Canada Sees Personal Loans Against Real Estate Jump, Business Loans Plummet

Less Canadians are putting up their homes for business loans, and more are doing it for personal ones. Filings with The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) show loans secured against residential property showed moderate growth in April. The loans, such as HELOCs, showed growth almost exclusively for personal consumption. Meanwhile, the dollar […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: IMF Warns Real Estate Prices Are A Risk For Canada, and Canadians Are Paying A Record Amount Of Interest

Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate IMF Warns That Canadian Real Estate Is A “Key Domestic Risk” The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is warning that real estate is a “key domestic” risk to Canada. Changes in price expectations, increasing mortgage rates, and unemployment could all be triggers […]

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This Week’s Top Stories: Canadian Mortgage Growth Slows To 2001 Levels, and Real Estate Prices Are Synching Across The World

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on the most important real estate stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Mortgage Growth Grinds To A Halt, Slowest Growth Since 2001 Mortgage debt growth is slowing very quickly across Canada. Bank of Canada numbers show mortgage debt stood at $1.528 trillion, up $2 billion from the month before. This […]

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Global Real Estate Prices Are Synchronizing & Creating A Real Estate Supercycle… That’s Bad

Global economies are becoming more interconnected, and so are real estate markets. Researchers at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) measured prices in 44 cities, and 40 countries – both in advanced and emerging markets. What they found is that whole countries are seeing real estate prices in the closest synchronization since the Great Recession. Even […]


This Week’s Top Stories: Toronto Is The Country’s Fastest Cooling Real Estate Market, and Canada’s Debt Is Concentrated In 3 Cities

Time for your weekly cheat sheet on this week’s top stories. Canadian Real Estate Toronto Real Estate Leads The Country In Average Price Declines, Saint John Pops Higher Ontario is seeing the fastest declines in average sale prices, while Eastern Canada is moving higher. Toronto led the decline with an average sale price of $804,584 […]