The global recession has caused national governments around the world to enact huge stimulus packages to get their economies going. I think with the global nature of stimulus efforts we should pull out of this recession in line with the Bank of Canada and other commentators predictions by 2010.
What are your thoughts? Is it the end of the world? Are we going into another Great Depression?
I’d love to see your comments below.
I found this great interactive map on the Economist site and I wanted to share it. If you click on the countries you can see the details of each countries stimulus package.
What we can say for sure is where the market is going over the next little while and this is based on the consensus of expectation.
There is a general consensus in Vancouver among buyers and sellers of real estate that prices will continue to fall and buyers and sellers are acting accordingly.
We will see the bottom of the Vancouver Real Estate market when buyer and seller expectations diverge and the consensus is broken. Buyers will still be thinking prices are coming down and sellers will have some good news to give them hope that if they hold there will be hope going forward of hight future prices. Price will start to rise and a new consensus will form based on rising prices.
The Ascent of Money. Wow! What a book! I read this book when I was away in Mexico growing this crazy red beard you see me with in all my recent videos.
Niall Ferguson is an Economic Historian at Oxford and Harvard Universities and the authour of several books. In The Ascent of Money, he accurately predicted the Credit Crisis of September 2008 in early 2008. Very impressive!
In Chapter 4 of his book he discusses Real Estate. If you are interested in why property prices go up and down, this should be required reading…
If you’re selling a property in Vancouver right now there is a very good chance you have received or will receive a lowball offer. This video explains how to avoid a low ball offer and what to do if you receive one.
It’s a buyer’s market for Vancouver real estate these days and Lowballing is a great way for buyers to get the best deal possible. For sellers a Lowball is an opportunity to get an accepted offer in a time when these are scarce.
Many buyers are afraid to Lowball for fear of insulting the sellers. With a Lowball offer it’s like anything else in life, if you don’t try, you’ll never know!