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OCTOBER 22, 2021

The whole world is undergoing a housing shortage, but vacant homes are barely budging. The OECD‘s latest data drop shows 42 million of its 426 million homes are vacant. Yes, roughly one in ten homes in advanced economies are empty. There are literally years of housing supply being used as an alternative to gold.

Rather than pondering why it’s so attractive to have vacant homes, many countries doubled down on reasons to hoard. If we only build more homes and give the investors cheap money, there can be enough to hoard too, right? I mean, you almost tried, so partial points. Let’s take a look at how bad the issue has become.

Canada Has Over 1.3 Million Vacant Homes, About 6 Years Of Supply

Canada has one of the highest…

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Canada’s housing market is seeing a “high degree of vulnerability,” in the face of continued price acceleration and overvaluation.

In its Q3-2021 Housing Market Assessment, the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) stated that a high degree of market vulnerability has been created at the national level as a reflection of “problematic conditions,” detected in several local markets within Ontario and Eastern Canada.

Between CMHC’s March 2021 and September 2021 reports, the rating of national market vulnerability escalated from “moderate” to “high.” The corporation explained that high vulnerability means that the market is more susceptible to a potential downturn that would result in greater…

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