Thursday, July 19, 2012

Must listen to...

Garth Turner on the Howe Street channel.

How we got here and how it is changing big-time!

For those who think 'we are different'. Garth explains the situation where banks gave cash-back they gave someone with no skin in the game, the 5% deposit and the CMHC (tax-payer) insured the other 95%!

So no incentive for the lending institution to be sensible since they are throwing the risk right at the CMHC. The mortgage broker gets a commission IF the deal is done, not for being cautious. The bank manager builds up his book. The CMHC gets to pump up it's chest and the buyer, seller and realtor are all happy.

So who loses? We all do, when this ponzi scheme come apart.



  2. Anymore sell/list stats to share?

    Came across this one ... "Centum Inc are the first to introduce the 50-year mortgage produce which is now available in Canada."

  3. Be careful when you comment on Garth's site. If he doesn't like what you have to say, he not only blocks your comment he submits your email to spammers.
    I have been reading and commenting since VHB days ae "Jim".
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    1. get entertained elsewhere then

  4. cMonsterhc, C, F & H knew what's going on behind the door for all the years, and threw out a bone or two in a timely manner.

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  5. This e-petition is a drop of water in the Ocean. But the lessons learned finally "sunk-in".

    1. Too late unfortunately. Like in the US the financial industry pays a lot of the election war chest for those who are going to subsequently regulate and legislate over it.

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