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.
Drones Top Roofing Tool
Flying eyes can improve safety and give birds-eye view for repairs.
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.
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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Future-Proofing the Home Building Industry.
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