Saskatoon Mortgage Broker shares article on what the housing slowdown means for our economy

What does the housing slowdown mean for our economy?

Monday, August 24, 2015

For the past four years economists have been warning us of a slowdown in housing activity, of lowered house prices and of interest rate increases. None of which have come to pass, until now, with the exception of interest rate increases and clearly, no one really knows what will happen with rates.

“Real estate, it has nine lives,” said Benjamin Tal, deputy chief economist at CIBC in an interview with the Globe and Mail. “Every time it’s supposed to slow down because of interest rates, something bad happens elsewhere that keeps interest rates low.

Here are the most recent predictions from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Agency (CMHC).

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