Canada Housing Bubble

IMF Warns Canada Over Pricey Housing Market

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2014 | Canada Business

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is reminding Canada that its overvalued housing market remains a vulnerability, even as it expects the economy t...

Canada's Housing Bubble Could Pop Next Year: Author

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.25.2014 | Canada Business

Say this for Hilliard MacBeth: the man has guts. While a number of analysts have expressed concern that Canada is in a housing bubble, the Edmonton...

Is ANYONE At The Top Worried About A Housing Bubble?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.23.2014 | Canada Business

The organization in charge of insuring Canada's mortgages isn't overly concerned about a housing bubble. In a speech to Montreal's Saint James Club...

SURPRISE! Canada's Home Prices Rise Again

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Canadian Real Estate Association raised its home sales forecast Monday on the back of stronger than expected sales in recent months follo...

BMO Starts Another Mortgage War

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.10.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Bank of Montreal has slashed its five-year fixed mortgage rate to 2.99 per cent in a move that some real estate experts say will soon fo...

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 ...

Sunny Freeman

Six Key Reactions About Canada's Housing Market Report | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Business

The average Canadian home price jumped an annual 6.9 per cent in June, suggesting that the market is still on a tear that has long passed the real est...

Banking Watchdog Throws Red Flag On Canada's House Prices

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.26.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada's banking regulator is warning of the risks in the housing market from too high home prices and too low mortgage rates.The second in c...

The Lights Are Going Out On Real Estate: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.29.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's real estate market may look healthy, but it's showing signs of fraying in certain regions and prices could fall by 25 per cent in the long te...

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...

Bad Weather Can't Stop It

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts picked up last month, ending a string of modest declines that began in Nove...

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...

9 Signs Canada Has An Epic Housing Bubble

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada Business

Maybe Canada doesn’t have a housing bubble. Maybe this time, it really is different. Maybe life expectancies have grown, and with them, people’...

Canada Looking 'Bubbly,' The Economist Says

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 09.03.2013 | Canada Business

Canada’s real estate industry has declared the prospect of a housing market bubble dead, but The Economist isn’t listening. The U.K.-based maga...

If Canada's Housing Market Crashes, These Guys Will Survive

CP | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA — The Fitch ratings service says it believes Canada's big banks can likely withstand a moderate to severe housing downturn — but they would...

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...

Daniel Tencer

Twisted Economy: Canada Ditches Manufacturing, Builds Condos Instead | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Business

Call it a sign of the times. StatsCan’s most recent data on employment show the number of jobs in real estate in Canada jumped 3.9 per cent in t...

No Sign Of A Housing Correction..

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Home prices in Canada are showing no indications of falling this year, a survey by Royal LePage suggests.A report by the real estate company...

Condo Craze A Major Risk To Canada: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - An overbuilt and overpriced condominium market is posing a risk to Canadian households, banks and the economy in general, the Bank of Canada ...

Construction Jobs Soar, Housing Starts Soar -- Is The Bubble Back?

The Huffington Post Canada | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.10.2013 | Canada Business

A large and unexpected jump in the number of housing starts across Canada in May has some worried about overbuilding in the housing market. Housing...

Absurd Property of the Week: Vancouver vs. Alberta

Melissa Carr | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

People live in lots of other cities in our country and for many different reasons. Yes, Vancouver is beautiful. Yes, we have a mild climate. Yes, our quality of life here is amazing! However we also have tons of rain, an out-of-control cost of living and -- absurd property prices. Anyway, I digress. I'm on the last leg of my cross-Canada tour. Today we'll have a look at what your Canuck bucks will fetch you in Alberta.

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...

Absurd Vancouver Property: Vancouver vs. Toronto

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're almost halfway across Canada in out 'Absurd Vancouver Properties' series. This week we're focused on three Toronto houses and what domestic perks they hold against f*%king ridiculously priced properties sprinkled throughout Vancouver.

This Is A Healthy Housing Bust..

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is dismissing fears about Canada's housing market, saying the current slowdown is welcome news and that there i...

Getting A Mortgage Could Get Even Harder

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Business

Landing an affordable mortgage may become even more difficult in Canada if the country’s banking regulator moves forward with rules reducing the len...