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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - Construction decline expected across Canada

Construction decline expected across Canada   HomeNewsby Jennifer Paterson13 May 2015   Overall construction across Canada is expected to be two per cent lower this year than if the oil price had not fallen, though Ontario remains in an optimistic position, according to a new survey.More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of respondents to the latest RICS Canadian Construction Market Survey reported that the price decline has been responsible for the cancellation of projects in areas predominantly ... Full Article...

posted in Market Update at Wed, 13 May 2015 10:22:58 -0600



Friday, August 9, 2013 - Edmonton experiencing robust housing market

Edmonton experiencing robust housing market Edmonton, August 2, 2013: Sales of residential properties are up in double digit increments in all categories when compared to last year, according to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton. Total residential sales in July were up 24.9% year-over-year with 1,875 sales (1,736 reported). Sales figures are adjusted to account for unreported transactions at month end. Prices were also up year-over-year in all categories. The average price for a single ...

posted in Market Update at Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:25:29 -0600



Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - Staying out of mischief

Staying out of mischief   Todd Hirsch, Senior Economist, ATB Financial It sometimes seems that crime is everywhere. You don?t have to look too hard to find a story or hear a report about a break-and-enter, a robbery or vandalism. But according to the most recent statistics, property crime rates have been falling steadily over the last decade. In 2012, Albertans reported 166,334 incidents of property crime. That includes breaking and entering, possession of stolen property, motor vehicle theft, ... Full Article...

posted in Market Update at Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:41:29 -0600



Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - And the beat goes on

And the beat goes on   Todd Hirsch, Senior Economist, ATB Financial There?s been a lot of uncertainly lately about the health of the Canadian economy. Data released this morning suggest that while things could be better, they could also be much worse. In May, the Canadian economy expanded by 0.2 per cent over the previous month. That represents a small increase in momentum from April?s growth rate (0.1 per cent) and the fifth consecutive month of expansion. Still, it was shy of a consensus of ... Full Article...

posted in Market Update at Wed, 31 Jul 2013 23:40:03 -0600



Monday, July 29, 2013 - Some costly mouths to feed

Some costly mouths to feed   Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial Farm cash receipts are hitting record highs in Alberta, but not all farmers are enjoying the good times. In fact, while strong prices for grains and oilseeds are a windfall for some farmers, they?re a hit to the bottom line for others. According to Statistics Canada?s quarterly Farm Input Price Index report, the price for livestock feed in Alberta is hitting new highs. In the first quarter of this year, the index for grain ... Full Article...

posted in Market Update at Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:10:10 -0600



Monday, July 29, 2013 - E.I. benefits vary by age

E.I. benefits vary by age   Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial Through the federal Employment Insurance (E.I.) program, most workers in Canada are eligible for a certain number of weeks of E.I. benefits when they lose their jobs. The rate of E.I. collection has fallen dramatically in Alberta over the past four years, but the rate at which it has fallen varies by the age of the worker. In May of 2013, there were 28,270 Albertans receiving regular E.I. benefits (adjusted for ...

posted in Market Update at Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:06:49 -0600



Monday, July 29, 2013 - Prices rise in June

Prices rise in June   Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial Shoppers in Alberta may have found themselves digging a bit deeper into their pockets in recent months. While it is still low by historic standards, inflation has ticked higher. In June, the consumer price index (CPI) was 2.3 per cent higher than it was last June, matching the level of inflation seen in May. The CPI captures the price movements of a representative basket of goods and services purchased by a typical Canadian ...

posted in Market Update at Mon, 29 Jul 2013 17:05:24 -0600



Monday, July 29, 2013 - Now hiring!

Now hiring!   Todd Hirsch, Chief Economist, ATB Financial There are several major indicators of job market conditions, including the monthly Labour Force Survey and the Employment Insurance report. Another indicator gives some important information from the employers? side: how many jobs are currently unfilled? Here, Alberta comes in near the top of the heap. In April, the job vacancy rate in Alberta was 2.5 per cent? meaning for every 100 jobs in the province, about two-and-a-half of them are ... Full Article...

posted in Market Update at Mon, 29 Jul 2013 16:58:18 -0600



Thursday, July 18, 2013 - Understanding the Stats

Understanding the Stats We publish a lot of market stats on our blog, and our regular readers are quite familiar with our methodology. But if you're new to our blog there are common questions that are not addressed in the weekly or monthly stats that we've answered below. Edmonton Real Estate Market Weekly Update: EdmontonRealEstateMarketUpdate The weekly stats are a snapshot of the real estate market in Edmonton only. I go into the database at approximately the same time each week and report ... Full Article...

posted in Market Update at Thu, 18 Jul 2013 21:23:18 -0600



Thursday, July 11, 2013 - Market Stability Evident in Mid-year Housing Review

Edmonton, July 3, 2013: In the first six months of the year, housing prices in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) showed slow, steady increases. According to the REALTORS® Association of Edmonton, the all-residential average price was up 5.6% from the average price on December 31, 2012. Compared to June 2012, the current average price is up 4.2%. ?Economic conditions in the Edmonton area are generally positive and this is reflected in our local housing market,? said President Darrell ... Full Article...

posted in Market Update at Thu, 11 Jul 2013 23:15:59 -0600



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