Housing market “the only thing moving”
With Canadian housing sales rising in September for the seventh straight month, median home prices rising moderately and interest rates falling, the residential sector is seen to be coming off a shallow bottom.
Surrey stumbles on affordability near transit
A concept to ensure affordable housing along the new SkyTrain rapid transit extension in suburban Surrey, B.C., has run into a major hurdle: Residential land prices are spiralling along the route.
Ottawa fee hike may spread
The City of Ottawa raised fees for developers in a move that may be seen in other Ontario urban areas because of new provincial legislation to speed approval times for new development.
GTA home builders being shafted on costs study says
Home builders and residential developers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) are facing excessive charges by local municipalities when compared with other urban areas of Canada or the United State.
Drones Top Roofing Tool
Flying eyes can improve safety and give birds-eye view for repairs.
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.
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.
Don’t Stress the Stress Tests: Housing Starts to Remain Stable in “Lukewarm” Market.
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