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Canada is seeing a rise in highly indebted, and over-leveraged mortgage borrowers again. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) data shows a rise in relatively large loans, when compared to borrower income, in Q4 2019. The increase has been rising over the past two years, and now represents the largest segment in the market since prior to B-20 Read more…


Canadian seniors slowed their reverse mortgage borrowing, but the rate was still high. Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) data shows the balance of reverse mortgage debt hit a new high in November. Reverse mortgage debt has seen growth explode over the past few years. Recently, things have begun to show some signs […] The post Canadian Seniors Read more…


Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate The US Federal Reserve Has Canadian Real Estate Back In Bubble TerritoryCanadian real estate buyers are acting exuberant when it comes to prices once again. Dallas Fed, a branch of the US Federal Reserve, is noting elevated exuberance levels in Canada remain. This is an indicator Read more…


Canadian real estate buyers are still feeling exuberant about the market. The US Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas‘ (Dallas Fed) exuberance indicator shows expectations are still high in Q3 2019. The index measures explosive price growth, that’s detached from fundamentals. Expectations are much lower than they were in 2017, but are still above critical levels. Exuberance Index The exuberance index Read more…


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…


Canadian real estate sales and development soared, and so have mortgage credit needs. New data from Statistics Canada (Stat Can) shows non-bank credit intermediaries (NBCI) have seen explosive growth. Over the past decade, NBCI dealing with mortgages have more than tripled their assets. Mortgages: NBCIs, MFCs, and MICs Today we’re looking at NBCIs, something not well known outside of real Read more…


Canadian real estate prices have resumed their climb, alongside rising inflation. The Teranet – National Bank of Canada House Price Index (TNB HPI) climbed in December. The modest increase is due to weakness in just a few regions. Eastern Canada, including Ontario and Quebec, are seeing prices climb very quickly. Western Canadian real estate prices however, are still falling – Read more…


Time for your cheat sheet on this week’s most important stories. Canadian Real Estate Canadian Household Credit Slows, As Consumer Credit Growth Plunges Lower Canadian household debt is still rising, but experienced a bit of a hiccup in the latest numbers. The balance of outstanding household debt reached $2.26 trillion in November, up 3.9% from a month before. The 12-month Read more…


Canadians are still borrowing a lot, just not for anything other than mortgages. Bank of Canada (BoC) data shows household debt held by institutions reached a new all-time high in November. All of the monthly increase was due to mortgages however, as consumer credit fell. Canadian Households Have Over $2.2 Trillion In Mortgage Debt Canadian household debt reached a new Read more…


Vancouver’s population growth is still booming, but the rental vacancy rate is climbing. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data shows primary rentals saw vacancies increase in 2019. The rate of vacancy is now at the highest level since 2013, but it has a long way to go to clear that number. Vancouver Rental Vacancies Rise To Highest Level Since Read more…


Toronto’s population growth is booming, but so are rental vacancies. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data shows primary rental vacancies climbed in 2019. The rate is now at the highest level since 2015, as vacancies climb from decade lows just a couple years ago. Toronto’s Vacancy Rate Rises To Highest Level Since 2015 Toronto’s primary rental market is seeing Read more…


Canadian real estate buyers were out in full force last month. Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) data shows sales made a substantial jump higher in December. Most of the increase is due to Vancouver real estate’s return to normal volumes. However, almost every major market across Canada is seeing sale volumes climb substantially. Canadian Real Estate Sales Rise Over 22%* Read more…


Canada’s recent real estate price boom is creating a lot of incentive for development. Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) data show housing under construction jumped in Q4 2019. The number of homes currently being built across Canada is now at the highest level since… uh, ever. Canada Has Never Build This Much Housing At The Same Time Before Canada Read more…