Metropolitan housing starts: April 2020

The Conference Board of Canada, April 21, 2020
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The monthly Metropolitan housing starts publication provides the recent trends in housing starts for 29 metropolitan areas and expectations for starts over both the short and long term.

Document Highlights

  • There are five census metropolitan areas (CMAs) with both positive short- and long-term expectations, one fewer than last month.
  • The coronavirus pandemic could cause some risk to the positive expectations in the short term. People are likely to delay buying as they self-isolate and are faced with lower investment values that could be used for down payments.
  • Most CMAs have negative long-term expectations.

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