UBC professor shrugs off overvaluation for renters
As Bank of Canada Governor warns of a housing bubble in the Canadian housing market, an assistant professor at UBC claims this does not mean much for renters
Toronto’s condo lifestyle set to boom this year
Condos will face its “first real test” this year as more compact homes are set to emerge across Toronto – and investors are betting on big returns.
Okanagan house starts rise by 19%
An increase in the number of Canadians wanting to build homes in the Okanagan has been observed by the latest report from the CMHC
CMHC data reveals more housing starts than expected
Data from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corp shows more homes were started this January than expected, particularly for multi-unit buildings.
British company keeps gloomy prediction for Canadian housing market
“Enjoy it while it lasts,” is what economist David Madani has said of the current low levels of housing prices in Canada, adding that “tell these real estate people just because it hasn’t happened, doesn’t mean it won’t.”
Royal Bank of Canada predicts Alberta prices to dip
The Royal Bank of Canada predicts a 16% plunge in sales of the Alberta’s existing homes, as oil prices continue to drag the provincial economy.
Canada ranks second in highest household debts
Canada now trails only Greece as a leader in worldwide household debts, according to new research.
Mayors to discuss housing as one of top summit agendas
Mayors of Canada’s biggest cities are to meet in Toronto to discuss matters such as housing, infrastructure, and transportation this week.
IMF revises outlook for Canadian housing market
A new IMF staff analysis suggests a national real house price overvaluation between 7% - 20%, however there would be important regional differences.
Toronto housing market expected to excel
Toronto is proving predictions by economists to be correct, which stated that the city’s housing market will excel due to plummeting oil prices and the historical low levels of interest rates.