Market update

  • Home ownership shifting in B.C. by Jamie Henry | 01 May 2014

    TD Bank says it is noticing “a shift toward non-traditional ways” of purchasing property, a trend driven both by financial necessity and personal choice, reports The Vancouver Sun. read more

  • Regina sees steep home price declines by Jamie Henry | 01 May 2014

    Overly optimistic developers and frigid weather appear to have put a bit of a dent in Regina’s housing market, reports The Globe and Mail. read more

  • BoC chief sees no housing crash by Jamie Henry | 30 Apr 2014

    The numbers certainly support the Bank of Canada’s expectations for heading off a housing meltdown. The question is, how long will that last? reports The Globe and Mail. read more

  • Rental costs skyrocket in Saskatoon by | 30 Apr 2014

    Figures from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation show between 2003 and 2013, average rental costs in Saskatoon nearly doubled, reports CBC.ca. read more

  • U.S. home prices rise in February by Jamie Henry | 30 Apr 2014

    U.S. single-family home prices rose in February and slightly beat expectations, a closely watched survey reported. read more

  • Land transfer tax costs Toronto billions: report by Jamie Henry | 29 Apr 2014

    New research shows a massive loss of economic activity in Toronto due to the Municipal Land Transfer Tax (MLTT), imposed in Toronto in 2008. read more

  • What Google searches reveal about Canada’s housing market by Jamie Henry | 29 Apr 2014

    Want to know when the housing market will take off? Ask Google, reports The Globe and Mail. read more

  • U.S. pending home sales jump by Jamie Henry | 29 Apr 2014

    Contracts to buy previously owned U.S. homes rose in March for the first time in nine months, a sign the housing market could be stabilizing after suffering a setback from a rise in interest rates and a severe winter. read more

  • CMHC reduces mortgage insurance offerings by Jamie Henry | 28 Apr 2014

    Canada's federal housing agency will stop offering two types of mortgage insurance next month, in the latest move to curb its ballooning, taxpayer-backed mortgage insurance business and contribute to housing market stability, reports Reuters. read more

  • U.S. billionaire bearish on Canadian housing by Jamie Henry | 28 Apr 2014

    A noted American investor, who won big betting against subprime mortgages in 2007, now seems to be Bearish on Canadian housing, reports a Canadian financial website. read more