Canada Housing Market

‘Your Home Made More Than You Did Last Year'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.15.2016 | Canada Business

But only if you live in one of the "hot" cities.

5 Ways Brexit Will Affect Canadians

CBC | CBC News | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Business

"Markets will first overreact, and then reclaim some of their losses."

Home Builders Step Up To Aid In Fort McMurray Recovery

YPNextHome | Posted 05.18.2016 | Canada Alberta
YPNextHome

When the Fort McMurray and surrounding community was left reeling from the recent wildfire disaster, it wasn't just Alberta communities, governments and the Canadian Red Cross that pitched in to help out. The home building industry in the province also stepped up to lend a helping hand.

How To Sell Your Home When The Market's Not So Hot

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Business

Your property might look hot but that won't mean much in a cooling market.

The Most Millennial-Friendly Housing Markets In Canada

YPNextHome | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Business
YPNextHome

Millennials, please adjust your homebuying aspirations. Your targets are a little off, so we've assembled Canada's most millennial friendly housing markets to help you. Many of you -- those 18 to 34, the generally accepted age range for millennials -- seem to be aware of what's going on in Canadian real estate. Others, though...

Liberals' Mortgage Rule Changes Could Hurt More Than They Help

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Business

Regardless, Finance Minister Bill Morneau seems optimistic.

Programs, Rebates And Credits For First-Time Home Buyers

Jennifer Gorman | Posted 03.15.2016 | Canada Business
Jennifer Gorman

Along with longer days, warmer temperatures, and blooming buds, spring also tends to bring an increase in real estate sales. If you are planning on taking the plunge into home ownership for the first time, you may qualify for a number of programs, credits, and rebates.

New Mortgage Rules Go Into Effect

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.17.2016 | Canada Business

The changes affect properties that cost more than $500,000 — a small percentage of the overall market.

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.

Forget Moving South: These Are U.S. Home Prices In Canadian $

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Business

On the other hand, it's an ideal time for Americans to buy Canadian property.

11 Housing Markets In Canada Are Overvalued: CMHC

CP | Alexandra Posadzki | Posted 10.29.2015 | Canada Business

"Problematic overvaluation conditions in local housing markets could be resolved by moderation in house prices and/or improving economic conditions.''

Experts Expect Housing Market To Cool In The Next Two Years

CP | Craig Wong | Posted 10.26.2015 | Canada Business

Canada's housing market has been helped by low interest rates in recent years.

Why a Sub-Prime Mortgage Isn't Always a Bad Idea

Samantha Brookes | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Business
Samantha Brookes

With home prices perpetually climbing higher and with banks continuing to tighten lending standards, more and more people are being pushed into the sub-prime space when applying for a mortgage, which requires higher interest rates and often more stringent repayment terms.

Mayors Call On Federal Parties To Make Housing A Campaign Issue

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Politics

The mayors of some of Canada's largest cities have called on federal parties to make commitments to affordable housing.

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.

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?

Sunny Freeman

Canada's Riskiest Housing Markets Aren't In Toronto Or Vancouver

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 04.30.2015 | Canada Business

Canada’s riskiest housing markets are not in the booming metropolises of Vancouver and Toronto, but smaller Prairie cities Winnipeg and Regina, acco...

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.

The Canadian Housing Bubble: It's Not All About The House

Vanessa Routley | Posted 03.08.2015 | Canada Business
Vanessa Routley

Armchair economists from Toronto to Vancouver are debating the existence of a housing bubble, and I'm not taking sides. Maybe there is a bubble and maybe there isn't. But if you've been thinking about your worst-case scenario, you're in good company.

22 Of The Most Eye-Popping Homes In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.31.2014 | Canada Business

It's been an active year for real estate in Canada. Huffington Post Canada profiled some incredible properties this year. From a ski-in/ski-out hom...

CMHC Data Shows Single Women, Mothers Need Better Places To Live

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.21.2014 | Canada Business

When it comes to housing in Canada, no one is in worse shape than single women and mothers. That's according to data released by the Canada Mortgag...

Canadian Housing Starts Slow Down

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The pace of new home starts in Canada slowed in October due to less construction of multiple-unit homes including condominiums, Canada Mortga...

It Is Now Cheaper To Buy Rome's Best Real Estate Than Toronto's Or Vancouver's

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.10.2014 | Canada Business

Residents of Toronto and Vancouver ought to ask themselves why they're still living in those cities, when they could buy prime Roman real estate for c...

Canadians Too Exposed To Real Estate Risks: Bank Of Canada Official

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada Business

Canada's real estate market may rest on solid regulatory ground, but taxpayers are nevertheless exposed to too much risk, a Bank of Canada official wa...

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...