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In 1981 there is an important real estate market bubble. Back then, home buyers were confronted with skyrocketing interest levels nearing 20%, plus an annualized inflation rate of 12.5%. The unemployment rate was at 13%. This became the child boomer period that saw a rise in need for real estate. The housing prices as well time were obviously almost 1/10th of the things they are today, but the child boomer bulge that stampeded to the housing market have also been faced with increased closing costs. More than 20% of the homes bought were sold within 6 weeks, indicating a quantity of investors looking to realize money though a quick flip. A profit they wouldn't see for years to come. The demographic shift led to prices being pushed up, and we could see afterwards from 1981 industry cooling off, or bubble bursting. The market softened for approximately 7 years before it saw another significant spike. 1990 This year saw a drop of sales including 20-25%. Those who invested back then, could only now realize an appreciation with their asset around 5.3%. Interest rates in 1990 were very unfavourable, topping somewhere near 14-15% for 1 and 5 year mortgage rates. The normal price for the home was ready $220,000-230,000. When the housing bubble burst, there was a national default rate of 0.28%. 1990 seemed to be the start of your increasingly strong housing market. Vancouver's population as shown about the graph began to rise. It's estimated that about 14% with the properties bought at this time were sold within 6 weeks, indicating another frenzy of flipped properties and increased prices. The index of affordability was near 65%. There would be a less dramatic jump in average prices when compared with 1981, plus a more modest levelling off until mid 1990's. 1998 The housing marketplace surrounding this period was faced with a number of issues. The leaky condo crisis and also the Asian Contagion both played an important role in North Vancouver's property market. MLS records have shown the quantity of sales only amounted to 16,000. Although 1998 was the beginning of the steadily increasing upswing, we will take a look at what brought the market industry in a slump. Real estate prices peaked in 1995 along with the market saw a correction within the following four years. The market activity was exacerbated with the world economic environment. The 'Asian Contagion' began in Japan when lending institutions were bound to bad loans. They were slow to react and couldn't take decisive action. An inflation bubble occurred and so they went into deep recession which hurt overseas investors who held investment securities, and their economy went bust. The Asian financial crisis triggered the Russian financial crisis, and also this domino effect brought worldwide economic trouble. We can see about the graph that around that time, property prices had bottomed out. The leaky condo crisis also brought demand down for detached homes, as households weren't able to sell their condos and afford to generate such a move. The planet economy crisis led developers to capitalize around the market choosing a dive, which therefore led on the reduced quality of housing structure. They didn't build up to code which caused water to ingress over the roof, in addition to unsuitable installing of membranes around the building envelope. This problem cost millions of dollars, forcing owners to spend nearly $70,000 that they couldn't afford. 1999-2008 Instead of isolating a certain year between this time around period, it could become more functional to evaluate all the events that led to a massive increase in home prices that people now face today. After the events surrounding 1998, there was a lots of pent up demand for housing that started a sequence reaction with homebuyers. Sales of detached/ attached homes, and apartments increased 16% within a year, leading to some healthy recovery inside the resale housing market. Interprovincial migration was another factor in increased market activity, a net flow BC hasn't seen for 2 years. In 2001, the Government decreased capital gains taxes from 75%-50% in promoting investing and increase sales volumes. In 2004, North Vancouver realtors in real-estate market was impacted by record breaking activity. The continuing pent up demand, low interest rate rates, and word that Vancouver won the bid for that 2010 Olympics squeeze GVRD about the map together with the hottest property markets to invest in, particularly in Canada. All with this activity led to a burst of new house construction, going to a 33% increase over the same period the last year, or more significantly, a 137% spike from five-years ago. In fall of 2007, real estate prices were at its peak. The benchmark price for the detached home was at an unusual $771,250 according to MLS Link Housing Price Index. Sales in 2007 were upwards of 38,000. As we can see for the real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver's graph, the average home price for 2008 was $825,206. Vancouver's growing economy, rising incomes, increased immigration, and better employment had the market in a very healthy position, nonetheless it begun to cool down in the following months. The GVRD continues to be bound by its limited land base, in the middle of mountains, water and agricultural land reserve. The recession can also be a determining factor regarding why the prices are starting out level off, and affordability is marginally improving once we enter a buyer's market.