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Canadian Housing Market, Bubble or Not?

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Posted by The Economist via Visual Graphic

on Friday, 21 November 2014 12:48

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For Canadians, a topic of conversation that comes up often is the housing market. More specifically, whether or not Canada is in a bubble – and if so, will it burst?

It is no secret that Canada has some of the highest real estate prices in the world. Real estate prices were not even slightly slowed by the late 2000s global recession; in fact, they kept climbing higher and higher. All while Canada’s neighbour to the south experienced a dramatic drop and has only now recovered. Even more interesting, America’s



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Essential info for Canadian Snowbirds

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Posted by MoneyTalks Editor

on Monday, 03 November 2014 12:07

Michael interviewed cross border insurance expert David Macfarlane on the surprising, and often unknown, liabilities that Canadian snowbirds face with their home, medical, travel and auto protections. Hear some shocking stories and some ideas on how to enjoy your winter sojourns to the US with greater security. CLICK BELOW to listen to the full interview.

dmacManaging Director of Business Development, Dave works with HUB International's Western Canada operations specializing in real estate, executive risk, senior care facilities, hotels and hospitality, manufacturing, and commercial marine insurance.

And if you would like some help determining if you have the protection you need please call HUB's toll free line 1-844-SNO-BIRD that’s 1-844-766-2473 or email them at snobird@hubinternational.com. Please include your phone # and hometown.



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Bank of Canada: Housing “more robust than anticipated”…

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Posted by Canadian Real Estate Wealth

on Thursday, 30 October 2014 06:33

images… New report predicts market heat to continue well into 2015… Two-bedroom condos increasingly popular…

New report predicts market heat to continue well into 2015, far from the end of market growth, at least in some parts of Canada. The annual Emerging Real Estate Trends report from the Urban Land Institute and PricewaterhouseCoopers says that Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver will continue to the “best bets” based on investment, housing and development.

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....related: Vancouver hit by dramatic drop in house values

 



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Connecting the Dots: 5 Warning Signs Point to Real Estate Market Downturn

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Posted by Tony Sagami - Mauldin Economics

on Thursday, 23 October 2014 07:50

Investing is about piecing together different bits of information into an illustrative picture—sort of a Wall Street version of the connect-the-dots game we played in kindergarten.

That’s why the headline below from Bloomberg made my investment antennae stand up and motivated me to look for either confirmation that the real estate market was indeed slowing down or contrary evidence to explain if the weak summer sales numbers were just a temporary aberration.

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What that Bloomberg article showed was that home prices in 20 US cities increased at the slowest pace in almost two years ending in July, rising at an uninspiring annualized pace of 0.5%. Those are, by the way, the worst numbers since November 2011.

That’s a change from the healthy real estate gains that we’ve seen for two years, and there are lots of other reasons to think that real estate is headed for a rough patch, if not downright trouble.

Warning Sign #1: Worrywart Homebuilders

You know who knows more about real estate than the Gucci-wearing loafers on Wall Street? The people swinging the



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2 Reasons To Consider Commercial Real Estate

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Posted by Claude Boiron - Canadian Real Estate Magazine

on Wednesday, 22 October 2014 06:50

aee6b7eabcfbb7f95c4f7ee66e00ef27 LThe two largest benefits of investing in Commercial Real Estate are as follows;

1. The landlord has more power than the tenant (anyone who is a residential landlord in Canada is aware that more often than not, landlords are at the mercy of their tenants); and

2. The owner has myriad opportunities to increase the value of the real estate asset by decreasing expenses, replacing a tenant with a better paying one, dividing space and charging more per square foot, changing the allowed use of the property, redeveloping the property, and so on.

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