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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Mortgage Debt Rises As 743,000 Households Defer Payments, and Reverse Mortgages Boom

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Mortgage Debt Explodes In Growth, As Payment Deferrals Hit Over 743,000 Canadian mortgage debt is seeing growth accelerate, as hundreds of thousands stop making payments. The balance of mortgage debt reached $1.68 trillion in May, up 6.0% from a year […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canada’s National Housing Agency Sees Falling Prices In Big Cities, and Ontario Sees Outflow of Residents

Time for your cheatsheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canada’s National Housing Agency Forecasts Price Drops In Toronto And Vancouver Canada’s national housing agency sees prices potentially falling in major markets. Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal are all forecasted to be lower than they were last month. Some markets like Vancouver aren’t […]

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RBC: Toronto Real Estate Affordability is Worse, Vancouver Makes Biggest Improvement

Already unaffordable Canadian real estate became a little less affordable during the pandemic. RBC, Canada’s largest banks, updated their housing affordability data for Q1 2020. The bank observed worsening affordability, meaning housing required more income last quarter. This was due almost entirely to Ontario, as other regions saw affordability improve. Canadian Affordability Is Still Getting […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canada’s Largest Bank Calls The Top For Real Estate Prices, As Non-Mortgage Credit Defaults Jump

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Prices Peaked Says Canada’s Largest Bank, Revises Forecast Lower RBC, Canada’s largest bank, thinks Canadian real estate prices may have peaked for the year. Economists from the bank note the relatively flat movement compared to April, and expect […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: A Big Canadian Bank Forecasts The Largest Real Estate Price Drop In History, And Canadians Max Out HELOCs

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate National Bank Of Canada Forecasts Sharpest Real Estate Price Decline Ever One of Canada’s Big Six banks sees this real estate correction being the largest correction ever. National Bank of Canada is forecasting prices will decline 9.8% from late 2020 to […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canada’s State-Owned Mortgage Insurer Warns Home Buyers To Remain Skeptical of Higher Prices, and Tightens Borrowing

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate CMHC Head Warns Homebuyers To Question Motives Of Those Saying Prices Will Rise The head of the CMHC is warning home buyers to be skeptical of anyone saying real estate prices will rise. He followed the warning with a series of […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate Prices Expected To Fall, and Banks Set Aside Billions For Losses

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate CMHC’s Canadian Real Estate Price Forecast Shows Big Drops In Ontario And BCCanada’s national housing agency gave a detailed breakdown of its real estate price forecast. Prices are expected to fall later this year, and continue into 2021. The forecast ends […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Mortgage Deferrals Soar, As Government Warns Young Homebuyers

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate CMHC Warns Canadians: “Support For Homeownership Cannot Be Unlimited” The CMHC, Canada’s national housing agency, had a warning for young homebuyers: Be realistic about your debt. As a cautionary tale, the agency’s CEO walked the federal government through a scenario […]