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This Week’s Top Stories: How Central Banks Drove Pent-Up Demand Too Early, and Canadians Have Difficulty Paying Mortgages

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories.  Canadian Real Estate Understanding Pent-Up Demand In Real Estate, And How Central Banks Broke Markets Pent-up demand is a temporary rise in consumer buying, after a period of restraint. It normally appears at the end of a recession, but not this time. During recessions, […]

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Understanding Pent-Up Demand In Real Estate, And How Central Banks Broke Markets

“It’s pent-up demand, bro – the market’s recovered” is one of the most common things I hear these days. Unfortunately, most people parroting the words don’t actually understand what they’re saying. Pent-up demand means a temporary surge of buying activity, that falls when demand catches up. Temporary being the key word. Under normal circumstances, this […]

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Canada Doubled Down On Real Estate In 2005. Now It’s The Biggest Bubble The G7 Has Ever Seen, and It’s Getting Bigger

Canadians know real estate prices have grown quickly, but most have no idea how it compares to the world. US Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas (US Fed) data shows how home prices evolved since the Financial Crisis. While most countries scrambled to balance home prices with local economic growth, Canada doubled down on housing. The […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Over Half of Toronto and Vancouver Can’t Afford A One-Bedroom Rental, and Foreign Buyers Are Disappearing

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Real Estate Sales Make A Small Gain, Weighed Down By Vancouver Canadian real estate sale made a small climb this year. There were 47,755 sales according to CREA, up 0.30% from last year. The number is higher than the […]