Foreign speculators looking to buy a home in Canada might encounter a few hiccups in the next few years. The country is in the middle of a snap election, and housing is the hot topic — especially foreign ownership. Just this morning, the ruling Liberal Party announced they would ban non-resident buyers. This is the […]
Despite a booming US real estate market, foreign buyers have been sitting this one out. National Association of Realtors (NAR) data shows foreign buyers made a big drop in the year ending March 2021. The pandemic didn’t have much of an impact on budgets, but fewer buyers came to market. Foreign Buyers Spent 27% Less […]
Toronto and Vancouver condos are starting to attract foreign buyers again… at least the newer inventory is. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data show a mixed movement in 2020. Toronto’s total rate of non-resident condo ownership declined, while Vancouver’s increased. Both cities are still seeing non-resident ownership of new supply climb though. Foreign Buyers […]
US real estate is once again the top spot for Asian buyers, according to China’s largest foreign property portal. Juwai crunched the numbers on the top destinations for Asia’s buyers, in its annual report. The US claimed the number one spot in 2020, after falling behind countries like Thailand in prior years. Canada managed to […]
Greater Vancouver real estate, once a hot commodity for foreign buyers, is losing appeal. BC’s non-resident homebuyers made a sharp decline in January. That might be a one-off, but last year’s numbers still show a modest drop in foreign buyers. There is an interesting shift in buying behavior though. Greater Vancouver is seeing a smaller […]
Canada’s getting serious about housing supply… or at least trying to make you think it is. The Government of Canada (GoC) made its economic statement yesterday, including a plan to tax non-resident homeownership. The tax, which may be rolled out within the next year, sounds aggressive. However, two of the country’s most populated regions already […]
The pandemic turned a global slowdown into a global downturn, and it’s just getting started. World Bank analysts have noted a rapid revision of economic indicators around the world. The organization is now forecasting a synchronized downturn, spread over 90% of economies. This would be the largest global recession in history, surpassing the previous record […]
Foreign buyers aren’t into US real estate these days. National Association of Realtors (NAR) numbers show a lot less foreign buyers in the year ending March. This is the second year volumes have declined, printing the fewest foreign buyers in at least a decade. US Real Estate Is Less Attractive To Foreign Buyers In 2019 […]
Statistics Canada has updated the non-resident real estate ownership stats for Greater Toronto. Finally, some data!
Juwai is teaming up with JD.com to sling Australian, US, and Canadian real estate to Mainland Chinese buyers in just a few days.