Canada Housing Market

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...

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...

Sunny Freeman

Foreigners Are Taking Over Canadian Real Estate. Definitely. Maybe.

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 09.11.2014 | Canada Business

The housing market is so inflated that the international community warns of a bubble ready to burst and locals fret that soaring prices have p...

This One City Dominates Housing Construction In Canada

BuzzBuzzHome | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Business

BuzzBuzzHome: At the end of Q2-2014, there were 213,683 homes being built across Canada’s 10 busiest new residential construction markets. Natura...

Price Difference Between Condos And Houses In Canada Just Got Bigger

BuzzBuzzHome | Monika Warzecha | Posted 07.16.2014 | Canada Business

BuzzBuzzHome: The price gap between a standard two-storey house and condo in Vancouver just hit $712,027. If you had that kind of money sitting in the...

Sunny Freeman

Six Key Reactions About Canada's Housing Market Report

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Sunny Freeman

Canada's Housing Market Is Massively Overvalued, Ratings Agency Warns

HuffingtonPost.com | Sunny Freeman | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business

Ottawa may need to step in again to cool an overheated housing market that is showing no signs of slowing, according to a global credit rating agency....

First-Time Home Buyers Willing To Fork Over More: Report

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.18.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A Bank of Montreal report on first-time home buyers says the average budget has increased to $316,100.That's up nearly six per cent from an ...

West Alberta Vs. The Rest

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Alberta

Alberta's housing market is set to surge in 2014, making it a rare bright spot in a country where markets have generally stagnated, says a new report....

5 Predictions For the 2014 Toronto Housing Market

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

Now that 2014 is here, let's take a look at my top five predictions for what will happen in the Toronto housing market in 2014.

A Cause For Concern: BoC

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The Bank of Canada is again flagging Canada's overheated housing market and sky-high household debt as the biggest domestic threats to the ec...

Real Estate: Is it Better to Buy First or to Sell First?

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 02.05.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

I get asked all the time by prospective home sellers whether they should sell their home first and then buy, or whether they should buy first and then sell. The short answer is that there is no right decision, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both options.

Gen Y Struggles In Housing Market

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

Some of Generation Y is rebelling against an uphill battle of purchasing affordable homes or securing reasonable rentals by moving into non-traditio...

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...

Absurd Property of the Week: Vancouver vs. Saskatchewan

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're on to the flatlands of Saskatchewan this week. I thought instead of picking a price point, I'd have a look at what an average home costs in Regina.

Absurd Vancouver Property Of The Week

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

Last week we had a look at properties in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This week we move on to New Brunswick, where $1.1 million can buy you a country estate, located on over one square kilometre of untouched land, including a seven-acre spring-fed lake. What will it buy you in Vancouver?

Jesse Ferreras

How Canada's Housing Crash Could Take The Economy Down With It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.20.2013 | Canada Business

Canada's housing market is falling in the country's major cities and it could very well drag the economy down with it, a prominent housing analyst sai...

Canadians Bailing On Housing Market: RBC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The number of Canadians expecting to buy a home within two years has dropped dramatically even though overall confidence in real estate rema...

'Economic Shock' Could Send House Prices Tumbling 44%

Financial Post | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Business

A severe economic shock, such as the kind that hit Japan in the early 1990s and California and Nevada in 2006, would have to knock Canadian housing pr...

The Condo Boom Is Back (This Month, Anyway)

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.08.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - A big month-to-month jump in multi-unit housing construction is being credited with a higher rate of Canadian housing starts in February.Cana...

Toronto Home Sales Implode

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The number of homes sold last month in the Toronto area was down about 15 per cent from the same time last year.The Greater Toronto Area Rea...

Housing Starts Dip But Still Surprise Economists

CP | Julian Beltrame, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Housing starts declined for the fourth consecutive month in December, but remained well above sustainable levels, leading to further fears th...

Bad News In Housing Keeps Building Up

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.09.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says the pace of housing starts fell in November for a third straight month.The agency says there were 17,6...

Housing Market Feels A Chill

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.21.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - There's mounting evidence October was a weak month for sales of Canadian housing.A new monthly analysis by Teranet shows Canadian housing pr...

Housing Slowdown Goes Nationwide: CMHC

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.08.2013 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - The pace of home building slowed in October to a softer reading than economists expected in a report by the federal mortgage insurer, providi...