Canadian real estate buying power is taking a real hit. Bank of Canada (BoC) April numbers show, new borrowers paid the highest mortgage rates in years. Fast rising rates mean people are shaving off serious amounts of borrowing room. Here’s Why You Care About This The higher the interest rate, the less credit is extended […]
Canadians are holding onto less cash, according to the country’s central bank. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show M1+, a measurement of “cash,” is seeing growth plummet. The deceleration of growth is a sign that consumers are spending more to service debt. That’s the good news. The bad news is it’s also a sign of […]
Canadian real estate sales are feeling the pinch of higher interest rates, and consumer credit isn’t far behind. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show household debt printed a new record high. Despite the record high, the rate of growth continues to slow for consumer debt levels. The decelerating growth is yet another indicator that the […]
Canadian real estate sales have been increasingly been propped up by private mortgages, but just how large is this market?
Record low interest rates? Don’t worry, lenders are making it up in volume. Statistics Canada’s latest release shows interest payments on mortgages in Q1 of 2018 are showing the largest growth since 2008. The multi-quarter record growth has households paying the most they’ve ever paid in interest per quarter, ever. Canadians Paid A Record Amount […]
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on the most important real estate stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Mortgage Growth Grinds To A Halt, Slowest Growth Since 2001 Mortgage debt growth is slowing very quickly across Canada. Bank of Canada numbers show mortgage debt stood at $1.528 trillion, up $2 billion from the month before. This […]
Worried that Canadians didn’t get another interest rate hike yesterday? Don’t be. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show the M1+, a broad measure of “cash,” continues to see tapering growth. That might not mean a lot to most people, but it may be signalling that households are still feeling the impact of the previous interest […]
Canadian real estate drove debt levels across the country to a new record high, but higher interest rates have kicked off a deceleration of growth.
Canada’s ever expanding supply of money is finally starting to take a breather. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show M1+, a narrow measure of country’s money supply, is slowing in growth. The taper is most likely a sign that higher interest rates are impacting households. The measure is a useful indicator for the sale of […]
Canadian real estate debt hit a new high, and the news gets worse as they explain it further. The Bank of Canada (BoC) updated household debt numbers for March. In a speech this week, BoC’s Governor Stephen Poloz also gave further insights on the numbers. The record debt levels are concentrated in a smaller segment […]