Market Update - November 2009

 Housing Activity to Strengthen in 2010 Says CMHC  Housing starts have started to recover and are expected to continue to improve in the second half of 2009. Starts are expected to reach 141,900 for the year and will increase to 164,900 for 2010, according to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
"We expect housing markets across Canada to strengthen leading into and over the course of 2010 as economic conditions improve", said Bob Dugan, Chief Economist for CMHC.
"Demand for existing homes has rebounded since the beginning of the year. In addition, lower inventory levels characterize both the new and existing home markets. As a result, stronger housing demand will be reflected in higher levels of housing starts in 2010", said Mr. Dugan.
The strong pace of MLS® sales seen in the second and third quarters of this year reflects, in part, activity that was delayed in the previous two quarters and is not likely to be sustained. The level of sales is expected to move back closer in line with anticipated economic conditions. As a result, existing home sales, as measured by the Multiple Listing Service (MLS®), will reach 441,300 units in 2009 and increase to 445,150 units in 2010. The average MLS® price is expected to be $312,950 in 2009 and $324,500 in 2010.
Source: Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation fourth quarter Housing Market Outlook, Canada Edition. 

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