21 Mar

Canadian home sales: How healthy is your housing market?

General

Posted by: Eileen Crosbie

Canadian home sales: How healthy is your housing market?

 

Canadian existing home sales edged up 0.3% in February, breaking a five-month run of declines, but the national view doesn’t tell the whole story.  To get a more comprehensive view here’s Kavcic’s survey of the health of the country’s major markets, from strongest to weakest.

 

Click here for the full Financial Post Staff article.

21 Mar

All the data point to a soft landing for Canada’s housing market

General

Posted by: Eileen Crosbie

All the data point to a soft landing for Canada’s housing market

 

Competing views of the Canadian housing market portray it as either 1) an overvalued bubble about to burst or, 2) only slightly overheated but having basically sound economic underpinnings, and thus likely to cool gently. The Conference Board of Canada’s new publication, Housing Briefing: Bubble Fears Overblown, lands in the latter camp.

 

Click here for the full The Globe and Mail article.