Post Category: Monthly Reports
November 19, 2019
Vancouver’s index finally up in October

In October the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM began the fourth quarter with a dip of 0.1% from the month before. The final quarter of the year is typically slow for the index, and the monthly decline was in line with the average of the last 10 Octobers, in five of which the […]

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May 14, 2019
April: Eighth consecutive month without a rise in the composite index

In April the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM was flat from the previous month.[1] Apart from the 2009 recession period, it was the first April in 21 years of index history in which home prices showed no rise. And the run of months with no rise in the composite index has now extended […]

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April 12, 2019
The Composite Index down for a sixth month in a row in March

In March the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM was down 0.3% from the previous month.[1] Apart from the recession year 2009, it was the first March decline in the 20 years of index history. It was also the sixth consecutive monthly decline, for a cumulative drop of 1.7%. Indexes were down on the […]

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March 13, 2019
Largest retreat for a February outside of recession

In February the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM was down 0.4% from the previous month.[1] Except for the recession year of 2009, it was the largest February decline in 19 years of index history. Indexes lost ground in nine of the 11 metropolitan markets of the composite index: Victoria (−2.0%), Hamilton (−1.4%), Quebec […]

Post Category: News and Press Releases
February 13, 2019
Weakness intensifies in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton

In January, the downward trend in home prices intensified in Western Canada’s three largest metropolitan areas. The indexes for Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton extended what are now the longest runs of months without an increase among the 11 metropolitan areas covered by the national index. It was a seventh month without an increase in Calgary, […]

Post Category: Monthly Reports
February 13, 2019
Weakness concentrated in the West

In January the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM was down 0.1% from the previous month.[1] It was the fifth consecutive month without a rise, the longest such run since March 2013, and was notable for marked retreats in the three largest markets of Western Canada: Edmonton (−0.8%), Calgary (−0.5%) and Vancouver (−0.3%). The […]

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January 14, 2019
Home prices trended down in the second half of 2018

The Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM for December was down 0.3% from the previous month.[1] It was the third consecutive monthly retreat. The component indexes were down for seven of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed: Edmonton (−1.4%), Vancouver (−1.2%), Winnipeg (−0.9%), Calgary (−0.6%), Victoria (−0.4%), Hamilton (−0.4%) and Quebec City (−0.4%). Indexes were […]

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December 12, 2018
Home price indexes down in November in all markets except Quebec City, Halifax and Victoria

In November the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM was down 0.3% from the previous month.[1] A November decline is not the norm – this was only the fourth in 20 years of index history. It was the second consecutive monthly decline. November’s retreat was quite broad-based: component indexes were down on the month […]

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November 15, 2018
Home price index down in October in all component markets except Montreal

In October the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price IndexTM was down 0.4% from the previous month.[1] An October decline is not the norm – this was only the fourth in 20 years of index history. It was also the first index decline in eight months. The most striking aspect of the retreat is its […]

Post Category: Research
September 12, 2018
Affordability erodes again in Q2

Mortgage interest rates were on the rise for a fourth consecutive quarter in Q2. As a result, affordability worsened in no less than 7 out of ten urban markets which explains the 12th consecutive deterioration of our urban composite index. Unsurprisingly, the rise in interest rates hit harder for the priciest markets in the country […]