LJM Developments is an award-winning, real estate development and investment company, based in Burlington, ON. The company name is made up of the founder’s initials, Mr. Liaquat Javaid Mian, a Chartered Accountant with a wealth of experience in finance and project management. WATERVIEW CONDOMINIUMS IN GRIMSBY LJM Developments’ core focus is to invest, develop and … Continue reading MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: LJM DEVELOPMENTS
What is a Zoning Bylaw? A zoning bylaw controls the use of land in your community. It states exactly: How land may be used Where buildings and other structures can be located The types of buildings that are permitted and how they may be used Lot sizes and dimensions, parking requirements, building heights and … Continue reading What is a Zoning By-law
Change. It is something that for most of us, is not easy to accept. But we all know that change is inevitable. We see our children grow, we see how technology has impacted our lives. Sometimes we accept and appreciate it and at other times, we wish for an alternative. Regardless, change occurs, and it … Continue reading Editorial: Embracing change in Burlington.
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.
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
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
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
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
If you have ever been to a local city council meeting or spoke with someone who is deep into local politics, you have most likely heard the term “Official Plan”. Nearly all municipalities in Ontario and Canada for that matter have what is called an Official Plan. This document might sound ominous and important, … Continue reading What is an Official Plan
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.