THUNDER BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Sept. 11, 2012) - According to preliminary data released today by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), there were 26 single-detached Thunder Bay starts in August, up from 16 counted in August 2011.

"The 38 total starts comprised of 26 single-detached starts and 12 apartment starts combined to outpace the 16 single-detached units and ten apartments started in August, 2011. The tightening rental market is prompting small scale developers to consider rental four-plexes as a way of responding to the demand for rental accommodation," said Warren Philp, CMHC's Northern Ontario Market Analyst.

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