Canadian consumer sentiment fell to the lowest in nine months as pessimism about the economy and employment surged.
Demographic shift has planners and health-care workers looking to to make municipalities more easily accessible to seniors.
The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation has released its analysis of house prices and concludes that while there is some overvaluation, there is little risk from overheating or overbuilding.
The latest arrears numbers from CMHC could be pointing an accusatory finger at some Western brokers at the same time they appear to pat others on the back for their advice to clients.
Canadian house price rises are expected to slow in 2015 after another strong year and homebuilding will gradually cool from elevated levels, but a property market crash still looms as a risk, according to a Reuters poll.
Hang onto your houses, baby boomers.
Canadian banks should take on a bigger share of the risks from residential mortgages and rely less on the federal government, the IMF said.
Home ownership became more affordable in Canada in the third quarter despite a broad spike in home prices, according to the latest survey by RBC Economics.
While some may not like the idea of living in an area where fracking is taking place, the boom in the practice could lead to extra housing demand.
A poll of forecasters by Reuters shows a consensus that next year will see a slowdown in housing construction and prices but are still fearful of a market crash.