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June 01, 2015

CLICK HERE to review New Construction Impact 2014

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May 25, 2015

Prairie Housing Starts to Decline in 2015 AND 2016

May 25, 2015

Edmonton housing starts to move lower in 2015 and 2016.


May 08, 2015

Housing starts in the Edmonton Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) were up slightly in April according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).  

April 28, 2015

On Saturday, April 25th, CHBA-ER hosted nearly 1,900 people at the Shaw Conference Centre for our annual Awards of Excellence in Housing.

Click HERE for a complete listing of all of this year's winners.


April 27, 2015

 “Edmonton is too important to Alberta’s future to be ignored,” Mayor Don Iveson told a sold-out Edmonton Chamber of Commerce crowd in his annual speech on the state of the city.


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Source: Edmonton Journal

April 20, 2015

After an uptick in February 2015, inflation in the Edmonton region as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) was down in March 2015.

Higher costs for both rental and owned accommodation were offset by lower natural gas and electricity prices causing the annual inflation rate in Edmonton to drop from 0.9% in February 2015 to a 0.1% rate recorded in March 2015. 

Edmonton’s annual rate of inflation had run above the national average during most of 2014. However, inflationary pressures evident across Alberta last year have eased significantly since the third quarter of 2014.

 Housing costs are continuing to move up and inflation in Edmonton will accelerate to the 1.5% range over the course of 2015.

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Source: Economic News, City of Edmonton

April 16, 2015

Edmonton city council increased the stakes this week in the fight brewing on the city’s southern border.

Increasing the size of its annexation bid Wednesday, Edmonton’s proposal would now eliminate any opportunity for Beaumont to grow north. Edmonton’s plan includes taking 30 hectares occupied by Beaumont’s public works yard.

The change adds 260 hectares to the 3,625-hectares sought from Leduc County on both sides of the QEII Highway.

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Source: Edmonton Journal

April 13, 2015

Better than expected labour-market and housing-start statistics released Friday show the Edmonton region has yet to feel the full brunt of collapsed oil prices, says the City of Edmonton’s chief economist.

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Source: Edmonton Journal

April 10, 2015

Attached below is the Edmonton 2015 April Starts Press Release from the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).