Winnipeg set to be hottest housing market

Forget Vancouver or Toronto. Winnipeg is poised to be Canada’s hottest housing market this year.

In fact, 2011 is shaping up to be the year of the mid-sized city with St. John’s, Fredericton, Regina and Saskatoon also enjoying some of the strongest price increases in the country.

A lot of first-time buyers are already being priced out of large urban centres. With the Bank of Canada expected to resume interest-rate increases later this year, affordability will become a bigger issue for even more buyers.

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