Despite an easing in prices, the Canadian housing market remains “highly vulnerable,” according to the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
Home sales and prices are coming down in Vancouver, but it is still an overheated market, according to a Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation’s latest look at stability in real estate markets across the country.
“Metro Vancouver’s housing market remains highly vulnerable despite softening prices in the resale market,” said Eric Bond, CMHC’s Vancouver-based analyst.
“There are imbalances even though prices...
The Bank of Canada today increased its target for the overnight rate to 1 ¾ per cent. The Bank Rate is correspondingly 2 per cent and the deposit rate is 1 ½ per cent.
The global economic outlook remains solid. The US economy is especially robust and is expected to moderate over the projection horizon, as forecast in the Bank’s July Monetary Policy Report (MPR). The new US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will reduce trade policy uncertainty in North America, which has been an important curb on business confidence and investment. However, trade conflict, particularly between...
Luxury home sales in two of Canada’s most expensive markets are down from a year, as the high-end real estate market feels the effect of foreign buyers taxes.
TORONTO — Sales of luxury homes in two of Canada’s most expensive cities fell this year, as the high-end real estate market continued to feel the impact of foreign buyers taxes.
Realty brokerage Re/Max says sales of single-detached homes priced from $1 million to $2 million fell 35 per cent from a year ago in both Toronto and Vancouver.
According to the annual report, released Tuesday, sales of single-detached homes...
The British Columbia Real Estate Association welcomes the Government of British Columbia’s inclusion of exemptions from the speculation and vacancy tax proposed as Bill 45 today, Tuesday, October 16, 2018. Some of the exemptions directly address concerns BCREA brought to the Province’s attention through its advocacy work.
The Bill allows for exemptions for British Columbians going through traumatic life events such as illness and divorces or separations. It also allows for exemptions for owners of properties that are being developed or undergoing renovations.
It also exempts...
Statistics released today by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales edged down slightly between August and September 2018.
- National home sales edged back 0.4% from August to September.
- Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down by 8.9% from one year ago.
- The number of newly listed homes rose by 3% from August to September.
- The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) was up 2.3% year-over-year (y-o-y) in September.
- The national average sale price edged up a slight 0.2% y-o-y in September.
National home sales via Canadian MLS® Systems eased by 0.4% in...
Vancouver, BC – October 11, 2018. The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,573 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) across the province in September, a 33.2 per cent decrease from the same month last year. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $685,749, down 1.1 per cent from September 2017. Total sales dollar volume was $3.8 billion, a 34 per cent decline from September 2017.
“BC home sales continue at a slower pace compared to last year,” said Cameron Muir,...
The supply of homes for sale continued to increase across the Metro Vancouver* housing market in September while home buyer demand remained below typical levels for this time of year.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential property sales in the region totalled 1,595 in September 2018, a 43.5 per cent decrease from the 2,821 sales recorded in September 2017, and a 17.3 per cent decrease compared to August 2018 when 1,929 homes sold.
Last month’s sales were 36.1 per cent below the 10-year September sales average.
“Fewer home sales are allowing listings...
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