Mike’s Blog for Home Sellers

American Buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market. Could this be a sign?

American buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market in 2009! By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 720p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page Hi All, American buyers are back in the Vancouver Condo Market! A good exchange rate for US buyers and the fact that some individuals and companies Stateside are weather the storm well means our American freinds and neighbours are back. Is this a sign that Stimulus is bringing confidence back? On another note this Video is the first I have shot with my new Flip Mino HD Camera. I'd love to hear your thoughts… Find out more

Will Inflation make a Comeback and How Will it Affect Vancouver Real Estate?

Stimulus packages coupled with ultra low interest rates are attempts by national governments and central banks to reflate economies around the world. If these efforts are successful (I think they will) I think inflation will be an issue in 2-3 years in Canada. I think elected politicians and to a lesser extent central bankers will find it very difficult to stop priming the pump once things improve. I think changes in the Chinese economy will also push up inflation as we move forward. A 2007 Report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)… Find out more

More Justification of Stimulus and What Should We Do Instead?

Hi All, I recently posted on the stimulus pacakges being enacted around the world and it generated alot of conversation, which is great and I thank all those who participated. I shot a video justifying my position and I'd like to share with you. I'd also like to hear what people who oppose the stimulus packages think should be done to deal with the financial cirsis we find out ourselves in. I look forward to your comments! Find out more

Will the Stimulus Package help Vancouver Real Estate?

Hi All, 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… Find out more

When Will The Vancouver Real Estate Market Hit Bottom? Price Momentum in Real Estate

Price Momentum in Vancouver Real Estate - Its Falling Now, But When it Goes Up We Won't Know Until A By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page When will Vancouver Real Estate hit bottom? That is a question I get asked all the time. Like I have said in comments my post on Why Vancouver Real Estate Prices Go Up and Down, if I knew when the Vancouver Real Estate Market was going to bottom, I would no longer be working... What we can say for sure is where the market is… Find out more

Why do Real Estate Markets go up and down? Niall Ferguson’s book explains this and much more…

The Ascent of Money by Niall Ferguson - Recommended by Mike Stewart Vancouver Realtor By Mike Stewart View in HD Download 480p Version Visit Mike Stewart's ExposureRoom Videos Page 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… Find out more