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2018 -The year of housing correction arrived.

Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:07 pm

Banks in Canada closely monitor levels of household debt and only lend to those who they believe can pay the money back,” said Dave Bauer, a spokesman for the Canadian Bankers Association.

New mortgage applications are down for single-family homes. 
First time home buyers have driven into condo and townhomes market and many are forced to lower their expectations out of bidding wars and still unable to get their hands on anything that is available in their price range. The buyer who was prequalified under old rules has until June 2018 to close the sale but only up to the pre-approved amount. Those with cash from the recent sale of their home are only qualified for 40-50% loan to value. Pensioner with clear title to the property has no option but to sell or take a reverse mortgage for whatever amount they qualify for. Builders are tapping into the easy qualifying private mortgage to secure the properties first and ask for Bank mortgage later.
 
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Re: 2018 -The year of housing correction arrived.

Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:47 pm

Lots of potential buyers licking their lips for a 10% reduction in Vancouver real estate.
Imagine selling one of the top 3 cities in the world at a discount. You wont see a sign on my lawn
 
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Re: 2018 -The year of housing correction arrived.

Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:10 am

eyesthebye2 wrote:
Lots of potential buyers licking their lips for a 10% reduction in Vancouver real estate.
Imagine selling one of the top 3 cities in the world at a discount. You wont see a sign on my lawn

Are you still in that Knight Street dump? Why not sell it for land value and get a new condo or townhouse? Or knock it down, mortgage up and build new! Your place is probably moldy and was likley built with asbestos, lead paint, urea formaldehyde insulation, etc. Have you checked your copper pipes for scaling and corrosion? Your house is going to make you and your family sick. Do you really like Duffin's Donuts that much?

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