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Real Estate Forecast – 2017

Last week (January 4th, 2017) the Edmonton Real Estate Association held their annual forecast. With speakers including Christina Butchart Senior Market Analyst CMHC, Catherine Rothrock Chief Economist Government of Alberta, and John Rose City of Edmonton Chief Economist. This is the annual review of the previous year’s real estate market for Edmonton and surrounding areas, and a summary of what these local economists are forecasting for the upcoming year. 

For the most part all presenters agreed with what we can expect for 2017. Modest growth and recovery, with a splash of uncertainty.

Some main points from James Mabey; Chair, REALTORS® Association of Edmonton:

  • Single-family home sales were down 5.4% in 2016
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New Mortgage Rules And What It Means For You

(written November of 2016) 

 

Effective October 17, 2016 (announced on October 3, 2016), mortgage rules changed for you and every other Canadian. In an effort to get control of Canadians borrowing, and to help cool over-heated markets like Vancouver and Toronto, the Canadian Government implemented some new borrowing rules for Canadians who are purchasing homes.

So what was changed?

They have implemented what is called an interest rate “stress-test.” How it works, is: 

 “To help ensure new homeowners can afford their mortgages even when interest rates begin to rise, mortgage insurance rules require in some cases that lenders “stress test” a borrower’s ability to make their mortgage

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