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MEDIA INTERVIEWS OF BRIAN RIPLEY
"TD is slightly bullish with their 2% housing inflation call"
March 11, 2013 Saijal Patel and Susan McArthur at BNN Business Day talk with Brian Ripley about the latest Canadian housing trends.
"TD admits they don't know what the effect from demographics (boomers heading to their graves) and immigration will be and the IPPI, CPI, Wages and National Housing Charts are all in a downtrend since the blowout in 2008." VIDEO CLIP
"Alberta is a different country"
January 10, 2013 Andy Bell and Saijal Patel at BNN Business Day talk with Brian Ripley about the latest Canadian housing trends and how housing markets are losing steam in Toronto and Vancouver but in Calgary real estate is red hot and Alberta earnings are dwarfing the rest of Canada.
VIDEO CLIP (Note to self: Don't look at the monitor; it's too creepy.)
A Canada wide housing correction is underway.
September 17, 2012 Andy Bell and Susan McArthur at BNN Business Day interview Brian Ripley on the Canada wide housing correction.
- There is a sales drop acceleration in the double digits; buyers are leaving the market.
- The Canada wide sell off has been growing since April 2012.
- Vancouver SFDs have already corrected 11.5% in 4 months; is there more room to fall?
"I think real estate is extreme religion and..."
February 16, 2012 Kim Parlee at BNN Business Day interviews Brian Ripley on the state of the Canadian Housing Bubble. In Vancouver, a new record price was set in January 2012 for an average SFD (now over $1,000,000); you can trade that Vancouver property and get four of them in Montreal.
To the question from Kim "Is it a bubble; is it foreign money coming in?" Brian replied "I think it is extreme religion and the faithful at the top end are babbling in tongues. We're hearing a lot of irrational talk about how Vancouver is different and it (the crash) will never happen here." VIDEO CLIP
Real estate as an 'oasis of stability' ?
August 16, 2011 CBC NEWS: Brian Ripley was asked his opinion by a CBC remote crew on the marketing of real estate as an "oasis of stability" touted by the National Real Estate Board of Canada. Although they had 15 minutes of a taped interview with me, only 15 seconds got to air: "...most markets in Canada have either stalled at a top or have actually reversed trend and are following the same path that real estate markets all over the world have..." The clip below highlights a slathering mob drooling over a Shitsilano turd that is to be auctioned off so that it fetches well above its $1.3 million asking price. VIDEO CLIP
Real Estate Fun Facts (the Plunge-O-Meter)
July 6, 2010 Interview of Brian Ripley and his "Fun Facts" with Michael Hainsworth of BNN.
I was in Toronto just before the G20 meeting and I overheard cab drivers and hotel doormen talking about getting into the real estate market. "That probably means the top of the market is in."
"I think we will see the March 2005 lows again in real estate." VIDEO CLIP
"Deflation is a good thing."
July 20, 2009 Brian Ripley on BNN's Headline Show with Howard Green and Pascal Gauthier (TD Economist).
Howard: Is the government enabling another bubble?
Brian: Well if a person can buy a $750,000 house in Vancouver with 5% down then yes the market is being subsidized (by CMHC).
"Deflation is a good thing." VIDEO CLIP