There is turmoil in the air around us and is playing out in politics, trade agreements, carbon tax, pipeline protests and mortgage stress tests.
There’s so much turmoil in the news today and so many extreme opinions on every subject that it does seem like a good time to be nice to those around you.
Humans jump into an optimistic mind space at the beginning of each New Year with resolutions, with hope.
Governments cannot go back and erase decisions that led to the unaffordability of real estate in Canada’s most popular cities.
For the past several months commentators in the US Presidential campaign have been speculating on a possible October Surprise.
There is now more news about the Foreign Buyer Tax. It’s mainly historical. Looking in the rear view mirror.
KABOOM! And so went our plans to enjoy lying around in the lazy hazy days of August.
After a hot Spring and a damp June and early July we are ready to celebrate the arrival of sunshine and heat.
“The world’s favorite season is the spring.
All things seem possible in May.”
— Edwin Way Teale
Couldn’t resist this total encapsulation of our real estate market by Thomas Davidoff, director of the Centre for Urban Economics and Real Estate at the UBC Sauder School of Business as published in the Vancouver Sun: “Imagine a candidate for office saying “I promise to meddle in real estate markets and set taxes to hurt workers, businesses, and the environment.”
Hope you caught the new mantra “drive till you can afford it”. Garry Marr of the National Post commented on the strategy of house buyers.
Jay and Brenda’s March newsletter.
Jay and Brenda’s February Newsletter.
We are holding our breath to see if the upper-middle class buyers can continue to get their funds out of China.