Publication: Industry News

  • Consumer Protection: New Homeowners Have Spoken

    Yes, once again it’s that time of year when Tarion presents the Homeowners’ Choice Awards — the only awards that give Ontario’s new home owners the power to have their builder recognized for outstanding performance.

  • Condo Market: Wood Is Good

    The market is great; everything is selling, but there’s not a lot of ‘everything’ out there. Both the new and resale market is aching for new product.

  • Real Insight - Modernizing The Home Inspection Industry Could Help To Further Protect Consumers In Ontario

    Ontario has recently introduced legislation under the Putting Consumers First Act that proposes to regulate inspection service companies. Currently, home inspectors are the only real estate-related professionals in Ontario that are not regulated.

  • Discover Innovation At The Green Living Show

    At this year’s Green Living Show, taking place April 7 to 9 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, you’ll find some truly ingenious products that combine innovation and sustainability.

  • Ikea Marks Earth Month

    Ikea is excited about all the possibilities there are to live more sustainably at home. Each of our small actions adds up if we do our part. That’s why Ikea wants to help everyone live a more sustainable life, but also make it available to as many people as possible because sustainable living shouldn’t be…

  • Crea Updates And Extends Housing Market Forecast

    The Canadian Real Estate Association (CREA) has updated its forecast for home sales activity via the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) Systems of Canadian real estate boards and associations in 2017 and 2018.

  • Record Month For Condo Sales As Lowrise Inventory Drops To Unprecedented Level

    February 2017 was a record breaking month for new condo apartment sales in the GTA, while the number of new lowrise homes available to buy reached unprecedented levels of scarcity, the Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) announced today.

  • Construction Trades Applaud Federal Budget

    Canada’s Building Trades Unions are pleased with the continued support the government has demonstrated for middle class families in the 2017 budget “Building a Strong Middle Class.” But the Progressive Contractors Association of Canada (PCA) — which welcomed the federal government’s budget commitments in the area of skills training — also cautioned against consistent deficit…

  • Budget Good For National Housing Strategy

    Habitat for Humanity is pleased that the budget invests in a range of initiatives designed to build, renew and repair Canada’s stock of affordable housing and ensure that Canadians have affordable housing that meets their needs. It is also encouraged to see additional funding to help address the need for improved housing in the North,…

  • Consumer Protection - Illegal Building - Why It Matters!

    Since March is Fraud Prevention Month, you would have heard a lot about how consumers can protect themselves from being victims of fraud.

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