There have been plenty of deterrents for Canadian first-time home buyers this year, from stricter mortgage qualification rules rolled out in January to three interest rates hikes throughout the year. But according to a new survey, the majority haven’t given up on the dream of homeownership.
Faced with higher interest rates and tougher mortgage qualification rules, many Canadians have turned to the new condo market as a more affordable shot at homeownership. One property type that hasn’t been as attractive? Townhouses.
“[The Canadian Real Estate Association] will release the full set of October housing market data [this week], and the overall picture will continue to look stable/subded,” writes Kavcic. “National sales are estimated to be down 6 percent year-over-year, slightly improved from September’s 8.9 percent year-over-year decline.”
The majority of young Canadian families would prefer to live in a single detached home, but many have given up on the dream of ever being able to buy one.
In fact, 43 percent of families surveyed in a recent report from Sotheby’s International Realty Canada said that high detached home prices meant they had to settle for higher density housing.
Canada’s housing affordability is at its worst level since 1990 and its going to get worse. A newly report from RBC Economic Research shows that
The Canadian housing market is facing significant headwinds heading into the fall, and it’s still unclear how it will navigate them. From a rising interest
The high cost of housing in the Greater Toronto Area is leaving many residents side-lined with little expectation that much can be done. A new