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May 2016

Facts By Email #18: Sleeper Markets In Metro Vancouver

By | 2016-05-04T17:42:49+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Facts By Email|

CMHC LOOKS AT VANCOUVER: KEEPS BLINDERS ON WHERE CONDO PRICES ARE RISING FASTEST LANDLORDS: MAKE MONEY IN A FLAT MARKET FLYING TO AFFORDABILITY HOMELY HAMILTON AMONG HOT ONTARIO MARKETS RISING FORECLOSURES HAUNT HONG KONG HOUSING ANOTHER REASON NOT TO BUY WITH A NATIVE LEASE

March 2016

Hamilton as affordable as Singapore? Vancouver third least affordable? Nonsense!

By | 2016-03-05T10:33:06+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Hot Tip|

Vancouver is not the second least affordable place on the planet to buy a home, not even close, according to researcher and blogger Ng Weng Hoong (weng@energysasia.com) who has lashed out at the “urban myths” surrounding Vancouver’s housing market which he says a spoon-fed media continually parrots.

Hoong says the media relies on the annual Demographia survey. Its 2016 report was released last week, saying Vancouver was the “third least affordable” city in the world. 

Horsefeathers, says Hoong, claiming Demographia is simply wrong and uses shallow data, since, while it purports to be global survey, it only looks at nine countries.

Hoong points out that Demographia ranks Hamilton, Ontario and Singapore as equal in affordability, number 89 on its 2015 list – WHICH […]

August 2015

Facts by Email #32 – August 24 – 31, 2015

By | 2016-01-23T13:09:26+00:00 August 26th, 2015|Facts By Email|

THIS WEEK’S FACTS BY EMAIL: QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS STOCK MARKET EFFECT ON REAL ESTATE MEXICO INVESTMENT REVISITED BUYING WITHOUT SUBJECTS BUT STILL MUST SELL HOUSE? RBC SAYS: NO HOUSING REVERSAL … EVEN ALTA WILL LOOK GOOD IN 2016 GIFT YOUR DOWN PAYMENT HOT PROPERTIES BEST RATES