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December 2021 new-home sales finish the year strong

January 17, 2022

By: Anita Murray, All Things Home | January 17, 2022   Photo credit: December 2021 recorded the highest new-home sales for the month in over a decade. . . New-home sales were up in December but, overall, 2021 saw fewer sales than the COVID-disrupted 2020 new-home market. There were 393 sales last month, up 37 per cent compared…

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January 14, 2022

By Tracy Hanes With accessible design making strides, builders’ options are growing This group doesn’t want to be defined by their age or disability, Kafka says. They want their homes to reflect who they are and are rejecting institutional-looking environments and products. “As much as I’d love to say aging-in-place is driving this change, what’s…

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COVID-19 Industry Update – January 4, 2022

January 5, 2022

Good afternoon, As part of our ongoing communication with members, we wanted to provide the following update: 1) New Home Construction and Renovation Not Affected by New COVID Restrictions The provincial government announced yesterday a return to a Modified Step 2 as of Wednesday, January 5 for a minimum of 3 weeks (at least January…

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Event – Breakfast Social with Mayor Jim Watson

December 14, 2021

The Future of Ottawa’s Housing Market We are excited to announce our new Breakfast Social event coming in March, 2022, sponsored by Tomlinson Group. For this event we are welcoming Ottawa Mayor, Jim Watson, and David Coletto, Founding Partner & CEO of Abacus Data to talk about the future of Ottawa’s Housing Market. David Coletto…

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Post your job now to hire a student for May 2022!

December 10, 2021

Algonquin College co-op students are eager to start applying to your jobs for the summer! Hiring an Algonquin College co-op student is a great way to access some of Ottawa’s top talent, don’t miss out and post your jobs on HireAC before January 18th to be included in the first round of hiring. Students are taught by industry…

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Ottawa-based green builders capture two 2020 EnerQuality Awards

December 3, 2021

By: Patrick Langston, All Things Home | December 02, 2021   Two, much-awarded, Ottawa-based housing leaders have added to their trophy collection with wins at the 2020 EnerQuality Awards. RND Construction won green renovation project of the year for an art deco project in Rockcliffe Park and Minto Communities, founded and still headquartered in Ottawa, won Ontario green builder of…

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City launches Better Homes Ottawa – Loan Program to help homeowners make energy efficiency improvements

November 24, 2021

Through the new Better Homes Ottawa – Loan Program, homeowners can get a zero-interest loan of up to the lesser of $125,000 or 10 per cent of the current value of their home to cover the cost of home energy improvements. Measures eligible for financing through the program include: Basement, attic and exterior wall insulation…

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38th Annual Housing Design Awards – And the winner is…….

November 23, 2021

By: Anita Murray, All Things Home | November 19, 2021   Inviting new homes, clever renovations, sophisticated kitchens and bathrooms, unexpected housing details: In a year that could have seen reduced interest thanks to the upheaval and distraction of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ottawa designers, builders and renovators found a way to carry on, finishing enough projects to enter…

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Ontario Needs One Million New Homes in the Next Ten Years

November 16, 2021

New research shows that over the next decade, 83,000 homes need to be built in Ottawa to keep up with a growing number of new families. Ontario’s population is growing rapidly, which will require the building of one million new homes in the next ten years. Baby Needs a New Home, a new research paper…

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