Canada

Canada’s Real Estate Supply Shortage Is Being Declared A Myth In Pricey Markets

The supply shortage pushing Canadian real estate buyers to the limit doesn’t exist. It’s an unexpected take from the Union of British Columbia Municipalities (UBCM). The Government report, building on SFU City Program Director Andy Yan’s research, shows BC’s housing supply kept pace with its population. This follows a BMO Capital Markets report showing Ontario’s […]

Canada

Hyper-Stimulative Policies Are Driving Canadian Real Estate Prices, Not Supply: BMO

Canadian real estate prices are unique due to how expensive it has become, but not when it comes to recent price growth. BMO chief economist Douglas Porter explained, once again, monetary policy drove prices higher. Central banks adopted “hyper-stimulative” policies to drive excess demand to push prices higher. To illustrate this, he contrasts Canada with […]