Posts Tagged ‘housing

Has anyone heard of the consumer confidence surveys that are announced on new radio stations and written about in the business section of the newspaper? I used to think “who cares”. Is it a big deal if some consumer confidence survey says that people are more or less confident than they were 3 months ago? […]

Today, the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation released their financial information. There were legally required to do so. This is progress! Canadians should be proud that we now have this level of statistics from Canada’s largest insurer of home mortgages and home equity lines of credit. Here are some highlights: – HELOCS has dropped by […]

You might have to accept apologies on this blog post because it might see somewhat like a rant. But seriously, how much money should Canadians be expected to pay for a home? How much debt should a family take on in order to have a home in a good neighbourhood in Toronto. Perhaps some people […]

Some American friends were visiting us in Toronto. We took this opportunity to discuss the difference between the Canadian and US Real Estate Markets. We discovered some very interesting assumptions about both markets. The American housing market has lost close to 30% of it’s value over the course of the last 3 years. The American […]

There are many factors that affect the price of housing. Supply, demand, jobs, geography, demographics, advertising, peer pressure, Government regulations (CMHC) and interest rates all affect house prices in their own way. Clearly interest rates have a definite impact on the price of homes. You could speculate that interest rates are the most important factor […]

More and more people are speculating that we are in the midst of a Toronto Real Estate Bubble. In Toronto, the MLS average house price has been increasing for the past 14 years, and 2011 is no exception. Over these 14 years, the average price has gone from $198K to $457K. A rising average house […]

Next year is almost here! 2010 was a positive year for Canadian Real Estate sales and for PropertySold.ca. The home sales in Canada were down 5% compared to 2009. Home prices increased by 7% in 2010. Let look at some predictions for 2011. BANKS: TD – Is forecasting a drop in sales of 7.6% and […]


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