Canadian Home Prices Set to Rise in 2014 – Higher Than Expected

Canadian Home PricesAccording to a press release issued early this year, The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is forecasting stronger sales than expected through this summer and fall. In the past 6 months the Teranet – National Bank House Price Index has reported month over month increases in house prices which would seem to signify the same.

The CREA release seems to credit the west coast for stronger increases than expected, while increases were weaker moving to the eastern side of the country. Projections were revised to include increased sales in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario – while Ontario’s numbers were noted to increase marginally.

According to CREA it is anticipated that nationally home prices will climb by approximately 3.7% in 2014, with the highest increases expected to occur in BC (an anticipated 8.4% increase). CREA touts Calgary, Toronto and parts of Quebec as areas where markets are well balanced and there is far more demand than supply.

The question is, if property prices are on the rise signifying more supply than demand, what does this mean to you and are you experiencing an increase in business?

You can read the full press release here http://www.propertywire.com/news/north-america/canada-house-price-outlook-201401028629.html.