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Real Estate, Mortgage & Relocation News and Announcements
Here are the most recent news stories posted for Moving In Canada:
Bank of Canada says debt and overvalued house prices remain biggest risk to economy
(Posted:12/10/2014) Canada: The bank reckons house prices today could be as much as 30 per cent overvalued today. The bank says it's about 95 per cent sure that house prices have been overvalued by an average of about 10 per cent since 2007. More info...
Salmon Arm gets a new bridge plan
(Posted:11/05/2014) AB: The ministry redesign would accommodate a new bridge over the Salmon River as well as four-laning. More info...
Canadian housing market among most overvalued in the world: OECD
(Posted:06/09/2013) Canada: Canada has one of the most overvalued housing markets in the world, according to a new global report, which adds to the ongoing debate about whether it’s a bubble set to burst.
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) says Canada, alongside Norway and New Zealand, are among the countries where houses “appear overvalued but prices are still rising.”
The report says house prices are considered overvalued if the price-to-rent ratio and the price-to-income ratio are above their long-term averages. More info...
Canadian housing sector faces downside risk: Scotiabank real-estate report
(Posted:06/09/2013) Canada: "Toronto’s housing market is correcting in the wake of affordability pressures, inventory build, changes to mortgage insurance rules and more cautious lending policies," writes Scotiabank economist Adrienne Warren
Expanded Ottawa Neighbourhoods content & maps
(Posted:05/24/2013) ON: We have added detailed neighbourhoods information and maps for Ottawa and its suburbs (we expanded content from 11 to 88 neighbourhoods), with drill-down detail for Downtown, Ottawa South, East End, West End, Nepean, Kanata, Gloucester, and Orleans! More info...
Sudbury Housing starts on the rise
(Posted:08/10/2012) ON: According to preliminary data released Thursday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, there were 82 housing starts in the Greater Sudbury Census Metropolitan Area in July, up from 35 last July.
Forty-seven of the 82 starts were condominium units, or 57% of all activity in the month.
Victoria housing starts drop 34 percent
(Posted:08/10/2012) BC: There were 150 total housing starts last month, a 34 per cent drop from the 229 in July 2011. Year-todate, there have been 837 total starts, down 14 per cent from the 973 through the first seven months of last year More info...
Calgary Housing starts spike
(Posted:08/10/2012) AB: Last month, 734 units broke ground in Calgary, up 40 per cent on the 526 starts in July 2011, reports the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.
Housing starts up in the St. John's area
(Posted:08/10/2012) NL: July’s housing starts totalled 276 units throughout the St. John’s area compared to 258 units in July 2011. Year-to-date starts are up 13 per cent to 1,207 units. More info...
Regina Housing starts double 2011 pace
(Posted:08/10/2012) SK: According to the CMHC's monthly survey of residential construction, 1,688 housing units have been started in since Jan., compared to 847 in the same time period in 2011. Housing starts for the month of July reached 263, 116 more than in July 2011.
The year-to-date number of housing starts in 2012 is quickly approaching the total number of housing starts - 1,694 - for all of 2011. More info...