Weak Canadian Home Sales Are Dragging Future Building Intentions 

Canada’s real estate slowdown is still trickling into other data points, like future building. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows the value of building permits fell in December. Weak home sales and higher rates are dragging builder intentions from record levels. However, the intentions remain historically high, especially compared to pre-pandemic volumes.  Canadian Building Permits […]

Canadian Building Permit Values Fell As Housing Demand Softens From Peak

Canadian future building construction intentions tapered as interest rates climbed, shows permit data. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows the value of building permits, a leading indicator, made a small dive in March. Future building plans remain elevated compared to pre-2020. However, residential plans slowed as expected after record building activity. Canadian Building Permit Values […]

Canadian Building Intentions Surged Higher In February, Boosted By More Housing

Canadian building intentions surged higher as the economy became more dependent on construction. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows building permits surged higher in February. The optimistic rise for the industry is still mostly for the construction of new housing. However, a big (but temporary) boost resulted from rising government spending as well. Canadian Building […]

Canadian Real Estate Has Seen Home Building Intentions Rise 44% Above Normal

Canadian real estate has outgrown productive investment, and it’s not slowing down. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows building permits, considered a leading indicator for future building intentions, climbed in November. The growth is entirely attributed to home building, now running 50% above pre-2020. More housing is nice, but Canada is already sinking more investment […]