Foreign Buyers: Ontario Steps In, Aussies Get Rough

By | 2017-03-13T10:13:15+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Facts By Email|

LAND RUSH 2017 HIGHLIGHTS – PART 2 PHOENIX INVESTORS THRIVE UNDER TRUMP CASH FLOW IN THE FRASER VALLEY MAD, MAD VICTORIA BURNING HIGHER THE NUMBERS, THE NUMBERS - TORONTO, VANCOUVER, FV AND WHISTLER FOREIGN BUYER: ONTARIO STEPS I; AUSSIES GET ROUGH 30,000 ACRES IN METRO ALR “NOT FIT FOR FARMING” METRO VANCOUVER POISED FOR A SPRING BREAK TO THE UPSIDE POINT ROBERTS A LOW-COST DESTINATION FROM VANCOUVER OUR TAKEAWAYS FROM THE B.C. BUDGET 2017

February 2017

Facts By Email #6 – Vancouver SF House Sales And Prices May Not Recover This Year

By | 2017-02-13T14:21:32+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Facts By Email|

QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS WORLD OUTLOOK CONFERENCE REDUX JUST SAYING: VANCOUVER SF HOUSE SALES AND PRICES MAY NOT RECOVER IN 2017 FOREIGN-BUYER WORK PERMITS: NO JOB REQUIRED CENSUS EXPOSES VANCOUVER’S TROUBLING EXODUS VICTORIA’S MUSCULAR RENTAL MARKET PENTICTON PROMO MAY BE TOO LATE TOOLBOX: HERE ARE SOME FLIPPING TIPS TOP 5 U.S. HOUSING MARKETS IN 2017 GET READY FOR THE LAND RUSH

January 2017

Facts by Email #4 – GONG XI FA CAI

By | 2017-01-30T14:42:56+00:00 January 30th, 2017|Facts By Email|

RENTING AN INVESTMENT CONDO: CRUNCHING THE VANCOUVER NUMBERS ASSIGNMENT CONDOS BACK ON BURNER IN VANCOUVER EDMONTON SURPRISES TO THE UPSIDE CALGARY: WIDE, WIDE OPEN SPACES - Ranch-size space of empty offices, rental apartments WINNIPEG: $90,000 A DOOR AND 3.7% VACANCY RATE SOME SENIORS ARE SIMPLY BETTER OFF RENTING SMALL MALL OWNERS – SELL FOREIGN TAX CHANGE

Facts By Email #3 – Bananas?

By | 2017-01-23T19:53:06+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Facts By Email|

GRANULAR LOOK AT CITY OF VANCOUVER HOUSING VANCOUVER “LOW-COST” MODULES COST $1,495 PER SQUARE FOOT 34% VANCOUVER HOMES WANT TO CASH IN AND GET OUT? BUT TO WHERE? FOREIGN BUYERS RETURN SLOWLY MULTIFAMILY LANDLORDS FACE PRESSURE IN 2017 WHERE DOWN PAYMENTS REALLY COME FROM HOUSING SLUMP SLIPS B.C. BENEATH MANITOBA IN GDP GROWTH NEW WORDS I HATE PRISON REITS HOW THE CHINESE TOOK OUT THEIR CASH – BITCOIN! 1,500 RENTAL UNITS IN CALGARY VACANT VICTORIA IS GOING BANANAS WATCH YOUR COMPUTER WATCHING YOU!

November 2016

Facts By Email #48 – Commercial At $1 Billion A Month – Where To Get In On The Action

By | 2016-12-01T18:06:27+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Facts By Email|

VICTORIA INVESTORS NOTE: A THREAT IN THE BC PRESS RELEASE??? BC FINANCE MINISTRY WARNED AGAINST IT, BUT FOREIGN BUYERS TAXED ANYWAY TREND: MIXED-USE REITS COMMERCIAL / MULTI FAMILY 1,800 NEW HOMES FREE OF FOREIGN BUYER TAX FARMLAND RESTRICTIONS WILL START AND SPREAD WINNIPEG IS STARTING TO LOOK STRANGELY TEMPTING FOUR-PLEXES HOLD KEY TO VICTORIA RENTALS MORTGAGE RULES: PRIVATE MONEY FILLING THE GAP CMHC LATEST VACANCY RATE REPORT