Canada

RBC: Toronto Real Estate Affordability is Worse, Vancouver Makes Biggest Improvement

Already unaffordable Canadian real estate became a little less affordable during the pandemic. RBC, Canada’s largest banks, updated their housing affordability data for Q1 2020. The bank observed worsening affordability, meaning housing required more income last quarter. This was due almost entirely to Ontario, as other regions saw affordability improve. Canadian Affordability Is Still Getting […]

Canada

Canada’s Population Explodes At The Fastest Rate Since 1990, Even With Outbreak

Canada’s national statistics agency is estimating monster growth for population. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) population estimates show fast growth in Q1 2020. The population is now estimated to be growing at the fastest pace in 3 years. Canada’s Population Estimate Grows At Fastest Rate Since 1990 Canada’s population is growing at the fastest pace in […]

Canada

Toronto and Vancouver Incomes Decline, While Canada Is “Virtually Unchanged”

Income growth is tepid, according to new data from Canada’s national statistics agency. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows the median after-tax income of families and unattached individuals was nearly flat in 2018. That’s not incredibly surprising, however drilling down there’s some interesting details. Most notable to us – the pricey real estate markets of […]