One year ago, I made the case Vancouver’s housing market was being driven by foreign money. My evidence was the fact high-end properties were appreciating more than low-end properties. This doesn’t happen when local buyers are fueling large price gains with borrowed money.
Over this past year, the real estate market in Vancouver has gone to a whole new level of insanity.
The question is, are we still seeing higher-priced properties appreciating faster than entry-level homes. If so, that would demonstrate that the Vancouver market is still being primarily driven by foreign capital. The answer is an obvious ‘yes’.