Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

June 08, 2012 08:15 ET

London New Home Starts Up in May

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2012) - New home starts were higher in the London Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in May according to preliminary figures released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Builders laid foundations for 155 homes compared to 145 in May of 2011.

"Recent gains in employment and a tightening in the resale market have turned more homebuyers to the new home market," said Margot Stevenson, CMHC's Senior Market Analyst. "Single family construction has picked up, but less apartment construction so far this year has brought the number of total starts down year-to date."

In addition to single-detached homes throughout the CMA, new construction for May included four semi-detached homes, 27 townhomes and two apartment units.

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