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SEAN SILCOFF

Housing on course to land with a bump, not a crash

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It’s tempting to assume the worst about Canada’s deteriorating housing market given the steeper-than-expected drop in housing starts and employment numbers for January released Friday. But another overlooked report from earlier this week bolsters hopes that it’s heading for a soft landing and not something more severe.