GREATER SUDBURY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2012) - According to preliminary data released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, there were 37 single-detached housing starts in the Greater Sudbury Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) in June, down from 57 last June. For the quarter, starts were off 18 per cent from last year second quarter activity.
"Although new construction starts are down from 2011, expect activity to firm up thanks to strong demand in the resale market and more building permits in the pipeline. The resale market has begun 2012 strongly with existing home sales well ahead of 2011 and prices advancing. Given the growth in prices expect the market to lean towards higher density options," said Warren Philp, CMHC's Northern Ontario Market Analyst.
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