Canada is selling itself as a global hub for immigration, and people want in—temporarily at least. Temporary resident applications surged higher in Q1 2023, according to the latest data from the IRCC, Canada’s immigration department. Despite fewer permanent resident applications, temporary resident applications have surged so quickly the agency has turned to artificial intelligence to […]
Canadian real estate prices have been spiraling lower, but is a change in trend around the corner? Data from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) shows that the price of a typical home increased in February. The national composite’s benchmark price had not moved higher since rate hikes began nearly a year ago. One increase […]
Expectations from Canada’s largest real estate bulls are crashing. The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), the organization that oversees Realtors, released its latest quarterly forecast for home prices in 2023. Most markets are now forecast to see home prices contract this year, but that’s not the biggest takeaway. Expectations from the industry rapidly collapsed as […]
Canadians are still dumping expensive provinces for, well, less expensive ones. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) released its latest interprovincial migration estimates for Q3 2022. The biggest losers of residents to other provinces were BC and Ontario, the former printing its first net outflows in nearly a decade. The biggest winners were Alberta and Nova Scotia, […]
Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Was The Bank of Canada Reckless For Saying Rates Will Be Low Until 2023? Was it reckless for the Bank of Canada (BoC) to tell households that interest rates will be low until 2023? Yes. Central banks are supposed to be responsive […]
Canada didn’t just see households go mad for real estate—companies did too. Data from the Canadian Housing Statistics Program (CHSP) shows corporate ownership surged in 2020. Large companies bought a significant number of homes when interest rates fell. The fastest growing segment of corporate owners were those with at least 100 homes. Yes, you read […]
Global real estate is entering a downturn that will kill growth, and it’s the worst in Canada. That was the gist of numbers from Oxford Economics today. The macro-research firm crunched the numbers on housing as a share of GDP, and Canada had the highest share. As home sales and building slows, this will leave […]
Canadian real estate prices just made the largest monthly drop ever in the history of the Teranet-National Bank House Price Index.
Canadian real estate affordability is getting worse as the market adjusts to higher rates. A Bank of Canada (BoC) update to its Housing Affordability Index (HAI) shows a sharp climb in Q2 2022. An average household now requires nearly half their income to service a mortgage. It’s a level rarely seen in Canada, and experts […]
This week’s top stories include two “Big Six” banks sharing a worsening outlook for Canadian real estate and Toronto prices plummeting.