Tag Archives: Vancouver

Where do people get the money to buy expensive houses?

High income and cheap credit Why are real estate prices so high? Isn’t the economy still recovering? Yes. Millions have lost their jobs and many are still looking for work. But recessions don’t affect everyone equally. The number of high income individuals is often underestimated. So in today’s post I’ll explain how people can afford to buy multi-million dollar… Read More »

Worst Case Scenario

I think believing in superstitions is bad luck. But bad things can happen to anyone. So one way to deal with unexpected situations is to be like Batman and have a contingency plan for everything. 🙂 I’ve recently updated my stress test page to reflect my current financial situation, which has improved since last year. A stress test removes uncertainty… Read More »

Foreign Investment in Canadian Real Estate

Not in my Backyard  I recently read an article about a lower mainland couple who doesn’t like how a neighbouring $2 million house sits empty all the time. The yard is unkempt, there are no cars in the driveway and the lack of human presence is “driving [the couple] slightly bananas.” Sacré bleu! You mean to tell me that there… Read More »