Just released: Royal LePage’s Q2 2021 House Price Update and Market Forecast

July 15, 2021 2 min. read

The Royal LePage House Price Update and
Market Forecast includes price data and insights from experts across the country, as well as national and regional forecasts. The report presents home price trends across 62 real estate markets in Canada. 

Key highlights from the national release include:

  • Canadian home prices forecast to end the year 16% higher than 2020.
  • Aggregate price of a home in Canada rose 25.3% year-over-year in the second quarter.
  • Demand expected to outstrip supply with upward pressure on prices, yet the pace of increases should moderate as peak price appreciation was reached in early Q2. 
  • Greater Montreal’s aggregate home price forecast to increase 17.5% year-over-year; the highest in Canada among forecasted regions.
  • Detached house prices continue to outpace condo appreciation, but the gap is narrowing.
  • Post-pandemic policies needed to address chronic low inventory challenges.
  • Proposed increase to municipal land transfer tax in the City of Toronto could further reduce housing supply.

Read the full national release here