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April 28
Muskoka Builders Association Home & Cottage Show
Gravenhurst Centennial Centre,
Gravenhurst, Ontario
muskokabuilders.com

April 30 - May 1
Smart Cities Expo World Forum
Enercare Centre, Toronto
smartcitiesexpoworldforum.ca

May 8
Manitoba Construction Career Expo
Red River Exhibition Space,
Winnipeg
winnipegconstruction.ca

May 8-10
CHBA National Conference
Niagara Falls, ON
www.chba.ca

May 14-16
Future Building
EY Centre.
Ottawa
futurebuilding.ca

May 28-30
Building Lasting Change
Vancouver Convention Centre East, Vancouver
www.cagbc.org/blc2019



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West wanes as East rallies
In a big change from a few years ago, Western Canada’s housing sales are waning this spring in comparison with eastern provinces, according to the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

Estimates should increase for hard cost inputs
Any Canadian contractor budgeting for a multi-storey residential project should increase their estimates for hard costs by 5 to 8 per cent this year to cover higher prices for steel and aluminum products.

Toronto, Vancouver head in different directions
Greater Toronto saw March home sales holding steady from a year ago, a decline in new listings and a modest increase in benchmark prices compared to a year early.



Single-family home prices dip
The last time the Teranet-National Bank Composite House Price Index declined in March from a month earlier was a decade ago as the global financial crisis roiled markets around the world.

Lot bought for $25,000 earns charity $7.6 million
The saga of a lot bought 50 years ago in Surrey for $25,000 and expected to sell this month for more than $7.6 million to aid local charities underscores the jaw-dropping real estate appreciation in Metro Vancouver.

BC Step Code lauded as money maker
The B.C. government, energy design firms and educators are promoting the BC Step Code—claiming the new building standards it will bring to the market will create jobs and opportunities.

Major realtor cautions sellers
Royal LePage, one of Canada’s largest real estate firms, is bearish in its housing outlook this year for sellers, but sees an opportunity for buyers.

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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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