Real Estate Markets

Tech Talk for Monday January 20th 2020

Pre-opening Comments for Monday January 20th World equity markets were mixed in quiet overnight trading. U.S. equity markets are closed for the Martin Luther King holiday. European equity indices moved slightly lower. Far East equity indices moved higher, led by a 20.29 point gain by the Shanghai C ...

The canard

Are single-family homes a waste of space, a crime against Greta, arrogant, egocentric, bourgeoisie and a hateful, hedonistic social extravagance? Duh. Of course they are. At least governments are now thinking that way, and the consequences are piling up. BC and Vancouver have declared war against ...

Canadian home sales inch lower in December

Ottawa, ON, January 15, 2020 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales eased between November and December 2019. Highlights: National home sales declined by 0.9% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in December. Actual (not seasonally adju ...

Dr. Garth

– Crazy Dog Lady, Alex Cearns We may not be able to fully protect you from Donald you-know-who, T2’s coming tax fest, death-by-Reaper from above, critter-killing climate change, the Wexiteers or Drake’s forthcoming album, but we aim to combat financial stupidity, every chance we get. And tha ...

Dr. Garth

Forget Trump and Iran. Plus the impeachment. Oil surging wildly. Whipsawed markets. Australia burning. Hong Kong’s crisis. Climate change or the bond market. You can’t do diddly about any those things – but you can make good choices in your own life. And that’s what this free clinic is all ...

Day two

Welcome to 2020, shoppers! Believe it or not, the ‘spring’ real estate market begins within the next few days in Vancouver and the LM. Within two weeks it will be rolled out in the GTA. After that it’s basically rutting season everywhere, with the exception of frozen Quebec, the flat places ...

Tech Talk for Monday December 23rd 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Monday December 23rd U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 6 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of November Durable Goods Orders at 8:30 AM EST. Consensus was an increase of 1.5% versu ...

Canadian home sales edge higher in November

Ottawa, ON, December 16, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales continued to edge higher in November 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 0.6% month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) acti ...

CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast

Story in 2018 and early 2019 was weak sales; story in 2020 will be lack of supply Ottawa, ON, December 16, 2019 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate boards and asso ...

Tech Talk for Monday December 16th 2019

Pre-opening comments for Monday December 16th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P500 futures were up 14 points in pre-opening trade. Cineplex (CPX $24.01) is expected to open higher after Cineworld offered to acquire the company for $34 per share cash. Value of the offer is $2. ...