New housing prices rose 01 in March StatsCan says

OTTAWA — Statistics Canada says its price index for new houses rose 0.1% in March, after a 0.2% increase in February.The agency says month-over-month gains in the index have ranged from 0.1% to 0.3% for the last 12 months.For the second month in a row, the largest monthly advance occurred in Regina, where prices were up 0.7%.However, Calgary, where prices were up 0.3%, was the top overall contributor to the March advance.Prices also rose in Saskatoon, Windsor, Winnipeg, Hamilton and the combined metropolitan area of Toronto and Oshawa.In March, prices decreased 0.2% in Vancouver and were unchanged in nine of the 21 metropolitan regions surveyed.Canadian Press

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