The detached average home price now sits at $1,053,902 which is now down 14% from the February 2012 peak.
Apparently the Vancouver home sale dollar volume fell 33% year over year from last November.
Meanwhile, as if this news wasn't dismal enough for the real estate industry, there is yet another prominent news organization pointing at our housing market and calling it for what it is: a massive bubble.
This time it's Time Magazine with "Oh NO, Canada! Are We Watching Another North American Financial Crisis Unfold!"
Time looks at Canada's skyrocketing household debt and wonders if Canadians are about to face a 2007-style crisis.
“Borrowing to buy property has helped make Canadians some of the most leveraged consumers in the world, at a time when their counterparts in other heavily indebted countries—such as the U.S.—are digging out. Household debt is now 163.4% of disposable income in Canada, close to the U.S. level at the height of the subprime crisis.”
Notwithstanding... it's the first sunday of December and it's that time of the year. I'm off to string the outdoor lights.
Two renditions of my favourite carol to launch the holidays festivities for you.
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