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Greater Vancouver real estate market update


A quick follow-up to last month's issue when I chose to focus on the primary reason for the current buyer's market, which generally is attributed to the B-20 mortgage stress test that the federal government’s banking regulator (OSFI) imposed.


In the interest of time and realizing most of my audience are busy with limited time to read a lengthy explanation on all the reasons, I chose to focus on the "primary" reason - which is by no means the only reason. Obviously the Feds had their reasons...

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The big question everyone is asking me is "what do you think the market is going to do over the next few months"?

What we know is the housing price trend is currently on a downward trajectory. The 2008 slide lasted 6 months, the 2011 slide lasted 7 months and the 2016 slide lasted 6 months. Currently the Greater Vancouver real estate market is in it’s 8 month of declining home prices which was primarily caused by the mortgage stress test that the federal government’s banking regulator...

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