Housing starts up 24 per cent over last year

Construction starts on single-detached homes in Red Deer last month were up 14 per cent from July 2012, to 32 from 28, according to the latest stats from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. However, work commenced on just four units in the multi-family category, marking an 81 per cent drop from the 21 multi-family starts for the same month a year ago.

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