The (CHBA) recently surveyed its home builder and developer members across Canada to assess the impact of the federal government’s mortgage stress test, introduced just over one year ago. The survey results point to growing consumer difficulties when it comes to securing a mortgage.
The Government of Canada has announced new details about their shared equity mortgage program, dubbed the First-Time Home Buyer Incentive, and indicated the program will officially launch on September 2nd. Having a firm launch date will provide much-needed certainty about the federal program. The delay since the announcement in March has caused some prospective home buyers… Continue reading More Details Released about First-Time Home Buyer Incentive
GMHBA is proud to announce the winner of our spring contest in partnership with Home Hardware Building Centres Elmwood / Dieppe / Magnetic Hill & Downey’s. This contest was a way to officially launch the Underground Economy campaign and it was a success. We have have reached 1000 page likes and over 50,000 hits from… Continue reading Underground Economy Launch Campaign
All Canadians now have free access to Codes Canada publications through the NRC Virtual Store. Electronic and downloadable editions of the National Building Code, the National Fire Code, the National Plumbing Code, and the National Energy Code for Buildings, as well as the provincial codes published by the National Research Council, are free of charge. CHBA… Continue reading New! Free Access to National Codes