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%.
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.
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This Crest Built home is solid and in great condition. The kitchen & bath have been updated. The hardwood floors throughout the main are in good shape. This is a large 9,500 sq. ft. lot with an abundance of fruit trees and garden boxes.
Sunday June 3rd, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM we will be hosting the first Open House at 2050 VIEWLYNN Drive in the Westlynn neighborhood of North Vancouver.
Please come with any questions you may have. In the meantime you can take a virtual tour of this Westlynn House for sale.
As always please do not hesitate to give us a call if we can answer any questions before the open house, or if you would like to book a private showing.
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Prudential Sussex Realty