According to Canada Mortgage and Housing
Corporation’s (CMHC’s) Spring Housing Market Outlook – Halifax report,
residential construction in the city is expected to increase in 2015 and
remain stable in 2016.
“Multiple starts are forecast to take the lion’s share of
construction activity in both 2015 and 2016, as the low vacancy rate in
new buildings and favourable interest rates stimulate construction
activity in the Halifax CMA,” said Guillaume Neault, Principal, Market
Analysis with CMHC’s Atlantic Business Centre.
“Inventory levels of unsold new homes will continue to impact
single-detached home starts in 2015 with 525 units expected. However,
demand will remain relatively stable for new single-detached homes
located in peripheral areas of Halifax CMA over the forecast period,”
“The resale market in Halifax is expected to remain in a buyers’ market in 2015 and as a result the average MLS®
house price will record no real growth. Sales, on the other hand, are
expected to increase slightly this year and next to 4,800 units,” said
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