Home Builders Welcome Public Transit, Infrastructure and Housing Investments in Federal Budget
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the inaugural National Awards for Housing Excellence,
British Columbia Housing Awards announce the winning entries at the 2016 Georgie Gala Event on Friday, March 11, 2016.
Burnaby, British Columbia (February 16, 2016) – Effective February 17, the purchase of a qualifying new housing unit valued at up to $750,000 will be exempt from the Property Transfer Tax (PTT).
BURNABY (December 16, 2015) – One of the main changes in the new provincial Building Act that became law in March 2015 was the introduction of the concept of consistency of building requirements between provincial and municipal authorities. This section of the Act is being phased in; the two-year transition period began on December 15, 2015. Going forward, the Province is the sole authority to set building requirements (except in the City of Vancouver and on federal lands and reserves). This move will streamline the building regulatory system
November 28, 2015 - Consumers are the big winners in this year's Georgie Awards, as builders, renovators and others involved with building B.C.'s communities continue to step up their game. Once again, submissions to the Canadian Home Builders' Association of British Columbia's awards reflect the high level of quality, skill, professionalism and excellence of the association's members...
OTTAWA (November 4, 2015) – Following today’s swearing in of the new federal Cabinet, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) welcomed several new Ministers with housing-related portfolios.
CHBA Actions Result in Canada Post Suspending $200 CMB Fee Indefinitely - $120M in Savings and Counting
OTTAWA (August 4, 2015) - The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) was pleased that the importance of home renovation to the Canadian economy was recognized today with Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s announcement that, if re-elected, the Conservative Party would re-establish a permanent Home Renovation Tax Credit. This is a measure that CHBA has long recommended to all national political parties as a policy that will help address affordability and combat the underground economy.
TORONTO (May 12, 2015)- Results of an inaugural survey of recent new home buyers across Canada were released today illuminating the nationwide trends in current home buyer preferences. Conducted and produced by Avid Ratings Canada in partnership with the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA), the first-of-its-kind survey reveals new data in more than 50 in-depth areas of home design, building features, buying preferences and demographics.