Tag Archives: interest rates

Strong Canadian Housing Market 2014

The Canadian housing market continues to defy gravity! 🙂 According to CREA the average home price in May increased to $416,584, a 7.1% jump from a year ago. The number of homes sold also increased by 5.9% month over month, which is the largest gain in several years. A lot of people feel concerned that this kind of growth is unsustainable. They… Read More »

Adapting to Prolonged Low Interest Rates

Last Fall I made some bold predictions that low interest rates are staying until 2016, which will keep the housing market stable. I also suggested that investing in parts manufacturers like Magna International would be a profitable venture due to the consumer’s love for cars 😀 Fast forward to today and it looks like events are unfolding thus… Read More »

Weekend News: Low Interest Rates are Staying

Real Estate Sales Strong Despite Higher Mortgage Rates Yesterday we just saw the yield on the 10 year US treasury climb to 2.99%, a multi-year high, and mortgage rates are starting to creep up. But houses are still being sold with unimpeded fervor in many parts of Canada 😎 The number of homes sold in Vancouver was 52%… Read More »