Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation

September 09, 2011 08:15 ET

Sudbury Apartments Driving Starts in August

GREATER SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 9, 2011) - According to preliminary data released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, 81 rental apartment units commenced in August, supplementing 71 low-density housing starts. Year-to-date construction is behind by ten per cent.

"August posted a relatively weak number of single-detached starts when compared with the 5 year average for this month. Nevertheless, stronger-than-average 81 rental apartment starts combined with 30 row houses and 4 semi-detached homes brought total construction 2 per cent above last year's numbers," stated Warren Philp, CMHC's Northern Ontario Market Analyst.

"An increase in demand for rental units coupled with a decreasing vacancy rate –according to CMHC's latest Rental Market Survey- have given builders the incentive to build more rental apartments this year," concluded Philp.

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URBAN HOUSING STARTS
AUGUST
Single Family Semis, Rows, Condos and Apartments Total
2010 2011 % chg 2010 2011 % chg 2010 2011 % chg
Sudbury 57 37 -35.1 92 115 25.0 149 152 2.0
YEAR-TO-DATE: JANUARY TO AUGUST
Single Family Semis, Rows, Condos and Apartments Total
2010 2011 % chg 2010 2011 % chg 2010 2011 % chg
Sudbury 233 203 -12.9 176 163 -7.4 409 366 -10.5
Source: CMHC

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Our next Housing Starts press release will be September 2011, coming on October 11, 2011. CMHC's national web-site is located at www.cmhc.ca.

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