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Author: Kaitlin Last


Greater Vancouver real estate was surprisingly busy for the middle of a pandemic. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) data shows sales ripped higher in July. The increase in sales was enough to push prices higher, but they remain below pre-pandemic levels. Greater Vancouver Real Estate Prices Just Below Pre-Pandemic Levels Greater Vancouver real estate prices were moving higher Read more…


Greater Toronto real estate is seeing a big jump in sales, and it’s mostly people fleeing to the burbs. Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) data shows it was the most sales for July in at least a decade. The increase in sales was primarily driven by a surge in the 905, where inventory is falling behind demand. The City Read more…


The pandemic drove Greater Vancouver new home sales off a cliff, but things have improved… a little. MLA Canada, a Vancouver-based real estate firm specializing in condo pre-sales, observed an increase in absorption for June. Despite unusual market conditions and a bump from lows, absorption is the same rate as last year. Although the current rate is likely being managed Read more…


Greater Toronto new home buyers are holding back, especially when it comes to condo apartments. Altus Group data shows prices increased in June, with new condos hitting a all-time high. The price increase was driven by low demand though, as sales almost completely halted. Fewer than one in five new homes were sold last month, and it was even worse Read more…


A lot of Greater Vancouver condo owners all had the same idea – last month was the perfect month to sell. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) data shows June saw the largest single-month surge of new condo apartment listings in at least half a decade. While sales did also rise from last year’s lows, the number of new Read more…


Toronto real estate is seeing sales bounce, just not in the condo market. Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) data shows condo apartment sales had the weakest June in over a decade. This led to prices falling from peak, as inventory went in another direction – hitting the highest level in almost four years. Greater Toronto Condo Prices Fall From Read more…


Investment in home building is falling across Canada, especially in its largest real estate markets. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows residential building construction investment was down in May. This trend is strongest in markets like Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal – where investment has dropped at a faster rate than the national average. Canadian Residential Building Investment Down 21% Canadian Read more…


Canadian real estate buyers haven’t been slowed down, and cheap cash may be fueling a new rally – at least for now. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows the seasonally adjusted price of typical (benchmark) home, made big increases in June. The growth over the past 12 months has actually been so large, it represents the majority of gains Read more…


You may not be able to eat inside of restaurants, but tens of thousands of Canadians are home shopping. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows real estate sales jumped to a multi-year high for June. The rise in sales may just be previous months of buyers catching up though. CREA’s chief economist warned the industry to remain cautiously optimistic, Read more…


Greater Vancouver real estate sales are returning to pre-pandemic levels, but it’s not quite the same. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) data shows June sales are almost at last year’s levels. Despite the increase, new listings are hitting the market at such a rapid pace, prices are actually falling further from the peak. Greater Vancouver Real Estate Prices Read more…


Toronto real estate sales are almost back to last year’s levels, but that isn’t helping prices. Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) data shows June sales volumes were down just a few points from last year. The increase in sales wasn’t enough to stop prices from slipping lower though. This is the second consecutive month prices have slipped since the Read more…


Greater Toronto new home sales dropped to one of the lowest levels in history. Altus Group and developer association BILD data shows it was the slowest May for sales on record. The decline in sales has slowed new project launches, helping to push inventory lower. Declining inventory isn’t that big of a deal right now though, since sales are falling Read more…


Canadian real estate sales aren’t falling as much as the month before, but remain substantially lower. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows home sales fell in every major market in May. The decline in sales was smaller than the month before, but still remains at one of the lowest volumes in decades. Even CREA reminded the industry just a Read more…


Greater Toronto real estate sales are still frozen by the pandemic, but the inventory ratio is improving. Toronto Regional Real Estate Board (TRREB) described prices as “virtually unchanged” in May. Home sales predictably made a sharp decline, however not as much as inventory – helping to relieve pressure for prices to move higher. Greater Toronto Home Prices “Virtually Unchanged” Greater Read more…


Canadian real estate sales have dropped to the lowest level in a generation. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows sales fell in April. Slower growth was expected going into this month, however not this slow. The volume for the month was the lowest since 1984 – when the population was a third smaller. Canadian Real Estate Sales Canadian real Read more…