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Yukon's vacancy rate rises

The average rent in Whitehorse in October was $1,000. Photo: Tim Kucharuk/CKRW file.

The Bureau of Statistics says the rate for October was 2.8 per cent, up from two per cent from April.

Yukon's vacancy rate is up.

The Bureau of Statistics says the rate in October was 2.8 per cent, compared to an even two per cent in April.

The rate is down from October of 2016 when it was three per cent.

The Rent Survey also indicates 10.9 per cent of bachelor units are sitting vacant in Whitehorse, but three to four bedroom units are the most popular and there are currently none available for rent. 

Buildings with three or more units, such as apartment buildings, have a median rent of $950 a month, with units of all types showing a median rent of $1,000 a month. 

Those prices have remained the same since April, 2017. 

Average rents in Whitehorse for units in all types of buildings with rental units were further broken down as follows

  • Bachelor units.....$788
  • 1 bedroom...........$978
  • 2 bedroom...........$1,162
  • 3-4 bedrooms......$1,621
  • 5+ bedrooms.......$2,140

There are 2,205 rental units in the city with apartment buildings being the most popular with 831 units. 

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