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Phew! No Housing Bubble In Canada.

Canadian housing prices are on the rise, but the underlying conditions do not suggest the threat of a bubble [1] similar to that of the late 1980s, according to the Bank of Montreal.

I would hope Bank of Montreal (BOM) learned their lesson from the late 1980’s when they were active construction lenders in the New York market with what appeared to be loose underwriting standards.

BOM says the same things that economists are generally saying in the US: a modest rise in mortgage rates will temper demand but there are concerns about affordability.