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April 2017

Found 2 blog entries for April 2017.

Q1 2017 Royal LePage House Price Survey

LePage 1st Quarter Price Survey

(April 18 2017) The Royal LePage house price survey showed most Canadian housing markets had modest price gains in the 1st quarter of the year. The two notable exceptions were Toronto and surrounding area, and the great Vancouver region.

Despite Toronto and Vancouver both showing double-digit year-over-year price gains, the two markets are heading in opposite directions. The Foreign Buyer's Tax introduced by the BC government last summer caused a price reset, with sales in the Lower Mainland down 40% and home prices falling.

The hasty introduction of new real estate-related regulations or taxes in Ontario, in the absence of data and analysis to support these policy moves, could lead to a sharp price

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Calgary Home Sales Continue to Show Strength

(April 15 2017): Calgary home sales continue to show strength in mid-April, outpacing 2016 sales by almost 20%. The detached home sector, which accounts for 2/3's of Calgary's overall sales, bottomed out last year and prices are on track to rise 2 - 3% this year. It's not the 30% increase that Toronto home owners are seeing, but Calgarians will take it.

Sales of detached homes to mid-April are 19% higher than 2016 as the correction continues to take strength. The listing inventory is 24% below last years levels. In some price points, demand has caused the number listings to fall below balance and into a seller's market. Homes priced under $500,000 have only 1.5 months of inventory, meaning half of

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