On the eve of the federal budget, the federal government released a number of measures aimed at addressing Canada’s affordability crisis.
Among them, the introduction of the national housing strategy, which would see the government focus on a new strategy to address the affordability crisis in Canada’s large cities and towns.
However, the strategy has been criticized as being too little, too late and not in the best interest of the Canadian economy.
Here’s what you need to know about the housing market.
What are the housing issues?
The affordability crisis is a problem facing Canada’s most densely populated cities and has been worsened by a long and prolonged period of under-investment in new housing.
It’s a problem that has been compounded by the federal Conservative government’s decision to reduce the amount of capital and labour needed to build new homes.
These two factors have made Canada’s major cities, which house one in five Canadians, particularly vulnerable to the affordability squeeze.
As a result, many of Canada’s largest cities have experienced a dramatic increase in the number of new units being built each year since the early 1990s.
That’s in stark contrast to the smaller cities and the smaller towns, which tend to be less densely populated.
The average Canadian home is now worth $150,000, up more than $10,000 from the year before.
According to the Canadian Real Estate Association, the median home price in Toronto has more than doubled from $140,000 in 2010 to $210,000 last year.
The median price in Vancouver, which has a population of approximately 1.4 million, has more recently jumped from $120,000 to $150 in the same period.
While the price increases have been significant, they’ve also been well-received.
The real estate market is still in a state of “resilience,” meaning it has more time to adapt to a downturn.
In some cities, such as Toronto, the prices of homes have been rising faster than inflation.
The price increase in Vancouver has been even faster, while prices in the country’s largest metropolitan area, Toronto, have remained flat or even declined.
In contrast, the price of homes in many smaller cities, especially in the western provinces, have been relatively flat over the last decade.
In the GTA, prices for homes in the suburbs have increased about 10 per cent a year since 2000, while in smaller cities such as Kitchener-Waterloo, prices have been flat or slightly declining.
The Canadian Real Interest Rate (CRE), the benchmark rate used by the Bank of Canada, has also been a key factor in the housing crisis, with the bank forecasting in February that the rate would be “lower than it was in mid-2013.”
This rate, which was originally set at 1.5 per cent, has since been moved up to 1.75 per cent.
A recent report by the Toronto Real Estate Board (TREB) also shows that the real estate bubble in Toronto, which is currently worth approximately $200 million, could soon be worth over $400 million, or more.
The report found that Toronto’s population is set to double from now until 2026, and that by 2027 the area will be home to approximately 12 million residents.
This is a huge number of people, which can have significant impacts on the local economy.
In addition, the rate is expected to rise further as demand for housing continues to increase.
In a recent report, TREB stated that the city’s population will double from 2020 to 2032.
However in some areas, like the downtown core, where the real house price inflation is likely to accelerate, this could mean an even larger number of homebuyers are likely to be forced out of the market in the coming years.
This could have a major impact on housing affordability in Canada.
What is the housing affordability crisis?
The housing affordability issue is a long-standing issue in Canada, and it is likely a major driver behind Canada’s current economic crisis.
Although the number one issue affecting the average Canadian household is the cost of housing, many factors are also at play.
The national housing affordability strategy, announced in 2015, was designed to address several of the issues identified in the TREB report.
One of these measures was the creation of a national housing fund.
The fund would be a mechanism for financing housing for low- and middle-income households.
The government has since increased the size of the fund to $1.6 billion from $600 million.
Another measure was to increase the supply of low-income housing by 20 per cent over the next five years.
A third measure was a tax credit for low income households to help them pay their mortgage.
These measures are designed to help households in areas that are most in need.
These initiatives are designed specifically to assist households who have been left out of a housing market that has benefited from a boom in homebuilding.
The fourth measure, the capital gains tax credit, was created in 2017.
In order to encourage new homebuilding, the government is