A comment here reminded me that I hadn’t updated in some time my frivolous use of Google Trends to check the real estate bubble. Recall, a year ago I posted the top normalized cities for Google searches for “real estate crash”. This time I did something similar, albeit changing to “real estate bubble”, which is a higher volume search than is “crash”.
It’s interesting that Vancouver, Canada, leads the results, even ahead of Irvine, California. Is this just a schadenfreude search out of Vancouver, or is bubble fear there truly the highest in North America?