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Housing sales in July highest since early 2010

August 28, 2014 by  
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Sales of existing homes rose for the sixth month in a row in July, hitting their highest level since March 2010, as some of the country’s softer real estate markets sprung to life. Cities such as Montreal, Ottawa, Victoria, Winnipeg and Halifax received a sales boost from June on a seasonally adjusted basis, even as […]

Condo choices not always an apples to apples comparison

Will an apple a day keep the condo investor in play? A Toronto developer trying to bring the concept of urban growing to Calgary thinks an apple orchard in the middle of two towers might be the next amenity condo buyers appreciate. “I don’t think people will buy a condo to be next to an […]

Canadian home sales rise 0.8% to highest level in four years – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

July 22, 2014 by  
Filed under Recent News

Canadian existing home sales in June reached their highest monthly level in more than four years as prices continued to rise in some of the country’s hotter markets. But the housing market is becoming an increasingly local story with the disparity between hot and cold markets growing across Canada, something the Canadian Real Estate Association […]

Calgary’s energy boom is fuelling record surge in luxury home sales – ask a Vancouver mortgage broker

Sotheby’s International RealtyThe estate, once owned by the Ford family of Henry Ford heritage, listed for $37.9-million, with views of the Rocky Mountains, comes with four fireplaces, $1 million in mouldings and two garages for six cars. Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Email Comments More Larry Lindholm made his fortune in Calgary’s booming energy industry, building and […]

Can you afford a home in these cities? – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Housing affordability is a national disaster that begs further investigation. The average national resale home price in May: $416,584. The annual gross income needed to afford that price based on a 5-per-cent down payment and a five-year mortgage: $89,363. The estimated median family employment income: $68,692. In that $20,671 shortfall is the considerably, but not […]

Canadian home prices rise a modest 0.8% in May, typically one of the strongest months for sales: Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

TORONTO — Canadian home prices rose in May but the pace of 12-month home price appreciation decelerated slightly, the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index showed on Thursday. Why Canada’s housing boom could be in for a big echo A new report suggests housing market has stronger legs than thought because echo boomers, who now […]

Monster May for housing sales doesn’t mean the market won’t slow – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

May was a phenomenal month for existing homes sales across the country but the jump in activity might say more about the harsh winter than the state of the market. Calgary’s housing market making a dramatic comeback The Calgary housing market is so hot that an economist reported Tuesday that only 15 condominiums in the […]

Bad weather can’t put a dent in Canadian housing sales – Ask a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Spring came late for the Canadian residential real estate market but despite the delay the organization that represents the country’s realtors is still predicting a 1.2% jump in activity for 2014. Calgary’s housing market making a dramatic comeback Te Calgary housing market is so hot that an economist reported Tuesday that only 15 condominiums in […]

Toronto tops for speedy home sales: How does your city measure up? – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

Calgary might have the hottest housing market in the country right now, and Vancouver’s might be the priciest, but Toronto is tops when it comes to the speed with which homes are selling. The homes that sold in the Toronto area last month were on the market for an average of 20 days. Homes that […]

Home prices showing ‘early signs of accelerating’ – Consult with a Vancouver Mortgage Broker

The Globe’s new Real Estate Beat offers news and analysis on the Canadian housing market from real estate reporter, Tara Perkins, and others. Read more on The Globe’s housing page and follow Tara on Twitter @TaraPerkins. Canadian home prices appear to be picking up a little steam. The gains come even after a sluggish winter for home sales, and […]

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