New home prices in Calgary CMA flat for April, StatCan says

Jun 10, 2010, New home prices in Calgary CMA flat for April, StatCan says

New house prices in the Calgary census metropolitan area remained flat in April from the previous month but rose by more than the national average on a year-over-year basis.

Statistics Canada in reporting its New Housing Price Index today said Calgary new home prices increased by 2.9 per cent from April 2009 to April of this year. At the national level, they were up 2.5 per cent annually and 0.3 per cent on a monthly basis.

Between March and April, prices increased the most in St. John’s (1.1 per cent), followed by Regina and Saskatoon (0.9 per cent).

Year-over-year, Vancouver was up the most at six per cent followed by St. John’s at 5.9 per cent and Winnipeg at 4.9 per cent.

By Mario Toneguzzi, Calgary Herald

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