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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Canadian Housing Bubble – The Denial Continues...

I could talk about the Big 5 Banks’ meeting with the Bank of Canada, where they expressed concerns about a potential collapse in real estate prices. I could talk about rising mortgage debt as a percentage of income. I could talk about condo developments in areas with an abundance of rental suites available. I could talk about the increasing incidence of fraud. But, I think the bare facts speak loudest.

This home in Vancouver –for sale at $1.18 million.


“Right now, there is no compelling evidence of a housing bubble in Canada." Jim Flaherty, Canadian Finance Minister, Feb. 2010