No "doom and gloom" in store for Canadian real estate – Royal LePage’s Soper
29 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%.