The latest housing start numbers for the province may not paint an accurate picture.
There were 5,000 starts in December. That’s up from November and looks like a sign of the growing economy.
But the Manitoba Home Builders’ Association’s Mike Moore says it was mostly multi-family housing, not brand new homes for single families.
“It’s a lot more multi-family housing now. I’m sorry to burst the bubble of all these anti-sprawl people but where a much more dense city in the subdivisions than we ever were before.”
Moore says there were nearly twice as many multi-family starts last year than single homes. He says that’s a flip from 2008.