Canada

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 […]

Canada

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 […]