Real Estate Markets

The house horny vote

They weren’t expecting Trudeau to do that. So when T2 announced the share-equity mortgage program – in place for a mere 10 days – would be wildly inflated, it hit the Tories hard. As politics, it was brilliant. As complex, impractical and bizarre as it is to share your mortgage with the fede ...

Diddle, diddle

There’s an election. The government party and the infidels are running neck-and-neck. The Libs are desperate for the support of two groups – females and moisters (middle-aged guys are hopeless). And that’s why the Socks Party has broken the campaign into two big issues – abortion and real ...

Big news

And the Comedy Trophy goes to… Ashley Smith.  The comely boss (can I still say that?) of the Vancouver Real Estate Board is a big social media phenom, being voted the No.2 agent in all of YVRland by her many online groupies. Professionally, the talented A says she is “passionate about creatin ...

Bank of Canada Holds Rates and Flags Global Growth Concerns

Ottawa, September 4, 2019— "Global trade tensions are clearly top of mind for Bank of Canada policy makers. This morning's communication started and ended with a reference to global trade tensions." says Alicia Macdonald, The Conference Board of Canada’s Principal Economist. “The Bank of Cana ...

6 questions to ask your potential real estate agent

If you’re looking to buy or sell a home, chances are you’ll want to work with a real estate agent—and there’s no shortage of ways to find one! Perhaps you know a family friend, have a newly licensed college buddy, or spotted a face on the side of a bus. Regardless of how you connected, thou ...

Tech Talk for Monday August 26th 2019

The Bottom Line The traditional period of summer weakness in world equity markets continued last week with all of the weakness occurring on Friday on growing trade war concerns. Equity markets have a history of entering into a period of increased volatility at this time of year with a downward bias ...

Summing Up The Transportation Group And Its Impact

Market Recap for Thursday, August 22, 2019 U.S. equities began Thursday on mostly a positive note, but reservations from Fed officials and a manufacturing report that showed weakness weighed on sentiment as stocks gave back earlier gains, finishing mixed. The Dow Jones was able to end the session i ...

Tech Talk for Thursday August 22nd 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Thursday August 22nd U.S. equity index futures moved higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 4 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following release of the Weekly Initial Jobless Claims report. Consensus was 216,000 versus revised 221,00 ...

Tuesday's Weak Close Has Very Little Impact On Market Outlook

Market Recap for Tuesday, August 20, 2019 It was another day of consolidation for U.S. equities. That's not a bad thing. Let's establish a base, allowing the weak hands to get out before the next push higher. If we break those recent lows, we'll re-evaluate the near-term outlook. Until then, I like ...

Down she goes

In the fog of macroeconomics, people live their lives and try to make good daily decisions. So while the inverted yield curve and Modern Monetary Theory are interesting, what your mom wants is w-a-y more relevant. Bob knows. Here’s his real-life question, after which we’ll get esoteric. I’m ...