Calgary region housing starts stable compared with last year

CALGARY— Housing starts in the Calgary region remained at the same level as a year ago in October, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

The agency reported Thursday that total starts in the Calgary census metropolitan area of 980 were down just one unit compared with October 2011. Single-detached units rose by eight per cent during the month to 440 units while multi-family starts dipped by six per cent to 540.

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