September was a good month for Prince George housing starts.
Taylor Pardy with the Canada Mortgage Housing Corporation says single detached units saw the most progress.
“Construction activity in Prince George was up in September with about 28 housing starts for the month which compares to 24 during the same time last year with the increase associated with a rise on the single detached side of the market with 26 starts.”
The city has recorded 259 new housing starts in 2016.
Pardy believes it’s kind of a mixed bag when comparing the figure to two other communities of similar size.
“Kamloops year to date housing starts are up about 10% with 468 so far this year compared with 425 in 2015 and if we look at Vernon they are also up 19% with 261 starts so far in 2016.”
The year to date numbers in Prince George show 139 single detached homes broke ground so far in 2016 while multi-unit homes have spiked to 120 compared to just 73 a year earlier.