CMHC reports annual pace of housing starts slowed in February + MORE Mar 9th

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The housing agency said Friday the annual pace of housing starts slowed in February as higher mortgage rates and other economic conditions soften demand. Economists had expected an annual pace of 205,000 for the month but instead fell to 173,153 units.

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