December 21, 2018
Zoocasa’s Top Blog Posts of 2018
They say the news never sleeps, and that’s certainly the case for Canadian real estate; 2018 has been an especially eventful year. Not only did January kick off with one of the largest mortgage policy changes to hit Canadians – an affordability-reducing stress test for all new borrowers – but sales trends were akin to a roller coaster, as the market struggled with fewer buyers and tepid recovery in smaller markets.
Meanwhile, the Bank of Canada had everyone guessing with its interest rate announcements, keeping analysts busy with “will they or won’t they” commentary on interest rate hikes, and a Supreme Court ruling paved the way for unprecedented sold home data access for the public.
Here’s a look at some of our biggest headlines of the year: