Monday, November 8, 2010

BMO: No Canadian Housing Bubble

Canada’s Housing Market ‘Pricey, Not Dicey,’
Canada's housing market is moderately overvalued but not a bubble waiting to be burst, BMO Nesbitt Burns says. “All things considered, the Canadian housing market does not appear to be in a bubble, and is unlikely to suffer a U.S.-style collapse,” economists Earl Sweet and Sal Guatieri said in a research note. “A key and overriding difference is the quality of loan origination in the past decade, as well as other institutional factors such as mortgage insurance and recourse against defaulters,” they wrote in the report titled “Canadian housing: Pricey, not dicey.”

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