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Strong Demand, Dwindling Supply for BC Housing Markets

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) reports that a total of 12,638 residential unit sales were recorded by the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) in May 2021, an increase of 178.2 per cent over May 2020 when the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic prompted a lockdown of the provincial economy. The ...

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement

The Bank of Canada maintained its overnight rate at 0.25 per cent this morning, a level it considers its effective lower bound. The Bank reiterated what it calls “extraordinary forward guidance” in committing to leaving the overnight rate at 0.25 per cent until slack in the economy is absorbed and ...

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Bank of Canada Interest Rate Announcement  – January 20, 2021

The Bank of Canada maintained its overnight rate at 0.25 per cent this morning, a level it considers its effective lower bound. The Bank reiterated what it calls “extraordinary forward guidance” in committing to leaving the overnight rate at 0.25 per cent until slack in the economy is absorbed and ...

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BC Homes Sales to Post Strong Recovery in 2021

The British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) released it’s 2020 Second Quarter Housing Forecast today. Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) residential sales in the province are forecast to decline 21 percent to approximately 61,000 units this year, after recording 77,347 residential sales in 2019. MLS® residential sales are forecast to increase 45.3 percent ...

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