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Re: Is the boom over?

Mon Mar 19, 2018 8:56 am

https://thinkpol.ca/2018/03/16/nearly-3 ... -february/


Even with all the doom and gloom I cant believe so many multi million dollar units are still moving.

In Feb 3 listings that sold stood out

12 million
18 million
17 million
 
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Re: Is the boom over?

Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:09 am

Discounts are more prevalent in the multi million dollar range.

Still not seeing listing growth that would lead to any meaningful price reductions. 
 
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Re: Is the boom over?

Wed May 09, 2018 7:14 am

It is what it is...

"Vancouver Luxury Property Is North America’s Worst Performer


... Prices at the top end of the market plunged 7.6 percent in the six months to March, making it the world’s second-worst performer during that period, according to the latest global survey of prime properties by Knight Frank LLP. Only Stockholm did worse, falling 9 percent, while Toronto rose 6 percent and the top gainer was Seoul.

The findings -- based on the top 5 percent of the housing market in each city -- lend support to anecdotal evidence of a slowdown in Vancouver’s luxury segment after the hike of a tax on foreign buyers to 20 percent from 15 percent in February, the introduction of a speculation tax, and rising interest rates..."

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... -performer
 
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Re: Is the boom over?

Sun May 13, 2018 11:08 pm

Finally, condoland's turn for a cold shower...

" Vancouver Condo Market Goes Flat in April"

http://vancitycondoguide.com/vancouver- ... -in-april/

Prime selling season it is not.  :mrgreen:
 
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Re: Is the boom over?

Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:00 pm

The governments are trying to reduce speculation...

"Broadway subway may significantly alter Vancouver's urban fabric

... A policy report is expected to be released sometime in June with details about how speculation will be curbed on West Broadway.

The goal is “to preserve affordable and rental housing and job space” even as TransLink develops the Millennium Line Broadway Extension Project, a.k.a. the Broadway subway, which will run from VCC-Clark Station to Arbutus Street.

The city’s announcement comes after at least 19 sites along West Broadway have changed hands since December 2016, including some locations west of Arbutus Street, according to a recent report by commercial realtor Avison Young.


... Housing, he argued, should only be rental, because that doesn’t drive up land values at anywhere near the same rate as strata-title condos.

Higher land prices drive away businesses that can’t afford to expand, undermining employment..."

https://www.straight.com/news/1082326/b ... ban-fabric
 
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Re: Is the boom over?

Thu Jun 28, 2018 11:16 am

IT HAS FINALLY HAPPENED...

"Greater Vancouver Condo Market Has Finally Shifted...

Condo inventory has climbed higher each month following a ten year low registered in December 2017. While the recent uptick is part of a seasonal trend, the year over year increases have been far from normal. Condo inventory levels increased by an eye watering 40% year over year in Greater Vancouver, and 48% in the Fraser Valley...

The risk may now be for the speculators who bought on assignment. If they can’t find buyers, they’ll have to close the deals themselves and pay those taxes and legal fees. Then they’ll still have to sell or rent their investment properties.

“It happened in 2008,” Ronse said. “A lot of people, when the market shifted, they were left holding the bag.”

http://vancitycondoguide.com/greater-va ... t-shifted/
 
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Re: Is the boom over?

Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:35 pm

Flash - SFH down double digit YoY

"Point Grey single-family home prices fall 12.8 percent in a year; Dunbar detached homes down 14.1 percent"

https://www.straight.com/news/1117541/p ... homes-down

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