Canadians made an unexpected move to deleverage a little of their HELOC debt. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows HELOC debt fell in December. The decline was unusually strong for the month, at a rate not seen in decades. The drop wasn’t enough to bring the trend negative, however growth is negative in real terms. […]
Canadian real estate owners borrowed another billion of their home equity. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) numbers show the balance of loans secured by home equity hit a new record in October. The balance, which is slowing in growth, is primarily consumers borrowing for personal consumption. Loans Secured By Residential Property Loans […]
Canadian’s withdrawing home equity can’t stop, won’t stop. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) filings show the balance of loans secured by residential real estate hit a new record high in September. Despite fast rising interest rates, borrowing for HELOCs haven’t slowed down one bit. Loans Secured By Real Estate Loans secured by […]
Canadian real estate owners are wasting no time burning though that new equity. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), using Equifax data, crunched the number HELOC borrowers across Canada. The agency found two-thirds of borrowers have used their HELOCs, and owe an average of nearly six-figures. Tapped Vs. Untapped HELOC Debt Home equity line of […]
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on the most important stories of the week. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Owners Are Paying The Most To Service Debt Since 1993 Rising interest rates and huge mortgages are eating up household income across Canada. Canadians had a debt service ratio (DSR) of 6.51% in Q2 2018, […]
Canadian real estate used to borrow more debt reached a new record higher. Office of the Superintendent Financial of Institutions (OSFI) filings show the balance of loans secured by homes reached a new high in July 2018. The vast majority of the balance is due to personal loans like HELOCs, which are actually seeing growth […]
Time for your weekly cheat sheet for this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canada’s HELOC Problem Is One Of The Biggest Risks For Real Estate Canada’s home equity line of credit problem has reached epic proportions. The balance of outstanding HELOC debt reached $286.81 billion in Q2 2018, up 1.83% from the quarter […]
Canadian real estate owners received a windfall of equity over the past decade. Rather than selling for a profit, many are turning to home equity lines of credit (HELOC) to reap the rewards. The popular form of debt allows owners to borrow equity in their home, and pay it back like a second mortgage. They’re […]
Another $2 billion worth of equity was withdrawn from Canadian real estate in June, sending the outstanding balance to a new record.
Residential real estate renovations in Canada are being fueled by an extraction of home equity, especially by older Canadians.