Part 5(i) * -The Two Solitudes of the GTA/GGHA are actually ONE, but not yet – see longer-term 2002-2018 chart

Updated July 11 2018 Number 5 –The Two Solitudes of the GTA/GGHA are actually ONE Economic-Ecological Commuter/Consumer Watershed and one day will become Canada’s Prototype Special Administrative Zone (a Neo-Province/Subsidiarity, that dares not speak its name) & Number 6 — But until then, 905 & 416 are governed, reported and ‘thought-of’ as two — edit…

Part 6 * Inflation & Interest Rates – Friend or Foe? TREB 1969 – 2018. The very ‘real’ component of appreciation that gets you nuthin’ except a bigger number. 2) Low interest rates, a “leveraged” investment and Tax-Exempt Principal Residence appreciation

Everyone’s gotta “live somewhere” AND most people gotta “save money” for retirement/Family Legacy Canada is the GREATEST country on earth and (despite shenanigans and vote-buying with the Crown’s Revenue & Expenditures by generation after iteration of gov’t-parties & Individual stewards) this GREATNESS is paid for by Taxes, Royalties, Tariffs, User Fees and whatever this years…

Part 4 *Why didn’t we Stop the Boom before it Busted?

Updated July 11, 2018 NUMBER 4 Failure of the General/ConFederal and Ontario government departments of Finance/Revenue, Economics, Social Policy, Housing Policy, Landlord-Tenancy Policy, Taxation of HST, Income, Capital Gains, World-wide Income etc, Non-Resident Investment Policy and attitudes towards Tax Deferrals, Avoidance, Evasion and “they’ll never find me” Scofflaws to “nip” the Real Estate Price escalation…

Part 7 –The Adjustment Lag – the 3-phased time it takes for a) registered practitioners, b) active Buyers/Sellers and then c) commentators/pundits &media shills to catch onto New Conditions and refocus their formerly useful “Lenses”ie analytical models

A common characteristic of Humans is to see events through the lens of yesterday. To see events in the way that makes THEMselves look good (or not bad) To see events in a way that makes THEIR situation/world-view/ previously expounded positions improve/come to fruition It is very common for Humans to not-wish to change their…