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Monthly Archives: August 2014

Electricity and renewable energy sector needs women workers

Electricity and renewable energy sector needs women workers

The job benefits are impressive: stable work environment, cutting edge technology, high employment rate, opportunities for learning and growth, high job satisfaction, high salaries, and high demand. Why, then, aren’t the applicants flocking to take advantage? It’s complicated. The short answer is, women still don’t choose to go into the skilled trades, and the jobs… Continue Reading

New home sales up sharply in GTA

New home sales up sharply in GTA

Booming home sales in Toronto and the GTA are widespread, not confined to resales and not limited to one type of home or another. Sales of new homes, both “ground-related” and high-rise, are continuing to show strength as the summer of 2014 progresses. The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) and RealNet Canada, BILD’s… Continue Reading

Cement industry not impressed by wood proponents’ claims

Cement industry not impressed by wood proponents’ claims

The Cement Association of Canada (CAC) has taken another shot at the wood industry in Ontario, claiming that the Ontario government’s proposed building code amendments to allow the construction of mid-rise buildings made of wood will result in unsafe buildings. Taller wood buildings are not the answer to affordable housing, the CAC states in a… Continue Reading

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Even with a dip in home sales, as markets adjust to new rules, new home pricing remains high due to low supply and “right sizing” dilemma

Even with a dip in home sales, as markets adjust to new rules, new home pricing remains high due to low supply and “right sizing” dilemma

Although some recent reports show a drop in actual resale sales — in the short-term dramatic double digit drops according to some brokers — prices are showing no sign of dropping on new homes.[1] The Building Industry and Land Development Association recently released data detailing rising costs for new detached and semi-detached homes, as well…

Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Living comfortably in 500 square feet or less; modular convertible multi-purpose furniture makes the difference

Size is relative. An object that is small to you may be quite large to another person, and vice versa. The same holds true for nearly everything. A relatively small space that leaves one person feeling claustrophobic can — with a little planning and some modular furniture (see videos below) —  be considered spacious and…

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

More Ontario rules: modest help for seniors and refugees and immigrating nominees

Ontario has recently introduced legislation geared toward homebuyers and seniors. If the legislation passes, it should make housing much more affordable — although the intended result isn’t always the same as the final outcome in a real market.     Aside from the 15% Non-Resident Speculation Tax (previously reported>>) for non-Canadian citizens, non-permanent residents, and non-Canadian…

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