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Canadian Real Estate To Cool Later This Year, “No Urgency” For Measures: Scotiabank

One of Canada’s largest banks isn’t joining its peers in a call for housing cooling measures. Scotiabank Chief Economist Jean-François Perrault thinks the country should take a wait-and-see approach. The bank is warning a hasty decision could unfairly penalize existing homeowners. They suggest Canada wait it out, because rising inventory may solve the issue in […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: IMF Warns Canadian Real Estate Prices Are Overvalued, and Over-leveraged Borrowers Now A Record Market Share

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s biggest stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Overvalued, Toronto Needs A 28% Correction For Fair Value: IMF Many Canadian real estate markets are massively overvalued, according to the IMF. Their model shows Toronto’s estimated value is 28.2% lower than current prices. Vancouver’s estimated fair value is […]

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Canadian Mortgage Approvals For “Over-leveraged” Borrowers Soars To A Record High

Canada’s banking regulator is seeing a spike in highly indebted mortgage borrowers. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) observed renewed growth in the exposure of mortgages to “over-leveraged” households in Q4 2020. Low interest rates are fueling rapid growth in borrowing — for both quantity and size. The share of mortgages going […]

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Canadian Real Estate Markets See Risks Rise, Toronto Now Highly Vulnerable: CMHC

Canadian real estate markets are getting riskier, says the country’s national housing agency. The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporate (CMHC) released its quarterly risk assessment for March. The agency now believes two-thirds of the country’s largest markets show elevated risks. Five of those markets are now showing a high degree of vulnerability. Canadian Real Estate […]