Concrete Cracks in New Homes

Every year the Greater Ottawa Home Builders Association office receives calls of concern about cracks that have appeared in the basement walls or floors of a new home. This column …

The Changing Face of Housing

Canadians often talk about the accelerating pace of change in today’s world and speculate about where it’s all going to end. The integration of mobile phone technology and computers is probably …

Tracking New Home Buyers Wants and Needs

Understanding the market and customer base is essential for all industries and the companies therein. In 2014-2015, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) and Avid Ratings Canada conducted the first nationwide …

The Next Tax on New Home Buyers

 Many Ontario residents don’t realize that the main cause of today’s housing affordability problem is constantly increasing taxes. Over the past 25 years the tax bill on a new home …