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Plaza named Ontario's top high-rise builder
Toronto condo developer Plaza is the winner of the Tarion 2020 Homeowners' Choice Award for High-Rise Construction in Ontario.

Saskatchewan contractors decry prompt payment exemption

A plan to exempt residential construction from provincial prompt payment legislation has riled the Saskatchewan Construction Association (SCA).

CMHC denies plan for home equity tax
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) has dismissed fears that the federal government is hatching a plan to place an unprecedented tax on the equity of private homes, but the denial has failed to calm all concerns.



Million Gen Xers moving back home

Hundreds of thousands of young Canadians have already or plan to move back home with their parents, according to a national survey by Finder.com released July 24.

Immigration the wild card in new home forecasts
Immigration to Canada could be the wild card in future housing sales and starts, analysts say. Canada is currently seeing a huge drop in immigration, which some say could hammer the housing market. Others argue that immigration levels are poised to increase because of stricter U.S. visa requirements and the fact that Canada is seen as being successful in combating the COVID-19 pandemic.


Calgary home sales soared in June

Housing sales in Calgary surged 55 per cent in June compared to a month earlier, part of a national recovery that has seen housing sales defy predictions of a prolonged COVID-19 slowdown.

Manitoba builders win fee battle
This July Manitoba home builders won a major court victory as the City of Winnipeg was ordered to repay millions of dollars in “impact fees” to residential developers.

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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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