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Canadian Lenders: Thriving in a Risky Housing Market

With everyone from the federal to provincial to municipal governments taking action to try to cool the hot Canadian real estate market, it makes planning for what’s to come that much more complicated for lenders. Every time there is a change to a rule, regulation, taxation, etc., you... Read more

The Numbers Are In: House Prices Up 1.8% in May

In May, the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 1.8% from the previous month, the largest May increase since 2008. For the first time since June 2013, prices were up on the month in all of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed. Gains exceeded that of the countrywide index in four of those... Read more

House Prices Down 0.1% in January

HPI-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... Read more

2016 Economic Outlook & Managing Your Receivables

pfl22015 was quite a year for Canada. We began the year with oil prices hitting record lows, leading to a quick and steep dip in the Canadian Dollar. While economists began to cite that the economy was headed for trouble and could even be in a recession,... Read more

HPI Monthly Report – Home Prices UP 0.1% in October

hpi1In 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... Read more

Adapting to Canadian Market Conditions: 2015 Turbulent Housing Markets

pfl2When it comes to real estate investment, where are Canada’s worst markets? Well, nowhere that we could classify as turbulent at least. Housing numbers stayed steady, nationally, the entire year. It has widely been reported throughout the year that the Canadian economy could be headed for trouble.... Read more

HPI Monthly Report: Home Prices up 1% in August

HPI NovemberIn August the Teranet–National Bank National Composite House Price Index™ was up 1.0% from the previous month, an eighth consecutive monthly increase. The rise exceeded the 11-year August average of 0.9%. Prices were up on the month in six of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed... Read more