Will The Housing Market Crash?

If you’re waiting for a market crash to snag a cheaper home, you might be waiting for a while. Housing experts predict the market will remain strong for a while for several reasons:⁣

1. With most first-time buyers under 40 and the Manitoba population nearing 1,407,000 (783,600 in Winnipeg)*, there’s no shortage of buyers, which leads to the second reason experts predict a robust housing market well into the future.


2. Low inventory. Too many buyers. Too few homes. It’s simple supply and demand — and experts say it will take at least several years to inject enough new supply to balance out the market.⁣


3. Healthier mortgages. Unlike the 2008 housing crash, tougher lending standards and modern mortgage regulations mean today’s homeowners are less likely to default than those who were approved in the pre-crisis lending period.⁣

Like to have a chat about your decision to wait out the market? I would love to! Reach out, and I’ll be in touch.


Cindy Grenier, 204-330-2567


* Source City of Winnipeg's "Population of Winnipeg" pamphlet, April 2021: https://winnipeg.ca/cao/pdfs/population.pdf