Real Estate Markets

Tech Talk for Monday January 21st 2019

  WALL STREET RAW RADIO WITH YOUR HOST, MARK LEIBOVIT SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 1019 SPECIAL GUESTS: DON VIALOUX, HARRY BOXER, HENRY WEINGARTEN AND SINCLAIR NOE https://tinyurl.com/yb5328r9   Excerpts from Don Vialoux’ comments on Wall Street Raw The bear market rally in North American equity mar ...

Zero

He’s an anaesthesiologist. She teaches yoga. Household income this year, “a little under five hundred,” says Trevor (85% of it is his). Savings and investments? “I’m a little embarrassed to tell you this,” he says, “but we don’t have any.” How could this be? Herewith are the excu ...

Evil

Don’t be surprised real estate’s collapsing in BC. Sales have fallen by 40%. Prices in some hoods are down by a third or more. Realtors are retraining as payday loan guys, trying to improve their image. What lies ahead for markets in Van, the LM, Victoria or the Okanagan could be spectacular. ...

Canadian home sales fall further in December

Ottawa, ON, January 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted a fourth-straight monthly decline in December 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.5% from November to December. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activ ...

Unintended consequences

Later this week we can talk about stock markets, expectations for B&D portfolios in 2019, Mitt Romney, Oprah and Angelina Jolie plus, of course, BC real estate. In fact, here are the only 38 words you need to know about the latter: moronic taxes, combined with the stress test, have made houses nob ...

Tech Talk for Monday December 24th 2018

  WALL STREET RAW RADIO SATURDAY – DECEMBER 22, 2018 YOUR HOST, MARK LEIBOVIT GUESTS INCLUDE: DON VIALOUX, HARRY BOXER AND BILL KOENIG https://tinyurl.com/ya8c5ppc   Excerpts from Don Vialoux’s comments on Wall Street Raw Brutal week for equity markets last week: Santa Claus was replaced by ...

Tech Talk for Thursday December 20th 2018

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday December 20th U.S. equity index futures were mixed this morning. S&P 500 futures were up unchanged in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of economic news at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus for Weekly Initial Jobless Claims was an in ...

Chasing the market

When stocks lose 10% of their value, the air in this pathetic blog’s steerage section is thick with the wails, moans and piercing screams of the afflicted. They think it’s all going to zero. Meanwhile the doomers, humpers and hairshirts snicker ‘told ya so’, making everyone believe life is ...

Reckless

We’ll get to the latest dreary Canadian real estate update in a moment. Seems when central banks take the cheap-money punch bowl away, everything turns to crap. First a reality check on what we’ve done to ourselves – in a sparsely-populated country where the average house prices is just shy ...

Canadian home sales activity softens further in November

Ottawa, ON, December 17, 2018 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales posted another monthly decline in November 2018. Highlights: National home sales fell 2.3% from October to November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was dow ...