The inevitability of Currency Devaluation (one component of INFLATION) is why Real Property is one of the Tangible Assets that folks USE to Survive the effects of that INFLATION (a measure of the increase in cost of an “item” included in the Consumer Price Survey (yes … it is described as a very large-sampled (60,000 they say, shame I’ve never been asked to participate -have you?) ‘survey of households’, ie not an examination of actual items)

Nominal Prices AND CPI Adjusted Prices since 1972 Look at adjusted Prices in Late 1970s vs the early 1990s vs the GFC in 2008-9 Take a moment to ponder if Raising Interest Rates will “succeed” again? Will ‘THIS TIME’ emulate either of the earlier battles? SAME ADJUSTED PRICES but Prior Peak of 1989 equals 100

JULY GTA TrREB results — the 905 Commuter-Watershed and its 416 Centre of Gravity

As an aside – I’ve often said, “There are only two Kinds of People in Canada … those on Well & Septic … and everybody else”. “Commuter-watershed” (which s/be the political/tax-spend/administrative boundaries akin to current ‘province’) is a description of how people intentionally life near-but-far from a Big Urban Centre. These outlying towns are mostly…

Prices! Peaks & Troughs — will the past predict the Future?

You may have seen the excellent Canada-wide article “Downgrading our forecast for Canada’s housing Market” from Robert Hogue, Assistant Chief Economist at the Royal Bank of Canada. He used seasonally-adjusted, quarterly House Price Index Values (from Royal Lepage and CREA’s HPI)and (quite inspirationally) combined some recent Real Estate market Price Peaks on a Peak=100 basis.…

CDN Sovereignty, CDN Stewardship, CDN Subjecthood & CDN Citizenship — a solution to a foundational problem, right below our noses

“If you wish to converse with (each other), first, please define your terms.” — Jean/Carol Canuck-Voltaire-Arpents After hearing Danielle Smith recently posit Alberta Separatism version 5.02 and after years, nay decades, of hearing the Belle Province’s dirigists expounding on Sovereignty in our their house or some ‘durn thang‘, I am moved to discuss Canadian Political…