Calgary Housing Market Booms on Account of Decline in the Interest Rates by Banks
Still Cheerful – In spite of some signals of the ever plunging prices in the Boundary, the housing market in British Columbia and all across Canada and particularly Calgary continues to be cheerful as mortgage inclinations show signs of probable investments in quarters to come.
Future Planning – A meeting is scheduled by Bank of Canada on September 7, 2011 to decide on future interest rates. Interest rates are a strong sign for the sales volume in the property market. RBC and Toronto Dominion (TD) have raised their variable interest rates, but chopped-off their fixed mortgage rates to maintain a balance between the long-standing low chief interest rates. This change has led to an industry trend witnessing the big names in the banking sector resorting to interest rates offered by independents.
Factors – “The Wednesday price increment has been because of several factors. To begin with, there was a disarticulation among the price of the fixed rate book against the variable rate book and it was motivating, according to me, buyers to actually go into a lot, lot lesser variable rate book that has margins almost negligible,” detailed the Group Head of RBC Canadian Banking, Dave McKay. He also added that prices were moved up on purpose.
Fixed And Variable Rates – Canada Mortgage Trends’ Rob McLister states that the fixed-rate mortgage trends were emitting profile whereas variable mortgage trends weren’t that impactful. “The truth is, if bank charges for fixed mortgages commensurate with accurate funding costs (i.e. reduced fixed rates to go with lesser bond returns), a lot many people would sink to fixed mortgages automatically,” said McLister. “5-year fixed money would in fact be nearer to 3.00% at the moment”, he added.
Affordability – On account of soaring home prices and the ever increasing mortgage rates, Canada's housing affordability has gone down for another quarter in the current fiscal year, as per the recent Housing Trends and Affordability report declared by RBC Economics Research. The majority of local housing markets all through Canada carry on to be reasonably affordable or at the pits, a little unreasonable, regardless of this latest worsening, Vancouver being the main exemption.
Predictions – Canada Edition, the third in the series of CMHC’s housing market outlook said housing starts are predicted to stay more or less stable during the early fiscal year. “In the last few months, starts to the Housing Sector has been commendable but are predicted to be reasonable following the demographic basics,” said the Deputy Chief Economist for CMHC, Mathieu Laberge. “Regardless of current financial insecurity, aspects for example employment, immigration and mortgage rates continue to back Canada’s housing”, he added.