Consumer Price Index, October 2022

Those figures, however, will likely provide little solace to homeowners and homebuyers who have faced some significant inflationary increases.

According to StatsCan, mortgage interest rates increased by 11.4% in October, the largest year-over-year increase since February 1991 (11.7%). Property taxes also increased dramatically, rising 3.6% from a year ago to 1.5%.

The “homeowners’ replacement cost index,” which measures the cost of new homes, fell to 6.9% in October from 7.7% in September, according to StatsCan. Since May, this metric has been declining (11.1%).

Looking ahead to December 7th and the Bank of Canada’s final interest rate announcement of the year, most analysts anticipate another 25 to 50 basis-point hike.

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