Construction remains steady

There were 19 housing starts in August compared to 22 during the same month in 2013.

New homes continue to be built throughout Vernon.

There were 19 housing starts in August compared to 22 during the same month in 2013.

“The trend in housing starts for both single-detached and multiples was relatively unchanged, reflecting stable demand for new homes,” said Sarena Teakles, with the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Of the 19 starts, there were 14 single-detached units and five multiple units.

Year-to-date, there have been 132 units of all types constructed in Vernon.

That is compared to 129 units during the first eight months of 2013.