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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Real Estate Prices Forecasted To Fall, As Households Make Fewer Payments

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories.  Canadian Real Estate  Moody’s Doubles Down On Forecast Of Canadian Real Estate Prices Falling Soon One of the world’s largest credit rating agencies confirmed an early forecast of falling home prices in Canada. Moody’s had expected government measures would delay any impact to home […]

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CMHC: Nearly Half of Canadian Real Estate Markets Have “Moderate” Vulnerability

More Canadian real estate markets are seeing increased levels of vulnerability. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) released the September edition of the Housing Market Assessment (HMA). The assessment shows almost half of Canada’s major real estate markets have moderate levels of risk now. Many markets are also benefiting from government pandemic supports. That means […]

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Canada’s Largest Real Estate Markets See Permanent Resident Declines Accelerate

Canada’s largest real estate markets have seen another demand factor almost disappear. Government of Canada (GoC) data shows permanent residents admitted fell in July. The decline was strongest in two of the country’s largest real estate markets – Toronto and Vancouver. Meanwhile, Montreal is starting to see improvements, in contrast to last year. Toronto Permanent […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Home Buyers With Small Down Payments Rise, While Toronto Condo Prices Slip Lower

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories.  Canadian Real Estate Canadian Homebuyers With Small Down Payments Grows For The First Time In Years Insured mortgage credit, for those with smaller down payments, increased for the first time in years. The balance of insured mortgages reached $476.53 billion in Q2 2020, up […]

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Canadian Immigration Resumes Big Declines, As Permanent Resident Numbers Plummet

Canadian immigration numbers have resumed massive drops, after briefly showing improvement in June. Government of Canada (GoC) data shows permanent resident arrivals made big declines in July. The previous month had briefly seen the declines shrink in size, providing optimism to real estate markets. However, the month proved to be an anomaly, with the latest […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: How Central Banks Drove Pent-Up Demand Too Early, and Canadians Have Difficulty Paying Mortgages

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories.  Canadian Real Estate Understanding Pent-Up Demand In Real Estate, And How Central Banks Broke Markets Pent-up demand is a temporary rise in consumer buying, after a period of restraint. It normally appears at the end of a recession, but not this time. During recessions, […]