Mattamy makes smart mandatory
Canada’s biggest homebuilder is making smart homes mandatory in all of its new builds.
Vinyl planks a hot housing trend
Vinyl plank flooring is becoming a hot trend in new homes and renovations. A near dead-ringer for wood, the planks are also waterproof and rugged.
LEED farmhouse heating bill $60
Heating a renovated 2,530-square-foot farmhouse in a frigid Quebec winter for $60 a month may seem a miracle, but it is made possible with advanced green engineering.
Will tiny homes catch on?
Alberta and B.C. companies are pitching tiny homes as alternative for residents seeking more affordable but comfortable homes.
Housing starts “stable” as year begins
Canadian housing starts maintained a seasonally-adjusted pace of 224,865 in January, nearly identical to the 226,346 in December 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC).
Greybrook leaps into Brooklin
Greybrook Realty Partners, in partnership with Fieldgate Homes, has put up $10.9 million to acquire and develop a prime 18-acre parcel of residential land in Brooklin, Ontario.
Hero kitchen renos that work
You are a renovation contractor and a homeowner wants you to transform their kitchen, but they have a shoestring budget.
If you want to remain a hero in their eyes, and perhaps get referrals, there are some ways to makeover a kitchen fast and relatively inexpensively.
Toronto buyers feel mortgage sting
Some are pointing to new federal mortgage regulations for a sharp slowdown in housing sales across the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) in January.
CMHC suggests plans to boost building
In what Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) says is the “the most thorough examination of house price patterns ever completed in Canada,” the federal agency floats some controversial ideas to increase housing supply.
Frontline Outlook for 2018
Busy top renovators take time from job sites to give Home BUILDER their take on challenges, changes and the outlook for 2018.
Person of the Year 2017:
Canada’s Home Builder
Despite government disruptions home builders delivered 200,000 new homes and more than one million jobs in 2017.
TOOL TALK: The Science of Winter
Jon Eakes on how to keep water lines running and the snow from slowing you down.
COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION:
How to Build a Human Firewall from the Ground Up
Building a human firewall the first step in shutting hackers out of you business.
Twenty-Seventeen Was a Great Year for Housing, Expect the Same in 2018
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