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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Grant to women highlights big problem of non-traditional work

Grant to women highlights big problem of non-traditional work

Why do so few women still work as engineers, architects and construction workers? It’s a persistent problem—in some male-dominated occupations, there has been no meaningful gain by women in decades.  Today the federal government announced that it is giving the Canadian Association of Women in Construction (CAWIC) $250,000 to help find answers. The money is… Continue Reading

Alberta latest province to mandate new home warranty

Alberta latest province to mandate new home warranty

Albertans are about to join their fellow Canadians in British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec in having warranty protection for new homes. Legislation takes effect on February 1 making it mandatory for all new homes built in the province to be covered by warranty protection. The New Home Buyer Protection Act about to take effect… Continue Reading

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction open for entries

Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction open for entries

There are many international award-granting competitions for architecture throughout the world, but perhaps none has the unique breadth of vision and dedication to future-oriented projects as the Holcim Awards for Sustainable Construction. The Holcim Awards competition celebrates “projects and visions” that contribute to a more sustainable built environment around the world. Total prize money is… Continue Reading

Canadian realtor ranking site launches

Canadian realtor ranking site launches

Canadians looking for a real estate agent to work with in buying or selling a home now have a new tool to use in finding that agent. Today marked the launch of RankMyAgent.com, a “one-stop online portal” that provides user-generated reviews and other information to Canadians in the real estate market. Launched by a real… Continue Reading

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Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

Ten reasons why condos might be the “Goldilocks” solution to your urban home needs

For Toronto- or Vancouver-based home-owners “Goldilocks” may seem like a dream in the face of double digit increases in home values. Even with the recent increase in listings, and the multi-point plan by Government to cool markets, the bargains are not to be found in resale homes and condos. Goldilocks market seems like a far-off…

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

My boomerang story: what I learned about how to stop your adult kids from boomeranging back into your home.

By Sassa Brown I was a Boomerang kid. I didn’t want to be. I had to be. This is my story. But first, let me explain that your kids know you are anxious to settle down and relax. They want you to enjoy yourselves in peace and quiet, with the knowledge that they raised good, well-adjusted children….

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

Ontario home-buyers face Goldilocks housing dilemma with 70% unable to find homes that meet their needs

According to a recent report by the Canadian Center for Economic Analysis, approximately 70% of Ontario’s residents are unable to find housing that adequately meets the needs of their household.     While many residents are unable to find houses that are big enough, others are finding it difficult to locate houses that are small…

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