Canadian Real Estate Association

2019 Latest Forecast by Canadian Real Estate Association

The Canadian Real Estate Association recently revised its sales forecast for the year 2019 for the resale market of residents in Canada, based on the figures from every provincial MLS i.e Multiple Listing Service®(MLS®) Systems.

National home sales are expected to decline to 462,900 by 9.8% by the end of the year 2018. It is a small drop which is relative to the last forecast of CREA in June. This real estate market is held back by an unprecedented decrease in the home sales activity in British Columbia and the activity of weak sales in Ontario. Both of these provinces are forecasted to see a decline in double digits by the end of the year 2018.

Sales in New Brunswick and Alberta have become stronger than expected in the second half of the year 2018, that resulted in an upward revision of the sales forecast of 2018.

According to the Centris Data, in Montreal, home sales have been increased by 7% over the last 4 quarters.

What are those factors that resulted in the decline in home sales activity?
While Demographic and Economic Principles continue being strong in all regions of the nation, coverage fluctuations in 2017 and 2018 have affected home-buyers’ usage of mortgage finance from most home markets.

Especially, the brand new national loan strain evaluation was designed to maintain dwelling earnings to assessing, and also certainly will triumph in accomplishing this right through to 20-19.

Interest Prices will also be on the rise, farther decreasing purchasing ability. Additional rate of interest rises are around to the horizon, it is likely to help it become tougher to Qualify for funding.

Will home prices decrease or increase?
The national average price has been dropped to $494,900 by 2.8% by the end of this year 2018. According to this forecast, a continual drop in home sales in British Columbia has been witnessed.