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RBC: Toronto and Vancouver housing affordability still at high-stress levels

RBC: Toronto and Vancouver housing affordability still at high-stress levels The fourth quarter of 2016 saw Canadian housing costs remain at overheated levels despite the imposition of various federal and provincial measures to address the prevalent issue of home affordability, according to a fresh report released by RBC Economics Research last week. In the latest […]

‘White-hot’ Vancouver, Toronto housing markets could be dragged down by rest of Canada, report says

A new report from Moody’s Analytics says Canada’s two priciest markets could eventually be dragged down by housing results in the rest of the country. Toronto condo king Brad Lamb delays Alberta projects amid oil slump: ‘The situation is worse than 2008’ Lamb Development Corp. is delaying construction of two condominium projects in Alberta as […]

Oil prices are making housing forecasts a tough call in Alberta

Plunging oil prices have made it almost too difficult to predict what will happen in the Calgary housing market, according to a new real estate forecast. As Vancouver home prices surge out of reach, businesses worry how to retain staff Business groups are raising the alarm about Vancouver’s ability to attract and retain the talent […]

Toronto house prices’ heady gains expected to continue into 2015

Canada’s largest housing market continues to show price gains which the Toronto Real Estate Board says will continue into 2015. The board said the average sale price in November was $577,936, a 7.4% increase from a year ago. Year-to-date prices are up 8.4% to an average of $567,198. Related Great news coming if you’re renewing […]

Joe Oliver wants to lower taxpayer exposure to the housing market — but there’s no specific plan to do it

  TORONTO — Finance Minister Joe Oliver says Ottawa won’t be making any protective moves in Canada’s housing market. At a news conference Thursday, Oliver says the government’s long term aim is to gradually reduce taxpayer exposure to the residential real estate market, but there is no specific plan. Oliver’s predecessor, Jim Flaherty, moved four […]

Movin’ on up: Couple eye bigger home, a solid retirement foundation

After working out of the country for a year, Edgar and Abby are ready to set down roots. He’s self-employed, bringing in anywhere from $120,000 to $200,000 a year. She works in communications, earning roughly $90,000 a year. He is 41, she is 34. They have a toddler and hope to have another child or […]

CMHC admits ‘data gap’ in foreign ownership of Canadian real estate

The president of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. acknowledges there may be a “data gap” when it comes to the degree of foreign ownership in the marketplace, as debate swirls over whether overseas buyers are inflating house prices in markets like Vancouver and Toronto. Tracking foreign buyers in Canada’s housing boom: Can we do it? […]

Housing still cheaper in popular U.S. snowbird states than 2006 peak levels, new report shows

TORONTO – Housing prices in popular U.S. snowbird destinations are rising but are still below peak levels seen in 2006, says a new report. The outlook by BMO Financial Group says overall, housing prices in the U.S. have increased by 20% in the last two years, but are only about halfway to the peak levels […]

No matter what statistics show, Canada’s housing boom is about to end, experts say

October 23, 2014 by  
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It might be hard to convince some Canadians the end of the housing boom is near based on new statistics from the Canadian Real Estate Association which show prices still rising.   Marriages, of course, get into trouble for all kinds of reasons, and rarely are they simple ones, but divorce lawyers and those in […]

Spending on renovations outpaces new home construction

More money was spent renovating homes in Canada than building new ones during the 12 months to the end of June, according to data compiled by the Bank of Montreal. “In the four quarters through [the second quarter], renovation activity outpaced investment in new residential construction $48.4-billion to $46.3-billion, as the latter has rolled over […]

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