Real Estate Markets

Gravity

Well, remind me to never again write about climate change. Or Trump. Cannabis. The stock market. The UN. Bonds. The Fed. Gold or guns. Dogs seem okay, though. Plus hormones and real estate (sometimes). If I stray into other subjects and I’m sure to be ripped a new one by all the macroeconomists, ...

Canadian home sales activity edges lower in September

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2018 – Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged down slightly between August and September 2018. Highlights: National home sales edged back 0.4% from August to September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activ ...

Tech Talk for Monday October 15th 2018

  WALL STREET RAW RADIO SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2018: WITH YOUR HOST MARK LEIBOVIT AND GUESTS DON VIALOUX AND SINCLAIR NOE: https://tinyurl.com/yc3oqbvg   Excerpts from Don Vialoux’ comments on Wall Street Raw U.S equity markets took scary moves last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average droppe ...

The future

James, brilliantly, sold his house last year and invested the money – about a million. Since then the value of the old digs has gone down and his portfolio’s gone up. “I’m okay,” he says. “Even learned to live with that up-down stock market volatility thing. Selling was the right move. ...

Financial Fitness Part 2. Good financial habits for 25 to 35 year olds

In this edition of Financial Fitness, WealthBar speaks to those who are just starting out in life financially. We’re here to help you build good financial habits for life!  Young people really have an edge when it comes to physical fitness. Not too many 40-year olds make the NHL draft. But ...

Delusional

Gerald is a psychiatrist, semi-retired. “So,” I said last week, mocking him, “how does it make you feel, Gerry? Angry, hurt, bitter, resentful? Let it all out. You can share with me, in this safe space.” “I’m pissed,” he said. “Now knock it off.” We were talking about Comrade Pre ...

DP Weekly Wrap: Will Real Estate Be the Killer? Again?

The root cause of the Financial Crisis was real estate speculation combined with Wall Street's perennial, casual disregard for other people's money. After the real estate market crashed, the zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) was put forth in order to see that real estate speculators were made whole ...

Market Update. NAFTA is dead. Long live the USMCA!

Markets have been riding high lately. However, uncertainty over international trade has not been helping. Trump’s tariff talk made investors question whether free trade even had a future. But as of this week, Canada, Mexico and the USA are good friends once again! Prime Minister Justin Trudeau pu ...

The Latest in Mortgage News – Home Prices and Rate Hikes

Interest rates, and more specifically the growing certainty of higher rates to come, have been dominating headlines following the announcement of a new trade agreement between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. With the expectation of rising interest rates, many eyes are also on the developments in the re ...

Punched in the gut

First, a moment to reflect on poor Harrison Houde. This wounded dude scraped together every cent in the world to buy a Vancouver condo, which he then leased to some substance-addled pimp who turned his space into a wild brothel littered with sex and drug droppings. At least that’s what H’s mom ...