SDA found the story at The Economist but hasn't posted a link here yet. Over 20 countries are charted on two scales: Are houses affordable based on personal income and are houses a good deal in terms of the amount of rent you save by owning one? Canada shows overpricing of 29% for the first and 71% for the second. This is not good news. We are at the high end for both numbers. Earlier story: Canada is riding a bubble.
Update: The bursting of the global housing bubble is only halfway through..(Mitch Shedlock quoting again from The Economist). "Home prices tumbled by 34% in America from 2006 to their low point
earlier this year; in Ireland they plunged by an even more painful 45%
from their peak in 2007; and prices have fallen by around 15% in Spain
and Denmark. But in most other countries they have dipped by less than
10%, as in Britain and Italy. In some countries, such as Australia,
Canada and Sweden, prices wobbled but then surged to new highs. As a
result, many property markets are still looking uncomfortably