Canadian home prices have been growing at a breakneck speed, and incomes aren’t even close to keeping up. Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) numbers show Canada topped the house price to income index. Canada’s gap between house price and income growth grew so fast, it tops the list of high-income, advanced economies. House […]
Canadians love real estate so much, they’ve sent price growth higher than almost all of its peers. US Federal Reserve numbers show the market had the highest price growth of any G7 country, as of 2018 Q3. Just last year, prices in Canada were the fastest growing annually in the group. This year, they’re the […]
No other North American city has more high-rise construction cranes, as the rush to develop Toronto real estate reaches a fevered pitch.
Canadian real estate prices skipped the Great Recession, but most places weren’t so lucky. Analysts from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the central bank for central banks, crunched the numbers for G20 real estate prices. The majority of advanced economies saw home prices rise in 2017. Despite the increase, home prices in half of […]
Global economies are becoming more interconnected, and so are real estate markets. Researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) measured prices in 44 cities, and 40 countries – both in advanced and emerging markets. What they found is that whole countries are seeing real estate prices in the closest synchronization since the Great Recession. Even […]
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.
Global wealth migration is accelerating, but wealthy families (and their real estate dollars) aren’t as interested in moving to Canada as they used to be.
The process of buying US and Canadian real estate is going to become even easier for wealthy Chinese buyers. Juwai, China’s largest overseas property portal, is teaming up with a high net-worth investment association, to develop a stronger overseas real estate investment eco-system.
China is dealing with some of the world’s most ruthless real estate speculators. Here are some lessons Canada should take away.
Due to my background, I’m invited to quite a few privileged conversations. One of those occurred a few months ago, when a Beijing-based money manager sent my office an email, and asked if I could meet him in Toronto for coffee. He was fairly vague, but said he just wanted to have a casual conversation […]