6/10/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada is cautiously optimistic about the country's economic recovery as vaccines continue to roll out and spending rebounds. ... More

Bank of Canada says real estate is 'expected to moderate but remain elevated'

  5/21/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Bank of Canada says its concerns are mounting that households are piling on too much debt and posing what the central bank says is a key vulnerability to the economy. ... More

Bank of Canada warns of rising risks from household debt, and a hot housing market

  4/23/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland says the country needs a boost in the supply of housing to help make prices more affordable, but suggests there may be other steps governments ... More

More supply needed to ease housing price crunch, but always more to do, Freeland says

  4/12/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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In the pandemic-linked housing boom, average residential property values have become decoupled from average incomes over vast swathes of the country. ... More

Here's how home prices compare to incomes across Canada

  2/12/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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More and more, what your parents make determines what you will make. ... More

Canadians Increasingly Stuck In The Economic Conditions They Were Born In: StatCan

  1/2/2021 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Amid an unpredictable pandemic, forecasts for the housing market are pretty much all over the map. ... More

Canada 2021 Housing Forecasts Call For A Boom ... Or The Worst Crash in 40 Years

  12/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canada's pandemic-weary economy is poised to "take off like a rocket" in the latter part of 2021, says CIBC World Markets deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal. His ... More

Canada's economy ready to 'take off like a rocket': CIBC's Tal

  11/9/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Optimism towards the Canadian housing sector’s prospects has been mounting, but the market should not count out the impact of the lingering economic lethargy brought about ... More

Housing market slowdown looming amid economic malaise

  10/22/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Some economists polled by Finder expressed scepticism towards the Crown corporation's market outlook ... More

Is the CMHC's forecast of a major price drop this year still relevant?

  8/18/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canadian immigration plummeted by almost two thirds in the second quarter as border restrictions remained in effect. ... More

Immigration to Canada Drops 64%, Threatening Economic Growth

  8/18/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The rate of residential investment to Canadian GDP has also swelled dramatically ... More

Property prices in Canada outstripped rest of G7 over the last 15 years - analysis

  8/12/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The head of Canada’s housing authority implored the nation’s lenders to “reconsider” offering mortgages to highly leveraged households, saying excessive ... More

CMHC head pleads with Canadian banks to avoid risky mortgages

  7/14/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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While Canadian housing starts have gained momentum and are on pace for more than 200,000 this year, CIBC World Markets managing director and deputy chief economist Benjamin Tal ... More

Housing starts stay strong, but 'confusing' fall ahead: CIBC

  5/27/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Sales, new construction and prices all expected to decline during pandemic ... More

Housing market will feel effect of COVID-19 until 2022, CMHC says

  5/16/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Thanks to a reduction in some Big-Bank posted rates in recent days, Canada’s mortgage stress test rate will fall as early as next week. ... More

Stress Test Rate to Drop

  5/8/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The housing market can expect some recovery towards the end of the year according to Altus Group. ... More

Defying COVID-19 pressures, average prices might climb

  5/2/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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A sharp rise in joblessness, combined with the bust-out of the short-term rental market, will send Canadian house prices down in the short term, some market experts are saying. ... More

Forced selling may be headed for Canada's housing market

  4/21/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Rising unemployment and high debt is expected to boost mortgage loan delinquencies in Canada, though experts say it won’t play out like the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis of ... More

Canada braces for higher mortgage defaults

  3/28/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canada’s largest banks are fielding a deluge of requests to defer payments on mortgages as businesses suffer from efforts to curb the spread of the new coronavirus and job ... More

Canada's big banks field more than 200,000 mortgage deferral requests

  3/19/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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A measure of Canada’s consumer confidence has reported its biggest drop ever amid the COVID-19 pandemic. ... More

Canadian consumer confidence takes unprecedented slump

  3/17/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The Canadian government has announced a further measure to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis and to help maintain stability in the financial system. ... More

Government announces new mortgage buying program

  2/3/2020 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Economy nudged higher in the latest monthly stats, helped in part by the real estate and construction industries. ... More

Real estate, construction helps boost Canadian economy

  9/19/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The average Canadian household was worth less in 2018 than in the previous year. ... More

Canadians' wealth reduced as real estate gains are erased

  8/2/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Here’s a look at how lower rates south of the border could ripple through our country, according to five experts. ... More

5 ways the U.S. Fed's rate cut affects Canadians

  5/22/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canada should hold off on changes to make homebuying more affordable but should speed up efforts to reduce trade barriers within its borders, advises the International Monetary ... More

IMF urges Canada not to change policy despite calls to ease mortgage stress test

  3/10/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Residential investment is falling, and that's a clear sign of hard times in Canada's economy, the Bank of Montreal says. ... More

Canadian Housing Market This Bad Normally Means Recession: BMO

  1/2/2019 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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As we head towards 2019 with a weakened Toronto housing market and a Vancouver market in free fall, many sense this may be the year the house prices will go down. ... More

4 Things That Will (And Won't) Happen In Canada's Housing Market In 2019

  12/19/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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Canada’s economy will slow down in 2019 with consumer spending impacted by weaker employment, cooling house prices, high levels of debt, and rising interest rates. ... More

High debt levels, rising interest rates among challenges for 2019

  12/18/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The slowdown in Canada’s housing market is likely to weigh on the economy according to a new report from CIBC Economics. ... More

CIBC economists question BoC's view of housing market

  12/17/2018 | Posted in Canadian Economy and Housing Market by Sam Cuda & Nancy Cuda
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The prospect of interest rate hikes is particularly daunting for residents of Toronto and Vancouver—two cities with debt levels well above the national average. ... More

CMHC issues warning
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