Mortgage rate data – short version
Below is the type of data that we watch for you on a daily basis. … short version – rates are holding at 114 year lows.
As expected the Bank of Canada has held the line on its benchmark interest rate for another setting.
Concerns about inflation, which accelerated again in June, appear to be outstripped by Canada’s stagnant job market and the apparent desire to bolster the country’s export sector by lowering the value of the Canadian dollar.
Unrelenting low rates are, of course, doing nothing to moderate demand for housing. The latest CREA figures show a 0.8% increase in sales from May to June with an 11.2% jump from a year ago. The MLS read on prices shows a 5.4% year-over-year increase. The Teranet index shows a 4.5% jump.