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Mortgage Basics in Prince Edward Island

Find your new home in the Garden of the Gulf.

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About PEI

Prince Edward Island is one of Canada's three Maritime provinces. Even though it’s the smallest Canadian province, in both land area and population (156,000), housing prices are climbing and the market is becoming increasingly competitive.

Life in PEI

The island is one of the most affordable places in the country. The average home price is roughly $275,000 (as of July 2020) – nearly $300,000 cheaper than the national average. Compared to other provinces, PEI continually has one of the highest homeownership rates in the country.

Not only will you find affordable housing, but stunning scenery and a laid-back lifestyle.

Housing market in PEI

Prince Edward Island's housing market generally consists of two types of owners: those who live on the island year round and those from out of province who own summer homes on the island.

Whatever category you fall into, the market has seen steady grown over the past year or so. PEI had the highest population growth rate in the country from 2017 to 2019. This demand has led to more houses being built here than in Newfoundland and Labrador, which is five times the size and has a much larger population.

Latest mortgage articles

The Spread Between Fixed and Variable Nears a Decade-High
The divide between average fixed rates and their floating-rate counterparts is now approaching the largest it's been since August 2011, the last time it was over one percentage point.
Shut Out of Big City Housing Markets? Get Used to It, Say Experts
With Canada’s national average home price up 41.9% in 12 months first-time buyers have virtually never found it so hard to buy a home.
Bank of Canada Stays in Neutral
Price increases (on just above everything) remain the talk of the rate market. CPI inflation blew above the Bank of Canada's 3% maximum tolerance in April and isn't letting up.