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Author: Kaitlin Last


Greater Vancouver detached real estate buyers are jumping back into the market. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) data shows a big increase in sales for December. The increase in sales was accompanied by fewer homes for sale – but prices are still lower. Vancouver Detached Real Estate Prices Are Still Falling Greater Vancouver detached real estate prices are Read more…


Toronto detached real estate buyers were out in full force last month. Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) data shows detached home sales made a big increase in December. The rise in sales combined with the lowest inventory in years, sent price growth back to 2017 levels. Toronto Detached Real Estate Prices Are Rising The price of a typical detached home Read more…


Must be something in the water… or credit supply, since every Canadian market is becoming tight. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows the sales to new listings ratio increased across the country in December. The rising ratios made for an unusual month – not a single major real estate market across Canada is a buyer’s market. SNLR The sales Read more…


Toronto real estate prices had an explosive end to the year. Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) numbers show prices made a big jump in December. The increase was due to an unusually tight market, that saw a big increase in sales and drop in inventory. Toronto Real Estate Prices Rise Over 7% The industry’s benchmark shows the price of a Read more…


The Canadian economy made an unexpected dip in the latest report. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows gross domestic product (GDP) fell in October. The GDP decline is Canada’s first in 8 months, and follows tapering growth. Canada’s GDP Made The First Decline In 8 Months Canada’s GDP moved a little lower last month. Seasonally adjusted, GDP fell 0.1% in Read more…


Canadian insolvencies made a big jump, and they might be accelerating. Office of the Superintendent of Bankruptcy Canada (OSB) data show total insolvencies made a double digit climb in October. The increase in filings is much faster than the already strong growth seen over the past year. Canadian Insolvencies Rise Over 13% In October Total insolvencies, including consumers and businesses, Read more…


Canadian real estate buyers are unusually busy at a time of year when no one’s selling. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows the sales to new listings ratio (SNLR) increased across the country in November. The biggest gains were seen in Eastern Canadian real estate markets, while formerly hot markets are starting to ease a little. Sales To New Read more…


Canadian new home prices are really split on which direction they should be heading. Statistics Canada‘s New Housing Price Index made a minor decline in November. On a national scale, it seems like the country’s markets aren’t doing a whole lot. The scale is being moderated by big markets like Montreal and Vancouver, heading in opposite directions. Canadian New Home Read more…


Canadian real estate prices are moving the most in over a year – which doesn’t say much. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows the price of a typical home increased in November. Most of the index gains were from markets east of Toronto, which are booming after a slow few years. The drag on the index was located exclusively Read more…


Canadian real estate buyers are pushing volume higher, led by a recovery out west. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows real estate sales made a big climb in November. All but three major markets saw real estate sales climb, with half seeing double digit gains. Canadian Real Estate Sales Canadian real estate sales are climbing – and fast. CREA Read more…


Canadian unemployment made a big increase, after spending some time near generational lows. Statistics Canada (Stat Can) data shows the seasonally adjusted rate of unemployment climbed in November. While just a single monthly increase, it was large enough to put the rate of unemployment back over a year. Canadian Unemployment Rises To Highest Level In Over A Year Canadian unemployment Read more…


Greater Vancouver real estate market is seeing a big return from buyers. Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver (REBGV) numbers show sales surged in November. Higher sales were accompanied by less inventory, helping to bring prices up for a second month. Despite the 2 months of rising, annual price growth remains negative. Although the gap between last year’s prices is Read more…


The Toronto real estate market is on fire again, as buyers send prices on a very large monthly climb. Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) numbers show the composite price index reached a new high in November. The increase in prices for November is one of the biggest in history for the month. Greater Toronto Real Estate Prices Rise To New Read more…


Greater Vancouver new home sales have been softer than last year, but inventory is drying up. Data from MLA Canada, a Vancouver based real estate firm, shows new project launches made a big decline in October. Falling new unit launches, follows soft sales leading up to last month. In response, developers have been delaying and cancelling new units, helping to Read more…


Greater Toronto new home sales are rising, but so is inventory as well. Altus Group data shows inventory reached a multi-year high in October. The rise in inventory was accompanied by higher sales too – just not in the City of Toronto. In the City proper, sales continue to make significant declines. Greater Toronto New House Prices Fall, Condos Rise Read more…