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Tiny houses can be linked together
A Vancouver company is selling tiny, pre-fabricated homes that can be “stitched together” to meet minimum size requirements in the city and help alleviate the affordable housing shortage, according to Ian Kent, founder and president of Nomad Micro Homes.

Millennials naïve on housing costs
Most millennials (those aged 18 to 34) want and even plan to buy a home but are naïve concerning what they can afford, a new survey reveals.

Tarion faces government criticism
Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk has leveled a blistering criticism at Tarion, Ontario’s new home warranty provider, claiming the agency places the interest of home builders ahead of new homebuyers.



Immigrant trends point to higher home sales
A push by the federal government to raise immigration levels to record highs of 350,000 persons per year is a harbinger of higher home sales.

Ontario condo developers face new disclosure rules
Tarion, the regulator of new home builders in Ontario and administrator of the new home warranty program, will bring in new disclosure rules for condominium developers in January.

Home starts to stay above 200,000 units in 2020 and 2021
Canadian consumers and home builders will apparently brush off the two-year downturn in the housing market and push new home starts over the 200,000-unit level in each of the next two years, according to a forecast from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC).

“Intergenerational” project biggest in Metro Vancouver
A 74-acre mixed-use development in the Township of Langley, said to be the largest master planned community of its type in Metro Vancouver, officially begins October 26 with an open house, though home construction on the site began earlier this year.

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La belle province has its housing groove back.


Renovator profile:
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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

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