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CMHC Housing Observer - Housing Market Assessment (HMA) Updated Results
Overvaluation and overbuilding are the most commonly detected problematic conditions.

Canadian Home Sales Edge Lower in December
National home sales edged lower in December 2015 compared to the previous month, but held above year-ago levels.

First Annual Estimate of Urban Households in Core Housing Need
Based on Statistics Canada’s new Canadian income survey

CMHC: Canada’s Purpose-Built Rental Vacancy Rate Increases
“The rise in the national vacancy rate was due to lower net migration in regions most affected by low oil prices as well as an increase in the supply of purpose-built rental apartment units,” said Bob Dugan, Chief Economist, CMHC.

CHBA – Alberta Concerned by New Down Payment Requirements
Almost 70% of new single family homes sold so far this year were priced above $500,000 and in Calgary that proportion is above 85%.

Will Canada's Cooling Housing Market Obliterate the Wealth Effect?
Canada's economy could lose a key pillar that's helped drive consumer confidence.

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BUILDING REPORT: Building Tall in Wood Lightweight wood framed (LWWF) construction has gained significant popularity over the past decade as a sustainable, cost-effective solution for lowrise multi-level buildings. An interview with Michael Baldinelli, Strik Baldinelli Monizk, on building taller with wood.

Tool Talk: Sensible Solutions for the Jobsite

Sometimes the best solutions to age-old problems aren't sensational techno-wonders. Instead, they're just plain sensible.


Net Zero. Social Media. Attracting—and retaining—employees and sub-trades. Building quality affordable housing. Using online video to communicate with buyers. These are the five talking points. Which ones resonate with you and your business?

2015 National Building Code Preview

A summary of some of the significant changes affecting Housing and Small Buildings in the new NBC, reasons for these changes, and their anticipated outcomes.

EXPERT OPINION: Tech Trends in Residential Construction

A look into how a few growing residential construction technology trends are working together to improve the communities we build.

COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION: Uncovering Opportunities
It's a global market and investors are finding Canada an increasingly attractive place to spend their money.

TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: Electromagnetic Fields

More and more Canadians are calling on building professionals to reduce their exposure. Here’s what you need to know.

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