|Since in May 2013 the monthly rise of the composite index was 1.1%, this May's 0.8% rise meant that 12 month home price inflation decelerated 0.3 percentage points to 4.6%, where it was in March. For the third month in a row, prices were down from a year earlier in all four markets east of Toronto: Quebec City (−1.6%), Ottawa-Gatineau (−1.4%), Montreal (−1.2%) and Halifax (−0.4%). In Victoria prices were flat from a year earlier. The 12-month rise trailed the countrywide average in Winnipeg (+1.0%) and Edmonton (+2.6%) and led it in Hamilton (+5.9%), Toronto (+6.0%), Vancouver (+8.2%) and Calgary (+8.7%). The softness of prices east of Toronto is consistent with the excess supply prevailing in the resale markets of these metropolitan areas. That being said, market conditions are generally balanced elsewhere, and are even tight in Calgary.|
Teranet – National Bank House Price Index™
The historical data of the Teranet – National Bank House Price Index™ is available at www.housepriceindex.ca.
The Teranet–National Bank House Price Index™ is an independently developed representation of average home price changes in six metropolitan areas: Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver, Montreal and Halifax. The national composite index is the weighted average of the six metropolitan areas. The weights are based on aggregate value of dwellings as retrieved from the 2006 Statistics Canada Census. According to that census1, the aggregate value of occupied dwellings in the metropolitan areas covered by the indices was $1.168 trillion, or 53% of the Canadian aggregate value of $2.207 trillion.
All indices have a base value of 100 in June 2005. For example, an index value of 130 means that home prices have increased 30% since June 2005.
1 Value of Dwelling for the Owner-occupied Non-farm, Non-reserve Private Dwellings of Canada.