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Analyst: Canada poised for biggest housing crash in history

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Posted by Canadian Real Estate Wealth

on Thursday, 19 March 2015 08:46

Housing crashA new book by financial adviser and author Hilliard MacBeth says that Canadian home prices are about to fall by nearly 50 per cent, leading to the biggest housing crash the country has ever seen – but its author says this could present an opportunity for well-financed investors.

"Investors who own properties with substantial equity can hang on without any trouble and they will see a new supply of renters who will be looking to rent after being burned as owners," MacBeth, a portfolio manager at Richardson GMP in Edmonton told CREW.

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Canada 6-City Housing Prices & Plunge-O-Meter

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Posted by Brian Ripey's Canadian Housing Price Charts

on Tuesday, 10 March 2015 05:53

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The chart above shows the average detached housing prices for Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto*, Ottawa* and



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Comparison: Vancouver to Toronto Detached, Townhouse & Condo Housing Prices

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Posted by Canadian Housing Price Charts

on Monday, 09 March 2015 08:12

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At the Vancouver peak in April 2012, Vancouver metro SFDs were an astounding 64% (1.6 times) more expensive than GTA comparables. But Toronto has been on a tear out of the March 2009 Pit of Gloom and the SFD price differential has shrunk to 31% (1.3x). Click on Chart for Larger Image



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Six steps not to miss when buying an investment property

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Posted by Oliver Limcangco - Canadian Real Estate Magazine

on Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:08

Investment propertyReal estate investor Oliver Limcangco is finally living the dream after achieving financial freedom through his property portfolio. In a regular posting, the 31-year old shares his insights into how he acquired 26 doors and manages it all while travelling abroad.
 
You’ve read the books. You’ve gone to the seminars. You’ve talked to all your family and friends about it. You have your Realtor, lawyer, accountant, handyman, and property manager ready, and you’ve prepped them well. 

Now you’re ready and raring to go – you’re going to buy your FIRST investment property. But before you pull the trigger, make sure you understand the following, and implement them in your project plan to ensure your purchase’s timely and successful completion.
 

  1. Financing pre-approval. First things first: you can’t buy a property if the bank won’t lend you money. Without financing, there’s no point in making that first phone call or viewing that first property. You will waste your time, but more importantly, you will waste your team’s time. Since most of your team works on commission, hitting this roadblock three weeks into the property search will equate to their wasted time after they’ve invested all those hours with you. Guess what happens to your phone call the next time you try to reach out to them.

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The Canadian Housing Bubble in Six Charts

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Posted by Financial Sense

on Saturday, 14 February 2015 07:18

1) Canada’s housing market is 63% overvalued relative to its historical average…

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....go HERE for all 6 Charts (larger versions)



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