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November 2015

Facts by Email #47 – Nov. 30 – Dec. 7, 2015

By | 2015-12-01T11:08:59+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Facts By Email|

US INVESTORS NOTE: NEW RULES WILL HELP CONDO PRICES LAND - MOSTLY MF - TRUMPS METRO VANCOUVER COMMERCIAL SALES FORT MCMURRAY IS IN PAIN STUDENT HOUSING: THE NEXT SMART PLAY? MORATORIUM STALLED SHAUGHNESSY HOUSE SALES RICHMOND RULES TO END LAND USE CONTRACTS BUILDING A WAREHOUSE? CIVIC FEES CAN TOTAL $1 MILLION SUNSHINE COAST MARKET (FINALLY) STARTS TO MOVE - BUT ISLAND SALES STALLED CMHC DEFAULTS PLUNGE DESPITE HIGHER SALES US HOUSE PRICES RISING, CASE-SHILLER INDEX SAYS

Facts By Email #45 – November 23-30, 2015

By | 2015-11-30T21:08:22+00:00 November 23rd, 2015|Facts By Email|

FRASER VALLEY REAL ESTATE BOARD COMMERCIAL BUILDING AWARDS OWN AN OLD VANCOUVER APARTMENT BUILDING? SELL IT NOW! HOME BUILDERS NERVOUS AS CIVIC DELAYS INCREASE LYNN VALLEY NEW HOT SPOT IN NORTH VAN VANCOUVER FIRST-TIME BUYERS - ADVICE FROM NYC US. HOME AUCTIONS - COULD BE WORTH CHECKING OUT LENDER REGULATIONS GO FROM EXTREME TO ABSURD SYRIAN REFUGEES MAY FACE PROBLEM HOME BUYING REALITY CHECK: CANADA HOUSE PRICES

Facts By Email #44 – November 16-23, 2015

By | 2015-11-18T19:07:35+00:00 November 15th, 2015|Facts By Email|

GENERATION SQUEEZE MEANS BRIGHT FUTURE FOR LANDLORDS NOVA SCOTIA REALOR MAKES PITCH IN VANCOUVER CLOSE UP: VANCOUVER'S WEST END FOR RENTAL INVESTORS VANCOUVER DEVELOPER, PERMIT FEES RISING EDMONTON REAL VACANCY RATE OVER 10% - And it's a bright spot in the Prairie housing markets AMORTIZATION PERIODS REDUX SELLING A BIZ WITH REAL ESTATE? CONSIDER LEASE-BACK WHY HIKERS ARE FINIDNG MORE WASTE DUMPS

Facts By Email #43 – Nov. 9-16, 2015

By | 2015-11-18T19:09:02+00:00 November 12th, 2015|Facts By Email|

SNOWBIRDS NOTE: REVISION AND CORRECTION SINGLE FAMILY PRICES UP AN OUTLANDISH 25% WHAT IF THE OFFSHORE BUYERS QUIT COMING? - Scary scenario sketched by the BC Minister of Finance CALGARY HOTEL MARKET TANKING; VANCOUVER TOWERING COMPARING 8 OF CANADA'S CONDO MARKETS B.C.'S BIGGEST PENSION FUND BUYING RV PARKS SELL A HOUSE, BUY AN APARTMENT BUILDING TROUBLED MT.BALDY MAY HAVE FOUND A BUYER - and Whistler home sales are finally recovering 5 FACTORS IN FUTURE REAL ESTATE MARKETS

Facts by Email #42 – November 2-9, 2015

By | 2015-11-18T19:09:24+00:00 November 2nd, 2015|Facts By Email|

THE VANCOUVER EARLY CRAZY NUMBERS CMHC ANALYSIS NOT AS CRAZY AS IT SEEMS VANCOUVER PRICE ACCELERATION "NOT" A CONCERN BC MAY MOVE PPT CEILING A BIT HIGHER AGING VANCOUVER 4-PLEX: $870,000 PER DOOR FORT MAC PRICES SLIDE, RENTALS SOAR CROWDFUNDING FINANCES REAL ESTATE PLAY FAILED COLWOOD CORNER SAVED BY ONNI 10 BEST AND WORST U.S. RENTAL MARKETS SNOWBIRDS FACE RESIDENCY SCRUTINY - AND PENALTIES QUESTIONS, QUESTION

October 2015

Facts by Email #41 – Oct. 26 – Nov. 2, 2015

By | 2016-01-24T21:53:58+00:00 October 25th, 2015|Facts By Email|

THE "TRUDEAU EFFECT ON REAL ESTATE" HOT PROPERTY - $65,000 - $1000 INCOME METRO VANCOUVER LAND PRICES? "BONKERS"! - UDI seminar hears developers' reaction to offshore bidding wars WHERE RESALE CONDOS SELL FOR MORE THAN PRESALES VANCOUVER HOTELS TO SELL FOR $243,000 PER ROOM BY 2016 - ECLIPSING EVEN PER-DOOR PRICES FOR APARTMENTS LOWEST AND HIGHEST PROPERTY TAXES CANNABIS AND REAL ESTATE: LEARNING FROM DENVER FLIPPING? GET YOUR TEAM TOGETHER

Facts by Email #40 – October 19, 2015

By | 2015-11-18T18:02:11+00:00 October 19th, 2015|Facts By Email|

BY GEORGE: GIBSONS APPROVES HOTEL AFTER 10 YEARS – But long delay underscores why local economy weak CALGARY LUXURY STORAGE LOCKER: $649,900 EASYRENT SAYS AIRBNB HIJACKING RENTAL MARKET RICHMOND SET TO END LAND USE CONTRACTS STRATA OWNERS READY FOR ACT CHANGE VANCOUVER ASSESSMENT VALUES WILL RISE 24% – Flippers, where art thou? TOP 5 GLOBAL REAL ESTATE ISSUES

Bloomberg calls Vancouver the “costliest city”

By | 2015-10-13T20:42:49+00:00 October 13th, 2015|Hot Tip|

At my outlook conferences I stated for 4 years that we had two markets – the very rich and everyone else. 4 YEARS!

Now Bloomberg calls Vancouver: North America’s Costliest City and says that “Rich Chinese Take the Blame – more and more point fingers at Chinese money”driving prices.

Actually when Bloomberg puts it on its front page it may be over! Having said that the fact is that Vancouver’s EAST SIDE EVEN IS MORE EXPENSIVE THAN NEW YORK! It is getting crazy. East Vancouver detached house prices have rocketed up 24% in the past year and are now increasing, on average, by $20,000 to $30,000 a month.

To put this in perspective, […]

September 2015

Facts By Email #37 – Sept. 28 – Oct. 5, 2015

By | 2016-01-23T13:07:46+00:00 September 28th, 2015|Facts By Email|

DON'T LOOK NOW BUT IMMIGRATION TO B.C. HAS GONE NEGATIVE More people coming from Saskatchewan than all of Asia HERE'S AN IDEA: BUILD ON TOP OF RENTAL HIGH-RISES MORTGAGE SCRUTINY GETTING TIGHTER, NOT SMARTER PRIVATE MEETING ON HOW TO STOP FOREIGN INVESTORS PLANNED BRIDGE TO COAST WOULD DOUBLE VANCOUVER-CITY LAND BASE STRATA INDUSTRIAL REMAINS TRICKY FOR INVESTORS Harder to post positive cash flow than with a residential condo ALBERTA COMMERCIAL MARKET HAMMERED BY OIL PRICES