CREA Welcomes Focus on Housing in Budget 2019

Ottawa, ON, March 19, 2019 –  The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) welcomes the various measures in Budget 2019 that will help address housing affordability and provide meaningful support for Canadians.  REALTORS® have been advocating on behalf of millennials and others who aspire to homeownership but are struggling to reach their goal amid a challenging environment.... View More >

Canadian home sales drop sharply in February 2019

Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales dropped sharply from January to February 2019. Highlights: National home sales plummeted 9.1% month-over-month (m-o-m) in February. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was down 4.4% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes fell 3.2% m-o-m.... View More >

Bank of Canada keeps interest rates on hold and loses swagger in March

In line with financial market expectations, the Bank of Canada announced on Wednesday, March 6, that it was keeping its trend-setting overnight lending rate at 1.75%. The Bank’s announcement indicated it is in no hurry to raise interest rates against the backdrop of a further slowdown in Canadian economic growth. Indeed, the Bank said it... View More >