Real Estate Lessons From An Economist That Died Over 100 Years Ago

(July 05, 2017)

Anyone that says real estate can’t drop in value, doesn’t know s**t about real estate. It’s not pessimism, it’s a natural part of the real estate commodity cycle. It was first observed over a 100 years ago by American economist Henry George. As early as 1876, George observed that real estate follows a simple but unavoidable cycle. Understanding where exactly your local market is in the cycle, is k... read more.

Toronto Real Estate Agents Losing Shirts Over These Charts

(May 12, 2017)

Toronto Real Estate Agents Are Losing Their S**t Over These Charts
May 12/17
Earlier this week we published a piece on the divergence of supply and demand in Toronto’s detached market. A number of real estate agents sent us some hate mail to say a couple of months doesn’t mean anything, along with some not so cute nicknames for us. Then I saw institutional investment advisor (and one of the best in the biz) Ben Rabidoux drop a five-year chart that really highlight... read more.

Capital Controls Continue To Halt Mainland Chinese Real Estate Buyers

(May 09, 2017)

One month isn’t a trend, but three and we’re getting there. According to the latest numbers from the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE), China’s foreign exchange reserves rose to a 5 month high. New capital controls have effectively shut off the valve for the world’s largest buyers of international property. This trend has had a noticeable impact in markets that have seen a sudden sur... read more.

The Worst Home Selling Advice 

(April 03, 2017)

There is a lot of advice out there concerning selling your home – and a lot of that advice you would do best to ignore. You want to sell your home for the best possible price, in a reasonable amount of time. To accomplish your goals you need to do what works, and avoid doing the things that will make selling your home harder.
Below you will find some of the biggest myths about selling real estate... read more.

Vancouver’s Foreign Buyer Tax Didn’t Stop Real Estate Sales, China Did !!

(April 03, 2017)

Think the foreign buyer tax reduced sales of Vancouver real estate? Not exactly. Declining sales have more to do with a Chinese clampdown on outflows in December, and new capital controls in January. While we won’t bore you with the details of the new capital controls in China, we will walk you through the impact. Since the new controls, sales declined for the first multi-month period in Vancouver... read more.