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Mattamy Homes breaks ground on giant Alberta build
Mattamy Homes, North America’s largest privately-owned home builder, has officially broken ground on an Edmonton suburban subdivision with a plan to construct more than 1,700 homes.

Robot builders create turnkey housing
A new factory in Delta, B.C. is aiming to prove robots can build wood-frame, mass-timber, multi-family homes faster and better than conventional tradespeople.

Good work practices for dust control
Health Canada suggests the preferred method for cleaning dust settled on the floor is to use a vacuum system equipped with a proper filtration medium. The vacuum system must be appropriate for the task and be maintained per the manufacturer’s instructions



Buyers with the lowest income purchase the most expensive properties
Buyers in the lowest income quintile purchased properties with the highest median price-to-income ratio in 2018—especially in Vancouver. Income quintiles divide buyers into five equal groups based on their incomes; quintiles are calculated independently for each province.

CMHC assessment surprises Vancouver agents
The average home price in Vancouver is $1.1 million—highest across Canada—and the local real estate board reports the number of listings have crashed to 40-year lows.

0.95 per cent mortgage offered

CIBC has lowered its special-offer uninsured 5-year fixed rate mortgage further by taking it down another 15 basis points (bps) on September 24 to 2.24 per cent. It also chopped its insured 5-year fixed mortgage to 1.99 per cent.

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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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