Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

June 14, 2012 08:15 ET

Housing Markets Remain Steady Through 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 14, 2012) - According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation's (CMHC) Spring Housing Market Outlook report for the Hamilton and Brantford Census Metropolitan Areas (CMAs), demand for resale homes will remain relatively unchanged in 2012 in both markets, supported by in-migration from neighbouring areas. In the new home market, the rising price of single-detached homes and limited land supply in some areas will result in more higher-density home starts.

"Despite some stalling in some parts of the local job markets, buyers coming from the more expensive surrounding areas will keep the new and resale home markets relatively stable through 2013," said Sarah Fong, CMHC Senior Market Analyst for the Hamilton and Brantford CMAs. "The relative affordability of both the Hamilton and Brantford CMA markets is the key factor that is driving demand."

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