Housing Sentiments and Trends Report 2017


The real estate market has been featured prominently in national news and impacts Canadians of every socio-economic background. This report provides insights into perceived obstacles to ownership, attitudes towards foreign buyer tax, stress factors when purchasing a home and more. Highlights include:

  • 69% of Canadians support a foreign buyer tax
  • 83% of Canadians feel owning a home is an important life milestone
  • 43% of renters who have never owned have under $5,000 saved for a down payment
  • 20% of aspiring buyers would postpone having their first baby if they couldn't purchase their desired property
  • 6% would buy a home where a murder recently occurred to help with affordability

Press contact: Mark Bernhardt | 647.297.3451 | [email protected]
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