A steady increase in housing

Lisa Goudy
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This home on Everton Crescent is one of many residential dwellings under construction in Moose Jaw.

Housing prices in Moose Jaw are still going up.

“There’s been a steady increase,” said Jim Millar, executive officer with the Moose Jaw Real Estate Board. “The market’s been a good market … The Moose Jaw market’s always been a fairly steady market.”

He said in 2011, the average home price was $190,000 and in 2012 the average home price is $202,000.

He said part of the reason the prices have gone up is because of the provincial boom that happened in 2007 and there are more people coming in to Moose Jaw.

“Saskatchewan became the place to be. Saskatchewan had the best economy (and was) just a place for people to come to and it’s still maintaining that,” said Millar. “There is low unemployment issue in Saskatchewan right now and people are coming here from other provinces with the hope of finding a job and maintaining a lifestyle.”

For more information, see Saturday's edition of the Times-Herald Weekend Extra.

Organizations: Moose Jaw Real Estate Board

Geographic location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan

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