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Canadian home sales jumped 9% in December, but prices continued to fall
The 8.7-per-cent bump in transactions from November to December was the first monthly increase since June, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA). But CREA and bank economists cautioned against reading too much into last month’s sales, writes Rachelle Younglai. Experts say the increased activity was likely because some sellers finally accepted that they would not get the prices they saw in early 2023, instead of the start of a bigger recovery in the housing market. CREA said 443,511 Canadian homes were sold in 2023, 11