Toronto real estate debt has been soaring, but how much other debt do households have? Equifax numbers from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) show that the majority of debt is real estate related, but there’s still a whack of consumer debt. When broken down into payments, consumer debt requires nearly as much cash […]
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s top real estate stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadians Borrowed Another Billion Against Their Homes Over A 31 Day Period Canadians are increasingly tapping their home equity for short-term loans. Total HELOC balances reached $284.64 billion in outstanding debt. That means Canadians racked up an extra $994 […]
Canadian real estate continues to be used as an ATM to drive the economy. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) numbers show the balance of loans secured with homes hit a new high in March. While the outstanding balance did hit a new all-time high, we did witness the first taper of growth […]
Toronto condos printed a new all-time high for the fifth consecutive month. However, rapidly decelerating price growth may indicate we’re approaching the end of this run.
Canadian real estate sales see the slowest April since 2009, with Toronto and Vancouver leading the declines.
Canadian real estate prices continue to see cooling growth, but still saw growth. The Teranet – National Bank House Price Index (Teranet HPI) shows prices climbed across the country in April. The monthly rise sounds great, but there were a few warning flags. The increase was one of the smallest for an April, and most […]
Canada’s ever expanding supply of money is finally starting to take a breather. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show M1+, a narrow measure of country’s money supply, is slowing in growth. The taper is most likely a sign that higher interest rates are impacting households. The measure is a useful indicator for the sale of […]
Time for your cheat sheet on the most important real estate stories this week. Canadian Real Estate Canadians Have $201 Billion In HELOC Debt, And Over 30% Is In Toronto And Vancouver Canadians are rapidly borrowing against the values in their home. The outstanding balance of Home equity line of credits (HELOCs) across Canada is […]
Local Millennials have had enough of Toronto and Vancouver, and are starting to leave. Statistics Canada’s latest intraprovincial migration numbers show the number of people leaving the cities for different parts of the province, is accelerating. The trend is showing huge growth in the crucial Millennial demographic. A demographic that will be entering their prime […]
Want to see how wacky Canada’s residential real estate markets have become? Check out the total value of all cities. Statistics Canada (StatsCan) just released the total value for all residential real estate in Canada… for 2015. Despite the “old” number, it’s still useful for making broad market observations. Especially when you realize the whole […]