Stats

 

Bank of Canada Interest Rate

April 21, 2009

0.25%*

June 4, 2009

0.25%

July 21, 2009

Next meeting date

Source: Bank of Canada

* Bank of Canada indicated it would keep interest rate at this level until June 2010

Bank Prime Lending Rate

April 22, 2009

2.25%

June 5, 2009

2.25%

July 22, 2009

Next meeting date

Source: Bank of Canada

 

US Federal Reserve Board Discount Rate

Arpil 29, 2009

0.00-0.25%

June 24, 2009

0.00-0.25%

August 11, 2009

Next meeting date

Source: US Federal Reserve

Exchange Rate ($CDN/$US)

Exchange Rate ($CDN/$US)

$CDN/$US

May 28, 2009

0.8970

$CDN/$US

June 12, 2009

0.8948

$CDN/$US

June 26, 2009

0.8664

Source:Bank of Canada

Government of Canada Bonds

Bond Type

May 27, 2009

June 10, 2009

June 24, 2009

1 Year Treasury Bill

0.49%

0.61%

0.55%

3 Year Benchmark Bond Yield

1.84%

2.07%

1.89%

5 Year Benchmark Bond Yield

2.57%

2.82%

2.57%

10 Year Benchmark Bond Yield

3.57%

3.04%

3.45%

Source: Bank of Canada

 

Total New Housing Starts (Seasonable adjusted and annualized)

Province

March
2009

March
2008

April
2009

April
2008

May
2009

May
2008

Newfoundland/Labrador

3,300

3,400

2,800

1,900

2,700

2,900

PEI

400

500

500

800

800

700

Nova Scotia

3,800

10,300

2,500

4,700

3,000

3,800

New Brunswick

3,400

4,300

4,200

3,800

4,000

5,100

Quebec

43,600

45,700

41,100

43,800

42,200

50,300

Ontario

62,600

80,000

36,300

76,700

43,800

71,200

Manitoba

3,500

4,700

3,100

6,000

3,300

7,200

Saskatchewan

2,100

6,700

2,900

5,200

4,900

6,500

Alberta

11,900

55,100

12,400

33,600

12,400

35,500

British Columbia

11,900

32,300

11,700

37,500

11,200

38,000

CANADA

146,500

243,000

117,600

213,900

128,400

221,300

Source: CMHC Housing Now - June 2009 and June 2008. This seasonally adjusted data goes through stages of revision at different times of the year.

Average MLS resale price for local markets

City

May 2008

May 2009

Halifax

$243,692

$248,209

Saint John

$168,158

$188,500

Montreal

$263,594

$271,386<

Ottawa

$296,580

$312,927

Toronto

$398,148

$395,609

Hamilton/Burlington

$293,927

$297,132

Winnipeg

$210,901

$208,806

Saskatoon

$301,527

$279,477

Calgary

$414,881

$382,632

Edmonton

$340,499

$326,332

Vancouver

$624,639

$583,676

Victoria

$514,100

$482,119

Source: Canadian Real Estate Association

I hope you find this information useful.  Thanks for stopping by.

Constantine Isslamow

Broker/Manager

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