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Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, please check
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latest information
before attending.
 

February 3-5
Fort Lauderdale Home Design and Remodeling Show
Broward County Convention Centre,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
homeshows.net

February 9
Expo Habitation De Montréal
Olympic Stadium,
Montréal, Quebec
expohabitation.ca

February 10-12
Hamilton Spring Home & Garden Show
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum,
Mount Hope, Ontario
Ontariohomesshows.com

February 12-16
CHBA Home Building Week
in Canada
Fairmont Banff Springs,
Banff, AB
www.chba.ca

February 15
CANS Construction Workforce Summit
Halifax Convention Centre,
Halifax, Nova Scotia
cans.ns.ca/events

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BoC rate hikes may be over for 2023
Some analysts see the Bank of Canada (BoC) halting interest rate increases after it boosted the overnight rate by 25 basis points to 4.50 per cent on January 25, 2023. BoC marked an unprecedented eight straight increases in the past twelve months.

Rental vacancies tumbled to 1.9 per cent
Despite a marked increase in rental supply in many of Canada’s largest cities, surging demand pushed the national vacancy rate for purpose-built rental apartments down from 3.1 per cent to 1.9 per cent in 2022.

B.C. promises “one-stop shop” permit approvals
British Columbia unveiled a “one-stop shop” approach to provincial permitting to help speed up construction of new homes in the face of a housing crisis.



Edmonton tops in building permits approvals, GTA last
Alberta’s biggest cities topped 2022 Municipal Benchmarking Study released by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) released its ranking how local development processes, approvals, and charges affect housing affordability and supply across Canada.

Mortgage regulations could tighten further
As Canada’s housing sales plunge and prices in different markets plateau or tumble, the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) is dreaming up new ways to make it even harder to afford a home.

Caesarstone brings triple threat to Interior Design Show
Caesarstone, considered one of world’s largest suppliers of solid-surface kitchen countertops, has unveiled a triple threat of multi-materials at design shows this winter.

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