July Housing Starts for the St. John’s Area

August 10, 2011 · Filed Under CMHC Reports · Comments Off 

CMHC released the July Housing Starts for the St. John’s Area report yesterday. Below is the press release.

ST. JOHN’S, August 9, 2011 – Housing starts in the St. John’s region were up during the month of July, according to preliminary data1 released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC). July’s housing starts totaled 258 units throughout the St. John’s area compared to 176 units in July of 2010. There were 24 additional starts recorded in urban centres outside the St. John’s region, for a total of 282 provincial urban housing starts.

“A sizeable increase in multiple housing starts activity contributed to the overall gains in new home construction throughout the St. John’s area in July,” said Chris Janes, senior market analyst with CMHC in Newfoundland and Labrador. “Single-detached starts were up 12 per cent in July to 154 units. Despite the monthly gains, the trend towards lower levels of single housing starts in 2011 remains, with this segment of the market down 15 per cent compared to a year ago,” added Janes.

In urban centres across Canada, total housing starts recorded in July were up three per cent to 16,486 units compared to 15,947 a year ago. Single-detached starts declined 11 per cent to 6,396 units, while multiple starts increased 15 per cent to 10,090 units in July. In the Atlantic region, 1,318 new homes were started compared to 1,348 units during July 2010.

St. John’s Housing Starts Increase in September

October 29, 2008 · Filed Under Market Trends, St. John's Investments, St. John's Real Estate · Comments Off 

ST. JOHN’S, October 8, 2008 – Urban housing starts increased during the month of
September, according to preliminary data1 released today by Canada Mortgage and
Housing Corporation (CMHC). September’s total housing starts increased 18 per cent,
with 268 posted throughout Newfoundland and Labrador compared to 227 a year ago.
So far this year, urban housing starts total 1,580 across the province, up 22 per cent.
209 of the 268 provincial starts were recorded within the St. John’s region versus 178
last September, an increase of 17 per cent. Year-to-date, housing starts within the St.
John’s region are 23 per cent higher than the same period last year, with 1,288
recorded.
“New home demand remains very high within the local housing market and much of the
increase in housing starts during September can be attributed to a 40 per cent reduction
in existing home inventory so far this year,” said Chris Janes, Senior Market Analyst with
CMHC in Newfoundland and Labrador. “With the Hebron agreement now in place, a
bustling local economy and positive in-migration, both the new and existing home
markets continue to show signs of strength,” added Janes.
For Canada’s urban centres, total housing starts retreated 20 per cent with 17,644 in
September compared to 22,033 during September of 2007. Single-detached starts fell
23 per cent to 6,299 while multiple starts of 11,345 represent an 18 per cent decrease
from a year ago. Throughout Atlantic Canada, there were 1,030 urban housing starts
versus 1,029 the previous September.

Just released from CMHC Housing Now Publication

Canadian Real Estate News Roundup

October 22, 2008 · Filed Under Real Estate Roundup, St. John's Real Estate · Comments Off 

It’s the middle of the week and after having brutal weather, very high winds and approximately 65mm of rain I had a little time to surf the web.  :) Below are a couple of real estate related articles and news clips I stumbled upon.  Enjoy!

  • Looking for a couple quick and simple kitchen reno ideas?  Lazy Man and Money has a post on his blog on the topic of Easy and Cheap Home Remodels.
  • Urban housing starts increased during  September, according to preliminary data released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.   Read more on the article St. John’s Housing Starts Increase in September and see the break down for other cities in Newfoundland.