Median Canadian Home Price Posts 6.2% Year-Over-Year Gain Despite Corrections in GTA and Greater Vancouver

On a quarter-over-quarter basis, home prices decline slightly in half of key markets Condominiums continue to appreciate at fastest rate among housing types studied in the Royal LePage National House Price Composite TORONTO, April 13, 2018 – According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey[1] released today, home prices in Canada saw slowing year-over-year increases in the […]

Royal LePage Fourth Quarter Housing Market Trends Seal 2017 as ‘the Year of the Condo’

Fourth Quarter Housing Market Trends Seal 2017 as ‘the Year of the Condo’  Condominiums appreciate at the fastest rate of all housing types studied in the Royal LePage National House Price Composite Peak Millennials, immigration and inter-provincial migration fueling housing demand in Ontario and British Columbia Effects of Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions’ […]

New OSFI Stress Test Set to Limit National Home Price Appreciation to 4.9% in 2018

December 13, 2017  Impact of new stress test expected to be contained to first half of 2018 for most major markets Still risk of high price appreciation in Greater Toronto Area and Greater Vancouver as chance of market correction fades Compounding policies could have unintended consequences for struggling housing markets TORONTO, December 13, 2017 – According […]

Largest Cohort of Millennials Changing Canadian Real Estate, Despite Constraints of Affordability and Mortgage Regulation

August 17, 2017 ‘Peak Millennials’ (aged 25 to 30) to create strong wave of demand National survey shows while the peak millennial dream to own property is very strong, challenges to homeownership vary across the country The number of 25-30 year olds is set to grow again TORONTO, August 17, 2017 – According to the Royal […]

Royal LePage Housing Survey July 2017

Canada’s Residential Real Estate Market Makes the Move to Moderation in the Second Quarter of 2017 July 13, 2017 With recoveries underway in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, home prices rise in the majority of metropolitan areas nationwide  Greater Toronto Area witnesses temporary slowdown in sales activity as the Ontario Fair Housing Plan takes effect  TORONTO, […]

Alasdair Douglas’ February 2017 Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Update

February has been another strong month for real estate sellers and another challenging month for real estate buyers. Units sold is up moderately (4.7%), not quite the “Frenzy” alluded to in the KWAR press release but very healthy. Kitchener-Waterloo’s real estate market still favours sellers. If you are buying be prepared to compete and to […]

Royal LePage Housing Survey & 2017 Forecast

Moving Away from the Regional Extremes of Real Estate Feast and Famine January 12, 2017 National home price appreciation experiences significant growth in the fourth quarter of 2016  Greater Vancouver projected to see a home price correction in 2017, while double-digit price appreciation expected to continue in the Greater Toronto Area TORONTO January 12, 2017 – […]

Canada’s Housing Market Continues to Expand in Third Quarter in the Face of Regulatory Headwinds.

In a tepid economy, the healthy real estate sector attracts taxation and regulation  TORONTO, October 13, 2016 – Canada’s residential real estate market continued to grow in the third quarter of 2016, posting a double-digit year-over-year aggregate house price increase, according to the Royal LePage House Price Survey[1] released today. The Government of British Columbia’s […]

Alasdair Douglas’ May 2016 Kitchener-Waterloo Real Estate Update

Waterloo Region’s Real Estate market continues to defy expectations of a bubble with another record breaking month. May 2016 has witnessed the highest number of properties sold since 2007! Please get in touch if you want to discuss current real estate trends and how they influence your property. Read below for excerpts from the Kitchener-Waterloo […]

Redistribution of Canada’s Workforce Drives Further Price Appreciation in Greater Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area

April 07, 2016 Greater Montreal Area sees signs of a real estate market revival in the first quarter of 2016  TORONTO, April 7, 2016 – According to the Royal LePage House Price Survey[1] released today, Canada’s residential real estate market showed strong year-over-year price increases in the first quarter of 2016.  The Greater Vancouver and […]