Thursday, 24 November 2016

Average price of Canadian home sold in October up 5.9% from year ago

October was another record month for Canadian real estate, even as the average price increased by a relatively modest 5.9 per cent.

Last month, Ottawa implemented new stress test rules for first-time buyers aimed at making sure they are capable of paying a higher interest rate on their mortgage than the one they have been offered. That change kicked in last month, and it's going to be a factor in the numbers over the long term, CREA said.
Typically not a strong month for home sales, October 2016 was the strongest on record for the month, up more than two per cent from last year's strong level, with sales going up in about 60 per cent of Canada's housing markets.

Source:  CBC News

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