Sep 22

Not Alone

This past Saturday morning dozens of people milled around and pawed through the debris. The Victorian cottage was a mess.…

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Sep 21

Tax This

The reporter was insistent. “Please do not blog about this request at least until the day the story airs,” he…

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Sep 19

B of M

Scaring the kids is one of my favourite things. Like little suburban Sean. “I recently came across your blog,” he…

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Sep 18

The Good Stuff

It’s a fact we fear loss more than we relish gains. No wonder most investment decisions are made because people…

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Sep 17

Family Planning

Janice and Tom sleep together. They live together. They’ve got a mortgage. Even a kid. And a golden doodle. But…

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Sep 16

Aliens

“You sure won’t find any bidding war here,” says a guy who’s sold real estate on the silk side of…

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Sep 15

Party Time

Party time September 15th, 2014 — Book Updates — E-mail this blog post to a friend Nik Nanos regularly asks people about…

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Sep 14

That’s It

How to tell when housing boom’s running on fumes? When the Globe and Mail appoints a full-time real estate reporter, who…

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Sep 12

The Robust Bust

“Why,” asks Dave, in a pointed email to me, “don’t you issue your own press releases? Seriously – then the…

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Sep 11

Party Mode

The moaning and dribbling experienced here yesterday when I suggested a 24-year-old male was no kid and should be ejected…

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Sep 10

The Wrong Idol

Pete’s down, but counts himself among the lucky. “At least I’ve got this government pension,” the former CRA guy says,…

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Sep 9

Fairly Boring Post

What were you doing on March 9th, five years ago? If it involved lots of Tums, followed by an Imodium chaser,…

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Sep 8

Chutzpah

Note: If you were coming here today to learn about rebalancing, too bad. Regular programming resumes tomorrow. My first impression was…

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Sep 7

Confusion

When the Bank of Canada’s big cheese said he expects the economy to be ‘below capacity’ for at least two…

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Sep 5

The Fork

It’s time for a refresher course on how to survive what comes next. If recent events don’t have the little hairs…

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Sep 4

Pay Attention

This week the expected happened. Despite the cracks developing in their markets (cited on this heretical blog some hours ago)…

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Sep 3

Soggy

So, both sales and listings tumbled last month in Vancouver. Compared to July, sales fell almost 10%. The number of…

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Sep 2

Too Much

For a few terrifying moments, it looked like Ted would have a cow. “This is freaking outrageous,” he yelled at…

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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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