Canadians are increasingly discussing negative interest rates. Since negative interest rate policy is unconventional, there aren’t many examples. Further, there isn’t much discussion from experts that understand the concept. Despite what I’ve heard some real estate agents tell people, it won’t lead to the market boom they assume. In fact, it typically requires a horrible […]
Relax, everything’s fine. Or maybe it’s not. The Bank of Canada (BoC) quietly made plans to buy government backed mortgage bonds, last week. The move is designed to increase the bank’s assets, and arguably assist the housing market. That sounds great, until you realize how these things work. It’s a similar set-up to the one […]
Greater Toronto real estate may not be much more affordable, but it’s a lot easier to find a new home. Altus Group and BILD GTA data show a lot more new home inventory in September. The market is also seeing fewer new home sales, and lower prices for detached home… but higher condo prices. Greater […]
There’s a lot of factors that impact real estate prices, but they all ultimately depend on liquidity. Liquidity is just a way of saying there needs to be people that want to buy your home, and have enough money to buy it. The money used to come from income and savings, but in the late […]
Canadian residential real estate mortgage credit is falling to levels we haven’t seen in years, even with easy access to leverage.
Not that you needed a report to tell you this, but Canadian real estate is now at record levels of unaffordability. The RBC Economics Affordability Index approached record highs in Q2 2018. The index, which tracks how expensive it is to buy a home, hasn’t been this high since the 1990 Canadian real estate bubble. […]
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canada’s Minor Interest Rate Hikes May Be Setting Up Major Economic Problems The impact of rising interest rates is showing up in Canada’s measure of “cash.” The M1+, a measure of cash-like instruments, increased 3.9% on an annual basis in […]
The Canadian real estate market is slowing down, and it’s hitting mortgages. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show mortgage credit grinded to a halt in July. The annual rate of mortgage growth fell to the lowest level in nearly 18 years, and is set up to go lower. Canadians Owe Over $1.52 Trillion In Mortgage […]
The Bank of Canada’s M1+ is seeing growth plummet, as households and businesses adjust to the central bank’s interest rate hikes.
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate The Average Mortgage And HELOC Payment Is Soaring In Toronto And Vancouver Canadians are facing higher payments on mortgages and HELOCs, especially in Vancouver and Toronto. The average monthly mortgage payment in Vancouver reached $1,794 in Q1 2018, up 6.5% […]