OTTAWA – August 14th, 2009 – National resale housing market activity continued climbing in July 2009, with sales
posting the largest year-over-year gain in two years. It was also the first time on record that sales activity topped
50,000 units for the month of July in any year on record.
According to statistics released by The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA), a total of 50,270 homes traded hands via the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) of Canadian real estate boards in July 2009. This is up 18.2 per cent from the same month last year, and stands 3.9 per cent above the previous record for the month of July set back in 2007.