Originally posted 17 June 2016

Housing prices remain relatively stable despite significant job losses.  New housing permits have fallen but not precipitously which is surprising given the ongoing job losses.

Below is a chart that shows the number of building permits issued for Alberta dwellings since 1970.  This monthly chart shows seasonal volatility.  The plunge in permits from the late 1980s to the early 2000s is evident as well as the booms in the early 1970s and the early 2000s.

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Source: Statistics Canada- Table 026-0001 Building permits, residential values and number of units, by type of dwelling, monthly(1) Only municipalities that issue permits.












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Housing Prices hold

Calgary buyers play guessing game7-5-16 GM

Condo sales in May 3-6-16 EJ

Housing prices holding, but more hit market4-6-16 EJ

Housing starts fall in March16-4-16 EJ

Oil slump dampens Calgary housing market23-4-16 GM

Done Deal-Tuscany Calgary18-6-16 GM

Real estate sales in Edmonton down in June, prices stay level9-7-17 EJ

Done deal Calgary Copperpond Road9-7-16 GM

Done Deal27-8-16 GM

City home prices holding steady3-9-16 EJtable1_en_calgary_w_16850_image001


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Edmonton House prices steadyHigh loan to income mortgages8-7-16 GM

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About albertarecessionwatch

Former Director, Institute for Public Economics, University of Alberta and currently Fellow of the Institute. Former executive with Alberta Treasury Branches. Worked for the Alberta government for 12 years with Federal and Intergovernmental Affairs and Alberta Treasury. Areas of focus: financial institutions legislation and policy, government borrowing, and relations with credit rating agencies. Ph.D in Political Science (Uof A), Masters of Public Administration and BComm. (Carleton University). Author of Politics and Public Debt: The Dominion, the Banks and Alberta's Social Credit. Presently working on study of Alberta provincial agency board appointments.

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