Metropolitan Resale Snapshot

Updated: June 29, 2021

The monthly Metropolitan Resale Snapshot provides an overview of Canada’s existing home markets and lets you know what to expect for prices of previously owned homes for 30 areas. Is your market in buyer's territory, or seller's? The Conference Board’s forecasting experts know.

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Latest issue: June 2021

Resale Markets Continue to Dial Back—Is Homebuyer Fatigue Setting In?

Canada’s existing housing markets saw further easing in May. Both sales and listings pulled back in most areas and price growth decelerated. Falling sales may reflect some buyers’ decision to wait for calmer markets, although falling listings also constrain the supply of available homes. Low interest rates remain a key underpinning.

Resale Markets Throttle Back, but Remain Brisk

Issue release: May 27, 2021

Canada's existing housing markets plateaued in April. Sales pulled back from red-hot March levels in most markets, and listings rose in many areas. Markets remained generally boiling, though, due to low interest rates and the ongoing move to outlying markets.

Another Electric Month for Resale Markets

Issue release: April 27, 2021

Canada's existing housing markets continued red-hot in March, as rising listings allowed higher sales volumes in many markets. Interest rates remain low, and homebuyers generally want more living space and can look in secondary markets, now that many former commuters work from home.

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Robin Wiebe

Robin Wiebe

Senior Economist

Robin Wiebe is a Senior Economist with The Conference Board of Canada. During his time at the Board, Robin has co-authored various housing reports for external clients and shared responsibility for the Board’s regular municipal forecasts. He also contributes to the national, provincial, and metropolitan forecasts and various industry-specific research reports. The custom, client-funded, research that Robin has participated in includes diverse topics like Canadian pharmaceutical pricing and municipal benchmarking. On some of this work, Robin has represented the Conference Board to media outlets such as The Economist and The Globe and Mail.

Prior to joining the Board, Robin was a market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation for 19 years. He reported on the housing market for various internal and external clients and represented CMHC to different media outlets.

Robin holds a masters’ degree in economics from the University of Guelph and a bachelors’ degree in economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

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