Here’s What the Census 2021 Data Can Tell Us About the Housing Market

The population data from the census 2021 is now available and it offers us a wealth of information about where Canadians live, where they’re moving to and what communities are growing in size as a result.  The latest census arrives at a critical time in Canada’s real estate history, when governments of all levels are weighing their options […]

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BoC rate hike expectations grow

The Big 6 banks have raised their expectations for Bank of Canada rate hikes, with most expecting another 125 to 150 basis points in tightening by the end of the year. RBC was the latest to revise its expectations, matching Scotiabank’s call that the Bank of Canada’s key lending rate will reach 2.50% this year. […]

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How a Mortgage Pre-Approval Can Protect You from Rising Rates

Over the past month, we have seen several fixed mortgage rate hikes from the banks and other lenders. We all suspected rates would rise eventually, but this is happening much sooner than expected. Do rising interest rates affect mortgage pre-approvals? Rising interest rates make mortgage pre-approvals much more relevant and meaningful. Not only does a mortgage pre-approval give you […]

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Record-breaking number of new home listings in the Fraser Valley, while house prices soar in Metro Vancouver

The benchmark price of a detached home in the Fraser Valley rose to nearly $1.7 million and over $2 million in Metro Vancouver. The average price of townhome in Metro is now over $1 million. Homebuyers might be eyeing the Fraser Valley after a record volume of new listings in February, while home prices soared […]

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Home sales set for the second ‘most remarkable’ year in Canadian real estate history

2021 by all accounts was a record-breaking year for Canadian real estate — a blockbuster for sales, prices and low inventories. Such a pace is unsustainable, most agree, but how much of a comedown are we in for? “Canada’s housing market isn’t about to buckle,” writes RBC senior economist Robert Hogue in a recent report. […]

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With new micro-credential, Greater Vancouver Board of Trade and BCIT aim to raise the province’s ESG game

A growing force for good in business just met one of the hottest trends in education, courtesy of two local players. The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade (GVBOT) and BCIT have launched the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Fundamentals Microcredential. This new program aims to help give British Columbians the skills they need to put the province at the head […]

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