Sep 1

Bank on This

If Canadian residential housing were to plop, would the big banks take a dive along with them? That’s been a simplistic…

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Aug 31

Ugly

Last week I picked on Paul Etherington, cartel boss of the nation’s biggest real estate board. It was so much…

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Aug 29

Throwing in The Towel

Jason makes a lot of money on Bay Street and has a spouse who can’t understand why he’s so cheap.…

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Aug 28

More Ambition

Time for some follows. RECO is the housing cop in Ontario. It functions as a regulator of the industry, but without…

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Aug 27

The Manipulators

Why do people make stupid investments? That’s easy. Greed. Add in sex and food and you’ve pretty much explained what…

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Aug 26

Breach of Trust

This week Toronto cops arrested Meerai Cho and charged her with a slew of bad things, like defrauding dozens and…

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Aug 25

Big Dog

Everybody knows big city houses cost too much. The sane among us realize prices will correct. Thus, the smart action…

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Aug 24

History Sucks

“Many millenials are getting frustrated by how long it now takes to ‘get started’ in life,” Kirsten writes me. “In…

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Aug 22

Who can you trust?

Push-back? You bet. A bunch of realtors and condo-floggers were unhappy with me days ago when I pointed out the…

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Aug 21

Legally Sad

Here’s a cautionary tale for you. Sadly, you won’t read about this in the mainstream media (at least not until…

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Aug 20

The Ride

This week a survey found 80% of renters want to be owners. There are 2.4 million people under the age…

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Aug 19

The Smell Test

Let’s start in Toronto, where this moist mid-August has been punctuated with the cry of realtors trumpeting another few weeks…

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Aug 18

Blind Ambition

Tom and Laura are doing far better than most thirtysomethings these days. “We’re ambitious,” he admits, “but we’re not unrealistic,…

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Aug 14

Adios, Property Ladder

When a 53-year-old guy walking by, minding his own business, was speared by a falling shard of glass, well, you’d…

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Aug 13

Investment Grade

Days ago CMHC gave us the results of a condo survey. This is a big deal. With 105,000 under construction…

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Aug 12

Wrinklenomics

In case you didn’t notice it, this is Misery Week here on GreaterFool. On Monday we quickly reviewed how screwed most…

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Aug 11

The High Life

Some weeks back the nation stopped in its tracks to witness the outpouring on this blog. When I asked the…

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Aug 10

Generations

Josh sells real estate in urban Toronto. “Fourteen years now,” he says, “since I was 21. And in all that…

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Aug 8

Shocks

What makes people buy houses? Nope, it’s not cheapo mortgage rates. Not hormones. Not even a spouse who promises to…

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