Canada Real Estate Continues to Rise Fears of Bubble Bursting Increase

Canada’s overheated housing market continues to defy a U.S. style real estate crash, but even the most optimistic of investors are now bracing for pain ahead as prices continuing to rise and demand showing signs of tailing off.
National home sales were little changed on a month-over-month basis in July, according to statistics released on Thursday by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). Inventory figures – another key measure of the balance between supply and demand – were also unchanged after standing above a ten-year average in July for about 70 percent of all local markets.
Whilst the CREA stated that the housing market has tightened but remains in “balanced territory”, others aren’t convinced.

via CNBC

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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