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Toronto home sales hit record high in August
Total Canada housing sales in August increased by 35 per cent compared to a year earlier and were up in six out of 10 markets.

Milestone takes top CHBA design award
Milestone Builder Group of Edmonton captured the 2020 Design Excellence Awards in the new home category in the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) 2020 National Awards for Housing Excellence. 

Winnipeg housing market will stay strong: Re/Max
The Winnipeg housing market is currently balanced and is expected to remain balanced this year due to reasonable prices and an ample supply of inventory, according to an outlook from Re/Max Canada.


Saskatchewan backtracks on prompt payment exclusion
Saskatchewan will not exempt residential contractors from the province’s prompt payment legislation following a lobby effort by members of the construction industry, including the Saskatoon and Region Home Builders’ Association.

The market collapse that never happened
In May 2020, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) released a doomsday-style housing forecast that envisioned a collapse of the housing market with national sales dropping up to 29 per cen...

DIY new condos sold with only kitchen and bathroom
Vancouver developer Cressey Development Group is offering a stripped-down concept on a new East Vancouver project where the homes come with only a kitchen and a bathroom, in an attempt to lower prices.

Hold-out Halifax approves secondary suites

Halifax is among the last major Canadian cities to approve secondary suites for single-family detached houses, townhouses and duplexes.

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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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