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Wood-frame building codes changing across Canada

The case for building taller wood-framed buildings is gaining traction with provinces and cities adapting their building codes to allow for taller wood structures. Most recently, Calgary announced a change to its rules allowing for six-storey buildings with wood frames, an increase from four-storeys. City planners hope this will encourage developers to build more mid-rise […]

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Maintain your new home to preserve its value

When we buy a home, we hope that it’ll be a great place to live. But we also hope to own a property that will see its value appreciate over time and become a nice retirement nest egg when the time comes. It’s important to maintain your property so it’ll help you achieve the retirement […]

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How to choose a builder for your home

If you’re looking to buy a preconstruction home, the process is slightly different than buying resale. You’ll have the floor plans to help you decide whether the home’s layout is suitable for your needs and by visiting the builder’s sales centre they can walk you through more details of what the finished product should look […]

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How to conduct a new home inspection – Interior

You’ve made a decision to purchase a  preconstruction home, you’ve scrapped together your savings and you purchased the home. Once that’s all said and then done, then comes the hard part for many people: waiting. One of the downfalls of buying a preconstruction home is you could wait years until your home is complete. You’re […]

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How to conduct a new home inspection – Exterior

When you buy a preconstruction home, you’ve committed to a home before you’ve seen it and before it’s even been built. You get a chance to live in a brand spanking new place from the floors to the appliances, but this doesn’t mean there won’t be any issues. The Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI) is a crucial […]

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How to conduct a new home inspection – Systems

If you’ve decided to purchase a newly built home, congratulations on your big purchase. Saving up the money needed to buy a home is no easy feat, but just because you’ve gone ahead and put down your deposit that doesn’t mean everything will go smoothly. Once construction is complete on your unit and it’s in […]

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How to Choose a Specialist to Help with Your Ontario HST Rebate

There are a few situations in which you might find yourself looking to apply for one of the two Ontario HST Rebates. You’re likely applying to get money back on a newly built or renovated home, or you could also apply for an HST rebate on a new condo. Either way, the HST rebate program […]

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Is Your Renovation Enough for the Ontario New Home Rebate

If you are planning a home renovation of your primary residence, you might be eligible for money back from the government through the Ontario New Home HST Rebate. The government rebate program, offered via Canada Revenue Agency, allows homeowners building a new home or renovating their home to get a portion of the amount spent […]

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