Canada Housing Squeeze: Buyers Moving up ‘Handcuffed’ by Hard-To-Sell Condos | Top News

By Nichola Saminather and Julie Gordon

TORONTO/OTTAWA (Reuters) – Eager to move his young family into a house with a backyard amid the pandemic, Dale-Paul Jordan listed his Toronto condo for sale last month and prepared to start bidding on detached homes.

But the condo didn’t sell or get a single viewing. And when another seller in the building slashed their asking price, Jordan and his wife pulled the unit off the market and decided to delay their dream until spring at least.

“One of the things we’re handcuffed to is selling our condo to help with the downpayment,” Jordan said.

The couple are among a growing cohort of would-be buyers in Canada keen to move up the property ladder, but are trapped by a flood of condos in the Toronto and Vancouver markets. The situation is only expected to worsen with a near-record number of new condos under construction.

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Canada housing squeeze: Buyers moving up ‘handcuffed’ by hard-to-sell condos

TORONTO/OTTAWA, Nov 17 (Reuters) – Eager to move his young family into a house with a backyard amid the pandemic, Dale-Paul Jordan listed his Toronto condo for sale last month and prepared to start bidding on detached homes.

But the condo didn’t sell or get a single viewing. And when another seller in the building slashed their asking price, Jordan and his wife pulled the unit off the market and decided to delay their dream until spring at least.

“One of the things we’re handcuffed to is selling our condo to help with the downpayment,” Jordan said.

The couple are among a growing cohort of would-be buyers in Canada keen to move up the property ladder, but are trapped by a flood of condos in the Toronto and Vancouver markets. The situation is only expected to worsen with a near-record number of new condos under

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