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. […]
BMO made a downward revision to its Canadian real estate forecast as the bank notes a surge in cancelled listings and failed closings.
Canadian variable rate mortgage costs are rising, but National Bank of Canada doesn’t see the “trigger rate” being hit.
Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Expected To See A “Historic Correction,” Biggest Drop Ever: RBC Canada’s largest bank feels we are in the middle of a “historic correction.” RBC said the housing downturn is much faster and deeper than expected. Consequently, they’re downgrading their […]
Higher interest rates are slowing mortgage borrowing but debt is still growing fast. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows outstanding mortgage credit climbed in May 2022. Falling home sales are beginning to erode the pace of borrowing. Even with the minor slowdown, mortgage debt is likely to surpass the size of GDP soon. Canadian Mortgage […]
Canada’s largest bank sees the country’s real estate bubble popping like no other. Last week we explained RBC is getting ready to revise its forecast lower, and they made it official today. The bank explained to investors the correction will be larger than previously expected. They’re now forecasting the largest downturn in history for both […]
When the pandemic hit Canadians bought as much toilet paper and real estate they could find. We took a dive through data provided by the Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP) on homeownership in 2020. A massive share of Canadian homeowners aren’t stopping at 1 home, but provinces have seen up to 1 in 5 owners […]
Canada’s oldest bank is doubling down on its claim the housing supply shortage is a myth. BMO Capital Markets wrote to clients on Thursday morning with another data point — completions compared to household formations. The bank’s analysis argues housing completions have outpaced household formations for two decades. However, easy credit and wave after wave […]