According to Mortgage Professionals Canada's report 'Rapidly Evolving Expectations in the Housing Market', there has been no change in Canadian's desire to be homeowners despite the pandemic. Instead, there has been an increase in the number of Canadians who plan to buy their first home within the year and a drop in the percentage of those who expect to never buy a home.
As business owners focus on short- and medium-term cash flow, the long-term can slip into the background sometimes. Owning appreciate assets, such as real estate, can make considerable difference to a business' long-term strategy to improve cashflow.
The Bank of Canada expects the economy to rebound in the second quarter of 2021. This first quarter, because of the shutdown, will be a difficult time for businesses.