Canadian Home Sales Rise in September For The First Time Since March

October 15, 2021

Canadian Home Prices Continued to Rise As Insufficient Supply Creates Excess Demand Today the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released statistics showing national existing-home sales rose 0.9% between August and September 2021, posting the first monthly gain since March (see chart below). On a year-over-year (y-o-y) basis, the number of transactions last month was down 17.5%. Nevertheless, it was still the second-highest […]

Great News On The Canadian Job Front

October 8, 2021

Blockbuster September Jobs Report–Further Fuel For Rising Interest Rates Statistics Canada released the September Labour Force Survey this morning, providing some unmitigated good news on the jobs front. Employment rose by 157,000 (+0.8%) in September, the fourth consecutive monthly increase. The unemployment rate fell by 0.2 percentage points to 6.9%. Employment gains in September were concentrated in full-time work and among people in the core working-age group […]

Insufficient Housing Supply Boosted Home Prices Again In August

September 15, 2021

Home Prices Still Rising As Falling Sales Reflect Insufficient Supply Today the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) released statistics showing national existing home sales fell a slight 0.5% nationally from July to August 2021–the fifth consecutive monthly decline. Over the same period, the number of newly listed properties edged up 0.8%, and the MLS Home Price Index rose 0.9% m/m bringing the year-over-year […]

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