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Spring puts bounce back in Canadian home prices

Andrea Hopkins – Reuters

Canadian home prices jumped in May from April as a spring rebound in real estate continued in most cities, offsetting a couple of weak markets, the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index showed on Wednesday.

The index, which measures price changes for repeat sales of single-family homes, showed overall prices rose 1.1% in May, the ninth time in 15 years that May prices were up 1.0% or more from April.

Comment: As I always say, the high price point of the year is usually May. If not, April. And looky there, the numbers agree!

The index was up 2.0% from a year earlier, which matched the April rate and marked the smallest 12-month gain since November 2009.

The report suggested Canada’s housing market regained strength in the spring after a long slow winter of decline following the government’s move to tighten mortgage lending rules in July 2012.

Residential real estate activity typically picks up in the spring, and economists have been waiting to see if demand will return after a dramatic slowdown since the middle of 2012.

The report echoed one released on Monday by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp that showed housing starts jumped much more than expected in May from April, suggesting residential construction may contribute to Canadian economic growth in the second quarter.

Comment: Hey bubble-mongers! With starts up, sales up, prices up, debt down and an improving economy – where is your crash now?

The Teranet data showed prices rose in May from April in nine of the 11 metropolitan markets surveyed, led by a 2.3% gain in Calgary and a 1.9% rise in Edmonton. Prices were up 1.4% in Hamilton, 1.2% in Montreal and Winnipeg, 1.1% in Ottawa, 1.0% in Toronto, 0.8% in Quebec City and 0.7% in Vancouver.

They were flat in Halifax and down 0.8% in Victoria.

Year-on-year prices dropped in two cities — Victoria, where they were down 4.1% from May 2012, and Vancouver, where prices fell 3.2%. British Columbia had the hottest housing market going into the downturn.

Compared with May 2012, prices were 6.5% higher in Quebec City, 5.8% higher in Calgary and Hamilton, 4.6% higher in Winnipeg, 4.0% higher in Edmonton, 3.9% higher in Toronto, 2.3% higher in Halifax, 2.0% higher in Ottawa and 1.9% higher in Montreal.

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Laurin Jeffrey is a Toronto Realtor with Century 21 Regal Realty. He did not
write these articles, he just reproduces them here for people who are
interested in Toronto real estate. He does not work for any builders.

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