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Canadian housing prices overvalued by 20pct: Fitch Ratings

Posted on 05 March 2013

American-based agency Fitch says house prices are overvalued by approximately 20 per cent in real terms across Canada, with regional variations. But in releasing its ratings on Monday, it said Alberta’s market is overvalued by 15 per cent.
“Because of the effects of inflation and price momentum, it is not expected that prices would drop by this amount,” said the Fitch report. “If growth halted and prices began to drop, it would be expected to take several years for home prices to revert to their sustainable values, depending on a number of factors such as government support and credit availability. With this time frame, the actual observed decline in prices could be as low as 10 per cent.”……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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