November 14th Mortgage Industry Update
November 14th, 2017 Mortgage Industry Update
The Bank of Canada announced on October 25th that it’s overnight lending rate will remain at 1.00%. The prime rate remains the same. It is common prediction for rates to rise another 2 times by the end of 2018. Most fixed rates have risen significantly and are now in the 3%+ range.
Additionally this week:
– The Ryerson City Building Institute: Condo development reached its highest ever level in the middle of 2017 with 105,000 condo apartments currently under development.
– Government officials crafting tougher building codes that could make both new homes, renovations of existing properties more costly ($30k+).
– TREB director of market analysis: Appears that psychological impact of Fair Housing Plan, and foreign buyers’ tax, is starting to unwind.
– Point2 Homes Study: Vancouver most unaffordable real estate market in North America; “insane affordability gap”. Exceeds Manhattan, San Francisco.
– OREA continuing to push for a strengthened real estate education program that will pave the way for a more developed curriculum.
– Urbanation: Toronto’s surging condo market should expect to hit a plateau on the first quarter of 2018.
Stay tuned for the next update!
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