Just Released: 2018 Royal LePage Market Survey Forecast – Continued Growth to Continue in 2018

Key highlights from the national release include:

  • The Royal LePage House Price Composite, which measures home prices in 53 key Canadian cities, is expected to increase 4.9 percent by the end of 2018 to $661,919, in the face of a series of measures aimed at affordability challenges in Greater Vancouver and the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Royal LePage anticipates that the incoming OSFI stress test will slow the housing market, particularly in the first half of 2018, as buyers adjust both their expectations and finances. With a large number of existing homeowners potentially failing the test when refinancing next year, a temporary reduction in consumer confidence may further stagnate price growth as potential buyers and sellers take a ‘wait and see’ approach.
  • Seventy-six per cent of Royal LePage agents who offer rental services in the Greater Toronto Area saw a year-over-year increase in multiple offers and 68 per cent of those respondents cited affordability as a barrier to homeownership as the number one factor driving rental demand. In Greater Vancouver, 59 per cent of respondents servicing the Vancouver area saw a year-over-year increase in multiple offers for rentals. As a result, the pipeline of potential homebuyers is growing and this growth trend is expected to continue through 2018.


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