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The bottom line is that buying real estate in Canada is very easy. From a residency point of view, if you plan to stay in Canada for 6 months or less each year, the government considers you a non-resident, which means that…
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Ottawa, ON, September 16, 2019 – Statistics released today by the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) show national home sales were up in August 2019. Highlights: National home sales rose 1.4% month-over-month (m-o-m) in August. Actual (not seasonally adjusted) activity was up 5% year-over-year (y-o-y). The number of newly listed homes climbed 1.1% m-o-m. The… View More >read more
CREA Updates Resale Housing Market Forecast Ottawa, ON, September 16, 2019 – The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) Systems of Canadian real estate boards and associations – for the rest of 2019 and looking ahead to 2020. Economic fundamentals underpinning housing… View More >read more
Statement from The Canadian Real Estate Association in response to the Liberal Party FTHBI announcement
Ottawa, ON, September 12, 2019 — With Election 2019 barely underway, CREA welcomes today’s announcement that a Liberal government would extend the eligibility requirements for the First Time Home Buyers’ Incentive (FTHBI) so that Canadians in higher priced markets can take advantage of the program. “REALTORS® welcomed the FTHBI when it was announced in the spring… View More >read more