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New mortgage rules and higher rates to push Canadian home sales lower in 2016
The rate of home-sale activity will still remain out of line with "long-run averages," says TD Economics.
Josh Sherman February 11, 2016
The low Loonie is a surprise boon for these Canadian housing markets
Instead of splurging on a holiday south of the border, some Canadians are choosing to buy a vacation home, says the president of a local realtor association.
Josh Sherman February 10, 2016
This was the one province where home construction ramped up in January
It's no surprise the province is home to one of the hottest housing markets in the country.
Josh Sherman February 5, 2016
After weak 2015 start, Toronto housing records stronger performance this January
Sales activity in Toronto's housing market picked up year-over-year in January.
Josh Sherman February 3, 2016
How the Bank of Canada’s key interest rate works, and what it means for mortgages
Here's everything you need to know about the central bank's overnight rate.
Josh Sherman February 1, 2016
‘Strong evidence of problematic conditions’ in four Canadian real estate markets, says national housing agency
To arrive at its overall evaluations, the CMHC considers four main factors: overheating, price acceleration, overvaluation and overbuilding.
Josh Sherman January 27, 2016
These are the world’s most unaffordable housing markets, according to Demographia
'Severely unaffordable' Vancouver came in at number three on the global ranking.
Michael Aynsley January 25, 2016
No change to key interest rate as Bank of Canada sees strength in exports
The central bank stands pat.
Josh Sherman January 20, 2016
Why Toronto realtors think 2016 could be the best year for GTA home sales yet
The worst-case scenario for the Greater Toronto Area’s housing market in 2016 is one in which annual home sales reach their second-highest level on record, the Toronto Real Estate Board predicts.
Josh Sherman January 19, 2016
Big Data with Big Ben: Are you smarter than a housing analyst? (2016 Edition)
Take the 2016 quiz and find out the results from last year!
Ben Myers January 19, 2016
Will the Bank of Canada cut the overnight rate again this week?
Five of Canada's biggest banks provide insight into what to expect from the Bank of Canada's next key lending rate announcement Wednesday.
Josh Sherman January 18, 2016
Experts see some resiliency in Alberta real estate markets as oil prices collapse
It’s not all doom and gloom in Alberta's too largest real estate markets.
Josh Sherman January 15, 2016
Canadian home sales in 2015 nearly break all-time sales record
Last year, activity hit a level that was only 3 per cent shy of 2007, the best ever year for home sales in Canada.
Josh Sherman January 15, 2016
Will the low Loonie ramp up US investment in Canada’s hottest real estate markets?
BMO Economist Robert Kavcic sheds light on what the lonnie's plummet means for real estate investment at home and to the south.
Josh Sherman January 14, 2016
Affordability and weakened local economies to take a toll on 2016 Canadian home price growth: Royal LePage
“The frenetic pace of our country’s largest housing markets should moderate throughout the year ahead,” said Phil Soper, Royal LePage’s president and CEO.
Josh Sherman January 13, 2016
Average GTA home price has tripled since 1996, will rise further in 2016: RE/MAX
The strong US dollar and investors looking for stability amid a volatile stock market will push GTA home prices higher in 2016, the major realty franchise says.
Josh Sherman January 12, 2016
2015 sees a sluggish end for Canadian home construction
Although year-end housing starts were up from last year, without Toronto's condo-construction boom, that wouldn't be the case, says CMHC.
Josh Sherman January 11, 2016
How will RBC’s mortgage rate hike impact the Canadian housing market?
TD Bank economist Brian DePratto weighs in on what happens if other banks follow RBC's move.
Josh Sherman January 8, 2016
Record-breaking year for GTA home sales capped off by second-best December ever
Limited low-rise inventory drove the average home price in the GTA up this year, says the Toronto Real Estate Board.
Josh Sherman January 6, 2016
Canada among top countries for stable real estate investment: survey
Is Canada facing an impending market correction? These investors don't think so.
Josh Sherman January 4, 2016
Many Canadian households ‘utterly unprepared’ for rate hike: economist
Economist David Madani says Canadian households are addicted to low interest rates, and that spells trouble.
Josh Sherman December 31, 2015
Confidence in Canadian housing market wanes, says Bloomberg poll
It may be the approach of tighter mortgage regulations, but whatever the cause, Canadians’ confidence in the real estate market seems to be lagging.
Josh Sherman December 29, 2015
Canada’s big banks respond to CREA’s updated year-end housing forecast
TD, Scotiabank, and BMO weighed in.
Josh Sherman December 18, 2015
Risk of a housing market correction remains ‘elevated’: Bank of Canada
Imbalances in the Canadian housing market are just one vulnerability for the Canada’s financial system.
Josh Sherman December 16, 2015