This is a friendly, interactive exchange of information on all Real Estate related subjects. Follow on Twitter: @RETALKS


Search found 34 matches

by news
Wed May 19, 2021 8:32 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Canada’s rental markets cannot sustain imminent demand
Replies: 0
Views: 1013

Canada’s rental markets cannot sustain imminent demand

by Neil Sharma on 18 May 2021 Rental demand, as a consequence of Canadians priced out of the ownership market, has put immense pressure on supply, but the wrong policies are being touted as solutions. “Supply is not keeping up with demand and there is considerable demand for rental as it becomes mor...
by news
Fri May 07, 2021 8:12 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Bitcoin and real estate: can you buy real estate with Bitcoin investments?
Replies: 0
Views: 620

Bitcoin and real estate: can you buy real estate with Bitcoin investments?

by Taylor Pipe on 06 May 2021 How the world-famous cryptocurrency is changing real estate transactions in 2021. One of the wildest developments to come out of the 2010s was the development of Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency that was once seen as a bit of a joke. However, Bitcoin is proving itself to be a ...
by news
Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Federal government’s budget misses mark on housing
Replies: 0
Views: 1273

Federal government’s budget misses mark on housing

by Neil Sharma on 20 Apr 2021 As expected, the federal budget released Monday afternoon contained measures to, at least ostensibly, cool runaway prices in Canada’s housing market. Most notably, the government is introducing a 1% tax on non-residents that’s believed will generate $700 million in reve...
by news
Sat Mar 20, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Listings avalanche hits March Metro housing market
Replies: 0
Views: 4550

Listings avalanche hits March Metro housing market

Early data shows this month could surpass all-time highs for listings as Greater Vancouver homeowners come off the sidelines WI Staff Western Investor March 19, 2021 Early March data shows that homeowners have rushed off the sidelines, pushing a record number of homes for sale onto the Real Estate B...
by news
Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:00 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Despite pandemic, Canadians spending extravagantly on homes
Replies: 0
Views: 3170

Despite pandemic, Canadians spending extravagantly on homes

26 Feb 2021 Purchasers are spending money on more expensive homes in Canada’s biggest cities and it’s trickling down the ladder, making housing more prohibitive for the people most affected by the pandemic. “Existing home sales have shifted towards more expensive housing types in Vancouver, Toronto,...
by news
Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Huge sale shows Vancouver apartment prices holding steady
Replies: 1
Views: 3724

Huge sale shows Vancouver apartment prices holding steady

Kerry Gold Residential Feb. 16, 2021 “Beds and sheds” are the trends for recession-proof, long-term investment, according to a CBRE executive who worked on the recent high-profile sale of 15 apartment buildings in Vancouver. The mid-rise buildings are a unique grouping in that they are all within th...
by news
Mon Feb 08, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: The Pandemic Was Bullish For Canadian Real Estate, Confirms National Stats Agency
Replies: 0
Views: 3843

The Pandemic Was Bullish For Canadian Real Estate, Confirms National Stats Agency

FEBRUARY 8, 2021 Canada’s national statistics agency reported real estate prices made the biggest gain in years — during a pandemic. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows real estate prices increased in Q4 2020. The rise was the biggest since 2017, and is being attributed to low interest rates. Th...
by news
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: World Outlook Financial Conference FEB 5-6
Replies: 0
Views: 5056

World Outlook Financial Conference FEB 5-6

The World Outlook Financial Conference continues to innovate with a new and exciting format. This year, we are delivering our speakers to you, in the comfort of your own home! If You Think 2020 Was Unpredictable, Wait Till You See 2021... Ozzie Jurock joins Michael Campbell on Saturday Feb 6th to sh...
by news
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: What Recession? Canadian Real Estate Sales Grow At Fastest Rate Since 2010
Replies: 0
Views: 3842

What Recession? Canadian Real Estate Sales Grow At Fastest Rate Since 2010

Canadian real estate sales are soaring, shattering quite a few records. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows another monthly record in December. The annual rate of growth was also the highest rate since just after the Great Recession. The trend of higher growth is most likely going to ...
by news
Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Canadian Markets Are Seeing A Real Estate Boom With Population Declines
Replies: 2
Views: 4524

Canadian Markets Are Seeing A Real Estate Boom With Population Declines

DECEMBER 18, 2020 Canadian real estate prices didn’t rise on fundamentals, so why would a change make a difference? Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows Canadian population growth was flat in Q3 2020. Two provinces, home to the country’s busiest markets, weren’t lucky enough to be flat though. Bo...
by news
Sun Nov 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Toronto And Vancouver Condos Were Still Popular With Non-Resident Buyers
Replies: 0
Views: 3904

Toronto And Vancouver Condos Were Still Popular With Non-Resident Buyers

Greater Toronto and Vancouver real estate was still popular with non-resident buyers, according to ownership data. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows non-resident ownership increased in 2019. For the most part, it scaled higher with new supply. However, a breakdown shows ownership is becoming m...
by news
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Canadian Real Estate Prices Make Biggest Jump In The G7, During The Pandemic
Replies: 0
Views: 4146

Canadian Real Estate Prices Make Biggest Jump In The G7, During The Pandemic

OCTOBER 13, 2020 Canadian real estate prices made one of the largest leaps on news of a pandemic-driven economic shut down. US Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas data shows most G7 countries saw prices rise in real terms during Q2. Canada however, saw real home prices launch at the fastest pace of any o...
by news
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Canadian Population Growth Slows To Lowest Rate In Years
Replies: 0
Views: 4156

Canadian Population Growth Slows To Lowest Rate In Years

Canada’s robust population growth has been grinding to a halt during the pandemic. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) quarterly population estimate for Q3 2020 shows there is still a lot of growth. However, it’s a lot less robust than last year, and barely moved in the most recent quarter. In fact, the mo...
by news
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: Greater Vancouver Detached Real Estate Sales Have Best August Since 2015
Replies: 0
Views: 4436

Greater Vancouver Detached Real Estate Sales Have Best August Since 2015

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 Greater Vancouver detached real estate sales are still enjoying the delayed spring rush this summer. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) data shows detached sales had the biggest August since 2015. Prices are also seeing growth accelerate as well, but higher inventory l...
by news
Thu Aug 27, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Real Estate Talks
Topic: BCREA: "Surprisingly strong" market recovery to last well into 2021
Replies: 0
Views: 4826

BCREA: "Surprisingly strong" market recovery to last well into 2021

by Ephraim Vecina 26 Aug 2020 Despite a flagging economy, the British Columbia housing market is enjoying a robust pace of recovery that will propel it to new heights in the months ahead, according to the province’s foremost real estate organization. In the third-quarter edition of its housing forec...