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CMHC expects housing market to moderate

CMHC chief economist Bob Dugan says he expects housing starts and sales to slow in 2016 and 2017.


 
Photo illustration by Lauren Cattermole and Richard Redditt

Photo illustration by Lauren Cattermole and Richard Redditt

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. expects the country’s housing markets to moderate over the next two years.

CMHC chief economist Bob Dugan says the gains in provinces like Ontario and B.C. have offset the slowdown in oil-producing provinces like Alberta.

However, that counterbalancing is expected to decrease over time.

CMHC expects housing starts and sales through the Multiple Listing Service system to slow in 2016 and 2017.

House price growth is also expected to slow down.

Canada’s housing market has been helped by low interest rates in recent years.


 

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