Housing Market Outlook 2020

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) just released Market Outlook 2020 for major Canadian cities. Let’s have a look at our area Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (KCW). Here are the highlights:

  • Seasonally adjusted average prices in Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo (KCW) have been climbing since the fourth quarter of 2018;
  • For the next two years (2020-2021) the resale market in KCW will be characterized by a steady increase in sales and prices;
  • Population growth is expected to continue to be a strong driver of housing demand;
  • Employment outlook is generally positive due to the strength of the technology sector;
  • Total housing starts in 2020 will be moderate compared to 2019, but will remain above the 10-year historical average;
  • The rental market is expected to remain tight. The effects of supply additions is unlikely to boost the vacancy rate;
  • The fastest growing segment of the population, seniors, is expected to continue its steady growth and will make up just under 16 percent of the population in KCW by 2021.

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