BUDGET 2019: what you need to know about housing.

Last week, Finance Minister Bill Morneau unveiled the Liberal government’s final budget. The main focus was primarily on housing affordability and supply as multiple measures targeted first-time homeowners:     Source: Canadian Home Builders’ Association   FIRST TIME HOMEBUYER INCENTIVE: Starting in 2019/2020, the incentive will provide up to $1.25 billion (over three years) to approximately … Continue reading BUDGET 2019: what you need to know about housing.

How the Construction and Home Building Industries are Supporting Women in Trades

  Since 2015, the percentage of women participating in our industry has grown. Up from three percent, women now make up almost five percent of the workforce. According to the Ontario Construction Forecast, this growth has been driven by increased wages and stable job prospects. However, this same forecast shows that the percentage of women … Continue reading How the Construction and Home Building Industries are Supporting Women in Trades

BURLINGTON MAYOR PROPOSES AND COUNCIL APPROVES DEVELOPMENT “FREEZE” FOR DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Interim Control Bylaw (PB-36-19) imposes temporary prohibition or limitation on the development of Urban Growth Center and the areas around the Burlington GO station.   NO NOTICE Only hours before it was intended for consideration, a report by staff on behalf of Burlington Mayor Marianne Meed Ward was released, proposing an Interim Control Bylaw (ICB) … Continue reading BURLINGTON MAYOR PROPOSES AND COUNCIL APPROVES DEVELOPMENT “FREEZE” FOR DOWNTOWN BURLINGTON AND SURROUNDING AREAS

Green Resolutions – the Benefits of the LEED® Certification Process

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to expand your skillset with new training, the LEED® Certification Process may be exactly what you’re looking for. It’s not mandatory, but if you choose to participate, the training offers many benefits. The education is specific to your trade, whether you’re a project manager, an electrician, or … Continue reading Green Resolutions – the Benefits of the LEED® Certification Process

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT HAMILTON-HALTON HOME BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It is time for us to look back with gratitude at the successes 2018 has brought us and look forward with positivity to all that 2019 will bring. We are thankful to do this surrounded by the support of all our members. We wish you the very … Continue reading HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US AT HAMILTON-HALTON HOME BUILDERS’ ASSOCIATION

New Home Delays. How to Protect Yourself as a Builder.

As a good standing member of the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association (HHHBA), you want to deliver every new home you build on time (and preferably, on budget too). Sometimes, home building is smooth, simple, and seamless. Everything goes according to plan and you – and your customer – are satisfied with the process and results. … Continue reading New Home Delays. How to Protect Yourself as a Builder.