Canada Housing Bubble

What Housing Bubble?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Conference Board isn't buying the notion that Canada's housing market will suddenly crumble, saying the most likely outlook is for a mode...

Bad Weather Can't Stop It

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts picked up last month, ending a string of modest declines that began in Nove...

Housing Bubble? Shh..

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s housing market “bears very close watching” because of the risk it is becoming overheated, the country’s top banking regulator said Mo...

9 Signs Canada Has An Epic Housing Bubble

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Business

Maybe Canada doesn’t have a housing bubble. Maybe this time, it really is different. Maybe life expectancies have grown, and with them, people’...

Canada Looking 'Bubbly,' The Economist Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s real estate industry has declared the prospect of a housing market bubble dead, but The Economist isn’t listening. The U.K.-based maga...

If Canada's Housing Market Crashes, These Guys Will Survive

CP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The Fitch ratings service says it believes Canada's big banks can likely withstand a moderate to severe housing downturn — but they would...

Calm Before The Storm?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's much-watched housing market is sending out mixed signals these days — even for analysts.A spate of fresh data and yet one more mar...

Daniel Tencer

Twisted Economy: Canada Ditches Manufacturing, Builds Condos Instead

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Business

Call it a sign of the times. StatsCan’s most recent data on employment show the number of jobs in real estate in Canada jumped 3.9 per cent in t...

No Sign Of A Housing Correction..

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Home prices in Canada are showing no indications of falling this year, a survey by Royal LePage suggests.A report by the real estate company...

Condo Craze A Major Risk To Canada: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - An overbuilt and overpriced condominium market is posing a risk to Canadian households, banks and the economy in general, the Bank of Canada ...

Construction Jobs Soar, Housing Starts Soar -- Is The Bubble Back?

The Huffington Post Canada | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Business

A large and unexpected jump in the number of housing starts across Canada in May has some worried about overbuilding in the housing market. Housing...

Absurd Property of the Week: Vancouver vs. Alberta

Melissa Carr | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

People live in lots of other cities in our country and for many different reasons. Yes, Vancouver is beautiful. Yes, we have a mild climate. Yes, our quality of life here is amazing! However we also have tons of rain, an out-of-control cost of living and -- absurd property prices. Anyway, I digress. I'm on the last leg of my cross-Canada tour. Today we'll have a look at what your Canuck bucks will fetch you in Alberta.

Thanks To Me, There's No Housing Bubble In Canada!

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Business

Canada doesn’t have a housing bubble — but it would have, had it not been for the government’s mortgage rule changes, Finance Minister Jim Flahe...

Absurd Vancouver Property: Vancouver vs. Toronto

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're almost halfway across Canada in out 'Absurd Vancouver Properties' series. This week we're focused on three Toronto houses and what domestic perks they hold against f*%king ridiculously priced properties sprinkled throughout Vancouver.

This Is A Healthy Housing Bust..

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is dismissing fears about Canada's housing market, saying the current slowdown is welcome news and that there i...

Getting A Mortgage Could Get Even Harder

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Business

Landing an affordable mortgage may become even more difficult in Canada if the country’s banking regulator moves forward with rules reducing the len...

Guru Who Made Bank Off U.S. Housing Crash Sets Sights On Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.09.2013 | Canada Business

A hedge fund manager who became widely-known for predicting and making money off the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble is warning that Canada’s re...

Absurd Vancouver Property Of The Week

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Last week we had a look at properties in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This week we move on to New Brunswick, where $1.1 million can buy you a country estate, located on over one square kilometre of untouched land, including a seven-acre spring-fed lake. What will it buy you in Vancouver?

We're Number 1 In Housing Bubbles!

The Atlantic | Posted 03.28.2013 | Canada Business

Canada has a new worthwhile initiative. After years of booming prices, that bastion of politeness north of the border is looking to avoid a catastroph...

The Economist's Shocking Numbers About Canada's Housing Market

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.11.2013 | Canada Business

House price overvaluation “is especially marked in Canada,” says a new report on the state of the world’s housing market from The Economist. ...

Is This the Year the Toronto Housing Bubble Deflates?

Jenna Em | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Business
Jenna Em

My husband and I couldn't believe that simple family homes in the GTA could sell at the same prices that mansions used to! The truth became evident: There was just not an appropriate home for us in the current market at our price point.

Daniel Tencer

Is Canada’s Job Market In A Bubble?

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 12.08.2012 | Canada Business

Canada’s job market had a stellar November, with 59,000 net positions created — six times what economists had predicted — while the jobless rate...

Housing Market Diving? Mission Accomplished!

CP | Posted 12.03.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is not worried about a housing collapse, saying he is happy he has helped cool the market with the latest rou...

Housing Bust Could Be Good For Economy: CIBC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - One of the country's big banking groups has issued a report saying that a cooling in Canadian house prices may not be all bad news.The CIBC ...

Daniel Tencer

Tories' Mortgage Rules Threaten Economy: Industry Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.19.2012 | Canada Business

Ever since Canada’s housing market began swooning earlier this year, mortgage brokers, bankers and real estate agents have been busy telling us that...