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Thunder Bay Vacancy Rate Inches Down

December 14, 2011 - According to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) Fall Market Survey for Thunder Bay, the vacancy rate fell to 1.7 percent in October 2011, compared to 2.2 percent in October 2010. Fixed sample two bedroom rents increased by 2.9 percent, up from 2.4 percent in 2009-2010.

"Factors exerting downward pressure on vacancies include reduced first time homebuyer activity, some employment growth in the services sector and full-time category. Improved enrolment at Lakehead University and Confederation College also contributed to the downward pressure on vacancy rates," noted Warren Philp, Northern Ontario Market Analyst at CMHC's Thunder Bay Office.


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