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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Ontario Home Builders’ Association honours BILD at annual awards

Ontario Home Builders’ Association honours BILD at annual awards

The Building Industry and Land Development Association (BILD) has been named Local Association of the Year for 2015 by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA). BILD represents about 1,400 companies in land development, home building and professional renovation industries in the GTA. The OHBA awards are given for association members who have “gone above and… Continue Reading

Global commercial real estate industry lags in IT use: survey

Global commercial real estate industry lags in IT use: survey

The exact number of foreign investors who own Canadian residential real estate property remains unknown. Until now, no one has kept track of this with any accuracy. The exact number of foreign commercial real estate properties held by Canadian investors is clear, however. In New York City, the latest statistics show, Canadians make up the… Continue Reading

Student debt not a big deterrent to homeownership, Zillow finds

Student debt not a big deterrent to homeownership, Zillow finds

Student debt is widely blamed for delaying graduates’ entry into the real estate market. How can someone save for a down payment, never mind make mortgage payments, when he or she is paying off a huge student loan? The Canadian Federation of Students states the familiar argument that graduates with debt are disadvantaged, compared to… Continue Reading

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Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

Rental Fairness Act: Act of kindness, or barrier to affordable housing? Either way, it will change everything for renters.

With 1.2 million rental households in Ontario, frequently rented from condo-owners, the stakes are high for Ontario residents in a “fairness” rental act. Ontario is following through on their announcements of rent control reform. A news release from Ontario’s Ministry of Housing makes it clear The Rental Fairness Act, 2017, is a coming reality. It’s safe…

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Ask the Lawyer: Condo owner worried about legalization of marijuana, if “every household can grow 4 plants… damage could be vast”

Reader Question “I have one concern that is up coming and both Property Management Corp and the Board of Directors should address: it is the legalization of marijuana. With that, every household can grow 4 plants at home. However, if we allow growth of marijuana in a condo unit, the damage could be vast; affecting…

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printed homes from recycled materials are both green and economical; ideal for low-cost housing?

3D printing is not new to the construction industry, although a new development from Apis Cor may make it more practical for some applications such as low-cost housing in Municipalities. Unlike older 3D printers, which run on tracks inside “factories” to produce components, the Apis Cor is the first 3D printer that is mobile enough…

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