“The market will come off the rails in Vancouver next year. We’re seeing some China buying reductions but there will always be some Chinese money, however smart money does not chase a falling asset no matter how much they want their kids to go to the “best Schools”. Give me a break – they are not so great that Vancouver is better at education than other cities, that losing 500K is not noticed. Spring will be a disaster out west – as soon as the mainstream media pick up on this – it may self-perpetuate.”
- A Vancouver RE broker, quoted by Garth Turner at greaterfool.ca 27 Nov 2011, who also added “The first half of this year  was hot, the second half will show a dramatic cooling. Tons of sellers have given up, and will flood the market with renewed listings in the Spring “.
“Smart money does not chase a falling asset. (Price drops) may self-perpetuate.”
Readers will recognize that we’ve been saying exactly this for sometime now.
We’d ourselves probably call it ‘momentum money’ rather than truly ‘smart’ money.
But, regardless, yes, buyers will dry up into price drops; that’s what happens when speculative bubbles burst.
Price drops will beget price drops.