Stories Tagged - Canadian Home Builders Association
April 20, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl
Jayman's new net-zero homes make energy-efficient design more familiar and accessible for Calgary homebuyers
Jayman Built recently unveiled its Quantum Performance Ultra E-Home upgrade, which results in a home designed and constructed to produce as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis.
Sept. 18, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi
Sept. 18, 2019 | Gerald Vander Pyl
March 20, 2019 | Mario Toneguzzi
Jan. 17, 2018 | Mario Toneguzzi
Guy Huntingford knows the value of providing people with useful and interesting information.
After all, the CEO of BILD Calgary Region was once in the newspaper business, as a publisher at both the Calgary Herald and the Calgary Sun.
That background gave him the spark needed to put together the Smarter Growth Initiative, a BILD-affiliated entity whose tagline is "fostering conversation about urban development," nearly four years ago.
July 27, 2017 | Tyler Difley
It doesn't take much asking around to find people with horror stories about renovations gone wrong, and many of those stories stem from negative experiences with contractors. Finding the right contractor(s) for your specific needs and budget is a crucial part of making your renovation dream into a reality, so it pays to do your homework.
The following is a list of questions from the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) to ask any contractor before you hire them:
Dec. 02, 2016 | Barb Livingstone
As the federal government moves closer toward a national strategy on housing, key Alberta stakeholder groups say recognition of different local and regional challenges is critical to any policy changes.
"We are encouraged the federal government is doing this, but we are hoping its actions will be localized," said Kevin McNichol, vice-president of strategy for the Calgary Homeless Foundation, leader of the city's plan to end homelessness.
"In Calgary, we have the highest median income in the country, so it might be easy to overlook us. But we also have the lowest rate of affordable housing in Canada."
Dec. 07, 2016 | Kathleen Renne
Billed as the first of its kind in Alberta, Calgary's Community Housing Affordability Collective (CHAC) launched earlier this month as a collaborative engine for improving housing affordability in the city.
While a number of local organizations already exist to address barriers to shelter, CHAC is unique is its collaborative approach, said Kim O'Brien, executive director of Horizon Housing Society and co-chair of the CHAC steering community.
Oct. 26, 2016 | Marty Hope
Getting into your "ideal" home might be more difficult following the introduction of new federal regulations pertaining to insured mortgages.
Under new regulations introduced this week, all mortgages must be "stress-tested" at the posted rate instead of negotiated rates that have recently been around 2.5 per cent.
Previously, only mortgages with a term less than five years, as well as any variable-rate mortgages, had to qualify at the benchmark rate.
June 30, 2016 | Joel Schlesinger
Cars aren't going anywhere soon, and neither is Calgary homebuyers' desire for neighbourhoods – or condominiums for that matter – that support their automobile-driven lifestyles, say housing experts.
While much is being made about efforts to create a more pedestrian-friendly city that focuses on "vertical growth," Calgarians still very much enjoy the freedom that comes with driving an automobile. And they
want their residence — whether it's a condo, townhome or single-detached house — to support their yen for putting the pedal to the metal, said Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. (CMHC) regional economist Lai Sing Louie.
"Most people still want parking," he said. "They want the freedom to come and go with a car at their disposal, and they're willing to pay a lot of money to afford that."