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Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017
Residential
Tuesday January 30 2018

Residential Construction, Single-family Home Sales Decline 58% in 2017

The supply shortage that helped drive up the average price of a newly built, single-family home 23 per cent year-over-year in December, to $1.23 million, will...

Sask. Residential Construction Trails National Average
Residential
Tuesday January 30 2018

Sask. Residential Construction Trails National Average

A new report by Statistics Canada suggests residential construction numbers in Saskatchewan are lagging behind the rest of the country.

New Home Construction Rebounds in Alberta
Residential
Thursday January 4 2018

New Home Construction Rebounds in Alberta

New home construction in Alberta continues to rebound, led by growth in single-family homes.

Grenfell Insulation Was Acceptable Only with Non-Combustible Cladding
Residential
Tuesday July 18 2017

Grenfell Insulation Was Acceptable Only with Non-Combustible Cladding

Warnings that insulation used on the Grenfell Tower should only be used with non-combustible cladding were in place from as far back as 2014, the latest...

Poverty, Earthquakes and the Need for a New Orthodoxy
Residential
Friday July 7 2017

Poverty, Earthquakes and the Need for a New Orthodoxy

About 75 per cent of the deaths that occur during earthquakes are caused by building failure rather than the actual earthquakes themselves. And the sad fact...

US Housing Starts Fell 2.6% in April
Residential
Wednesday May 17 2017

US Housing Starts Fell 2.6% in April

Construction of new US homes fell for a second straight month in April, pushing activity to the lowest point in five months.

British ‘New Home Sales’ Reach 10 Year High
Residential
Thursday May 4 2017

British ‘New Home Sales’ Reach 10 Year High

The number of homes being built at the start of 2017 in Britain is the highest in a decade, according to an industry body.

Vancouver: Trump Developer Sues Construction Firm for Alleged Shoddy Work
Residential
Tuesday January 31 2017

Vancouver: Trump Developer Sues Construction Firm for Alleged Shoddy Work

The Holborn group accuses contractor of not having proper schedule or systems for quality control

Apartment Developments Push US Residential Construction Higher
Residential
Saturday January 21 2017

Apartment Developments Push US Residential Construction Higher

U.S. builders ramped up home construction in December, led by a surge of apartment building, while single-family houses lagged.

Residential
Jun 20 2018
US Housing Starts Jump 5 per Cent in May

A surge of construction drove US housing starts up five per cent in May from the prior month - the strongest pace since July 2007.

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Residential
Jan 23 2018
US Residential Construction Tumbled 8.2 per cent in December

Groundbreakings on new homes fell 8.2 per cent in December, with builders ending 2017 by slowing down their construction of single-family houses.

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Residential
Jan 4 2018
Homeowners Should Ask More Questions

A recent report published by TrustedPros, a nation-wide contractor review website, states that 70 per cent of surveyed Canadian contractors do not think homeowners do enough...

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Residential
12 Dec, 2017
Canada's Residential Construction Market is Booming

The trend in housing starts was 226,270 units in November 2017, compared to 216,642 units in October 2017, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)....

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