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Interest rate hikes, new federal mortgage rules, and price swings: 2018 was far from quiet in terms of housing market news in Canada.
Some stories were bigger than others, so we’ve rounded up the 10 most popular market stories published in Livabl this year. Below, you’ll find everything from still-relevant forecasts to affordability measures.
On October 1st, new guidelines from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) came into effect. Livabl explains how self-employed Canadians can benefit.
A certain major Canadian city will continue to heat up: that’s just one takeaway from interviews Livabl conducted with industry experts this fall.
One is Montreal. Can you guess the other two?
More stringent stress testing has been a hurdle for some mortgage applicants this year, but there was some good news for borrowers this year as well.
“People may ask themselves, ‘Should I get into the market now, because it’s only going to become more expensive in the future,’” one expert tells Livabl.
After looking at listings in Toronto, Thunder Bay (and a handful of other markets) might start looking pretty good.
CMHC lays out its expectations for the national housing market through 2020.
To ensure they stay above water, homeowners in some of Canada’s priciest markets may need to reconsider their personal expenses.
The average sale price of a Greater Vancouver home was just $90,000 in 1977. The local real estate board shows how we got to today’s benchmark.
TD has its reasons for this prediction, and Livabl breaks it all down.