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Taking on the Mainstream Media

Debunking the supposed drivers of Vancouver's crazy real estate market

AUGUST 25, 2011

What's really driving this crazy market?  More to the point, what's NOT driving it...

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Debunking two ridiculous stories about the Vancouver housing market

JULY 19, 2011

Is a rental crisis looming for Vancouver?  And while we’re at it, can we debunk the silly notion that building constraints because of geography have been the cause of the unprecedented rise in house prices?

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The superficial appeal of the 'population growth drives Canadian house price' argument: Does it hold water?

JULY 08, 2011

It's amazing to me how often I hear this argument: "House prices in Canada have been rising because of rising population.  Population will keep rising, therefore house prices will keep rising."

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Misleading averages and bad science

JULY 06, 2011

I've been meaning to address the notion that the average house price is not indicative of a possible bubble.  This notion has been reported several times in the media of late...

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