How Canada’s dealing with its own home affordability crisis

Canada has a serious middle-income housing affordability crisis. Canada’s house prices have grown nearly three times that of household income since 2000. This contrasts with the stability between growth in house prices and household income during the previous three decades.

Freddie Mac trims 2019 origination estimate but could rethink the move Freddie estimates that 1.1 million homes are held off market just by those born between 1931 and 1941. Freddie Mac economist Sam Khater says in the piece that they believe this phenomenon will help to drive up the cost of home ownership while also making renting more appealing to younger generations.

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RBC Housing Affordability Report. The higher the reading, the less affordable is a home to a particular family. For example, a reading of 32 per cent means that homeownership costs, including mortgage payments, utilities and property taxes, would take up 32 per cent of a typical household’s monthly pre-tax income.

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As Canada’s mortgage market is not securitized, the property crisis is expected to last much longer than in the US, where the loans are backed, Dillian said in an interview with Mauldin Economics. The former trader says when the bubble bursts; it will be quite different from the sharp and sudden crisis in the US in 2008, due to the structure.

A new report from RBC says the housing affordability crisis in Toronto and vancouver continued unabated in the third quarter. For more on this BNN Bloomberg spoke with Robert Hogue, senior economist at RBC.

Canada’s housing affordability crisis will strike these 2 cities next. RBC’s aggregate measure for affordability in Canada has risen for a ninth consecutive quarter. Buyers now have to put 48.7 per cent of their income towards housing in order to afford a home. While prices climbed in Vancouver and Toronto, affordability deteriorated in almost.