Canada Housing

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...

House Prices Up 4.4 Per Cent From A Year Ago

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 07.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The Teranet National Bank national composite house price index rose 0.9 per cent in June from the previous month. The increase came as pr...

Affordable Housing Isn't Even on the Ontario Election Radar - Why?

Sharad Kerur | Posted 06.03.2014 | Canada Politics
Sharad Kerur

Over the past four weeks, pundits, parties and candidates in the Ontario race have talked everything from jobs to transit to past scandals and old grievances. There's one issue, though, that they've been silent on: affordable housing. By ignoring housing, all three major parties have abandoned the primary need of the most vulnerable residents in our communities. Instead, Wynne, Hudak and Horwath have focused on jobs, gridlock and rebuilding Ontario's economy without recognizing that affordable housing is a key part of the solution to each of those problems.

Can't Afford a House in Toronto? Be Patient

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 07.27.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

With prices of single family homes already up over 13 per cent year over year, the dream of owning a home in a desirable neighbourhood is quickly fading for many would-be Toronto home owners. So what options are there for people with a budget under $1 million who still want a home in a desirable neighbourhood?

Where You Can Buy an Affordable House in Toronto

Nathan Dautovich | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Business
Nathan Dautovich

With home prices skyrocketing in recent months, many home buyers are wondering if they will ever be able to afford a house in Toronto. In many desirable neighbourhoods, prices have already increased beyond what most people can afford. However, there are still some pockets in Toronto where value can be found. Here are 3 places to look for an affordable home in Toronto.

Why Rural to Urban Migration Is Problematic

Canadian Co-operative Association | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Impact
Canadian Co-operative Association

This trend towards urbanization raises a number of challenges. As a development practitioner, I find myself agreeing with Lawrence Haddad, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, who suggests that most development professionals are trained in rural development and rural livelihoods.

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...

WHOA: Look How Much House Prices Have Soared

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

It’s either a sign that the housing market is healthy and resilient, or a sign of irrational exuberance along the way to a housing bubble. Either...

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?

Why the U.S., Unlike Canada, Isn't Thinking of Healthcare the Right Way

Trudy Lieberman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Impact
Trudy Lieberman

Some 2,250 homeless people in five Canadian cities enrolled in the program in 2011. Half of them received mostly private-sector housing; the other half got the usual community or shelter referrals. Those in the private sector group chose an apartment in a neighbourhood they liked, and the program provided the furniture.

Housing Bubble? Not On My Watch

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Business

OTTAWA - Federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty says he's prepared to clamp down on mortgage rules once again if Canada's housing market continues to h...

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...

‘This Is The End Of Extremely Low Interest Rates'

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 08.22.2013 | Canada Business

Three of Canada’s big six banks have raised mortgage rates once again this week, prompting some economists to declare an end to a long run of ultra-...

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...

Canadian House Prices Being ‘Gamed': Study

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business

The “securitization” of mortgages that many economists blame for the housing collapse and subsequent financial crisis in the U.S. is now a runaway...

Where Do the Homeless Flee in a Flood?

Mariah Griffin-Angus | Posted 09.13.2013 | Canada Impact
Mariah Griffin-Angus

The recent flooding in Toronto has exposed much of the City's unpreparedness for a serious disaster. But what has been left out of the public debate on aging infrastructure, road closures and flooded subways is what happens to those who live on the streets?

Most Expensive Houses For Sale In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Business

Vancouver continues to dominate HuffPost Canada’s rankings of the most expensive houses for sale, but with high-end real estate markets under pressu...

The Dirty Side of Renovating Your House

Hardcore Renos | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Living
Hardcore Renos

If you are planning a major renovation that involves a lot of waste, make sure you talk to your contractors about how they intend to dispose of the materials and how often it will be collected. It is a major component to consider.

Boom In Construction Jobs Leaves Economists Stumped

Financial Post | Posted 08.09.2013 | Canada Business

It’s just a number and only one month of data but the 43,000 jobs created in the construction sector in May has some questioning their math and othe...

The Huge Benefits of Home Ownership for Low-Income Families

Habitat for Humanity Canada | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Impact
Habitat for Humanity Canada

A home of your own is far more than a financial asset. For low-income families, ownership of a safe and decent home can play a vital role in a family's health and happiness, to the point where fewer sick days are taken and kids are getting better grades in school.

Absurd Property Of The Week: Vancouver vs. Winnipeg

Melissa Carr | Posted 07.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Melissa Carr

We're back to our cross-Canada tour and, this week, we're headed to Manitoba. I'm told houses are pretty cheap there, so I thought I'd have a look to find what you could buy for a measly $650K in Winnipeg.

Rent Or Buy? Crunching The Numbers

CP | Lauren Krugel, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Alberta

CALGARY - My landlord's email twisted my stomach into knots.She informed me that she plans to sell the bright, spacious, perfectly located condo that ...

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...