The value of Canadian real estate has been debated for some time. Those that benefit from ownership, often say “fundamental value” is sending prices higher. Further adding that the increase of home prices, results in an increase of wealth for the country. Housing activists say that real estate has become highly commoditized. They argue, escalating […]
The Toronto real estate scene appears to be grossly misinformed when it comes to rent controls. Since Ontario announced the Fair Housing Plan, real estate agents, developers, and even politicians have said the province is attacking landlords. You’ve probably heard someone on the news, or even a friend, discuss how the “unfair” the new Rental […]
New York City is getting an additional tool to crack down on real estate flippers. The new tool is just one of the few ways the city is letting speculators know they aren’t welcome.
Canadian real estate has entered a down cycle, with price gains rapidly tapering and sales across the country falling the most since the Great Recession.
Mortgage debt on residential Canadian real estate is now more than a third of the size of Canada’s GDP. Here’s the reason that’s an issue.
French NGO, Sherpa, is alleging that millions of dollars in Canadian real estate bought by “corrupt African leaders” was obtained with questionable cash sources.
Canadians didn’t experience the Great Recession, not to the extent that the rest of the world did. Sure, we logged a few quarters of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) declines, but there aren’t all that many heartbreaking stories of loss in Canada. This is often credited to the shrewd moves the Bank of Canada made. Rather […]
A top Chinese property executive thinks Canadian real estate prices will be impacted by stress testing buyers, more than foreign property taxes. She blames easy credit to absorb asset inflation, which it turns out the Bank of Canada has been saying for years.
The Chinese government just seized control of Anbang, one of China’s largest real estate buyers, and now controls billions worth of Canadian real estate.
Foreign buyers looking to buy Canadian real estate just got a massive hurdle when obtaining a mortgage, from CIBC – one of the country’s largest banks.