Building booming

There were 26 housing starts in September in Vernon compared to 13 during the same month in 2013

  • Oct. 15, 2014 10:00 a.m.

Housing construction climbed in Vernon during September.

There were 26 housing starts compared to 13 during the same month in 2013. Of the 26 starts, 20 were single-detached units and there were six multiple units.

“This boost in housing starts has pushed year-to-date figures over year-earlier levels,” said Sarena Teakles, a senior market analyst with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Year-to-date, there have been 158 starts in Vernon. That is up from 142 during the same nine months of 2013.