Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

October 26, 2015 08:15 ET

Housing Construction in Halifax to Remain Stable

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 26, 2015) - According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Fall Housing Market Outlook - Halifax report, residential construction in the city is expected to remain stable in both 2016 and 2017 after a strong 2015.

"Apartment construction in Halifax CMA shows the strongest year since the 1970s. Relatively low vacancy rates and an aging population will provide support to this segment of the market over the forecast period," said Guillaume Neault, Principal, Market Analyst, with CMHC's Atlantic Market Analysis Centre.

"Weaker than expected employment growth and elevated inventory levels of unsold new homes will limit single-detached home starts in 2016 to 375 units and 400 in 2016. New home sales in the highest price ranges, however, will remain strong," added Neault.

"The trend established in 2013 in the resale market in Halifax is expected to continue in 2016 and 2017 with 4,500 sales," said Neault. The price of a resale home is expected to grow slightly below the rate of inflation levels during the forecast period.

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