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Changes to the mortgage stress test

Ottawa, ON, February 18, 2020 – Earlier today, Minister of Finance Bill Morneau announced changes to the mortgage stress test. The new benchmark rate used to determine the minimum qualifying rate for insured mortgages, coming into effect on April 6, 2020, will be the weekly median 5-year fixed insured mortgage rate from mortgage insurance applications, [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:15:41-06:00February 19th, 2020|CREA News|0 Comments

Canadian home sales down in January

Ottawa, ON, February 14, 2020 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales declined between December 2019 and January 2020. Highlights: National home sales fell by 2.9% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in January. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 11.5% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:16:24-06:00February 14th, 2020|CREA News|0 Comments

CREA’s Chief Economist, Gregory Klump, retires after 28 years

Ottawa, ON, February 11, 2020 –  Gregory Klump, CREA’s Chief Economist, has retired from The Canadian Real Estate Association after 28 years. Klump joined CREA in 1992, serving as staff economist for the Association. Promoted to Chief Economist in 2005, he grew CREA’s economic and data team into an authoritative source of Canadian real estate data [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:17:13-06:00February 11th, 2020|CREA News|0 Comments

CREA’s Gregory Klump retires after 28 years

Ottawa, ON, February 11, 2020 –  Gregory Klump, CREA’s Chief Economist, has retired from The Canadian Real Estate Association after 28 years. Klump joined CREA in 1992, serving as staff economist for the Association. Promoted to Chief Economist in 2005, he grew CREA’s economic and data team into an authoritative source of Canadian real estate data [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:18:08-06:00February 11th, 2020|CREA News|0 Comments

Canadian home sales inch lower in December

Ottawa, ON, January 15, 2020 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales eased between November and December 2019. Highlights: National home sales declined by 0.9% on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in December. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 22.7% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:18:29-06:00January 15th, 2020|CREA News|0 Comments

Canadian home sales edge higher in November

Ottawa, ON, December 16, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales continued to edge higher in November 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 0.6% month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in November. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 11.3% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed properties dropped [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:19:12-06:00December 16th, 2019|CREA News|0 Comments

Tips on selling your Grande Prairie home this winter

It's that time of year again where Grande Prairie is covered in a blanket of snow and the temperature has dropped significantly. Because of this many people feel they can't sell their home in the winter, but that's not entirely true. According to Grande Prairie realtors there are some things you can do yourself to [...]

By |2019-12-01T18:46:07-07:00December 1st, 2019|Real Estate Articles|0 Comments

Canadian home sales hold steady in October

Ottawa, ON, November 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were unchanged from September to October 2019. Highlights: National home sales held steady on a month-over-month (m-o-m) basis in October. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 12.9% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:19:39-06:00November 15th, 2019|CREA News|0 Comments

Canadian home sales rise again in September

Ottawa, ON, October 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up slightly in September 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 0.6% month-over-month (m-o-m) in September. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 15.5% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed properties edged back by [...]

By |2020-03-23T17:20:37-06:00October 15th, 2019|CREA News|0 Comments