The mortgage stress test has been a hot topic since it was first introduced in 2018. Some in the real estate industry believe the policy has done its job and it’s time to revise it, and some believe it should remain the way it is.
TREB released its monthly resale housing market figures, announcing that 8,860 sales were reported through the MLS system. When looking at the first half of the year, home sales are up 8.5% and new listings increased by less than 1%.
In April, there were 9,042 home sales in the Greater Toronto Area reported through the MLS system, which is 16.8% higher than the same period last year. This is also 11.3% higher than the amount of sales in March 2019.