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Fredericton, New Brunswick
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Niagara Falls, Ontario
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Bologna, Italy
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Less renovations but much higher spending
Although more Canadians indicated an intention to pause home renovations into 2023, even with rising material and labour costs it is estimated that Canadian homeowners, on average, will double their total home reno spending.

Builders concerned over concrete supply
A B.C. concrete supplier strike at Rempel Bros. Concrete has ended, but concrete supplies are still spotty across B.C. and Alberta.


Luxury homes lead price declines
Median home prices in the most exclusive communities of Metro Vancouver have seen substantial drops over the past year, and overall Greater Vancouver home prices have been drifting downwards for five months.



Prairies will lead economy in 2022
Saskatchewan will lead Canadian provinces in economic growth in 2022, with Alberta and Manitoba ranked No. 2 and No. 3, according to a June 7 provincial forecast from economists at RBC Royal Bank.

Canada needs 400,0000 home starts a year
Canada needs to double its home building activity to 400,000 starts annually—up from the traditional level of 200,000—according to Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA).

Guardian Glass raised prices 40 per cent this month
Guardian Glass, a major supplier of glazing to Canada’s construction industry, has raised the price of glass 40 per cent.

Victoria waterfront house sells for $13.1 million
Upturning the narrative of slowing home prices, a 12,000-square-foot waterfront house in Oak Bay, B.C., sold June 7, 2022, for $13.19 million—a record price for a sale through the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) in the Greater Victoria region.

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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.

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