Canada should temporarily ban foreign home buyers, rezone cities

Tuesday Dec 21st, 2021


OTTAWA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Municipalities should rezone broadly to allow more  density and Canada should temporarily ban foreign buyers to help alleviate the housing affordability crunch faced by residents, the country's housing minister said on Tuesday. Ahmed Hussen told Reuters in an interview that housing should be for Canadians to live in, not passive foreign investment, and that he backs Canadian cities implementing density measures like those recently rolled out in New... [read more]

Housing Affordability

Sunday Feb 7th, 2021


According to a newly-released Housing Affordability Report from the National Bank of Canada, you currently need to have an annual household income of at least $178,499 to afford a "representative home" in the Toronto market. "Housing affordability in Canada improved in the fourth quarter of 2020, marking a third amelioration in a row," reads the report, released on Wednesday. "That said, the improvement this quarter was much less impressive. Higher... [read more]



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