Housing Starts Inch Higher

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Housing starts in the Sarnia area are on pace with last year.

Work started on six new single family homes in March, compared to four in the same month in 2013.

CMHC market analyst Erica McLerie says given the harsh winter, its a positive sign heading into the warmer months.

Starts to date this year are 19, up from 16 in the first three months of last year.

The monthly statistics cover Sarnia, St.Clair Township and Point Edward.