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Overpriced and Overbuilt: Canadian Housing Market Returns to Fundamentals: TD

Released yesterday by TD Economics, this report on Canadian housing.


Looking back on the boom in Canadian home building from 2002 to 2008, it is now clear that unsustainable price increases drove unsustainable levels of building. This overbuilding will weigh on markets over at least the next three years. Even as Canada recovers from the cyclical downtown, house prices will only rebound sluggishly and new residential construction will remain depressed, owing to this structural weakness. While newly built houses were being rapidly purchased by new homeowners during the housing boom, our view is that house prices exceeded the value of housing that was justified by fundamentals by approximately 9% nationwide during 2004-2008…particularly on the Canadian prairies.


Overpriced and Overbuilt: Canadian Housing Market Returns to Fundamentals: TD


Thank you to Crikey for the heads up.


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Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...

Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.

Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.

In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
 

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