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Market Still Slow Despite Slight Increase in Builder Confidence due to Plateau on Interest Rate Hike

Posted on 5/30/2023
Today’s release of the 2023 Q1 Housing Marketing Index (HMI) coming from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association indicates that builder confidence is still low but has slightly risen, as high interest rates and prices keep many prospective buyers on

Federal Funding to CHBA to Support Energy-Efficient Home Construction and Renovations across Canada

Posted on 5/29/2023
Today, Julie Dabrusin, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources and to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced $1.3 million in funding to CHBA over five years to accelerate the uptake of innovative technologies f

Minto Communities GTA and Metropia unveil Markham’s First Net Zero Home

Posted on 4/21/2023
Today the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is recognizing CHBA Members Minto Communities GTA and Metropia for the first Net Zero Home qualified under CHBA’s Net Zero Home Labelling Program, located in Markham’s highly sought-after Union Vil

2023 Federal Budget Housing Measures at a Glance

Posted on 3/28/2023
Budget 2023 reinforced all of the housing commitments from last year’s budget—a budget many referred to as “the housing budget”—without much in the way of new actions for this year. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) was pleased that the

CHBA Welcomes Opportunity for Municipalities to Unlock Market-Rate Housing Supply Through the HAF

Posted on 3/17/2023
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) welcomed many measures announced in today’s release of the details of the federal Housing Accelerator Fund (HAF), particularly those supporting and encouraging municipalities to facilitate more market-ra

2023 CHBA Home Buyer Preference Survey results indicate what Canadians expect from their homes

Posted on 3/15/2023
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) has released the 2023 Canadian Home Buyer Preferences, a publication and data set from the annual CHBA Home Buyer Preference Survey, a nationwide market research study powered by Avid Ratings Canada. The

2023 CHBA Association Leadership Award Winners Announced

Posted on 2/17/2023
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the winners of its Association Leadership Awards. Presented during CHBA’s Home Building Week in Canada, these prestigious awards showcase the contributions, qualities and accomplis

Underused Housing Tax Act

Posted on 2/8/2023
Notice to Members: The federal Underused Housing Tax (UHT) Act unfortunately can affect nearly all builder and developer members across the country. Hopefully as a CHBA member you have already been contacted by your accountant about this issue, but i

Association Action on Prohibition of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act and Regulations

Posted on 2/7/2023
The purpose of this Notice is to update members on the Association’s actions, and the Government of Canada response thus far, regarding the Prohibition of Residential Property by Non-Canadians Act and its subsequent Regulations. CHBA, along with BILD

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