Calgary region housing starts show upward trend

CALGARY — Both single-detached and multiple-family new construction in the Calgary region increased in September from levels of a year ago, according to data released Tuesday by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

The agency said total starts in the Calgary census metropolitan area rose to 1,012 units from 810 in September 2011. Single-detached starts were up to 541 units from 417 while multi-family starts rose to 471 units from 393.

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