Small-town buyers attracted by prices

Housing demand is on the rise in communities surrounding Calgary after the first two months of 2013, says a federal agency.

From January to February, the combined number of construction starts on homes of all kinds in Airdrie, Cochrane and Chestermere climbed 11 per cent to 420 new homes, says Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp.

Last year, there were 377 starts during the same month.

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