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Canada’s Housing Bubble: Price Statistics – December 2012

Here are the latest price statistics for Canada’s housing market. Price statistics refer to the updated numbers in the month of November 2012. Declines were seen in all sectors and regions expect for “townhouses” which increased slightly. The aggregate price for all sectors and major regions in Canada declined again in November, posing the longest […]

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Canada Housing Bubble Price Statistics

City Peak Month Peak Price Current Price Decline from Peak Vancouver Feb 2012 $1,235,244 (REBGV average via yattermatters.com)* $1,041,325 (July 2012) 15.7% – $194,000 Victoria June 2010 $649,280 (VREB average) $580,557 (July 2012) 7.0% – $45,100 § Edmonton May 2007 $424,572 (EREB average) $384,417 (July 2012) 9.5% – $40,200 Calgary June 2007 $464,500** (CREB benchmark) […]

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The Ponzi Scheme in Canada’s Housing Bubble

Canadian mortgage requirements tightened in recent weeks from a maximum amortization period of 30 years to 25 years, the consequences of which will serve to undermine the currently bloated real-estate market as less buyers will be able to enter into the market as mortgages become more expensive (assuming a same down payment). How is this […]

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Why Do People Invest in Real Estate?

As mentioned in a previously article “the flow of money” money tends to flow in the path of least resistance. At the end, government officials with the financial bribes of lobbyists groups foolishly decide where investments should be re-directed instead of the free-market at the bennifit of major corporations. For instance, Real –Estate in Canada and in […]

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Mortgage Backed Securities For Dummies

The concept of a mortgage backed security (MBS) is essentially a financial derivative of a pool of mortgages. Here is a short video explaining the concept of a mortgage backed security. As the video clip explains an MBS is a multiple-packaged mortgage loans to make another security. This process is known as securitization. These mortgage-backed […]

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8 Top Economic Reasons For a Housing Correction in Canada

Canadian are at unprecedented levels of debt – 150% over average income The Key Interest Rates are at artificially low levels –1% The price of housing is at 4.5 Times average income (11x in Vancouver), higher than the historical average mean of two to there. Federal and Provincial authorities are providing very low standards for […]

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Overpriced Vancouver Homes

1016 East 7th Ave, Vancouver MLS® Number V930461 Listing Price: $899,000 (notice the boarded up windows!)

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Canada Housing Bubble – Part 2

From the previous post of the Canada housing bubble part 1, we showed that Canadians are stretched far beyond the limits of debt, with debt-income levels at similar levels to the United States before their housing collapse. However, the million dollar question is, for how long can this last? Before we can answer that question, […]

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Canada Housing Bubble – Part 1

Real estate in Canada in recent years has seen some attractive appreciation despite the 2008 crash of us real-estate price. This trend of higher home prices has continued, especially for western provinces of Canada. Although, higher home price has been seen in other parts of the world, most notably; China, Australia and the UK. Although, […]

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Rich Asians Buying Real Estate By Helicopter

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