I-Buyer, Zillow, Not-so-bad R.O.B. Hahn -Realtor Quest next week (May 30/19)

My only objection (as a Canadian RE/MAX Realtor in Toronto, Ontario) is to the name — “ibuyer” borrows a ‘trendy disruptor’ nuance and a subconscious ‘Apple Computer’ flavour to the “We buy ugly houses for cash” unregulated , uninsured, unlicensed realty speculator/flipper market segment. Notorious R.O.B. Conversations about the Real Estate Industry Excerpts: iBuyer and…

ScotiaBank Economics “charts” their own course in R E Stats

Their Provincial Economist (Marc Desormeaux) has enhanced their ‘old style’ report with a Double Chart – combining yr/yr % Chg in a market’s Adjusted House Price Index (HPI) with a lagged-by-6-months representation of that area’s Sales-to-New Listing Ratio. I’m amazed at how well these two market indicators’ “peaks” – line up together when placed this…