Canadian home sales rose 0.8 pct in February from January - CREA

Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:11am EDT
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TORONTO, March 15 (Reuters) - Sales of existing Canadian homes rose 0.8 percent in February from the prior month, a report from the Canadian Real Estate Association showed on Tuesday.

The industry group said its Canadian home price index was up 8.5 percent in the month from a year earlier, while actual sales not seasonally adjusted rose 18.7 percent from February 2015. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp)