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Buyers adjusting to mortgage stress test
Canadian homebuyers are apparently adjusting to the federal mortgage stress test, witnessed by June posting the largest month-over-month increase in mortgage credit growth in two years.

Wilkes speaks out as builder jobs fall
As Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) president and CEO David Wilkes’ op-ed column appeared in a Toronto newspaper detailing the importance of his industry in local job generation, a report was released warning of a big loss of jobs in Ontario’s residential construction sector.

Montreal luxury sales eclipse Vancouver
Vancouver, once the Canadian leader in luxury home sales, has been overtaken by Montreal this year, according to a mid-year report from Sothebyís International Realty.



Flat roof insulation challenge met
Flat roofs on both detached houses and new condominium apartment buildings are becoming popular in larger Canadian cities as the cost-per-square-foot for living space rises. In Vancouver or Toronto, this can now equate to $750 per square foot or more and surpasses $500 in central Montreal.

Sales jump surprises Vancouver
Housing sales across Metro Vancouver snapped a year-long decline with a surprising rebound in July, normally a slow month for home buying, reports the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver ((REBGV).

Montrealís tallest condo tower set to start
Montreal has been cited as the hottest housing market in Canada, with a sales-to-new-listing ratio of 94 per cent, according to a national survey by Zoocasa.

BOC rate cut still stress -inducing
The Bank of Canada (BOC) has lowered its five-year qualifying mortgage rate from 5.34 per cent to 5.19 per cent, the first downward move in three years, but the change will have little effect on those trying to qualify under the federal mortgage stress test.

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Attack on Demand
Governments are gutting Canada’s housing market by stifling demand and stalling supply.

Market Report: Quebec Steps Up

La belle province has its housing groove back.


Renovator profile:
Design, build and keep the HAMMERDOWN

Despite government disruptions home builders delivered 200,000 new homes and more than one million jobs in 2017.

TOOL TALK: Renovation is Outpacing New Construction

One characteristic of renovation is that contractors are more a jack of all trades, using a wider variety of tools than new construction workers and often dabbling in fields that are not their speciality.

COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION:
Future-Proofing the Home Building Industry.

ECONOMICS REPORT:
Don’t Stress the Stress Tests: Housing Starts to Remain Stable in “Lukewarm” Market.

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