Market Update

  • Call for housing affordability task force by Steve Randall

    The government in Ontario should establish a housing affordability task force to tackle the increasing barriers for first-time buyers, the province’s real estate body says

  • Consumer confidence slips despite data by Steve Randall

    Data showing optimistic trends for the Canadian economy has done little to boost the confidence of consumers according to the latest Bloomberg/Nanos index

  • Buyers are taking risks says home inspector by Steve Randall

    A year ago around 75 per cent of homes sold in Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley were inspected before the deal closed; this year it’s as low as 10 per cent

  • Calgary home price decline eases, sales remain weak by Steve Randall

    Calgary area home prices are still falling in most neighbourhoods but the pace of decline has eased as detached and semi-detached home sales return to more balanced levels

  • BC could release foreign buyer data next week by Steve Randall

    Long-awaited data showing the scale and impact of foreign buyers on the Vancouver housing market could be made available as early as next week according to finance minister Mike de Jong

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