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Calgary home sales surge 462 per cent
Calgary home sales soared 462 per cent in April as Alberta’s largest city continued a record-setting sales pace increase across Canada from the depths of the April 2020 market.

Saskatchewan, New Brunswick alone in April job growth
The two provinces with the lowest housing costs in Canada were also the only ones to post higher job numbers in April compared to March .

B.C. temporarily stops vacancy tax on imaginary homes
In an April 27 announcement, the B.C. government said it will temporarily stop charging a speculation and vacancy tax on homes that do not and may not ever exist.



Housing now Canada’s trump economic card
Canada’s housing industry now accounts for about 9 per cent of the country’s total gross domestic product (GDP), but if current trends continue it will become the dominant player in the economy.

Stress test gets more stressful on June 1
As of June 1, 2021, homebuyers applying for an uninsured mortgage—those with more than a 20 per cent down payment—will need to qualify as if their mortgage rate was 5.25 per cent, or two per cent higher than their actual contract rate.

Canada “the best country in the world”

Canada has been ranked the top country in the world according to a major new study. For the first time, the U.S. News & World Report has placed the Great White North at the top of its annual Best Countries Report.

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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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