Canada

Canadian Bank Regulator Tightens Credit, As The Household Debt Risk Emerges Again

Despite rainbows and unicorns, Canadian household debt problems didn’t just disappear. In fact, they got worse in many cases, and the economy is finally strong enough to start thinking about them. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), the country’s bank regulator, announced the domestic stability buffer (DSB) will rise in October.  The […]

Canada

Canadian Real Estate Industry Cuts Existing Home Sale Forecast By Thousands of Units

The Canadian real estate rollercoaster continues, as expectations temper from recent highs. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released its quarterly forecast for existing-home sales. The industry organization is still expecting a record number of home sales this year. However, the rapidly changing environment has led them to cut expectations by thousands of units. Over […]