Tagged: Canada Mortgage and Housing

CMHC forecasts Vancouver real estate prices will show more modest growth in 2012

CMHC forecasts Vancouver real estate prices will show more modest growth in 2012

After surprising growth in 2011, Greater Vancouver real estate prices will rise just two per cent in 2012

MLS – the most reliable source of real estate information

MLS – the most reliable source of real estate information

Housing market information originating from the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) has long been recognized as the most reliable and comprehensive data available for those looking to buy or sell a home.

Richmond, west side in sellers’ market

Richmond, west side in sellers’ market

Metro Vancouver’s housing market remained balanced in January amid growing signs of a strong sellers’ market returning with high demand in larger centres.

BC Home Sales Trend Higher

BC Home Sales Trend Higher

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province declined 36 per cent to 5,507 units in October compared to the same month last year.

British Columbia Housing Market Outlook for 2011

British Columbia Housing Market Outlook for 2011

Housing starts in British Columbia will hold steady then gradually rise next year, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)’s Housing Market Report published today.

Moderate Rise in Home Sales Forecast

Moderate Rise in Home Sales Forecast

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released its Fall Housing Forecast 2010 today.

October Housing Starts in Vancouver and Abbotsford

October Housing Starts in Vancouver and Abbotsford

According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), there were 1,447 housing starts in October in the Vancouver Census Metropolitan Area (CMA), bringing the year-to-date total to 12,584 homes.

Housing Activity to Stabilize in 2010-2011

Housing Activity to Stabilize in 2010-2011

After a strong finish to 2009, and a robust first quarter of 2010, housing starts have moderated.

Vancouver Real Estate

Banks hold most of the cards in mortgage game

To understand the housing market and where it’s headed, it’s a good idea to take a close look at the big banks.

As providers of more than 60% of home loans in Canada they are major players, determining everything from who gets to be a buyer to what people can afford to pay.