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Saskatoon, SK
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Housing starts dip in January
Canada-wide housing starts dropped to an annual pace of 207,000 units in January but a mild month-over-month rise in the resale housing market may indicate a gen-erally stronger year for the residential industry.

Banks back builders in stress battle
Canadian homebuilding and real estate organizations now have a muscular ally in the battle against the federal government’s mortgage-stress test: big banks, which are sharing the pain of lower incomes.

Faux marble and stainless deliver a quick reno
We know Home BUILDER readers are sophisticated when it comes to home improvements, but, hey, what if you could transform a second kitchen with the look of marble countertops and black stainless steel appliances for less than $250?



Milton sell-out signals GTA strength
Mattamy Homes quickly sold out all 180 building lots in a new subdivision it is developing in Milton, a signal that the Greater Toronto Area new home market re-mains robust despite a recent downturn.

Quebec forms new realty association
A new real estate association has been created in Quebec. The Quebec Professional Association of Real Estate Brokers (QPAREB) was formed on January 1, 2019, bringing together more than 12,500 real estate brokers and agencies.

Land wild card in home building costs
The hard construction costs to build new homes are not much different from coast-to-coast but land values can drive costs hundreds of thousands of dollars higher in Vancouver or Toronto, according to the 2018 Construction Cost Guide from Altus Group.

B.C. facing construction labour shortage
British Columbia will bear the brunt of Canada’s construction labour shortage over the next decade, according to BuildForce Canada.

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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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