CREA’s Chief Economist and CMHC Economists to present at upcoming Housing insights breakfast in Kitchener

KITCHENER-WATERLOO, ON (Nov 7, 2017) –– On Wednesday November 22nd, Kitchener-Waterloo Association of REALTORS® (KWAR) is hosting its Housing Market Insights forum at Bingemans Marshall Hall.

Registration for the event is open to anyone interested in learning more about Canada’s housing market- how it ties to the global picture, and what has been happening in the Greater Golden Horseshoe and Kitchener-Waterloo real estate markets.

“We are excited to have Canadian Real Estate Association’s Chief Economist, Gregory Klump join our forum for the first time,” says KWAR President James Craig. “The event will also feature presentations from Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation’s Ted Tsiakopoulos, Ontario Regional Economist, and Erica McLerie, Senior Market Analyst.”

The Housing Insights Forum will include:

  • Breakfast
  • Presentations from KWAR, CREA, and CMHC
  • Moderated Q&A
  • Networking and Exhibitors

“This past year has been one of tremendous flux,” says Craig. “Changes to mortgage eligibility, expansions of rent control, a non-resident speculation tax in the Greater Golden Horseshoe Region, and increasing interest rates, are all conspiring to make for a very complicated and difficult to predict housing market.”

KWAR’s President notes that, “In Kitchener-Waterloo we saw housing prices increase an unprecedented 40 percent in April on a year-over-year basis. This forum will help to provide insight into what is driving the market and what the future could bring.”

For more information on Housing Market Insights, visit

Members of the media who would like to cover the event, please contact Tania Benninger, Stakeholder Relations at 519-576-1400 ext. 227 or by email at

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