New housing rules may not be enough to slow down this bustling market, as international and home-grown developers set their sights on growth
Record low interest rates have kept brokers busy this year and there are no signs of slowing down on the horizon, according to one association.
Historical predictions of an oversupplied housing market caused by a mass exodus of baby boomers from their residential homes have been debunked by a new study.
Household debt increased in the third quarter but is lower than the previous estimate for quarter two.
A higher number of homebuyers are turning to alternative lenders as the big banks have tightened restrictions on mortgages.
The Bloomberg Nanos Canadian Confidence Index has fallen to its lowest figure for 10 months.
Finance ministers are asking Ottawa to give them more help with costs of roads and transit improvements.
Finance Minister Joe Oliver, who is currently in meetings with his provincial finance minister counterparts, has said the government may take steps to rein in an overvalued housing market.
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has upwardly revised its forecast for annual housing sales in 2014 and 2015, projecting 481,300 units in 2014 – an annual increase of 5.1 per cent and the strongest annual sales since 2007.
A number of mortgage and title insurers signed a letter of intent Friday to formalize their commitment to launching a new industry association.
CMHC is to triple the charges it makes to some financial institutions.