Saskatoon construction is on the rise

The year over year figures for building permits in Saskatoon show an increase of almost 300 units to 1,639.

The value of the residential sector is up from $288 million for the first half of 2013 to $328 million for the same period this year.

Non-residential has seen a decrease of 10 per cent in permits issued with value down $95 million due to fewer high cost single developments. Increased population seems to be driving the rise in home building.

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