CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The boom in Canada's housing market continued in August with sales of existing homes edging up 0.3 per cent month over month and holding at l...

Home Prices Jump Nearly 10%

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian Real Estate Association says low interest rates have given buyers confidence and pushed the number of monthly sales in May and J...

Average Canadian Home Price Passes $450,000

CP | Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Home sales accelerated in May to their highest level in more than five years, as some home buyers looked to preempt an increase in mortgage ...

Sunny Freeman

Bad News For Those Hoping For Better Housing Market Info | Sunny Freeman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business

One of Canada’s most innovative services in the country’s tightly-controlled real estate market will close later this month. Rogers confirmed ...

Canada's Most And Least Affordable Housing Markets

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.20.2015 | Canada Business

Housing affordability continued to erode in the first quarter of 2015, the third quarter in a row that buying a home has become more difficult in Cana...

Oil Price Collapse Will Push Down Home Sales: CREA

CP National News | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — The Canadian Real Estate Association is predicting that the impact of declining oil prices on consumer confidence in some provinces will p...

This Is Where House Prices Are Rising And Falling Across Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer and William Alcopra | Posted 02.18.2015 | Canada Business

Home sales in Canada fell for the third month in a row in January, signalling the likely end of a hot run for real estate as lower oil prices cool the...

Canadian Home Sales Tip Into Negative Territory

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA -- Home sales slipped lower in January for the second month in a row, with a slowdown in Calgary and Edmonton responsible for much of the decli...

Home Sales Take A Tumble

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - There were fewer home resales in Canada last month, with Calgary and Edmonton showing the biggest declines.The Canadian Real Estate Associati...

Record High House Prices

HuffPost Canada/CP | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Business

The average price of a home in Canada hit another all-time high in October, rising 7.1 per cent over the past year to just short of $420,000. But e...

This Is Why People Are Getting Frustrated With Real Estate Agents

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Business

When it comes to cutting land transfer taxes that tack on thousands to the cost of a home, Canada’s realtors are happy to talk. But when it comes...

Look Who's Paying Canada's Highest Property Taxes

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Business

Homeowners in some of Canada’s most expensive real estate markets pay some of the country’s lowest property tax rates, and vice versa. The Real...

Sunny Freeman

Why Do Realtors Control Canada's 'Official' Housing Numbers? | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Business

Carleigh Pawlikowski is a bit of a control freak. So when it came to the biggest purchase of her life — a first home — she was lucky to find herse...

Sunny Freeman

What We Don't Know About Canada's Housing Market Could Sink Us | Sunny Freeman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Business

Is Canada in a major housing bubble? Without crucial data that lenders and government are withholding, it’s practically impossible to tell. In this ...

This City Has Seen House Prices Nearly Triple In 9 Years

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Business

House prices in Canada leapt by an average of 7.1 per cent over the past year, driven largely by increases in Toronto and Vancouver, the Canadian Real...

Average House Price Blasts Through $400K Mark

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Canadian Real Estate Association says the number of homes sold last month was up 4.9 per cent compared with the same month last year, bu...

Outrageous House Price Growth

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.17.2014 | Canada Business

Some economists are calling it a “soft landing,” because sales volumes have fallen and aren’t coming back up, but house prices in Canada showed ...

Look How Much House Prices Have Soared

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The national average house sale price rose 9.8 per cent on a year-over-year basis in November, the Canadian Real Estate Association said, whi...

What's Happening to Housing Statistics in Canada?

Win Wachsmann | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Win Wachsmann

Over the past few weeks the various media have inundated us with housing projections, prophecies and prognostications. The housing market is going up -- or going down! (compared to what?) What do those headlines even mean? Are housing starts up? Are housing prices up? Are the number of homes sold up? Or are more and more people building and living in concrete high rises?

What $390,000 Will Buy You Across The Country

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business

That old golden rule of real estate -- location, location, location -- is probably more true in Canada than just about anywhere else. From frighten...

Affordability Deteriorating

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.27.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Higher prices and an increase in mortgage rates have made home affordability more of a problem for the average Canadian family, says a new re...

House Prices Spike

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canadian home resales dipped last month for the first time since February in what many see as a signal that a so-called correction in the hou...

Ex-MP: Canadian Housing Data A ‘Fraud'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Business

A former member of Parliament has suggested data on Canadian housing markets should be regulated the way data on financial markets is regulated. Ga...

Setting the Real Estate Record Straight

Ross Kay | Posted 11.30.2013 | Canada Business
Ross Kay

On Sept 20th the Huffington Post produced an article, citing my research, about one of the most important sectors of the Canadian economy, that being the resale housing sector. The article reported on "claimed" errors currently taking place with national resale housing data. I'd like to correct these errors.

Our "Phantom Listings" Are Based on Ghost Evidence

Gregory Klump | Posted 11.24.2013 | Canada Business
Gregory Klump

The Canadian Real Estate Association has concerns with the Huffington Post article about "phantom listings" on MLS Systems of Real estate Boards and Associations, specifically, allegations made by a third party that duplicate listings inflate monthly sales figures and average prices, as well as the figures presented as evidence of this.