This Week’s Top Stories: Toronto Real Estate Looks Like A Classic Bubble Chart, and Canadian Interest Rate Hikes Are Setting Up For An Economic Slowdown

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 […]

This Week’s Top Stories: Toronto and Vancouver Detached Sales Continue To Slow, While Mortgage Payments and HELOCs Soar

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% […]

The BoC Still Thinks Canadian Real Estate Is More Affordable Today Than In 2008

Unaffordable real estate? The Government has no idea what you’re talking about. The Bank of Canada (BoC) Housing Affordability Index (HAI) shows affordability improved since 2008. Despite the hard to believe reading, it provides an interesting warning. Affordability of real estate is deteriorating with minor rate hikes, compared to 2008. Housing Affordability Index The BoC’s […]