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Real Estate, Mortgage & Relocation News and Announcements
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Canada November Composite Leading Indicators: Housing up
(Posted:12/14/2010) Canada: Following is the text of Canada's leading indicators report from Statistics Canada.
The composite index rose 0.3% in November, the same as in October. Among the 10 components, 6 posted gains, 3 were unchanged and 1 declined.
The housing index recorded the largest turnaround, increasing 2.0% after six straight declines averaging almost 3% a month. Both housing starts and existing home sales firmed after sizable retreats from their highs in the spring. The upturn in housing was reflected in a levelling off of furniture and appliance sales, after four straight declines. More info...
Canada Housing Starts Rise First Time in Four Months, Exceeding Forecasts
(Posted:12/08/2010) Canada: Starts advanced 11.6 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 187,200 from a revised 167,800 rate in October, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said from Ottawa today. The reading exceeded all 21 estimates in a Bloomberg News survey that had a median estimate of 173,000 units.
Housing starts will drop to 174,800 units in 2011 from an estimated 186,200 units this year, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. said Nov. 15. The Bank of Canada said in October that housing will be a drag on economic growth next year, after temporary stimulus measures for homeowners lapsed.
The Canadian Housing Market is Expected to Stabilize- Predict Experts
(Posted:12/08/2010) Canada: Even though the mortgage rates have increased from 3.39% to 3.69 %, they are still at historic lows. Thus, it’s still a buyer’s market. In fact experts suggest that Canada’s mortgage industry is vastly stable and competitive than its American and Australian markets. In the US, there were 54,000 mortgage firms, while only 8000 of them are left today. On a national level the housing affordability improved between 1.4 and 2.5 % points from the second quarter,” adds Ken Faminoff (first name).