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.

Lessons Learned from the Construction of Tim Hortons Field

In 2012: Ivor Wynne Stadium – while it had its charms and 84 years of history inside of it – was badly outdated and in dire need of replacement. In 2014: With much fanfare and anticipation, Tim Hortons Field opened as a civic and sporting jewel all Hamiltonians could take pride in. But the years … Continue reading Lessons Learned from the Construction of Tim Hortons Field

4 Questions Every New Home Builder Should Ask Their Clients

As a member in good standing with the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association, your mandate is to: Give your clients what they want. Deliver beautiful new homes in a timely, professional, and efficient manner. When meeting with prospective customers, you can expect to be asked a ton of questions about things like your work, your processes, … Continue reading 4 Questions Every New Home Builder Should Ask Their Clients

Going Away for Vacation? Secure Your Home with These Tips.

You’re thinking about your vacation and you can’t wait to hop on that plane and jet away to somewhere warm and sunny for the week. (You deserve it, after all). Before heading to the airport, you’ll want to ensure your home is properly secured beyond just locking the doors and setting the alarm (if you … Continue reading Going Away for Vacation? Secure Your Home with These Tips.

7 Things Every New Home Construction Buyer Should Research (Infographic)

Buying and moving into any new house is exciting. However, when it’s a new construction build – and you’re the first who gets to call it “home” – that provides its own special experience. As you research home building companies, you’ll eventually find a builder who has everything you’re looking for. Before signing any paperwork, … Continue reading 7 Things Every New Home Construction Buyer Should Research (Infographic)

Editorial: The ‘other’ factors of housing affordability – it’s not just about price.

There has been lots written on the price of housing, and its impact on housing affordability for all sectors of the population. But coupled with the price of housing are two other factors: incomes that are not keeping pace with housing prices, and mortgage rules that affect who is allowed to enter the housing market. … Continue reading Editorial: The ‘other’ factors of housing affordability – it’s not just about price.

Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?

I am often confronted with the comment: Growth doesn’t pay for growth. This is usually followed by the question: why should taxpayers finance growth? And I smile. You see, I believe that generally growth DOES pay for growth. And I believe if it was broken down for people, they might just be a little surprised … Continue reading Editorial: Does Growth really pay for growth?