Post Category: Research
March 14, 2016
Economic news – Canada: House prices up 0.6% in February

OPINION: The last monthly increase in the composite index, the largest for a month of February since the recession, is totally due to the price jump in Vancouver. Without Vancouver, the index would have been about flat. The 12-month two-digit price gain in Vancouver is consistent with data reported by the Real Estate Board of […]

Post Category: Monthly Reports
March 14, 2016
Home Prices Up 0.6% In February

In February the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 0.6% from the previous month, the largest increase for a February since the recession. Though prices were up on the month in six of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed, the gain of the composite index came entirely from a 3.2% jump in the […]

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March 01, 2016
Canada: Housing affordability deteriorated in Q4

Changes in housing affordability from Q4 2014 to Q4 2015 show significant divergence among markets. Affordability deteriorated in Vancouver, Toronto, Victoria, and Hamilton and improved in the other six markets. The sharpest deterioration from a year earlier was in Vancouver, where the MPPI rose 3.4 percentage points, with home prices up 11.9% from a year […]

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February 12, 2016
Economic news – Canada: House prices edged down in January

OPINION: The report confirms that housing markets in oil-dependent regions are reacting to the economic downturn resulting from the collapse of oil prices. In particular, prices declined for a fourth month in a row in Calgary, for a cumulative drop of 4.4%. Among the metropolitan areas covered, only Ottawa-Gatineau has a similar bad sequence with […]

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February 12, 2016
Home Prices Down 0.1% In January

In January the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was down 0.1% from the previous month, a second consecutive monthly decrease. A January decline has happened only three times in 17 years. For the first time in 11 months, prices were down on the month in seven of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed: Montreal […]

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January 25, 2016
Mortgage Companies – 2016 Outlook

Slim Pickings Despite Recent Sell-Off: This time last year, we acknowledged that the outlook for the Canadian housing market had changed dramatically on the back of a 50% decline in oil prices from their 2014 peak. We highlighted the adverse implications for the Alberta market in particular. Over the past 12 months oil prices have […]

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January 13, 2016
Home Prices Down 0.1% In December

In December the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was down 0.1% from the previous month, the first monthly decrease in a year. The index has been down from the previous month in six out of nine Decembers since 2007. Prices were flat or down on the month in seven of the 11 metropolitan […]

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January 13, 2016
Economic News – Canada: House prices up 6.2% in 2015, with quite a regional contrast

OPINION: For Canada as a whole, 2015 saw the largest house price increase in four years (top chart), but only four regional markets were the drivers of that performance. At the other end of the spectrum, the collapse in oil prices has translated into house price deflation in Calgary and Edmonton, with the remaining five […]

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December 14, 2015
Home Prices Up 0.2% In November

In November, the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 0.2% from the previous month, an 11th consecutive monthly increase. This rise, slightly above the average for a month of November (0.1%), was due entirely to strong gains in Vancouver (1.3%) and Victoria (1.8%). For Vancouver it was an 11th consecutive month without […]

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November 12, 2015
Home Prices Up 0.1% In October

In October, the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 0.1% from the previous month, a 10th consecutive monthly increase. This rise was about average for a month of October. Prices were up on the month in only five of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed – 1.9% in Winnipeg, 0.6% in Vancouver, 0.3% […]