Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Detached-Home Starts leveling off in London

LONDON, May 9, 2011 New home starts were lower in the London Census Metropolitan Area1 (CMA) in April according to preliminary figures released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). Builders laid foundations for 133 homes compared to 224 in April 2010.  “While total new home construction in the London CMA moved lower, detached home starts leveled off,” said David Lan CMHC’s Senior Market Analyst for the London CMA. “On a year-over year basis, detached home starts were down by nine per cent in April compared to the 46 per cent in March 2011. Contrary to the trend elsewhere, starts were up in St.Thomas” added Lan.

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