Canadian Housing Bubble

Housing Speculation An Addiction Canada's Economy Can't Kick

Wolf Richter | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Business
Wolf Richter

The entire economy - including government revenues and thereby the services offered by these governments - depends on wild property speculation. And everyone is praying that it can somehow be maintained.

Foreign Buyer Tax Will Make Government Rich, But Won't Fix Housing

Ike Awgu | Posted 08.11.2016 | Canada Business
Ike Awgu

The government of B.C.'s decision to impose a 15 per cent hike in Land Transfer Taxes for foreigners who buy real estate in metro Vancouver will do almost nothing to lower high housing prices. It will, however, generate even more money for a government that has already profited enormously from foreign nationals.

Chinese Media Warns Canada's Housing Crash Will Put U.S. To Shame

Stephen Punwasi | Posted 08.05.2016 | Canada Business
Stephen Punwasi

Shots fired! While our media has been pointing out how Chinese buyers are driving up real estate prices, the Chinese media has been dissecting our economy and government, and warning Chinese buyers of the dangers of owning Canadian real estate.

Blame Canadians, Not Foreign Money, For 'Housing Bubble': Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.21.2016 | Canada Business

"This is a bubble. A very big bubble. And it is going to end in tears."

Canada's Banks Would Lose Billions In A Housing Crash: Moody's

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.20.2016 | Canada Business

But it wouldn't exactly be a repeat of the U.S.'s housing bubble.

These Are The Households At Risk From A Canadian Debt Shock

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Business

With Canadian household debt hitting record highs this fall, economists are trying to figure out who's most at risk in the event of a debt shock, like...

5 Signs Canada's Housing Markets Are Out Of Control

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business

You’ve heard it before: Canadian housing is in a bubble, and a price crash is headed our way. It’s been said enough times in the past six years or...

Selling Canadian Homes to Foreigners Cuts Both Ways

Dan S. Barnabic | Posted 10.20.2016 | Canada Business
Dan S. Barnabic

If the next Canadian government doesn't take serious pro-active measures to ensure that the cost of sheltering for Canadians becomes affordable, there is a good possibility where, in a not so distant future, foreigners may become major landlords of Canadian homes, dictating their prices and rentals. Effectively, they'll become in position to hold Canadians at ransom in their own country.

Mulcair Fears 'Terrible Surprise' In Housing Market

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Business

“Look at a city like Vancouver. How can a young couple even live in the city where they’re working? That’s not good for families and not good for the economy."

Harper Wants To Find Out Just How Many Foreign Investors Are Buying Homes

CP | Posted 08.12.2016 | Canada Politics

The spending Stephen Harper promised could ultimately lead to strict rules about what kinds of homes — existing or new — foreign investors are allowed to own.

Canadian Housing Market 'An Accident Waiting To Happen'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.24.2015 | Canada Business

Crash could come in autumn, when U.S. expected to raise rates Vancouver expected to be epicentre Similar bets against Canada made in 2013, no co...

Sunny Freeman

This Is What's Happening With House Prices Across Canada | Sunny Freeman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada Business

Good news for homebuyers: There are finally some signs that the astronomical climb in Canada’s average home price is starting to abate. The good new...

Guess Whose Housing Ranks Among The World's Most Overvalued

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada Business

Overvalued real estate markets in Canada and elsewhere show an "unhappy resemblance" to the conditions that existed in America prior to the financial ...

Canada In ‘Significant' Housing Bubble

Financial Post | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Business

The No. 1 issue on James Hodgins’ mind is the eventual rise in short-term interest rates. The chief investment officer at Toronto-based CHS Asset Ma...

Sunny Freeman

Majority Of Canada's Mortgage Lenders Worried About A Bubble: Report | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.08.2014 | Canada Business

Seven in ten Canadian mortgage lenders are concerned the country’s real estate sector is headed toward an unsustainable bubble that could burst at a...

BMO Predicts When Canada's Housing Market Will Go Bad

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.12.2014 | Canada Business

Canada’s housing market will move into a protracted slump around 2018 thanks to shifting population patterns, the Bank of Montreal predicts in a new...

Housing Bubble? Try Real Estate Agent Bubble

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.13.2014 | Canada Business

There’s been plenty of discussion in recent years over whether Canada’s seemingly unstoppable house price hikes are a sign of a real estate bubble...

Why The OECD Sees 'Risks' In Canadian Mortgage Lending

CP/HuffPost Canada | The Associated Press | Posted 07.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canada should reduce the risk of a housing correction by making mortgage lenders shoulder more risk, the OECD says in a new forecast. The organizat...

CIBC Economist, Analyst Duke It Out Over Housing Bubble

Financial Post | Posted 04.11.2014 | Canada Business

Benjamin Tal never imagined himself the defender of the Canadian housing market, but the deputy chief economist at Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce ...

Canada's Housing Market 'Flying Blind': CIBC

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.04.2014 | Canada Business

Ever notice how everyone seems to be wrong about Canada’s housing market? The pessimists predicting a housing bubble collapse have been wrong so far...

What Housing Bubble?

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.24.2014 | 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...

'Dangerous' Meddling Threatens Housing Market: Economist

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.12.2014 | Canada Business

Not only is there not a housing bubble, but Canada’s low interest rates mean there’s plenty of room for house prices to grow, says an analysis fro...

Housing Correction 'Starts This Year'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Business

The house price correction that some market analysts have been predicting for Canada for years will begin this year, says the world’s largest bond f...

Condo Market Flying Into ‘Turbulence': Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Condo developers in Canada’s three largest metropolitan areas are building too many condos — 36 per cent to 68 per cent too many, according to a n...

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...