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2022-03-23 | Pumao

According to Stats Canada, in February, new residence rates in Canada expanded 1.1 percent. From January to February, costs climbed in 18 of the 27 census metropolitan areas (CMAs) evaluated as well as were unchanged in 9.

New home builders in Canada proceeded to see increases in their building and construction expenses for product and also labor in February. Softwood lumber once more saw big gains in market value, having actually increased 15.0 percent in January, adhering to a 31.8 percent surge in December 2021. In enhancement to the rate boost for the softwood lumber component of the Industrial Product Cost Index, current rate gains have been observed for many various other products utilized in the building and construction of brand-new houses, such as furnishings and also fixtures, along with concrete, glass as well as other non-metallic mineral products.

Calgary (+3.8 percent) reported the largest regular monthly rise for brand-new house costs in February. According to the Calgary Real Estate Board, brand-new listings of single-family detached homes increased noticeably, and also sales activity got to a document high between January and February. While brand-new listings increased, Calgary had not seen housing market conditions this tight in over 15 years. However, residences in this city remained fairly budget-friendly contrasted with other cities in the country, motivating movement from other districts into Alberta. Both aspects contributed to the upward cost stress of new and resale houses.

Edmonton likewise tape-recorded a surge in brand-new home rates for the month of February (+2.7 percent). The Realtors Organization of Edmonton reported that this CMA saw huge rises in month-over-month activity for listings and also sales of single-family detached houses in February.

New house prices continued to raise in the city of Québec (+2.9 percent) in February. Costs have actually increased 7.0 percent because August 2021 in this city. The Quebec Expert Association of Real Estate Brokers reported that activity as well as cost levels in the area remained substantially greater than pre-pandemic levels, while inventory continued to be reduced.

On a year-on-year basis, across the country, brand-new residence prices climbed 10.9 percent in February. Kitchener-- Cambridge-- Waterloo (+25.1 percent) reported the best year-over-year rise, followed by Winnipeg (+21.5 percent) and also Windsor (+20.7 percent).

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