Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

October 08, 2010 08:15 ET

Oshawa Housing Starts Trend Higher in September

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2010) - According to preliminary housing starts data released by the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) today, construction began on a total of 175 new homes in September in the Oshawa Census Metropolitan Area (CMA). Compared to the same month last year, total housing starts were up 82 per cent, with improvement in both single-detached and multiple-family (semi-detached, townhouses and apartments) home starts. Construction of single-detached homes registered a 36 per cent increase, while multiple-family starts were more than three times higher compared to 2009. 

Year-to-date, total housing starts increased 143 per cent compared to the same period last year.

"The Oshawa area experienced very robust employment growth in the first half of this year, which will be hard to sustain going forward. Given lowered economic growth expectations, expect to see the rate of increase in new home construction to slow in the coming months," said Inna Breidburg, CMHC's Market Analyst.

To view the Oshawa CMA Home Starts, please visit the following link:

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 Housing Starts - Durham Region Table, please visit the following link:

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