Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Expects Steady Housing Market in 2015

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. Expects Steady Housing Market in 2015. This article was written by the Canadian Press on October 30th, 2014.

CMHC Canadian Mortgage and Housing CorporationOTTAWA – The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. says it expects housing starts in 2015 to be about the same as they were this year, and in line with economic and demographic trends.

The national housing agency says “some moderation is expected” in 2016.

The CMHC says that on an annual basis, it expects housing starts to range between 186,300 and 191,700 units in 2014, with a point forecast of 189,000 units.

Next year, the agency says it expects housing starts to range between 172,800 and 204,000 units, with a point forecast of 189,500 units.

In 2016, the CMHC says it expects housing starts to range between 168,000 and 205,800 units, with a point forecast of 187,100 units.

The agency says it expects Multiple Listings Service sales to range between 467,400 and 482,000 units in 2014, with a point forecast of 476,100 units.

Next year, it says it expects MLS sales to range between 457,300 and 507,300 units, with a point forecast to 482,500 units.

The CMHC says the average MLS price in 2014 is expected to be between $401,600 and $405,400, with a point forecast of $404,800.

Next year, the agency says it expects the average MLS price to be between $403,600 and $417,800, with a point forecast of $410,600, while in 2016 the average MLS price is forecast to be between $407,300 and $424,500, with a point forecast of $417,300.

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