What To Expect in 2023 Jan 6th

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What To Expect in 2023

– canadamortgagenews.ca

What To Expect in 2023Happy new year everyone! I hope everyone reading this took some time to reflect and recharge over the holiday season. There was a lot of negativity swirling around in 2022, and I’m sure a lot of you needed a break from it all. I sure did. It’s easy to get swept up in all of the doom-and-gloom. But if you look at the big picture, you might see that there’s a lot to be optimistic about in 2023 – in the housing market, the economy, and beyond.

Putting Things Into Perspective

Contrary to what the talking heads say, life is good. Excluding the Russia-Ukraine War, we are currently living in the longest peacetime in history. Our standard of living is the highest it’s ever been. Average incomes have doubled in the last 20 years, and unemployment has plummeted to historic lows. In fact, we’re still struggling to fill thousands of vacant jobs. Even with a 4% hike in the bank prime rate, Canadians seem to be taking it all in stride.

Good News From the Housing Market

A good way to measure the financial health of Canadian homeowners is by looking at how many of them are in mortgage arrears…

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