Jul 22

Careful What You Wish For

Poor Ian. The dude’s been trying to talk to a couple of his friends about the housing market cracks this…

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Jul 21

Trumped

Financial markets want Hillary. There’s no disguising that. Investors would rather have Democrats (or Liberals) in power than Republicans (or…

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Jul 20

Realtor 101

Are realtors redundant? Obsolete? With no redeeming economic value? (Other than buying Audis, of course.) No doubt we’re moving in that…

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Jul 19

Classic

Time for a little update on recent worries, memes and phobias. Lord knows, there’s no shortage. First, Brexit. Hope you don’t…

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Jul 18

Delusions

A good thing I stopped caring what people think. That happened years ago when (during a period of temporary insanity)…

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Jul 17

Courage

The banks pay you one half of one percent to keep money there. What if they paid you nothing? What…

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Jul 14

Salvation

Just as some people (Trump supporters mostly) think there are only two kinds of music (country and western), millions believe…

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Jul 13

Enough

Hot on the heels of being flamed on the CBC and Tweeted to within an inch of my virile life,…

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Jul 12

The Dander

Well, there ya go. Serves me right. I should have known better than to accept a CBC invite to do…

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Jul 11

Get out

My advice on real estate in Vancouver bears repeating. Get out. If you’ve made a windfall profit, take it and run.…

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Jul 10

The Lost Cause

Let’s say you bank at the green one and have $30,000 to save and grow. “The TD High Interest Savings…

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Jul 8

Out of Control

We’ll get to the macro in a moment. It may surprise you. First, the micro. Here’s Sam: “I’m a software developer…

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Jul 7

Surprise!

Regular readers, who have no life and come here out of pathetic addiction, will know I am under siege. Daily.…

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Jul 6

The big meme

“Can you be on the show?” the CBC babe cooed. “The question would be along the lines of, ‘Have you…

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Jul 5

A bad sign

Wobble, wobble. When the price of a financial asset shoots dramatically higher as the volume of trading thins, the pros head…

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Jul 4

We’re Doomed

Whether it’s the bedroom eyes, chiseled jaw or the rippling pecs will never be known. Maybe even the advice. Dunno.…

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Jul 3

The Revolt

July’s usually a yawner. Not this time. On the heels of Brexit comes the ascent of Trump, the wounding of Clinton,…

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Jun 30

Not So Rich

Paul’s buying a $1.3 million house in a sexy hood within 905 (not the one that blew up this week,…

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Jun 29

Bubbleless

Let’s review. In order to buy an average detached house in Vancouver with a super-sized 25% deposit, the average family would…

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