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While Sentiment Shifts for First-Time Homebuyers, Most Plan on Using their Pandemic Savings for the Down Payment

 BMO has issued the first in a two-part series of releases taking the pulse of first-time homebuyers and diving into their views on the Canadian housing market. While the survey shows a drop in how first-time buyers feel about market affordability amid today’s sizzling market, some regions show a different story with buyers in Western Canada feeling […]

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Zolo survey reveals: What Men & Women Want in a Home in 2021

 A new survey by Zolo — one of Canada’s most popular national real estate marketplaces — highlights the wants and needs of today’s home buyers. There’s no denying that COVID-19 changed everything over the last year — but despite increasing health concerns and ongoing restrictions property shoppers were active in most real estate markets across Canada. Turns out the pandemic […]

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Canadians Want to Be Homeowners Now More Than Ever

Mortgage Professionals Canada (MPC) released its latest in a series of housing market reports that examine how COVID-19 is affecting consumer sentiments towards housing and mortgages. The data further confirms Canadians’ confidence in the security of homeownership, especially as COVID-19 and the lack of a clear COVID vaccine timetable further entrenches life at home and […]

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Affordability and space limitations continue to impact purchase decisions as only 14% of Canadians polled would consider buying a home in a major metropolitan area

Canadians’ belief in the strength of the real estate market held steady in December, despite concerns around the overall economy, according to the RBC Home Buying Sentiment Poll. High home values also continued to drive potential homebuyers outside of major metropolitan areas in search of affordability and larger properties. The poll, which provides updates on […]

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