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Lumber not yet cheap, but may be getting there
In July 2020, the price for 2x4 lumber for Ontario home builders was $1,242 per thousand board feet. On July 30, 2021, it was $690. In Western Canada, the price of 2x4s has fallen from $961 to $500, according to data from Madison Lumber.

Surprise is how few Canadians own a second home
A recent survey shows that about 10 per cent of Canadians own at least two homes. When one looks at the potential income a home can generate, the question one asks is, Why do so few own a second home?

Home prices in 2021 rise nearly 20 per cent: CREA
The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) is forecasting Canadian average home prices will increase 19.2 per cent this year but switch to much more moderate pace in 2022, with prices rising by only 0.6 per cent.



Kitchen tech now pushing the edge
The venerable National Kitchen and Bath Association, which has members in both the U.S. and Canada, recently noted that the emergence of voice-controlled devices and Wi-Fi “are changing the way homeowners interact with their appliances.”

Suppliers bake in price increases as inflation fears rise
While the Bank of Canada claims the apparent increase in the inflation rate is “transitory” and temporary, manufacturers and suppliers are baking price increases into their sales forecast, according to the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB).

New home starts rise across Canada
Even as the resale market slowed, the housing starts trend showed a seasonal increase in housing starts in June.

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Market Report: Quebec Steps Up

La belle province has its housing groove back.


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Despite government disruptions home builders delivered 200,000 new homes and more than one million jobs in 2017.

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