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CREB Forecast
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BMO Centre,
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Canadian Concrete Expo
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Mississauga, Ontario
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BOC admits overkill from regulations
The Bank of Canada (BOC) has conceded that stiff new mortgage regulations, provincial and municipal housing restrictions and rising interest rates have had an overkill affect on the Canadian housing market, resulting in a larger and more negative impact than expected.

Tiny PEI boasts biggest starts increase
Prince Edward Island posted a 156 per cent increase in housing starts during December, with detached house starts up 9 per cent and multi-unit construction 347 per cent higher than a year ago.

Kitchen trends conflicted for 2019
Take your pick of the conflicting kitchen design trends for 2019: sleek and modern lines with hidden appliances; wood-themed with a vintage, authentic feel; all white or dramatically coloured.



Challenge: Housing 303,000 immigrants every year
There are 100,000 more immigrants arriving in Canada each year than there are new homes being built—perhaps the best indication that the current housing downturn will be brief, if brutal.

CREA eyes nine-year sales low in 2019
Sales of existing homes in Canada will fall to a nine-year low in 2019, according to a revised and more bearish forecast from the Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA).

Winnipeg details impact fees
The City of Winnipeg will charge home builders an “impact fee” of $59.48 per square metre ($6,412 per 1,000 square foot) for new residential construction starting January 1 under its revised Impact Fee By-Law.

Kanata tees up housing plans
The Kanata Golf & Country Club near Ottawa is teeing up plans for a large residential development on the 172-acre parcel, according to owner and operator ClubLink.

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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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