Canadian real estate buyers pay steep premiums to own, compared to their global peers. IMF research shows Canada’s house price-to-rent ratio, the difference between renting and buying, is one of the highest in the world. Owning a home in Canada more closely resembles ratios in countries like Latvia and Slovak Republic, than countries like the […]
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 […]
An elite group of US economists are declaring a recession with just one quarter worth of data. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), a private organization of top economists is the pseudo authority on the US business cycle. The organization has declared the US economy began a recession in February. This marks the end of […]
One of the world’s largest banks is seeing the beginning of a global real estate correction. UBS, a Swiss multinational mega-bank, published the 2019 Global Bubble Real Estate Index. Analysts from the bank are seeing more favorable financing conditions around the world. Despite the cheap money, the bank is also seeing the beginning of a […]
Toronto is still the King of North American real estate development. The Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) Crane Index shows Toronto had 120 active construction cranes in July. Toronto not only tops the list for the most real estate development in North America. It also has more than twice the number of active construction cranes than […]
No other North American city has more high-rise construction cranes, as the rush to develop Toronto real estate reaches a fevered pitch.
Canadian real estate prices skipped the Great Recession, but most places weren’t so lucky. Analysts from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS), the central bank for central banks, crunched the numbers for G20 real estate prices. The majority of advanced economies saw home prices rise in 2017. Despite the increase, home prices in half of […]
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on the most important real estate stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Mortgage Growth Grinds To A Halt, Slowest Growth Since 2001 Mortgage debt growth is slowing very quickly across Canada. Bank of Canada numbers show mortgage debt stood at $1.528 trillion, up $2 billion from the month before. This […]
Global real estate prices are on the rise, and Canada’s leading the pack according to the IMF…it’s not a good thing.
This week we found out the world’s most expensive cities, Chinese buyers might have hit peak, and Canadians are making less than last year.