Housing starts up

Home construction in Vernon has got off to a good start so far in 2015

  • Feb. 11, 2015 2:00 p.m.

Home construction in Vernon has got off to a good start so far in 2015.

The Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation reports there were 24 construction starts in January, up from eight during the same month in 2014. Of the 24 starts, there were 18 single-detached units (eight in 2014) and six multiple units (zero).

There were 64 starts in Kelowna in January, up from 54 in January 2014. Kamloops starts went from four to 10.

“Prince George reported that 17 starts got underway in January versus seven units a year earlier,” said Sarena Teakles, senior market analyst.