We’ve recently seen several national news headlines talking about how Canada’s housing market is “overheated” and how we should expect a market correction very soon.
One example was a recent report written by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) which stated that the “Canadian housing market has moved from a moderate to a high degree of vulnerability and that the change was prompted by the detection of price acceleration alongside persistent overvaluation imbalances.”
Although these warnings are likely warranted on a national level, we wanted to explain that when you focus more locally, into the Saskatoon real estate market specifically, the statistics definitely tell a different story.
National news media, and reports like the one from CMHC are largely based on statistics that come from the major cities in Canada like Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal. Comparatively, Saskatoon’s market is like a little island of calm amongst all of the madness....