What's to come in 2017

Deep Breath In. Now Exhale. 

January is known to be the month of the Winter Blues. With bills from December, and the unknown of what is to come of 2017. It could be a very worrisome time.

Let's flip the script! January is our month of Rejuvenation. It's a time to reflect on what is to come in a positive way. Yes, there's many unknowns but there's also many possibilities.

I read a great book called How to Stop Worrying and Start Living. If you're the type of person that nitpicks and worries about everything or thinks about the what-ifs and what could be, then this is a book for you.

So you might be asking what's the point of this blog post? Well I've been reading a lot of news articles and hearing a lot in the news about the forecast of the real estate market.

Forecasting is a dark art
— Gurinder Sandhu

A lot of it is speculation and plenty of it is opinion-based. What I've learned in my real estate career is to be patient, time tells all. 

Mid-January to February is the time in real estate when changes are made. Changes that come mainly from banks and/or the government. Yes changes can be made at any time throughout the year but time and time has shown that February is the month to look out for. Last February we had a new down payment rules. This February we expect an announcement about the mortgage rates. 

Update: January 16th our Financial Minister, Bill Morneau, rules out housing measures for now. 

So take this month by the reins. Set your goals and get your mind in the game. Switch up a few of your bad habits and create new routines. And let's look forward to what's to come.

In good health and love wishing everybody all the best in 2017!