Canada Real Estate

Millennials Aren't Rushing To Buy Homes. That's Smart.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.28.2016 | Canada Business

You can hold off on the housewarming gifts.

Vancouver's Not The Only Housing Market That's Overvalued: CMHC

CP | Posted 04.27.2016 | Canada Business

Sixty per cent of the housing markets in this study show signs of overvaluation.

More Canadians Buddying Up To Enter Housing Market

CP | Alexandra Posadzki | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Business

Don't go it alone? High housing prices are making young Canadians team up with friends to enter the market

Canada's House Prices 10 Years From Now, If This Keeps Up

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer and Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Business

You don't even want to see what it will cost you to upgrade from a condo to a house.

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.

Alberta's Woes Will Boost T.O., Vancouver House Prices: Report

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.08.2016 | Canada Business

And it's NOT foreign investment.

Renting vs. Buying: What It Costs In 9 Canadian Cities

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Business

"Why rent when you can buy?"

10 Most Expensive Homes For Sale In Edmonton

The Huffington Post Alberta | Sarah Rieger | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Alberta


This 1 Chart Obliterates Dire Predictions About Canadian Housing

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.16.2016 | Canada Business

"Hey, forecasting is hard."

This 1 Graph Shows How Much Canada Depends On Real Estate

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 03.02.2016 | Canada Business

Spoiler: BIG TIME.

The Big Short Won't Happen In Canada

YPNextHome | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Business

Have you ever tried to get a mortgage in Canada? You need to qualify. You need to provide tax assessments, pay slips, T4s -- you need to prove your income and verify in triplicate that you'll be able to pay the mortgage. With good income and great credit, you're not a huge credit risk.

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.

Vancouver Housing Market Is Insane, But Not Addressing It Is Crazier

David Fine | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada British Columbia
David Fine

It's only in this market, with it's unfettered influx of foreign bags of cash that this can happen. If our market was not in overdrive, we would not see such a flagrant waste of a perfectly good home and that's the thing that people are most upset about.

4 Factors That Will Determine Canada's Real Estate Market In 2016

The Team | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Business
The Team

The Loonie is the lowest it has been in 15 years, a barrel of gas is trading for less than $30 -- compare these factors against the rising U.S. greenback and you get one gloomy economic forecast. However, there is one section of our economy that seems to be unaffected, as real estate is showing little signs of slowing down.

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.

5 Things To Know About Canada's Most Expensive Housing Market

CP | Posted 12.27.2015 | Canada British Columbia

No. 4: Prices are expected to continue climbing.

N.L. Woman Bypasses Realtors To Sell Her Home On Facebook

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business

And she says she has nothing against realtors.

Ottawa's New Down Payment Rules Aren't Necessarily A Bad Thing

Samantha Brookes | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business
Samantha Brookes

Newly appointed Finance Minister Bill Morneau grabbed lots of headlines last week with the announcement that the Liberal government was imposing more stringent down payment requirements for buying a home. The move is meant to take the air out of the still-hot housing markets of Toronto and Vancouver, and it may well do that.

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

GRAPHIC: This Is How Much $$$ You Need To Buy A Home

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Business

It's become a national pastime to fret about the expense of buying a home in certain Canadian cities. But there are a few cities where buying one w...

Most Vancouver Families Choose Place Over Space

Brad Jones | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Brad Jones

The belief that people are trapped in their first home due to lack of available options in Vancouver just isn't true. The benchmark prices for condos and townhomes here are now rising at the same rate, after years of plateau. Fears of not being able to move up to a larger condo or townhouse are unfounded.

Housing Bubble Fears Are Causing A Rental Housing Boom

Ben Myers | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Business
Ben Myers

Warnings of a housing correction are not new, but the frequency has increased. A couple of southwestern Ontario markets (most notably Toronto) and the Vancouver metro area are pricing out first-time buyers. In other major centres across Canada, the flatness or slowing of house price appreciation has dissuaded potential buyers from jumping in.

Renting In Canada Looks Cheap Compared To The U.S.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Business

It's become a national pastime to complain about real estate in some of Canada's largest cities. But have you SEEN how much it costs to rent down south?

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.

Only 'Medium' Chance Of A Toronto, Vancouver Housing Bust: TD Bank

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Business

Don't panic!