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Alberta’s biggest builder mandates solar
Alberta’s largest home builder, Jayman BUILT, has mandated roof solar panels this year, which it says will lower energy costs, help with home affordability and increase the resale values of new homes.

Falling mortgage rates sustain sales recovery
The spring uptick in Canadian housing sales could be sustained by rates on a standard five-year fixed-rate mortgage that have fallen to their lowest level since spring of 2017, according to Ratehub, an online rate comparison site.

York’s biggest Habitat for Humanity underway
It still needs volunteers and about $1.5 million in donations, but Habitat for Humanity is forging ahead with its biggest build in the York Region of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA)—six, two-storey townhouses for lower-income families.



RBC expands into home renovation
RBC Ventures Inc., a subsidiary of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), has bought Smart Reno, a service that connects consumers to renovation professionals and helps contractors develop leads.

Canada’s first “dementia village” opens
Canada’s first retirement housing concept designed for seniors suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia is becoming a reality with a private developer opening the Village in Langley, British Columbia this June. The Village is developed by B.C.-based Canbrit Development.

Banks hit as mortgage growth dips to 17-year low
As demand for new mortgages slide, some banks are cutting their earnings forecast while others are scrambling to grow their mortgage business.

Labour shortage spooks Quebec builders
In the midst of the strongest residential construction market in decades—if not history—Quebec home builders and developers are most concerned about a shortage of skilled labour.

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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.

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