Association Leadership Awards recognize the leaders within CHBA
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4d ago
Every year, volunteer members, HBAs and their staff work tirelessly to build strong communities, strengthen the industry and give back to cities, towns and neighbourhoods across Canada. The CHBA Association Leadership Awards honour the leaders within our Association – both individuals and our local and provincial homebuilders’ associations. This year’s honours were given out during CHBA’s Home Building Week in Canada in Saint John, NB. Congratulations to the very deserving recipients, who you can learn more about on the next pages. Andy Oding, Member of The YearMember of the Year – Andy Oding ..read more
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2024 Interior finishes
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by admin_mcc
1w ago
When it comes to home interior finishes, there’s a rainbow of colourful choices to help light up your customers’ lives. Bright ones. Darker, soothing ones. Decorative wallpaper. Woven carpets, rugs and flooring that will take everything today’s kids and pets can dish out. Let’s take a look at the benefits of some of these new products. Graham & Brown’s easy way Wall decorators Graham & Brown have a way to make hanging the company’s wallpapers and murals easy without affecting the finish and quality of the product. It’s called “Paste the Wall” technology. Instead of applying paste to ..read more
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The future of energy efficiency
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by Building Excellence
2w ago
SPONSORED CONTENT JELD-WEN’s JWC8500 series window is leading the industry with impressive new performance standards    More and more, climate change is affecting our daily lives. Increasingly unpredictable and extreme weather make it especially difficult to navigate our already challenging Canadian climate. Energy conservation and cost of living are now prime determining factors in the quality and aesthetic of a home for Canadians, and prioritizing energy efficiency is more important than ever before. JELD-WEN is proud to offer support in the form of their JWC8500 series window ..read more
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Developers require more certainty to initiate housing projects
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by Building Excellence
3w ago
By Ted Tsiakopoulos Senior Economist Drastic shifts in costs, revenues and housing market trends in recent years have led some highrise residential developers to pause or cancel housing projects. By now you have heard about One Bloor – an 85-plus storey highrise development in the heart of Toronto that has gone into receivership. It is one example of what could go wrong when market volatility and uncertainty become the norm and not the exception. Other developers having faced similar challenges include China’s Country Garden and Evergrande. In larger urban housing markets where more housing su ..read more
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Purchaser defaults in today’s real estate market
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by Building Excellence
3w ago
By Rachel Puma Robins Appleby An increased number of purchasers are defaulting on the purchase of residential homes, whether condominium or lowrise freehold homes. This is particularly the case for homes sold at high prices at peak market (particularly in late 2021 and early 2022). The long and short of it is that certain purchasers are simply unable to secure adequate financing to purchase the home on the closing date. In that case, many developers have been working in good faith with purchasers to keep the deal alive; most often, by permitting extensions to the closing dates in order to give ..read more
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It’s time for stakeholders to take action on Canada’s Indigenous housing crisis
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by Building Excellence
3w ago
By Nick Ainis Fusioncorp Developments  With 17.1 per cent of Indigenous people living in overcrowded housing, and within that umbrella 40.1 per cent of Inuit, 21.4 per cent of First Nations and 7.9 per cent of Metis, a solution to their housing crisis is imminently important. The reasons for this crisis are many. First, Indigenous families are not permitted to own their own homes on reserve land, which belongs to the Crown or the First Nations. As homeownership is valued in Canada as a desirable way to put down roots in a community and raise a family, this situation must change. About 70 ..read more
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Focused Apprenticeship Skills Training key to introducing youth to trades
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by Building Excellence
3w ago
By Richard Lyall RESCON To get more young people into the skilled trades in construction, it is imperative that we educate them at an early age about the myriad well-paying career opportunities that are available. Many youths have no desire to go to college or university and may prefer to pursue a career in the trades which will enable them to earn while they learn and pick up valuable skills to last a lifetime. Others may go through post-secondary education, only to find out it wasn’t their passion. There will be plenty of jobs to fill in the trades, so it is critical that we end the stigma a ..read more
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Advancing industry priorities – a recap of CHBA’s Home Building Week in Canada
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by admin_mcc
3w ago
By Matt McCurrach, CHBA President Last month, industry leaders came together in Saint John, NB for CHBA’s annual Home Building Week in Canada. Exciting meetings and events took place throughout the week, from advancing the association’s priorities during CHBA’s pre-conference Committee and Council meetings to celebrating the best in homebuilding and renovation across the country in the conference itself. During Home Building Week in Canada, now Past President Sue Wastell – who, over the 15 months she was President attended more than 40 local, provincial and national events (an association reco ..read more
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Introducing the winners of the 2024 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence
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by admin_mcc
1M ago
Leaders in the homebuilding, renovating and marketing communities once again gathered for the prestigious Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) National Awards for Housing Excellence recently, this year staged in Saint John, NB. Forty-eight awards for excellence in housing were presented to the best of the best during CHBA’s Home Building Week in Canada. It was a record-breaking year for the competition, with more than 900 entries from across the country, making each of the 48 categories highly contested. “This year was our largest awards competition ever,” says CEO Kevin Lee. “We receive ..read more
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The many challenges of windows and doors
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by admin_mcc
1M ago
Meeting homeowner needs when it comes to choosing the right windows and doors is crucial. You have to know how to satisfy those needs JELD-WEN battles climate change As Canada’s weather gets more extreme due to climate change, the need for energy-efficient products that stand up to the elements is greater than ever. To meet the challenge, JELD-WEN of Canada has the innovative 8500 series window, “meticulously engineered to exceed customer expectations with the perfect blend of style, performance and energy savings.” “In terms of new products, the JWC8500 series of windows are 2030-rated with ..read more
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