The cost of buying a new home inched a little higher in Winnipeg in September, new Statistics Canada figures show.
The federal agency said Winnipeg’s new housing price index rose by a mere 0.1 per cent from August to September after registering no change from July to August.
The small change was part of a broad trend which saw little to no change in the new housing price index for most of the 21 metropolitan areas surveyed.
On a year-over-year basis, Winnipeg’s index was up 4.6 per cent from a year earlier. That was the second largest 12-month increase after Calgary’s 6.3 per cent.
Nationally, Canada’s index was unchanged from August to September, and up 1.6 per cent from a year earlier.