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HOME PRICE INCREASES MAY LEVEL OFF NEXT YEAR




The Canadian Real Estate Association predicts the national average home price will reach $677,774 by the end of 2021, which would be a 19.3% increase over last year. “While market conditions have eased a little in recent months, they nonetheless continue to favour sellers to some extent in virtually all local markets,” the association says.


But for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, the association anticipates pricing trends will head toward more normal territory. “Limited supply and higher prices are expected to tap the brakes on activity in 2022 compared to 2021,” according to the association.


That translates into the association’s forecast of only a 0.6% uptick, to $681,500, in the national average home price for 2022. If that happens, it could prompt some buyers who had been reluctant to make purchases this year to enter the market next year.

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