Accessibility/Mobile Features
Skip Navigation
Skip to Content
Editorial News
Classified Sites

Brandon Sun - ONLINE EDITION

Vacancy rates ease in Brandon, but rents continue climb

Looking for an apartment in Brandon?

It's getting a little easier to find someplace to live, but it's a little more expensive, too, according to the latest report from the Canada Housing and Mortgage Corporation.

Average Brandon rents in October 2013 were:

  • Bachelor: $479 (up from $451 a year before)
  • One-bedroom: $592 (up from $570 a year before)
  • Two-bedroom: $767 (up from $749 a year before)
  • Three-bedroom plus: $1019 (up from $992 a year before)
  • Total: $720 (up from $695 a year before)

Brandon's apartment vacancy rate was measured at 1.9 per cent in October 2013, a substantial increase from the rock-bottom 0.7 per cent rate a year earlier.

Partly, that's thanks to 55 new apartments that were added to Brandon's inventory in October, says the CMHC.

But Brandon's vacancy rate is still below the provincial average, which was 2.4 per cent in October 2013.

Rents in Brandon continue to climb, too, although the increases here were the lowest in any urban area in the province.

The CMHC compares rents for identical units in October 2012 and 2013, to ensure that variables like the age of the building are not factors in calcualting rent increases.

They say that Brandon's rents for two-bedroom apartments have increased by about 1.6 per cent overall in the past year.

That's well below the increases seen in Winnipeg (4.8 per cent), Thompson (4.1 per cent) and Steinbach (3.4 per cent). The average provincial rental increase was 4.6 per cent.

  • Rate this Rate This Star Icon
  • This article has not yet been rated.
  • We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high. If you thought it was well written, do the same. If it doesn’t meet your standards, mark it accordingly.

    You can also register and/or login to the site and join the conversation by leaving a comment.

    Rate it yourself by rolling over the stars and clicking when you reach your desired rating. We want you to tell us what you think of our articles. If the story moves you, compels you to act or tells you something you didn’t know, mark it high.

Sort by: Newest to Oldest | Oldest to Newest | Most Popular 0 Commentscomment icon

You can comment on most stories on brandonsun.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is register and/or login and you can join the conversation and give your feedback.

There are no comments at the moment. Be the first to post a comment below.

Post Your Commentcomment icon

Comment
  • You have characters left

The Brandon Sun does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. Comments are moderated before publication. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

Brandon Sun Business Directory
Submit a Random Act of Kindness
Why Not Minot?
Welcome to Winnipeg

Social Media