Canada’s debt problem hit the pause button on consequences for the past couple years, but it’s back. Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada (OSB) data shows a sharp uptick for consumer insolvencies in Q2 2022. The province’s biggest cities carried most of the growth, even making up for the drops seen in some smaller […]
Canadian real estate markets are fully in a downturn and things are going to get worse before they get better. This week, Canada’s two major real estate markets reported falling home prices and sales for July. It comes as more households expect home prices to fall than rise, which hasn’t been the case in a […]
Greater Toronto real estate is proving the old adage — risk happens fast. Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) data shows the price of a typical home fell sharply in July. It was the fourth consecutive drop, coming in large enough to roll back all of 2022’s gains. Experts see the market experiencing challenges in […]
Greater Vancouver real estate continued its rut, like most of the country’s markets. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) data shows the price of a typical home fell in July. It was the third consecutive drop, coming in just a hair below the record. Despite the recent downturn, prices are still much higher than […]
The flight from cities like Toronto was supposed to be temporary, but it might not be. Despite armies of Toronto real estate agents claiming on social media that people are returning, that doesn’t seem to be the case in July data. Using Google mobile traffic, we found Toronto workplaces have a third less traffic than […]
Canadian real estate owners are stuck paying a buttload in penalties after trying to avoid taxes owed. New data from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) shows their crackdown on real estate owners/sellers has led to billions in recouped revenue. Data provided by the agency also shows they’ve collected substantial fines adding up to hundreds of […]
Non-resident investors find Canada’s real estate markets so nice they’re buying it twice… or thrice, sometimes more. Data from the Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP) shows substantial non-resident homeownership. Not new, but what is surprising is the share of non-residents, who have income tax obligations in another country, that owned multiple homes in 2020. Over […]
Canadian real estate is much worse than thought according to a Big Six bank, and investors bought most new condos.
Canadian mortgage debt has been soaring, and it’s entirely due to uninsured borrowing. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows mortgage debt was still rising in May, despite falling home sales. Drilling down into the numbers reveals it was entirely uninsured mortgage growth. The insured segment, with smaller down payments and often first-time buyers, is falling. […]
Many Canadian real estate buyers at the March 2022 that left a minimum down payment might be holding property worth less than they borrowed.