Real Estate Development

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Best estimates are that half of all new condo sales are to investors. Well, they may call themselves that, but in reality they’re cannon fodder for the real estate development business. Without them, prices would be lower, urban skylines not be pierced by cranes and reasonable companies would be ...

CREA’s Chief Economist, Gregory Klump, retires after 28 years

Ottawa, ON, February 11, 2020 –  Gregory Klump, CREA’s Chief Economist, has retired from The Canadian Real Estate Association after 28 years. Klump joined CREA in 1992, serving as staff economist for the Association. Promoted to Chief Economist in 2005, he grew CREA’s economic and data tea ...

Tech Talk for Thursday November 28th 2019

  StockTwits released yesterday @EquityClock Home Builders SPDRs $XHB moved above $46.38 to an all-time high extending an intermediate uptrend. Amazon $AMZN, a NASDAQ 100 stock moved above $1815.06 resuming an intermediate uptrend Couche Tard $ATD.B.CA , a TSX 60 stock moved above $44.07 to an a ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday December 4th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday December 4th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 10 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures responded to news that trade negotiations between China and the U.S. are progressing. Index futures moved lower following relea ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday October 16th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday October 15th U.S. equity index futures were lower this morning. S&P 500 futures slipped 5 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures moved slightly lower following release of September Retail Sales at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus was an increase of 0.3% versus a revised ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday September 11th 2019

Pre-opening Comments for Wednesday September 11th U.S. equity index futures were higher this morning. S&P 500 futures were up 4 points in pre-opening trade. Index futures were virtually unchanged following released of the August Producer Price Index at 8:30 AM EDT. Consensus was an increase of 0.1 ...

Semis Extend Bounce off Key Retracement - XLI and XLF Surge off Support - Ranking and Grouping Key ETFs

Today we will rank and group the key ETFs that I follow. Instead of showing all five groups, like in last week's commentary, I will focus the middle three groups, which I think are the most interesting and still have potential. I am not even going to cover the laggards or ETFs in clear down trends, ...

Tech Talk for Wednesday June 19th 2019

  StockTwits released yesterday @EquityClock US #Housing Starts up 0.7% (NSA) in May, weaker than the 4.5% average increase for this time of year. $MACRO #Economy Home Builders ETF $XHB moved above $41.58 extending an intermediate uptrend. Gold Miners ETF $GDX moved above $23.70 extending an int ...

Scheer Would Scrap Stress Test on Switches, Consider 30-Year Amortizations

A Conservative win in the October federal election would mean an end to stress testing mortgage switches, as well as additional measures aimed at improving housing affordability. Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer made that promise on Friday while speaking to the Canadian Home Builders’ Assoc ...

A Revolutionary New Way to Invest in Real Estate

Index funds have made real-estate investment trusts (REITs) accessible to investors for years. Now there’s something new in physical real estate. • As the population ages, more and more people will be looking for housing developments that offer a little extra in the way of support. One projec ...