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Why Canada’s Housing Market is Considered Overvalued
By the measures of price-to-rent and price-to-income, Canada’s housing market is historically overvalued.
May 12, 2014
Canada’s Housing Market Hard to Assess Without Key Data
While home prices have been stable and there is a balance between supply and demand, the impact of ...
April 6, 2014
Canadian Households Getting Wealthier the Right Way
Canadian households keep getting wealthier and the good news is that growth of asset values has outpaced that ...
March 16, 2014
CMHC’s Mortgage Insurance Premiums Set To Increase
Mortgage insurance premiums in Canada will increase by about 15 percent on average for new mortgages, but this ...
March 2, 2014
Budget Tweaks to Canada’s Housing Market Hardly Surprising
Last week’s federal budget showed the Harper government is still carefully watching the housing market as it reduces ...
February 17, 2014
Canadians Borrowed at Much Slower Pace in 2013
Canadians’ indebtedness moderated in 2013 unlike any other recent year, supporting the view that policymakers have bigger risks ...
February 5, 2014
‘Soft landing’ for Canada’s Housing Market in 2013
Despite falling sales activity, house prices in Canada are rising driven by tighter supply conditions in certain large ...
January 15, 2014
Housing Market in Canada Remains Well-Behaved
Canadian housing data for November suggests a balanced and well-behaved housing market. It’s almost as if no news ...
December 16, 2013
Canadian Housing Market Activity Expected to Gradually Slow: Report
Canada’s residential mortgage market is closely tied to trends in the housing market and the broader economy, according ...
December 4, 2013
October Home Sales Fall Sharply – Beginning of a Trend?
October’s national home sales fell 3.2 percent, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), which released the ...
November 18, 2013
Housing Starts Move Higher but Remain Below the Radar
Canada’s housing sector got another boost with housing starts rising surprisingly for October to 198.3K annualized units.
November 11, 2013
Canada’s Housing Market of Lesser Concern to Central Bank
The Bank of Canada believes that the recent heating up of the housing market is a temporary phenomenon, ...
November 6, 2013
Mortgages in Canada: Fixed or Variable Rate?
Mortgage rates in Canada have generally been falling since the late 1990s. But now, rates are expected to ...
October 29, 2013
Canadian Housing Market Remains in Balanced Territory
Canada’s housing market is on stable footing and is showing signs of improvement after last year’s fall.
October 16, 2013
Canadian Housing Starts Rebound for September
Canada’s rebound in housing starts is healthy and should not stoke fears of potential oversupply overall. Starts are ...
October 10, 2013
Canada’s July GDP Rebound Should Not Raise Eyebrows
The Bank of Canada lowered its forecasted Q3 GDP growth of 3.8 percent in its July monetary policy ...
October 2, 2013
Fed Not Tapering Should Boost Canada’s Housing Market
Should mortgage rates not rise, or should they even fall, then monthly sales, home prices, and affordability should ...
September 25, 2013
Home Sales and Prices Climb Modestly for the Time Being
Canada’s national balance sheet data released Sept. 13 showed that household net worth rose to its highest level ...
September 18, 2013
Canadian Housing Affordability Worsens in Light of Recent Market Resilience
Canadian single-family home (detached bungalow and two-storey units) affordability got a little worse while condo affordability remained unchanged.
September 4, 2013
Canadian Equities Show Small Signs of Improvement
TSX earnings are expected to rise 13.8 percent from 2013 to 2014, aided by an improving economy globally.
August 28, 2013
Canada’s Housing Market Inches Higher for the Time Being
Vancouver is turning into a story unto itself, with sales up nearly 40 percent year over year.
August 20, 2013
Unexpected Fall in July Employment Led by Public Sector
Canada’s employment decreased by 39,000 jobs in July and the unemployment rate rose to 7.2 percent.
August 13, 2013
CMHC Takes Steps to Curtail Growth in Housing Market
CMHC’s move to restrict lenders’ usage of NHA MBS will likely mean a rise in mortgage rates.
August 6, 2013
Canada’s May GDP Increases by Less Than Expected
Canada’s May real gross domestic product (GDP) grew by a modest 0.2 percent, according to a Statistics Canada ...
July 31, 2013
Canadian Retail Sales Unexpectedly Spike, Momentum Projected to Fade
Canada’s May retail sales rose by a much better than expected 1.9 percent, according to StatsCan.
July 24, 2013
Canada Mortgage Rates Might See Period of Stability as Home Sales Strengthen
U.S. bond market gyrations remain the biggest factor behind Canadian bond yields and, therefore, Canadian mortgages.
July 18, 2013
Canada Housing Outlook Brightens as Correction Not in the Cards
Some recent data releases bode well for Canada’s housing market for the next year and a half.
July 3, 2013
More Than 1.7 Million Hongkongers Defy Heavy Rain to Protest Police Violence
Flynn’s Former Partner Wants New Trial, Claims Prejudice in Turkey Lobbying Case
9th Circuit Denies National Injunction of Order Blocking Trump Asylum Rule
Tlaib Suggests Boycotting Bill Maher’s Show After He Criticized Anti-Israel Movement
Epstein’s Lawyers ‘Not Satisfied’ With Medical Examiner’s Results
Omar, Tlaib Share Drawing by Cartoonist Accused of Trivializing the Holocaust
Fentanyl Flowing Into US Overwhelmingly Sourced From China
US Government Moves Ahead With Sale of F-16V Fighter Jets to Taiwan
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Trump ‘Looking at’ Potential Purchase of Greenland, Kudlow Says
Trump Accuses NYT of Going on ‘Racism Witch Hunt’ Following Leaked Remarks From Top Editor