Metropolitan Housing Starts

Positive Expectations Continue to Dwindle

Only two CMAs remain in the Up-Up quandrant this month, two fewer than last month. Negative expectations now outweigh positives for the short term.

January 27, 2023   •   8-min read

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Signs of Softer Markets to Come 

Only four CMAs remain in the Up-Up quandrant this month, two fewer than last month. All of the Quebec CMAs have slipped into negative expectations for both the short and long terms .

December 1, 2022  •  5-min read

Longer-Term Expectations Remain Largely Negative

There are six CMAs in the Up-Up quadrant this month, the same number as last month. Most of the Quebec CMAs remain in the Down-Down quadrant, with negative expectations for the short and long terms.

October 28, 2022  •  8-min read

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