Saskatchewan

Rental housing in Regina harder to find, study finds

Regina's rental housing market, with a vacancy rate of .6 per cent, is the tightest in the country, according to the latest data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Regina's rental housing market, with a vacancy rate of .6 per cent, is the tightest in the country, according to the latest data from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

The vacancy rate was one per cent in the previous year.

Saskatoon's vacancy rate remained unchanged, at 2.6 per cent.

Smaller cities also had tight rental markets, with Moose Jaw, North Battleford and Yorkton all having a vacancy rate of one per cent.

The vacancy rate in Swift Current is 6.3 per cent.

The survey found that the average rent for a two-bedroom apartment rose to $913 per month in October of 2011, from $872 a year earlier.

Renters in Estevan were paying the most, at $1,017 per month for a two-bedroom place.

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