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March 26th, 2024 Mortgage Industry Update

The Bank of Canada announced on March 6th that its overnight lending rate will remain at 5.00%. Bank of Canada maintains overnight rate at 5.00%! The Canadian economy looks to be operating in modest excess supply. The Bank continues to expect inflation to remain close to 3% during the first half of this year before gradually easing. The prime rate remains at 7.20%.

Additionally this week:

– Statistics Canada: Number of Canadians receiving unemployment benefits in January rose 18% compared to a year earlier, marking the fourth straight month that it was higher than the pre-pandemic level. On a monthly basis, Canadians on employment insurance rose 0.3% to 468,300.

– RBC subsidiary Houseful: 38% of first-time buyers under 30 are purchasing homes earlier than planned, a contrast to the 18.4% of their over-30 counterparts. This demographic is navigating the market by adjusting their expectations—accepting smaller living spaces.

– Canada’s recreational housing market is expected to rebound this year, according to a new report released by Royal LePage, with prices set to increase by 5 per cent on average in 2024 to $678,930.

– Statistics Canada: National inflation rate dipped to 2.8% in February, marking the second month in a row of declines. Fell by 0.1% compared with January. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg prior to the release had expected inflation to jump to 3.1% in February.

– CREA: Home sales fell across Canada in February, the first time for three months activity has dipped. Activity ticked 3.1% lower monthly (was 19.7% higher annually), with the national average home price coming in at $685,809 – a 3.5% yearly jump. New listings inched 1.6% upwards.

– Canadians’ household net worth rose 1.8% to $16.42 trillion in the fourth quarter, Statistics Canada said. The increase was driven by a 5% jump in the value of household financial assets, the biggest increase since 2010, outside the pandemic.

Stay tuned for the next update!

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