The average house price in Canada in 2017 has taken an interesting journey over the course of the year. Over the past several years of unchanging, low interest rates, skyrocketing average home prices by city, and new government real estate regulations, it’s almost impossible to find anyone who agrees on what may happen next now that rates have finally risen and regulations have had time to take effect.
The Teranet-National Bank House Price Index™ derives its data directly from property records of public land registries – the most accurate source for land data. It covers 11 major Canadian cities – Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal, Québec and Halifax.
The Teranet–National Bank House Price Index™ is an independent representation of the rate of change of Canadian single-family home prices. The estimate the Index provides is based on tracking observed or registered home prices over time using data collected from public land registries.
This data comes directly following the first Bank of Canada decision to significantly raise rates for the first time in nearly seven years. Years of low borrowing costs is seen by many to be the reason for Canada’s ongoing housing boom. What will the impacts of September’s interest rate increase be?
While there is some evidence showing sales may have dropped since then, as the HPI August report points to prices experiencing a dip, experts are not unified in their predictions. How have all the recent changes and the rate increase impacted housing prices in your recent transactions? Join the conversation @GeoWarehouse.
The average house price in Canada is reflected in the historical data of the Teranet-National Bank House Price Index™, available at www.housepriceindex.ca.