Canada’s real estate hubs of Toronto and Vancouver are slowing down. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) numbers show the price of a typical home in small cities climbed the most over the past year. In fact, the economic suburbs of Toronto and Vancouver have outperformed the cities over the past 5 years. Vancouver Real Estate […]
Greater Vancouver condo buyers are having a sudden shift in sentiment. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) numbers show price growth continued the trend of rapid price deceleration in September. The deceleration was most likely due to rising inventory and falling sales. The condo market has now exited a seller’s market for the first […]
Canadian real estate sales made a larger than exepcted decline in September, as the market got hit with the worst September since 2012.
Canadian real estate prices are stalling, according the country’s largest land registry operator and a Big Six bank.
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on the most important stories this week. Canadian Real Estate Gasp! Canadians Might Have To Actually Make Enough Money To Buy Real Estate Soon Canada’s banking regulator wants to put an end borrowers depending on equity to get a mortgage. Equity lending, the process of depending on “earned” equity […]
Rising interest rates are already drying up credit for Canadian households. Bank of Canada (BoC) numbers show household credit hit another all-time high in August. More concerning is the rising balance is seeing a rapid decline in growth. Rising rates have sent the annual pace of growth to the lowest it’s been over 35 years. […]
After years of doing mostly nothing, Canadian regulators are springing into action. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI), after successfully rolling out B-20 Guidelines, are turning their focus to equity lending. Mortgages issued this way allow lenders to gloss over income, and rely mostly on equity in the home. 1 in 5 […]
New housing construction is grinding to a halt across Canada. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) numbers show a sudden drop in new housing starts in September. The drop sent starts to the lowest levels in nearly two years, and here’s why that’s important for the economy. Here’s Why You Care About Housing Starts Housing […]
Greater Vancouver’s detached real estate market had a rough start to fall. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) numbers show nearly every major market indicator deteriorate in September. Generally speaking, the detached market saw lower prices, plummeting sales, and higher inventory. Vancouver Detached Real Estate Prices Drop Over $76k The price of a typical […]
Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Understanding How The Credit Cycle Impacts Canadian Real Estate Prices There’s a lot of debate about the influence of local factors on housing, but they’re all trumped by the credit cycle. We take a quick dive through the credit cycle, […]