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Wages vs Home Prices – 2005 to 2021

Posted by Thomas on October 4, 2021
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Predictions of a collapse in Ontario’s housing market have persisted for over two decades. While such a cataclysmic event has not come to pass, it has become very apparent that high prices are now a significant barrier to entering the ranks of homeownership. There are many factors that have helped create the current situation, but a major one has been a rate of home price growth that is out of sync with wage growth (wages increased 60.27% from 2000 to 2018, but the average cost of a home went up 350%). This current imbalance is expected to continue – if new government policies are not enacted to make the purchase of a home easier. Read the article below for a more detailed discussion of the topic:

Wages vs Home Prices – 2005 to 2021


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  • How do I get my down payment?
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  • What type of home or mortgage can I afford?
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