Canada is on Track to have a Strong Fall Housing Market

Restraining with seasonal patterns, Canada is on track to have a strong fall real estate market, with activity poised to remain steady and typical sale prices set to increase even more by the end of 2021.

High real estate costs, driven by low supply and high demand, have created difficult conditions for lots of homebuyers across Canada, especially in Toronto and Vancouver. However, this has likewise produced favourable conditions for sellers in most significant markets, according to a new fall real estate outlook from RE/MAX.

According to the report, the average list price for all home key ins Canada might increase by 5% in between now till completion of the year– driven by the sale of single-detached houses.

This real estate sector has already experienced the most significant cost gains when comparing 2021 to 2020, increasing in between 6.8 and 27.3% throughout 26 housing markets surveyed in the report– a trend expected to continue well into the fall, moved by strong demand by young households.

READ: ‘High Degree of Vulnerability’ in Toronto’s Housing Market: CMHC


” As our representatives and brokers predict, the fall market activity is expected to remain stable, which is appealing, regardless of the continuous challenges presented by the Delta variant,” states Christopher Alexander, Senior Vice President, RE/MAX Canada.

” This is particularly appropriate provided real estate markets in Canada are often a great sign of financial activity in the nation, and with the Bank of Canada forecasting economic growth of 4.5% in 2022, a strong fall housing market is a great sign that things may be beginning to return to a more natural rhythm,” stated Alexander.

RE/MAX states 26 out of 29 significant Canadian housing markets examined are presently sellers’ markets, driven by the absence of supply and high demand.

Unsurprisingly, Ontario has seen a few of the highest typical list price increases across single-detached homes in the country, with most of regions (13 out of 16) experiencing boosts between 20 and 35.5% year-over-year.

Some markets have not skilled quite as considerable cost gains, with some outlier markets seeing rate boosts listed below 20%, consisting of Toronto (+14.6%), Thunder Bay (+17.1%), and Mississauga (+19.7%).

The condo and townhome section in all of these areas also performed well, with smaller and more suburban markets such as Kitchener, North Bay, London, Peterborough, and Southern Georgian Bay seeing a greater surge year-over-year.

In Toronto, single-detached houses have seen a 14.6% year-over-year typical list price increase to $1,692,925, followed by townhouses, up 10.6% to $924,078, and apartments, up 4.20% to $702,092.

RE/MAX says the approximated cost outlook for the remainder of the year for the province varies from a 2% price decline in North Bay to boosts throughout the other regions varying in between 2 and 15%, with Toronto expected to see rates rise by 7%.

Elton Ash, Executive Vice President, RE/MAX Canada, states given that housing activity throughout the pandemic has remained strong, it’s not a surprise that the outlook for the rest of the year continues on an upward trajectory. He states while this is excellent for property owners and their equity, it is challenging for novice buyers who have actually been priced out of the market.

” We should continue to inform Canadians from a practical, real-world viewpoint. What is impacting the Canadian real estate market today? Low Interest rates, financial stimulus, greater home-buying spending plans, a higher savings rate, property owners too afraid to sell, and insufficient new building. These aspects have created existing market conditions,” said Ash.

When integrated, these elements have actually contributed to rapidly increasing home prices, which certainly are a cause for concern. Alexander thinks “it’s not a cause for panic.” (Some homebuyers may disagree.).

” The data reveals single-detached home price acceleration may be starting to level off in some metropolitan centres, but rates continue to rise in many smaller sized cities and neighborhoods that were once sanctuaries for price,” stated Alexander.

” Real estate has actually been a benefit to the Canadian economy, throughout the pandemic and prior to it. Our company believe in the long-term health of Canada’s housing market, however in order to safeguard it, we need to attend to the housing and acknowledge supply scarcity. Our existing government needs to stop using band-aids and treat the problem at its root.”.

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