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CHBA Q3 Housing Market Index Shows Rising Interest Rates Leading to Fewer Housing Starts

Posted on 11/24/2022
The 2022 Q3 release of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Housing Market Index (HMI) does not bode well for Canada’s need to build more homes. Multiple rate hikes to curb inflation have resulted in fewer people buying new homes, a resulta

Community celebrates success of Net Zero Energy Housing

Posted on 10/11/2022
Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) members are building a clean energy future that will strengthen the economy, create good jobs and support the natural resource sectors. On Monday, October 3rd, builder Zirnhelt Timber Frames (ZTF) marked the

Canadian Home Builders’ Association Reacts to Declining Homeownership Rates in Canada

Posted on 9/21/2022
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) was not surprised today by the 2021 census numbers related to housing and homeownership. The numbers show a continued decline in homeownership rates in Canada from 2016 and 2011.

HMI 2022 Q2: Builder sentiment plummets in the face of rising interest rates

Posted on 7/13/2022
The 2022 Q2 release of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Housing Market Index (HMI) shows the sobering impact that rising interest rates, added on top of ongoing challenges sourcing skilled trades professionals, is having on builder conf

Residential construction industry has record year, but will it be enough to meet housing demand?

Posted on 6/8/2022
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) released today its annual report on the performance of Canada’s residential construction industry, which details a record-setting year for the industry in its contribution to Canadian jobs, wages, and ec

2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence Winners Announced

Posted on 5/13/2022
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is proud to announce the winners for the 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, a national competition that recognizes excellence in new homes, renovations, communities and residential marketi

HMI 2022 Q1: Builder Confidence Continues Growing, Though Supply Chain and Labour Challenges Persist

Posted on 9/21/2022
The 2022 Q1 release of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) Housing Market Index (HMI) shows builder confidence continues to grow even amid ongoing supply chain and labour challenges that continue to add to the cost of homes and delay const

CHBA Welcomes Federal Budget and its Support for Housing Supply – Next, Up To Municipalities

Posted on 4/7/2022
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) welcomed many measures in today’s Federal budget, particularly those supporting and encouraging more market-rate housing supply and affordability. Canada’s supply shortage has been long recognized by the

2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence Finalists Named

Posted on 3/15/2022
The Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2022 CHBA National Awards for Housing Excellence, a national competition that recognizes excellence in new homes, renovations, community development, and resi

CHBA Launches Initiative Towards Cost-Effective Net Zero Energy Ready Residential Renovations

Posted on 2/23/2022
The Canadian home Builders’ Association (CHBA), with support from Natural Resources Canada, officially announced a new 5-year initiative towards cost-effective net zero energy ready residential renovations.

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