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    How are bears betting against the Canadian housing market?

    What financial instruments and methodologies are you using to bet against the Canadian housing market?

    Obviously the market is going to tank at some point. Detached gave out last year and all that remains is a hyper-inflated condo segment.

    How are you planning to make money from the pending crash/correction?

    I want you to point your finger at me. I want you to call me names.

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    If you want to bet against the housing market short the bank stocks. Good Luck

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    I have to have a laugh at people that talk about the Canadian housing market and then proceed to talk about the Toronto market. But I guess that goes along with the idea that Toronto is Canada...the rest of the country doesn't matter.

    Detached homes in most of Canada are stable to rising. Condos are the only housing that is affordable in a couple of Canadian markets...so I don't know about it being hyper inflated. And if you want to make money from a crash...and you are right...just short Canadian banks and other lenders. Best of luck with that.

    I'm not shorting banks right now...I think the Toronto market is probably going to go like Vancouver...a short pause then some growth. But if I wanted to invest it would be other parts of Canada...not Toronto or Vancouver.

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    Short CAD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yomero5 View Post
    Short CAD.
    Just buy USD denominated real estate or bond fund.
    Excuse the spellings, typing from mobile

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smallcock View Post
    What financial instruments and methodologies are you using to bet against the Canadian housing market?

    Obviously the market is going to tank at some point. Detached gave out last year and all that remains is a hyper-inflated condo segment.

    How are you planning to make money from the pending crash/correction?
    Going to tank? Housing market has fallen over 30% the last year!! If that is not 'tanked' then I don't know what it will look like !?!
    people don't remember what you said or what you did. they remember how you made them feel !

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    Quote Originally Posted by faveone View Post
    Going to tank? Housing market has fallen over 30% the last year!! If that is not 'tanked' then I don't know what it will look like !?!
    Not in Toronto. Transactions have dropped but I wish prices dropped by 30%... I would seize the opportunity to buy more real estate. Toronto is still undervalued!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOODG View Post
    Not in Toronto. Transactions have dropped but I wish prices dropped by 30%... I would seize the opportunity to buy more real estate. Toronto is still undervalued!!!
    Sales always drop long before prices. If sales drop and inventory grows, prices typically decline. Even if we're in the beginning stages of a crash/correction it could take years to hit bottom. The crash in 1990 bottomed in 1996.

    Condos are keeping prices up.... for now...

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