Battling Inflation & Its Ripple Effects: The Impact of High Interest Rates on Alberta’s Real Estate Market


We are experiencing an unprecedented convergence in the economic ramifications of the pandemic, rising inflation resulting in costly daily essentials, and skyrocketing mortgage rates.

We are in unchartered territories as professionals and consumers alike. This project will have two research components, designed to run concurrently with the goal of filling a critical research gap needed to help provide clarity and chart direction in our present market conditions.

The first component will analyze inflation, interest rates and their effect on property values and consumers’ willingness to pay, and the second will assess home buyers and renters’ perspectives on inflation, interest rates, and housing affordability in Alberta.

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Built Environment: Understand and improve the sustainability and livability of the physical and social aspects of our human-made environment.


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University of Alberta, Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences

The Faculty of ALES at the U of A provides solutions to global challenges, such as agriculture and food, the environment, community and individual well-being, and bioresource innovation.