Canada Real Estate

Vancouver Housing Market Is Insane, But Not Addressing It Is Crazier

David Fine | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Fine

It's only in this market, with it's unfettered influx of foreign bags of cash that this can happen. If our market was not in overdrive, we would not see such a flagrant waste of a perfectly good home and that's the thing that people are most upset about.

4 Factors That Will Determine Canada's Real Estate Market In 2016

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

The Loonie is the lowest it has been in 15 years, a barrel of gas is trading for less than $30 -- compare these factors against the rising U.S. greenback and you get one gloomy economic forecast. However, there is one section of our economy that seems to be unaffected, as real estate is showing little signs of slowing down.

The 5 Hottest Housing Markets Under $500,000

Wayne Karl | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Business
Wayne Karl

On Feb. 15, 2016, Canada's new mortgage rules kick in, mandating higher minimum down payments for homes priced higher than $500,000. But if you're planning to buy a home for less than that figure, you're in luck -- there's plenty of hot markets across Canada with average home prices of less than $500,000.

5 Things To Know About Canada's Most Expensive Housing Market

CP | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

No. 4: Prices are expected to continue climbing.

N.L. Woman Bypasses Realtors To Sell Her Home On Facebook

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business

And she says she has nothing against realtors.

Ottawa's New Down Payment Rules Aren't Necessarily A Bad Thing

Samantha Brookes | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business
Samantha Brookes

Newly appointed Finance Minister Bill Morneau grabbed lots of headlines last week with the announcement that the Liberal government was imposing more stringent down payment requirements for buying a home. The move is meant to take the air out of the still-hot housing markets of Toronto and Vancouver, and it may well do that.

Five Things To Know About Canada's New Mortgage Rules

CP | Posted 12.11.2015 | Canada Business

People in Vancouver, Toronto could feel the brunt of the new rules

GRAPHIC: This Is How Much $$$ You Need To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Business

It's become a national pastime to fret about the expense of buying a home in certain Canadian cities. But there are a few cities where buying one w...

Most Vancouver Families Choose Place Over Space

Brad Jones | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Brad Jones

The belief that people are trapped in their first home due to lack of available options in Vancouver just isn't true. The benchmark prices for condos and townhomes here are now rising at the same rate, after years of plateau. Fears of not being able to move up to a larger condo or townhouse are unfounded.

Housing Bubble Fears Are Causing A Rental Housing Boom

Ben Myers | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

Warnings of a housing correction are not new, but the frequency has increased. A couple of southwestern Ontario markets (most notably Toronto) and the Vancouver metro area are pricing out first-time buyers. In other major centres across Canada, the flatness or slowing of house price appreciation has dissuaded potential buyers from jumping in.

Renting In Canada Looks Cheap Compared To The U.S.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Business

It's become a national pastime to complain about real estate in some of Canada's largest cities. But have you SEEN how much it costs to rent down south?

Are Homes Really Too Expensive or Are Your Expectations Too High?

Ben Myers | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

Do buyers in the GTA housing market have unrealistic expectations? What is fair when it comes to affordability? I remain convinced that a single-detached home will remain beyond the reach of most people in Toronto, simply due to market fundamentals -- so we'll all have to readjust our expectations. This is where we have a problem. If people are not willing to settle on the type of residence (i.e. condo vs. single-family) or the unit size, prospective buyers are going to really feel the sting of unaffordability.

Only 'Medium' Chance Of A Toronto, Vancouver Housing Bust: TD Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Business

Don't panic!

LOOK: The Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Every Province

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.25.2015 | Canada Business

You could have a mansion. An island. Or an estate once owned by the Ford family.

First-Time Buyers Aren't Tapping Mom And Dad Like We Thought

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business

How many of us actually are?

Winnipeg's Most Expensive Home Ever Is A 'Bargain,' Realtor Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.06.2015 | Canada Business

Now THIS is what a multi-million home should look like.

This $14.5 Million Home Is The Most Quebec Estate We've Seen Yet

Le Huffington Post Québec | Patrick Bellerose | Posted 05.22.2015 | Canada Business

SWEET!

Poloz Deflates Housing 'Bubble' Fears

The Huffington Post Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Business

There is no Canadian housing bubble, the central bank governor assured Parliament Tuesday, despite the bank’s own estimate that home prices are over...

Versailles-Inspired Toronto Mansion Fails To Sell At Auction

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Business

But the home remains unfinished.

Should You Buy or Lease a Condo?

Dan S. Barnabic | Posted 06.16.2015 | Canada Business
Dan S. Barnabic

The idea of buying a condo might have crossed your mind, but before you rush into this trendy alternative housing arrangement, keep in mind that vacancies may start climbing later on this year. Here are some basic pros and cons of condo ownership, and compare buying versus leasing a condo unit.

Sunny Freeman

Real Estate Market Has Officially Hit A Soft Landing: Royal LePage

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Business

It was fun for home owners while it lasted.

This 1 Graphic Shows How Much $$$ You Need To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.07.2015 | Canada Business

We've heard the complaints: it's tough to buy a home in Canada. But just how difficult is it? Depends entirely on where you live. Toronto-based ...

The Present State of Real Estate

Dan S. Barnabic | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Business
Dan S. Barnabic

This year promises to be particularly exciting for real estate investors. For the first time in many years, we may actually see the interest rates creep up from their historical lows. The head of the US Federal Reserve, Ms. Janet Yellen, indicated on numerous occasions that the rates would go up incrementally as their quantitative easing was coming to an end.

LOOK: Luxury Canadian Homes That Just Can't Seem To Sell

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.23.2015 | Canada Business

Listing a home at an exorbitant price is one thing. Selling it is another. Many of us love to look longingly at multi-million-dollar properties...

Look: Canada's Priciest, Cheapest Cities To Rent

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.20.2015 | Canada Business

Canadians spend plenty of time discussing how expensive it is to live in places like Toronto and Vancouver.