Blog - Craig Doherty

BC to gain from Alberta's loss

(February 28, 2015)

I'm a little late in updating my Blog on this but it seems to have become true. Only today I had young Calgary buyers through a listing. Moving back to the Land of Milk and Honey from the Land of Depressed Oil Prices...http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/housing/the-real-estate-beat/vancouver-housing-market-booming-as-bc-reaps-gain-of-alberta-residents/article22775169/

Foreign Investors to Flood Housing Market

(February 25, 2015)

http://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/foreign-investors-to-flood-housing-markets-188587.aspx

Foreshadowed March Rate Cut Becomes Less Likely?

(February 25, 2015)

http://www.mortgagebrokernews.ca/news/march-rate-cut-becomes-less-likely-188634.aspx

3 Questions Home Buyers Should Ask

(February 21, 2015)

http://www.zoocasa.com/blog/3-home-buyer-questions/

No Areas Are Seller's Markets says BMO - Has this guy visited West Vancouver? 

(February 20, 2015)

The slowdown in the oil industry with the resulting job losses will mean a “moderate” decline in the Alberta housing market. That’s the view of BMO Capital Markets senior economist Sal Guatieri who wrote in a report yesterday that prices will slip back this year due to a reversal in migration. Nationally, the report says that demand is “especially weak” in Quebec and Atlantic Canada, “falling fast... read more.

Would BC cut the Property Transfer Tax?

(February 20, 2015)

Why would the Province cut the PTT which pumps so much into Provincial/Municipal coffers? http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/b-c-property-transfer-tax-could-be-cut-premier-christy-clark-hints-1.2963133

Video Podcast of January Vancouver Market

(February 12, 2015)

This video update of the Vancouver residential real estate market in January sets out how lack of supply and increased demand is driving upward pressure on house prices https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgeOtd6gwWA&feature=youtu.be

CHMC Prediction of calmer market out of line with January starts

(February 09, 2015)

http://www.repmag.ca/news/cmhcs-forecast-a-stretch-on-higher-january-starts-187959.aspx

Craig Bytes - January Wrap-Up

(February 07, 2015)

http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=79373f511967275e10c526fae&id=ab76bf85cb&e=[UNIQID]

No surprise. More Canadians look to buy.

(February 02, 2015)

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/economy/housing/canadians-set-to-jump-on-homebuyer-bandwagon-amid-lower-rates/article22717699/

A Further Rate Cut...?

(February 01, 2015)

http://www.repmag.ca/news/big-bank-makes-bold-rate-prediction-187563.aspx

Banks Starting to Pass on Bank of Canada Rate Cut

(February 01, 2015)

http://www.repmag.ca/news/lower-rates-to-boost-buyer-confidence-187566.aspx

Vancouver: Detached Homes Spark Bidding Wars

(February 01, 2015)

Of interest is the suggestion in this article that local buyers are in the mix in these bidding wars...http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/vancouver-real-estate-detached-homes-spark-bidding-wars-1.2937732