Canadians are cooling on home equity line of credit (HELOC) loans, but homes are still being used as ATMs. Filings show the balance of HELOC loans fell slightly in November. Don’t let that fool you into thinking the spree of home equity spending is over though. Households are still borrowing hundreds of millions per month […]
Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate What Canadian Real Estate Correction? Detached Market Surges Up To $52k Higher Canadian real estate is showing signs of a firming market. The price of a typical single-family home across Canada fell 1.2% to $748,800 in December. Five markets bucked the trend, […]
Canadian real estate is showing signs of life… or it’s making its last death rattle. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows single-family home prices fell in December. A handful of beaten down markets proved to be an exception though, with one rising over $50k in the month. Yes, a single month. Canadian Real Estate […]
Canada’s central bank doesn’t see the country’s real estate slump ending soon. Bank of Canada (BoC) shared its expectations for housing in its latest Monetary Policy Report (MPR). The central bank expects falling home sales to find a bottom in the near future. However, it won’t be enough to stop housing from dragging the economy, […]
Toronto was a great place, but neglect and arrogance has it facing a brutal future. It tops the global real estate bubble index, and a sharp recession is ahead. There’s construction everywhere, and residents have no idea who this city is being built for. Young people are fleeing rapidly, and taking the city’s energy with […]
Canada’s economy is eroding at an unusually fast rate, and financial conditions are tightening. Oxford Economics, a global macro research firm, warns their recession index shows a recession is almost certain at this point. It’s unlikely to be a brief one either, with the central bank unable to rely on lower rates due to high […]
Canadian households saw their net work drop by $1 trillion in Q2, the largest quarterly decline in history.
Canadian household debt is climbing much faster than income, and that’s going to limit their ability to respond in a crisis.
This week’s top stories include two “Big Six” banks sharing a worsening outlook for Canadian real estate and Toronto prices plummeting.
Canadian mortgage borrowing might be slower but even slower is a breakneck speed as the overstimulated market tries to calm.