March 27, 2020
Mortgage Rate Outlook
The growing fears of the potential impact of COVID-19 resulted in a full market meltdown in late February, sending equity markets into free fall and global bond yields plummeting. On top of an already volatile situation, two of the world’s largest oil producers, Saudi Arabi and Russia, have engaged in a price war that sent oil prices to levels not seen since the late 1990s.
The panic sent Canadian bond yields down sharply and prompted emergency rate cutting by the Bank of Canada. Variable and 5-year fixed qualifying mortgage rates have followed bond yields lower with...
March 16, 2020
Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up between January and February 2020.
- National home sales climbed 5.9% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in February.
- Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 26.9% year-over-year (y-o-y).
- The number of newly listed properties jumped 7.3% m-o-m.
- The MLS® Home Price Index (HPI) advanced by 0.7% m-o-m and 5.9% y-o-y.
- The actual (not seasonally adjusted) national average sale price climbed 15.2% y-o-y.
Home sales recorded over Canadian MLS® Systems rose by 5.9%...
March 13, 2020
The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 5,741 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS® ) in February 2020, an increase of 26.3 per cent from February 2019. The average MLS® residential price in BC was $758,863, a 12 per cent increase from $677,681 recorded the previous year. Total sales dollar volume in February was $4.4 billion, a 41.4 per cent increase over 2019.
“Housing markets in BC continued to trend near long-term average levels in February,” said BCREA Chief Economist Brendon Ogmundson. “Recent...
March 3, 2020
VANCOUVER, BC – March 3, 2020 – February saw steady home buyer demand and reduced home seller supply across Metro Vancouver*.
The Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) reports that residential home sales in the region totalled 2,150 in February 2020, a 44.9 per cent increase from the 1,484 sales recorded in February 2019, and a 36.9 per cent increase from the 1,571 homes sold in January 2020.
Last month’s sales were 15.6 per cent below the 10-year February sales average.
“Home buyer demand again saw strong year-over-year increases in February while the total inventory...
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