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No "doom and gloom" in store for Canadian real estate – Royal LePage’s Soper

by Ephraim Vecina29 Jul 2020


Sustained market strength, subject to supply constraints, will be the predominant dynamic in the Canadian housing sector for the rest of the year, according to Royal LePage CEO Phil Soper and Sotheby’s Canada CEO Don Kottick.


In a joint interview with The Financial Post, the two executives highlighted the major role that housing inventory will play in the period immediately after the COVID-19 pandemic eases.

Soper said that home prices largely rely on the balance between supply and buyer activity.

“There are a lot of people who are looking to put roofs over their heads,” Soper said. “We just don’t see the number of homes for sale, the supply side of this, climbing to the point where home prices will collapse.”

Royal LePage’s latest predictions have placed annual growth by year-end at 2.5%.


https://www.canadianrealestatemagazine.ca/news/no-doom-and-gloom-in-store-for-canadian-real-estate--royal-lepages-soper-331927.aspx

MORTGAGE RATE FORECAST......BCREA


As the year ends, it's worth reflecting on how significantly the Canadian interest rate environment has changed in just twelve months. One year ago, the Canadian yield curve was its usual upward sloping shape, with markets expecting gradual rate increases by the Bank of Canada. Based partly on those expectations, Canadian mortgage rates were climbing. However, within 8 months the yield curve in Canada had inverted, bond yields tumbled, and Canadian mortgage rates were once again heading lower.


https://www.bcrea.bc.ca/economics/mortgage-rate-forecast/


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23rd REALTORS' CARE BLANKET DRIVE

 

Last year, so many of you so generously donated items to the REALTORS’ CARE BLANKET DRIVE and  as a result, that success contributed to the more than 300,000 people in our communities who have been helped over the past 22 years.

 

This year, THE NEED HAS NEVER BEEN GREATER.

 

Between Tuesday, November 14 to Tuesday, November 21, is the 23rd REALTORS’ CARE BLANKET DRIVE, and we are asking you to help the homeless and working poor stay warm and dry again this winter.

 

Of course, the BLANKET DRIVE does not just mean blankets…….

 

You can help with donations of:
  • gently used or new blankets or sleeping bags
  • warm clothing, coats
  • hats, gloves, scarves
  • new socks and underwear
  • plastic ponchos, bivy sack

 

Although there are many drop off locations on the North Shore, we will save you a trip …….just give us a call and we will pick up your items from you!  Judi 604-868-9812 or Cathy 604-760-2786

 

Thank you in advance for your help again this year. The unbelievable success of this yearly BLANKET DRIVE  is thanks to your donations!

 

 

 

Judi Whyte                                                                  Cathy Wood

604-868-9812                                                              604-760-2786

 

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