Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

January 11, 2011 08:15 ET

CMHC Says Home Starts Up in Brantford

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Jan. 11, 2011) - Preliminary data released today by CMHC show that there were over 500 new home starts in the Brantford Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) last year. Starts were up as compared to the last two years, with over 100 starts each quarter. Much of the increase came from a boost in townhouse starts in the City of Brantford. In addition, a number of rental apartment units were also started in the city this year.

Comparing the fourth quarters of 2010 and 2009, new home starts were up almost 25 per cent.

"While single-detached homes continue to sustain the new home market in Brantford, there were more townhouses added to the new home market this year," said CMHC's Senior Market Analyst for Hamilton and Brantford. "Both freehold and condominium townhouses have attracted interest from homebuyers in Brantford," added Fong.

To view the graph associated with this release, please visit: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cmhc-brantford.jpg.

As Canada's national housing agency, CMHC draws on more than 60 years of experience to help Canadians access a variety of quality, environmentally sustainable and affordable homes. CMHC also provides reliable, impartial and up-to-date housing market reports, analysis and knowledge to support and assist consumers and the housing industry in making vital decisions.

To view the table associated with this release, please visit: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/cmhc-brantford2.pdf.

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Contact Information

  • For additional information please contact/Pour obtenir de
    plus amples renseignements, veuillez communiquer avec :
    Hamilton CMA: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Sarah Fong
    (416) 250-3294
    sfong@cmhc.ca
    or
    En français: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Ed Heese
    (416) 218-3369
    eheese@schl.ca
    or
    Ontario: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Ted Tsiakopoulos
    (416) 218-3407
    ttsiakop@cmhc.ca
    or
    Canada: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
    Charles Sauriol
    (613) 748-2799 or (613) 816-5978
    csauriol@cmhc.ca
    www.cmhc.ca