Calgary new home prices rising fastest in country

By Staff | November 15, 2013 | Last updated on November 15, 2013
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Buyers looking for newly-built home in Calgary are facing a significantly more expensive market than they were a year ago, says Statistics Canada.

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The average price of a new home built in that city has gone up 6.3% between September 2012 and September of this year. It’s the biggest increase nation-wide.

In Toronto and Oshawa, new home prices rose 1.7$ in that time. Winnipeg, Man. saw a 4.6% increase, while St. Catharines–Niagara, Ont. rose 3.2% and Regina, Sask, went up +2.6%.

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Some areas experienced a small drop in prices, including Vancouver, which was down by 1.2%, and Victoria, B.C, down by 0.6%. Prices in those parts of B.C. have been declining since early 2011.

The average home price in Canada rose 1.6%. It’s the smallest increase since February 2010. National home prices have been increasing more slowly since late last-year, StatsCan says.

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