Real estate markets are healthy because there’s a low level of defaults, right? Not exactly. Junk economists (and that cousin of yours that gives unsolicited investment advice) often explain that the lower the levels of mortgages in arrears, the healthier the market. In actuality, it’s the opposite. Low levels of defaults are a sign that […]
Soaring real estate prices are inspiring Canadians across the country to jump into homeownership, even if they can’t afford it.
Home Capital Group, one of Canada’s largest mortgage lenders is imploding. Here’s what happened, and what it means.
Canada’s addiction to credit has created a massive shadow banking sector, which is now more than half the size of traditional banks.
Here’s a look at interest rates, and how a 5% hike would impact Canadian real estate prices. Even though the BoC “thinks” they aren’t related.
Weekly wages increased slower than the rate of inflation, leaving many Canadians with less buying power than last year.
Canadian real estate set another record, building starts. Can population growth keep up with the multi-year high for new construction?
Did foreign buyers run the Canadian real estate market in March? Not likely, since China saw another month of capital inflows, not outflows.
Looking to buy a house in 2017? Here are some of the factors you should consider when buying into Canadian real estate.
FAO, Ontario’s financial dog, has begun modeling how the province will be impacted by declining Canadian real estate prices in coming years.