Housing Stats

Looking to buy or sell your house in Canada? And love numbers? Here are some resources to understand the latest housing trends. Or, give us a shout, we know them inside and out — for great advice on your mortgage and rate decisions.

Canadian housing statistics — do the numbers tell the whole story?

Understanding the housing stats in your area and across Canada will help you make informed decisions when buying and selling.

Below are some stat resources to help you stay on top of the latest market trends.

Or, talk to us. We can help decipher what the numbers really mean for your unique mortgage decisions, and what may be up and coming for regulations or rate decisions.

Housing Trend Resources

The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) website keeps on top of the housing stats for our nation, giving a constant overview and several reference points for perspective on what the stats are really saying (in their opinion).

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) website is also a good resource for Canadians looking to learn more about past and future housing trends. For example, they recently released a survey showing that 44% of first-time buyers use a mortgage broker, up from 35%. Canadians are getting smarter when it comes to saving money on their rates and mortgages!

The CMHC's has discontinued its housing market assessment, but you can sign up for their newsletter to get their latest housing updates.

You can also check with your local real estate governing bodies for access to more area-specific information. Below are links to resources for the larger Canadian city centres:

Mortgage Rates Resource

At True North Mortgage, our personal favourite is the Bank of Canada’s website, particularly the bond trading prices.

Did you know? The Government of Canada 5-year bond yields are very closely linked to the banks' 5-year fixed rates? If bond yields go up, 5-year fixed mortgage rates will typically soon follow.

Read more in our blog: How Government Bond Yields Relate To Mortgage Rates

Want an expert reading of the housing numbers for your best mortgage fit? Our highly-trained brokers have the answers — to help you save more, and stress less.

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