Canada Housing Market

First-Time Home Buyers Willing To Fork Over More: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A Bank of Montreal report on first-time home buyers says the average budget has increased to $316,100.That's up nearly six per cent from an ...

West Alberta Vs. The Rest

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's housing market is set to surge in 2014, making it a rare bright spot in a country where markets have generally stagnated, says a new report....

5 Predictions For the 2014 Toronto Housing Market

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

Now that 2014 is here, let's take a look at my top five predictions for what will happen in the Toronto housing market in 2014.

A Cause For Concern: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is again flagging Canada's overheated housing market and sky-high household debt as the biggest domestic threats to the ec...

Real Estate: Is it Better to Buy First or to Sell First?

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

I get asked all the time by prospective home sellers whether they should sell their home first and then buy, or whether they should buy first and then sell. The short answer is that there is no right decision, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both options.

Gen Y Struggles In Housing Market

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Some of Generation Y is rebelling against an uphill battle of purchasing affordable homes or securing reasonable rentals by moving into non-traditio...

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...

Absurd Property of the Week: Vancouver vs. Saskatchewan

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're on to the flatlands of Saskatchewan this week. I thought instead of picking a price point, I'd have a look at what an average home costs in Regina.

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?

Jesse Ferreras

How Canada's Housing Crash Could Take The Economy Down With It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's housing market is falling in the country's major cities and it could very well drag the economy down with it, a prominent housing analyst sai...

Canadians Bailing On Housing Market: RBC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The number of Canadians expecting to buy a home within two years has dropped dramatically even though overall confidence in real estate rema...

'Economic Shock' Could Send House Prices Tumbling 44%

Financial Post | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Business

A severe economic shock, such as the kind that hit Japan in the early 1990s and California and Nevada in 2006, would have to knock Canadian housing pr...

The Condo Boom Is Back (This Month, Anyway)

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A big month-to-month jump in multi-unit housing construction is being credited with a higher rate of Canadian housing starts in February.Cana...

Toronto Home Sales Implode

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The number of homes sold last month in the Toronto area was down about 15 per cent from the same time last year.The Greater Toronto Area Rea...

Housing Starts Dip But Still Surprise Economists

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Housing starts declined for the fourth consecutive month in December, but remained well above sustainable levels, leading to further fears th...

Bad News In Housing Keeps Building Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts fell in November for a third straight month.The agency says there were 17,6...

Housing Market Feels A Chill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There's mounting evidence October was a weak month for sales of Canadian housing.A new monthly analysis by Teranet shows Canadian housing pr...

Housing Slowdown Goes Nationwide: CMHC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The pace of home building slowed in October to a softer reading than economists expected in a report by the federal mortgage insurer, providi...

‘No Mortgage Pre-Approval Was Needed’: Is Canada’s Condo Market Going Nuts?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.06.2012 | Canada Business

A report from an equity research firm into the Toronto condo market raises serious questions about the possibility of irresponsible mortgage lending, ...

Our Housing Crash Won’t Be Like America’s: CIBC

CP | Posted 12.30.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The news out of Canada's real estate market isn't good, but the country will avoid a U.S.-style real estate meltdown, CIBC said Tuesday. ...

Housing Prices Cooled In September: Survey

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 12.24.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A new survey says Canadian home prices weakened in September as new mortgage rules introduced in the summer appeared to keep some buyers out...

Should We Stop Encouraging Home Ownership?

CBC | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada Business

Home ownership is often connected to the notion of living the "American dream." But it is as much a part of Canadian identity as it is in the U.S. ...

Catastrophe Or Boom Times? Depends On Whom You Ask

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.06.2012 | Canada Business

Whether Canada’s real estate market is among the strongest and most resilient in the world, or whether it is on the precipice of a major correction,...

Flaherty: Falling House Prices 'Desirable'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.31.2012 | Canada Business

The recent softening in some of Canada’s most expensive housing markets is a good thing, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said Friday. The weakening...

Rachel Mendleson

Canada's Housing Bubble To Burst In A Big Way?

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 08.24.2012 | Canada Business

As debate about the stability of the Canadian housing market continues to swirl, a new report has come down firmly on the side of the bubble believers...