Market update

  • Commercial real estate facing bubble scenario by WM | 24 Mar 2014

    Experts around the world once believed the residential real estate market was once heading for a bubble situation, but they now think the same will happen to the commercial market, reports The Globe and Mail. read more

  • Wading into the bidding wars by WM | 24 Mar 2014

    Homebuyers across Canada are being thrust into multiple offer situations, and this is not just limited to the hot markets of Toronto and Vancouver, reports the Financial Post. read more

  • Winter wreaks havoc on Woodstock market by WM | 21 Mar 2014

    One of Ontario’s worst winters on record has slowed Woodstock’s housing market, and local experts hope the springtime will turn it around, reports the Woodstock Sentinel Review. read more

  • Is Canada’s inflation rate too low? by WM | 21 Mar 2014

    The steady upward climb of the consumer price index appears to have eliminated concerns that Canada was moving towards disinflation, but it may be premature, reports Yahoo! Canada Finance. read more

  • Renters prefer bikes to Bentleys by WM | 21 Mar 2014

    Most condo buildings include parking for tenants' cars, but these days, tenants are looking for more bicycle-friendly places to live, reports Canadian Real Estate Wealth. read more

  • Canada’s debt-to-income ratio decreases slightly in Q4 by WM | 20 Mar 2014

    Canada’s household debt-to-income ratio fell from a record high in the fourth quarter of 2013 while net worth rose, adding to the Bank of Canada’s belief that the housing market is in for a soft landing, reports the St. Albert Leader. read more

  • Demographic shift may be hampering Canada’s growth by WM | 20 Mar 2014

    Bank of Canada governor Stephen Poloz believes that demographic forces and the aftermath of the global financial crisis are limiting economic growth, reports CentralBanking.com. read more

  • Loonie falls below 89 cents by WM | 20 Mar 2014

    A stronger U.S. greenback has caused the Canadian dollar to fall for the second consecutive day, reports The Globe and Mail. read more

  • Regina market’s performance bucks national trends by WM | 19 Mar 2014

    Average home prices In Regina fell in February, in contrast to a nationwide increase of 10 per cent, reports the Regina Leader-Post. read more

  • Regulator makes mortgage rules easier for brokers by WM | 19 Mar 2014

    A top regulator has created a tool to help mortgage brokers understand the licensing requirements for mortgage transactions in different provinces, reports the Digital Journal. read more