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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 […]

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Greater Toronto Real Estate Development Files Insolvency After Inflation Squeeze

Canadian real estate developers are being squeezed by inflation, and it’s turning ugly. The Hazleton Development Corporation obtained Companies’ Creditor Arrangement Act (CCAA) protection on April 20, 2022. The developer cited rising costs as one of the primary issues putting a 265-home project at completion risk. In this particular case, costs rose less than typical […]

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The Canadian Government’s Housing Plan Makes No Sense and “Won’t Happen”: BMO

Canada’s latest budget sets ambitious housing supply targets, but it’s mostly hot air. BMO broke down the Federal government’s new supply measures for Capital Markets clients this morning. If possible, the plan in Budget 2022 to double home construction shows they still don’t understand inflation. Or Millennials, come to think of it. Though it doesn’t […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate Forecast To Correct, and Supply Issues Overblown

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories.  Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Prices Expected To Drop 24%, Can Crash 40%: Oxford Economics Oxford Economics just warned clients that home prices are in for a correction. The global forecasting firm sees Canadian home prices falling 24% by mid-2024. Previously they expected a […]

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Canadian New Home Construction Begins To Slow As Forecasts Call Fewer Starts

Canadian new housing construction is slowing, but remains above pre-pandemic levels. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data shows new housing starts slowed in January 2022. The number of new homes to start construction fell below last year’s level. Financial institutions forecast this will continue for at least a couple of years. Canadian New Home […]