Tag: Canada

Watch out: the Canadian housing market could become a drag on the economy in 2019

The Canadian housing market hasn’t provided much of a boost to the country’s economy in 2018 and, according to one bank, it’s a trend that will likely continue in the new year.

Housing starts have been slowing in recent months, which CIBC economist Royce Mendes believes is a sign that the market will exert a drag on the Canadian economy in 2019.

Research reveals preference for single family homes

Despite rising housing costs, eight out of ten young, urban families in Canada’s key metropolitan areas would prefer to live in a detached single family home if money was no object.  This was one of the main highlights in a recent report released by Mustel Group and Sotheby’s International Realty Canada on home ownership trends among modern families.

43% of Canadian families have given up on the dream of a low-rise home

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.