Calming seen for housing markets in 2018
After a tumultuous year, 2018 should see a much calmer Canadian housing market, according to James Laird, co-founder of RateHub Inc. and president of CanWise Financial.
Legal weed spooks some safety officials
Some Canadian safety officials fear the impending legalization of marijuana could undermine efforts to cut down on workplace accidents and enforce site safety rules.
Lethbridge extends $30,000-per-home incentive
Lethbridge, fourth-largest city in Alberta, has extended a popular incentive program that offers builders up to $30,000 for each housing unit they complete in the downtown area.
Smart light protects home
A discrete new lantern-style porch light could be a high-tech add-on for home renovations: it acts as a first-response burglar alarm.
Housing shares in biggest GTA deals
When all the numbers are in, the Greater Toronto Area is expected to have hit its fifth straight record year for commercial real estate sales and total dollar volume in 2017, with land for residential developments among the biggest deals of the year.
New Canadians boost housing market
An increase in immigration to Canada, not foreign buyers, will fuel future housing demand in major cities like Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver, a new study suggests.
Home prices will rise 4.9 per cent in 2018
Average home prices in 53 Canadian cities are expected to rise by 4.9 per cent by the end of 2018 to about $662,000, according to December 2017 outlook from Royal LePage.
London eyes record housing starts
Home builders in London are flirting with a record pace of housing starts, despite an October stumble.
Home builders grab Vancouver land
If a housing bubble is building in Metro Vancouver, residential developers apparently havenít heard the news.
Tools of the trade: pros steal from handymen
Jon Eakes explains differences between tools for homeowner handymen, tradesmen, and renovators.
COMMON CENTS CONSTRUCTION:
Even Contractors Are a Target: The Reality of Cyber Crime
Hackers now have their sights set on small- to medium-sized businesses as well.
Renovation spending wanes but remains strong.
Rethinking roofs as solar-powered living spaces.
TOOL TALK: Dust Control†ó No Longer Just a Shop Vac
With growing awareness and legislation relating to silica dust and worker health, vacuum systems are changing radically.
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