Housing Affordability Canada

GTA, Vancouver House Affordability The Worst It's Ever Been

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Business

Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa houses are the most affordable on record.

UN Warns Of ‘Persistent Housing Crisis' In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.08.2016 | Canada Business

Housing affordability is reaching critical levels in some parts of the country.

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

Uh Oh: Mortgage Rates On The Rise In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business

In the long-running debate over whether or not Canada has a housing bubble, there was one thing almost all experts agreed on: Low interest rates are o...

Here's Where You'll Find Canada's Most And Least Affordable Homes

Consolidated Credit | Jacob MacDonald | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Business

Consolidated Credit: The housing market is on the minds of many Canadians these days, particularly millennials eager to achieve the financial mileston...

1 In 5 Canadian Renters In ‘Crisis Of Affordability'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Business

Nearly one in five renter households in Canada are spending more than half their income on rent, putting them in a “crisis of affordability,” acco...

Toronto, Vancouver House Prices 'Risky' But Will Keep Rising: Banks

CP/HuffPost Canada | Posted 08.31.2015 | Canada Business

Home affordability in Toronto and Vancouver is approaching “risky” levels, according to a report from RBC, but low interest rates and even the fal...

Real Estate Dreams Dashed: Priced Out And Resigned To Renting

CBC | Posted 08.10.2015 | Canada Business

Kat Armstrong is not ready to hunt for a new rental home. She and her husband Matthew moved their family into their current Toronto apartment less th...

Homebuilders Want Looser Rules As Owning House Eats Half Of Income

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Business

With an average two-story house now costing half of a typical household’s income, a leading lobby group is pushing Ottawa to loosen lending rules an...

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...

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 ...

Canada's Most Affordable Housing Markets Revealed

The Huffington Post Alberta | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada Alberta

A recent slip in oil prices hasn’t bucked Alberta’s housing market from being one of the country’s most affordable, according to a report releas...

Inequality, House Prices, Regional Divisions: OECD Worried About Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Business

The OECD has released its first analysis of Canada’s economy in two years, and while it sees economic growth strengthening, the report contains warn...


The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 06.04.2014 | Canada Business

Toronto’s housing market, long the target of warnings of overbuilding and excessive price spikes, just experienced its best month ever. Home sale...

Here's How Much You Need To Make To Buy A Home In These Cities

BuzzBuzzHome | Monika Warzecha | Posted 06.02.2014 | Canada Business

BuzzBuzzHome: Earlier this year, RBC Economics released their housing affordability report for the last quarter of 2013. Affordability saw a modest im...

Affordability Deteriorating

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - It's becoming increasingly difficult for families to own a home in Canada and affordability is only expected to get worse going forward, acco...

Affordability Sinks, But Canadians Keep Buying

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Home ownership has become less affordable for the average Canadian, but that hasn't stopped many from jumping into what may already be an ove...

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...

The Good News Behind Canada's Falling House Prices

CP | Sunny Freeman, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The cost of home ownership became more affordable in the most recent quarter due to a modest decline in home prices and gains in Canadian ho...

If You're Finding Housing Harder To Pay For, You're Not Alone

CP | Ross Marowits, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.27.2012 | Canada Business

MONTREAL - Housing affordability continued to erode in most markets across Canada in the second quarter as a result of higher home prices and interest...

Housing Affordability Deteriorating Sharply: RBC

CP | David Paddon, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.29.2012 | Canada Business

It's getting more difficult to pay for the costs of owning a home in Canada and the situation will likely worsen, the Royal Bank said Tuesday.The RBC ...

Vancouver 2nd Least Affordable City For Housing: Global Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2012 | Canada Business

Vancouver is the second-least affordable city for housing among 325 major developed cities, a new study says. Only Hong Kong was found to be less a...

Homes Slightly More Affordable: RBC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - New reports from bank economists find low interest rates are keeping Canadian house prices within reach of homebuyers in many markets — alt...