BUY or NOT BUY a home in the next 5 years?

BUY or not BUY a home in the next 5 years ???

BMO survey in regards to homeownership intentions over next 5 Years concludes the following:

- Buying Intentions: softens in the GTA 51 % of homeowners plan to buy in the next 5 years, 8 points down from 2013 .

- Price expectations: Homeowners' expectations of price gains reasonable as appreciation begins to slow. In Ontario homeowners believe property values to grow on average by 2.9% in 2014.

- Mortgage affordability: Number of mortgage holders dipping into savings to afford payments continues to decrease

Why people believe buying intention will drop in GTA ?

  1. People expect interest rates to raise
  2. They feel GTA market is overvalued and they expect a price correction

This 2 statements are a bit contradictory with the good news which just came up on April 16t. . The Bank of Canada has decided to keep the overnight rate at 1% and also is less worried about a severe correction in the housing market . The bank also declared is leaving the door open for rate cuts . That being said, mortgages will be still affordable.

Guess who are going to be the BUYERS ?

Mostly younger Candians planning on buying within the next 5 years

  1. 75% of the people between the ages 18-29
  2. 67% of people between the ages of 30-39

Homeownership Intentions: Young Canadians Most Likely to Buy. Investment Properties will be More Attractive in 2014.

What is your opinion in regards to BUYING ?

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Lavinia Serbanescu

Lavinia Serbanescu

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CENTURY 21 Heritage Group Ltd., Brokerage*
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