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Taxes nail costs to new homes in GTA
Rising government taxes, fees and charges now total $186,000 on the cost of a new detached house in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and an average of $121,000 to the price of a new high-rise condo, a new study suggests.

Solid slabs hot for backsplashes

Renovation contractors should take a close look at new trends in backsplashes -- a product that can frame a kitchen makeover and make it pop.

The kids are all right: Genworth
Perhaps to the surprise of many, the majority of young adult Canadians have already bought a home, according to study from Genworth Canada -- the second-largest mortgage insurer in Canada.



Ontario Millennials fear they will never buy
Nearly 70 per cent of young adults in Ontario fear they won’t be able to buy a home and about 58 per cent of all adults agree.

Solution floated for flood-prone homes
Rising water levels threaten homeowners and construction sites from Atlantic Canada to the West Coast. Restoration and renovation companies will no doubt be busy when the water recedes.

Mayor blames “NIMBYs” for high home prices
The mayor of the Metro Vancouver suburban community of Port Coquitlam told a Vancouver real estate conference last week that not-in-my-backyard (NIMBY) activists help to keep home starts down and home prices high.

Buyers pick best Ontario builders
Tarion has awarded its annual Homeowners' Choice Awards to builders who received the highest ratings from actual home buyers across the province. These are the only awards that focus solely on customer service and are based on feedback from homeowners.

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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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