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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% […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Mortgage Growth Plummets As The Credit Cycle Breaks Down, and Toronto Real Estate Inches Lower

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Mortgage Growth Plummets To The Lowest Levels Since 2001 Canadian mortgages growth is slowing, and fast. The balance of mortgage credit at large lenders reached $1.515 trillion, up $5.06 billion. That sounds huge, but it’s actually almost half of […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Seniors Go On A HELOC Funded Renovation Binge, And Every Real Estate Market West of Ottawa Cools

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Every Major Canadian Real Estate Market West Of Ottawa Is Cooling Down The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released date for their largest markets. The data point that jumps out is the shift in the sales to new listings ratio (SNLR). […]

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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 […]