A recent report found that condo buyers are extending their home search to the outskirts of the Greater Toronto Area, likely in search of relatively affordable prices and more square footage for their dollar. I don’t think this trend will last long.
Is there an affordability crisis? Yes. Are we still lacking supply? Yes. Do we still need more high-density housing near major transit nodes and the zoning to accommodate this type of development? Yes.
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.
Rider Levett Bucknall released its July 2019 Crane Index recently, and Better Dwelling had a few additional details about the report. The Crane Index looks at 13 major cities in North America and tracks the amount of cranes on the skyline.